Hailing from "The Outer Reaches Of Your Mind," Demento was known for his unique, nightmarish look - clad in black barbarian garb and with a pointy black beard, Demento could easily intimidate his opponents. The fact that he talked to voices in his head added to the overall scary persona.
Originally comprised of Moondogs Rex and King (and eventually adding Spot and others to the group), The Moondogs looked prehistoric, with shaggy blond beards, cut-off jeans and always brandishing huge soupbones as weapons. The team reinforced their fearsome look by having wild brawls with opponents.
No, not the version who has appeared on independent cards and took on Dink as a lovable sidekick, but the original Doink was inspired by Stephen King's Pennywise character and was as scary as anything on television. Behind the greasepaint, Matt Borne created one of the most nuanced heels in wrestling.
Wanna hear something really scary?
Professional wrestling has always had its share of larger-than-life monsters, freaks and horrors that terrorized your favorites (or perhaps you root for the monsters?). They bite, they claw, they wear masks, fright wigs and makeup and generally, these aren't the type of people you'd want to meet in a dark alley.
In compiling this Top 50 list, we looked at some of the most offbeat, unusual and yes, scary wrestlers (particularly over the past three decades or so I've been a wrestling fan so that I can largely speak from experience). The more the wrestler looks like they'd be as much at home trick or treating as they would be inside of a Stephen King novel, the higher they rank on this list.
Ready? Here we go!
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How could we NOT include someone with that name in this list? Hallowe'en was a favorite in Mexico, with frightening orange and black makeup adorning his face. Later, when he wrestled in Mexico as Ciclope, he wore a mask with one eye in the center of it, which is only slightly-less creepy.