Originally posted by jwrestleNow, to do it right, yeah bring back some of the performers. Actually let them do "ECW" work. Not the WWE pace...it's a good pace but the ECW pace was really something to watch if done correctly. See, RVD vs Lynn or Benoit matches, not exactly the spotfests. Anyways, it could be done very well if they don't flub anything up.
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Couple problems here. One, this assumes those guys are still able to do that work at that pace. I think it is clear that the vast majority of them can't. 1995 was a long time ago. Two, ECW style non-spotfest matches have already been done in WWE, featuring the "Smackdown Six" and it led to a barrage of injuries. Chavo, Angle, and Edge all got taken out by that intense pace, and Edge ended up needing a year to recover.
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I like the idea of JBL and Show in a barbed wire match, the PPV idea doesn't work for me though since the WWE has never been able to capture *hardcore* the right way. Just because they captured the art of the 'WCW' style ppv doesn't mean they can do this. Plus all the old ECW talent is old, crippled, out of shape or already on the roster. It's time to just let ECW die.
Ok- first of all, the year is already too crowded with PPV's. On top of that, this might end up being bad- and then what's the point? WWE' will just end up crowding the year further with more crap.
I mean, what are they gonna do? Bring back ECW talent? Like who?! Ooh, are you gonna bring back RVD and Rhyno! Oh snap son, I cant wait to see them again!
Who could they get from ECW to make this thing, really? Mick Foley? The guy's beat up already! give him a break. Tazz? Dreamer? and then who else?
This PPV's roster will end up being made of 90% WWE guys- and even some of those 10% ECW guys are already with WWE anyway.
As to what somewhat said about Vince wanting JBL as the champion of Smackdown for 2005- I can only say... W T F?!?! He must be tokin on some chronic sh... ahem, well thats another story for another time.
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What happened to Sabu anyway? I heard they did a tribute show for him. Did Sabu finally do something that killed himself or is he just broken from years of doing his thing? I just saw him on a TNA show tagging with Dutt this summer and he looked hobbled, but he was still doing the Sabu thing. A little slower and a tad tamer, but he didn't look totally *done* yet.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoWhat happened to Sabu anyway? I heard they did a tribute show for him. Did Sabu finally do something that killed himself or is he just broken from years of doing his thing? I just saw him on a TNA show tagging with Dutt this summer and he looked hobbled, but he was still doing the Sabu thing. A little slower and a tad tamer, but he didn't look totally *done* yet.
Sabu has sciatic nerve damage from his last match.
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I could fathom bringing in guys who can still somewhat work. Super Crazy, Roadkill, Blue Meanie (err...), Tazz out of retirement for a one shot, Chilly Willy (signed to a developmental if I am not mistaken), Sandman and Balls Mahoney... they ain't dead or anything.
But really, it's got no chance of being anything good. I wish it would be, and I don't agree with this, "Let it die," attitude because anything different and thought provoking and even HISTORICALLY relevant would be a breath of fresh air.
Originally posted by JustinShapiro"I'm putting about as much credit into this news as the reports in 2001 when we were hearing that WWF was going to give RAW to WCW and make Smackdown the flagship show of the company."
That was true.
It very well might've been true. But one didn't have to be a rocket scientist to know that THE NATIONAL NETWORK would not have allowed it to happen nor would it ever come to pass. Especially after the "Invasion" bombed so early on.
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It was! That's why they booked a storyline divorce for Vince and Linda, to split the assets into two separate shows. It would've happened just like they said it was gonna, but the Tacoma show caused them to reevaluate all of the planned plans that they'd planned.
"But one didn't have to be a rocket scientist to know that THE NATIONAL NETWORK would not have allowed it to happen nor would it ever come to pass."
The National Network wouldn't add an extra primetime slot for a new separate WCW show, which led to the idea to split the rosters, calling one WCW Raw and the other WWF Smackdown. TNN didn't have anything to do with this never happening though. Vince changed his mind and pushed it back from the end of July to January, then to March, when it actually happened and was called the brand extension, which was both allowed to happen and came to pass. The only difference was that the letters WCW were gone by then.
One thought I had from the PPV was about the opening match. I thought it was so cool that, with the limitations of the cage meaning that no one could brawl outside of the ring (allowing for near falls), they instead blocked.