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I think wrestling was ahead of its time when it comes to the trend of vampires. Back in the 1990's and mid 2000's, there were a handful of vampire gimmicks. This of course all came BEFORE the popularity of things like Twilight (the books and movies) and the TV series on HBO, True Blood.
|The Brood (from WWE)|
|The "New" Brood (WWE)|
|Vampiro (From WWE)|
|Kevin Thorn & Ariel in Poplar Bluff, MO|
With Thorn and Ariel, I think they were just before their time in terms of the popularity of vampires now. But I've read reports that both of them had heat with WWE management, so it's hard to prosper under those conditions too. I saw Thorn wrestle Jerry Lawler just over a year ago. He's still got the vampire gimmick to an extent. It's not to the extreme that it was in WWE.
|Freddy Blassie bites the Captain|
|I added this cuz she's hot!|
Like they used to say, "anything can happen in the WWF." If nothing else, bring back Ariel.