We are continuing to pay tribute here at Mr. X’s Punch Out to all the amazing African Americans that have stepped foot into the squared circle for Black History Month. Yesterday, we covered a gimmick from one legend that leaned more towards the horror side of wrestling and for today we have another one for you that is still fairly recent (at least a decade old). Martin Wright a.k.a. The Boogeyman was one of those horror like gimmicks that debuted in and around 2005 and 2006. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2006 when The Boogeyman had his first real feud against future hall of famer JBL (John Bradshaw Layfield) and his valet of sorts Jillian Hall. For weeks, he was tormenting them even grabbing Jillian and stuffing worms down her skirt. During a segment of Piper’s Pit, he sniffed and bit off a growth that was on Jillian’s face which was disgusting. So with all of this being said, the two of them would meet at the 2006 Royal Rumble in front of the American Airlines Arena crowd in Miami, Florida.
The whole entire time that JBL came out to the ring, he was looking around and at every corner to see if he cold spot the Boogeyman. You could tell that he was absolutely terrified because as soon as The Boogeyman’s music came on and the Boogeyman came out, he hightailed it out of the ring. He wanted no part it seemed like as he hid behind the beautiful Jillian Hall. At first JBL made Jillian confront the Boogeyman, but she was terrified as he placed himself over her with worms coming out of his mouth. Then JBL found the courage and entered the ring as he attacked him. JBL tried his hardest to knock the Boogeyman down, but nothing seemed to really phase him, but then out of nowhere things changed. JBL tried to do a shoulder block into the corner, but The Boogeyman would move out of the way causing JBL to hit the steel post. The Boogeyman would then proceed to deliver a pump handle powerslam to end the match. Just like that, The Boogeyman beat JBL in 1 minute and 54 seconds.