ECW TV Staying Live, ECW vs. WSX, Dusty Rhodes

Submitted by Daniel Pena on February 12, 2007 - 9:42am
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source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

After witnessing the 1/16 ECW show, Vince McMahon vowed that ECW on Sci Fi would never go live again. However, he's since changed his mind and the show will continue being aired live. He realized the problems that making the show taped would bring, and he decided to just let the idea go. It is now a dead issue.

Vince McMahon does see Wrestling Society X as a threat, which is why he has been putting some more effort into the ECW on Sci Fi program in recent weeks. A few weeks ago, McMahon had been quite negative on ECW, but he now has an increased interest in pushing it due to WSX. McMahon's appearance on ECW on 1/30 was done to combat WSX's official debut on MTV. Also, having Bobby Lashley appear on RAW to give him some extra exposure, having ECW guys appear on RAW, acknowledging the show & building angles on RAW to hype ECW is due to WSX as well.

As reported earlier, Dusty Rhodes is now on the creative team for ECW. ECW head writer Dave Lagana wanted Rhodes on the team so that he could help him. The only other writer helping him was a person by the name of Pantelis Ypsilantis. Rhodes' move to ECW had nothing to do with ECW because it happened before anyone realized that WSX was going head-to-head with ECW on Tuesday nights.

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