WWE is lacking in one thing among others, as of late. That thing, is characters. Obviously, Creative isn't working around the clock to remedy this situation so I suppose it falls on the shoulders of the fans to come up with ideas--while they don't get used, it's fun.
Now, as a budding author, I think I'm pretty good with coming up with characters and one of my biggest inspirations is something very simple: television. I watch a lot of TV, and from those I get ideas from which to springboard into something more original.
That thinking has led me to the realization that there are plenty of interesting gimmicks from other television series WWE could borrow from and use to help its own programming--and they're all relatively mainstream (and we all know that's Vince McMahon's favorite word).
So, I did a little thinking, and here are nine interesting gimmicks based on television characters that I believe WWE could use for its roster.