Re: Heyman or Cornette?
100% agree with you. I've become a bit of a mark for Cornette recently, just given how spot-on he is about so much to do with wrestling. The man was even made prophetic predictions in the past. Heyman is probably going to win for all those reasons you mentioned, but I agree with your assessment too. So much of ECW was smoke and mirrors, which is part of the game and deserves commendation to a degree, but there were lots of things that don't hold up from that period too. Honestly, I think Smoky Mountain Wrestling has held up better because it seems to stick to some core principles that endear it as wrestling, as opposed to dating it in a moment of time.
Heyman's got a great mind that he tries to keep contemporary, but he's not very good at running promotions to profit, haha. He'd be a great consultant or someone that you use to spike a territory, but over the long term he's probably going to lose the audience he brings in, as well as chase off that audience you have at the start. Both are brilliant performers. Would love to see them give it another go any day of the week, as much as neither really seems to have the intention to.