The Heyman Hustle has posted excerpts from a new, tell-all interview with former WWE and ECW talent Rob Van Dam which was conducted by The UK Sun. During the interview, Van Dam, dicusses how the "new" ECW was developed with himself, Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon, and mentions the exact moment that McMahon "ripped out his heart" when he decided to take ECW in a different direction. Below is an excerpt from the article, and you can read more if you CLICK HERE.
"When I first came up with the idea of One Night Stand, I never really thought about it being more than a single special night. But since it was such a success they were talking about doing part two and then creating a third brand, ECW, to continue the momentum. I first thought there was no way it was going to work. A lot of the original ECW wrestlers didn’t wrestle anymore, were in horrible shape and some of them were dead. Besides, the WWE introduced the ECW wrestlers that were left as heels. As if we didn’t have enough problems swimming upstream they wanted me, Balls, Dreamer, Sandman and Sabu to do stupid stupid s*** like come out and attack John Cena. They wanted to turn the fans against us, learn to hate us and then give us our own show! But it was Paul Heyman who said: "What if we get the original players who can still wrestle and we recruit new young talent who could adapt to the Extreme style like Matt Striker."