Character rip-offs




Carrying on from the question about the Renegade, what’s the best example of a wrestler / character that started as a clear rip-off but went on to massive success of their own?


Demolition (from the Road Warriors)?  Ric Flair (from Buddy Rogers)?  Someone else?

Ironically, Flair started as a Dusty Rhodes tipoff and only swiped from Rogers later on.
I’m gonna go with Hollywood Hogan rebooting Superstar Graham, though.