When WWE hands a wrestler a gimmick, be it that of an aristocrat or a barbarian, the company truly has no idea how it will pan out.
Battle Kat might have seemed like a good idea in the boardroom, but it bombed. Conversely, some of WWE's more goofy ideas have led to surprisingly successful runs.
Utilizing mental issues and fake superheroes, WWE has tapped into the unexpected. The achievements of these stars either proves the company's brilliance or luck.
In no particular order, here are 10 WWE stars who achieved success beyond the limitations of their gimmick.