Sport: Hockey Gimmick: Hockey player Who Was "Kicked Out Of Every League He Ever Participated In" Bill Irwin, a.k.a. "The Goon" debuted in 1996 during the NHL's player strike. Irwin had seen some success in the past with his brother Scott as "The Super Destroyers," and in WCW as "Wild Bill Irwin." The WWE signed him and saw an opportunity to capitalize on the NHL strike and cast him in a role as a hockey player. He was billed as a bruising cheater who would do anything to win. His ring attire consisted of a plain white and black/red striped jersey, and wrestling boots with platforms to emulate the look of skates. Needless to say, this gimmick was a dud from the get go. His drab white and stripped jersey, with boots that were designed to resemble ice skates didn't win over anybody. He was released after only a few months, but for some reason he is still remembered in the WWE, and has made sporadic appearances over the years, including the Wrestlemania X-Seven gimmick battle royal, and the Raw XV anniversary battle royal.