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Top 15 Wrestlers Who Were Supposed To Be Scary...But Weren't

Over the course of history in professional wrestling, there have been bad gimmicks and scary gimmicks. This list look at the top fifteen wrestling gimmicks that were not scary. Most of these gimmicks, today, would not stick. In a different time when professional wrestling was not taken as seriously, out-of-this-world characters would be created. Some of the best wrestlers of all time got stuck playing something really stupid. It took forever for Kevin Nash to blossom into something other than Vinnie Vegas. It was not until the nWo and the Attitude Era that the characters portrayed by wrestlers related to the real world. They were considered athletes, as there were less characters to be seen.

There are some wrestlers who still compete today that have the same gimmick, but not as overblown. Take the Undertaker for instance. His promos were scary for the time and he still keeps that dark persona today. I know of one friend who, as a child, would run and hide every time his entrance music hit. It's just weird to think that there were people during this time, who were not children, that believed all of this was real and not theatrics. Either way, if a gimmick is done correctly, itll get over with the crowd. When there is horror involved, and it does not seem believable or just flops, at that point laughter ensues.

There have been occasional attempts at scary characters over the past ten years. The Boogeyman went above and beyond with his character. Most of the time, people who possibly would have been scary characters years ago are just deemed "crazy" or "out of control," It still fits a more realistic relation rather than having some mummy walking to the arena. With the way crowds are now, one of the outlandish characters from the past would probably get over as a favorite just because it is different. This list shows off the characters who were meant to be scary, but failed in the end.

15 ECW Vampire 

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14 The Oddities

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13 Earthquake 

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12 Glacier 

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11 WCW Kiss Demon 

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10 Stardust 

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9 Vampiro 

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8 Norman the Lunatic 

7 Isaac Yankem 

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6 Repo Man 

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5 Bastion Booger 

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4 The Yeti 

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3 The Ascension

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2 Mantaur 

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1 The Shockmaster 

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Talk about hype. Even if he didn't debut terribly, how was anyone going to be horrified of The Shockmaster. Dawning a sparkly Stormtrooper helmet, the character was played by Fred Ottman, formerly known as Typhoon from the Natural Distasters. The likes of Sting, Booker T, and Sid Vicious were supposed to be frightened by this out of shape guy with a Star Wars helmet?. What’s worse is that WCW actually attempted to resurrect the character with an improved name. Simply called The Super Shockmaster, Ottman still portrayed character, however he was presented as the nephew of the original, failed Shockmaster.

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