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Old 16 Mar 2004, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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was ECW going to TNN the last step in their downfall?...After the ratings squandered....ECW squandered with it..
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Old 16 Mar 2004, 05:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no it wasn't, and I was reading about this somewhere else. How WWF and ECW gave up these no compete clauses and shit so they could keep pace with wcw at the time. The downfall of ECW was Paul not keeping his talent from getting ripped off and not being able to pay them. There are still millions in outstanding paychecks for ecw guys. I think what did ecw in, was that they were never strong enough to stand in as large a market as they were trying to put themselves in. Their niche, just wasn't enough to keep them on the air and to keep them making money. They also lacked a lot of the production skills and profesional looking tv that wcw and wwf had going for them, and I think they just failed to draw enough casual fans.
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Old 16 Mar 2004, 06:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Considering the time that TNN got ECW, it should have helped ECW. WWF was runaway no.1 fed, WCW was about to rid itsef of Bischoff and others that wanted to leave (Jericho, Benoit, Eddie G and others) and ECW was getting a huge following thanks to the net, PPVs and tapes. They were about to lose Taz and the Dudleys but they had a host of others that were just as good.

I remember the first ECW on TNN taping. It was the Dudleys final ECW apperance and they promised to bring the ECW Tag Team titles to WWF. Well Tommy Dreamer came out and tried to stop it but then came out........Raven! His arch nemisis coming to ECW's aide and they beat the Dudleys and became champs. That actually got good ratings considering at the time TNN was a regional station and not too many people knew about ECW on TNN.

What sunk it was....Rollerjam. ECW and Rollerjam was considered "Extreme Fridays", their answer to TGIF, but instead of cashing in on the wrestling craze and promoting ECW, Rollerjam got most of the press. While Rollerjam got good ratings, ECW didn't. Thats where it went wrong.
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I Loved RollerJam man..until they threw all the bullshit storylines in,to try to attract ratings....
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Do you think WWF had something to do with ECW getting no real plugs?
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No, Heyman Signin' With TNN Was The Worst Thing For ECW, And The Final Nail In Its Coffin. ECW Was Goin' Under Regardless But This Definitely Didn't Help. TNN Watched Over Everything Heyman Did And It Just Got To The Point Where It Was "ECW With A Leash On TNN." There Was Alotta Shit I Remember That Was Very Controversial And Gave Heyman More Of A Headache Than Any Sort Of Beneficial Factor And Alotta Of The Show Was Chopped Up And Shit. Ratings Plundered, It Was Just A Horrible All-Round Experience

The Names Of The TNN Heads Escape Me But There Was One ECW On TNN Were Heyman Basically Shooted On Them, It Was Just A Weird Situation For ECW In My Eyes. With Really The Only Air Time They Had, They Weren't Even Able To Show What ECW Was Truly About.
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The Names Of The TNN Heads Escape Me But There Was One ECW On TNN Were Heyman Basically Shooted On Them, It Was Just A Weird Situation For ECW In My Eyes. With Really The Only Air Time They Had, They Weren't Even Able To Show What ECW Was Truly About.
Good point, TNN did edit a lot of the matches and it looked very tame.

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Do you think WWF had something to do with ECW getting no real plugs?
I don't think so because if WWF really wanted to hurt ECW, they'd raid their rosters which they did with Taz and the Dudleys.
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Man i wish ECW was still on, i liked it a little better then wwe....but just a little
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