greatest gimmick change ever?

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Gav back in the championship, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. what do you think is the best gimmick change to happen in wwe
    My picks are
    Bradshaw to jbl
    Rocky mavilla to the rock
    Ringmaster to stone cold steve austin
  2. Isaac Yankem/Fake Diesel to Kane
    Scott Steiner to Big Poppa Pump
    Hulk to Hollywood Hogan
    Surfer Sting to Crow Sting
    Scotty Flamingo to Raven
  3. Scotty Flamingo? sounds so bad.
  4. Looked even worse, lol. Look it up on YouTube
  5. skype time daddy.
  6. "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan to "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan. No one could imagine Hogan as a heel again after the Hulkamania run of the 80's. People thought Hogan bringing his stale act to a new promotion like WCW and having new evil doers to run through would make him somewhat fresh again, but the initial buzz wore off pretty quickly and it was looking like his wrestling days may have been done for good, and that's what some people seemed to want. But then he made the magical transition from the read and yellow superhero to the guy who was leading a gang of renegades from WWF (the same place he put on the map in a way) and he started calling himself "Hollywood" as a way of him soaking up just how big of a legend and icon he had become.

    The Ringmaster to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Yeah, he technically debuted the Stone Cold character in ECW (he even says "that's the bottom line" in at least one promo), just without the official name, but still, they made him the Ringmaster when he came to WWF and he would have gone nowhere with that. Stone Cold allowed him to become one of the greatest ever. Even if you look at his work in WCW as "Stunning" Steve Austin, you could have never imagined him as someone who would end up being the epitome of a bad ass in WWE and wrestling in general. Vince even says as much on his DVD when he points out that he could see he had charisma in WCW but not to the extent of imagining him as a top hand. He's the one who gave him the Ringmaster moniker, after all.

    Bradshaw to JBL is a neat one. I loved APA Bradshaw but I never envisioned Brashaw as a main eventer and the JBL character was a perfect fit to make him one. I loved his 2004/2005 title reign, unlike most at the time.

    Issac Yankem to Fake Diesel to Kane. You go from being a cartoonish evil dentist to being the very bad caricature of someone else to being the physically/mentally scarred brother of the Undertaker, one of the greatest ever? The introduction of Kane and the mystique they built up for him leading to his debut and the debut itself and the story of Kane and Undertaker in 1998 is still one of my favorite ever.

    "Mean" Mark Calloway to the Undertaker. Is there really an explanation needed for this one? You go from a average tough guy character (though that heart punch was awesome) to being the most unique character/gimmick ever.

    Rocky Maivia to The Rock. He had charisma as Maivia, sure, but who could have imagined that this guy would be the most charismatic ever who could hold any crowd in the palm of his hand and be the absolute epitome of an arrogant ass hole?
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  7. Ill never forget when Hogan turned heel. I loved Hall and was really interested in Nash, but when hogan turned i marked for weeks.

  8. I was actually fortunate enough to start watching wrestling literally a couple of months after the NWO was formed. Not being a regular viewer building up to the heel turn means I didn't grasp the initial impact but I still started watching at just the perfect time. While the NWO was running rampant in WCW, there was the slow rise of Steve Austin on the other show.
  9. ahh i was about 12 at the time. I watched WCW over WWF because of the cruiserweight divison. Ive been a Jerichoholic since i can remember watching wrestling. That night was amazing, i still remember how even the girls in our school talked about it for a week after. Those were the days where wrestling was amazing no matter which show you watched. We all watched something different and defended our choice to a fault.
  10. Is your username at WF EdgeheadStingerfan, or did you just steal this thread idea on the same day it was posted over there?

  11. my money is on stolen.
  12. Damn! You got me lol thought it was worth posting though to get a bit of discussion going
  13. Very surprised no one said this yet but Husky Harris to Bray Wyatt
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  14. doing so now, time to lol.
  15. member of the spirit squad to dolph ziggler
  16. Certainly wouldn't call it the greatest, but Brodus Clay's gimmick change from a monster to the dancing dinosaur was one of the most ... interesting.

    I would say Idol Stevens to Damien Sandow, I mean, they're literally complete opposites.
  17. Bo Dallas, from actually promising talent that was over on FCW to holiday rapist and most despised man on the planet on NXT. And without changing a damn thing but his name.
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  18. As for current superstars... Dolph from a spirit squad fairy to a boss
  19. mark henry sexual choclate to hall of pain

  20. lulz

    My response is the same as over there, HOLLYWOOD HOGAN.
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