Gimmicks So Bad, That They Shouldn't Have Worked...But Did

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  1. BFoe

    BFoe Western States Heritage Champion Platinum Member

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    I get what he’s saying (maybe). The story I heard was that Vince Sr named him Hulk Hogan to be an Irish dude, and wanted Hogan to dye his hair red. That’s a pretty shit gimmick. Hulk stayed blonde, tweaked the thing, and got it over like rover. It’d a bit of a stretch for this thread, but I’d say it counts.
     
  2. D.R.H.

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    Irish Terry Hogan would have been shit yes...but we got The Hulkster and all was right with the world.

    Bruther!

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    BFoe Western States Heritage Champion Platinum Member

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    Could you imagine? The whole Hulkamania, rock n wrestling thing would never have happened. I saw Hogan vs Orndorff at a Superstars taping as a little kid (Dec 1986 I think it was) and the place went fucking BANANAS for Hogan. He was just so crazy over. Was insane.
     
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    Jericho had him on his podcast, pretty fucked up story tbh. If you wanna meet him go and stand on a corner with a big ass bag off meth, he’ll find you.
     
  6. BB in Crazy!!!!

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    Actually his gimmick had a few test runs (Jessy the body Ventura and Superstar Billy Graham) and it worked, so his should have worked.
     
  7. BB in Crazy!!!!

    BB in Crazy!!!! Black Belt

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    Razor Ramon was all Scott Hall. Something about he told Vince he had an idea for a gimmick and walked in to Vince's office in full Razor Ramon mode and Vince absolutely loved it.
     
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    The fact that they 100% ran with the King Booker gimmick made it that much better. It also allowed him to shine when he was on commentary way more often.

     
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    It was based on Tony Montana. Vince had never seen Scarface and loved it anyhow.
     
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    Shows how great Scarface is.....even second hand impressions get mofuckas hype.
     
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    Al Snow and head.

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    WTF was this? I don't know but I loved the gimmick when I was a kid. It somehow got him over.

    I remember he defended his hardcore title against himself once where he through himself through tables and hit himself with chairs.

    Then he turned against Head and had a hardcore match against Head.

    It's was quite the spectacle.

    Edit.

    Al snow wrestles himself



    Al Snow vs Head.




    I think the commentators really played a massive part in making it work.



    "Head's lifeless!"
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    " HEAD'S ALWAYS BEEN LIFELESS, HE'S A MANNEQUIN HEAD!"





    "HOW'S HE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PIN HEAD WHEN HEAD HAS NO SHOULDERS?!?"
     
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  12. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    When you realise how cheesy the Undertaker & Kane gimmicks were (especially Kane and his original costume) its amazing they've lasted as long as they have.
     
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    Undertaker is a complete joke in theory.
     
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    Surprised nobody has mentioned Broken Matt Hardy and Brother Nero.
     
  15. TKing

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    WWE is lucky to have a dude like Glenn Jacobs who was down for the random gimmicks and ideas. I read a story that he was backstage for the royal rumble, Nash was set to come in as Diesel but was changing his mind so the crew had Jacobs on standby to go out as Diesel as a backup lol. He was badass as Kane even unmasked imo.
     
  16. ChickenBrother

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    LMAO. As a kid I was like "THAT guy is 'The American Dream?' WTF? The American dream is to be a fat sack of shit who dresses like Richard Simmons?"
     
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    ChickenBrother JCPENNEY $3.98 BELT

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    In all seriousness, Vince McMahon has to be the champion here.


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    Kiss my ass club?


    Who came up with this shit? Not only did he pull it off with a straight face, he somehow got people to buy into it.
     
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  18. Steve-French

    Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    HAHAHAH!!! For sure :D
     
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