JR Comments on ECW’s End, Springer/Raw and A Free Agent

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has updated his blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"Tonight is the last night that ECW will air on TV which signals the end of a unique and memorable era within the business. The underfunded, attitudinal, and overachieving original ECW was fun to watch on TV although I have to reluctantly admit that I never attended a live, ECW event in South Philly.

I think that re-branding the Tuesday night time slot on Sy Fy is timely as the letters ‘ECW’ always conjured up a different image than I saw on my TV screen… I have always saluted Paul Heyman’s creation and his ability to motivate his team to an ‘us versus the world’ mentality that worked and kept the ship afloat even when financial woes plagued ECW."

"Speaking of ECW, of the many top hands that made their mark in ECW, none were more uniquely talented than Rob Van Dam who is one of the hottest ‘free agents’ available right now. It would seem to me that RVD would be a high priority to any wrestling organization and that facilitating a travel schedule to his liking should be attainable. RVD is a one of a kind talent who connects with his fan base and Rob’s in ring work is singularly his which would be a breath of fresh air to many TV broadcasts."

"Interesting night for Jerry Springer on Monday."

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