Originally posted by Mild Mannered MadmanInstead of just using ECW, just do a 2 hour weekend program of classic WWF/WCW/ECW footage.
I agree 100%.
I think this is really Vince's great untapped source of revenue. Instead of looking to expensive big names to shore up flagging ratings, why not do something like this? Or an all wrestling channel even?
I'll probably get flamed for this but I'll put it in anyway:
ECW is dead. Just like WCW is dead. Having VKM in control of "ECW"(tm) is like having VKM in control of the "WCW"(tm) that we saw on RAW and HEAT. WCW died the day VKM bought it. As soon as he decided not to bring in WCW franchise figures like Sting, S. Steiner and Goldberg, WCW did not stand a chance of surviving.
As it stands today, WWE is already a merger of WWF, WCW and ECW. Vince owns Bischoff and Heymen. There are already 2 WWE brands, so does it really need a third? The ECW archival footage is the asset. If they combine it with WCW and WWF footage, it's a goldmine. That's where the money is.
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Originally posted by It's FalseCourtesy of 1wrestling.com:
"WWE had their stockholder meeting this morning at The World in New York. The main details that came out were the following...
In the biggest news of the meeting, Vince said that he wants to bring ECW back and give it its own late night time slot. He then added that he is trying to purchase all of ECW's video footage in bankruptcy court."
Is anybody...and I mean ANYBODY buying this?!
The only way I want to see ECW back is if it was the same ECW it was back before they died and before they went under.
Let's see VKM rent Viking Hall, get the music back, get the attitude back, adn get the talent back. Think he can do it all without flashy ring entrances, fireworks, huge video screens, and anything else?
I lied ECW because it had a raw attitude to it. These guys were busting their asses for small crowds, while WWF shows were boring people with three minute matches and fifteen minute promos for larger crowds.
Nope, me neither.
If we can get ECW back, I want to see "EC F'n W", not Vince McMahon's WWECW.
EDIT: spelling, and other thoughts added.
(edited by SOK on 30.9.02 2051) Storm 1:08 says Air Canada sucks!
In case anyone is wondering what the former WCW referee is up to... http://www.necwwrestling.com/Profiles/Dickinson.htm I met the guy once and he seemed pretty nice. He had a program with Perry Saturn I believe.