The life of a professional wrestler is hard. It’s a permanent condition of being under-payed for getting your ass kicked.
Between the gym, rehearsal, promo, and performing, it’s a massive commitment. On top of all that, you have to develop an ultra-marketable wrestling name.
To ease this additional burden, here are all-new wrestling name ideas free for the taking. Let’s rumble!
The Best Wrestler Names for 2023
Sorry if this feels a little too much like school, but here are the classic formulas for wrestling names:
- (superlative) + (impressive name). Think The Great Khali or the Fabulous Moolah.
- (normal name) + (weird word). Think Ric Flair or Ray Mysterio.
- (nickname) + (normal name). Think Duane “The Rock” Johnson or “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Based on these formulas, the perfect wrestling name is the “Macho Man” Randy Savage. And you can’t argue with math.
Hequ “The Horse” Hirzai
“Ferocious” Fabian Warmblood
“Brutal” Bacano Agrale
Just in case you were looking for a Brazilian wrestling character name.
This is my three-year-old son’s favorite wrestling name on this list.
The Wicked Oni
I totally dig the idea of a Jimmy Buffet-themed professional wrestler.
Uh oh, Karen wants to have a word with the other wrestler’s manager.
King Sovereign Sire
Some people have called themselves King before (not the least being Jerry Lawler). But I say go whole-hog into Louis the XIV-style preening excess in a way that no one has dared go before.
The Rodeo Goat
The Big Wheel
Those seeking racing team names could steal this idea.
For this wrestling name, you play an arch-capitalist captain of industry-type. Great heel persona.
Amazing Wrestler Names from Real Wrestlers
This list of classic wrestling names is partially an inspiration for future name ideas. But also partially a poem unto itself.
This wrestler name is the precursor to Sharknado.
Koko B. Ware
Classy Freddy Blassie
A wrestler name that just fun to say.
Doink the Clown
I’m not sure if this wrestler name is actually amazing or not. But it’s definitely amazing that someone had the bravado to make this moniker their real professional wrestling name.
The Boutros Boutros-Ghali of professional wrestling names.
Mr. Wrestling II
Ok, sometimes you can go too dark. It’s just entertainment, people.
Funny Wrestling Name Ideas for 2023
Think of these wrestling name ideas like ordering in a Subway or Chipotle.
Feel free to mix, match, and customize any of these names, nicknames, and superlatives as you see fit. Combine them with some version of your real name, or make up a new name that sounds badass.
We just want you to be happy.
The Uncanny Slamdini
You could also use this idea as a funny basketball team name.
There can be only one.
Cool Wrestling Tag Team Names
Like any good business relationship, check with your partner before signing the paperwork.
Thieves of Honor
If you’re looking for backyard baseball team names, this idea would fit the bill.
Two Man Army
This tag team name would also make a hilarious bowling team name.
Block and Tackle
Block and Tackle is the first-ever fishing-themed tag team name. Although, I could think of another team sports name where it might apply.
Sound and Fury
Caramel and Salt
Those seeking funny hockey team names could steal this idea.
Sturm und Drang
Classy. Scary. German.
Seal Team Two
This might also work for a combo tennis team name.
The Task Force
Good Wrestling Names with Lasting Power
Here are some wrestling names and nicknames that have a good ring to them. There is nothing fancy here, just wrestling names that would look good on a fight card.
Jack “The Battleaxe” Creed
Freddy “Freakshow” DiPentino
“Fierce” Sasha Pierce
This wrestler name is only a Beyoncé allusion if you want it to be.
“Dangerous” Danny Roper
Goran “Ogre” Jovanović
Bruce “The Shark” Cargill
Magnus “The Stag” Stagnewicz
Brock “The Clock” Ottavino
Dane “The Scorpion” Navara
If none of the previous wrestling names excite you, here are some general nickname options. As the masculine naming tradition dictates, I’ve got a lot of outdoorsy words, truck names, and outdoorsy truck names.
The Best Tag Team Names, Ever
Don’t try to use these names for your current tag team, these are taken. And you don’t want to piss off the original owners.
Beer Money, Inc.
You have to admit that this wrestling tag-team name is hilarious.
This name is not quite as funny as Beer Money, Inc., but what a perfect tag team name for a pair of rich-dude heels.
The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection
Steve Austin with hair? Weird.
The Miracle Violence Connection
This is an incredible tag team name. I only wish I had anything on this list as purely badass.
The Brain Busters
A wrestling tag team name or a book of puzzles to do on a plane?
The Fabulous Freebirds
The Sensational Scrubs
Those seeking esports team names could steal this idea. In esports, a scrub is an entry-level player.
The Midnight Express
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express
Let’s bring back the Express wrestling nicknames!
Pig Wrestling Team Names??
As far as dreams go, wrestling in the WWE is pretty tough to actually achieve. Wrestling a pig, though?
Well, you could make that dream a reality by the end of the weekend.
You’ll win the pig wrestling championship when pigs fly.
Boared to Death
You could go with Never Boared if Boared to Death seems too morbid or pessimistic.
Ready Boar Not
Big, Bad Wolves
I love this name. Most pig-wrestling names take the perspective of the pig, when, in fact, you are the pig’s arch-nemesis.
Amazing Wrestling Team Names from Around the Web
We’ve pulled these wrestling team name ideas from flyers for backyard wrestling matches to community center marquees. These are some of the most, let’s say just say, compelling wrestler names I could find online.
The Iron Sheiks
This doubles as a creative golf team name.
The Banana Man
Ed “The Monkey Man” Bonzo
Have an Idea for a Wrestling Team Name?
If you’re a weekend warrior wrestler with an amazing name (or if you have a hilarious idea for a wrestling name), tell me about it in the comments. I’ll add the magnificent names to this list.