The Sci-Fi Network is preparing a press release that will be released once either Vince or Linda McMahon approve the wording. It is expected to be released within the next week, possibly before Raw on Monday, and unless there is a late change, ECW will start on the network with a weekly time slot in mid-to-late June.
This certainly can't hurt the relaunch attempt I would think.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaThere are those who say Dr. Who is too extreme even for ECW. And we would be hard pressed not to agree.
Unedited! Uncensored! Never before seen! It's the night Seven of Nine danced atop the ECW Arena!
I was thinking more of Grace Park ("Boomer" from the new "Battlestar Galactica") dancing atop the ECW Arena.
"Speaking of Thomases, I loved your recent Atrocious GM Summit column, although I think that you flatter Isiah Thomas far too much by suggesting that he is merely one of a number of atrocious GMs. The truth is that Rob Babcock and Billy King are Einstein next to him. The mess he is creating right now in New York will be studied by business school students 50 years from now alongside Enron and pets.com."
Whoa, different, cool because I just watched Ghost Hunters at 10pm this past evening.
Sci-Fi works for me because I can stand what they show on most days and can actually leave my TV tuned there on hours on end if the programming line up is good for the morning, day, evening, and weekend.
I wonder if ECW will get some weird ass commercials with the "wwooooo EEEEE oooooo" song in which Stevie Richards turns into a basilisk.
"How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: 'The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.' This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don't want this to happen to 2001." - Stanley Kubrick
This hasn't been mentioned yet but I wasn't sure it deserved it's own thread so I thought I would add it here. According to Between the Ropes Joey Styles will not be alone at the commentary table. He will be joined by Taz. This is great news for ECW, even though Joey would've been fine on his own, but horrible news for Smackdown. Smackdown may be the C show now. Supposedly they've already hinted towards Taz leaving by having Taz and Cole get into an argument, to which Taz said something along the lines of "well you're not as good as Joey Styles" but I don't watch Smackdown so I haven't seen it myself. Also it looks like there are tryouts being held for the open Smackdown spot, which is a relief at first I feared they would give it to Coachman.
Originally posted by QuezzySupposedly they've already hinted towards Taz leaving by having Taz and Cole get into an argument, to which Taz said something along the lines of "well you're not as good as Joey Styles" but I don't watch Smackdown so I haven't seen it myself.
I heard it (on the Smackdown right after Joey quit, IIRC), and to me, it sounded like Tazz was being sarcastic, making fun of Joey for thinking he's all that as an announcer. I didn't take it as disrespect of Cole at all.
A lot of this is basic rhetorical strategy, so I thought that was really interesting. I also thought that some of their directives made more sense than others, but this does have a clear goal that they're trying to get the announcers to accomplish.