We are coming into the home stretch of this special on the WWE’s Championships through the years. We are now down to only the two secondary titles (Intercontinental and US) as well as the big boy, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This is going to get to the real meat and potatoes of the belts that the WWE recognizes and still defends to this day.
Before we get to the Worst and the Best of the US Championship, you NEED TO REMEMBER that this is a WWE ONLY list. In other words, even if the belt’s lineage includes the NWA/WCW lineage, we are only focusing on the belt since its reincarnation and initial title reign held by Eddie Guerrero in 2003. With that said, let’s get started with the lemons that hold the prestige of this belt down. Continue reading “Best and Worst WWE United States Champions”
The special continues with a title belt with an interesting history; The ECW World Championship. What started out as the top belt in Extreme Championship Wrestling (formerly Eastern Championship Wrestling) was resurrected when Vince McMahon and the WWE attempted to cash in on the ECW Brand at their disposal by having their own ECW event. What started out as an honest effort to resurrect the brand quickly failed to capture the hype of the original and after the December to Dismember fiasco, was soon turned into the precursor to WWE’s NXT. The premise being several young up and comers competing with a handful of seasoned veterans until they were ready to be shuffled on to Raw or SmackDown. Out of the ECW’s titles, the World title was the only one to be revived by the ECW branding.
While considered on par with titles such as the World Heavyweight and WWE Championship, the ECW World Championship did not have the emphasis that it once did and only a small handful of the WWE’s ECW champions held the title when it was still ECW only property. But that does not mean that the title didn’t have its fair share of stars and duds to hold the strap, which is what we are looking at today.
KEEP IN MIND (DISCLAIMER) This ECW Championship list is to commemorate WWE ONLY ECW champions. So you will not be seeing Shane Douglas, Sabu, Sandman, and so forth on this list. That is a list for another day. Plus, as always if you disagree with this list which is my own personal opinion, then please leave a comment and we can discuss. Continue reading “WWE Specials: Best and Worst WWE’s ECW Champions”