tough one this innit because he has a similar career path to Booker T in the previous thread, the maajor differences being an ECW guy rather than WCW and his wasted potential is self-inflicted rather than being held back for altogether more dodgy reasons. His initial run in the Fed between 2001-2002 was incredible, he (like Booker) were the only guys to come out of the Invasion angle looking good, it’s no coincidence they have basically the same WWF career in terms of being given similar opportunities and big matches such as Team Alliance or Elimination Chamber or Money in the Bank.
RVD and Booker finally one the big belts in 2006, but the difference is RVD’s will go down in history as one of the most memorable moments in wrestling history whereas Booker put on a solid match with Rey in an otherwise awful show. Then he threw it anyway for driving under the influence.
flitting somewhere between a 3 & 4 because when he was switched on (and like you say his ECW stuff was terrific) he was amazing but there’s so much shit in there and its partially his own undoing.