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Old 06-29-2013, 01:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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He just bit off more than he could chew between his payroll, tv deals, and video games. It was beautiful while it lasted, though. Something about staying up late to watch it on Telemundo made it feel even more special.
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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.
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Heyman tried to expand too fast, spent more than he made, sometimes went weeks, months without being able to pay the talent. He shouldn't have been in charge of the business side of things, he wasn't good at it
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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.
Ok, this is just retarded. At the time when ECW died hardcore wrestling was at it's very white hot and was only going go get bigger. It was on it's biggest peak since the days of Funk/Onita/Abdullah in the 80's Japan.

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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.
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It's been mentioned. Heyman simply was not a good businessman and spent more money running the company than he made from it. That is all that killed ECW. Nothing Else.
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A few reasons:-

* Product was too violent in general to really capture a mainstream audience, it was also going to be a niche.

* They expanded too fast in too short of a period of time, they pretty much created a bubble for themselves that eventually had to burst.

* Heyman was a terrible businessman.
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WWF & WCW lured all the top tier talent away. Even if they had stayed on television, Paul Heyman would have had to find new talent in an environment where anybody TVworthy wanted to go to the big two anyway.
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Default Re: What was the main reason for the death of Extreme Championship Wrestling(ECW)?

Something like ECW was always going to be a relatively niche product next to brands like WWE/F & WCW. They never really stood a chance of becoming as big as their more mainstream and more TV friendly competition.
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