In 2005, WWE brought back ECW for one night only on PPV. It was called One Night Stand.
The PPV came about due to the success of the WWE-produced DVD "The Rise and Fall of ECW."
In my opinion, Paul Heyman is indirectly responsible for the success of WWE during the Attitude Era and for WWE being the powerhouse it is today.
Without Heyman and his crew of rabid, passionate superstars, there wouldn't have been an Attitude Era. There probably wouldn't have been a Stone Cold Steve Austin character without Paul Heyman.
Simply put, Paul Heyman is a creative genius and if they'd allow him, he could save TNA, but that's a story for another time.
Heyman's shoot from One Night Stand in 2005 is one of the greatest promos of all time.
He loved ECW. He loved their fans. He loved his wrestlers. He was passionate about everything that he'd built from the ground up. Part of me thinks he loved being the underdog as well.
Heyman addressed Eric Bischoff, Edge and JBL, saying what was on the minds of everyone in that building in 2005.
It's not very often, if at all, that someone cuts a promo like that. When they do, it means something.
Paul Heyman's shoot will live long in the memory of wrestling fans, especially those crazy people who continue to chant "E-C-Dub" to this day.
Thank you Paul E. Thank you.