“GORE! GORE! GORE!” The Man Beast from The Motor City bulldozed his way into ECW and the national spotlight in 1999. Immediately matched up against main eventers, Rhyno struggled initially. But as veteran members of the ECW locker room jumped to WWE or WCW, ECW replenished its ranks with younger talent and Rhyno lead the charge — literally.
The Man Beast destroyed Extreme icons like Raven, Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman. At ECW’s final show Guilty as Charged 2001, Rhyno made history by becoming the only competitor to hold the ECW World Heavyweight and ECW World Television Championships simultaneously. The Man Beast then parlayed his ECW success into an impactful four-year career as a WWE Superstar, winning both the Hardcore and the United States Championship. — J.S.