WWE (earlier WWF) stands for World Wrestling Entertainment and is an American integrated media and entertainment company which is known for professional wrestling. Headed by current CEO Mr. Vince McMahon, WWE is one of the biggest brands in sports entertainment history. WWE was started on January 7, 1953 and earlier known as WWF (World Wrestling Federation). After 9/11 incident, the WWF was transformed to WWE.
Over the time, WWE has dominated the professional wrestling world by hiring the most talented superstars. This includes hiring of talents from its competitors like ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) and WCW (World Championship Wrestling). In this post on Write Views, we will discuss the Top 5 ECW Superstars Picked By WWE (WWF) over the time.
Chris Jericho (Birth name: Christopher Keith Irvine) is an American-Canadian professional wrestler and is one of the most popular and talented WWE superstar in the history of professional wrestling. He started his wrestling career in 1990 and later joined ECW in 1995. In 1996 WCW and later in 1999 picked by WWF (WWE). Thereafter his career grows rapidly and he become one of the most popular faces on WWF (WWE) who was one of the top pick from ECW Superstars list.
Rey Mysterio is a big bomb in a small box. This American professional wrestler made his career debut in 1989. In 1995, he joined ECW and later switched to WCW in 1996. Later in the year 2002, Rey Mysterio was picked by WWF (WWE). During his tenure in WWE, he won many titles including the World Heavyweight Championship.
Eddie Guerrero was a popular American professional wrestler who started his wrestling career in 1992. After joining ECW in 1995 and WCW later in the same year, he was picked by WWF (WWE) in the year 2000. He got recognition during his career with WWE and became one of the most entertaining wrestlers in professional wrestling history. On November 13, 2005 he left this world at an age of just 38 years.
The Dudley Boyz
The Dudley Boyz is one of the most popular Tag Team in the history of WWE. This professional wrestling tag team consists of Bubba Ray Dudley (Mark LoMonaco) and D-Von Dudley (Devon Hughes). The Dudley Boyz started their career in 1996 with ECW and later on picked by WWF (WWE) in 1999. After joining WWE, they become widely popular tag team just like Hardy Boyz.
Rob Van Dam (RVD)
Rob Van Dam (Rob Szatkowski) well known as RVD is an American professional wrestler. He started his professional wresting career in 1990 before joining WCW in 1992. In 1996 he was picked by ECW and later by WWE (WWF) in 2001. After joining WWE, his career got head start and he become one of the most entertaining WWE superstars. RVD is the only wrestler in history to have held the WWE Championship, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Rhyno (Terrance Guido Gerin) is an American professional wrestler, actor and politician. He made is wrestling debut in 1995. In the year 1999, he joined ECW and later picked by WWF (WWE) in 2001. He got popular while he was working with WWE. Right now he is working with TNA wrestling.
So, these were the Top 5 ECW superstars (including 1 bonus superstar) who were hired by WWE and got popularity across the globe. In next article we will discuss the Top 5 WCW Superstars Picked By WWE (WWF).