Re: What was the main reason for the death of Extreme Championship Wrestling(ECW)?
I don't think wwe killed them. Nobody does.
they were spending more money than they were making. Simple as that. Paul wasn't a great business man, he needed to get smaller, stop using expensive talent and do less shows. But he didn't so ECW went under.
Maybe it was a pride thing, but you gotta check that stuff at the door. Sometimes you say, business isn't as good as it was, let's go back until we can go forward.
Paul says if they got a new tv deal they would have been fine. I'm gonna take his word for it. But as a business man, you can't assume anything but the worst. Pro wrestling is not a business with a great deal of overhead, you don't even need an office. He should have been able to run that promotion under the assumption that no TV deal was in the works.
Great booker, but not the best business man. To his credit though, he was very over worked. He did almost everything including editing.