There are a number of wrestlers out there who remain loyal to one promotion and stay there for their entire careers. On the other hand, there’s others that switch between territories.
At the beginning of the 1990s, it was WCW that was the most popular brand, with WWF (now, of course, rebranded to WWE) overtaking it during the Monday Night Wars at the end of that decade. In 2001, WWF bought selected WCW assets, including wrestler contracts, meaning several performers switched between the two brands.
In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of TNA IMPACT. In 2010, it was a direct competitor to WWE on the Monday night timeslot. The promotion signed up ex-WWE Superstars Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Matt Hardy amongst others.
All Elite Wrestling (AEW), meanwhile, was founded in 2019, with ex-WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes as its executive vice president. One of its most well-known performers is Jon Moxley, previously known as Dean Ambrose in WWE. Former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho is also on the books.
WhatCulture have recently revealed a 10-man list featuring wrestlers who have performed on all four of the above brands. We’ll take a look at them in some more detail below.
10. Jerry Lynn
Lynn has a glittering array of accomplishments, having won titles in 24 different promotions. He won the ECW World Heavyweight Championship in 2001 and also spent a successful period in WCW, winning the Light Cruiserweight Championship in 1995. Lynn works at AEW as a coach and producer.
9. Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts
One of the most well-known names on this list, Roberts was a WWF icon in the late 1980s. He would carry around a live cobra with him, which once legitimately bit ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage in the leg, after it had been devenomised. Roberts is a WWE Hall of Famer and registered considerable success in WCW, winning two titles.
Taz is perhaps best known to younger fans for his WWE commentary stint in the mid-to-late 2000s, but he was also a fine in-ring performer as well. He is a two-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion, as well as a three-time WWF Hardcore Champion. He left WWE for TNA in 2009 and now commentates for AEW.
7. Tully Blanchard
Blanchard was part of the Four Horsemen stable, and won the WWF Tag Team title alongside Arn Anderson in 1989. He has appeared in ECW on several occasions, and was most recently seen on IMPACT in a non-wrestling role. He signed with AEW in 2019 as an adviser to Shawn Spears, and is also a WWE Hall of Famer.
6. Billy Gunn
Gunn made his name in WWF as part of the New Age Outlaws and D-Generation-X, winning the WWF/E World Tag Team Championship on 10 occasions, before moving to TNA in 2005. He has made sporadic appearances in WWE over the last decade and was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year.
5. Christopher Daniels
Daniels has spent a large proportion of his wrestling career with Ring of Honor, but has featured on all four promotions considered for this list. He has had significant success with TNA, winning 12 titles in total as well as the World Cup of Wrestling in 2013, and was one of the first signings to AEW last year.
4. Dustin Rhodes
Better known to WWE fans as Goldust, Dustin Rhodes has been a consistent performer for over 30 years. Over the course of his WCW and WWF/E periods, he has won 23 titles, most notably the Intercontinental Championship on three occasions. The half-brother of Cody Rhodes, Dustin signed with AEW as a coach and producer last year.
3. Tony Schiavone
The voice of WCW in the 1990s, Schiavone began his wrestling broadcasting career with Jim Crockett Promotions in 1983, before spending a year working with Vince McMahon and WWF. After moving on to WCW, where he spent 11 years, he has worked for TNA and now operates as a commentator and senior producer for AEW.
2. Chris Jericho
Having won almost all there is to win in WWE, including six world titles, Jericho left the promotion after 19 years in 2018. One of wrestling’s greatest performers, Jericho joined AEW in January 2019 and has one AEW World Championship to his name. He has also won titles in both ECW and WCW. Although he didn't technically wrestle in IMPACT, he did perform with his band 'Fozzy' during a PPV.
1. Diamond Dallas Page
Another WWE Hall of Famer on this list Diamond Dallas Page (or DDP for short), signed with WCW in 1991. He is a 10-time champion, also becoming just the fourth wrestler to win the WCW Triple Crown. DDP’s contract was bought out by WWF in 2001 when WCW was purchased, and he is a two-time champion. He is now a sporadic wrestler with AEW, and also hosts a radio show titled DDP Radio.
- Jon Moxley tops Pro Wrestling Illustrated annual top 500 list
- What were the greatest feuds of the Attitude Era?
- What is planned for Roman Reigns following SummerSlam?