Jack Perry's recent heel turn has set the stage for a potential revival of Extreme Championship Wrestling's (ECW) spirit within AEW. The newly-crowned FTW Champion didn't hold back during the July 26 edition of "AEW Dynamite," as he launched a scathing attack on the now-defunct hardcore promotion and its legendary star, Taz, who also happens to be HOOK's father.
However, AEW producer and former ECW wrestler, Jerry Lynn, made a timely appearance to interrupt Perry's tirade. With AEW President Tony Khan openly expressing his admiration for ECW over the years, one of the promotion's most prominent figures, WWE Hall of Famer and tag team legend Bully Ray, believes he could play a crucial role in propelling Perry's character to new heights.
During a conversation on "Busted Open," Bully Ray shared his thoughts on how an ECW storyline could elevate Perry's career significantly.
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Holding nothing back, Bully Ray asserted that if he or even Tommy Dreamer were to make an appearance on "AEW Dynamite" to confront Jack Perry, the viewership would soar past the one million mark.
He firmly believes that the connection between Tommy Dreamer and Taz, who were the closest of friends, provides an incredibly compelling backstory that could be leveraged to perfection. The depth of their history would add authenticity to any ECW narrative, making it a winning formula that could boost Perry's popularity beyond measure.
While suggestions from fans about potential opponents for Perry have included names like Rob Van Dam and Rhyno, the likelihood of Taz stepping into the ring to challenge Perry remains remote. Taz has repeatedly emphasized that his wrestling days are behind him, and he is focused on other aspects of the industry.
In the midst of this intriguing development, wrestling fans are buzzing with excitement over the potential rekindling of ECW's essence within the AEW landscape. With the right creative direction and the involvement of ECW legends like Bully Ray or Tommy Dreamer, the stage is set for a riveting storyline that could breathe new life into AEW and catapult Jack Perry to superstardom.
The wrestling world eagerly awaits to see if AEW will embrace its hardcore roots and deliver a memorable clash that could leave a lasting impact on the industry.