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In a lot of threads recently I've been hearing guys use the term recycled gimmick. This lead me to ask the question, can there be a gimmick that isn't recycled anymore? We've had everything from a dead guy to the arrogant prick, to the best technical wrestler, to a mentally challenged person. Is there any gimmick that could be original anymore?
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no actually a mailman has been done. If you take all the gmimicks in WWE, WCW, TNA, all the 70/80's territories, todays stinking indies, then no you can't have a gimmick that hasn't been done.

 

I think when people complain about a gimmick being recycled they are usually stating it's too much like the last time they used it, or it's not been long enough since they last used it.

 

Using a gimmick that was around not that long ago, and not putting any new slant on it is I think what most people have been whingeing about.

 

To the best of my knowledge though I don't recall ever having a guy come to the ring dressed as a badger?

 

See, I think a furry stable would work really well. They could have a whole gang of furries, who like to dress up in big animal suits and pleasure each other. It'd make for great tv.

 

Also, they've never used a transsexual. There are some pretty famous transsexual stars and while I know the WWE doesn't like to use anyone who has been used in porno before I think it could make some hilarious tv. Imagine Olivia Love debuting as a valet or something, and Lawler on comentary freaking out about how hot she is, while JR sits there with a smug grin on his face as he's the only one who knows she used to be a man. It'd be funny as hell

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The overly critical internet wrestling fan character. They haven't done that one have they ?

it wouldn't ever work though. they'd have to portray him as a heel, and make him completely stereotypical. it'd turn all the internet fans off because they'd be thinking that they were being made fun of and half the marks wouldn't even get it.

 

I think that's just a sly attempt by you to get a slot on WWE television ;)

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Lol have to disagree Jayden, I can't even see a gang of men dressed up as furry animals ever working! Also they have done a transexual, technically if you wanna define Goldust, or Cloudy. Although I don't think having a girl, who used to be a guy, would make many viewers turn on somehow.
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yeah but that's not a transsexual, it's a cross dresser it's not the same thing. nobody got turned on by them.

 

the comedy value of the King getting hot over a shemale, and then finding out it is really a man would be hilarious, watching his disgust as he realises.

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I think the gimmick is more about who has the gimmick, rather than it being repeated.

Vince Russo said it best on the TWC Shoot-Style interview the other day: "You take something from that person's personality, and multiply it by 100."

 

He said that "if you had Vince Russo playing Vince Russo, then that's fine, because it's real. It would be over. But if you had Vince Russo trying to play Ric Flair then it wouldn't be over because he wouldn't feel it either.

 

I think that this is the unique thing from the top superstars. They find bits from everybody, including mainly themselves, and make their own character.

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I remember in the Wrestlecrap mailbag, at the time when everyone thought that Val Venis was going to play an Internet Fan gimmick, someone mailed in to say that it had been done. There was an indy promotion in Australia with a guy called Cyrus The Virus (NOT Don Callus) who would come out in geeky glasses, dirty T shirt and looked like he'd eaten a whale. His gimmick was pretty much what Dragon-San did above, where his promos would just insult his opponent's ability to put together good matches and diss them for being a spot monkey with no knowledge of psychology or build.

 

I don't know how well it would get over in the WWE where the majority of fans are still not clued-up about the business enough to understand the gimmick to the fullest, but it could be fun to watch. :)

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See, I think a furry stable would work really well. They could have a whole gang of furries, who like to dress up in big animal suits and pleasure each other. It'd make for great tv.

 

Exactly, havent' you ever seen Trigger happy TV? Just imagine Regals face when he sees two rabbits shagging in the locker room. Or a Spaniel being jumped in the ring by 3 p*ssed of dalmations, its gold I tell you.

 

Also, they've never used a transsexual

 

Unless you count that infamous Mark Henry incident. I know he..uh she.. whatever, wasn't a wrestler, but still.

 

We still havent seen the Masked Debator make his grand ebtry, despite Fopleys best effrts. Im sure he would 'pull in' the crowds. MWAHAHAHA!! Oh thats good stuff, alright calm down, I need to ge a grip on myself. :D

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A man who dresses as a woman but leaves his balls hanging under his mini skirt, covered in baked beans. S/he dresses like a biker whore, and likes to dance on the announcers table for Jerry Lawler. S/he also has a fascination with David Bowie, and likes to sing his songs during matches into the mic, especially during restholds. And s/he also likes to bring a pet giraffe to ringside. She's called "John", but likes to be known as "Joanne".

 

If that's already been done, I'll do the gimmick myself.

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lol

 

The ref wouldn't know which one was legal so how could he throw out the right one?

 

Just imagine the hilarity as they ask their opponent for a test of strength.

The submission moves capable with four arms, a one-man double headbutt. No more "Pearl Harbour" jobs, not with four eyes looking bith forward and behind.

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while I know the WWE doesn't like to use anyone who has been used in porno before

 

Val Venis? The man who cums eeevery single night!

 

Someone should use the gimmick of a weedy little twat who looks like he couldn't beat an egg. Oh hold on that already exists, he's the CW champ!

 

(note I haven't watched SS yet, so hopefully he won't be come tomorrow lunch time when I have!)

 

Anyway gimmicks are like music, everything has been done before to some extent, the question is how well is it being done this time?

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