What I Would Do With ECW
ECW is shown on SyFy on Tuesday nights. Since WWE brought back this reincarnation of the old Extreme Championship Wrestling, it has created new stars such as Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, John Morrison, and Jack Swagger, to name a few.
Wrestling news websites have rumoured that ECW is going to get a complete revamp come 2010. Here's what I would do if I had the initials V.K.M.
Change the name
When it was re-launched in 2006, the name ECW have brought up dissent among fans of the old ECW, claiming it is dishonouring the old company and how it is not extreme.
Recently, from opinionated pieces of fans, I think that they have gotten over that unhappiness and can appreciate ECW for what it really is, which is an extra hour of wrestling where you get to see the stars of tomorrow.
Rumour has it that a new name is in the works. Hopefully, the people who were complaining in the past will now be satisfied and applaud the WWE for taking action.
Either way, I don't really care but if they are going to do it, I think it will make a few people happier.
Get more TV time
There is just not enough time on one hour to really do anything other than feature your top few superstars.
ECW should try to get an extra half hour from either SyFy or to move to a new channel.
Alternatively, Superstars can be combined with ECW under the new company to feature two episodes a week. But there's just not enough talent, you may say, which brings us to point No. 3.
Bring in more Superstars
With more airtime, there will be more time to feature more superstars.
ECW's roster right now has a lot of wrestlers that deserve airtime, but pitting them against each other really doesn't raise the profile of either Superstar.
There are a lot of Superstars on both Raw and Smackdown who are not used often. Guys that are not featured at least 50 percent of the time should be sent to ECW.
Look how successful Jack Swagger was while at ECW, and how he is being used now.
I see guys like Carlito, Jack Swagger, Charlie Haas, Slam Master J, and Evan Bourne being able to put up solid matches and credible enough to become the ECW champion.
Bring back the Cruiserweight title
Remeber this title? It was last seen being held by Hornswoggle before disappearing from sight.
ECW already has high flying guys like Shelton Benjamin, Zack Ryder, Yoshi Tatsu and Gregory Helms all more than capable to become cruiserweight champion should it still be around.
Other than Jack Swagger, all the guys I named in my previous slide are also cruiserweights.
ECW (or whatever it's called in the future) should be repackaged to feature high-flying action.
Add an incentive for the ECW championship
Let's not kid ourselves; the ECW championship does not have significant value.
It's not prestigious enough as it is and when past champions eventually leave ECW, they are rarely seen as credible main eventers. Look at what Jack Swagger, Kane, Matt Hardy and Mark Henry have done.
I think the best solution is to add an incentive into the ECW championship. My suggestion would be to insert the clause that whoever was ECW champion the longest for the year will get a title shot at Royal Rumble or No Way Out.
it would add a dimension to the title and can even be used as an avenue for feuds.