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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote MegaManXXV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/June/2011 at 18:55
Damn Kondor ...

I gotta give you props ...

That was a well thought out plan man! Not like that's something new lol ... I think that would work perfectly. They could distance themselves a little from WWE that way there would be no tension about the rating of the show.

I absolutley LOVE this idea. I just wish that it was an actual posibility ...

But 2 answer the OP, yes ...

Id love 2 see ECW back, just as described above will work for me

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There was nothing wrong with WWE's ECW other than it wasn't given any respect or credibility. And somewhere it went from being a no rules show to something moderated and the quality suffered.
 
The only things worth it on ECW were
-Johnny Nitro becomes John Morrison
-Abraham Washington Show
-Kurt Angle's violent streak
-Paul Heyman
-Christian Cage
 
It's hard to get behind a show that goes through so many format changes and still doesn't get treated like a viable show.
 
 
NXT was a great show the first 2 seasons. Wade Barret dominated from the start. The second season had losers like Eddie Murphy and Mr. ilikemeatyipyipyipwhatitdo Ryback and McGuinessburger. The diva season fell off and then after that the format changed and I stopped watching.
 
Superstars, velocity, saturday slam and all other shows that don't have anything to do with main story lines are treated as if they don't exist. And changing the title to Kofi "No one takes my boom boom boom seriously" Kingston isn't enough to make me tune in.
 
I pay tickets to see The Miz. I pay nothing for the guy who couldn't get it together against Legacy Orton.
 
So my stance is, until you either 1. go back or 2 simply start having Smackdown treated with respect and making THAT show serious in it's own instead of piggybacking off of Raw...there's no need for a third wrestling show unless it's tough enough.
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Originally posted by DavidPWG DavidPWG wrote:

No. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Black Fraction Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/February/2013 at 17:48
unless they get a tv-14 rating, there is no point in brining it back it would just be an insult to what ecw was before they got all pg. the years like 2006 2007 and 2008 were amazing for that brand where it felt like the ecw championship was legit (which it was a great title to hold) and actually matter in the wwe like when bobby lashley was champion and had a feud with umaga and big show and paul heyman 
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Originally posted by DavidPWG DavidPWG wrote:

No. 
 
Why not?
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Not unless they can make it PG13 or above and make everything extreme rules. Also everyone on the roster would have to be comfortable with the fact they will be taking Chair shots to the head and to have it broadcast after the Watersheds. 

In reality though the appeal of ECW was an Indy promotion which was a in one location and was all about the brutality.
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Originally posted by DavidPWG DavidPWG wrote:

No. 
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HURR DURR

Main Event
Superstars
NXT

Thats three jobber shows nobody watches, four if you include Smackdown.

Why add another?
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I recent watched the Something Else to Wrestle With show that covered WWECW, was interesting to get some inside insight from Prichard as well as the opinion of Conrad who was a diehard ECW fan.

Bruce was always against resurrecting ECW saying it was a dead brand that failed in its prime because it couldn’t get enough eyes on the product. He said the reason WWECW was very different to the original was due to the failures of the original and a need for something new to please the mainstream audience as well as ECW fans, also factor in that many ECW guys weren’t available due to being under contract to TNA.
Bruce said the failures of the new ECW were mainly due to RVD and Sabu’s pot bust meaning the push of the two top stars had to be instantly scrapped, the atrocious December to Dismember event, and just a case of too little too late.

Conrad argued that Vince McMahon killed the brand by not giving Heyman full control and by making it too WWE rather than just recreating a modern day version of the original.

My opinion is that Conrad is dumb for saying that, most of the ECW originals at this point were drug addicted and broken down, there was no way you could create a full time brand with these talents in the centre of it. In my opinion WWE made the right call to add a few ECW talents for authenticity but keep them in the background and use it as a vehicle to launch RVD and Sabu as top stars, I thought the format in the early episodes was really ok it wasn’t WWE’s fault that Van Dam screwed up getting busted while in the middle of a huge push and Sabu just refused to evolve his gimmick and wouldn’t make any effort to develop promo skills.

The first two One Night Stand shows were excellent and rank among my favourite ever PPV’s, these shows worked because the ECW vets could still work to a high standard on a one off basis and of course went all out due to the buzz of the nostalgia, this mixed up with the WWE talent that had ECW history made for a superb show and fans loved the nostalgia, but it worked because it was a one off.
The second show the format was changed because of ECW talent being unavailable due to being in TNA and also to push the new WWECW brand which was due to launch, so they went with a WWE vs ECW formula which I thought worked excellently, the WWE talent relished being able to heel it up for the hardcore pro ECW crowd and it produced some really good never before seen matches and of course the legendary main event where RVD defeated Cena, this match has to be seen just for how ruthlessly the crowd taunt Cena.

WWE could have continued to run these yearly shows for the one off nostalgic buzz and novelty value for several more years and maybe just signed the likes of Sabu and Sandman to full time contracts, the rebirth and subsequent flop of ECW as a WWE produced brand should never have happened.

Edited by Fletch - 10/June/2018 at 17:14
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