More On ECW’s Future, Daivari To Speak, RAW, More

Ryan Clark


The Shoot sent this in: Former WWE superstar (Shawn) Daivari will be appearing on The Shoot this Thursday October 18th to discuss his release that occured earlier this week as well as other topics reguarding his WWE run, the current state of the WWE and his future plans in professional wrestling. The show goes LIVE at 8pm EST/5pm PST and can be streamed at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theshoot For those who can not listen live, a stream/download will be availiable 30 mins after the show goes off the air.

Khalid Saifullah sent word that the demo for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 is now available for download on XBOX Live Marketplace for the XBOX 360.

As a result of WWE formally announcing on ECW last night that they will be providing a commercial-free edition of the show every week on WWE.com, The Wrestling Observer is reporting that this move has led to a “flurry of speculation” within WWE over the future of ECW. With this commercial-free Internet version of ECW hitting the web along with the company making the move to merge talent between both ECW and Smackdown, it confirms that WWE is feeling pressure to get the ratings up for the show as Sci Fi hasn’t committed to renewing the current contract with the company that expires at the end of the year. Moving the show to WWE.com has caused many talent to get the impression that if they do end up losing TV on Sci Fi with the brand, there will at least be an alternative to see the show. These moves have caused many talent currently on the overseas tour to feel as if the brand has no real future anymore.

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