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5 WWE Superstars inspired by movie characters

Thomas Lowson
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
05 Aug 2019, 15:52 IST

Bliss took inspiration from DC Comics character Harley Quinn when she joined the main roster in 2016.
Bliss took inspiration from DC Comics character Harley Quinn when she joined the main roster in 2016.

With the new film 'Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw' making a big splash at the box office, it's clear that there is a crossover between WWE and the world of cinema.

The new film that stars former WWE Champions The Rock and Roman Reigns, isn't the first time that the world of wrestling and film have linked, as there's been plenty of Superstars who have made the leap to the big screen.

But what about the other way around? What about movie characters coming to WWE, at least in the form of inspiration.

These Superstars have had varying degrees of success, but all took inspiration by movie characters.

Here are five WWE Superstars whose characters were inspired by what they saw on the big screen.


#5: Razor Ramon (Scarface)

Ramon
Ramon's attire, cadence, mannerisms and attitudes were all borrowed from the legendary gangster.

If you haven't seen the 1984 film 'Scarface', it's definitely one worth checking out. Al Pacino's performance as gangster Tony Montana has since become one of the greatest performances in cinema history, and influenced a young Scott Hall when he came to the World Wrestling Federation. Mimicking Montana's cadence and charisma, Hall's segments as Razor Ramon were clearly a spin on the gangster and established him as a credible star.

At the start, Razor Ramon was introduced as a heel and found instant success with this gimmick. Fans didn’t even care it was ripping off Scarface, since the entertainment value made it worth watching. Razor eventually turned face, since fans fell in love with the character quickly. Capturing the Intercontinental title on four occasions, Ramon would have an epic career before the bad guy took his rightful spot in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.

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