Originally Posted by SaberToothTigerz
In terms of the gimmicks, it's comes down between Vince & the wrestler (creative can add input as well). For example, Steve Austin came up with the name "Stone Cold" thanks to his first ex-wife who caught the notion from a cup of coffee. Vince gave Austin a ton of different nicknames but Austin hated all of them (there where some seriously stupid names on that list). So, Vince told Austin you have a week or something like that to come up with a nickname & well, "Stone Cold" was the name & Vince loved it. Gimmicks are a weird situation in wrestling because alot of people can be involved in creating a gimmick. I mean Head Writer of RAW Brian Gerwitz did alot of the writing for The Rock's promos. Granted, Rock added to to it (Hell, Johnson himself came up with his own brilliant catchphrases) & well, had the natural charasmatic diction to deliver the lines. Vince came up with his first gimmick name, Rocky Miavia & we know how that turned out. Dwayne Johnson came up with the name The Rock. But like I said earlier, it comes down to Vince & the wrestler but a wrestler is really the guy who can make his own gimmick. But from what I know nowadays Vince has alot more say nowadays in gimmicks which could be the problem or that it's probably none of the young talents can come up with a gimmick themselves.