10 Famous Wrestling Gimmicks That Ripped Off Real People
6. Kid Kash (Kid Rock)
For years, David Cash toiled on the independent wrestling circuit. Training under Ricky Morton (of Rock N' Roll Express fame), Cash later noted in interviews that Morton used to beat him up in an attempt to toughen him. During his travels under the tutelage of the legendary tag wrestler, Cash even formed a short-lived duo on the indie scene. From there, he finally made his way to ECW in 1996. At first, Cash was known simply as 'Kash' in ECW. He didn't have much of a gimmick, aside from being a high-flying undercard wrestler who didn't appear all that often. It wasn't until 1999, when several stars had departed the company, that Paul Heyman decided to give him a real shot. Renamed 'Kid Kash', the man became somewhat of a wrestling version of musician/rapper Kid Rock. The physical similarities were clear for all to see, but just in case nobody got the message, Kash started dressing exactly like the rocker. By 2000, Kid Rock's exposure was at an all-time high, and he was even providing music for The Undertaker. Over in ECW, Kid Kash used the song 'Bawitdaba' by Rock as his entrance theme. In later years, Kash would move away from the look and become much more of a standard wrestler.