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 Posted: Thu Aug 8th, 2019 06:55 pm
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tamalie wrote: RollerJam aired after ECW on TNN and was taped for a while at the Universal Studios Florida theme park studio once used by WCW and later by TNA. The skaters used inline skates instead of traditional roller skates. Some TV producers came up with and owned the show, but they used Jerry Seltzer of the old Roller Derby as a figurehead commissioner for a while. They tried different gimmicks to get people to watch, but it never found an audience. The rules weren't the same as classic Roller Derby or Roller Games and the booking got caught up too much in the storyline stuff at the expense of the action. Ken Resnick was the announcer for a while. ECW greatly resented this show because it was felt that TNN gave RollerJam more attention and promotion. This was addressed bitterly, among other grievances, in the infamous promo Paul Heyman cut near the end of the line that TNN censored by dropping out the audio and running a crawl that mocked him.
ECW trashed the show, but they were forced to do some cross-over stuff.  A few ECW stars appeared on at least 1 episode IIRC. 



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