HOW WWE RESOLVED THE ECW/NEW JACK ISSUE ON THE WWE NETWORK
By Mike Johnson
on 2014-03-27 19:15:07
When the WWE Network launched, a number of ECW PPVs featured segments involving New Jack edited out. At the time, we reported that this was due to a musical rights issue as WWE did not have the rights to the iconic Dr. Dre/Ice Cube song "Natural Born Killaz" which ECW used for years as Jack's theme song. Complicating that was that WWE was unable to edit the music off without losing the original commentary audio, so the matches were removed.
Over the last 24 hours, the ECW PPVs featuring Jack's matches were pulled from the Network and replaced with a new version of the show. Jack's appearances have returned, but with a new hip hop style instrumental song playing during his brawls and new voiceovers from Joey Styles replacing the old commentary, which originally featured Styles and Cyrus.
A huge thank you to Chris H. for his help.