10 Wrestling Gimmicks Shamelessly Stolen From Hollywood
Pro wrestling characters that were most likely known to Hollywood copyright lawyers
Scott Hall’s character borrowed so much from Scarface that his catchphrase, “Say hello to the bad guy” combined Tony Montana’s iconic “Say hello to my little friend” quote and “I’m the bad guy” monologue. Hilariously, apparently neither Vince McMahon nor Pat Patterson were aware of Scarface when Hall pitched the character to them, and believed it to be solely his own creation. It’s hard to say the character didn’t work given Hall’s legend status, partly because not having to do rails of coke (on screen at least) made the similarities much less obvious.