10 Wrestling Stars Who Used To Be Jobbers

4 years ago by Brian Joyce

10 Wrestling Stars Who Used To Be Jobbers

 

The role of a jobber is important in the hierarchy of professional wrestling. In order for there to be a ladder to success there needs to be a group of people on the bottom rung. These people have been known as jobbers or enhancement talent and their role was to make their opponents look as good as possible.

These performers would routinely face superstar-level wrestlers and would be squashed. They would rarely get any offence in and would be commended if their performance made their opponent look like a bigger star. The WWF roster of the 80s and 90s was littered with enhancement talent, usually with colorful outfits and outlandish gimmicks. Many of these wrestlers are remembered fondly by fans of that era, as wrestlers such as Koko B. Ware, Gillberg, and Doink the Clown were featured prominently despite their inability to win matches.

Many performers have made good careers for themselves as jobbers such as Steve Lombardi who competed as The Brooklyn Brawler, Abe ‘Knuckleball’ Schwartz, and Kim Chee. Being a job guy was not considered a career death sentence as has become the case in modern wrestling. Many people strived for years just to be able to call themselves jobbers for the WWE in past generations.

In modern WWE, most fans consider the label of a jobber to be biggest insult to a wrestler’s career. Many times promising stars from NXT are brought to the main roster only to find themselves soon in the bottom tier of pushed performers. This has happened to people such as Tyler Breeze, Tye Dillinger, and No Way José and while none of them are quick to complain about having a job with the biggest wrestling company in the world, it hasn’t stopped fans from becoming irritated by their lack-of-push.

Other wrestlers have been signed with the sole purpose of being enhancement talent, such as Curt Hawkins and Jinder Mahal (let’s just ignore that WWE Championship reign for right now) and some have excelled beyond the classification. On this list we will present to you ten wrestlers who you may or may not have known were once jobbers in WWE. Just to be clear, this is not a list of every wrestling star to ever be a jobber but feel free to tweet us about what fools we are for leaving off your favorite ex-jobber anyway. With that cleared up let us begin.

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