20 Original WWE Character Concepts You Won’t Believe

20. Yokozuna


Like several others on this list, WWE were remarkably close to their end product with the first drafts of the Yokozuna gimmick, but the mawashi-only look wasn't trotted out until Rikishi donned the gear permanently in late-1999.

Even at his largest in the role in the mid-200s, the former Headshrinker never approached Yoko's 800lb frame - the added tights protected the future WWE Champion's integrity as well as adding a splash of colour to his ultra-serious original persona.


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