Top 10 Wrestlers Who Were Unintentionally Hilarious
|Wrestlers that we were supposed to be scared of, but ended up laughing at|
Ian Hodgkinson was better known in WCW by the name Vampiro. Why Vampiro? Because Ian Hodgkinson is a terrible ring name. The problem with being called Vampiro, though, is that it set up certain expectations for the audience. Namely, that he was a vampire. Which he was not.
What Vampiro amounted to was little more than a gothic punk rock enthusiast with a penchant for painting his face to look like a skeleton. He wore a leather vest, sported dreadlocks, and spoke in the type of vague metaphors that would confuse even the Ultimate Warrior.
Rather than go full-on with the “brooding Vampire” gimmick a la Gangrel, Vampiro cobbled together bits from every ill-defined monster he could think of, turning the character into a bland (often laughable) character. “Oh…now he likes to set people on fire? So he’s a vam-pyromaniac? Sure…that makes sense”.
Classic Vince Russo, or something.
It didn’t help that spent a good amount of time as a lackey for Raven and teamed up with The Insane Clown Posse. Hell, WCW thought so much of the character (which had been a major draw in Mexico in the mid-90s) that they let him feud with The KISS Demon.