I’m not a huge fan of WWE’s Byte This webcast show. I find it to be a silly hypecast of kayfabe and ridiculousness. This week’s show however had Paul Heyman and Tommy Dreamer doing a great little two man show about ECW, about their careers, and about their futures.
Like I said, I’m not a huge fan of the show, but with heart felt call-ins from Stevie Richards, Bubba Ray Dudley, and even a snide little call from Eric Bischoff (who’s character and real life persona are both snake oil salesman slimy), it was a pretty cool show.
I think the way that Heyman and Dreamer are booking the show, not letting all of the matches out, doing guerrilla marketing, trying to keep it small and intimate, are all really cool things. The only slightly crappy thing about the show is that there will be quite a bit of WWE talent on the show.
I think however that when the show gets going, there is a good chance that WWE will realize they’ve got something special on their hands, and Vince will tell everyone to back the hell off and let Paul do his thing. He’s a lunatic, but he’s a good lunatic, and he’s one of those guys who can get you to drink his Kool Aid just with the power of his voice.