Before I even get to my thoughts on what TNA is doing with their whole watered-down ECW angle, I just want to say how much I enjoyed the old ECW.
They were truly a group that appealed to those who want to see sex, blood, and violence to the extreme and if it wasn't for them, the WWF would have never had an Attitude Era.
P.S. Damn Spike TV for screwing them on their TV deal.
But, back to the thought at hand, and that is TNA and its ECW angle.
Last night, I actually watched TNA for the first time since I don't know when, and I was more amused with my two wiener dogs dinosaur fighting than the action or story-lines. Then the final segment took the cake.
For those of you who didn't see, or were too intoxicated to remember, Dixie Carter came out to talk about why she invited the old ECW guys to the Impact zone and of course the ECW guys came out.
I will admit that Tommy Dreamer's shoot interview on what the WWE did to the ECW brand was entertaining to a point, but there is a time and place for everything.
Anyway, it just got me wondering, how many times can you bring back a group or entity before it becomes old, or stale, or completely destroys what the product stood for all those years ago?
Remember the watered down WCW/ECW invasion in WWF circa 2001?
How about the short lived NWO return in WWE during 2002?
ECW came back to WWE permanently during the summer of 2006.
DX reunited and was nothing compared to what they once were.
All of these in my opinion signify that there is a time to let things go and die.
People love nostalgia, there is no doubt about that. WCW, the NWO, and ECW all make me remember of a time when wrestling was it.
For TNA to try to give ECW a new life is just a slap in the face to the brand and all of the guys who made it what it was.
I don't care if Paul Heyman is behind the TNA curtain or not, ECW needs to be left alone so fans can remember the guys like Sandman, the old RVD and Sabu, and not guys like Zack Ryder and William Regal.
I will admit I am not a TNA fan, but I was also not a fan of how Vince McMahon belittled the ECW brand.
Vince and everybody at TNA should be ashamed at what they have done to water down what was once such a well-thought-of organization with very talented wrestlers.
But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.....