Presently, WWE is trying to settle on a location for the event. As it stands, it will either be held again in New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom or in Philadelphia, although not at the ECW Arena.
WWE is already in contact with Terry Funk about working the show. While Funk has yet to commit to the date, there have already been reports that WWE wants to base the promotion for the second event around Funk’s appearance.
Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit have already pitched the idea of working against each other in an Eddie Guerrero Tribute bout at the show. Malenko was unavailable for last year’s event but will certainly be there this year.
Tajiri is also expected to work the show.
Sources say that WWE will force outside talent to sign a stricter contract about working this year’s show. WWE does not want another “Hardcore Homecoming” event trading on its hype for an ECW reunion.