Backstage ECW Notes, SD! Rating, New WWE Hiring, More

WWE has apparently given up on the idea of airing ECW on a tape delay basis.

Smackdown posted a 3.0 rating based on the Fast National Numbers last night. Last week's Smackdown did a 3.1 fast national number.

From Jeff Sheridan: I received the following e-mail from the Madison Square Garden network, "MSG Classics will be airing (again) during the summer."

Dave Meltzer reports that WWE has hired James Tyler Bailey in the new position of director of talent relations. Bailey will be working full-time as a college and pro level athlete recruiter. Bailey had previously worked for WWE during the XFL days.