Tuesday, April 23

WWE Ruthless Aggression Era: Worst Wrestler Names, Ranked

Obviously, the most important thing in wrestling is talent, both in-ring and on the microphone. Then come other aspects, such as charisma and appearance. But one aspect that is also fundamental for a wrestler is his name. A wrestler has to have a good name to be successful. If the name is stupid, then the fans won’t take him seriously.



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In the WWE Ruthless Aggression Era there were several wrestlers who had silly names that sounded like anything but professional wrestlers. These names made no sense, and weren’t even funny, and it’s almost safe to say that these names negatively influenced the wrestlers’ careers.


10 Scotty 2 Hotty Was Mostly In A Comedy Role

Scotty 2 Hotty Was A Two-Time WWE Tag Team Champion

Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Scott Garland

53

297-505

World Tag Team Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, Light Heavyweight Champion


Truth be told, Scotty 2 Hotty sounds like a clown’s name. It wouldn’t be surprising if you hired a clown for a kids’ party and his name is Scotty 2 Hotty. But how could a wrestler have such a silly name? Certainly, his main role was to make the fans laugh, but his name was ridiculous. The worst part was that Scott Garland was competent enough to be a decent midcarder, but WWE ruined his career with that silly gimmick.

9 B-2 Is A Forgotten Wrestler

He Barely Appeared In WWE’s Ruthless Aggression Era

Bull Buchanan Cropped

Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Barry Buchanan

56

108-152

World Tag Team Champion

Barry Buchanan has competed under different names throughout his career. In his short-lived time in WWE, he used various gimmicks, such as Recon and Bull Buchanan. But his worst name was B-2, which he used briefly in the WWE Ruthless Aggression Era.


Why B-2? Is it a section of a school? A robot? A model of a household appliance? The name didn’t make sense for a wrestler. Maybe they considered naming him R2-D2, you never know.

8 Luke Gallows Competed As Festus In The Ruthless Aggression Era

Luke Gallows Has Had Some Terrible Names During His Career

Luke Gallows - Festus Cropped

Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Andrew William Hankinson

40

280-448

WWE RAW Tag Team Champion

Believe it or not, Luke Gallows worked for WWE during the Ruthless Aggression Era, but back then he was known as Festus. Is that even a name? It makes no sense for a wrestler to be announced as Festus. No one is going to take him seriously, and he won’t get far with that name.


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Fortunately, in late 2009, he changed his gimmick to Luke Gallows, which he maintains today. It’s worth mentioning that Gallows has used very strange names in other promotions, such as Sex Ferguson, Freakin Deacon or Johnny 99.

7 Jerry Lawler’s Son Was Known As Grandmaster Sexay

Grandmaster Sexay Had A Lackluster Wrestling Career

Real Name

Aged

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Brian Christopher Lawler

46

190-255

World Tag Team Champion

Brian Christopher Lawler was always in his father’s shadow. He was never able to shine on his own, as he didn’t inherit Jerry Lawler’s talent. Although WWE didn’t make things easy for him either, as his gimmick of Grandmaster Sexay sucked, and he never received a real opportunity to show what he was made of. His 2004 return was forgettable, wrestling only 4 televised matches (with 2 of those taking place on Heat) before getting released again.


6 Shelton Benjamin Was Amazing In WWE’s Ruthless Aggression Era

Shelton Benjamin Is Not A Great Name For A Wrestler

Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Shelton Benjamin

48

608-735

Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, 24/7 Champion

Shelton Benjamin had a great WWE career. His best moments were during the Ruthless Aggression Era, when he was one of the best athletes in the company. His stunts and mind-blowing moves made him a respected wrestler.

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He was a pretty solid worker, and perhaps will go down in history as one of the best wrestlers to never win a World Championship in WWE. He stood out despite having a terrible name for a wrestler. Shelton Benjamin sounds like a doctor, a professor, or a lawyer, but it doesn’t sound like a wrestler.


5 Dolph Ziggler Was Known As Nicky

Dolph Ziggler Is Not A Great Name Either

Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Nicholas Nemeth

43

805-1187

World Heavyweight Champion, Intercontinental Champion, United States Champion, NXT Champion, World Tag Team Champion, RAW Tag Team Champion, SmackDown Tag Team Champion

Dolph Ziggler made his WWE debut in 2005, under the name Nick Nemeth. Then he went by the name Nicky. Yes, you read that right. Shouldn’t wrestlers have cool names? Catchy names? Well, Nicky sounds like the name of a character from a five-year-old kid’s show, not a wrestler’s name.

He then adopted his definitive name, Dolph Ziggler, which isn’t a great wrestler’s name either, but it’s better than Nicky, no doubt. Despite not having an outstanding name, Ziggler had an excellent WWE career.


4 Tony Mamaluke Was One Of The Oddest Wrestler Names Of WWE’s Ruthless Aggression Era

Tony Mamaluke Had 46 WWE Matches

Tony Mamaluke

Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Charles Spencer

46

19-27

None

Do you remember Tony Mamaluke in WWE? Probably not, as his time with the company was short-lived. He had just 46 matches in the company, and most of them were in ECW. His in-ring skills were lackluster, and he wasn’t very charismatic. Plus, his name was pretty weird, as he didn’t generate anything among the fans. With that said, it’s no wonder you forgot Tony Mamaluke.


3 James & Chad Dick Were Terrible Names

Fans Could Not Take The Dicks Seriously

The Dicks WWE

Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

John Toland

50

6-23

None

Charles Wicks

45

7-27

None

There are countless names a wrestler can use, but WWE decided to name this pair James Dick and Chad Dick. Are they serious? This is the greatest wrestling promotion of all time, surely they can come up with a better name. This name wasn’t funny, it was just plain weird, and fans couldn’t take them seriously. In addition to their terrible names, James and Chad were not good in-ring performers, so they were destined to fail in WWE from the beginning.


2 Test Was One Of The Worst Names Of WWE’s Ruthless Aggression Era

Test Held The Intercontinental Title For 13 Days

Real Name

Aged

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Andrew Martin

33

352-484

Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion, European Champion, Hardcore Champion

Is it a driving test? Spanish test? Or is there some kind of test? That’s what non-wrestling fans thought when they heard the name Test in WWE. It’s a pretty weird name for a wrestler. In fact, we can’t even say it’s a name. With this gimmick, and with his average in-ring skills, it was clear that Test wouldn’t go far in WWE.

1 The Blue Meanie Is One Of The Worst Wrestler Names In WWE History

The Blue Meanie Had Three Matches In The Ruthless Aggression Era

Blue World Order


Real Name

Age

WWE Win-Loss Record

WWE Titles

Brian Heffron

50

13-37

None

Truth be told, The Blue Meanie sounds like a villain from a children’s story. How could anyone take a wrestler named the Blue Meanie seriously? It’s impossible. Throughout WWE history there have been several terrible wrestlers names, but The Blue Meanie is one of the worst. Certainly, his role was comedic, but his name and character were just too stupid, especially for the Ruthless Aggression Era. To make matters worse, The Blue Meanie was a lousy wrestler.

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