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December 4, 2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: ECW turmoil, WCW Mayhem review, more


With just days before its next PPV, Extreme Championship Wrestling is in a state of turmoil to the extent that Paul Heyman at first didn't want to even announce a card because he doesn't know what wrestlers would appear.

After many, if not most of the wrestlers and employees missed another check, putting them six weeks behind on pay, and with the Texas house shows officially canceled, the company only has three shows left on the books and a crew of panicked talent and an almost complete lack of trust among the talent toward Heyman.

The house shows scheduled for 12/8 and 12/9 in Dallas and Houston were canceled. At first word was spread that the cancellation was because some of the talent booked themselves on an indie show in Fort Worth on 12/7 (bookings that the local promotion, XSE, claimed Heyman pulled Steve Corino, Sandman, Yoshihiro Tajiri and Mikey Whipwreck from this past week), which somehow caused a Dallas cancellation.

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