4. BROOKLYN BRAWLER
He was a cigar-smoking, street-fighting Yankees fan whose ring attire consisted of sweatshirts and jeans that were ripped and stained. What’s not to like? The Brawler was considered a “jobber” by many wrestling fans (a dude who goes into the ring and gets beaten by more popular wrestlers), but the truth is he was more valuable than that. When newcomers were green, Brawler was a go-to guy to help get them ripe. When veterans needed their skills tuned up, Brawler got the nod. He deserves a curtain call at WrestleMania. (Fun fact: Steve “Brooklyn Brawler” Lombardi was also Kim Chee, Abe “Knuckleball” Schwartz, Kangaroo, Doink the Clown, and The Red Knight.)
With hype for Robocop 2 in full effect during the spring of 1990, the suits at World Championship Wrestling (WCW) thought that having everyone’s favorite android cop take a time out from policing the mean streets of future Detroit to help Sting out against a gang of goons would be a captivating storyline. And boy, were they right! So with the Robocop franchise set to reboot in 2013, why not give us a taste of the new-and-improved Robocop to help Triple H beat up the Undertaker?