10 Superstars who were ahead of their time

They were trend-setters, mold-breakers, but most of all, they were forward-thinkers. Throughout the course of sports-entertainment, there have been a number of immensely creative performers willing to think outside of the box to stand out and, in turn, inspire future Superstars who also would dare to challenge preconceptions.

From a leather-gloved butt-kicker who was never afraid to speak his mind to an oddity that made audience members uncomfortably wriggle in their seats, these 10 trailblazers captivated the WWE Universe and always seemed one step ahead of the curve — and their competition.