According to a new report by PWInsider, WWE will be pulling the plug on the Heat series that airs every week on WWE.com and will be bringing ECW on Sci Fi tapings to the Raw brand starting this June after a company tour of Australia.
The plan at this point is to have the ECW brand performers at the Raw tapings as a way to increase interest and ratings for ECW on Tuesday night, making it now taped one day earlier on Monday night’s before the live broadcast of Raw.
With the company making this move it has been assumed that all ECW talent will join up with Raw house show events as well, but this hasn’t been confirmed. As a result, the Smackdown brand would become stand-alone TV taping and house show events.
WWE has informed TV affiliates that a “WWE Classics” series utilizing old footage would be replacing Heat very soon.