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1999 R.S.P-W Awards

Worst Wrestling Gimmick

Worst Wrestling Gimmick

Award Description:

To be given to the wrestler who had the worst character gimmick in the past

Previous Winners:

  1991: Mike Rotundo as Irwin R. Shyster 
  1992: Papa Shango's voodoo 
  1993: Doink the Clown 
  1994: Doink the Clown 
  1995: Dungeon of Doom
  1996: The Leprechaun
  1997: Glacier / Blood Runs Cold
  1998: Warrior appears in "strange mist" / forms One Warrior Nation

**1999**: Beaver Cleavage (Chaz)

336 first place votes
319 second place votes
310 third place votes

 36 20 16  272   Chaz Warrington as Beaver Cleavage and "Chaz"
 28 25 23  261   No Limit Soldiers
 27 19  9  210   Big Show's dad's cancer
 20 25 14  203   Hulk Hogan's Red & Yellow returns
 19 27 11  198   Brian Adams as KISS Demon
 13 18 20  159   Sid Vicious as the Millennium Man
 18 12 13  152   Mystery of the Hummer Driver
 13 12 15  131   Ministry of Darkness / Corporate Ministry
 15  8  5  109   Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young
  7 12 19  109   Sexual Chocolate Mark Henry as a sex addict
  8 10 15  100   Konnan's rap career
  9  7  2   70   Barry Darsow as a golfer
  8  4  9   70   Berlyn
  8  2  9   64   Maestro
  3  9 10   62   Coach Buzz Stern & Luther Biggs
  5  5  8   56   Mideon
  6  6  3   54   Godfather as a pimp
  2 10  7   54   Rey Mysterio Jr. as Mini-Konnan
  6  2  8   52   Lex Luger as Total Package
  4  5  5   45   Steven Regal as a "Real Man's Man"
  4  5  4   43   Evil Sting
  4  2  7   40   Stephanie McMahon's amnesia
  2  4  8   38   Jeff Jarrett as a misogynist
  3  3  5   34   Billy Gunn as Mr. Ass
  4  1  5   33   Prince Albert
  4  2  2   30   Brad Armstrong as "BA"
  0  5  5   25   Viscera
  2  2  4   24   Vincent as Curly Bill
  2  3  2   23   David Flair
  3  1  2   22   Vince McMahon as the higher power
  3  2  0   21   Ric Flair goes nuts
  3  2  0   21   Powers that Be
  4  0  0   20   Blue Blazer
  2  2  2   20   Val Venis
  1  4  1   19   Wife Beater
  0  3  5   19   Big Bossman
  2  2  1   18   Oklahoma(NO)
  3  0  1   17   Sable
  2  1  2   17   Undertaker
  1  2  2   15   Filthy Animals
  1  2  1   13   PMS
  2  0  1   12   Los Spice Boys
  1  2  0   11   Meat (Sean Stasiak)
  0  1  4   11   MVP
  2  0  0   10   Triple H & Stephanie wed(NO)
  2  0  0   10   Justin Credible
  2  0  0   10   Creative Control(NO)
  1  1  1   10   Hacksaw Jim Duggan
  1  1  1   10   Buff Bagwell
  0  2  2   10   Steve Blackman as a silent assassin
  1  1  0    8   Al Snow & Head
  0  2  1    8   Baldies
  1  0  1    7   West Texas Rednecks
  1  0  1    7   Norman Smiley
  1  0  1    7   Goldberg
  0  2  0    6   Disco Inferno
  0  0  3    6   Test & Stephanie's Marriage
  0  0  3    6   Kurt Angle
  1  0  0    5   Warrior
  1  0  0    5   Tiger Ali Singh
  1  0  0    5   Shane McMahon as Corporate Ministry leader
  1  0  0    5   Seven(NO)
  1  0  0    5   Rock`
  1  0  0    5   Patty Stone Grinder
  1  0  0    5   New Age Outlaws
  1  0  0    5   Kane`
  1  0  0    5   Judge Jeff Jones
  1  0  0    5   Head Bangers
  1  0  0    5   Gambler
  1  0  0    5   El Dandy
  1  0  0    5   Dustin Rhodes(NO)
  1  0  0    5   Curtis Hughes as Jericho's bodyguard
  1  0  0    5   Chyna as the "First Ever Woman To _______"
  1  0  0    5   Chavo Guerrara as a salesman(NO)
  1  0  0    5   Cat
  1  0  0    5   Buzzkill(NO)
  1  0  0    5   Buh Buh Ray Dudley
  1  0  0    5   Acolytes
  0  1  1    5   Van Hammer as a 70's dude
  0  1  1    5   Rock & Sock Connection
  0  1  1    5   Miss Kitty
  0  1  0    3   Union
  0  1  0    3   Too Cool
  0  1  0    3   Test as Steph's fiancee
  0  1  0    3   Super Nova
  0  1  0    3   Super Heel Devil Masami
  0  1  0    3   Road Dogg
  0  1  0    3   Randy Savage
  0  1  0    3   Mike Awesome
  0  1  0    3   Mean Street Posse
  0  1  0    3   Kane & X-Pac
  0  1  0    3   Juventud Guerrera's immigration
  0  1  0    3   Hardcore Holly
  0  1  0    3   Hardcore Brian Knobs
  0  1  0    3   Eric Bischoff becomes good & fair
  0  1  0    3   Disciples of Apocalypse
  0  1  0    3   Diamond Dallas Page
  0  1  0    3   D-Generation X
  0  1  0    3   Big Show as a killer
  0  0  1    2   Who pulled the briefcase?
  0  0  1    2   West Hollywood Blonds
  0  0  1    2   Wall
  0  0  1    2   Tony Marinara
  0  0  1    2   Steven Regal & Dave Taylor
  0  0  1    2   Rob Van Dam
  0  0  1    2   Rick Steiner
  0  0  1    2   Rap vs. Country Music
  0  0  1    2   Nitro Girls
  0  0  1    2   Mr. Socko
  0  0  1    2   Fatu as a sumo wrestler
  0  0  1    2   Danny Doring

CHRIS BIRD: The Ministry of Dorkness was an all-time low for the
Undertaker, and I count the Underfaker and the purple plastic facemask in
that count. PMS were given wrestlers to "feud" with when they were solely
meant to be eye candy. I still don't understand the No Limit Soldiers.

EDC: Beaver Clevage was a horrid gimmick, Vince was smart to kill it. I
don't care how big their tits were, PMS was a lame gimmick. So was Steven
Regal's a real Man's Man gimmick. Say what you will about Vince, at least
he has the balls to kill gimmicks quick.

RFLAGG13: Gee, I wonder why all of these are WCW gimmicks? Now then--it
seems to me that if you're going to hype an angle to the moon like was
done with the hummer driver, it might be a good idea to figure out WHO IT
WAS. Even if they had picked someone stupid and completely illogical, it
would have been better than the end result. Hulk Hogan going back to the
red and yellow--do I care?  Does anybody care? Obviously someone thought
this was a good idea, but they were sadly mistaken. And Coach Buzz
Stern--congratulations, WCW, you've come up with a worse gimmick for him
than Glacier. I knew you could do it.

K. CANZANELLA: Los Spice Boys are an example of how *not* to do a gay
gimmick. They are all talented workers, but it is near impossible to watch
a match of theirs with them in such tiny pants. Koneheadcito is left open
to too many Mini-Me jokes. Steve Blackman was a real stroke of the genious
of McMahon. Take a guy with nearly no charisma, and have him put an
exclamation point on that in front of WWF fans who have no tolerance for
anything not as charismatic as the Rock or Austin.

MR. JF: Fuck you too, Mr. Ferrera.

SVEN MASCARENHAS: And now we're on to our "Let's trash WCW's idiotic
plotlines" segment. First up, we have the No Limit Soldiers, gangsta
rapper faces in the deep south. Was I the only one who knew this wouldn't
work? Compared to that idiocy, the Beav and Rey Rey make sense.

AARON: Funny how the feces always rises to the top when you have the
superior product. The Ministry of Darkness, The Real Man's Man and Beaver
Cleavage are all bi-products of the WWF, despite having the better overall

DON BECKER: Beaver Cleavage was just piss-poor from the beginning.  Wife
Beater is just tasteless, and MVP didn't work five years ago for Steve
Lombardi; why would it work now for Dale Torborg?

SHAWN MULLIN: There's nothing worse than Mark Henry as a sex addict.  
Mark Henry's gimmick has led to more useless crap this year than pretty
much anything I've ever seen.  The bondage crap, the transvestite, the
therapy sessions, sleeping with his sister.. good lord.  The only
wrestling developments any of it led to were D-Lo being robbed of a chance
to shine as IC champ, and some crap with Viscera.  At least Buzz and the
KISS Demon got no real play.

MAX CHITTISTER: So many bad gimmicks, so few votes...

JBELL55146: If your not down with the worst angle prolly ever, I got 2
woooorrrds for ya! ' HOOTY HOO!!!!!!!!' :)

CAN00K: You suck, Hulk Hogan.

PAUL SHOCK:  Who was the Hummer driver?  Savage?  Sid?  Hogan?  Sting?  
Goldberg?  Scott Hall?  Vince McMahon?  Bill Clinton?  Monty Python?  
You?  Me?  CRZ?  Ricky Martin?  The Pope?  Stephanie getting amnesia is SO
eighties.  Brad Armstrong, a honky from Georgia, sure fit in well with
those No Limit Soldiers, eh?

BLOB: The cancer angle was just plain terrible. There was no need for such
an idiotic angle to get Big Show over. There could have been at least a
1000 gimmicks better than this one. The Hummer Driver angle went so much
longer than it was supposed to that it started to bug me. Rey Jr. as Mini
Konnan was one of the worst career moves Rey could've taken.

ALDO: When I see the Red and Yellow of Hogan's outfit on my screen, it
makes me want to vomit.  Coming in a close second is Konnan's "rap
career."  Granted, it wouldn't have been as bad if Skee-vone and company
not played the long-form videos on every televised broadcast, but Konnan
sucks as a musician.  The reason why I have Brian Adams' KISS gimmick on
the list is not only the sheer stupidity of it, but the fact that KISS
sold out to a major corporation and also the fact that the Demon never got
off the ground.

GEORGE CARTER:  Beaver Clevage. Nuff said. If that KISS Demon/Vampoiro/Son
of Satan/Holy Water crap happened, then that would have won.

JOHN C.:The doctor says it will be three years before I see normally again
after that "Mae Young incident" when she was half naked on Raw. The

RICHARD BEAUBIEN:  Hulkmania is dead and buried, and they brought it
back...*shudder* The Quaker taker comes in second, as a way to bury a
super over character. The WWF was lucky that the Undertaker could survive
these insanely bad gimmicks some what intact, or else they'd be in a huge
pickle right now.

JAN-MORTIZ KAEDING: I felt insulted by Stephanie's amnesia, plain and
simple. And I really missed the MVP as much as the Goobledegooker or
Teckno Team 2000. When you talk about "unstoppable", Alex Wright just
doesn't come to mind, so Berlyn takes 3rd best (see my comment there) and
3rd worst gimmick.

JOE GENTILE:  If WCW couldn't get raqtings with legitimate rock groups,
why the hell would they think they could with Konnan rapping?

MYKLL42:Golf and wrestling do not mix, so Barry Darsow gets my vote.  
Oddly enough, he also gets my vote for Best Angle a bit further down.

SEAN FLYNN: Ric Flair got me into and kept me into wrestling for over a
decade.  To see what happened to him this year was an atrocity, and I hope
Eric Bischoff burns in hell for it.

MARK SMITH:  This was pretty hard to vote for, as there were a lot of
gimmicks that really, really blew this year.  I'm not sure if the Big
Show's dad having cancer is technically a gimmick, but it got my vote.

KEVIN WONG: There's a graveyard of gimmicks that were doomed to fail from
the start. No Limit Soldiers, Beaver Cleavage, and the KISS Demon are just
some of them.  I'd put in the Hummer Driver and the Higher Power, but
those were more of an angle

B. SZPAKOWICZ: Beaver... Cleavage? Can someone please shoot whoever came
up with that? Please? No one cared about Hogan last time he was in the
red-and-yellow, and, guess what, they still don't. Plus the whole gimmick
is outdated and just plain nauseating and all... Oh, and what's that? Mark
Henry is a sex addict? Whatever.

THERION: Again, really hard to pick just three out of this list.

EDDIE KIM:  The Blue Blazer gimmick was the worst one because it was
responsible for the death of a great man and wrestler.

BERT SNOOVEN: I'm glad WWF sank the Beaver Cleavage ship fast. I was
worried that, in this era of sports entertainment, he'd become bigger than
Austin. Second worst gimmick: Berlyn. The German "machine" has a bodyguard
carrying his matches. He was so much better as just plain ol' Alex Wright.

COLIN MACKINNON: The angle was never really answered, it just dragged on,
it was stupid, etc.  That's one of the few reasons why I'm happy Russo and
Ferrera are in WCW now - We'll hopefully never hear of that angle again.

JEREMY SORIA: Jarrett, if you don't have the body like Warrior or the
ability like Benoit, or even the charisma like Stone Cold, then you
shouldn't be even at or near the top card. Shawn Stasiak as Meat was a
very interesting gimmick, and a nicely stiff one as well when PMS was
still together.... but it flew like a lead balloon. I don't know if I can
do that, dump on the entire (Corporate)  Ministry gimmick, but hey, for
them to pass these guys off as Goth, it ended up being really, really

JUSTIN JONES: Sadly, "Master P's Rap Career" was not eligible for "Worst
Gimmick", so I was forced to vote for Konnan, by Crom.

MICHAEL STAKELY: Worst gimmick 25A. - This one wins handily by being
offensive to any viewers who know somebody who has suffered from cancer,
several wrestlers who just lost a dear friend, and also by managing to
spit on the memory of anyone who ever received a ten bell salute in their
honor.  25B. Too bad the millenium doesn't start until 2001.

HEATM:  I'm positive Curly Bill was intended as some sort of racist joke
about African American rednecks, but I'm still having nightmares trying to
understand the rationale behind such a bad gimmick.

OTTO "HACK-MAN" HEUER: Worst Wrestling Gimmick. The first two were easy
(Rey Mysterio Jr. as Mini Konnan and Konnan's rap career) .  I just picked
one of about 14 I didn't like for #3 (Billy Gunn as Mr. Ass)

MDB: Big Giant's dad's cancer angle was tasteless, explotive, lame, and
hasn't given us one good match.  Everything bad said about the nWo angle
goes double for the Corporate Ministry.  Remember when Rey Misterio was

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