There were discussions about turning ECW into a reality show in 2000 to save the company

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“That Was Excessive” with The Blue Meanie, Joel Gertner, and Josh Shernoff debuted this week on The present will embrace tons of behind-the-scenes tales from ECW and this week’s present covers ECW’s first pay-per-view, Barely Authorized.

Listed here are some transcribed highlights and scroll down to look at/hearken to your entire podcast.

Blue Meanie made an attention-grabbing commentary concerning the Mass Transit incident in ECW: “The entire irony about Mass Transit was each New England present, Boston space present, Killer Kowalski would come to these exhibits and produce his college students. One time there was a younger China who was a pupil there watching the pre-show exercises. So this child, Mass Transit exhibits up and says he’s a pupil of Killer Kowalski and he skilled with Killer Kowalski. That is the one present Killer didn’t present up at. So the one time Killer Kowalski doesn’t present up, this child exhibits up and says he was skilled by Killer Kowalski. If Killer Kowalski had been there, he may have mentioned that is bull s**t and issues may have been averted.”

Joel Gertner on the rumor if the facility went out proper after the PPV ended: “There are city legends, nonetheless, that we had sufficient juice for precisely the period of time we have been on the air and that proper as we went off the air, we have been going off the air, that the transformer blew and the facility went out. I’ve heard so many tales about so many alternative issues revolving round both the facility or the transmission feed or the audio that it’s like a film. We simply, by the pores and skin of our tooth, obtained that present up and operating.”

Gertner talked about rumors he heard about saving ECW earlier than they went out of enterprise: “In a while in ECW, perhaps in the direction of the very finish to attempt to reserve it, you need to discuss city legend, a few of us are listening to that perhaps there may be discuss ECW changing into a actuality present much like what they’ve now with Miz & Mrs. or Complete Divas or Complete Bellas the place it appeared like perhaps what ECW may change into is half what it already was, an in-ring episodic wrestling present like the remaining, and the opposite half could be the boys using with one another to the cities, and on the town, and simply present how loopy the Excessive Wrestling life was like. I believe the explanation why we got, whether it is true, that we have been being given severe consideration for the fact format in the direction of the tip, I believe the explanation for that’s our firm and our troupe and our roster, we had the sort of household and we had the sort of morale and bond that it might have made for riveting, compelling tv to see these guys using to the cities and thru the cities as household after which going within the ring and killing one another.”

Blue Meanie talked about Joey Types’ response after the Barely Authorized PPV: “As soon as that PPV ended, my foremost reminiscence was watching Joey Types standing in the midst of the locker room stuffed with different performers and simply breaking down and weep, overtly weep. He simply stood there and took off his glasses, began rubbing his eyes and began crying. Guys went over and all of us put our arms round him. The PPV, the manufacturing firm, didn’t need him working by himself and Paul fought him and mentioned, hey, he’s our man. He’s going to do the play by play. Apart from Tommy popping out for the primary occasion, he referred to as a nationally syndicated PPV by himself.  That was the primary reminiscence of the present in spite of everything was mentioned and completed was the emotion of Joey Types breaking down in tears within the locker room.”

Click on under to take a look at the primary episode of “That Was Excessive.”

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