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Top 15 Worst Ex-WWE Talent Signings By ECW

Former Extreme Championship Wrestling stars Bubby Ray Dudley, Devon Dudley and Tommy Dreamer were standing inside of a World Wrestling Entertainment ring together as an adoring crowd chanted “ECW! ECW!” in support of the wrestlers. This occurred in 2015, nearly 15 years after ECW was forced to close its doors for good. That is just one story that speaks to how much fans loved ECW when it was around and how fondly that company is remembered years after its demise. There has never been anything like ECW since the glory days of the company and it is likely that we will never again see anything like it.

Paul Heyman, who ran the company that was once known as Eastern Championship Wrestling until it became “extreme,” has said in interviews that ECW was a wrestling version of the “Island of Misfit Toys.” Some wrestlers went on to have great careers after receiving a break in ECW. Chris Jericho, Rob Van Dam, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko are just a few examples. These men eventually made great money and won championships while performing in World Championship Wrestling and/or the WWE. Jericho, Van Dam and Guerrero won world championships in the WWE.

Not all of the performers who worked in ECW during in the 1990s were future stars who simply needed an opportunity to work for a national company. Some were, as stated in the description that Heyman has used, misfits. Those individuals found work in ECW because they were recognized names who had performed in the WWE, WCW and/or the National Wrestling Alliance. Some, like Terry Funk, helped ECW out quite a bit. Others, however, had missable runs in ECW, so much so that you may have forgotten or never even knew that they worked for the company.

15 15. Luna Vachon 

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14 14. Rick Rude 

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13 13. Jake Roberts 

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12 12. Viscera/Big Daddy V 

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11 11. Dudley Dudley 

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10 10. Horace Hogan 

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9 9. One Man Gang 

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8 8. Nikolai Volkoff 

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7 7. Tully Blanchard

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6 6. Justin Credible 

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5 5. Scott Hall 

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4 4. Sid 

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3 3. Doink 

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2 2. Marty Jannetty 

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1 1. Jim Neidhart 

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Jim Neidhart is somewhat of the black sheep of the famous Hart wrestling family. While Neidhart was a perfectly acceptable wrestler inside of the ring and on the microphone, he did not have the talent had by Bret “Hitman” Hart or by Owen Hart. Neidhart, thus, jumped from promotion to promotion in the 1990s. One of organizations was ECW. Neidhart's time in the company was brief, as he eventually found a home in the WWE. Odds are that Neidhart would not have done much in ECW had he remained with the company, as Heyman had other and better options to push at the tops of cards.

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