WWE: Bastion Booger and the 21 Ugliest Wrestlers of All Time
WWE superstars come in all shapes and sizes. Most of the time they are athletic and somewhat good looking, but sometimes they fall on the other side of the line.
The term "pretty-boy" is tossed around from time to time when describing superstars. People like Shawn Michaels and John Cena have drawn many females to the arena based on their looks alone. But what about the other guys? The polar opposites?
Superstars sometimes use their looks as a part of their gimmick. Though the occasional "pretty boy" focuses primarily on their looks, it tends to be the outlandish, overweight and downright ugly superstars who succeed at perfecting their look as a part of their gimmicks.
At the very least, it will make them memorable. A good looking superstar who lasts only a few months in WWE will never be as memorable as a hideous superstar.
This list looks at 21 of the ugliest superstars in history and how their looks helped them become some of the most memorable characters in pro wrestling history.
The Samoan Bulldozer was a two-time Intercontinental Champion who could have possibly became a WWE Champion at some point in his career if it were not for drug abuse
Sporting an abundance of tattoos and tribal face paint, Umaga was one scary superstar. He was also scary in the ring, going undefeated for the first several months of his WWE career.
He played a savage who could only be controlled by his manager, Armando Alejandro Estrada, and used his brute strength to defeat other powerful superstars such as Kane and Bobby Lashley.
Six months after his WWE release, Umaga passed away after suffering two heart attacks brought on by a deadly mix of pain killers, muscle relaxers and anxiety medication. He was only 36 years old.
20: The Goon
Think of Happy Gilmore in the wrestling ring.
Though he had some success in NWA and WCCW as Bill Irwin, he will most likely be remembered for portraying the hockey player who had been kicked out of every league he ever joined.
Though the gimmick only lasted a few months, it made an impression in wrestling history, as The Goon has recently shown up in a couple of gimmick battle royals.
19: Loch Ness
Loch Ness wrestled in Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling before moving to WCW in 1996.
In WCW he feuded with Hulk Hogan for a short time while as a member of the Dungeon of Doom, only to retire after a few months after being diagnosed with cancer.
Loch Ness was a monster, standing almost seven feet tall and weighing upwards of 700 pounds. With his astounding size and fur jacket/vest, Loch Ness was definitely one of the ugliest wrestlers of his time.
Kane should have done everyone a favor and stayed behind the mask.
Though you can still consider Kane an ugly wrestler today, the day that he removed his mask was the worst of all.
Sporting a half shaved head with what seemed to be a charred face, Kane shocked the world when he removed his mask after a loss to Triple H.
Until his recent World Heavyweight Championship reign, many feel that the unmasked Kane was not nearly as successful as the masked Kane, but he definitely took a step up in ugliness.
The Ugandan Giant was one of the more shocking characters in WWE during the 80s and 90s.
Kamala wore bright paint on his face and chest which, in addition to his size, established him as a frightening heel.
He faced many of the top stars in WWE during his run, including Hulk Hogan, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and The Undertaker. He also took part in the first televised Casket Match against The Undertaker at the 1992 Survivor Series.
After leaving WWE, Kamala wrestled for WCW, ECW and various independent promotions through 2008.
16: The Great Khali
The Great Khali is probably WWE's ugliest wrestler today.
Khali is a former World Heavyweight Champion and has had successful runs as both a heel and a face. He has faced off with opponents such as John Cena, Batista and The Undertaker.
Currently his is involved in a storyline with new WWE superstar, Jinder Mahal.
Standing over seven feet tall and weighing approximately 420 pounds, he is without a doubt one of the most physically dominating wrestlers in WWE, but that doesn't stop him from being one ugly dude.
15: Trevor Murdoch
As a redneck trucker with some serious sideburns, Trevor Murdoch brings some southern flair to the list.
Paired with Lance Cade, a smooth-talking cowboy, Murdoch became one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions on three occasions. He developed a country singer gimmick only to be turned against by Cade.
The two feuded, but that was the end of the line for Murdoch, who was drafted to SmackDown and released before he could debut.
Murdoch has since appeared on TNA Impact, several independent promotions and recently two dark matches prior to WWE events.
14 & 13: The Nasty Boys
The former WWE, WCW and NWA Tag Team Champions could have received a spot on this list just for their haircuts.
The Nasty Boys' half-mullet, half-mohawk style haircuts should be banned by anyone who cuts hair. Add their overweight look and Jerry Sags' missing tooth and you have one pair of ugly superstars.
They looked even worse in early 2010 when they debuted in TNA, attacking Team 3D. They had gained more weight and looked even sloppier in the ring.
Thankfully, it looks as if they may have retired for now.
12: Giant Gonzalez
Giant Gonzalez will go down in the history books as one of The Undertaker's many victims at WrestleMania. He will also go down as having the ugliest ring attire in the history of WWE.
Gonzalez wore a full body suit complete with fur and an exaggerated muscle print. Unfortunately, that's all he will be remembered for.
Gonzalez wrestled The Undertaker at WrestleMania IX, losing via disqualification after knocking The Undertaker unconscious by using chloroform.
He faced The Undertaker again at SummerSlam in another losing effort and was released by WWE shortly after.
11: Big Daddy V
Big Daddy V, formerly known as Mabel and Viscera, was one of the largest and most outrageous looking superstars in history.
The Big Daddy V gimmick debuted on ECW as Matt Striker's enforcer to help with his feud against The Boogeyman.
He eventually feuded with Tommy Dreamer and made his way to become the No. 1 contender for the ECW Championship. He was also a participant in the ECW Elimination Chamber for the ECW Championship.
What made Big Daddy V so much uglier than his previous personas were the tattoos all over his arms chest and back, the most outrageous ones being the giant moon and sun on his chest.
Add the fact that he was extremely overweight and had a much larger canvas for the tattoos, and you have one ugly dude.
10: Balls Mahoney
Just look at the guy; tattoos, piercings, sleeveless t-shirt and crazy hair. He just screams ugly.
To Balls Mahoney, his look was a very big part of his gimmick. He was a hardcore wrestler who fought in the original ECW from 1997 through 2001 and in WWE's version of ECW for three years.
He frequently came to the ring with a chair and used it to win matches time and time again.
Mahoney still wrestles in various independent promotions, occasionally making appearances for Ring of Honor.
Kurrgan was one of the ugliest wrestlers in a stable of ugly wrestlers.
As part of the stable known as "The Oddities" Kurrgan was the freakishly tall, awkward looking yet extremely powerful wrestler in the group.
The Oddities spent time as heels and faces, but never achieved enough success to win any WWE Championships.
Kurrgan has since appeared in various movies, including "300" and "Sherlock Holmes."
8: Giant Silva
Giant Silva was another member of The Oddities, only he was slightly uglier than Kurrgan.
After wrestling with The Oddities in WWE, Silva went on to spend most of his career in Japan, wrestling for NJPW and HUSTLE.
He also started training for mixed martial arts and fought several times in PRIDE Fighting Championships.
Silva now wrestles on the independent circuit.
7: "Wild" Bull Curry
"Wild" Bull Curry is considered one of the originators of the "hardcore" style of wrestling. His time came before superstars Abdullah the Butcher and The Sheik, who are considered by many to be the first "hardcore" superstars.
Curry's ugly wildman looks with his bushy eyebrows and crazy facial expressions frequently created a stir with the crowds. He was one of the biggest rule-breakers of his time, creating riots in some crowds due to their pure hatred of him.
6: The Missing Link
Think of a real life, deranged Krusty the Klown. That's The Missing Link.
The Missing Link wore blue and green face paint and shaved parts of his head. He would often ram his head into the turnbuckle and use it as a weapon against opponents.
He was similar to Kamala and George Steele, playing a wild-man who needed to be tamed by a manager; in his case, Bobby Heenan.
Even though his WWE run was very brief, there is no doubt that The Missing Link is one of the ugliest wrestlers in WWE history.
5: The Boogeyman
I don't know if it gets much uglier than a toothless, worm-eating superstar who looks like he walked out of a young child's nightmare.
His entrance was creepy, with fog clouding up the ramp as he strangely staggered down with an oversized alarm clock that he would eventually smash over his head.
The Boogeyman was a main part of WWE programing from 2005 through 2009. He feuded with many superstars including The Miz, Finlay, JBL and Booker T.
4: Moondog Spot
Like the name implies and the photo shows, Moondog Spot and his tag team partner, Moondog Rex, carried chewed bones to the ring and wore cut-off jeans to wrestle in.
Though there were many members of the Moondogs, Spot was definitely the ugliest. His out of control hair and oversized gut stood out more prominently than Rex, who was actually in shape.
Sadly, Moondog Spot died in the ring in 2003 during a tag team match in Memphis, Tenn.
Gene Snitsky's most ugly gimmick came in 2007 when he debuted on ECW as a completely bald—even his eyebrows—monster with green teeth.
He frequently ran into ongoing matches and interfered, attacking fan favorite superstars such as Bobby Lashley, CM Punk, Balls Mahoney and Hardcore Holly, establishing his role as a monster heel.
Snitsky eventually moved to Raw, continuing the monster heel gimmick, but faded in relevance. He was released from his contract in 2008.
2: Bastion Booger
Bastion Booger is widely considered to be one of the most disgusting superstars in pro wrestling history.
After a stint in WCW as the characters Norman the Lunatic and Trucker Norm, Bastion Booger made his debut in WWE as a gluttonous slob who wrestled in what looked to be a singlet made of duct tape.
He spent his brief stint in WWE as a jobber, with his biggest victory coming as a pinfall over Owen Hart.
Bastion Booger was released by WWE in '94 and made one more appearance in 2007. He died of a heart attack in 2010 at the age of 53.
1: George "The Animal" Steele
It doesn't get much crazier than a guy with a green tongue who chews apart the turnbuckles. It also doesn't get much uglier than that green tongue and massive ammount of body hair.
George "The Animal" Steele wrestled for over 20 years in the 60s, 70s and 80s and sporadically into the 90s and beyond. Though he was one of the more popular wrestlers of the early 80s, Steele never won a WWE title. But that didn't stop him from making an impact.
Steele had a lengthy feud with "Macho Man" Randy Savage that lasted upwards of a year. With his gimmick as that of an "animal," Steele developed a crush on Miss Elizabeth and frequently fought Savage to try and win her attention.
Steele was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995 and remains a popular figure in WWE history.
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