People on some forums I have seen whine that ECW isn't extreme anymore. Despite not understanding the meaning of the phrase. But tonight we were privy to the new faces of extreme. Evan Bourne and Tyson Kidd, if the creative team pursues it, we have the making of a good feud between Evan and Tyson.
During the match there was a chanting of E C Dub, which normally is pretty rare, usually reserved for main eventers of the brand. But with that chanting, I could feel, Evan Bourne could be Dreamer's heir apparent as the heart and soul of ECW. Not trying to be sacrilegious mind you, but it felt like it when Bourne and Dreamer were in a tag match against Swagger and Kidd a few months back. That very moment when they both did a bit of good ol fashioned Dreamer taunting, I felt that if Bourne was utilized properly he could be the future.
Now many people will argue with me that Bourne can't be the new face, he isn't an original, or that Shane Douglas is the face of ECW because he allegedly was the best champion. But in truth, Im talking about the new ECW, though its not hardcore it is still extreme. And Evan is the new face of extreme due to the huge following he already has, he is well on his way to becoming the definition of what ECW brings to the table.
And if they keep Kidd and Bourne being bitter rivals we will have a good platform of events and feuds to come. If they revive the Cruiserweight title, we have a good reason for the two to feud. That will be covered another time. But for now, by the power vested in me, I declare Evan Bourne as the new face of ECW.