Even more weirdos and freaks from the world of professional wrestling….
Going from cult leader of hillbilly weirdos to apparently having some semblance of supernatural powers, Bray Wyatt has been a constant fixture on WWE-TV for the past few years. His win-loss record isn’t very good, but “the New Face of Fear” always there trying to stir things up and play mind games with people.
Jeff Hardy has always been a strange character, but his time in Total Nonstop Action/Impact Wrestling allowed him to further delve into the bizarre when he reactivated his alter-ego of Willow in 2013. The Willow character was previously used by Jeff in the late ’90s in the Hardy Boyz-owned OMEGA promotion.
The voodoo priest Papa Shango had fairly short but somewhat notable run in the WWF in the early ’90s when he briefly feuded with the Ultimate Warrior and did a run-in on Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VIII. Papa Shango just one of a number of character played by Charles Wright who would go on to portray Kama the Supreme Fighting Machine/Kama Mustafa and, most famously, the Godfather.
Throughout James Mitchell’s career in wrestling as a manager, he was surrounded by plenty of other monsters and creeps. Throughout his runs in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, WCW, ECW, and TNA he was known as Daryl Van Horne, James Vandenberg, Sinister Minister and Father James Mitchell. The name may have changed, but he was always a cackling devilish figure. Wrestlers he was paired with include: Prince Kharis (a mummy), Abdullah the Butcher, Mortis, Wrath, Raven, Abyss (probably his best known association), Black Reign, Rellik, Judas Mesias, and Vampiro.
When Mick Foley debuted under the moniker of Mankind in 1996 in the WWF, it was a frightening character and unique character. He was pulling out his hair, rocking back and forth on the ground while screaming, using the feared Mandible Claw on his opponents and going toe-to-toe with the Undertaker. The character would go from a fearsome psychotic to an extremely popular comedy face as more and more of Mick Foley’s true personality was allowed to come through.
The Demon King
A more recent edition to WWE, Prince Devitt and would often use body paint to cover himself in freakish images when he wrestled in Japan and all over the world. Now signed to WWE and renamed Finn Balor, the body paint is saved for special occasions when Balor decides to unleash his alter-ego of “the Demon King”. Most recently, Balor debuted the Demon King on the main roster to do battle with Bray Wyatt.