Post by Limity (BLM) on Dec 28, 2006 23:37:58 GMT -5
So let's go back in time about a year and a few months, when ECW was first debuting. We all knew that it was risky as hell, and yet exciting that E-C-W might be resurrected.
Now a year later, and it's an abomination of what ECW was, because it just plain isn't ECW.
But, what if Vince & Co. had simply brought out a third roster split, leaving just about everything the same yet without calling it ECW? Hell, you could even have had Heyman come out and lead it, and basically leave everything the same, just not call it ECW.
Call it WWExtreme, or something like that.
But anyway, do you think Roster Split 3 would have been better received, and a better product if it never started out trying to rip off the name ECW when WWE couldn't deliver the substance of ECW?
Post by HRH The KING on Dec 28, 2006 23:41:53 GMT -5
It would have been a better idea to not use ECW.
Using the name ECW with such a product that is clearly "same ole' WWE" may actually harm the WWE when they try to sell old ECW events on DVD, because "new ECW" may taint the old company.
Had Vince simply created a third brand with a WWE name, I don't believe it would have harmed the brand. The "ECW" name hasn't made any impact because Vince had no intention of doing anything different to what he does with Raw and Smackdown.
The name's only part of the whole mess! ECW purists were against it from day 1... But for the green & uninitiated, they were subjected to a poor quality product, bad plotlines, uninteresting characters & overall dull pointless crap! However it did bring the likes of C.M. Punk to a Global audience & tho I'm not a fan of 'The Pepsi Cola Kid' a lot of people are!
"Bah Ghod King!... Not another day'um foreigner!!!"- Good Ol' J.R.
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Post by Faces rule! on Dec 29, 2006 1:15:31 GMT -5
Regardless it had to become a 3rd extension despite any name they give it. ECW isn't a success right now simply because the show sucks and only 6 guys get exposure. They were totally on to something when it was high paced, high action. They were putting on 5 matches in 1 hour and didn't BS through the show. It was great and now it's ruined