10 Wrestling Reboots More Famous Than The Original

Credit where it's due.


The sheer of volume of wrestling these days means that concepts therein are forever being recycled. We're probably only a couple of years away from someone in a dark trench-coat debuting under the name "The Gravedigger".

In most cases, the bootlegged copy doesn't achieve anywhere near the same type of success as the original. A good case in point here is Ryback, who was introduced to our screens in 2012 as the unofficial successor to fellow hairless muscle monster Goldberg. He tried his best, but he could never inspire the same awe, in part thanks to the perception of him as a desperate knock-off.

This isn't always the way, though. In rare instances, wrestling reboots have managed to eclipse the performer, gimmick or storyline from which they were derived so much so that many fans are blissfully unaware of their copy-cat origins. It's kind of like Jimi Hendrix's cover of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower, only without the proper accreditation.

But fear not. We're here to make sure the originators are recognised for their contribution, as well as to remind them that they're a lot less famous than the guy who shamelessly ripped them off.