Wrestling & Tag Team Names From the Past & for the Present

Wrestler and Tag Team Names

The life of a professional wrestler is hard. It’s a permanent condition of being under-payed for getting your ass kicked.

In between the gym, rehearsal, promo, and performing, it’s a lot. It’s practically unjust that on top of all that you also have to come up with your own wrestling name.

Here are some new wrestling name ideas free for the taking, plus some classic wrestler names to use as inspiration. Let’s rumble.

Wrestling Team Names for 2021

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.

By this math, 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.


Cement Mixer

My three-year-old son’s favorite wrestling name on this list.

The Wicked Oni

Jimmy Margaritas

I love the idea of a Jimmy Buffet-themed professional wrestler so much.

That Bastard


Karen White

She wants to talk to the other wrestler’s manager.

Jump Man

King Sovereign Sire

I know that some people have called themselves King before – Jerry Lawler not the least among them. 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

Rob Barron

And 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 inspiration for future names and partially a poem unto itself.

Gorilla Monsoon

The precursor to Sharknado.

Koko B. Ware

Classy Freddy Blassie

It’s just fun to say.

Último Dragón

Wrestling Team Names

Haystacks Calhoun

Doink the Clown

I don’t know if this name is actually amazing or not. It might just be amazing that someone was brave enough to make this their real professional wrestling name.

Kelly Kelly

The Boutros Boutros-Ghali of professional wrestling.

Mr. Wrestling II


Ok, sometimes you can go too dark. It’s just entertainment, people.


Funny Wrestling Names

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.

Dadbod Rodriguez

The Uncanny Slamdini


Lightning Horse

Canton Tankerous

Dick Prior

Thane McCloud

There can be only one.

Cool Tag Team Names

Like any good relationship, make sure you check in with your partner before signing the paperwork.

Two Man Army

Thieves of Honor

Block and Tackle

Fishing-themed tag team name.

Sound and Fury

Caramel and Salt

Sturm und Drang

Classy. Scary. German.

Borg Pod

Sleeper Cell

Seal Team Two

The Task Force

Good Wrestling Names

Here’s a run of names and nicknames that sound good together. Nothing fancy here, just some names that would look good on a fight card.

Jack “The Battleaxe” Creed

Freddy “Freakshow” DiPentino

“Fierce” Sasha Pierce

It’s 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

In case none of these names have quite worked for 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.

  • Tacoma
  • Tundra
  • Colorado
  • Alaska
  • Ranger
  • Tornado
  • Hurricane
  • Titan
  • Ram
  • Puma
  • Cougar
  • Helix
  • Beef

Best Tag Team Names Ever

Don’t try to use these names for your tag team, these ones are taken. And you don’t want to piss off the original owners.

The Bushwhackers

Beer Money, Inc.

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.

Money, Inc.

Not quite as funny as Beer Money, Inc., but what a perfect name for a pair of rich-dude heels.

The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection

Hollywood Blondes

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 Midnight Express

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express

Bring back the Express 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.

Flyin’ Pigs

You’ll win the pig wrestling championship when pigs fly.

Boared to Death

Or Never Boared if Boared to Death seems too morbid or pessimistic.

Ready Boar Not

Hambulance Chasers

Achin’ Bacon

Ham Slammers

Porky’s Revenge



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.

Wrestling Team Names from Around the Web

Pulled from flyers for backyard wrestling matches and community center marquees. These are some of the most, let’s say just say, compelling wrestler names I could find online.

Rip Cannon

Justin Credible

The Banana Man


Larry Destiny

Grapple Gang

Mat Masters

The Monstrosities

Dax Cable

Ed “The Monkey Man” Bonzo

About the author

Brad Perniciaro

Brad is a software developer and has been running successful fantasy football leagues since 1999. When he isn't playing fantasy football, he's writing about fantasy football.

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