When it comes to wrestlers, the first step one usually takes is to choose the so-called gimmick. This refers to the wrestler’s persona inside the ring, their character and behavior, attire, and any other distinguishable traits that can draw a fan’s interest.
The main two directions a wrestler can take is a role of either a hero or a villain, and this sets the general mood when it comes to the personality of the character that was chosen, and everything else has to follow the same suit to be truly convincing.
Once this new identity has been decided on, choosing an appropriate name makes all the difference, both in the short and the long term, after which the fans never forget the exploits of wrestlers such as Striker, Bizarre, Onyxis, and Miss Fortune.
Good Wrestler Names
A good wrestler’s name has to have an impact when heard by others, whether it’s a promise of a villain that will become the new main threat or a hero that will restore the balance of the current hierarchy.
- The Cat
As if her name was prophecized by some deity, she has been in the business for such a long time she became an icon on her own, and while age has caught up with her body, she’s still able to perform most of the difficult tricks and moves without too much hassle.
- The Anaconda
While most other wrestlers have a favorite wrestling move, his own is staring. The fans already love it as one of his eyes moves somewhat randomly, on its own, though his vision remains unimpaired, which only serves to further enhance the so-called Crazy Stare.
- The Fluke
Female Wrestler Names
While female wrestlers are usually found in smaller numbers than their male counterparts, the efficiency with which they perform is far higher than what most people would expect.
- The Amazon
Dressed in full red leather, her martial prowess and athletic ability are what set her apart. Some opponents have commented she was like a Red Catwoman but this didn’t sit well for her and those wrestlers didn’t end up well afterward, to say the least.
While her first name was completely different before, after winning a match where no one gave her any chance, she embraced that very same word as a name after thousands of fans chanted it at her.
Male Wrestler Names
Dedicated to their profession, these brave souls risk their own health to provide much-needed entertainment, regardless of its nature, and the persona they all chose brings diversity and amusement to the situation at hand.
- The Viper
- The Clam
Often imitating a dog, he tends to confuse his opponents by attacking from weird angles and positions, something that looks improbable if not impossible. Still, his tactics are mostly sound and he enjoys large amounts of success.
- The Ambassador
While some claim his tactics are dirty, others appreciate a bit of magic where he performs minor tricks in order to draw the attention away, one way or another, only to pounce on the unsuspecting opponent.
Funny Wrestler Names
Sometimes a funny name is precisely what people want, and providing a good performance along with an interesting and playful persona can be the exact thing the viewers want to witness.
- Smally Biggs
- Wally Fingers
- Booty Discipline
The Pink Avenger
Dressed in full pink, he seems to appear only when one or more self-proclaimed villains fight, charging in like a madman with sheer determination on his face. That said, that determination remains invisible as does his face, for no one yet knows who he is due to the pink mask he wears at all times.
- Dadbod Rodrigo
- Lucky Luck
- The Lean Grantern
- Napalm Touch
- Dave Mastiff
Some wrestlers jump high, some perform nasty leg twists, and others have favorite moves of their own while he simply loves to hug, hard. The sheer strength in his arms is enough for the hug to quickly turn from a cute hug to a life-draining embrace.
- Canton Tankerous
- The Uncanny Slamdini
- The Lying Dutchman
- Admiral Dynamite
A wrestler’s gimmick, or a persona, is what sets them apart from others, and it is the main source of all the entertainment they bring to the table. Following this new chosen personality they play a role of a hero or a villain and continue to build this identity with each passing day. Think about the gimmick the character has chosen, the reasons behind such a decision, what might motivate them inside and outside of the ring, what kind of a life they lead outside of wrestling, and think of a name worthy of all the entertainment that will surely follow their every professional step.