March 4, 2009
The Boogeyman released by WWE
It's deja vu all over again for WWE, as the company announced the release of "The Boogeyman" Marty Wright Wednesday. He had been released previously in September 2006 before finding his way back into the limelight a short while later.
"WWE has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar "The Boogeyman" Marty Wright as of today, March 4. WWE wishes Marty the best in all future endeavors," read a report on WWE.com today.
In October 2004, 40-year-old Marty Wright attempted to become part of Tough Enough IV. He attended the two-day preliminaries that took place in Venice Beach, California, which was attended by 50 competitors. During the second day of the event, he revealed that he was, in fact, ten years older that he was portraying himself to be and was quickly disqualified. However, that wasn't the end of the Marty Wright story in WWE.
Approximately a month and a half later, he was signed by WWE and sent to Ohio Valley to begin his training where, after proving himself, both in terms of his love for wrestling and his charisma and presence in the ring, he was signed to a three-year deal by the organization.
The Boogeyman gimmick began in Ohio Valley Wrestling, and he quickly was lifted up to the main roster through a series of vignettes on both Raw and Smackdown. Although they never showed his face, these spots warned that The Boogeyman was "coming to get you."
Over his years in WWE, he has appeared on Raw, Smackdown and ECW in countless skits and vignettes, though not as many matches.