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.
In 2000, WCW Power Plant graduate Alan Funk made his debut on the company’s main roster. Naturally, as with most post-Goldberg WCW rookies, Funk was saddled with an awful gimmick. His name was Kwee Wee, and he was an eccentric fashionsita with wild hair and a penchant for pink pants. Despite being comparable to gay gimmicks of years gone by, Kwee Wee was not a homosexual. Instead, he was just extremely feminine. Kwee Wee was accompanied to the ring by Paisley, who you’ll remember has had plenty of experience in valeting wrestlers with terrible gimmicks. When WCW was in it’s dying throes, Kwee Wee developed an alter ego, known as “Angry Alan.” Much like the Incredible Hulk, when the Wee was enraged, he’d “transform” into this alternate persona, and was seemingly capable of greater acts of strength. Needless to say, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. After WCW, Funk went on to assume more terrible gimmicks, including a run as one half of TNA’s Rainbow Express and some time in World Wrestling All Stars as the Funkster, a takeoff on Hulk Hogan. Today, Alan Funk wrestles in Lucha Libre USA as Chi Chi, a Lady Gaga parody. Although his experience in playing absolutely horrendous characters is vast, Funk will always be remembered for his original role, WCW’s disgruntled diva, Kwee Wee.