I dunno, are any of the other pro rasslin' fans out there as disappointed as I was over the "triumphant" return of ECW? (
They only got one hour, as opposed to the standard two that the other WWE titles get. The matches rarely lasted longer than a minute. They gave huge pushes to Big Show and Kurt Angle, two wrestlers that not only aren't ECW in the slightest...but were pretty much washed up and unpopular in WWE. The main storyline still revolves primarily around Edge and John Cena...again, not really ECW. If they were gonna use WWE talent, then the least they could do would be to make it folks like the Crippler that we still strongly associate with their ECW days. Or bring back some talent like the Dudleys or Raven, other folks that just jump out and scream that brand name despite working for all the major feds.
And the biggest twist, the best storyline they could come up with was "let's go to RAW and fight the folks there". That, at least to me, says "we don't have enough talent to support our own show just yet" and/or "we need to leech off the popularity of the other Superstars for a while till we get up on our feet". Don't get me wrong...I love ECW. It's what wrestling should be, instead of what McMahon turned it into. And nothing will replace my memories of the good ol' days. But this just seemed like another WWE show with a different title.
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Long story short, the best thing about watching that entire hour was the D-Generation X commercial for the next PPV. I have to admit that gave me the goosebumps watching it, and now I'm hoping that Vince doesn't ruin that gimmick like he did the nWo and is trying to do now with ECW. *sighs*