Lou Thesz and Verne Gagne may have helped to create the American-style of professional wrestling we know today, but it was "Gorgeous" George Wagner who perfected what we call the gimmick.
Before Wagner came along most wrestlers had very little to distinguish them. It was all plain singlets and trunks with the occasional bright color mixed in. George added music to his entrance, a flashy robe to his attire and things like a mirror and a bottle of Chanel No. 10 to his arsenal (Because Chanel No. 5 wasn't good enough).
George was such a hated heel with his over-the-top pretty-boy gimmick that he would often be escorted to the ring by real police officers to keep the overzealous fans at bay,
As time went on, George's influence spawned many individuals to find ways to make them stand out from the crowd. Wrestling became just as much about the performances and the gimmicks as it was about the actual wrestling.
Some Superstars have used crazy wardrobes, others have used pets and many have used weapons and props to help them carve their legacy in the wrestling business.
This slideshow will look back at 10 of the greatest pets, props and accessories in wrestling history. This slideshow will be in no particular order since comparing Damien the Snake to a prop is like comparing apples to trousers.