WWE: John Cena and the Worst Gimmicks in the Company Today
Many of you read my article about TNA's worst gimmicks and gave it great praise, so I promised a WWE version of the article in the comment section.
This slide show presented its own issues, as it was tough for me to form an informed opinion on some of the gimmicks, but I managed it.
Sorry about the delay in time once again, but here they are: the worst gimmicks in the WWE.
David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty
David Otunga had a good gimmick on NXT as the A-list celebrity who thought he was the top dog. In Nexus, it was alright, as he was the second-in-command who wanted dominance.
Nothing. He has nothing. He can't wrestle and is overrated as a talker, yet he is a tag-team champion.
That is sad to think about.
And Michael? His name is horrible, and he has a boring, cliched gimmick along with Otunga.
Otunga needs to go back to FCW, and McGillicutty needs to become Mr. Perfect II.
He is a pest to the WWE and fans that are older than eight. His gimmick as a leprechaun who can't speak is terrible.
He must go.
His gangsta gimmick has flopped since his time in Cryme Tyme. He has failed to live up to anything as a solo wrestler and deserves to go.
He is a jobber more for ECWA (props if you know what that means) than WWE.
She was once the most desirable woman in the WWE.
Now she is the unattractive (at least to me) host of NXT who is just a French snob—and a bad one at that.
Sorry Maryse, but you gotta go.
He has a horrible gimmick as a bodyguard—Jinder Mahal does not need one—and a 7'3" inch servant seems ridiculous.
But anything with Khali seems ridiculous in general. Like that picture. Scary to remember that, huh?
The man can't wrestle, talk, or walk.
Let him go, WWE! You have Mahal for India; now's your chance!
One Man Rock Band? Really? Really? Really?
This is the worst gimmick in the WWE, as we never see him play or do anything that makes it believable.
And he can't talk.
And any person who calls himself a "One Man Rock Band" in the WWE should be doing it ironically—like Jillian and her singing—but announcers play it straight.
What the heck?!
His gimmick as a cliche machine is unique.
But not in a good way.
You could do this better if you worked the jokes in normal conversations instead of in promos.
Still, a bad gimmick.
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This is an odd case as his gimmick isn't so much bad as it is very stale. He has been in a holding pattern for too long as the same guy, but in a different color every few months.
Also, his being Superman hurts him. How can anyone honestly beat Superman?
Please, change him up. Let him lose so he can go more militaristic, as I once suggested on this website.
This was a tough list to compile, but I did it. The worst of the worst gimmicks.
Some people I left off—like Skip Sheffield and Mason Ryan—because they are in flux right now about what their gimmick is.
Others I left off because, while they may be bad—Kozlov and Reks—I do not consider them the worst. I can't have every bad gimmick named the worst, now can I?
Good. Bad. I'm the Guy with the voice.