YMMV / Boogeyman

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The character itself. The "insane horror flick actor who looks like a deranged witch doctor and eats worms" premise would be distinctively bizarre even in the Japanese independent circuit (which is famous for this kind of oddities), and only makes it 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.
  • Crazy Awesome: Not only Boogeyman himself, but also the fact that the act managed to get over, as a baby face no less.
  • Narm Charm: Few will debate that, while quite athletic, 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.
  • Took The Bad Gimmick Seriously: Wright took a character which was basically condemned to Wrestle Crap from the beginning and somehow made it work through sheer enthusiasm and charisma. Note that wrestlers who accomplish this are typically regarded as legends, so it's not to say that Wright lacks any merit for doing it.

Alternative Title(s): The Wrestling Boogeyman

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