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  • Never Live It Down: To the point that an award is named after it, by WrestleCrap. And that award is awarded to the worst angle of the year. For perspective, one of the recipients was Katie Vick.
  • Older Than They Think: This was actually the second really bad gimmick that Hector Guerrero had been given in his career that involved wearing a mask or costume of some kind. While working for the National Wrestling Alliance under Jim Crockett, he was turned into the masked LazerTron and teamed with Jimmy Valiant in a feud against the New Breed (Chris Champion and Sean Royal), who were billed from "The Future". The New Breed claimed that, in the year 2002, robots were common and Dusty Rhodes was President of the United States, in case you were wondering if this idea was any good (and yes, it was Dusty's idea).
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  • One-Scene Wonder: Perhaps the supreme example. WWE had actually taped some vignettes with midcard faces (Tugboat, The Bushwhackers, Koko B. Ware) goofing around with the Gooker for episodes of WWF Superstars prior to the gimmick's debut that aired later. However, until the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-7, the debut was his only appearance on live television.
  • The Scrappy: If you've ever wanted to watch someone become a Scrappy in record time, look no further than the Gooker's sole appearance.
    • Though if you watch it all the way through, there were people dancing along as well. Which may have been a case of, despite nobody knowing who was in the suit and it being one of the worst gimmicks of all time, the tremendous charisma associated with the Guerrero family shining through.
    • The Gooker was such a poorly received gimmick that when it returned during the Gimmick Battle Royale it was a Take That, Scrappy! gag where everyone in the ring teamed up to hurl it out of the ring.
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  • So Bad, It's Good: Give props to Hector Guerrero for giving it his all as he pushed on through the segment, and actually manages quite a charismatic showing despite the silence and boos coming from the audience.
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