About a week and a half ago, WWE.com published a story about the 2006 relaunch of ECW under their umbrella, a third brand meant to run parallel and independent of Raw and SmackDown.
The story contains quotes from people who were a part of both the original Extreme Championship Wrestling as well as the new vision of the company, including Tommy Dreamer, Joey Styles, Stevie Richards, Mick Foley and Paul Heyman, all of whom made their feelings especially clear about the circus that ECW became.
While the doomed third brand is not always fondly remembered, there were some things that WWE's version of ECW managed to pull off that should not be overlooked as time passes and wrestling history is taught to later generations.
It may not have been the Extreme Championship Wrestling that started in south Philadelphia, but it was never meant to be. We're going to look at a few things that I remember enjoying about ECW and you are welcome to do the same.
Let's get to it!