Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
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Re: What was the main reason for the death of Extreme Championship Wrestling(ECW)?
I gotta believe its finances.
During the height of ECW he was seriously overpaying his top talent. I remember Sandman and Douglas? Saying in '95 they both made over 100,000.
I also heard that Paul had to pay to be on syndicated television when he ran hardcore tv in the PA area, and that he was losing money there.
As someone already mentioned, it has also been said had he really gone to California to work out a TV deal the product would be alive today, but again I've heard he lied about what he was doing in CA and didn't actually try to set up for a TV deal.
If it was finances, I don't think I could really blame Paul as it seemed he always tried to do the right thing, it just ended up biting him in the ass.