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Best names/gimmicks

Snarky-Guru

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What have been some of the most memorable wrestling names and gimmicks that you've enjoyed over the years? Many have stood out to me, but to narrow it down my top three are:

1. The Undertaker - he can always sell it! Always! Impeccable mic work and the best off-the-cuff work I've seen. The Undertaker is talented.
2. Fin's Demon King - the most creative gimmick in the modern era. I think it's brilliant that the Demon King only comes out every once in a while.
3. The Viking Experience Raiders - Well, they should have kept "experience." Just think of the Instagram possibilities.
 

Zack T

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No. They should've kept War Raiders, along with their names of Hansen and Rowe.

I've always loved Chris Jericho in all forms.
 

Classified

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I am with The Undertaker here. I only watch sporadically, but when I do I try to catch his act.

Here's what I want to see: A new character of the religious variety......a priest, a monk, a Bishop.......something of that nature up against The Undertaker.

"God's Wrath" perhaps?
 

DandyMandy

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Big fan of The Undertaker here, except I wasn't into his American Bad Ass phase in the ealry aughts. That was just terrible and out of character.

I loved Chyna's 9th Wonder of the World gimmick. She was smart in positioning herself as a real wrestler rather than just something pretty to look at.

Mankind's was good for its time. I don't think it would go over well today though. Oh, that just made me think of all the foreign and ethnic cartoonish characters we used to see. I had forgotten about that. Maybe that explains why the WWE went to Saudia Arabia - as an adjacent apology for The Iron Sheik and The Original Sheik.

I think The Miz is a great representation of a more modern gimmick. He created his persona before he ever made it into the ring.
 

Snarky-Guru

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3. The Viking Experience Raiders - Well, they should have kept "experience." Just think of the Instagram possibilities.
No. They should've kept War Raiders, along with their names of Hansen and Rowe.
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That was just my dry British humour, Zack T. :)
It's a shame to call up the popular NXT duo then turn around and make a bad creative decision like this. When I first heard the name change I instantly thought, "oh, no!" followed by "that would make a great Instagram parody account." It really is a terrible and unnecessary name change. I don't know anyone who likes it.
 

ShadowEdge

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Sting's gimmick made him one of the most recognizable wrestlers to date. As he continued growing and evolving as a wrestler his gimmick evolved with him. He was a successful wrestler before that, but his gimmick really got him over.
 
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