The corner of Swanson and Witner was littered with local journalists and national wrestling journalists, excitement evident. They’d all been served with a notice of intent, asked to attend a press conference outside the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia.
Mike Johnson and Dave Meltzer were the two most prominent attendees and they stood and watched as Jenna Pang identified herself as the owner of said building, confirming the stories that she was indeed the new emperor of the famous old building. However, one thing needed to be denied, and she soon did it. She denied fervently that the former ECW Arena was being decommissioned as an area for professional wrestling. Infact, exactly the opposite was happening.
That was when heads turned, because walking up the street, wearing a snappy grey pin-stripped suit and sunglasses, holding out the glare of the sun, was none other than Paul Heyman himself. Smirking, Heyman took his place in front of the pit of journalists and clasped his hands together. It was then that Pang introduced us to the new leaseholder of the building stood behind them … PAUL HEYMAN!
With that said, a banner was then ripped from the front of the building, revealing a sign that simply read “Revolution Hall” … Heyman looked on proudly as Pang stepped aside …
Heyman- “Don’t rub your eyes, its true, this building is mine once more. I said I wasn’t going to involve myself in yet another ECW reunion, and dammit, I didn’t. I took that stinking ECW reunion and I molded it into a generational change. A revolution.”
Heyman snarls as he looks behind him, all the while, the pencils of the reporters are scribbled fiercely.
Heyman- “I wasn’t going to let that building be soiled of the corrupt. I made memories there and I was not going to let its last memory be of EVOLVE Wrestling. Oh no. It’s last memory will be its first, a building block, a foundation. That first memory was of my vast, skilled conglomerate standing tall, clutching the brass ring and bringing the future to bear.”
Pang is now nowhere to be seen, Mike Johnson from PWinsider trying to pipe up and ask a question, only for Heyman to raise his hand to stop him, before continuing …
Heyman- “I hold the future in my hands. The edge of glory beckons, and we will get there. Paul Heyman isn’t done. Paul Heyman isn’t washed up. Paul Heyman isn’t going to sit back as an old man and reflect on past regrets. Paul Heyman is ready to revolutionize the industry once more.”
Heyman smiles widely, the pencil scribbles becoming more pronounced. This was not a piece of professional wrestling history that these writers were bearing witness to.
Heyman- “In truth … Paul Heyman is just getting started.”
A smiling Paul Heyman took his leave, chuckling to himself as many of the reporters and respected writers followed, keen to catch a word. They were simply told to “watch and see” and assured by The Evil Genius that “good things came to those who wait” …
Indeed, he was right, for this short press release was issued shortly after the impromptu press call had ended;
REVOLUTION OF WRESTLING DEBUTING THIS FEBRUARY ON FOX SPORTS
Mark your calendars, because Paul Heyman’s wrestling revolution debuts on Fox Sports on the 2nd of February! Revolution of Wrestling will make its bow with a two-hour live taping from Revolution Hall on the corner of Swanson and Ritner in Philadelphia!
Paul Heyman stated his case last weekend, and now it’s the turn of his creation. Revolution of Wrestling puts up no boundaries, it has no limits.
This is no ordinary revolution; this is a revolution you can believe in.
This is a revolution for a new generation.
This is YOUR revolution.