While I think things are much better today — we arenâ€™t likely getting any Goons or Doinks any time soon — there are some current wrestlers who were saddled with some horrific gimmicks at one point or another. Letâ€™s take a look at those, and some others throughout wrestling history.
Terra Ryzing (Better known as Triple H)
If I was so inclined, I could probably ding Hunter twice. First of all, he got attention working as Terra in WCW. While working under that moniker, he was noticed by WWE officials and was recruited to join the Stamford company. Even if you want to say the gimmick wasnâ€™t bad, you have to agree the name sure was.
But then, he came to WWE and became the blue-blooded Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Even that gimmick was a bit tough to swallow, but through the Attitude Era and DX, that blue-blood became Triple H, and the rest, as they say, is history.