Top Ten Tuesday: Worst Wrestling Gimmicks of All Time

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

That’s something completely different! But I couldn’t come up with another book topic & didn’t like the suggested one.. Here you go, the worst Wrestling gimmicks and most horrible ideas the writers come up with! Mostly from the 80s and 90s. Wrestling has become much more athletic and serious (and much less racist & sexist), strange gimmicks are not seen very often anymore. I’ll do another topic on my favourite wrestlers/gimmicks/moves another time.


The Repo Man –> he’s basically just sneaking around, stealing stuff & looking like a crappy supervillain. The Repo Man!


The Shockmaster –> he was supposed to be this super strong, mysterious guy. He also wore a Stormtrooper helmet covered in glitter. When he debuted, he fell through a door and lost said helmet….


Isaac Yankem –> A dentist. Because. Don’t ask questions^^ Later became famous as Kane, so it all turned out very well for him.


Henry O. Godwinn –> a pig farmer. Famous for his very memorable (haaa…) ‘hog pen matches’ Yup. This is real.


The Boogeyman –> he ate real worms and knocked himself in the head with a giant alarm clock.


Duke ‘The Dumpster’ Droese –> A garbage man who carried a trash can to the ring. Because what else is more badass?!


Akeem, The African Dream –> who was American…


Mantaur –> A Wrestler dressed up as the minotaur. Yup, that happened. He took off his costume to wrestle though^^


Bastion Booger –> just a dude acting all gross. Why did they think that was a good idea? We will never know… AND WHO PICKED THAT OUTFIT?! Sorry guys…..

The Gobbledy Gooker –> A man in a giant rooster costume who popped out of a massive fake egg as a surprise. WHO THOUGHT THIS WOULD WORK??!


I hope you all enjoyed this little look into the world of wrestling! I need to do another post on worst wrestling outfits in the future as well, there’s just too much and the world needs to see!


  1. The first mate watched a lot of wrestling back in the day and knew 8 of the 10. I even got a little backstory from him about their quirky storylines. Makes me even more confused about why people would watch this and grateful that I don’t have to. Though the first mate claims that it is theatre, I remain dubious. He remains fond of his wrestling memories. Thanks for the fun post.
    x The Captain

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  2. I don’t watch wrestling, but I do follow a lot of the events and people because a friend of mine is a huge fan. Definitely the WWE these days is different from what I remember from the 90s! I love how they have an actual women’s division now, and the female wrestlers are all so diverse and interesting.

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    1. Same. Last eyar when the finally started referring to the athletes as Women Superstars instead of Divas, really made me proud. Plus I just love have the women’s division is entertaining and athletic now!

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      1. Agree with both of you! And i am so happy they made a new belt, that pink butterfly thing was just awful!

        The womens division really changed for the better.. from bra and panties matches to classics like sasha banks vs becky lynch, asuka vs ember moon… and tons more!

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      2. It was fantastic! I already have my recap typed up to go out later today lol. I always love the shows before the event. A few surprises in store as well so if you don’t want spoilers, don’t go on social media lol.

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  3. Omggg I didn’t know that Kane first started wrestling as a dentist lol. That’s good to know! I mean if you want a gimmick from now adays (or recenetly) remeber Cody Rhodes character as Stardust? That character was creepy lol. Thanks for sharing!

    -Luna πŸ™‚

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  4. hahahaa oh my goodness this is hilarious!!! Also, I’m scared of dentists, so if I was a wrestler (teehee yeah that’s not even a remote possibility) I’d have just run away the second he came out. Actually come to think of it, all of these would have made me run a mile πŸ˜‰ And the Bogeyman?! Eww!! And Mantaur and Gobbledy Gooker made me laugh!

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  5. thanks for that quite disturbing insight into that strange mixture of entertainment and nearly-sports, that forever captivates us Germans. IΒ΄ll never be able again to see my dentist without figuring him in an all too tight wrestling outfit.

    maybe i better figure his assistants.

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  6. There’s an indie wrestler trying to bring back the mantaur persona, complete with giant head mask thing. Calls himself “Boar” as in “Boar means war.” Saw his debut a few weeks ago during an independent show in Ontario and it was pretty meeeeh. I’m all for the little guy so hopefully he can make it work for himself.

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