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The Least Useful WWE Wrestler Every Year Since 1990

The Least Useful WWE Wrestler Every Year Since 1990

There’s dangerous gimmicks in wrestling. There’s dangerous wrestlers. There’s so dangerous they’re good wrestlers and gimmicks. However to be utterly ineffective or seen that means by both the followers or artistic is simply plain unhappy. Do not feel too unhappy for the employees, they’re nonetheless making respectable cash doing what they like to do. Not everybody may be on prime, and there is loads of room on the mid and backside ranges of the cardboard.

However then there are wrestlers who’ve that proverbial “X-Pac Heat.” That often interprets to “get off my TV.” Regardless that X-Pac did not even have that sort of warmth, for some purpose, loads of followers thought that he did. However that is a dialogue for maybe one other time. There’s all the time a wrestler or two who regardless of the place they have been positioned on the cardboard, the followers weren’t shopping for these guys. Plus, they did not do an entire lot to contribute to the product. Even when they did, it is a dangerous style left in followers’ mouths. It is a thriller typically as to why the WWE retains sure wrestlers round, when even they clearly do not know on the best way to use them.

For this record, it isn’t essentially concerning the wrestler being dangerous, however the best way they have been utilized in that specific yr leaves you scratching your head as you assume to your self simply how the WWE felt it might be a constructive contribution to the product.

Listed here are a few of the largest guys to garner that undesirable warmth. Right here is The Most Ineffective Wrestler Of The Year Since 1990.

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29 1990 – Hector Guerrero

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Fourteen years earlier than his youthful brother surprised the world and defeating Brock Lesnar, Hector debuted. For weeks and weeks, followers have been left to ponder what would hatch out of an enormous ol’ egg on the Survivor Collection. Positive sufficient, it was Hector in full costume because the Gobbledy Gooker. Supposedly, Hector was capable of do a variety of acrobatics within the ring however was restricted by the costume and its lack of imaginative and prescient.

The Gooker went over like a fart in church. Hector wasn’t used once more by the WWE till the WrestleMania X-Seven Gimmick Battle Royal.

Whereas some may kill to have this type of legacy, Hector is a part of one of many biggest households in all the sport. It isn’t proper to imagine what’s in a person’s coronary heart, however maybe Hector needed extra of a legacy than being an enormous Turkey.

28 1991 – The Final Warrior

Historical past will all the time be divided on The Final Warrior. On one hand, he was depth personified and knew how one can get the gang going. However, he was utterly insane, and never in a great way. The energy of the Warrior’s could not save him from being utterly horrific in 1991. The selection shouldn’t be as head-scratching as one may assume.

All the things he did in ‘91 was solely good due to the involvement of the opposite individual. Dropping the WWE title, beating Randy Savage, the vignettes with Undertaker and Jake Roberts? All memorable for what the opposite guys concerned did. The man proved himself to be an issue when he held Vince up for cash at SummerSlam ‘91, which once more was overshadowed by the Macho Man.

27 1992 – Nailz

Talking of full and udder jerks within the wrestling enterprise; submitted on your approval – Nailz. Kevin Wacholz was an enormous dude and after a run within the AWA was given a heck of a chance. He joined the WWE as Nailz, an ex-convict who proclaimed his innocence and that The Massive Boss Man mistreated him when serving time. Whereas not an amazing employee in any respect, he was nonetheless given an honest storyline to work with.

However the man was completely ineffective within the ring. With no memorable match ever and making an attempt to threaten the brass behind the scenes, not solely does Nailz take the award for 1992, he takes it all the time.

26 1993 – Big Gonzales

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Every wrestling fan know that the Undertaker is the overall of the WWE Universe each out and in of the ring. However as a way to earn a few of these stripes in his early profession, the Phenom needed to cope with guys just like the Big Gonzales.

It is one of many few blemishes on The Deadman’s stellar profession – being booked with this huge oaf.

And this was all for WrestleMania! It is solely becoming the worst ‘Mania in historical past homes the worst Undertaker match in ‘Mania historical past. El Gigante by all accounts was a pleasant man, however not all giants have to be wrestlers, the previous basketball star merely did not have any of the mojo one must be a wrestler.

25 1994 – Bastion Booger

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To listen to guys like Chris Jericho and Bruce Prichard inform it, Mike Shaw as Makhan Singh in Stampede was cash. However that was late ’80s and a small, albeit influential territory. For a glimpse of how good Shaw was, take a look at his work as Norman The Lunatic within the early WCW. However when he obtained to the WWE, Friar Ferguson is how Vince noticed the man.

When that one floundered, it was Prichard who advised the ridiculous Bastion Booger. Shaw would earn the Most Embarrassing Wrestler in 1993 however was rendered utterly ineffective in 1994 when he no-showed the Royal Rumble and misplaced to Koko B. Ware earlier than finally being launched in August of that yr.

24 1995 – Mantaur

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Poor Jim Cornette. One of many biggest managers of all time was additionally tasked with making an attempt to get this ridiculous gimmick over. He is half man, he’a half “taur,” he is Mantaur! A wrestler which may have been good or dangerous in ring. However who is aware of since all anybody might keep in mind about him is a ridiculous big headgear he needed to hoof it to the ring with.

Talking of hooves – the rationale he turned Mantaur is as a result of Vince thought he appeared like he had hooves as an alternative of ft. In case followers did not want sufficient of a reminder that wrestling wasn’t nice throughout this time, look no farther than guys like Mantaur.

23 1996 – Pretend Razor

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Rick Bognar could be the one wrestler born in Calgary that WASN’T educated by Stu Hart, however he had some success engaged on the indies and in Japan. Then the WWE got here calling. He was given the pretend Razor Ramon gimmick, however whereas his “partner,” pretend Diesel ultimately shined as Kane, Rick Bognar was out the door virtually as quick as he got here in.

There was simply no life span to doing an impersonation in wrestling.

He additionally didn’t impress lots of the brass. Glenn Jacobs a minimum of had guys like Lawler and Cornette all the time lobbying for him. Bognar would truly proceed to journey Scott Corridor’s coat tails and was additionally part of nWo Japan.

22 1997 – Marc Mero

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Johnny B. Badd was a reasonably cool gimmick, however the man who performed the position was nowhere close to as flamboyant. When Marc Mero was first signed to the WWE, each J.R. and Vince McMahon believed that they signed the fallacious Mero, and instantly locked up the then Mrs. Mero, Sable to a contract as nicely.

Mero’s complete profession within the WWE didn’t imply an entire lot, however his 1997 calendar yr was the worst of his few years within the WWE. He had a fast displaying on the Royal Rumble. Then he was injured, then he got here again because the Marvelous Marc Mero character that may final till the top of his run and ended the yr being knocked out by Butterbean.

21 1998 – The Oddities

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There’s plenty of great things within the Angle Period which may make a fan assume that Vince Russo will get a nasty rap. However then an act like The Oddites comes again round and makes you re-think loads of what Russo did.

The self-proclaimed Howard Stern mega-fan needed his personal group of freaks, so the Parade Of Human Oddities was born. However it was in actuality a waste of skills for all concerned, together with Russo’s! Don Callis, Golga, Sable, Luna, the ICP, and a number of other extra – have been all utterly wasted because of Russo’s blind love for a radio star.

20 1999 – Meat

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The son of a WWWF legend, Stan Stasiak, Shawn was nowhere close to the extent of competitor his father was. However the WWE nonetheless gave this child a shot and Meat was born.

Solely through the edgy Angle Period might this gimmick have been given the inexperienced mild.

He was a man that Terri and Jackie would principally deal with, properly, like meat. Then he’d lose his matches as a result of he was too drained from spending time with the women. They might then in flip assault him for dropping the match. The cycle performed out as lame because it sounds.

19 2000 – Essa Rios

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Maybe the rationale that the Cruiserweight division by no means took off in WWE is as a result of it’s an enormous man’s territory. The boss views it as such and the boss doesn’t essentially purchase into the smaller wrestler act, however we may give him credit score for making an attempt.

So, in 2000 the Cruiserweights have been born once more with Essa Rios main the cost. Little did he know that he would solely be remembered for being a footnote within the historical past of Corridor Of Famer Lita and the Hardys. If anybody can truthfully keep in mind one thing of observe Rios did apart from a quick run with the Mild Heavyweight title and getting laid out by the Hardys, you then may watch method an excessive amount of wrestling.

18 2001 – Buff Bagwell

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One match. A whole profession as an honest mid-carder down south is remembered for one match, and never in that “As God as my witness he is broken in half!” type of reminiscence. Buff Bagwell had a terrific profession in WCW as a brash heel. It was the type of character TNA ought to have helped him recover from within the WWE.

Apparently nobody thought to inform Bagwell that he was within the massive time now. With males like Stone Chilly, The Rock, and The Undertaker operating round, he’d higher convey it. He did not. Then former WCW tag champ Judy Bagwell supposedly referred to as out sick for her boy. It was one of many quickest tenures in WWE historical past.

17 2002 – Jackie Gayda

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Robust Sufficient in principle is meant to forge metal into iron and mould knowledgeable wrestler. When you could be greener than grass, it is best to nonetheless be capable of make a satisfactory match, particularly whenever you’re within the ring with greats like Trish Stratus and JBL. Jackie Gayda, the co-winner of Robust Sufficient Season II confirmed lots of people that the present wanted a drastic retooling in the event that they have been ever going to get a celebrity out of it.

“That Jackie Gayda Match” is what the former Robust Sufficient winner might be most remembered for on-screen.

So far as her in-ring profession goes, it does not get rather more wasteful than that.

16 2003 – Scott Steiner

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In 2002, WWE had actually each main identify star of the previous 15 years, apart from 4. Bret was finished, Sting was in TNA, Goldberg was on the best way in 2003. Solely Scott Steiner was left, and with as a lot star energy as that they had at first of 2002, by the start of 2003, the corporate wanted an enormous robust babyface.

They have been hoping to get one in Massive Poppa Pump. However ol’ Hamcubes was less than snuff at this level in his profession. He could not grasp with Triple H. Once you’re introduced in to be on prime, there’s just one approach to go, which is way down. He wound up in a program with Check, as two guys The Recreation buried – err, slightly feuding over Stacy earlier than mistreating her collectively.

15 2004 – Mordecai

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The concept appeared like a superb one on paper, a spiritual zealot who wore all white. Feels like a super feud for guys like Kane and The Undertaker. However Kevin Fertig could not reduce the mustard. The man was on the primary roster for about the size of a sneeze earlier than being despatched again right down to OVW.

In line with some, the difficulty was that Kevin Fertig labored, doing his greatest Undertaker impersonation, as an alternative of the best way Fertig works. Maybe Mordecai ought to’ve watched previous tape of “The Underfaker” and he would have realized that was a nasty concept.

14 2005 – Heidenreich

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The man’s poetry was referred to as disasterpeices, do you anticipate something extra from John Heidenreich? He was one other massive man that Vince tried to recover from throughout a time that folks weren’t essentially enamored with huge guys. However they positive tried, even having Heidenreich assault Michael Cole and develop into a member of a brand new model of The Legion Of Doom.

How this man can declare he was as soon as a tag group champion is somewhat astounding.

However artistic tends to attempt an entire lot of issues earlier than giving up on a man and mercifully (for followers), Heidenreich was launched virtually as quickly as he was referred to as up.

13 2006 – The Highlanders

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In your greatest Vince impression simply say “They wear kilts – put them with Piper.” That’s about as properly remembered as The Highlanders are in WWE. They have been a part of the tag workforce scene was not cared for or cared about. It won’t completely be their fault.

What IS Highlander Robbie’s fault, is he thought it might be a good suggestion to go inside to a TNA taping to beat the warmth – throughout WrestleMania week in Orlando no much less! Sad within the firm, Robbie has said in interviews that it was his means of getting fired. However it’s additionally the one memorable second in The Highlanders’ WWE run.

12 2007 – Deuce And Domino

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The Throwbacks had all of the instruments for a profitable gimmick. They appeared like greasers from a bygone error of dangerous boy bikers. That they had the lovable woman in a poodle skirt.

They only arrived about ten to fifteen years too late.

That is not taking away from their expertise within the ring, simply their capacity to get a gimmick over.

They could have loved a quick run with the SmackDown tag titles, but when anybody noticed them these days, you would be wanting round for John Travolta and the TBirds as an alternative of on the lookout for them to enter the ring.

11 2008 – Braden Walker

In TNA, Chris Harris helped the model in its infancy turn out to be a pressure. Teaming with James Storm as America’s Most Needed, they captured the TNA Tag Titles six occasions over. Then the WWE got here calling in January of 2008. By July eight, he was on ECW TV. One month later he was future endeavored.

His month run garnered him a parody “Definite Braden Walker Collection” and Corridor Of Fame collections on YouTube and the obvious selection for probably the most ineffective wrestler of 2008.

10 2009 – Ezekiel Jackson

Being the ultimate ECW champion should make hardcore followers’ blood boil. However barring some other ill-conceived rebirth, Jackson stands because the Hardcore Revolution’s last champion. That places him on this record on precept alone. However that got here in 2010, 2009 is the place Jackson was really a waste of time.

That valuable TV time noticed Jackson in a ridiculous “can-you-top-this” program with Vladimir Kozlov; who barely eked out NOT being on this record. He additionally The Brian Kendrick’s heavy and a perennial Journeyman on SmackDown. Whether or not or not the WWE had plans for him won’t be recognized. Being the ultimate ECW champ was the spotlight of his profession.

9 2010 – David Otunga

When The Nexus debuted, it was one in every of greatest moments in Uncooked historical past. Seemingly seven rookies have been about to shock the world, take over, and all develop into prime stars. Then, because the previous saying goes, the bell rang. A few of these guys both weren’t suited to be a part of the group, and a few weren’t match to be a part of the enterprise. However by some means David Otunga wound up being part of each Nexus teams.

Otunga’s pedigree is sufficient for anybody to just like the man.

He’s a Harvard regulation graduate and has a physique befitting of a Greek god. So far as WWE PR goes, he was celebrity Jennifer Hudson’s husband for almost a decade – loads of mainstream photograph alternatives there. However Otunga’s degree of charisma was delicate mustard. He simply did not have “It.”

eight 2011 – The Nice Khali

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If there was ever a extra apparent selection for this record, it is onerous to seek out one. Nearly each fan is aware of that the Nice Khali is not all that nice. However being the literal and figurative largest Indian star throughout his time within the firm helped improve visibility in that a part of the world.

However so far as in ring performers go…there are solely two nice seven-plus footers, and Khali is not Andre of The Huge Present. However no less than he is higher than the Yeti.

7 2012 – Sin Cara

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Triple H had signed Lucha sensation Mistico after which the hype practice started. However as an alternative of harkening again to the times of a younger Rey Mysterio or Juventud, the person who can be Sin Cara was nowhere close to the performer of these legendary luchadors.

He failed a couple of wellness checks but in addition wasn’t endearing himself to lots of the boys in again. By the point he was capable of come again from his suspensions, there was already one other Sin Cara in play. Whereas artistic did attempt to make a narrative out the 2 Sin Caras, the followers weren’t shopping for it Sin Cara, Mistico discovered himself on the opposite aspect of future endeavored.

6 2013 – Brodus Clay

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Whoever thought Brody’s Clay must be a dancing “Funkasaurus” ought to be recommended. The gimmick was much better than having Clay simply be one other massive dangerous monster dangerous man who squashed all the native expertise and beneath guys.

Gimmicks like this do not all the time have legs, however at the least it helped promote some merchandise and introduce the WWE Universe to Naomi.

However pairing up with Tensai after which virtually as fast having him activate the man and the debuting Xavier Woods did not do him any favors, and he headed again right down to NXT shortly thereafter in 2014 earlier than getting launched.

5 2014 – The Bunny

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Give the followers what they need, proper? It is what Vince McMahon claims that the WWE does. When get together animal Adam Rose debuted together with his Rosebuds, the followers seemingly ate up the antics of the enormous bunny. Artistic took that ball and ran with it, placing the Bunny within the ring.

Regardless of how a lot gaga is heaved into wrestling, followers usually need a twinge of realism. In no universe would a performer (even one as gifted as Justin Gabriel, who was within the go well with) be capable of hold this bit going for any type of time.

four 2015 – Adam Rose

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Within the early days of NXT, Adam Rose had an honest sufficient following and character to get referred to as as much as the primary roster in 2014. However by 2015, something that made Rose distinctive was both gone or realized that Rose’s act wasn’t ok for the primary stage. So let’s make a personality that was a rip on Russell Model right into a heel.

Aside from an fascinating entrance, the man did completely nothing of notice throughout his run. That is the way you wind up on an inventory like this. Quickly, Rose would expertise private woes and be launched from his contract.

three 2016 – Eve Marie

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All-red all the things was apropos for each red-blooded male whose face would flip beat purple wen Eve Marie got here to the ring. As soon as wrestling followers scraped their jaws up off the ground on the mere sight of her, it turned obvious that the Pink Queen had an extended strategy to go to do good enterprise within the ring.

Although she spent a while coaching with Brian Kendrick, Marie simply by no means clicked with the WWE viewers.

She got here in at a level in firm historical past the place followers are much more excited by staff than appears and the Purple Queen was sadly not a employee.

2 2017 – Enzo Amore

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From common fan favourite to probably the most hated man each on-screen and off. That is the story of Enzo Amore. WWE followers need to see good matches these days and simply because Enzo can speak an excellent recreation doesn’t suggest he is value a rattling within the ring. Issues received solely worse for the man when phrase received out that he was not accepted within the locker room.

Somebody thought it will be a good suggestion to place the mouth that roared onto the present that’s all workmanship – 205 Reside. Neville seemingly bolted on account of this. All of this mixed with the information popping out about authorized points noticed Enzo launched in early 2018.

1 2018 – Brock Lesnar

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How ineffective was the Beast Incarnate in 2018? So ineffective that artistic made an entire angle about it main as much as Roman’s official anointment at SummerSlam as The Man. Lesnar has been proven to be the entire cash grubbing grappler that everyone knows he’s. Solely in earlier years, he wasn’t so blatant about it.

Whereas that each one may need been by design for Reigns’ eventual win, it did not do any favors to Lesnar to not have him work with anybody new. Suplex Metropolis began a very long time in the past, and it is just about the one factor Brock does. For all of the speak of the 5 strikes of doom – Lesnar seemingly has solely two.

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