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5 best gimmick characters in WWE history

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Who is the greatest gimmick?
Who is the greatest gimmick?

WWE has always been the land of the giants for many fans and has certainly been a breeding ground for some of the best characters in wrestling history as well.

Kids from across the world and adults alike have been scared, entertained and enthralled by characters from Duke the Dumpster Droese to Earthquake and Typhoon.

Some characters, however, have stood the test of time and some were just great back when they were in the WWE.

Here's a look at some of the best gimmick characters in WWE history.

#5 Doink the Clown

The creepy Doink the Clown
The creepy Doink the Clown

Clown usually have a love or hate relationship with most people, and what better character to terrorise children and wrestlers alike than a miserable, vicious clown.

Doink made his debut in the WWF in 1992, playing tricks on the audience and fellow wrestlers with his bucket of confetti, water squirting flower and prosthetic arms.

Although never winning WWF gold, the character itself was seen as a successful one, with more than 5 people playing the character from Matt Bourne to Nick Dinsmore (Eugene).

Largely used as a mid-card gatekeeper due to his solid ring work, the character itself entertained fans for a few years until the newer generation of wrestlers like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were at the top of the card.

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