Now, I’d love to say that someone’s since made a similar
remark about a former ECW Champion, but somewhat unsurprisingly I can’t. I can,
however, say that all of that talk about the greatest WCW Champions in history
did get me thinking about how that list would look within the context of the
Philly-based hardcore promotion.
So, based on a variety of objective criteria, including the number of reigns, the lengths of reigns and successful defences alng the way, as well as some
more subjective measures such as the quality of those stints as champion, this
article takes a stab at ranking every ECW World Heavyweight Champion in
Of course, I’m specifically talking about the true ECW
history here—that from 1992 to 2001—rather than the post-2006 abomination that
was the WWE re-boot. So, safe in the knowledge that you won’t be reading about
the desecrating reigns of the likes of Mr McMahon in 2007, sit back and enjoy
some ECW original goodness as we count down the top world champions in the history of the company.