Every wrestling fan has a favorite WWE superstar. Pure fan devotion will make certain wrestlers memorable to some, but instilling fear or revulsion is the best way to imprint a character on the collective wrestling psyche.
The scariest WWE superstars range from bizarre and creepy to downright nightmare inducing. However, they all have one thing in common: the ability to create and carry out a gimmick that will haunt professional wrestling until the end of days. We have compiled a list of the 20 WWE superstars whose mere names can inspire grown men to quake in their boots.
20. Doink the Clown
“Clowns aren’t scary!” Half the readers of this article are declaring, while the other half is resolutely skipping this first entry to avoid being reminded that clowns exist.
Not all clowns are meant to be scary, but this one did a good job of it when he burst on the wrestling scene in 1992. Doink started out pulling cruel pranks on other wrestlers and children in the audience and lashing out at opponents with prosthetic limbs before he mellowed out in later years, turning on other villains. He notoriously had a feud with Jerry Lawler that culminated in matches between Doink’s crew of little people and Lawler’s equally diminutive team.
Despite his turnaround, Doink reminds viewers that you have no idea what may really lurk under that clown makeup.