The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman
The Boogeyman
United States
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m
260 lb (118 kg)
October 15, 2004
Date of Birth
July 15, 1964


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Martin Wright, better known by his ring name “The Boogeyman,” was born on October 31, 1964, in Phoenix, Arizona. This American professional wrestler was renowned for his scary and unnerving character in WWE.

Career History and Evolution

Before entering the world of wrestling, Wright had worked as a bodybuilder and bounty hunter. He got his big break in 2004 when he became a contestant on WWE’s reality show “Tough Enough.” Despite being dismissed from the show for lying about his age (he was 40, and the age limit was 38), his unique charisma led to him being offered a contract.
The Boogeyman character debuted on WWE’s SmackDown brand in 2005, making eerie appearances to frighten other wrestlers. Wright’s portrayal of The Boogeyman was so convincing that he quickly became one of WWE’s most memorable horror-themed characters. Wright remained with WWE until 2009, then continued to make sporadic appearances in the years that followed.

Titles and Achievements

Despite his strong impact and character, The Boogeyman has not held any titles within WWE.

Biggest Matches and Rivalries

The Boogeyman had many memorable encounters and rivalries, with his matches often more focused on theatrics and character work than competitive wrestling. His feuds with JBL and Booker T were especially notable. His “worm-eating” gimmick during these rivalries was grotesque and fascinating, making the bouts unforgettable for the audience.

Tag Team Partners

The Boogeyman was largely a singles competitor and did not have any notable long-term tag team partners.

Family Life

Martin Wright has generally kept his private life away from the media. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, there is no widely available information on his family life.

Finishing Move

The Boogeyman’s finishing move was the “Boogeyslam” or the “Goodnight” – both powerful slams to bring down his opponents.

Clothing and Entrance Music

The Boogeyman’s wrestling attire was as memorable as his character. He often appeared in red and black face paint, with a shamanistic ensemble of a raggedy skirt, and he carried a large, ornate clock that he would smash against his head. His entrance music, “I’m the Boogeyman,” added to the chilling spectacle, building suspense as he made his way to the ring with smoke and dim lights enhancing his scary persona.
The Boogeyman’s memorable character, unique appearance, and theatrics made him a unique figure in professional wrestling history, leaving an indelible mark on WWE’s roster of supernatural and horror-themed characters.