I was talking about NECW. I don't know what you were thinking.
Also, I loved ECW. But people need to stop trying to be like that. ECW was great because it was first and innovative. Nothing can ever duplicate that. People need to move on.
You didn't mention NECW by name.
Yeah, I thought it was alright, nothing to write home about. Shocked about the 1300 hits. Happy for 'em though.
Here's the things about ECW though, and I'll address this with concrete too ...
ECW wasn't simply hardcore wrestling but when you say you are inspired by it you tend not to be talking about being inspired by the technical matches or the high flying ones.
And I couldn't agree more with DragonSleeper on the "People need to move on" idea. ECW happened. People loved it. It was different and that was exciting. Taking a lot of stuff from something that was different means you aren't unique thus you can't capitalize on that cool factor. With Hoodslam, which Rooster you love, it is different and that's exciting.
Xcite has potential but they need to do more shows,which they will be,and they need to bring in a more diverse talent pool, using a ton of CZW guys isn't going to work if there is not a bunch else.
I get what your saying about not living in the past, but has anything ever been like ECW?
With the exception of ICW and possibly Hoodlsam I don't think that gap was ever filled by any company ever. People talk about XPW but honestly? That promotion had some artistic issues. Not saying it wasn't fun, it just wasn't ECW.
I do think that people need to move on but artistically, I don't think the ECW way of doing things has been tapped into at all these past 13 years.
Originality is always important, but the ECW mold isn't something that is easily replicated or something that people have easily replicated.
Watched Wrestling on Fire. Great crowd. Not the best venue or production. Seems like a straight up wrestling promotion. Not a lot of fun stuff going on besides.
Loved it when the guy in the prison outfit scared that little girl. Haha, classic bad guy.
And always good to see Little Guido and Tommy Dreamer on the same card, speaking of ECW...