When it comes to pro wrestling and WWE Superstars, their character is perhaps equally important to their in-ring skills. This is what maintains the interest of the fans towards a wrestler.
Everybody loves the timeless “Lie, Cheat & Steal” motto of Eddie Gurrero or the “Live for the Day” daredevil character of Jeff Hardy. The audience connects with a wrestler’s fighting style, attire and choice of colors, catchphrases, and so forth.
Over the years, we have witnessed a plethora of talents who struggle at first to connect but thrive after finally finding a gimmick that suits them best. In some cases, however, the creative team and the superstar himself manages to hit it out of the park more than once.
Here’s a look at five wrestlers who have portrayed more than one character on-screen.
#5. Bray Wyatt – Cult Leader, Firefly Fun House, and The Fiend
Despite this, he took a hiatus from WWE in 2018. Upon his return the following year, Wyatt debuted a new horror-themed character, suffering from a transformative multiple personality disorder, dubbed The Fiend.
He switched between his good side of a Mr. Rogers-esque children’s television host and his bad side of a grotesque monster clown.
After being released in 2021, Wyatt returned to WWE at Extreme Rules earlier this year. This time, albeit more or less a real-life version of himself, he yet again introduced a new character called “Uncle Howdy,” who interrupted his promo on the October 28 episode of SmackDown.
#4. The Undertaker – From Zombie Mortician to The Deadman, and The Biker in between
In 1994, with an aesthetic upgrade that saw him don purple gloves as opposed to gray ones, he moved on to his Deadman gimmick. This was the initial phase of his character that went on to define him in later years.
After being buried alive in October 1996, he returned as The Lord of Darkness a month later. This version saw him combing his hair back and a painted teardrop under his eye, wearing an all-black outfit. It’s the little details.
During the Attitude Era, he formed an evil cult dubbed The Ministry of Darkness, with pseudo-witchcraft-themed storylines that included rituals and sacrifices.
Between 2000-03, the audience saw a drastic change in his persona when he came out on a Harley Davidson with Limp Bizkit’s Rollin’ as his entrance theme.
The American Badass and Big Evil gimmick were in stark contrast to his Deadman gimmick, which he returned to in 2004, before ultimately presenting a variation of both gimmicks in his last storyline in WWE with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.