RVD Attacks WWE Officials, WWE Wrestlers Over ECW PPV

Brian Cantor


In an interview with The London Sun, Rob Van Dam spoke rather candidly about the ECW PPV. Van Dam, who is credited with first pitching the idea for the PPV, feels there is a faction within WWE trying to undermine its success:

“It will always be a problem because there are certain voices higher-up that like to flatten out anything that could jeopardize their stronghold, rather than seeing the overall benefit to the industry of something like this. So, for sure, there is going to be some turbulence and some swimming up stream. But this show has a strong possibility of finishing as the third biggest PPV of the year. And if that happens there’s one guy in the office who is really good at making decisions and has the best interests of this business in his heart.”

He also attacked the decision to include RAW and SmackDown! “invasions” at the show:

“Those guys are definitely not going to be drawing the ratings for this PPV. They are definitely not selling any seats. Nobody’s coming to see them and they have no business being there. The original plan was to have only ECW alumni on this show. There is no place for somebody pretending they’re hardcore when they were never there, whether they’ve got a sledgehammer in their hand or not! The WWE writers are taking part in the show, but us true hardcore ECW guys will vote out anything ridiculous they try to add to it.”

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