Underappreciated and hidden under a mask as Mr. J.L. in WCW, Jerry Lynn was given his first opportunity to shine in ECW. Lynn spent four years mesmerizing live crowds and TV audiences with his ability to adapt to any wrestling style. Moving seamlessly between mat wrestling, high-flying and even tables, ladders and chairs contests, Lynn routinely stole shows against ECW standouts like Justin Credible, Mikey Whipwreck and Lance Storm.
It wasn’t until he tied up with Rob Van Dam, however, that the world found out just how great Jerry Lynn was. At that time, nobody had matched RVD’s speed, agility and athleticism, but Lynn pushed Van Dam to the limit every time they tangled. Before his ECW tenure was over, the dynamic competitor won the ECW World Heavyweight Championship in front of family and friends in The Twin Cities — a well-deserved honor for one of pro wrestling’s best. — J.S.