Taz opens today’s show by discussing ECW’s Barely Legal PPV in more detail, only days after it’s 20th anniversary.
He says that after Thursday’s show, he was surprised by the amount of young fans who were unaware of this PPV’s existence. He understands that this footage was certainly tough to come by in years past, but he’s very happy that the PPV is now on the WWE Network, along with all the other ECW footage. This means that a whole new generation of fans can watch ECW programming for the first time.
Taz informs that it took an incredible amount of time and effort in order to make this PPV happen. Paul Heyman’s dedication to the business in particular, was something to witness. He adds that the majority of the pressure was felt in the weeks leading up to the event, but when the day of the PPV arrived, everyone was focused and prepared to make the event as successful as possible.
He says that WWE is ran like a family business, whereas ECW was ran like a friend business. There was no 9-5 mentality, as everyone involved knew that it was a full time, around the clock job. Taz still recalls Heyman basically living out of his car, where the back seats were always filled with ECW paperwork.