I agree with Insanity X, they are probably jsut goign to be looking for a kayfabe excuse to can ECW ,it serves no purpose to WWE or to the fans ,it only has one main storyline which revolves around the ECW title ,the roster is very very shallow and the brand only manages to gain one match per ppv and that is only because they have a world title to contest in the ECW title .if it weren't for that they wouldn't be on any ppv at all because there aren't any other rivalries/feuds going on .I think that if they added a sort of shoot element to the brand from the beginning it might have done a bit better .When I say shoot element ,I mean in terms of people not needing to be in a storyline to feud/dislike each other it should have where everyoen hates everyone ,the roster should have been made out to be exactly what the old ecw was ,this group of hardcore ,brutal ,hot-headed extreme guys who would would beat up anyoen that got in their face and didn't need a reason to go after someone . I mean where are the backstage brawls ,the tables and chairs beign broken all over the place,where's all the blood ,the current version of ECW is all nice and polished and "clean" there's no hardcore matches ,hardly any weapons are used ,no backstage brawls ,basically the Extreme has been taken out of Extreme Championship Wrestling because quite frankly there is nothing extreme at all about the brand or the roster . I still harbor belief that its nto too late to change things ,if they get guys like Tommy Dreamer ,Sandman and some of the other "Orignals" to do the running of the brand ,in terms of storylines , matches etc things can look alot better than they currently do adn at least ECW will be able to salvage some dignity .I mean who better to know how to run ECW and make it work than the Originals themselves who worked and helped make ECW into the phenomenon that it was . Sadly this will most certainly never happen unless such a thing as a brain transplant os possible because Vince's ego will never allow him to except that he was wrong and that former non WWE guys can do a better job than his "excellent ,highly qualified " creative team whim were most likely hand picked by himself and a few others .
Joining the brands can have some good things ,for example SD's roster will have more depth ,there'd be great young wrestlers like CM Punk ,John Morrison ,Elijah Burke and Kevin Thorne whom can work well and put out decent enough matches when they have the right opponents .We would have a loaded US title division which Burke ,Thorne etc can be put in allowing current mid-carders like Kane ,finlay ,Matt Hardy and MVP to be moved up to the mainevent scene with them dipping back into the mid card now and then . I would personally love to see Burke and MVP eihter feud or join together in a tag team ,they both are arrogant ,feel they don't need anyone to help them gain success and make good heel characters .
So ,for me ,I say bring on the joining of the brands and put ECW to rest
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