Everyone remembers the great Champions of professional wrestling. They are lauded for winning matches and titles, selling tickets and merchandise, and being the face of their promotions. But what about the wrestlers who never even came close to reaching that peak? Known as “enhancement talent”, or more commonly “jobbers”, there exists a certain group of wrestlers whose sole claim to fame in history is losing to basically every other wrestler on the planet. Some jobbers have made decades-long careers out of doing nothing but putting over talent. It’s a thankless job, one that brings neither money nor fame, but it’s one of the most important positions in any wrestling company, and it’s one we recognize today, with a list of the very best jobbers in wrestling history.
10. Pete Doherty
Also known as “The Duke of Dorchester” for reasons never fully explained, Pete Doherty spent over twenty years in WWE (his career was so long, it actually started back in the World Wide Wrestling Federation, when it was owned by Vince McMahon Sr), losing nearly every match he ever wrestled. As a jobber, Doherty never had a finishing move, but he did somehow manage to have a signature spot that was entirely appropriate for his level on the card: While he was locked in a full nelson, Doherty would put both feet on the ropes, forcing his opponent to release the hold. Of course, since both his feet were off the ground, this would result in The Duke landing flat on his back. Eventually, Doherty attempted to transition to the announce table, working as a heel color commentator on some of WWE’s syndicated programming. Much like his wrestling record, his announcing was terrible.