Not everything can be a hit. There are a lot of legends in wrestling and they are going to be treated differently because of the things they have done. Someone at that level has likely been around wrestling for a long time now and it would make sense to listen to what they have to say. Everyone is going to make a mistake now and then though, and a certain legend seems to have missed on one.
During the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer told a story of Terry Funk bringing up the Gobbledy Gooker in 1990. Funk said that Hector Guerrero was going to be a big star as the character, which Funk described as a chicken. The Gooker debuted at Survivor Series 1990 and only lasted a few months before being dropped. He has since made a handful of appearances as a comedy cameo.
Funk might have missed on this one. Check out some of the Gooker’s time in WWE:
Opinion: Sometimes you are just going to miss and that is what happened here. The Gooker was never going to be a success as it was just flat out ridiculous, but at least WWE was trying something. Guerrero was a heck of a talented star and could do almost anything asked of him, but this isn’t exactly a winnable one. Funk just missed here, and it is the kind of thing that is worth a chuckle all these years later.
What did you think of the Gooker? What is the worst character WWE has ever had? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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