10 More Wrestling Gimmicks Blatantly Stolen From Hollywood
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or so the saying goes, and by that logic the wrestling business clearly has plenty of love for Hollywood, considering how many characters and gimmicks they've liberally lifted wholesale over the years.
Our previous article on the subject earmarked some of WWE's most transparently shameless "homages" to the world of movies, but that's just scratching the surface of the industry's relentless inspiration by cinema.
From lazy, cynical attempts to cash-in on hit movie trends to more subtle and creative remixes of older film icons alongside everything in-between, some of these characters quickly fell flat and joined the abyss of forgotten gimmicks, while others have managed to endure one way or another.
In each case, a huge debt is owed to Hollywood for its boundless, eccentric creativity, which can be so easily co-opted by a sweaty bodybuilder in a singlet. Place your bets now on how long it'll take WWE to develop a Black Panther-esque face character...