In pro wrestling, a wrestler’s character is the determining factor to whether that person will get over with the audience or not. That’s not to say that a bad character will doom a wrestler, it all depends on how the performer uses what is given to him or her along with how the audience takes to a given character. Just look at Fandango a couple years ago as an example of a wrestler getting over despite having a pretty bad gimmick. Once a character is set for a wrestler, do the various additions and accoutrements come to help sell that character to the crowd? This could include how their ring attire is designed to objects or people that work as accessories or props to accentuate the character.
This list is designed to look at such objects throughout wrestling history. Things that were considered for the list include attire worn in matches, entrance attire, accessories used by a wrestler, and people or animals used by the wrestler. The items selected were ranked according to a number of reasons including how the item helped build upon the wrestler’s character, originality, how cool it looked worn by the wrestler if it is attire, among other things. These items not only were a part of the character being portrayed by a wrestler, but they were items that built upon that character in order for them to come across as believable to the crowd in order to get over more with that audience.
So please read, enjoy, and let us know what you think down in the comments section. How would you have ranked these differently? Are there other accessory pieces or pieces of attire or accessories that you felt should have made the list or that one of the entries should be ranked differently?
20 Stone Cold Steve Austin's Vest and Black Trunks
19 The Godfather’s Pimp Attire
18 Rick Steiner’s Collegiate Wrestling Attire
17 Rey Mysterio’s Wrestlemania Attire
16 The Honky Tonk Man’s Elvis Suits
15 Demolition’s Mad Max Attire
14 Chris Jericho’s Light-Up Jacket
13 Vader’s Helmet
12 Ted DiBiase’s Money & Suit
11 The Rock’s "$800" Shirts
10 Shawn Michaels's Chaps, Chest Guard
9 Sting’s Sgt. Pepper Jackets
8 Jerry Lawler’s Crown and Jacket
7 Roddy Piper’s Kilt
6 Jake Roberts’s Burlap Sack of Snakes
5 The Road Warriors’ Shoulder Pads
4 Bret Hart’s Sunglasses and Leather Jacket
3 Randy Savage’s Hats, Tassels, Sunglasses
2 Ric Flair’s Robes
1 The Undertaker's Hat, Long coat, Urn
One of the most imposing figures in pro wrestling history, the Undertaker is one of the longest enduring characters in wrestling. Debuting in the WWE as an unstoppable force of evil, the Undertaker. His entrance is perhaps the greatest in wrestling history, not just because of his music, but the intimidating long coat, hat and eerie walk.
Added to the mix earlier in his career was an urn that was carried by his manager, Paul Bearer. This urn would be used against the Undertaker at times, with whoever controlled it having control over the Deadman. Even just opening the urn had spooky aftereffects as green smoke would billow out of the urn if it was ever opened, seemingly taking the Undertaker’s power away in a literal puff of smoke. A lot of the aura around the Deadman came from his attire and it complimented the greatest gimmick ever created. Hence, the no.1 spot.
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