The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by sodhat on Thu 26 May 2011, 9:58 am

Morning all,

On one of my frequent browses of Wikipedia, I came across the best wrestling name I have seen:

'Sexton Hardcastle'

And the man who used to wrestle under that name? 11-time world champion, Edge. I would have stuck with Sexton personally.

Any other weird and wonderful wrestling monikers you can list?

sodhat

Posts: 20665
Join date: 2011-02-28
Age: 25
Location: London

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Lex-Express on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:18 am

lets see from the WcW days I remember well the likes of....

General E. Reaction
Hugh G. Reaction

( both name for Hugh Morris )

and my personal favourite Jobber

Mike Enos

Lex-Express

Posts: 595
Join date: 2011-01-28
Age: 31
Location: I like coffee, vanilla icecream and smokewheel pizza

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by ADMIN on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:19 am

Terra Ryzing – I wonder if Trips would have become as big with that play on words.

Texas Red, The Master of Pain – Not quite as catchy or memorable as The Undertaker, though Punisher Dice Morgan doesn’t really cut it either.

Would Sterling Golden, The Super Destroyer or Terry Boulder have become the biggest name ever in the industry (Hulk Hogan)

If you smellllll what the Flex Kavana is cookin’ isn’t quite as catchy.

ADMIN
Founder
Founder

Posts: 13800
Join date: 2011-01-24

http://www.606v2.com

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:21 am

Why did JR go through a phase of calling The Undertaker “Big Booger Red”?

I'm going to put that on the Ask The Tart thread too

MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch

Posts: 12549
Join date: 2011-01-26
Location: MtotheC's Leash

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by AberdeenSteve on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:24 am

The Black Mamba - Lance Storm.

I wonder .. laughing

AberdeenSteve

Posts: 6499
Join date: 2011-01-24
Age: 22
Location: Guess?

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Mr H on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:27 am

Irwin R Schyster. I mean come on, what are the chances that your initials are IRS and you play a taxman! Whistle

Henry O Godwin - HOG. Come on now, this must be fate. What are the chances.

But the best of all has to be....

Justin Credible. AMAZING. You are killing me now. What a name!

Mr H

Posts: 2663
Join date: 2011-03-10
Age: 31
Location: Parts Unknown

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by sodhat on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:35 am

Kane as 'Issac Yankem DDS' when he was Jerry Lawler's dentist was another absurd one.

I remember seeing Terra Ryzin, Hero, and thinking that HHH got rather fortunate that he shed that one. But thinking on it, Hunter Hearst Helmsley is hardly the best ring name I could imagine.

sodhat

Posts: 20665
Join date: 2011-02-28
Age: 25
Location: London

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:40 am

“Triple H” is actually a stupid name – but for some reason it works. It shouldn’t though – it sounds like a battery size.

MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch

Posts: 12549
Join date: 2011-01-26
Location: MtotheC's Leash

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Mr H on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:42 am

When Nigel McGuiness first debuted in TNA i thought Desmond Wolfe was a terrible name, but i grew to like it.

Curry Man and Shark Boy have to be up there with the worst.

Mr H

Posts: 2663
Join date: 2011-03-10
Age: 31
Location: Parts Unknown

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by User Name on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:50 am

Dolph Ziggler was rubbish when he 1st debuted under that name, but its alright now.

Kane has always been a good name.


Last edited by User Name on Thu 26 May 2011, 1:01 pm; edited 1 time in total

User Name

Posts: 747
Join date: 2011-02-06

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by TwisT on Thu 26 May 2011, 12:38 pm

The Ringmaster? You might as well called him the "Wrestling God"

Considering Austins real surname is Williams, I think he was lucky that there was already Dr Death Steve Williams, hence the change of surname.

Stone Cold Steve Williams doesn't really work as well. But I suppose like a few posts have said above, it don't sound right, but then you get used to it and then it does.

TwisT

Posts: 10318
Join date: 2011-05-23
Age: 30
Location: Kent

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by grant holt's moustache on Sat 28 May 2011, 1:55 pm

Electric Demon wrote:“Triple H” is actually a stupid name – but for some reason it works. It shouldn’t though – it sounds like a battery size.
Laugh

grant holt's moustache

Posts: 25
Join date: 2011-03-22
Age: 22
Location: Exeter

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Fadorock on Sat 28 May 2011, 6:40 pm

FOr all of you interested in independent star jon Moxley and his recent signing with WWE welll he has just been given a new name....

Darren Ambrose ?!

How can this guy hope to main event wrestlemania with a name as rudey poo as that! He sounds like a packet of custard or something. Good work vince.

Fadorock

Posts: 85
Join date: 2011-02-02
Age: 30
Location: 'ull

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Fadorock on Sat 28 May 2011, 6:43 pm

Hahaha this site just auto corrected me writing c@@p to rudey poo. When did that happen? I'm going to try out some other words.

Poopie Kumquat Flip face!

Fadorock

Posts: 85
Join date: 2011-02-02
Age: 30
Location: 'ull

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Dexter Morgan on Sat 28 May 2011, 6:43 pm

You couldn't make it up, it's like they use a generic name generator

Dexter Morgan

Posts: 1054
Join date: 2011-01-26
Age: 24
Location: Ponkleville

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by AberdeenSteve on Sat 28 May 2011, 7:10 pm

Darren Ambrose is also the name of a Crystal Palace midfielder, anyone know of any insider Palace fans? laughing

AberdeenSteve

Posts: 6499
Join date: 2011-01-24
Age: 22
Location: Guess?

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by TwisT on Tue 31 May 2011, 8:15 am

Fadorock wrote:FOr all of you interested in independent star jon Moxley and his recent signing with WWE welll he has just been given a new name....

Darren Ambrose ?!

How can this guy hope to main event wrestlemania with a name as rudey poo as that! He sounds like a packet of custard or something. Good work vince.

Is his finishing move going to be The Ambrosia (Ooh Arr Ooh Arr)

TwisT

Posts: 10318
Join date: 2011-05-23
Age: 30
Location: Kent

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Dave. on Tue 31 May 2011, 9:33 am

Dexter Morgan wrote:You couldn't make it up, it's like they use a generic name generator

Steve Smith.

Dave.

Posts: 2546
Join date: 2011-01-26
Age: 23
Location: Castlederg, NI

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Shifty on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 9:18 pm

Autobot Rufus...
I'm not joking thats what they wanted to call Stone Cold Steve Austin!


Shifty

Posts: 6151
Join date: 2011-04-26
Age: 35
Location: Kenfig Hill, Bridgend

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by ADMIN on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 10:59 pm

Would he roll out?

ADMIN
Founder
Founder

Posts: 13800
Join date: 2011-01-24

http://www.606v2.com

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Aaronb33 on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 2:59 am

Chris Jericho was almost Christian Chris Irvine, Cowboy Chris Jericho, He-man AND Chris Power. Thank God he liked Helloween is all I can say (Great band by the way, check them out.)

Brian Pillman being Flying Brian wasn't too bad, but it wasn't very good either. He could have made an entire career out of the Loose Cannon gimmick...if only he'd started working everyone sooner...

Sandman becoming Hardcore Hak was cringeworthy...mainly because I never imagined Sandman wrestling for Bischoff.

One Man Gang to Akeem...what were they thinking? Great name to rubbish name in one segment.

Red Rooster, 'nuff said.

Doink and Dink...not necessarily bad names but I was so scared of clowns that I punched one square in the nuts as a kid...they never scared me after that funilly enough 8)

The Ringmaster's been mentioned but my God it was awful. They should have seen that Austin didn't need a gimmick, he was one! That said, even Ringmaster's better than Chilly Mcfreeze.

Mankind was almost Mason the Mutilator. Seriously.


Aaronb33

Posts: 428
Join date: 2011-02-22
Location: Wigan

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by crippledtart on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 9:04 am

Lance Storm once said he regretted giving himself a name that couldn't naturally be turned into a chant. I've never been keen on one-syllable names for that reason.

TNA is particularly bad for wrestler names. Abyss, Crimson and Suicide sound like PPVs from the dying days of WCW. When I heard Gunner and Murphy's names for the first time I imagined someone backstage saying "Quick, think of two names!". I know there is a reason Gunner is called Gunner, but couldn't he have added a surname?!

A lot of my favourite names ever are from the 80s: Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ravishing Rick Rude, "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Going back a bit further, Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse "The Body" Ventura were great names.

crippledtart
V2 Journal
V2 Journal

Posts: 1853
Join date: 2011-02-07
Age: 34
Location: WCW Special Forces

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by liverbnz on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 1:49 pm

Bret 'the Hitman' Hart is a favourite of mine. It screams cool.

liverbnz

Posts: 2563
Join date: 2011-03-07
Age: 30
Location: County Down

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by ncfc_Tooze on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 2:16 pm

Weedman
yes that is a real ring name

ncfc_Tooze
Global Moderator
Global Moderator

Posts: 8613
Join date: 2011-01-25
Age: 22
Location: North Walsham,Norfolk

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Shot 21 LCFC on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 3:07 pm

Mr America was lame. The Miz is a stupid name but you get used to it. Just like The Rock. Seriously think about it! The Rock!!!! You just get used to them though.

Shot 21 LCFC

Posts: 2242
Join date: 2011-06-06
Age: 26
Location: Leicester, England

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by davidl1061 on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 3:22 pm

The Miz was the nickname he was known by before he wrestled though so they just carried on using it

davidl1061

Posts: 660
Join date: 2011-01-27
Age: 30
Location: Manchester

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Jose on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 3:38 pm

Mr H wrote:When Nigel McGuiness first debuted in TNA i thought Desmond Wolfe was a terrible name, but i grew to like it.

I instanlty liked it seeing as it was a 'Withail and I' reference. It makes me picture Nigel McGuiness staggering around the countryside drunk going, 'What do you think to Desmond Wolf? I'm thinking of changing my name', and then goes and does it!

I've always thought Mike Quackenbush to be a ridiculous name.

Jose

Posts: 3
Join date: 2011-05-11

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by The-Rizz on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 4:01 pm

most of what WWE comes up with now are rubbish!! Husky Harris, Mike McGillycutty, Eli Cottonwood, Lucky Cannon, Byron Saxton...... Sad

The-Rizz

Posts: 95
Join date: 2011-04-11

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by AberdeenSteve on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 4:03 pm

The-Rizz wrote:most of what WWE comes up with now are rubbish!! Husky Harris, Mike McGillycutty, Eli Cottonwood, Lucky Cannon, Byron Saxton...... Sad


Dean Ambrose!!!! furious furious furious furious

AberdeenSteve

Posts: 6499
Join date: 2011-01-24
Age: 22
Location: Guess?

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by User Name on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 4:48 pm

Nearly every new wrestler have "real" names now, except Sin Cara. But some might think thats a real name considering its Spanish.

User Name

Posts: 747
Join date: 2011-02-06

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Crimey on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 7:45 pm

R-Truth anybody? I like the idea of 'The Truth' being a nickname but R-Truth is a pretty awful name.

Ken Kennedy was also pretty dreadful, in fact now I think about it with a name like that it's a wonder how he managed to become credible at all.

Crimey
Admin
Admin

Posts: 12781
Join date: 2011-02-14
Age: 20
Location: Heysham, UK

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Aaronb33 on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 8:27 pm

Ken has unbelievable charisma, that's how. 8)

Aaronb33

Posts: 428
Join date: 2011-02-22
Location: Wigan

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Crimey on Thu 23 Jun 2011, 8:30 pm

Aaronb33 wrote:Ken has unbelievable charisma, that's how. 8)

I never really bought into him in the WWE, I don't watch TNA so I can't really comment on in him in there, although the little I have seen I'm still not convinced he's that amazing on the mic.

Crimey
Admin
Admin

Posts: 12781
Join date: 2011-02-14
Age: 20
Location: Heysham, UK

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by westisbest on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 9:22 am

Bobby"The Brain" Heenan.

I loved the name Powers of Pain(warlord & Barbarian).

Also Demolition,(although smash becoming The Repo Man was pretty poor).

Mr Perfect wins hands down as a great name, he lived up to it well.

The 1-2-3 Kid was a poor name.

Max moon
The Red Rooster




westisbest

Posts: 3771
Join date: 2011-05-31
Location: Bournemouth

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by crippledtart on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 9:39 am

Aaronb33 wrote:Ken has unbelievable charisma, that's how. 8)

He does nothing for me. I've always thought he looks a bit "special". I could imagine him in overalls volunteering at a garden centre. Also he's a pretty dull wrestler.

crippledtart
V2 Journal
V2 Journal

Posts: 1853
Join date: 2011-02-07
Age: 34
Location: WCW Special Forces

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Mr H on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 10:42 am

Davieswasacrippledtart wrote:
Aaronb33 wrote:Ken has unbelievable charisma, that's how. 8)

He does nothing for me. I've always thought he looks a bit "special". I could imagine him in overalls volunteering at a garden centre. Also he's a pretty dull wrestler.

Agree 100%.

Said it before and will say it again, i really dont see what all the fuss is about.

Mr H

Posts: 2663
Join date: 2011-03-10
Age: 31
Location: Parts Unknown

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Mr H on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 10:49 am

Man Mountain Rock, Isaac Yankem and Duke The Dumpster Droese have to be up there with the worst names. I mean come on, make an effort.

I always loved the name Razor Ramon, still think its a quality name.

Mr H

Posts: 2663
Join date: 2011-03-10
Age: 31
Location: Parts Unknown

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by ADMIN on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 11:03 am

When I tweeted the question someone replied back that at an indy show there was a wrestler called ‘Mayn Event’, that's quality!

ADMIN
Founder
Founder

Posts: 13800
Join date: 2011-01-24

http://www.606v2.com

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Shot 21 LCFC on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 4:09 pm

Mr Kennedy is brilliant. Especially on the mic. I really hope he comes back to the WWE one day.

Shot 21 LCFC

Posts: 2242
Join date: 2011-06-06
Age: 26
Location: Leicester, England

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Shifty on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 8:47 pm

Good:
Demolition were probably the best Ax and Smash

Autobot Rufus - What they were going to call Stone Cold Steve Austin before he decided on his own name.
When Austin was asked about that name he said "well if they'd of insisted on calling me it, I would of been the best damn Autobot Rufus anyone would of saw"!

Bad:
The Body Donnas - Skip and Zip! were terrible names.



Shifty

Posts: 6151
Join date: 2011-04-26
Age: 35
Location: Kenfig Hill, Bridgend

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Crimey on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 8:52 pm

Wasn't there a tag team called the D1cks for a bit?

Crimey
Admin
Admin

Posts: 12781
Join date: 2011-02-14
Age: 20
Location: Heysham, UK

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by The Awesome Giz on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 9:00 pm

Sin Cara is Spanish for 2 faces or something I think.

I remember bret hart was originally going to be a cowboy but he hated it.

Cena played a semi robotic guy called prototype in OVW.

For tag team names the spirit squad was pretty shocking.

The Awesome Giz

Posts: 835
Join date: 2011-01-28
Location: Sheffield

Back to top Go down

Re: The Best and Worst Wrestling Names

Post by Shifty on Fri 24 Jun 2011, 9:12 pm

I think Tug Boat in WWF joined WCW and was going to be a Storm Trooper / Shock Master but he fell through a wall, and ballsed up the entire story...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3CL28vgE4U


Shifty

Posts: 6151
Join date: 2011-04-26
Age: 35
Location: Kenfig Hill, Bridgend

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum