Years active in WWE: 1995
Finishing move: Sleeper hold
Best heel moment: Putting Jeff Hardy to sleep
Waylon Mercy wrestled in WWE for less than a year before injuries forced him to retire. But in that short time frame, he made a hell of an impression. He played the role of a soft-spoken, southern gentleman until the bell rang. And then, he went crazy. He had an especially scary, bug-eyed look whenever he locked in his sleeper hold, and it would take one or more referees begging him to release the hold before he would comply. If you see shades of Bray Wyatt in Waylon Mercy, don’t be surprised; Wyatt credits Mercy for inspiring his gimmick.