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Ghastly Gimmicks: Kerwin White


Every Tuesday, we’ll take a look at an outlandish character from wrestling’s days gone by.  Sometimes laughable, sometimes revolting, and always preposterous, they’re part of what makes pro rasslin’ so great.  Ranging from slightly peculiar to downright ludicrous, these are the wrestlers that time has rightly forgotten.

If it's not White, it's not right.

Two weeks after sustaining a beating at the hands of the Mexicools on an episode of Smackdown, Chavo Guerrero Jr. was drafted to Raw and denounced his Mexican heritage.  Becoming a stereotype of all things White American, Guerrero adopted the name Kerwin White.  As White, he was a middle-class conservative who enjoyed the finer things in life, not the least of which was golf.  Often driving a golf cart to the ring, clubs became a weapon of choice for the underhanded Kerwin White.  Kerwin, along with his obscenely politically incorrect catch phrase (“If it’s not White, it’s not right”,) did not last long on Monday Night Raw.  For the four months that the character existed, he feuded with anyone who wasn’t as Anglo-American as himself, including Tajiri and Shelton Benjamin.  To go along with his golfer gimmick, White even picked up a caddy to help him out both on the green and in the ring.  The caddy was the debuting Nick Nemeth, better known today as Dolph Ziggler.  The gimmick came to a screeching halt in November of 2005 after the death of Chavo’s uncle Eddie, but there is no erasing Kerwin White from WWE history.



  1. This one should be the winner, methinks. When someone says, “horrible, regrettable gimmick with no good thought process”, this is the first one to pop in my head.


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