In 1996, the internet was still young and fresh, and a site named Wrestlecrap had taken the wrestling fandom by storm.
Also ECW had money troubles.
These two circumstances somehow resulted in Tod Gordon challenging R.D. Reynolds to do better, and relying on his, uh, incredible financial muscle to bail out the company. Don't worry about it too much man, I scrapped my original backstory of Great Power Uti taking over USWA through an email scam.
((I will probably do predictions because that seems good at keeping people engaged! Please be forewarned that I know virtually nothing about actual ECW, so if you are expecting anything realistic or fitting in with existing lore, you're gonna be sad))
Look at all those chickens O, the land of cloudless day! O, the land of an unclouded sky!