Pro wrestling is a funny business. Not always "ha ha" funny, but more like "Why in the hell do they keep creating fake versions of popular characters?" funny and "Won't someone please tell Vince McMahon to stop doing abortion storylines?" funny.
It's a fickle industry predicated on the audience's complete suspension of disbelief. But it's that combination that has allowed some truly spellbinding characters to emerge from behind the Gorilla Position over the years. Fans have had no problem cheering for guys like The Undertaker or The Ultimate Warrior, whose vaguely supernatural gimmicks are a bit silly even by most horror movie standards.
So it makes sense that every once in a while a random prop is able to achieve major success. If audiences can give up huge pops to Too Cool or Disco Inferno, what's stopping them from making signs declaring their love for a mop that's been painted up to look like a woman?
Here's to the lifeless, insentient, and wonderfully bizarre props that have captured wrestling fans' imaginations over the years.