Extreme Championship Wrestling may have been known for its hardcore style and anarchic reputation, but the company also gave a unique platform for wrestlers to find themselves.
ECW’s management allowed talent to find their true voice, and then work out how to get their persona across to the fans on a consistent basis.
Often the wrestling companies that benefited from this freedom most were WWE and WCW. This was because these multinationals poached the stars who garnered the most success from this format.
Of course, the talent who used this opportunity most effectively were often the best or most dedicated wrestlers.
This would normally mean that these were the men and women who would rise to the top anyway. Only, many on this list had already been let go by one of the big two organizations.
It is almost impossible to rank such a list due to variety of ways how these superstars used ECW. Subsequent prominence and success in the wrestling industry are the main factors in finding a place on the list, though.
Here are 10 such wrestlers who found themselves inside ECW and went on to have very successful careers in wrestling.