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5 Superstars who succeeded in both WCW and WWE

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:00 IST

Stone Cold Steve Austin with Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon
Stone Cold Steve Austin with Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon

It has been over 18 years since WCW folded and the Attitude Era came to a fitting end. Throughout the mid to late 90s, WWE and WCW were at each other's throats and this resulted in possibly the greatest era in professional wrestling history, with the business getting mainstream attention on a regular basis, and ratings reaching all-time highs.

WCW was all about nWo at the time, and the faction reigned over the promotion for the better part of its existence. Although the company was slammed for relying on stars from the past, it did create a bunch of future Superstars too. A majority of WCW's top performers went on to compete in WWE after WCW's ship sank.

Many didn't turn heads over in WWE, but there were a few who found success in the company that was once competition. Let's look at 5 Superstars who succeeded in WCW and then went on to do the same in WWE.

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#5 Booker T

Booker T
Booker T

Booker T and his brother Stevie Ray signed with WCW back in the early 90s, after Sid Vicious recommended them to do the same. The duo went on to become a mainstay in the WCW Tag Team division, and feuded with the likes of The Nasty Boys, Lex Luger & Sting, and The Outsiders.

He was pushed as a singles star in 1997, after which he went on to win the WCW TV title as well as the WCW title. Booker won a whopping 21 titles in WCW, before the company went down and he signed with WWE.

In WWE, Booker remained a mid-card Superstar for years (barring a feud with Triple H for the World title), before winning the World title in 2006 after defeating Rey Mysterio. His decorated WWE career came to an end in 2007, but Booker T came back in 2011 and took on announcing duties. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Published 01 Aug 2019, 11:04 IST
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