10 Super Rare Times WWE Promoted Rival Titles

9. Eliminating The Competition

Mickie James
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Paul Heyman had the devil in his eye when he asked if "this show sucked without ECW or what?" during a February 1997 invasion of Monday Night Raw, but he was fuelled by the Manhattan Centre popping huge for a double team spot missing for years from Vince McMahon's show.

When Perry Saturn and John Kronus drilled an aimless techie with a devastating Total Elimination and held up ECW's tag team titles, a division filled with the likes of The Godwinns, The Bodydonnas and The New Blackjacks looked genuinely pathetic by comparison.

The footage is interesting when watched back, too - both Saturn and Kronus hit the posts with the alien hardware expecting to be captured in all their glory by the hard camera, but focus instead goes in tight on an energised Paul Heyman instead. This proved to be the evening WWE brought the Legion Of Doom back for one last proper run, so there's every chance this directorial decision was made not to undercut the returning (and slightly ageing) legends.

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