One thing that has remained constant in the sport of professional wrestling, even back to the days when events didn’t air on pay per view and there weren’t multiple broadcasts throughout the week, are the gimmicks. To be one of the best performers in the business, you need to have a gimmick. Talent can only take you so far, as it’s how you present yourself to the fans that helps you gain popularity, stay relevant in an otherwise difficult business to become a star, and continue to be a hated or popular star. Any fan of Ric Flair and the Four Horseman who have watched their DVD knows that these men didn’t only talk the talk, they actually did everything they said they did in their vignettes. It’s what helped them stand out.
On the flip side, for every gimmick like Ric Flair, The Undertaker, Sting, and Hulk Hogan, there are gimmicks that simply don’t work. From The Goon and Men on a Mission to The Oddities and Duke “The Dumpster” Droese, these terrible gimmicks have left lasting impressions on the professional wrestling world.
So today I’m going to rank them MY top 7 Weirdest/Worst Wrestling gimmicks.