WWE Veteran Recalls “Worst Gimmick I Have Ever Experienced”

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When it comes to the worst of WWE, there’s a lot to pick from and a longtime WWE referee has named the worst gimmick he ever saw in the company.

Mike Chioda is a name that most WWE fans know because of his long tenure in the company. He started in WWE as a 23-year-old in 1989 and had an incredible run for 31 years before he was released in 2020.

As a WWE referee, Chioda may have refereed more big matches than anybody in company history. He was in the ring for so many big matches involving the likes of Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Randy Orton and so many others.

When it comes to the worst gimmick he ever saw in WWE, Chioda recalled Survivor Series 1990.

That Survivor Series had a special unveiling where there was a giant egg that “hatched” during the show and it was a character known as The Gobbledy Gooker. It was a guy (Hector Guerrero) dressed up as a turkey since it was Thanksgiving in the US. The Gooker would go into the ring to dance around with Mean Gene Okerlund while the audience at home was left to wonder what they were seeing.

While speaking on his Monday Mailbag on, Mike Chioda named the Gobbeldy Gooker as the worst gimmick he ever saw.

“I remember everybody was wondering what the f–k was going to pop out of that egg. [When it happened], everybody was like, ‘What the f–k is that?’ It was the worst f–ing gimmick that ever popped out of that thing. That was easily the worst gimmick I have ever experienced.”

For the best gimmick, Chioda picked The Undertaker, who also debuted at that same Survivor Series 1990 event.

“That’s a hell of a f—ing gimmick. The entrance and everything else used to blow you away every time you had seen it. Because they put so much oomph into it — even on Raw and everything, but especially at SummerSlams, WrestleManias, and the other big pay-per-view events. That has to be, by far, one of the best gimmicks in professional wrestling.”

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