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Top 15 Jobbers in WWE History

Professional wrestling, back in the day, fell into two distinct categories. Firstly, there were the main event cards.  Long before pay-per-view, household incomes could support a tribe heading down to Maple Leaf Gardens (or any big city arena) to witness Hulk Hogan body slamming Big John Studd; or, the ongoing “Cold War” feud between the U.S. Express and the Foreign Legion, which played on all of our worst fears - namely, the fall of Western civilization. Secondly, and on topic, was the televised wresting on Saturday afternoons, one may even recall the channel - CHCH11. In this format, viewers would, if they were lucky, witness one match of significance, with the rest being a well-known wrestler paired with what we subjectively called a “nobody” - although he official term in the business is “jobber,” which sounds slightly more humane.

Jobbers by definition were there to work, get paid and, for the most part, make their competition look good. Glory and notoriety was not expected, although there is always the hope of upward mobility. There was nobility in what they did and we’re talking real blue-collar, alienated labour stuff here. No Pensions? No Unions? No Job Security? These jobbers were workers and they basically worked until they couldn’t work any longer or until the machine had no use for them. Today, there may still be “talent enhancers” that we see from time to time, but in the WWE everything has changed. Jobbers, in the true sense of the word and function, don’t exist anymore. This list is not a lament, but rather a dedication to the Top 15 Jobbers in WWE History.

15 15. Iron Mike Sharpe

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14 14. Barry Horowitz

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13 13. Paul Roma 

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12 12. Jim Powers

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11 11. Salvatore Bellomo 

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10 10. Lanny Poffo

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9 9. Jose Luis Rivera

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8 8. S.D. Jones

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7 7. Barry O

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6 6. Danny Davis

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5 5. Johnny Rodz

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4 4. Steve Lombardi 

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3 3. Tiger Chung Lee

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2 2. Dusty Wolfe

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1 1. Rene Goulet

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Billed as “The Number One Frenchman” out of Nice, France – Rene Goulet was the master of the claw and did have a somewhat notorious career before his reclusion to the “talent enhancement” category. Although he did beat some of the greats in his earlier career, Goulet is better remembered for his Saturday afternoon work on television. You may also recall Goulet as the unofficial fight breaker-upper; when matches would get out of hand (usually outside of the ring), he was the guy who came flying down the aisle to break them up.

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