Paul Heyman revealed to WWE.com, why he picked Shane Douglas for the birth of the original ECW.
"Shane Douglas's work in the first 11 months as The Franchise of ECW was so groundbreaking. He made people forget about his on-air persona in WCW and successfully reinvented himself as The Franchise in ECW. He became a homegrown talent in the same way The Public Enemy, Tommy Dreamer and Joey Styles were recognized as homegrown talent. Though the term ECW Original wasn't in vogue during August 1994, he was certainly accepted by that audience with the branding stamp of ECW across his persona."
Watch: Shane Douglas sends a message to former NWA Champions and then introduces the new ECW World Title.