The Downfall Of The New ECW

christian orendorfContributor IJuly 1, 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Shelton Benjamin looks on from the corner during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

OK, so it has been awhile since I felt there was a topic worthwhile for me to write about, but after this week's ECW, I had to write down my feelings over the newly-founded anger that WWE has now brought to me.

The supposed Donald Trump Era, all of which lasted but a week, turned out to be the downfall of the new ECW, which at the time in my eyes was at its highest viewing point in the existence of the new WWE owned brand. 

ECW pre-Trump was becoming one of the best hours of television, between the fledgling new Hart generation, Jack Swagger, and Evan Bourne with his high flying acrobatics. Veterans like Tommy Dreamer, Christian, Mark Henry, and Finlay were pushing their game up to a level that every show made a splash.

So, after Monday night Raw, we find out a 15-person trade was done, in which supposedly it was supposed to be five from every show being traded, yet we had the cream of the crop of ECW get moved and get the under-card of Smackdown and Raw in return.

Tell me, how the Bella Twins are going to make ECW exciting to watch with no females wrestling in ECW? Who really feels that William Regal will ever go extreme? Will Goldust become the same unwanted oddity that Boogeyman became and becomes extinct on the show once more? The only one I see making a potential splash is Shelton Benjamin, who never got the chance to shine the last time he was in ECW.

Then, we are brought with the uncertainty of the new superstar initiative once more.  Yoshi was ok with his one move wonder, Shaemus dominated, and the wannabe talk show host made me wanna shoot myself.

With practically the entire brand having to start anew once again, when it had such flair and passion that the last group had, it makes me only hope that this newly-changed brand will have any chance of succeeding.

Why, oh why must WWE ruin the first good ECW product it has had?

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