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Top 25 Worst Gimmicks In WCW History

Professional wrestling in the modern day is generally made up of characters that fans find believable, making them very easy to watch and support.

Top wrestling companies in WWE and TNA generally keep their main events exclusive to guys who effectively portray outlandish versions of themselves that the fans can relate to, creating a sense of anarchy and realism in the eyes of the fans.

The top tier of most wrestling promotions has been that way since Kevin Nash and Scott Hall changed the game in 1996, entering WCW as on-screen intruders without any silly gimmicks, simply as themselves wanting to create chaos.

This led to WCW creating more real-to-life characters,and eventually WWE followed down the same route, with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mr McMahon forging a rivalry that spanned half a decade and paved the way for WWE to eventually win the Monday Night War.

That real-to-life aspect is what brought a new demographic to wrestling: the 18-35 males who don’t want to see outlandish cartoon characters pretend hurting each other in goofy costumes.

However, that is exactly what wrestling was for a long time and it was most evident in WCW.

Not only is the company responsible for an overwhelming amount of lame characters, but a number of gimmicks that make you want to facepalm so hard you will likely require medical assistance.

The worst 25 of those terrible WCW gimmicks have now been compiled all in one place for your enjoyment. Aren’t you lucky.

25 Johnny B. Badd 

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24 The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Iaukea 

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23 Black Blood 

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22 Big Josh 

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21 Stewart Pain 

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20 Misfits In Action 

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19 The Ding Dongs 

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18 The Maestro 

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17 Renegade 

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16 The Shark 

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15 The Demon 

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14 The Zodiac 

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13 The Booty Man 

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12 Arachnaman 

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11 The Candyman 

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10 B.A. Buzzkill 

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9 That 70's Guy 

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8 The Fat Chick Thrilla 

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7 Oz 

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6 The Black Scorpion 

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5 Glacier 

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4 The Yeti 

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3 The Shockmaster 

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2 Oklahoma 

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1 RoboCop 

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Remember that time Sting was trapped in a cage by The Four Horsemen at WCW's Capital Combat in 1990 and RoboCop came to his rescue in one of the most shameless cross-promotions in wrestling history? While Lex Lugar, Sting's on-screen BFF, had a World Heavyweight Title match with Ric Flair, Sting wanted to make sure The Four Horsemen wouldn't cause any trouble. Naturally, Sting hit his speed dial and phoned up a fictional crime-fighting robot to come and save the day. The event set off a chain of events that led to WCW being significantly set back a number of years before the introduction of Monday Nitro and the nWo.

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