History Wrestling / Boogeyman

10th Aug '16 3:38:24 PM Cieloazul
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Years after being defeated in his feud against Finlay, Boogeyman came to save him from Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz in ECW and teamed up with him against them.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Years after being defeated in his feud against Finlay, Boogeyman came to save him from Wrestling/JohnMorrison and Wrestling/TheMiz in ECW and teamed up with him against them. In a related example, Finlay would team up with Little Boogeyman in National Wrestling Superstars after the former's release from WWE.



* EverybodyJoinToTheParty: As odd as it could sound, Boogeyman is honorific member of D-Generation X, along with The Great Khali and Hornswoggle. It happened basically because he (well, all of them) politely asked to participate in a special reunion of the stable, and they couldn't see a reason to say no. As put by Wrestling/TripleH, "you can't have enough nerds, freaks, and weirdos."

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* EverybodyJoinToTheParty: EverybodyJoinTheParty: As odd as it could sound, Boogeyman is honorific member of D-Generation X, along with The Great Khali and Hornswoggle. It happened basically because he (well, all of them) politely asked to participate in a special reunion of the stable, and they the members couldn't see a reason to say no. As put by Wrestling/TripleH, "you can't have enough nerds, freaks, and weirdos."



* HollywoodVoodoo: Actually not part of the gimmick but King Booker accused him of practicing some strange form of voodoo, playing the trope straight. Wrestling/JimCornette also described his prop as a "voodoo stick".

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* HollywoodVoodoo: Actually not part of the gimmick gimmick, but King Booker accused him of practicing some strange form of voodoo, playing the trope straight. Wrestling/JimCornette also described his prop as a "voodoo stick".



* MiniMook: Little Boogeyman, brought in to torment Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} during [=Boogeyman=]'s feud with Finlay. Little Boogeyman was not as effective as the big guy though.

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* MiniMook: Little Boogeyman, brought in to torment Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} during [=Boogeyman=]'s feud with Finlay. Little Boogeyman was not as effective as the big guy guy, though.
8th Jul '16 8:27:41 AM Cieloazul
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* CanonDiscontinuity: Boogeyman's original gimmick in OVW was that of a crazed Tough Enough contestant who wanted to be a wrestler despite his elimination, directly inspired from Wright's own tenure in the show under his real name. In WWE, the character was RetConned to a crazed actor who participated in a TV series and got too much into the character. Those backgrounds are admittedly not impossible to reconcile in storyline, but the former was just never mentioned again once he moved up.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: His first gimmick in OVW was based on Wright's own performance in Tough Enough, which included lying about his age.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Oh, was he ever. Best exemplified by his third match on Smackdown which cut to a shot of nearly everyone else in the locker room and their reactions to him... better yet the gimmicks OVW debut where all the trainees took off running from him.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Oh, was he ever. Best exemplified by his third match on Smackdown which cut to a shot of nearly everyone else in the locker room and their reactions to him... better yet the gimmicks gimmick's OVW debut where all the trainees took off running from him.



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: His original angle was him as a psychologically troubled man believed but unproven to have a history of legal trouble, who believed himself to be the Boogeyman. He had a strong desire to become a professional wrestler, which lead him to continually trespass on OVW property, always coming up with new ways to elude OVW's security. It actually was not irreconcilable with his WWE back story either, just never mentioned again once he moved up.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: His original angle was him as a psychologically troubled man believed but unproven to have a history of legal trouble, who believed himself to be the Boogeyman. He had a strong desire to become a professional wrestler, which lead him to continually trespass on OVW property, always coming up with new ways to elude OVW's security. It actually was not irreconcilable with his WWE back story either, just never mentioned again once he moved up.
8th Jul '16 8:19:59 AM Cieloazul
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** In succeeding order: Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield, Wrestling/BookerT, Fit Finlay, Wrestling/MarkHenry, [[Characters/WWECommentators Matt Striker]], Big Daddy V.

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** In succeeding order: Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield, Wrestling/BookerT, Fit Finlay, Wrestling/MarkHenry, [[Characters/WWECommentators Matt Striker]], Striker]] and Big Daddy V.



* BadassGrandpa: Debuted in OVW at the age of '''40'''. OlderThanTheyLook, indeed.



* CarryABigStick: He did, with [[OminousFog orange smoke coming out of it]], along with the orange smoke that was part of his entrance.

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* CarryABigStick: He did, Carried a pretty impressive wooden staff with [[OminousFog orange smoke coming out of it]], along with the orange smoke that it]]. It was part mostly for show, however, and he only used it as an offensive weapon in only a couple of his entrance.occasions.



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He was a bodybuilder before he got into wrestling, and Wrestling/MichaelCole and Wrestling/{{Tazz}} both acknowledged his strength during the replay of the finish of his match against Simon Dean on the December 2, 2005 ''[=SmackDown!=]''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even before getting the Boogeyman gimmick, Wright competed in Tough Enough with domino mask-like black makeup and triangular haircut. You could tell he had enthusiasm for the thing.
* CompanionCube: The various clocks he carried with him and smashed over his own head. He could be found in random locations backstage reciting rhymes and poems to them. If not to them than to a heart he wore as a necklace and squeezed.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He was a bodybuilder before he got into wrestling, and Wrestling/MichaelCole and Wrestling/{{Tazz}} both acknowledged his strength during the replay of the finish of his match against Simon Dean on the December 2, 2005 ''[=SmackDown!=]''.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even In-character is an understatement, but even before getting the Boogeyman gimmick, Wright competed in Tough Enough with domino mask-like black makeup and a triangular haircut. You could tell he had enthusiasm for the thing.
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* CompanionCube: The various clocks he carried with him and smashed over his own head. He could be found in random locations backstage reciting rhymes and poems to them. If not to them than them, then to a heart he wore as a necklace and squeezed.



* DissonantSerenity: While he always shouted his catch phrase, Boogeyman was relatively soft spoken for a professional wrestler almost every other time he talked.

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* DissonantSerenity: While he always shouted his catch phrase, phrase with insane eyes and laughs, Boogeyman was relatively soft spoken for a professional wrestler almost every other time he talked.talked.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: One of his first looks in OVW featured brown and black makeup and ''antlers''.



* EverybodyJoinToTheParty: As odd as it could sound, Boogeyman is honorific member of D-Generation X, along with The Great Khali and Hornswoggle. It happened basically because he (well, all of them) politely asked to participate in a special reunion of the stable, and they couldn't see a reason to say no. As put by Wrestling/TripleH, "you can't have enough nerds, freaks, and weirdos."



* FinishingMove: His main finisher was the Goodnight (a pumphandle powerslam), though his first one in the WWE was the Boogeyslam or Supernatural Driver (an inverted falling slam, facefirst to the ground), which only used once before adopting a falling chokebomb fan-nicknamed as Boogeybomb. He also had long-range diving splash, and an unnamed finisher in OVW which saw him lifting two-handed an opponent by the neck and chokeslamming him one-handed to the side.

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* FinishingMove: His main finisher was the Goodnight (a pumphandle powerslam), though his first one in the WWE was the Boogeyslam or Supernatural Driver (an inverted falling slam, facefirst to the ground), which only used once before adopting a falling chokebomb fan-nicknamed as Boogeybomb. He also had long-range diving splash, rarely used, and an unnamed finisher in OVW which saw him lifting two-handed an opponent by the neck and chokeslamming him one-handed to the side.



* FolkMusic: Sang "Oh My Darling, Clementine", with worms crawling around his head, to [[Wrestling/MikeBucci Simon Dean]] before their match, Boogeyman's TV in-ring debut, on the December 2, 2005 episode of ''[=SmackDown!=]''.

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* FolkMusic: Sang "Oh My Darling, Clementine", with alive worms crawling around his head, to [[Wrestling/MikeBucci Simon Dean]] before their match, Boogeyman's TV in-ring debut, on the December 2, 2005 episode of ''[=SmackDown!=]''.



* HeroicBuild: He was a bodybuilder before he got into wrestling, and retained a signficantly ripped build. Wrestling/MichaelCole and Wrestling/{{Tazz}} both acknowledged his strength during the replay of the finish of his match against Simon Dean on the December 2, 2005 ''[=SmackDown!=]''.



* OlderThanTheyLook: Debuted in OVW at the age of '''40'''.
* OddFriendship: With [=Kane=], and even then it took the big red machine a while to get used to Boogeyman. The first time they tagged together Kane spent ten minutes in the ring before he even ''considered'' tagging Boogeyman in and would stay in another four before doing so. After Boogeyman cleaned up Dave Taylor and William Regal Kane finally took to Boogeyman but still would not accept his "gifts".

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Debuted in OVW at the age of '''40'''.
* OddFriendship:
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With [=Kane=], and even then it took the big red machine a while to get used to Boogeyman. The first time they tagged together Kane spent ten minutes in the ring before he even ''considered'' tagging Boogeyman in and would stay in another four before doing so. After Boogeyman cleaned up Dave Taylor and William Regal Kane finally took to Boogeyman but still would not accept his "gifts"."gifts".
** In real life, with Wrestling/BobbyLashley. They even feature some funny vids together in Website/YouTube.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Boogeyman used to appear in development leagues to attack other scary monsters like him, destroying and unmasking OVW's resident psycho Jacob Duncan and chasing DSW's Freakin Deacon' to eat his pet spider. He also devoured Wrestling/JillianHall's face tumor, which was probably not [[IncrediblyLamePun malignant]] but nonetheless made her life unhappy.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Sometimes managed by Jackie Haas.

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Boogeyman used to appear in development leagues to attack other scary monsters like him, destroying and unmasking him. Among otheer deeds, he unmasked OVW's resident psycho Jacob Duncan and chasing chased DSW's Freakin Deacon' to eat his pet spider. He also devoured Wrestling/JillianHall's face tumor, which was probably not [[IncrediblyLamePun malignant]] but nonetheless made her life unhappy.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Sometimes managed by Jackie Haas.Haas in the independent circuit.



* PowerBornOfMadness: The only real way to explain most of his "monster" tropes like his power to turn out the lights, since it was admitted on screen Boogeyman was just an actor gone mad, as opposed to a [[Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom Yeti]] or something.

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* PowerBornOfMadness: The only real way to explain most of his "monster" tropes like his power ability to turn out the lights, since it was admitted on screen Boogeyman was just an actor gone mad, mad as opposed to a [[Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom Yeti]] or something.


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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Subverted in OVW, where he completed his black attire with a matching vest. He ditched it before hitting WWE.
23rd Jun '16 8:47:47 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Made an appearance at Royal Rumble 2015, facing [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt.]] It was very short, but just as disturbing as it sounds.

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** Made an appearance at Royal Rumble 2015, facing [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt.]] Wrestling/BrayWyatt. It was very short, but just as disturbing as it sounds.



* LostInCharacter: While we don't know what happened on the set of his proposed UPN show that cause it to be canceled, we do know that he was merely supposed to be playing the Boogeyman before coming to believe he really was Boogeyman. Despite this, he still followed Palmer Cannon's orders, to an extent.

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* LostInCharacter: While we don't know what happened on the set of his proposed UPN show that cause it to be canceled, cancelled, we do know that he was merely supposed to be playing the Boogeyman before coming to believe he really was Boogeyman. Despite this, he still followed Palmer Cannon's orders, to an extent.



* PerkyFemaleMinion: Sometimes managed by Jackie Haas

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* PerkyFemaleMinion: Sometimes managed by Jackie HaasHaas.



** TheBusCameBack: Returned less than a month later.

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** TheBusCameBack: Returned less than a month later.later, before being released again in 2009.
21st Jun '16 4:54:32 AM N8han11
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** In succeeding order: Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield, Wrestling/BookerT, Fit Finlay, Wrestling/MarkHenry, [[Characters/WWECommentators Matt Striker]], Big Daddy V

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** In succeeding order: Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield, Wrestling/BookerT, Fit Finlay, Wrestling/MarkHenry, [[Characters/WWECommentators Matt Striker]], Big Daddy VV.



** Wrestling/TheUndertaker in ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames [=SmackDown=] vs. RAW 2009]]''

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** Wrestling/TheUndertaker in ''[[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames [=SmackDown=] vs. RAW 2009]]''2009]]''.
7th Dec '15 2:03:31 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: His original angle was him as a psychologic troubled man believed but unproven to have a history of legal trouble, who believed himself to be the Boogeyman. He had a strong desire to become a professional wrestler, which lead him to continually trespassed on OVW property, always coming up with new ways to elude OVW's security. It actually was not irreconcilable with his WWE back story either, just never mentioned again once he moved up.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: His original angle was him as a psychologic psychologically troubled man believed but unproven to have a history of legal trouble, who believed himself to be the Boogeyman. He had a strong desire to become a professional wrestler, which lead him to continually trespassed trespass on OVW property, always coming up with new ways to elude OVW's security. It actually was not irreconcilable with his WWE back story either, just never mentioned again once he moved up.
2nd Dec '15 4:46:21 PM ShamanOfHedon
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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: His original angle was him as a psychologic troubled man believed but unproven to have a history of legal trouble, who believed himself to be the Boogeyman. He had a strong desire to become a professional wrestler, which lead him to continually trespassed on OVW property, always coming up with new ways to allude OVW's security. It actually was not irreconcilable with his WWE back story either, just never mentioned again once he moved up.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: His original angle was him as a psychologic troubled man believed but unproven to have a history of legal trouble, who believed himself to be the Boogeyman. He had a strong desire to become a professional wrestler, which lead him to continually trespassed on OVW property, always coming up with new ways to allude elude OVW's security. It actually was not irreconcilable with his WWE back story either, just never mentioned again once he moved up.
4th May '15 6:08:55 AM Cieloazul
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even before getting the Boogeyman gimmick, Wright competed in Tough Enough with domino mask-like black makeup and triangular haircut. You could tell he had enthusiasm for the thing.



* FinishingMove: Goodnight (pumphandle powerslam), Boogeyslam/Supernatural Driver (inverted body slam), falling chokebomb and a long-range diving splash. He also had an unnamed finisher in OVW which saw him lifting two-handed an opponent by the neck and chokeslamming him one-handed to the side.

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* FinishingMove: His main finisher was the Goodnight (pumphandle (a pumphandle powerslam), Boogeyslam/Supernatural though his first one in the WWE was the Boogeyslam or Supernatural Driver (inverted body slam), (an inverted falling slam, facefirst to the ground), which only used once before adopting a falling chokebomb and a fan-nicknamed as Boogeybomb. He also had long-range diving splash. He also had splash, and an unnamed finisher in OVW which saw him lifting two-handed an opponent by the neck and chokeslamming him one-handed to the side.



* LightningBruiser: Not only strong, Boogeyman was surprisingly agile. Aside from his usual power moves, he unveiled in 2007 a diving splash in which he jumped more than half of the ring before landing on his opponent.

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* LightningBruiser: Not only strong, Boogeyman was surprisingly agile. Aside from his usual power moves, he could do high leapfrogs, and in 2007 he unveiled in 2007 a diving splash in which he jumped more than half of the ring before landing on his opponent.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Boogeyman used to appear in development leagues to attack other scary monsters like him, destroying and unmasking OVW's resident masked psycho Jacob Duncan and chasing DSW's Freakin Deacon' to eat his pet spider. He also devoured Wrestling/JillianHall's face tumor, which was probably not [[IncrediblyLamePun malignant]] but nonetheless made her life unhappy.

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Boogeyman used to appear in development leagues to attack other scary monsters like him, destroying and unmasking OVW's resident masked psycho Jacob Duncan and chasing DSW's Freakin Deacon' to eat his pet spider. He also devoured Wrestling/JillianHall's face tumor, which was probably not [[IncrediblyLamePun malignant]] but nonetheless made her life unhappy.



* WhenYouComingHomeDad: He claimed to be Vince [=McMahon=]'s bastard son (it was Hornswoggle, actually it was a prank by Finlay, both of whom where Boogeyman's enemies) Still, makes sense. Given what Boogeyman believes about himself and people calling Vince [=McMahon=] Satan for years.

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* WhenYouComingHomeDad: He claimed to be Vince [=McMahon=]'s bastard son (it was Hornswoggle, and actually it all was a prank by Finlay, both of whom where Boogeyman's enemies) Still, makes sense. Given enemies). It would make somehow sense, given what Boogeyman believes about himself and people calling Vince [=McMahon=] Satan for years.years, though probably Boogey was claiming it only to join the party like many other wrestlers.
24th Mar '15 8:48:00 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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Boogeyman would win his first title belt in 2015, becoming one half of the Alabama Wrestling Federation's tag team champions with Wrestling/BobbyLashley
20th Feb '15 6:53:29 PM SomeoneElse17
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* FreakyIsCool: The crowds would explode when he went for his bag once they got used to his {{force feeding}} routine. When he caught Katie Lea for interfering in his match with Paul Burchil, even Matt Striker admitted he kind of wanted to see her get wormed.

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* FreakyIsCool: The crowds would explode when he went for his bag once they got used to his {{force feeding}} routine. When he caught [[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Katie Lea Lea]] for interfering in his match with Paul Burchil, even Matt Striker admitted he kind of wanted to see her get wormed.
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