One year later everything changed as the WWE decided against having Dreamer and Heyman have complete control over the event and they took more control. This likely had to do with the fact that soon after the event the ECW brand was introduced as a third brand on television. But with names like Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, and Big Show featured on the show it didn't have the same nostalgia as the first One Night Stand.
Due to the fact that a number of stars worked on the show that never worked in ECW and that affected the event, because it didn't feel small and it felt more like a WWE PPV than the type of PPV that the first one felt like. The nostalgia, intimacy, and small budget feel were all missing from this event which hurt the event as those characteristics is what made the first One Night Stand so special.