Shane Douglas Talks End Of ECW, TNA

AOL Fanhouse’s Brian Fritz talked with Shane Douglas about the end of WWE’s version of ECW. Douglas foresaw this, and thinks Vince McMahon had a specific goal in mind be resurrecting the company:

My personally opinion – and I think the opinion of a lot of fans – is that Vince McMahon simply wanted to stop fans from chanting “ECW” when they saw someone they either didn’t like or they did like and one of the most difficult things to sanitize on tape is crowd sound. So if you see the crowd chanting “ECW” and their fist is pounding three times and they try to sanitize that with crowd cheers, it’s very obvious. So, from a production standpoint, I think Vince McMahon thought he had an agenda that he had to adhere to.

He also talks about the state of wrestling (he considers TNA a company that’s done nothing with all of Dixie Carter’s investment in it), the genesis of the original ECW, what Vince could have done with ECW as a separate promotion in 2001, and more.

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