Whether you were a fan of professional wrestling in the 70's, 80's, 90's or the new millennium, there's a good chance you've encountered some really ridiculous nicknames and gimmicks. Since the beginning of professional wrestling, stupid gimmicks and nicknames have popped up. I must admit, I was always more fond of the NWA and WCW, so I may be a little slanted. I'm going to group nicknames and gimmicks together, although they are actually different. Let's start out the countdown with #10.
#10 - Johnny B. Badd:
Before he was The Wildman, he was a Little Richard impersonator, Johnny B. Badd. It was an unfortunate gimmick for Marc Mero, a guy that could perform really well. The 90's saw a guy that talked and acted like Little Richard, and shot a confetti cannon on his way to the ring. Despite the incredibly bad gimmick, his skills in the ring were undeniable as he won the TV title three times. Not bad for one of the worst gimmicks ever, huh? It's too bad good performers have to get saddled with terrible gimmicks. He made the most of it, though.
#9 - Lazer-Tron:
Too bad. For a guy that could actually wrestle, Hector Guerrero, this was an insult. This p
#8 - Mr. Ass:
Are you kidding me? Billy Gunn, as he was known, went from Bad Ass Billy Gunn to B.A. Billy Gunn, and finally settled on Mr. Ass? Oh how stupid. Too bad, since he was really athletically talented and could perform well in the ring. He had a decent run in the WWE, was a part of DX, and even succeeded in TNA wrestling. He's done pretty well for himself, but I just cannot get over the nickname. Perhaps the coffin was sealed with a promo where Billy was having a female shave his rear. When she saw a pimple on it, Billy Gunn told her she better not tell anyone, or she would never get to shave his ass again. Ouch.
#7 - The Red Rooster:
Terry Taylor could wrestle. He could wrestle well. Everyone wanted to see him perform in the 80's. He went to the WWE (then WWF) and adopted the Red Rooster gimmick with his manager Bobby the Brain Heenan. Not only was his hair spiked and colored red down the middle, but he also crowed like a rooster from time to time. In 1988, this nickname was among the dumbest of the era. It was unfortunate, since Terry Taylor was a very good professional wrestler.
#6 - Amish Roadkill:
#5 - Jake "The Milkman" Milliman:
Okay, I actually rooted for the Milkman back in the 80's. The AWA was a hotbed for yo
#4 - Kenny "The Sodbuster" Jay:
Okay, he owned a landscaping business in Minnesota, which has to be where the Sodbuster nickname comes from, but come on...the Sodbuster? Who could possibly think that was cool? The Sodbuster never really accomplished much in the ring, but can still be watched on Classic AWA wrestling on ESPN.
#3 - Bastion Booger
#2 - The Yeti:
He was a mummy kind of thing. How dumb was that? Ron Reis, known to some as Ron
#1 - Doink and Dink the Clowns:
Well, there you have it. If you agree or disagree with the ranking of the top 10 list, I'm sure you'll agree that these gimmicks were dumb!
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