Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s promos are legendary in WWE history. His natural charisma and humor were on full display every time he got his hands on a microphone.
But unfortunately, not all professional wrestlers are Dwayne Johnson.
Sometimes a wrestler’s train of thought can completely derail once the cameras are turned on.
Here are Geeky Daddy’s Top 5 Times Wrestling Promos Got Away From Their Wrestlers
5 Macho Man’s Cream Rises To The Top
This promo starts off with Macho Man informing a confused Mean Gene Okurlund that “Nothing Means Nothing” and then spends the next 2 minutes making less and less sense from there…
Sidenote: How crazy accurate is this Macho Man mask!
4 Syd Vicious Has Half The Brain That You Do!
Usually when a wrestler has a ‘mic mishap’ in a promo, you still at least know what they were going for.
That is not always the case with Syd Vicious…
3 The Miz Gets Frazzled
The Miz’s very first appearance on Monday Night Raw didn’t go as planned.
But at least he wrote his cheat sheet on his palm.
2 Scott Steiner Is A Math Freak
Did the school system fail Scott Steiner? Did he simply need an abacus? Are percentages just that confusing while on steroids (alledgedly)?
All I know is that Little Petey Williams was having the hardest time keeping a straight face.
1 Hulk Hogan and the Dungeon of Doom
I’m inspired by Scott Steiner’s (allegedly) steroid enhanced arithmetic. Let’s do some math!
What do you get when you combine Hulk Hogan’s lack of acting ability with head writer Kevin Sullivan’s mind-boggling convoluted storylines? Here’s a hint: It’s not hot!
The whole ‘Dungeon of Doom Plot To Destroy Hulkamania’ goes beyond just one bad promo. It was more of a series of long, poorly acted and even more poorly written promos strung together into a long convoluted Helix chain of insanity.
It did bring us to the New Giant (originally introduced as the Kayfabe son of Andre The Giant, but that part of the story was almost immediately dropped), but it also introduced us to the fact the Sullivan has no idea what the difference is between a ‘Yeti’ and a ‘Mummy.’
Here is the full clip in all it’s confusing glory:
But I guess if it wasn’t for the Dungeon of Doom storyline introducing the Yeti, we never would have gotten to experience the “Double Bear Hug,” a GIF that will live in infamy.
I think commentator Tony Schiavone summed it up when he naturally called “What the hell is going on here?”
Honorable Mention: The (Short Lived) Debut of the Shock Master!
I am ashamed to admit that somehow I completely forgot about this blown promo. (Thank you Steve for the reminder!)
How could I possibly forget the worst use of a Be-Dazzled and stripper-glitter covered Stormtrooper helmet!
What are some awesomely bad wrestling promos you think I may have missed?
Let me know in the comments below!