ECW woes in early 2000

Within a few weeks or so in January/February, Candido left for WCW, Sabu left forever, RVD broke his ankle and was gone for 4 months.

These blows came after Shane left months earlier for a fat WCW contract, plus Tazz and Dudleys departed for WWF.

These had to be massive losses for Paul E? He brought in freaking Erik Watts, Chaz Taylor (of GWF "fame"), and pushed Justin Credible even HARDER!? what a sad shitshow

Yup.  It sure was.