WWE creative has a lot of ideas for a Superstar, but not every one of them hits the mark. In fact, some of them are really bad, but those terrible ideas are what stick out the most.

During Steve Austin’s A&E documentary, Superstars ran through a list of rejected names that WWE pitched for the Texas Rattlesnake. Some of those names included Fang McFrost, Snowman, Otto von Ruthless, Ice Dagger, Cruel Luke, Cool Cat, and Chilly McFreeze. They also threw “Mr. Freeze” out there.

If WWE would have went with Mr. Freeze, then Vince McMahon might have soon ran into a problem with DC Comics. They might not have appreciated borrowing the name of one of Batman’s most popular villains.

Mick Foley made a pretty funny observation about the list of bad Steve Austin names that WWE pitched.

“That’s a tricky situation, when you’re fairly new in the company, Mr. McMahon has agreed to give you a character change and you’re given a list from creative. The fact that I can rattle off more of Stone Cold’s names than the terrible names that I was given, speaks to just how bad they were,” 

“Stone Cold” is the name that they went with in the end, but they also settled on Ringmaster. Adam Bomb recently claimed that he was initially given the Ringmaster name as a choice, but he passed on it. It just goes to show that any number of changes back in the day could have altered pro wrestling history forever.

H Jenkins

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