Last week, Michael Cole boldly claimed that Goldberg was the greatest WCW Champion in history, and so it fairly felt apt to put his words to the test and have a go at ranking each of the company's former world champs.
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 history.
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.