On the June 17, 2007 WWE.COM Draft. The following WWE Superstars were traded to ECW: Viscera, who changed his name to Big Daddy V and was given a whole new gimmick. Johnny Nitro, who changed his name to John Morrison. And The Miz. While Sandman, Hardcore Holly and The Major Brothers were drafted off ECW.
Paul heyman the owner of ECW in the 1990's survived on a check to check basis from sponsership for a theme song 2 cold Scorpio used but when WWF wanted Scorpio they began to pay ECW the same amount as the sponsor did so even know WWF and ECW where suppossed to be rivals in Reality WWF owner Mr. McMahon was keeping ECW alive with his weekly checks
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ECW Superstar Big Show, became the first person to hold the WWE Championship, WCW Heavyweight Championship and the ECW World Heavyweight Championship when Big Show won the ECW title on the July 4, 2006 edition of Extreme Championship Wrestling. Big Show won the WCW title on two occasions (October 29, 1995 and April 22, 1996) and the WWE title twice (November 14, 1999 and November 17, 2002).