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The Most Notable ECW Stars in the Promotion’s Existence

On Sunday night’s Night of Champions, Rob Van Dam unearthed a move (The Van Terminator) on Alberto Del Rio that had the Michigan crowd on its feet and they started to chant letters that every wrestling fan was familiar with. Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was the most unique, innovative and influential wrestling promotion of the nineties. Led by mastermind Paul Heyman, they reinvented the wheel and threw everything you knew about this sports entertainment industry and spray-painted in with hardcore, low-budget violence that everyone fell in love with. ECW has had an abundance of unsung heroes (Mick Foley, Terry Funk, 2 Cold Scorpio and the Blue World Order, to name a few) and many of you may not agree with this list, yet when these names are mentioned you cannot help but shout out in unison a very loud E-C-W.

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  • The Devourer of Dimensions

    Sabu? Sandman? Rob Van Dam? How can you not include them?

    • Bignic

      This the same guy who got the back article wrong.

  • stevewizer

    Tazz, Sabu, Sandman, and RVD would make ten. *wink*

  • Devon

    RVD, Taz, Sabu, Sandman, Raven & Dreamer are ECW!!!

  • Mike Honcho

    Funk, Sabu, and Sandman should be on this list.

  • JMD

    No RVD, No Malenko, No Benoit, No Guererro, No Mysterio, No Sandman…Sabu…Taz (just one Z)….Jericho… Pitbulls. Eliminators. Heck, even Justin Credible.

    ECW gave the states the lucha style. Paul brought it in, fans loved how insane it was, and it wasn’t long before those guys were snapped up by WCW or WWE

    ECW tag team division in it’s heyday was a sight to see. Nu Jack was notable, but he made a lot more noise, IMHO, as one half of the Ganstas. Their brawls with Public Enemy were violent and entertaining.

    Don’t forget that ECW breathed new life into Austin, hence why he was there @ One Night Stand.

    Can’t forget Mikey Whipwreck or Joey Styles either, and I am sure I left names off (not even going into the ladies).

    • JMD

      and see, just like that i remembered leaving Stevie Richards and the bWo off the list.

  • Alex Giardini

    Hey guys,
    I actually did include RVD, Sabu, Sandman, and Tazz on the list – there is a bug with the website and once that is fixed, you will see 10 slides. Sorry for the mixup but I assure you, I’d never write a piece without leaving those ECW legends out.

    • MegaTt420

      There’s only one ‘z’ in Taz. WWE added the extra z to make it a name they could own.

  • MegaTt420

    The Dudley Boys weren’t the most popular tag team, they were the most hated. In 1998-1999, they were easily the most hated wrestlers in the US. They almost started riots often back then. The Heatwave 1999 PPV seemed close to one. They used to challenge the crowd to come into the ring, and fight them.

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