Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2013
Re: What was the main reason for the death of Extreme Championship Wrestling(ECW)?
Kinda like what others have said, but he expanded too quickly. I guess he really wanted that "World title status" from PWI magazine and the National TV deal, but if you're not making the money to do so, you can't do it, it's simple as that. ECW wanted to be at the level of WWF and WCW, with the ECW Magazine, action figures, and video games, but I don't think any of those investments were successful. Paul took too many financial risks, and even in the end he thought USA Network or someone else would bail him out. It's not a good way to do business. However, I think ECW ended at the right time because hardcore wrestling was starting to die out anyway. ECW could've adapted with the times, maybe, but it just wasn't meant to be.