Tuesday, July 25, 2006


After about a month of 'New ECW' shows from our friends at the WWE, I've decided that for now the experiment is a failure. I wanted it to work. I wanted it to be more than ECW Lite, but that's not what they've been giving me.

When there are seemingly more former ECW stars in TNA than there are in the new ECW, I have a bit of a problem. When ECW comes off looking and feeling like an episode of Raw, or better yet, Shotgun Saturday Night--I have a problem.

Big Show as champion--not desirable, but workable.

Big Show wrestling Undertaker in a match that goes to a D.Q. because of outside interference--big problem. This is ECW, traditionally matches in ECW did not end until Spike Dudley ran in and was then pinned by someone else who didn't start out in the match.

All matches in ECW should be contested under Extreme Rules, unless someone is being an ass like old-school Mick Foley playing up the anti-hardcore angle.

I'd like to see where they go with C.M. Punk, but I don't think it'll be anymore than a mid-card push for a guy who should be stealing the show.

I'd like to think that there is something in the works for the former Mordecai, now a vampire. A feud with Sandman would have been perfect.

I'd like to think that anyone had a plan for this debacle to save it.

But I don't.

I think the same people who flubbed the WCW invasion are at the helm here, and are quickly killing any good faith that 'the tribe of extreme' had for this revival.

Unless those riot guards behind Heyman turn out to be Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho and they set right this sinking ship, or New Jack invades and starts cutting folks up, I don't think I'll be watching.

I think the WWE just drove me back to TNA for my ECW style entertainment. At least there I get to see Rhino and the Dudley's, Raven and Shane Douglas.

They could really save it and make a unique product, but I don't think they will.

I think Vince is perfectly happy just having an extra hour for Raw, and the minimal ratings that will garner.
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