The Great Muta Posted August 5, 2011 Share Posted August 5, 2011 Wrestling for me is all about the larger than life characters. To add something extra to a wrestler they sometimes get given a nickname to describe their character more clearly. Normally they are self explanatory like Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, and the Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels. Sometimes though, I struggle to grasp what the nicknames are trying to describe. Here are a few examples which I struggle with... 'The Game' HHH: Game as in what? Monopoly? Or is it Game as in what Hunters go after? I assume that this is referring to how dominant he is in the business and therefore personifies the whole 'game'...could be wrong though. How that goes hand in hand with looking like Sean Bean from Lord of the Rings is questionable though. (The Cerebral Assassin nickname is mint) 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair: I know that this nickname is iconic and now stuff of legend but I have always had a problem understanding what it's trying to say. Why would the character of an egotistical, millionaire playboy, have a nickname that would be better suited to somebody like David Attenborough? (The Bionic Redneck) Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Rattlesnake I get, Stone Cold I get, Beer Swilling Redneck I get... but Bionic Redneck? Is he a cyborg or something? Suggestions please! (The Brahma Bull) The Rock: Rock has awesome nicknames but I don't get this one. Yes I get the 'bull' bit and what it's suggesting but what the hell is Brahma? There are a few more but I'll leave it there for now. If you can help me out with further explanations of these I would much appreciate it. I also think it would be interesting to hear if anyone else has some suggestions of weird nicknames on here. Haven't seen a post like this so thought it could be fun. Discuss... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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