This time were gonna take a look at some of the very obscure wrestlers or gimmicks that competed in the WWE. If you know all of these then I applaud your memory!
Anyways let's get some more obscurity party going!
Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz
Knuckleball was played by Steve Lombardi who's also known for other gimmicks such as The Brooklyn Brawler,Kimchee,and even played as Doink the Clown at some point when Matt Bourne left the company.
The whole Abe gimmick wasn't that much of a success and he didn't last long in the company. Most of his singles match were against jobbers and he's mostly seen in battle royales.
Lombardi would find a little bit more success with The Brooklyn Brawler gimmick where he feuded with some other big names in the business at the time.
Anyways Heidenreich actually had two gimmicks in his stay with the WWE. The first one he had was a "split-personality" gimmick. From the name itself, he does have two personalities meaning he does a lot of crazy weird stuff in and out of the ring.
And his second gimmick was a little bit more decent but still rubbish than his first one. When Hawk sadly passed away Animal picked Heidenreich to be his replacement. The New Road Warriors did won the tag titles and had a feud with MnM but a lot of people didn't liked Heidenreich as Hawk's replacement (I feel the same way too.)
He was released from the companies after a few more months of stay. He's now wrestling on the indies.
Numerous vignettes were shown about Kizarny but seems like no one really got interested. When Kizarny did finally had his first ever televised match only he knows it would be his last as well! It was against MVP which he won.
After that match against MVP, Kizarny would continue to have a few more dark matches until got released. It seems like the plans they got for him were all scrapped, it's sad because we only got to see him wrestle once on tv.
He's now doing much better in the indies and is now called; Sinn Bodhi.
Peter Stilsbury who played the role of Outback Jack wrestled for WWF in 2 years under this gimmick. At first he only wrestled jobbers like Barry Horotwitz,Steve Lombardi,Barry Orton,and Jose Estrada. But soon enough he ended becoming a jobber as well losing to the likes of Ted DiBiase and Rick Rude.
Outback Jack would continue to have feuds with other wrestlers like Killer Khan,Ron Bass,and Frenchy Martin but this would lead to nothing at all. According to an interview, WWF planned to have Outback Jack and Hillbilly Jim as tag-team champions but it was later cancelled for unknown reasons.
Sadly according to an interview with a radio station recently, Outback Jack is completely blind now.
Dan Spivey who played the role of this gimmick returned to WWF in 1995 and was re-packaged to this gimmick. It was actually a decent gimmick and he would portray the role well.
Waylon Mercy is kind of a weird gimmick. At first before a match starts he would shake hands with his opponent and even the referee but when the bell started to rang he would viciously attack his opponents!
Vince clearly see success in this gimmick and on Spivey himself as on his debut he would win all of his matches against multiple jobbers. He would then defeat other much bigger names like Bob Holly,1-2-3 Kid,& Doink the Clown.
He would then eventually face off against top babyfaces of the company at the time; Bret Hart,Razor Ramon,and even WWF Champion; Diesel. Him and Diesel would constantly feud with each other but on his last match Diesel powerbombed Spivey so hard that it broke his spine.
After that he was forced to retire. It was actually kind of sad to see this gimmick end, Spivey could have probably done more with it and could even lead him to the HOF if it wasn't for the career-ending injury.
He's basically this gladiator guy who's managed by Sunny. Farooq Asad would have a short feud with Ahmed Johnson at the start of his debut where he attacked Johnson after a tag match with Shawn Michaels against the Smoking Gunns.
They would have a few more matches together but the whole gimmick was later scrapped because of Ron getting injured. I think it was a good injury to be honest because if it wasn't for that Ron would still be probably stuck in this crappy gimmick.
When he finally returned he was re-packaged as Farooq (dropping the last name) who's the leader of what would become one of the most dominant heel stables; The Nation of Domination.
Five years before this gimmick happened Atlas made history by becoming the first ever black tag-team champions with Rocky Johnson after defeating The Wild Samoans. He would also have a feud with Roddy Piper. Vince thought that wasn't enough so he turned Atlas into this terrible gimmick.
Here he was known as "The Lion King" Saba Simba. The story is Tony would like to give "tribute" to his African roots thus "legally" changing his name to Saba Simba. You thought Kamala was racist? I think this was even more offensive to a lot of people!
In fact at his debut match, Roddy Piper was already mocking the gimmick (go watch here!) Luckily it didn't last long. Atlas would then leave the company and go for WCW.
Well yes indeed, when Windham returned to WWF in 1996 he was put onto this gimmick. The Stalker is supposed to be a deranged former military man. WWF planned to have him on a feud against Marc Mero but backstage Mero refused.
Because of Mero's rejection, A lot of the plans for The Stalker were later scrapped and instead he got in a feud with Goldust which didn't last for too long. In 1997 Windham was re-packaged as one of the "New Blackjacks" with Blackjack Bradshaw (aka JBL.)
He had this gimmick of a wrestler and plumber, because at the time of his debut WWF just really loved to have these wrestlers with secondary jobs gimmicks! He was known as TL Hooper and before his debut, a couple of vignettes of him showing doing his "plumbing" business.
TL Hooper did finally had his debut on but mostly wrestled jobbers with his plumber named "Betsy." He would usually celebrate wins by putting the plumber on his opponents' faces.
After taking a brief hiatus, in 1997 he was re-packaged as Uncle Cletus who was the kayfabe uncle of The Godwinns and would later on become there manager. But on one match against The Road Warriors, The Godwinns were defeated and they attacked Cletus, after that he was never seen in WWF again.
Big Bully Busick
Busick did what most heels do at the time and that is to piss off fans. Usually when he comes to the ring he would pop kids' balloons and would even attack the announcers. He would mainly squash various jobbers until having a short feud with Brooklyn Brawler.
In the feud against Brawler, they determined on who's the "real bully" of WWF. In there first match Brawler won against Busick but on there second face-off Busick won with a little bit of help from Harvey by destroying one of Brawler's leg leading for a controversial win.
After that Busick would then have matches much bigger names like Bret Hart,Jimmy Snuka,British Bulldog,and Texas Tornado but only to lose. He left the WWF in 1991.
He still does some occassional wrestling nowadays. On 2012 WWE.com ranked Big Bully Busick as #1 best mustache in WWE history (which I may agree to!)
Will we see him in the Hall of Fame though? Probably not!