From worm eaters to serial killers to zombies, without further ado it's time to get scary up in here!
He got even more scarier when he retired from wrestling and became an actor for various horror films around the 30's to 60's. He is recognized as one of the most successful wrestlers who transitioned into acting.
Johnson passed away in 1971. He was portrayed by George "The Animal" Steele on the movie "Ed Wood" in 1994.
The most memorable moment of Papa Shango is when he had his short feud with The Ultimate Warrior and he "cursed" Warrior multiple times usually making him vomit or bleed. Did you remember when Warrior vommited "green stuff" all over the medics? Blame Papa Shango for that disgusting shit!
After that feud with Warrior, Papa Shango had a title shot for the WWF Championship against Bret Hart but loss. He then proceeded to be on the lower cards and was sent to USWA where he continued the Papa Shango gimmick.
In 1994, Papa Shango was re-packaged in WWF as Kama (later on Kama Mustafa) and of course in 1998 where he would become the pimp we all loved The Godfather!
From a voodoo practitioner to a pimp? That's Charles Wright for ya!
Waylon Mercy is actually more of a creepy gimmick, at first whenever he faces his opponents in the ring he would usually be kind to them and even shake their hands, but once that bell rings he just goes on beast mode and does whatever the fucks he want! Kinda like a split personality if you will.
His vignettes have quite the creepy vibe to them as well, the gimmick was going well but was sadly cut short due to a career-ending injury Spivey took during a match where he broke his spine.
It would've been awesome to know what WWF's plans were for Waylon Mercy, I think he would've made a great champion in my opinion if only given the time.
He would have much bigger success in this gimmick and was a big hit with hardcore and death matches all over Japan! Leatherface had matches with different Japanese superstars such as Hiroshi Ono and Masato Tanaka.
Kirchner retired in 2004 but would later come back in the ring on 2007 this time with a partner called "Jayson Voorhees" and they were called The Serial Killers. They wrestled for a short time in ICP's JCW.
"Wild" Bull Curry
Although some would say the originator of hardcore wrestling were The Sheik or Abdullah the Butcher, it was actually Bull Curry who did it first than those two guys. He began wrestling since the 1930's and was so famous that he even managed to face heavyweight pro boxer; Jack Dempsey in an exhibition match.
When he brought his brawling-style of wrestling in Texas, Bull Curry became the biggest draw at the time and main evented many shows, of course his unique look helped. The NWA even made a title just for Curry himself which was the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Championship which Curry won in a tournament against the likes of Fritz Von Erich,Killer Karl Kox,Waldo Von Erich,and Brute Bernard.
In the late 60's, Bull's son; Fred Curry made it into the wrestling business and for the most part the father & son had a successful tag-team even winning the NWA Tag Titles at one point. Fred unlike his father however was a highflyer and would later on wrestle on his own.
Curry was so hated in a lot of places that the heat was real and he would often cause riots! Sadly he passed away in March 1985.
When two wrestlers that Ox Baker faced died, everybody blamed him because of his deadly Heart Punch even causing a riot in Cleveland at one point! Anyways wherever he would wrestle whether on WWF or NWA or even other much smaller promotions, Ox Baker never failed to make the heat!
He won multiple titles throughout his career and later on would become a well known trainer at his own school "Ox Baker's Wrestling School" some of the most well known graduates from his school were none other than Mark Callaway aka The Undertaker! And also Bryan Clark who would have multiple names throughout his career but who gives a shit about him.
Ox Baker never changed the way he looked even the day he sadly passed away just last year on October 2014.
Despite not having the best in-ring skills, The Boogeyman will always stay as one of the most memorable gimmicks in WWE's history, especially now that Halloween is real close I hope he returns on SmackDown! Hell I even want The Boogeyman to return full time and have revenge against Bray Wyatt!
Boogeyman had his fair share of disgusting and creepy moments throughout his time in WWE such as eating Jillian Hall's "growth" and kissing Sharmell with worms in his mouth! Also his feud with Finlay & Hornswoggle with Mini Boogey on his side was really entertaining to watch!
I hope he returns full time someday and I would totally mark out for it! #BringBackTheBoogeyman
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Of course Jake had a lot of memorable moments as well such as having Damien bite Randy Savage in the leg and scaring Ms. Elizabeth on her wedding with a snake hidden inside a giftbox! And let's not forget a lot of the funny/creepy moments when he had his feud against The Ultimate Warrior!
As they say; Never Trust The Snake!
This gimmick was played by Dustin Rhodes (aka Goldust) and was supposed to be a child abductor as seen on the vignette above but people didn't like this gimmick for obvious reasons and this gimmick was scrapped the moment Seven made his debut.
I know having a "pedophile" for a gimmick is creepy and ridiculous but it makes me curious on what were the original plans for Seven, is WCW trying to have their own version of The Undertaker? Well Taker isn't really a pedo but hey they are both scary.
Anyways if you see a man with a white mask on a Undertaker-like clothes with a voice that sounds like Shockmaster, just don't go near him kids (even if he gives you candy!)
Doink the Clown
Nothing is more scarier in this world than clowns! While I don't have the phobia of clowns, I can say that I was scared to a lot to them when I was little and even Doink, especially on his heel run!
Heel Doink is certainly one of the most scariest gimmicks the WWF has ever had especially for a little kid! I think Heel Doink could even team up Pennywise in a movie and it would certainly become the scariest movie ever!
The late Matt Osbourne certainly did a great job with Doink whether it's face or heel. Often imitated but never duplicated!
Kevin Thorne (aka Mordecai)
King Curtis Iaukea
Maurice Tillet (aka The French Angel)
The Great Kabuki
Andre the Giant
Just by his big size already you would be intimidated plus add the fact that he can make these crazy faces, you just can't deny that sometimes Andre can be a scary wrestler!
Possibly the most memorable "scary moment" for Andre is on a Royal Rumble when he was choking one of the Demolition and started to make a face that looks like a guy from a horror film. Speaking of horror films, I'm surprised Andre wasn't on one, I'm sure he would fit a perfect role for a scary huge monster just like Tor Johnson!
Abdullah the Butcher & Bruiser Brody
These two would go far beyond the usual chairs and tables and will go for things literally far worst and make themselves bleed just to entertain the fans! Also they are scary not only because the way they do hardcore is legit scary but they got very intimidating looks as well.
Abdullah is obviously a big man who really looks like a crazy man and of course Brody has his long hair and beard who looks much crazier and you just don't wanna mess with both of these dudes because they will make you bleed!
Just looking at the picture above you can tell Abdullah and Brody are no joke. They are legends in this wrestling business and are two of the pioneers for making hardcore wrestling famous!
"The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan
Sullivan had a lot of scary moments in his time but the ones in WCW were obviously the most memorable! His feud with Hulk Hogan and the creation of Dungeon of Doom are some of the best times in his career.
Him and King Curits Iaukea make a great combination together and they've had their fair share of great promos throughout the run of The Dungeon of Doom.
I know Kane nowadays is nothing but a shell of what he used to be but we will never forget when Kane was truly demonic and would raise hell everywhere he goes!
Just looking at how Kane used to look like is already scary and intimidating enough! Just his debut alone was already quite scary but let's take a look back at some of the most scariest moments involving Kane:
unmasking for the first time,burning The Undertaker,setting JR on fire,chokeslamming Linda McMahon, those are just some of the memorable moments we had when Kane was still awesome!
Now I don't wanna sound like those "attitude era is better" fans but it is true, Kane back then was far more superior than what he is now and I hope he will eventually retire because he already had a great career.
Okay I may be a little bias on putting The Undertaker on the no. 1 spot here because he's my favorite wrestler of ALL TIME but hey a lot of people will also agree with me on here that he is in fact the scariest wrestler of all time!
Especially The Undertaker around 1996 (the one on the second row on the picture) just having a pale skin with creepy unusual clothing plus Paul Bearer by his side makes the gimmick perfect!
Now I know every version of The Undertaker is scary and has a lot of memorable moments but the 96' Taker is the one that really scared me the most! Some people might say the scariest for them is The Ministry of Darkness Taker and I can't blame them for that, even The American Badass Undertaker is still very intimidating.
Whether it's putting people on coffins or pushing people down from top of the cages, The Undertaker is the scariest wrestler of ALL TIME!
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