YMMV / Boogeyman

The Wrestler

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The "insane horror flick actor who looks like a deranged witch doctor and eats worms" gimmick would stand out even in the Japanese independent circuit, which is famous for showcasing all sorts of bizarre acts, and this only makes it even more surprising that it was so well received in the WWE.
  • Badass Decay: Was undefeated for quite some time, and even went over John "Bradshaw" Layfield at Royal Rumble 2006, until his undefeated streak ended at the hands of Finlay, a low midcarder. From there, he gradually settled into a mid-card comedy act. His career was well and truly destroyed after Kane squashed him in a match on ECW.
  • Crazy Awesome: Not only Boogeyman himself, but also the fact that the act managed to get over, and as a babyface no less.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Thirty."
  • Narm Charm: Few will debate that, while quite athletic for his age, he wasn't much of a wrestler, and that his looks and mannerisms were definitely silly, when not offputting, but even fewer will deny that he was very entertaining to watch.
  • Nausea Fuel:
    • The worms he would eat and/or try to shove down his opponents' throats. Especially relevant when you learn that at least some of them were alive worms. Wright has quite of a stomach.
    • Also, the time he bit off Jillian Hall's blemish/mole while JBL and Jillian were guests of Piper's Pit on the January 13, 2006 Smackdown.
    • Randomly, he would foam at the mouth.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character/They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Quite a few fans wished his Darker and Edgier makeup note  had stuck around a lot longer.
  • Took The Bad Gimmick Seriously: Fans are still insure about whether The Boogeyman was a worker doing his best with an outlandish gimmick out of professionalism or a honest performer taking a dream chance to unload his quirkiest side, but in any case, the point is that Wright took a character which was basically condemned to WrestleCrap from the beginning and made it work through sheer enthusiasm and charisma. Wrestlers who accomplish this are typically regarded as legends, and it's very telling that Wright is currently in a legends contract with WWE.

The Video Game

  • Nightmare Fuel: The mere fact that you play as a child who has to fend off the titular Boogeyman is terrifying enough, but things are made far worse when you see what this monster looks like. It also doesn't help that he has four ways to get inside your room and he'll move various objects in the room to distract you.
  • Play the Game, Skip the Story: There's an option to skip the house exploration segments, leaving you with but the core game, a la FNAF sans Phone Guy.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Boogeyman himself is straight up horrifying. Not only is he covered in scars, but he also has long, sharp claws and equally sharp teeth.

Alternative Title(s): The Wrestling Boogeyman