Final 8/25 WWE Raw Rating Drops Below a 3.0, Paul Heyman Talks Why He Chose Shane Douglas as ECW’s Franchise Player

Nick Paglino

Paul Heyman Talks Why He Chose Shane Douglas as ECW’s Franchise Player

shane douglasIn a new interview conducted for WWE.com, looking back at the birth of ECW, Paul Heyman had the following to say regarding why he chose Shane Douglas as ECW’s franchise player:

“Shane Douglas’s work in the first 11 months as The Franchise of ECW was so groundbreaking. He made people forget about his on-air persona in WCW and successfully reinvented himself as The Franchise in ECW. He became a homegrown talent in the same way The Public Enemy, Tommy Dreamer and Joey Styles were recognized as homegrown talent. Though the term ECW Original wasn’t in vogue during August 1994, he was certainly accepted by that audience with the branding stamp of ECW across his persona.”

Final 8/25 WWE Raw Rating Drops Below a 3.0

This week’s edition of WWE Raw, which saw the return of John Cena, drew a final 2.88 cable rating, which is down from last week’s 3.04 rating.

As we previously noted, this week’s show took in 3.97 million viewers, which is also down from last week’s 4.19 million viewers.

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