Ranking the 10 Worst Dressed Professional Wrestlers
Alas, pro wrestlers are not, in general, the most fashionable people.
Lurid in-ring outfits, laughably bad casual wear, terrible ‘80s hairdos…wrestling fans have seen it all.
Man, some of these wrestlers desperately need Bravo's Rachel Zoe or some other renowned celebrity stylist to help them out in the appearance department.
With this in mind, here are the 10 worst dressed professional wrestlers in history. Some of these folks are truly clueless.
10. Triple H
While he may be one of the company’s most iconic wrestlers due to his 20 year wrestling career, Triple H has shown that he has an absolutely terrible fashion sense.
OK, who exactly thought that awful denim/leather combination in the mid ‘00s was a good idea? And what about his annoying habit of dressing like a teenager in the revived DX despite being well into his 40s?
We’d like to say Triple H has cleaned up his act since going corporate, but really, those dull gray suits are not that much of an improvement on his old style. It basically comes off like Stephanie dragged him to a Men's Warehouse sale and forced him to pick out something remotely respectable.
9. Dolph Ziggler
Why does Dolph Ziggler dress like he's auditioning for a part in an upcoming revival of popular television show Miami Vice? Heck, the former United States champion often looks like he just wandered out of a time machine from 1988.
Dolph, Don Johnson called. He wants his fashion sense back.
His gaudy in-ring gear doesn't help his case much, either. Someone in WWE needs to put this guy on a makeover show, or something.
8. CM Punk
Despite having spent over a year as WWE champion, and being one of the top wrestlers in the company, CM Punk refuses to dress like a star.
How many of those shabby-looking hoodies does he own anyway? They're basically all he wears these days.
Hey, no one is asking Punk to start wearing $3,000 Armani suits or anything, but surely he could make a little bit of effort. Especially considering he's currently sharing screen time with major Hollywood superstar The Rock.
Talk about getting outclassed.
7. Damien Sandow
Sure, he may be a highly intelligent, well-spoken and cultured individual, but why exactly does up-and-coming heel Damien Sandow feel the need to come out in a bathrobe every week on Raw?
Those ridiculous bright pink trunks that he wears while wrestling aren't exactly fashionable either.
OK, so the grunge scene was huge in American society in the early ‘90s thanks to the success of bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
But, hey, that was 20 years ago. Veteran wrestler Scott “Raven” Levy has been sticking with the tattered, untidy, depressed rock singer look for the majority of his career.
Hey, sometimes you just have you move with the times, Raven.
5. The Fabulous Freebirds
OK, so the Fabulous Freebirds hit their peak in wrestling in the late ‘80s, when bad fashion, bright colors and awful over-the-top hairstyles ran amok, but that’s still no excuse for some of their truly terrible outfits throughout their time on top.
We can only hope Michael Hayes' fashion sense has improved greatly since then.
4. John Cena
With his cheesy jorts and gaudy, brightly-colored merchandise, John Cena truly deserves a high place on this list.
Despite being 35, Cena still insists on dressing like he’s 12. Hey, if anyone is wondering why a large number of adult fans still struggle to take the former WWE champion seriously and boo him vociferously at live events, his horrendous fashion sense might be at least part of it.
Of course, it's worth noting that, bad as they are, Cena's T-shirts are hugely popular with kids and sell in massive numbers at the merchandise stands. No doubt he's laughing all the way to the bank.
3. Max Moon
In fairness to early ‘90s comedy midcard wrestler Max Moon, he was supposed to be from another planet as part of his gimmick, hence his wacky and outrageous appearance.
However, as someone who came out in what it is indisputably one of the most laughably bad in-ring outfits of all time—he even wore a James Bond-style jet pack on his back at points—he still deserves to be listed at No. 3 on this list.
Wow. I wonder how much teasing he got backstage for that costume.
2. Mick Foley
Mick Foley isn’t exactly concerned by his appearance, to put it mildly.
Indeed, despite the millions he has made from wrestling and his best-selling books, the 47-year-old still insists of wearing the same old shabby flannel shirts and casual black sweatpants every time he appears on television.
Hey, even his co-workers have mocked his terrible, worn-out clothes on-screen a few times.
Come on, Mick, you’re a star. Would it kill you to smarten up a bit?
For consistently dressing badly throughout his career, Foley almost certainly deserves the No. 2 spot on this list.
1. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho takes the top spot here for his frequent lack of style and fashion sense. Has anyone in wrestling ever dressed so ridiculously?
It’s difficult to pinpoint Jericho’s main crime against fashion. Those hideous checkered chef-style pants he wore in the early ‘00s? Or how about those horrible glittery vests he regularly comes out in? Oh, and don’t even get us started on that mind-bogglingly bizarre light-up jacket he debuted upon his return to WWE in early 2012. Who thought that looked good?
It has to be asked: Does Mr. Jericho realize that the ‘80s are over?