This week’s edition of Online Update is dedicated to the new NECW Heavyweight Champion, Sean Burke. It’s a 15-minute piece that allows Burke to talk about how he got his start in wrestling and also recaps the tournament that he won to become the champ. They even bring in his trainer, Antonio “The Promise” Thomas (formerly one half of The Heart Throbs in WWE) to discuss how he feels about one of his students winning the title.
Burke presents himself pretty well and while I think he needs a little work on his mic skills he is head and shoulders above some of the guys I see on WWE TV every week. I feel like NECW is really pushing Burke as their next big star and they want everyone to like the guy. This could backfire in a Rocky Maivia kind of way, especially since it looks like Burke is going to play a straight up babyface. I think they need to give him a little bit more of an attitude, but one of the nice things about NECW fans is that they will support hard working local talent. So there is a chance that Sean Burke will take off and be the face of the company as it attempts to grow and expand into the new year.