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Top 15 Wrestlers To Succeed In Both WWE and WCW

Any long time wrestling fan has fond memories of watching both WWE and WCW and having the luxury of enjoying two top wrestling promotions. WWE is still as powerful as ever and controls the entire wrestling landscape but WCW has been gone for over 14 years now and the void is still felt. Most top wrestlers would switch companies at some point, as the leverage was in their favor with two high paying and mainstream promotions competing against each other. While most worked for both companies at some point through their careers, very few wrestlers succeeded in both.

Many had better times in WWE such as Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero and Chris Jericho. WCW was known for not wanting to give younger wrestlers a chance to move up the card and acclimate themselves into the main event picture so they were stuck in the midcard. That led to an abundance wrestlers becoming frustrated about their inability to move into the higher spots on the card where the money was much better. A lot of those wrestlers were given new chances in WWE and made the best of it, succeeding much more with Vince McMahon than Ted Turner.

On the other side of the former pro wrestling dynamic, WWE has always had the reputation of not wanting to give a credible push to wrestlers that were very popular in WCW. Guys like Scott Steiner, Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page were never used to the best of their abilities and dealt with questionable booking decisions. The rumor mill believes Vince McMahon doesn’t like pushing stars he didn’t create, so many established WCW stars completely flopped in WWE. This list will break down the very select few to do the impossible as these are the top 15 wrestling stars to succeed in both WWE and WCW.

15 Sting

via bleacherreport.com

14 Eric Bischoff

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13 Chris Benoit

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12 Ricky Steamboat

via allwrestlingsuperstars.com

11 The Road Warriors

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10 Scott Hall

via sportskeeda.com

9 Sycho Sid

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8 Bobby Heenan

via wrestlezone.com

7 Rick Rude

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6 Ric Flair

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5 Randy Savage

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4 Big Show

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3 Kevin Nash

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2 Booker T

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1 Hulk Hogan

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Hulk Hogan’s best work in WWE is arguably the greatest run by a face in wrestling history. “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan’s best work in WCW is arguably the greatest run by a heel in wrestling history. In the 80s, Hogan was the face of the WWE and took the company to new heights in mainstream entertainment, including being the star of the first few WrestleMania events. Making the move to WCW, Hogan would turn heel in shocking fashion by being the most important member of the newly formed nWo and would cause WCW to achieve the most success in its existence. As great as many were for both companies, no wrestler achieved as much success in both WWE and WCW as Hulk Hogan did.

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