I have to confess: I haven't seen anything of the old ECW, but the new one is just full of crap.
I recently saw the 2006 "One Night Stand", awesome show. And than I thought about the actual ECW show on Sci-Fi.
What the hell are they thinking? Such a low value show!
It looks like the WWE puts everything in the ECW they don't want to do in their two main brands.
Crappy wrestlers, crappy matches. Only once in a while a quite good match, but they are very rare.
And what about the extreme rules? I thought this was "extreme"?! So few matches, most of them are not even as good as what they show on Heat.
ECW died for me right before Wrestle Mania 23... when they had the huge push for the Umaga-Lashley match and nearly the whole 45 minutes of show were just stupid bla-bla-bla... and what... 9 minutes or so of actual wrestling... in 2 matches... I haven't seen it since and I will refuse to watch it again. It's just a waste of time.