Basically this is Vinces' way of keeping ECW around and refusing to acknowledge his failure in the endeavor. He had the oppurtunity to present an alternative brand that could have been equal with Raw or Smackdown and become a huge success. It didn't even HAVE to be what the old ECW was, it just had to be different and presented as though they actually cared. Granted, they suffered some big hits in the development stages (RVD getting charged, Angle leaving), but their lack of effort resulted in the abysmal December to Dismember PPV, which ultimately led to Paul Heymans' departure and all hope for the brand. The ECW belt went to a guy who couldn't win the championship on SD! and if that weren't bad enough, it became a secondary prop in the McMahon/Trump feud.
With stale storylines continuing into no progression, ECW fell on the shoulders of the talent, and the talent carried it for a while. However, with the same matches week in and week out and half, if not more than half of the matches being squashes, the brand was doomed to fail, despite putting on entertaining bouts.
Yes, Biggy Daddy V was able to re-invent himself in ECW and yes, ECW allowed Punk a platform for him to catapult his popularity off of, but aside from that ECW has produced nothing and no one. Lets look at the talent. Mike Knox? Jabroni big guy, never gets any time. Kevin Thorn? He can beat up jobbers! Elijah Burke? Well, he HAD momentum going before he started losing to Punk and Dreamer every single match. Whoa whoa whoa, what about John Morrison? Surely he is a talent ECW can claim responsibility for!
Wrong. The Morrison character was fine in the begining, but its dragged and bored me. The look is a step up from what he was as Nitro, but he still can't deliver on the mic, especially with the garbage hes been given. I will say that his in-ring game has stepped up considerably, as now I can't NOT be entertained by his matches, but he had that ability before becoming Morrison...hes just elevated his game to match his status on the brand.
So no, ECW cannot trumpet the coming about of any talent sans BDV. ECW has produce no memorable storylines, no long well booked PPV matches, and has failed ultimately due to Vince not wanting to take a chance and present a different style of wrestling and present it on an equal platform.