Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Most wrestlers come to a point in their career where their gimmicks have gone stale. Sometimes the wrestler realizes it's time to hang up the tights, but usually, WWE just lets them go.
In some cases, though, wrestlers are given another chance with an act that sometimes reeks of desperation.
Usually these gimmicks just don't work. Viewers are used to seeing the same act for years, and when the character suddenly does a 180 for little to no reason, it can be hard to buy in.
Instead of a dignified exit off of TV, these men were subjected to ridiculous gimmick changes that made their farewells less bittersweet and more just plain bitter.
Here are seven of the most desperate gimmick changes seen in WWE.