ECW's Heyman set for RAW
Reports from the official web sites of the World Wrestling Federation
and Extreme Championship Wrestling have stated that something is cooking
for this evenings Raw Is War broadcast, based out of Washington, D.C.
"By now, we have all heard about Paul Heyman being in Washington, D.C.,
the site of tonight's RAW Is WAR. Why is Paul Heyman there? No one
knows for sure why Paul is in Washington. Whatever the reason for Paul
being in Washington, one must ask what will happen with ECW wrestlers?" ecwwrestling.com reported.
The ECW site made allusions to grapplers like Rhino, Jerry Lynn, and
Tajiri also making an appearance, possibly in conjunction with the
likely appearance of their former employer in Heyman.
"If Paul does show up on RAW, what will it mean for former ECW stars
Justin Credible, Rhino, Jerry Lynn, and Tajiri, all whom have signed
contracts recently with the WWF? Will Paul invade the WWF and start his
own faction within the WWF? Will Paul want to show wrestling fans just
how EXTREME he and his wrestlers can be?" the site stated.
The WWF was little more sedate in posting the news.
"ECW owner Paul Heyman is in Washington D.C. today -- the same place
where RAW IS WAR takes place tonight! Heyman has been the subject of
numerous Internet rumors as of late -- and rumor has it he might appear
on tonight's show in some capacity!" wwf.com reported.
Speculation is that Heyman's appearance will serve several purposes.
First, Heyman is being ticketed as a replacement to Jerry "The King"
Lawler, who left the WWF last week in protest of his wife Stacy Carter
being released. The second reason could be that Heyman has also joined
the WWF creative department. Also, with the recent signings of ECW
stars, it is looked upon that the WWF will also use Heyman in a story
line as the leader of an ECW faction that has come to take over the WWF.
Finally, his appearance on Raw will also most likely be used to promote
ECW's next PPV, which is touted as possibly being its last, and is
currently scheduled to occur on March 11.
Fans in Canada will have to wait until after the Brier
for RAW to air on TSN. The TSN schedule lists a half-hour of RAW from 10:30-11 pm ET, then the full show (minus TSN's typical editing of course) at midnight ET.
-- SLAM! Wrestling