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4. Tommy Dreamer Made ECW History


ECW as a brand had reached Main Event levels of irrelevance by 2009, and was only good for the occasional decent TV match. That said, Tommy Dreamer, the heart and soul of ECW as folks prefer to remember it, made history at the inaugural Extreme Rules.

By defeating Christian and Jack Swagger to win the ECW title in a Triple Threat Match, he became the first and only man to win the ECW belt in both the original promotion (defeating Taz in 2000) and in the WWE brand. Not even Rob Van Dam can claim that.

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Written by Justin Henry

In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.