10 Worst Wrestling Names Ever

8. Duke "The Dumpster" Droese


In the mid-1990's, the then-WWF went through a phase of creating wrestling characters who also had day jobs. Another example will feature later on this list, but one of the worst to come out of this mind set was Duke "The Dumpster" Droese. Simply put, Droese was a garbage collector/bin man who also happened to wrestle in the biggest company around.

Admittedly, Duke was pretty popular as a lower mid-card attraction with fans, and it was clear that the promotion were trying to portray him as an everyday hero, almost like a modern day 'American Dream' Dusty Rhodes. Sadly, the whole "Dumpster" tag was a little too far, and - much like many others on this list - didn't really come across as a threat.

In fairness to the man, Droese wasn't a bad wrestler once the action started, but he had a terrible gimmick to overcome, and that proved impossible. One of his biggest moments would come at the 1996 Royal Rumble, when he defeated Triple H in the 'Free For All', earning the #30 spot in the Rumble itself.


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