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ECW to return?!?!
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Joined: 18-February 06
ECW news bits, all from Rajah.com....
WWE has signed a new deal with Jimmy "Akio" Yang. In his last stint with WWE he played a bodyguard for Yoshiro Tajiri and for a series of matches with Paul London.
It is quite possible that he will start out on the ECW Brand.
New Jack cut a promo at an independent show in Pittsburgh, PA Thursday night that he had signed a contact with WWE for their ECW project. According to sources within the WWE locker room, there is no truth to those claims.
WWE has, however, signed a mini wrestler from the Midwest known as Shortstack. Apparently the plan is to team Shortstack on SmackDown! as Fit Finlay’s sidekick.
WWE’s ECW One Night Stand PPV will air free of charge on Sky Sports 1 for United Kingdom fans at 1 a.m. that night. This move will cost them around 40,000 PPV orders.
Good, keep that piece od crap out(!)
Dave Scherer is reporting that Tommy Dreamer has signed a new wrestler’s contract with WWE to wrestle in the new ECW. For now, it looks as if Dreamer will also continue his duties with Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Dreamer has been a major part of the new ECW as he will be in charge of the project alongside Paul Heyman and has now agreed to return to the ring for the company.
The following is a statement from Francine's MySpace page:
Friday, May 05, 2006
Ok, Ok, it's official!
Yes, it's official. I have signed with WWE. I am super excited and can't wait to see what my role will be in the new ECW. I am looking forward to being with the old crew and getting to know the new guys/girls involved as well. ONS, here I come!!!
Again, I just want to say "Thank you' to all of you who have supported me. I hope you all will continue to support me in my new venture and I hope to see all of you at a show real soon! Love you guys!!! xoxo
Here is a list of people confirmed to be part of the relaunch of ECW.
Bookers: Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer, possibly Smackdown's Ed Koskey part time
Announcers: Joey Styles, second announcer to be determined
Expected by everyone to be the top star:
Rob Van Dam
C. W. Anderson
The FBI (expected to be Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke)
Part Time Talent (Individuals confirmed and rumored to make part time appearances for the brand):
The First Non-ECW Talent to get a big push:
Possible Signings/Call ups:
Roadkill (In OVW)
Kid Kash (Possible Smackdown transfer)
Super Crazy (Possible Smackdown transfer)
Justin Credible (If the MTV group doesn't renew his contract)
Lance Storm (Has said he will possibly work selected dates, but not full time)
Stevie Richards (Not being used much now)
Johnny Swinger (Would make sense)
Nova/Simon Dean (A possibility but also has a good role on Smackdown)
IC Title Contender
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Joined: 19-February 06
|New York, N.Y., May 25, 2006 - SCI FI Channel today announced that World Wrestling Entertainment®, the producer of the No. 1 weekly basic cable TV series, “Monday Night RAW “on USA Network, will debut a summer series on Tuesday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling®) will be an alternative brand of wrestling suited to fit the SCI FI Channel’s commitment to fuel the imagination.|
"Research tells us that there's a healthy appetite for wrestling among SCI FI viewers," said Bonnie Hammer, President, USA and SCI FI Channel. "With ECW, we're able to deliver to those fans unique action with a twist that's perfect for SCI FI."
“ECW on SCI FI will push the boundaries of sports entertainment in new and unexpected ways,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment.
For more information go to ECW.com.
SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.
Fingers crossed its still on Sky
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