Originally Posted by Chip R
I agree with you there, Caveat. They may crack down for a while but rest assured they will eventually start looking the other way unless it serves their interests. Mick wasn't the only ECW guy to do well in the WWE. Stone Cold, Eddie, Benoit and even Jericho, IIRC, were in ECW for a while. You actually have to do more than know how to take a bump to get over in the WWE.
Eddie, Benoit and Jericho all were big names in WCW before jumping to WWE. Stone Cold is an odd case because he was a nobody even when he was with ECW (and WCW).
There were a lot of ECW guys to do well in WWE for various lengths of time... The Dudleys were a pretty big draw for a while there, Rhyno had a decent push for a spell, even Tajiri got in on the act a little.
Oh, and if taking a bump in ECW gets you put over, being a giant in WWE seems to be enough for them to give you an endless string of chances. They've kept Paul Wight (The Big Show) around forever, and he's just a giant lump of goo at this point. Kane got a monster push despite having no mic skills whatsoever.