It was the 1980's and 1990's and the WWF reigned supreme.
Other federations such as WCCW, NWA, AWA and UWF could only hope to maintain a little glimmer in the wrestling world. As such, many awesome and proven pro wrestlers from the smaller federations made their way to the WWF after a while.
Why? Money and exposure.
Some of these transitions worked well especially with Mark Kallas, who was known as Mr. Mean until he truly hit the WWF with the moniker 'The Undertaker.' Curt Hennig became 'Mr. Perfect', Ted DiBiase became 'The Million Dollar Man' and other were so big that they maintained their persona, which was rare for a wrestler coming into the WWF. The Dingo Warrior became the Ultimate Warrior.
Ric Flair could not (should not) be changed and The Road Warriors were called by their surname The Legion of Doom.
But these next 10 guys, in my humble opinion, got the shaft with these crappy personas. Either the guy was disrespected with the name change or they supposedly needed it. Either way it was entertaining!
Beefcake wasn't really known before the Barber bit so he doesn't make the cut; and please don't tell me he drew you into this read. JK...did he?
Give me your picks.