ECW Invading The WWE In 1997

  What was the story with ECW invading the WWE in early 1997?  Was there ever a plan that would've ended in a pay-off, or was the whole thing a booking on the fly deal?

Vince needed warm bodies to fill the show while the "real stars" were off on tour of Germany, and Heyman needed an outlet to advertise the first ECW PPV.  It was a win-win situation.​