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By PWInsiderXtra Readers on 5/2/2007 11:05 AM

I never thought I'd say this, but I think I'd rather watch a Snitsky squash match than Extreme Expose dance.  Well, almost. 

RVD vs. Vince next week?  I smell an Umaga appearance. 


I honestly think that, for the first time in a long time, all three brands are putting good stuff together. Maybe it's because of the potential threat that TNA has become, but Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW all seem to be doing a lot better than they were doing a while ago. The future hall-of-famers are doing their thing on Raw, you can always expect good wrestling on Smackdown!, but as of late, if you want good consistent storylines (with some decent wrestling), ECW is definitely the show to watch. Six months ago, watching ECW was pretty painful on the eyes, but if you can watch it without reminiscing about the pre-2001 ECW, the show is pretty damn good.

It all started with Mr. McMahon coming to ECW and pretty much saying that Elijah Burke was "the man." Nowadays, he's living up to the boss' hype. The storyline between CM Punk and the New Breed has had its twists and turns, and today, all the new developments between the New Breed makes me want to tune into ECW next Tuesday. The four-way match was cool, too, and it was a nice use of all of the Originals. I've never seen a lot of them fight one another since I didn't watch the original ECW, so this was a real "first" for me.
Another thing I'm happy about is the fact that Bobby Lashley is no longer ECW Champion. At least with Mr. McMahon, ECW can travel down different paths. Mr. McMahon isn't going to have a 5-star classic match with anyone, but in all fairness, neither will Bobby. I can't really say that I'm excited about watching Rob Van Dam vs. Mr. McMahon next week, but again, Bobby was a bore. (Ironically, the funniest part of ECW involved Lashley. Lashley asked Estrada to repeat whom he couldn't hit and then asked Estrada his name. Estrada resorted back to, "my naaaame is Armando...," and I couldn't help but laugh at Estrada's facial expression when he realized the point Lashley was trying to make.)
Anyway, ECW was good with some good matches and some nicely-developed storylines. I can't believe I'm saying this, but Raw could learn a thing or two from these guys....
Wyatt Angle
Bowling Green, Ohio


Can someone tell me how it is that the ECW Originals hate Vince McMahon enough to be willing to wrestle each other for a shot at him, but no one just hauled off and hit him during that never ending promo?  Oh, that's right, because Vince would fire them.  How Extreme.