Greatest four syllable wrestlers ever

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Red Rain, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. We're all aware, by now, that when WWE asks superstars to choose a name in development it must contain three syllables or less. It's required now, but it wasn't always mandated. This a game of trivia. Name the most successful wrestler with at least four syllables in their name.
    The range of names can go around the globe (in any promotion). If they have a nickname attached to their stage name (i.e 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin), that won't count. Every other name would be fair game. It's just a game folks. No need to take it too seriously.

    The objective is to find superstars with four syllables or more to determine whether having a short name determines pop success in the industry. I'll begin:

    Undertaker. He wasn't successful as he could have been. Repo Man is easier to chant and develop a following. Calling him 'Taker' is lazy and is vague. His persona was limiting and his work rate peaked at a late age. Gimmick matches are a crutch and, for a long time, that was his bread and butter.
  2. Gillberg and Shark Boy.
  3. Ultimate Warrior: He wasn't nearly as strong as he looked and he was very sloppy in the ring. His moves lacked so much crispness that his moveset had to be dumbed down to toddler level. His entrance to the ring was fantasitc. Warrior was never student and didn't bother improving his ring work. He no showed and dropped the ball Hulk Hogan gave him. Hogan's successor (that being Warrior) was more disappointing than Jake Roberts, Savage, Jim Duggan and Rick Rude. As many 'over' superstars as there were, at that time, Ultimate Warrior was chosen. Having a shorter moniker may have helped, but so would be being a better student for the game.
  4. Most Successful? :hmm: Ran-dy Or-ton? Rick-y Steam-boat? Taking wild stabs here. 4 syllables is pretty tough lol.
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  5. Trip's got the idea.

    Chris Jericho: His mannerisms held him back for years. He was so concerned with the crowd's perception of him that he'd make faces or walk to the ring like he wasn't sure they'd accept Chris Jericho. Jericho was always innovative with his character to the point where it was obvious he flat like he get 'go away heat'. Once Jericho returned in 2007, he was more sure of himself. A shorter named have helped get over with idiot casuals but having a beta brain ultimately did the cat no favors.
  6. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
  7. Thats 5 syllables actually. I ALMOST put that one.
  8. damn lol sounded good in my head before typing, school boy mistake.
  9. Good responses.

    Eddie Guerrero - He lacked height and his mic work lacked poise until the very end of his life. He was such a passionate performer that his mic work had no real depth; the promos were full of emotion and very little else. If Guerrero were half a foot taller and had better control of his emotions, we'd be talking about the him in Ric Flair territory. I don't believe his name would be an issue His enthusiasm and crossover appeal would've put him over the top.
  10. Razor Ramon: oozed machismo
    Yokozuna: at least two championship runs
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  11. Alberto Del Rio - Lazy. If he weren't so lazy and actually developed his character, who knows? He's actually better than Orton. Del Rio has tenacity that Orton never had. Del Rio was a relative newcomer to the wrestling in the U.S when he joined WWE. By beginning at age 33, he never grew up understanding how U.S fans related to the talent. There was a learning curve that he never decided to fully embrace. The Del Rio name is putrid, but he may have been (like Bret Hart) appreciated better internationally than domestically (.S, that is).
  12. Honky tonk man: super long IC reign
    Ravishing Rick rude: dunno if an adjective counts but he was awesome.
    Randy savage: one of the GOATs
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  13. Sgt. Slaughter - A parody, but a good one at that. He ultimately became a giant slayer for Hulk Hogan. It was Hogan's last great feud before initially leaving WWE in 1993. Sgt. Slaughter was fat and, for an armed forces gimmick, that was insulting. He wasn't a great wrestler but he was an effective speaker. Slaughter was a good enough authority figure to warrant blurring the heel/face dichotomy with DX and Stone Cold in 1997. Had he come around thirty years later, he'd have been far more effective. His skill set is reminiscent of JBL's so his personality would've had more 'punch' to it know as opposed to the 70's. Ironically enough, his gimmick was necessary enough to be granted its own character in cartoon lure.
  14. nikolai volkoff
    hillbilly jim?
  15. This thread supports the theory that 3 syllables or less is appropriate for the greatest names to be catchy.

    Arn Anderson - Possibly the most underrated mic worker of all time. He spent far too much time being satisfied as Ric Flair's errand boy. He was a great heel tag wrestler and, as a singles wrestler, held the WCW TV title when it meant a guy could deliver a great 5 minute TV match. Regardless of his name, no promotion would ultimately give him the world title.
  16. OH! My bad man, I thought you said 4 syllables. Derp. Thats much easier.

    Shawn Micheals- duh
    Chris Benoit (he said while wincing)
  17. I actually I said the greatest had 3 syllables or less. The point of the thread was to find the greatest who had 4 syllables or more.
  18. Chavo Guerrero - Despite what others may say he's a great ring worker and smart with the crowd. He learned from the best and stepped up when asked. He helped to put over CM Punk in the early days of WWECW, worked horrid angles and even got the rub from Rey Mysterio. He had a great run with his uncle in 'Los Guerreros' and a subsequent feud thereafter. When used properly on the card, Chavo delivered each time. Had he been taller he'd have been greater, but he often was in the shadow of his uncle (and later his aunt Vickie).
  19. I wasn't aware of that o.o

    The Great Khali.