Does WWE have something special in store for us? Is it planning something big with ECW? These questions have been going around the internet for the past few days. The fans are in turmoil since these questions began to rise. New fans of WWE will not remember ECW, but speaking of the 90s kids, they have a vivid description of ECW in their mind. They lived during the ECW era knew how great a promotion it was. It was just as brutal and entertaining as it could get. It was one of the best wrestling promotions of the ‘Attitude Era’ as well as ‘PG Era’. Several superstars were a part of ECW. Jack Swagger, Sabu, Rob Van Dam, etc., were all part of the promotion.
Extreme Championship Wrestling was deemed to be the next big thing in the Wrestling World. It even had its own Heavyweight Championship belt. Later the company was bought by Vince McMahon and saw an unprecedented end due to the growing popularity of RAW and SmackDown. Coming back to the main topic, recently, WWE filed a new trademark for the ECW, and surrounding it everything started. In this article, we will be covering all the details regarding the ECW trademark. So keep on reading to know more and one more thing, the discovery is quite interesting.
Description Of The Trademark
The trademark for ECW was filed by WWE on 20th November. They did it with USPTO. The description goes something like this:
“ECW ™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of computer software, namely, software for the creation of mobile internet applications and client interfaces; Downloadable mobile applications for the streaming of audio and video content; downloadable ring tones, graphics and music via a global computer network and wireless devices; decorative refrigerator magnets; video and computer game tapes, video and computer game discs, video and computer game cassettes, video and computer game cartridges, video and computer game CD-ROMs, video output game machines for use with televisions; video and computer game software; cinematographic and television films, namely, motion picture films in the nature of sports entertainment; pre-recorded compact discs, pre-recorded videotapes, pre-recorded video cassette tapes, pre-recorded DVDs and pre-recorded audio cassettes, all featuring sports entertainment; interactive video game programs and computer game cartridges; mouse pads; disposable cameras; sunglasses; sunglass cases; prescription glasses; and optical cases, namely, cases for spectacles and sunglasses; cases for mobile phones; walkie talkies, protective helmets; sports helmets”
Is There A Future For ECW?
Looking at everything around, it is most likely that ECW will not be returning. The description supports this decision too. Even among so many disappointments, there is a little hope that we might be getting ECW again. Not in real life, but in video games. Everyone knows that WWE releases new video games each year. Their next installment WWE 2K22 will be out at the beginning of 2022, and we might get ECW over there. With so many wrestlers released from the WWE roster, it is more likely that they will bring back ECW to all of their games to fill up the missing places. Moreover, ECW had several wrestlers that we wish to play with.
“ECW is dead and I wish the same for each and every one of you.” –@HeymanHustle
— Graham "GSM" Matthews (@WrestleRant) November 20, 2021
Rey Mysterio, the 619 specialists, used to be the United States Champion during the ECW promotion. He even got a 2K showcase in the upcoming game. So it will be nice if we could see the masked warrior play under the ECW banner and explore his past experiences.
What Do The Fans Think?
ECW has been dead for several years, but the fans remain hopeful that they might see it again. The controversy with the ECW trademark is kind of like adding petrol to the fire. But the description put water on that fire. WWE’s true plans are still unknown. It might take some time to get to know them. Tell what you made of the ECW trademark being filed by WWE. What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you think ECW has a future? Or will it remain dead? Let us know.