Why was ECW Cancelled?

The WWE put ECW originals such as RVD, Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, and Sabu on the brand to give the fans some of the same faces they loved. It is the WWE that killed it off, simply because they knew the show would be bigger than either RAW or SmackDown if the hardcore action was around under the WWE Banner.

Could ECW have survived?

The short answer is yes. ECW was already moving towards a somewhat sponsor-friendly product by 1999. Fans want ECW to remain extreme but survival dictated that concessions had to be made. The company could’ve remained extreme on PPV while staying viable to lucrative sponsors and networks.

Is ECW still a thing?

Unfortunately, ECW could not survive and ended up going out of business in 2001. Vince McMahon purchased the rights to the name and history for WWE’s library. The company would have had a short shelf life regardless because the times were changing and ECW would have struggled to adapt.

What happened ECW Reddit?

ECW ultimately died because they couldn’t get a new TV deal. Heyman tried, but the best deal he could get was on Fox Sports which wanted an afternoon strip show for the first few months and Heyman knew the company wouldn’t survive that long due to the time slot.

Did WWE buy ECW?

On January 28, 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. purchased ECW’s assets from HHG Corporation in court, acquiring the rights to ECW’s video library.

Why did WWE change from WWF?

In May 2002, the World Wrestling Federation announced it was changing both its company name and the name of its wrestling promotion to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after the company lost a lawsuit initiated by the World Wildlife Fund over the WWF trademark.

What happened to ECW and WCW?

Upon seeing a stunned Vince McMahon asking what was going on, Shane admitted being responsible for all the events that just transpired and announced that ECW and WCW merged to form The Alliance – with Stephanie McMahon as ECW’s new owner.