Challenging SCOTT STEINER's authority
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Paisley, Scotland.
Re: Why did Vince help ECW?
I'm guessing for Vince, ECW was where his "developmental territory" ideas initially formed. ECW was on TV, PPV and it had a mixture of experienced, good wrestlers who in their own right had become (or were at least becoming) superstars - as well as young talent learning the ways there.
Vince had already obliterated the territory systems, where the next big thing almost always came from back in the day - and obviously wanted first pick at the newly forming superstars in ECW, therefore he supported them to ensure that was the case. And in some cases he sent guys he already had down there to find a character (Al Snow for example). It's really no different to how he used OVW and uses FCW (except ECW was actually successful to a degree and worth watching on some scale, rather than being a glorified training center).