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The 15 worst gimmicks in the history of pro wrestling

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So I was flipping around the ole TV dial last night and ran across WWE Raw and it brought some back memories of when the WWF was great... As in, back when they had completely random, made-up characters that made absolutely no sense whatsoever. Guys like Doink the Clown and Golddust and Bret Hart. Oh wait, that last one wasn't a character, was it? Anyway, it got me to thinking about what were the worst gimmicks ever pulled by wrestlers back in the day and man, were there a lot of them. (I actually preferred those days, but hey...) Here's the 15 worst of the lot...

Isacc Yankem D.D.S.
Because nothing says wrestling like dentistry.


The Yeti
WTF is a Yeti anyway?


Vinnie Vegas
Because most card players like to wrestle too...


Tie: Mortis & Glacier
Could have been Lame & Lamer.


Tie: Tugboat & Earthquake
He's a boat! He's a natural disaster!


Phantasio?
Uh, what?


Max Moon
No idea here...


Robocop?
We have officially jumped the shark.


The Shockmaster
Bad concept. Bad execution.


The Red Rooster
Chickens are scaaary...


Mantaur
Half-man, Half-Minotaur??


Arachniman... WTF?
I think this idea was already used... in comic books.


Lazor Tron?
He's a laser... uh... guy...


Got one that's worse or you think deserves it's place in this hall of shame, drop us a comment below!

14 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

No mean street posse? - from the mean streets of Greenwhich, Conn.

Anonymous said...

How could you forget Sparky Plug, Val Venis, and the Repo Man

DCScrap said...

I considered them and thought these were worse. Really this list could have been 50 long.

Julien said...

it should have been, this was great, a blast from the past and a great laugh!!!

Mr Perfect said...

Uhhh where is The Gobbledey Gooker? Or however you spell it.

DCScrap said...

The Gooker never actually wrestled thus was left off, otherwise it would have been #1

Anonymous said...

Abe "Knuckleballl" Schwartz

Anonymous said...

How about The Goon?

Used to love wrestling said...

The last guy is exactly right. The Goon is the worst ever...period. On a side note, I'd also like Marty Jannety honorable mention. Cuz, I mean, come on...look at em.

http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/m/martyjannetty/17.jpg

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT THE SOULTAKER/ PAPA SHANGO/WHAT WAS HIS NAME WHEN HE WAS DA PIMP.

The Prophet said...

That Dana White guy I see on the UFC has a real dumb gimmick. Seriously...a bald guy who insults fighters and spouts out f-bombs like he has Tourette's Syndrome? What kind of a gimmick is that?

The Prophet said...

I know I'm entering another realm of wrestling geek-dom here, but 'The Christmas Creature' who was a seasonal heel pitted against Jerry Lawler has to be one of the worst ever..

Anonymous said...

Anyone ever heard of "Leaping" Lanny Poffo or the Genius?

Unbelieveable Stuff said...

Nice One...


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