As we noted earlier in the week, WWE filmed an ECW special for the WWE Network backstage at Tuesday’s SmackDown 900 show from Wilkes-Barre, PA. Paul Heyman, The Dudley Boyz, Taz and Tommy Dreamer were involved, with Corey Graves hosting.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE specifically did not want Joey Styles involved, a sign that there is heat with him related to his departure from the company earlier this year. Styles was ousted for comments about “why WWE pushes Roman Reigns” during a web clip. WWE’s decision to avoid working with Joey Styles on the ECW project was prior to his Donald Trump joke at last weekend’s Evolve show, so that adds additional context to his standing with the company.
At one point Jim Ross was considered as the host for the ECW special, but ultimately they went with Graves. No word yet on when it will air. Bubba Ray Dudley tweeted on Wednesday evening:
A sign of things to come…w/ @HeymanHustle @THETOMMYDREAMER @OfficialTAZ #ECW pic.twitter.com/dsxKwx8kU2
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) November 17, 2016