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Comedy wrestling gimmicks have been a part of wrestling for dozens of years. Whether it was someone who donned a silly costume or did something a little more nuanced, practically every organization in recent wrestling history has employed them.
True, comedy gimmicks were rarely used for main event competitors, but they provided a much-needed pause in between the bigger more "serious" matches, and often times gave mid-carders something to keep them busy.
The truth is that making fans laugh isn't as easy as it seems. For every wrestler (or wrestlers) on this list, there were gimmicks that fell flat because they either weren't funny or didn't fit the person behind the character.
In selecting the Top 50 Comedy Gimmicks, Canadian Bulldog's World considered the following criteria:
How funny was the gimmick in question?
How prominent was the character in a promotion's programming?
How adaptable was the wrestler to various situations?
How memorable, surprising or innovative was it?
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Real-life brothers Bill and Randy Mulkey were introduced as an underwhelming jobber tag team during their mid-80s run in the National Wrestling Alliance. They were beaten by the top tag teams of the era and eventually introduced the concept of "MulkeyMania" to cement their reputation as lovable losers.
The Mulkey Brothers
Although she had established credibility as women's wrestler Rhonda Sing in Canada, that all went out the window when she joined the WWF as Bertha Faye in 1995. Managed by her boyfriend Harvey Wippleman, Faye portrayed an overweight trailer-park dweller who managed to win the WWF Women's Title.