Just like with everything else in life, for every good idea come a few bad ones, and in the pro wrestling business it is no different. When looking back at the last 25 years, anyone will notice that there were certainly many more bad ideas than good ones. Some were so bad that they were actually embarrassing to watch, causing many of us to change the channel. Many less glamorous names that didn’t make this list still deserve an honorable mention, though. Some of them include, The Repo Man, Bastion Booger, Glacier, Fake Razor and many, many others. To make things worse, some wrestlers that made this list were actually former World Heavyweight Champions. But despite their success in the business, they are still regarded as an embarrassment to pro wrestling fans. Why? Well, you’ll find out in this article of 12 wrestlers that are an embarrassment to pro wrestling. Enjoy!
11 Nathan Jones
10 Kiss Demon
9 The Shockmaster
8 Jon Heidenreich
7 Scott Steiner
Oh Scott. Never afraid to speak his mind; the only issue is he can’t back up anything he says. Steiner was so bad in his run with the WWE in 2004, that they literally paid him to stay home, away from the WWE’s product. Steiner’s in ring ability kept declining gradually. His promos were just straight out confusing. If you haven’t already, go watch some compilations of how bad they really were. Although Steiner blames his dismissal on Triple H, the truth is Steiner simply could not keep up any longer. His matches were way too slow, and he simply wasn't able to keep up with the main event guys. Refusing to believe this, Steiner took a bitter approach, bashing some of the WWE’s greats on a personal level. Quite an embarrassment coming from a guy who couldn’t back up anything he said.
6 Sycho Sid
4 The Great Khali
3 Eva Marie
2 Kevin Nash
Wrestling fans love wrestlers who wrestle with emotion and passion, and this was certainly not the case throughout Nash’s long career. Kevin admitted several times that he got in the wrestling business for the money. He also goes on to talk about how all his decisions were made in the wrestling business solely focusing on money and nothing else. This was very apparent when Nash joined WCW’s creative team. Kevin took a lot of money despite having no clue how to be a booker. Nash pretty much killed WCW when they used his terrible idea, “the finger poke of doom”. This terrible idea caused millions of Nitro fans to turn the channel and never turn back to Nitro again. In addition to all of this, Nash wasn’t the greatest wrestler, but still often got to wrestle with so many greats which made him look better than he really was. Nash took home Wrestling Observer’s award for “Worst Wrestler of the Year” twice, back to back in 1999 and 2000. Nash’s motivations to being a pro wrestler are quite embarrassing.
1 Bill Goldberg
An impressive wins resume, backed up by a giant ego, lack of wrestling knowledge or ability, and terrible durability in the ring, this is the story of Bill Goldberg. Give credit where credit is due, WCW did a great job on building Goldberg’s gimmick, as he became WCW’s driving force in the Monday Night Wars. Though behind the scenes, things were quite different. Goldberg had a giant ego and was never willing to do what was right for the business. Not surprising considering he had no interest in becoming a pro wrestler in the first place. Goldberg was ultimately one of the reasons WCW fell apart and later closed their doors. In addition, his matches were extremely poor. Goldberg was embarrassed several times in the ring, once by William Regal who absolutely toyed with him during a match technically. Goldberg was irate after the match and as you can imagine, Regal was later released. Other stories also include Goldberg’s terrible endurance in the ring being the reason why all his matches were so short. According to Perry Saturn, following their match at Spring Stampede which lasted 12 minutes, Goldberg was rushed backstage and needed oxygen as he was severely winded. Despite all his success, Goldberg’s ego and wrestling ability made it clear that he would never come close to being considered great.
Sources: bleacherreport.com, inquisitr.com, complex.com
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