Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but you wouldn’t know it from the world of professional wrestling. Over the years, wrestlers and wrestling organizations have tried to exploit the holiday season in a myriad of ways, from Christmas-themed gimmick matches, to wrestlers dressing up in various attempts at playing Santa, to actual Christmas movies, and generally, they all end up being cheesy at best, and actually fairly terrible at worst. We’ve looked through the archives, and come up with a bunch of examples of when it seemed like the wrestling industry was trying to guarantee that nobody had a Merry Christmas.
10. Christmas Creature
Glenn Jacobs, the man underneath the mask of Kane, is well-known for having participating in his share of terrible gimmicks before becoming the Big Red Machine, but few outside of the truly dedicated know about one of his dumbest gimmicks ever, which happened during his early years in USWA, where he was known as The Christmas Creature. Jacobs portrayed the Creature as a gigantic, murderous Christmas Tree, and, well, it looked about as ridiculous as you could imagine. Possibly the only good thing about the Creature is that in a full bodysuit and mask, nobody knew who was playing the gimmick, so it didn’t immediately burn Jacobs’ burgeoning wrestling career to the ground. On the bright side, the gimmick was buried for good in a final match against the legendary Jerry “The King” Lawler, so at least Jacobs got to have that on his resume!