WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam has actually shared his preliminary reaction to Vince McMahon reviving ECW as a brand name in 2006.
Following the success of the ‘The Rise and Fall of ECW’ DVD and ECW One Night Stand 2005, ECW was relaunched in 2006 as a one-hour program on Tuesday nights.
Talking To Wrestling News, RVD stated he felt that McMahon revived ECW to taint the tradition of the severe promo.
“At the time, I actually took a look at it defensively from ECW. You understand, I believed he’s travestying ECW. Due to the fact that he didn’t like the fans shouting EC Dub, I believed he may have even brought ECW back simply to damage it. He took credit for it, so he trained them to shout EC Dub throughout the programs by putting out the ECW DVD.
“Then I resembled, ‘Wow, male, this guy’s insane.’ Perhaps he brought it back simply to totally eliminate the severe style to it, and they did entirely erase the severe style to it.”
WWE’s ECW would seriously tone down the level of violence fans had actually grown familiar with the initial program, and WWE’s ECW ended in February 2010.
RVD was the very first ECW Champion of the WWE period however lost the title weeks later on, following a cops arrest for driving over the speed limitation and ownership of cannabis.
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