For every great gimmick the WWE has given fans over the years, there's probably been 10 that were terrible.
Who could forget T.L. Hopper, Bastion Booger, The Goon, Beaver Cleavage, Meat, The Dicks and so many, many more?
Most of the biggest names in wrestling history didn't reach the top with a ridiculous gimmick. They usually had to rise above it, and hope to be recast someday.
This list takes a look at the best gimmicks ever seen in the WWE, and here are the criteria it's based off of:
-The acts listed here didn't need to be created in the company, but they needed to be popular, creative or show a great deal of potential there.
-Some gimmicks, such as Raven and Tazz, were popular in other companies, but they didn't transfer over well to the WWE, so they're not found here.
-While some choices will be debatable, I’m trying to look past characters that are essentially exaggerated personas of themselves like Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Ric Flair and The Rock.
The gimmicks on this list theoretically could have gone to someone else, but these guys were given the part and ran with it.
Sometimes a wrestling gimmick just hits at the right place at the right time, and more importantly with the right person playing the role.
With that said, here are the top 25 gimmicks in WWE history.