I don't know if it counts, but how about "The Rock?" It eventually became the actual name, but if i remember correctly, when he first started calling himself that, it was "The Rock" Rocky Maivia. In fact, I think I remember Jim Ross always saying it condescendingly on commentary.
Post by Pushed to the Moon on Jun 27, 2019 7:50:35 GMT -5
Definitely Stone Cold. I think they try too hard with names these days and a lot of them have too many syllable to be catchy and snappy like Stone Cold. Can you imagine JR screaming THE LUNATIC FRINGE! THE LUNATIC FRINGE! or THE EMPRESS OF TOMORROW! THE EMPRESS OF TOMORROW!
A lot of the good ones have already been called out. And, since The Heartbreak Kid goes back further than 25 years I'll add HBK's alt nicknames to the list; The Showstopper....The Icon...The Main Event....Mister Wrestlemania....
Non-WWE; The Cleaner is pretty dope (especially when Kenny really leaned into that before he evolved into what he is now)