10 Best Rivalries In ECW History

Best rivalries in ECW history

A long time ago, in a land far, far away - unless you live in Pennsylvania - a plucky little wrestling promotion tried to stand up to the big boys using truth, honesty, and buckets and buckets of blood. 

This was Extreme Championship Wrestling, or ECW for short, and as much as its penchant for violence made it popular, it was also home to some of the most compelling characters and stories you would find anywhere during the Monday Night War era. 

For this list, we’ve limited things to one entry per wrestler, and we’re only counting feuds that took place between 1994 and 2001. Apologies to Christian vs. Ezekiel Jackson, but you’re just not what we’re looking for. 

These are the 10 best rivalries in ECW history. 

10. Steve Corino vs. Dusty Rhodes

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Though they only had five matches together over the course of three months, the rivalry between up-and-comer Steve Corino and polka-dotted legend Dusty Rhodes did wonders for both men. Having not wrestled in half a decade, Rhodes left WCW in the year 2000 and made his first ECW appearance at their Guilty as Charged pay-per-view in January. 

Out came Corino, who bludgeoned the elder statesmen to begin their feud. They had their first and only pay-per-view singles match at Living Dangerously and, because a Rhodes was involved, it was, naturally, a Bullrope match. 

Whilst he might be best known today for his sweet dance moves and charismatic, rambling promos, Dusty had been in his fair share of bloody battles by this point, so didn’t hold back when fighting the King of Old School. The American Dream got the win here, but he put over Corino in his final match for the company at Cyberslam 2000. This was a great example of an old versus young feud that added some serious credibility to Corino and showcased Rhodes to a whole new generation of fans.

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