The Seven Worst Gimmicks Ever in Pro Wrestling
I have seen some badass Gimmicks and I have seen some gimmicks that just makes me scratch my head and think WTF?
I have seen wrestlers be repackaged into a new gimmick and seen them soar to new hights like Stone Cold Steve Austin after he dropped his The Ringmaster gimmick and became a superstar.
Sometimes dropping a gimmick can be a real bad mistake like when Kane removed his mask to be the unmasked Kane forever losing the menace associated with his mask made him lose a lot of his star power.
Sometimes a short run in a wrestling promotion can be an epic fail but the said wrestler will be remembered for years.
The Picture with the wrestler that looks like a mime is a wrestler known as Phantasio. His moveset is magic and his finishing move is The Magic Wedgie!
It may sound like a lame Gimmick but it you ever saw his WWF debut match on the July 16, 1995, episode of Wrestling Challenge then you'll know what I'm talking about.
In this slideshow, I shall present to you, my dear reader, the seven worst Gimmicks ever in wrestling in no chronological order. I just leave it to you to personally decide which one is the worst!
Tony Anthony was unlucky enough to get the Gimmick of a wrestling plumber and he carried a plunger named Betsy to the ring. I don't know why the WWE Creative Team would even think this Gimmick would get over with the fans.
He made an appearance at the "Bikini Beach Blast-Off" during the Free For All show that preceded before SummerSlam 1996 to check the pool as there was a brown object in the pool and since he a plumber he can tell whether it was poop or something else for that matter.
It not surprising that this gimmick lasted less than a year.
Bryan Clarke's Gimmick as the ADAM BOMB was unrealistic.
It was 1993, so if they could make The Undertaker gimmick a hit, why not do the same with the ADAM BOMB gimmick which was was that of a survivor of the infamous Three Mile Island accident.
I can swallow The Undertaker's deadman gimmick but ADAM BOMB gimmick is where I draw the line.
Also, he was not the most skilled wrestler either so combine that with a bad gimmick, it led to it not being da bomb! (Pun Intended).
Dean Peters was a great wrestler and had a gymnastics background. Hell, he even inspired several up and coming wrestlers with his athleticism.
Rob Van Dam uses his moves in his own moveset In his memory! It really sad that he ended up with the cat gimmick which sucked as bad the the 2004 film Catwoman.
If he had a normal gimmick he could have lasted a long time in WWE, maybe even winning a few secondary titles.
WCW really must of loved Mortal Kombat as the gimmick Glacier is a total rip-off of the Mortal Kombat character Sub-Zero. It's almost a carbon copy of the video game icon.
He had a cool ring entrance entrance that included blue lasers and falling snow, but he was not really accepted by the WCW fans.
Ray Lloyd as Glacier was successful as a single competitor as he had an undefeated 12-month singles period from September 1996 to August 1997 but he was no Bill Goldberg when it came to popularity.
Kevin Nash is was once upon a time known as OZ in WCW before he formed NWO or even the Outsiders!
We all know his skills as a wrestler at that time were great, but Nash sure did follow the yellow brick road to embarrassment!
The Sultan Wrestled The Rock at Wrestlemania 13 with Bob Backlund and The Iron Sheik on his side. The outfit looked like it came from the set of Kazaam.
This gimmick thankfully lasted only a year, as Solofa Fatu would go on and become Rikishi!
Normally I would say Vikings are badasses but if one became a gimmick in pro-wrestling then it would be EPIC FAIL! John Nord as The Berzerker was creepy in a very awful way.
Nord in this gimmick would win matches by countout, throwing his opponent out of the ring all the while....(This is the creepy part)...holding his wrist, licking his hand, shouting "Huss! Huss!...WHO IN THE BLUE HELL THOUGHT OF THAT IDEA MUST HAVE BEEN OFF HIS ROCKER!
He even feuded with The Undertaker and tried to stab him with a sword.....not even Mr. Fuji as his Manager could save this gimmick!!!
Thank you for taking the time to read this Slideshow!
There you have it folks the seven worst Gimmicks ever in wrestling! Now I know that there are many more gimmicks that could be added to this list but it not possable to put every sucky gimmick in one slideshow! If you have any suggestions on gimmicks that could have been added to the list don't be shy and post the idea on the comments section! So I thank you for taking the time toread this slideshow!