I remember you. There have been all kinds of wrestlers under the WWE umbrella over the years, even to the point where some of them are back from the WWF days. Some of these names are a lot more successful than others, but there are a handful that are a lot more infamous than others. A few of them leave you wondering “what were they thinking”, and one of those names won a title this weekend.
This year’s Survivor Series was centered around the Final Farewell to the Undertaker, who debuted thirty years ago to the day. That was back at Survivor Series 1990, which also featured a giant egg. Some fans thought that Undertaker would come out of the egg, but something much worse came out instead. That something much worse was back this week and it was quite the surprise.
The Gobbledy Gooker appeared on the Survivor Series Kickoff Show and won the 24/7 Title from R-Truth with the help of Akira Tozawa. Later in the night, during the official show, the Gobbledy Gooker was distracted by a trail of birdseed, allowing Tozawa to win the title. R-Truth then attacked Tozawa and won the title back. The Gobbledy Gooker debuted at Survivor Series 1990 as a mascot but was gone soon into 1991. He has since appeared occasionally as a joke character. According to PWInsider.com, Drew Gulak played the character at Survivor Series.
What else is there to say? Check out the Gooker’s actions tonight and storied history:
Opinion: This is one of those things that you can only get away with off a sense of nostalgia and that is what they were going for here. It isn’t like the Gooker was involved in some big story or moment as he is little more than a joke from a generation ago. Even if it is thrown in again once in awhile, it isn’t like it is going to make that much of a difference. It was quick and funny, as it was designed to be.
Who is your favorite WWE comedy character? When will the Gooker return? 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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!