Imagine if one day, out of the blue, The Road Dogg just stopped doing his schtick on the way to the ring. Or Tatanka decided to stop painting his face like a Native American. Or if Razor Ramon stopped slicking his hair back. That would be weird, right? It doesn't seem like Vince would even allow it, does it? Yet somehow, on a smaller scale, it is exactly what is happening with Zack Ryder right now.
With the exception of CM Punk, who seems to cut his hair whenever and however he feels like, the appearance of WWE superstars has always remained stagnant. Edge had wore a trench coat and pants and had long hair in his first match and he had long hair, a trenchcoat and pants in his last match. Unless a wrestler makes a drastic gimmick change, his hair and his look always remain the same. The color or design on the tights might change, but never the look. The look always remains the same. Once John Cena put on the jorts he never took them off and the only thing that has ever changed was the color. This is done for marketing reasons, for brand identity and probably some other reasons that I am not privy to, but this is the way that the WWE does things and the way that they always have. IRS has been wearing the shirt and suspenders for like 30 years. It seems to have worked out pretty well for them, but what happens when someone decides not to play along anymore? Read More →