As with RAW and SmackDown, Vince McMahon will have the final creative say as to what takes place in the ECW brand.

Nonetheless, as head honcho for the brand, Paul Heyman will have considerably more freedom than the RAW and SmackDown! writers.

McMahon views ECW as an opportunity to try new concepts, testing both storyline philosophy and in-ring style he would not be eager to display on existing WWE television.

Thus, Heyman will have some latitude to script his own ideas and promote his own vision of ECW in 2006.

As reported earlier, however, there is pressure to draw a profit from the ECW brand, so McMahon will still have a vested interest in what the brand does to succeed.

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