Category Archives: Marty Wright

He’s The Boogeyman…and He’s Comin’ to Getcha!

I’ve followed professional wrestling for more years than I’d like to admit, and there have been some “spooky” wrestling gimmicks over the years.  Recently, I’ve been thinking about terrible wrestlers with terrific gimmicks.  What better place to start than with The Boogeyman?

The Boogeyman is actually Marty Wright.  Hardcore WWE followers remember Wright as the man kicked off $1,000,000 Tough Enough for lying about his age.  Claiming to be thirty, Wright was actually forty, five years past the cutoff date for eligibility.

This didn’t stop Wright from signing to a WWE developmental deal late in 2004.  WWE is insufferably weird as a company.

In WWE storylines, The Boogeyman was part of UPN Network Executive Palmer Canon’s “new talent initiative,” a refugee from another UPN show.  I won’t mention the storyline past this point, as I value my brain.

The Boogeyman appeared on both Raw and SmackDown! to sing nursery rhymes and confuse the shit out of people.  Here he is bothering John Cena:

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