WWE News: ECW legends backstage at SmackDown 900 for filming new ECW show
A show based on ECW to be on the WWE Network?
During a recent episode of the Taz Show, former WWE Superstar/Commentator and ECW Legend Taz announced that Paul Heyman, Tommy Dreamer and Bubba Ray Dudley were all backstage with him during SmackDown's 900th episode, which also acted as the go-home show for this Sunday's Survivor Series.
Taz told that the former ECW veterans were filming an ECW special for the WWE Network.
Taz told that he was surprised and delighted to be a part of the aforementioned project. He said that he was treated very well upon reaching the arena and concluded by saying that as of now, he cannot go into the details regarding the show.
A few weeks ago, Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that WWE is looking to create new content for the WWE Network with Paul Heyman and John "Bradshaw" Layfield aka JBL.
According to the report from Observer, WWE may create a show based on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, with prominent wrestling fan, Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 participating as a pro-wrestling reporter for the show.
Heyman in the past has already hosted one show on the Network concerning ECW, with former WWE Employee/ECW Legend Joey Styles, called ECW Exposed.
Taz became a well-known figure in the wrestling scene through his stint in ECW. He'd been a two-time ECW World Champion, as well as, a two-time ECW TV Champion. He made his WWE debut in 2000 during "The Alliance" story arc.
During his stint as a wrestler, he went on to become a three-time WWF Hardcore Champion and WWF Tag Team Champion, with Spike Dudley.
Taz wrestled for two years in the company before joining the SmackDown commentating booth with Michael Cole. He left the WWE after his contract expired and went to work for TNA. Taz left the company in 2015 and then later started his internet radio show called, The Taz Show.
The Taz Show has had many guests including Jim Ross, Bull James, PWInsider's Mike Johnson and several other entities from the wrestling industry. Taz also takes calls from his audience members.
Heyman is currently working within the company as Brock Lesnar's manager after working as a commentator and also as a writer for SmackDown. Tommy dreamer who's also worked in the past for the WWE, now manages House of Hardcore, his personal wrestling promotion.
Bubba Ray Dudley left the WWE the day after SummerSlam and now works in the Independent Circuit. He's scheduled to face BROKEN Matt Hardy at Delete WCPW.