Cheers! The problem with internet forums and wwe as a whole is the age demographic that it markets to. There is a solid difference between fans in my opinion. WWE fans are more dictated to with what they see. Due to this the ratings fell from the 6.0's it used to draw because people dont like to be dictated to. Those that are indifferent are just there to do something or spaceout (as in watching television) the remaining crowd have been following the brand so long they cant remove themselves from the rehashed ideas. Its denial. Always expecting that at any moment something could improve it. Perhaps they have another great orator in the works and his amazing promos and mic time will make up for his lack of content. On the otherhand ECW's ratings grew. They started with virtually nothing. The fans marked out and the heads listened up. From this the ratings grew, attendence grew and a cult following started. Vinnie seeing this started luring their members away. Same with WCW. Offer a nice contract and preemptively strike the cancer before it can spread. Remove the compitition and monopolize the industry. In the end that way of thinking was the undoing. The creative team wasnt all that creative and ratings fell. The cancer wasnt cancer at all but is was AIDS. Although the best medical treatment was offer the diseased was resurfaced. Coincidently WCW fell and became a footnote on a backpage article. This is the great thing about ECW fans. They love the business. They love the sport and they respect each other. Never before have I seen a group of fans like that (with the exception of die hard World Cup fans). To say that about anything to do with wrestling is noteworthy. They arent fans. In hammerstein ballroom there were brothers. Guys from all walks of life. Carpenters, Plumbers, Cops, Firemen, Students, even kids. Blue collar workers. The muscle of society. These arent ignorant individuals. They dont like to be dictated to be a subpar creative team. ECW to the rescue. These men get together for one night. Not one word about world events. Not one word about crime. Not one word about anything unless its ECW, Beer, Girls (or anything to do with) and that about sums it up. Notice how these leftfield chants are always in unison? Who comes up with half this stuff? Ill tell ya. A room full of guys that may have had nothing in common until they all entered the venue. Thats when friends were made. That wasnt a room full of fans. They were brothers that knew better. If i havent made it obvious i have an extremely high level of respect for the fans of ECW. It is because of these gentlemen that i am able to watch program that i was disappointed losing when the company folded. To these men and then secondly the men who run ECW and bleed ECW i am in debt. Wow what a tangent. My point was originally going to be that kids are mostly wwe fans (age demographic 6-15). Around 15 they get bored experiment with drugs and alcohol and discover the vagina and move on. The men that support ECW are just that. MEN. We find time for all those things but take a vacation day to watch our favorites give their heart and soul for their very fans!