In the 80s and 90s (I haven't watched in a while so not sure if this is the case now), the WWF Wrestling shows that appeared on TV (e.g. Superstars of Wrestling, Wrestling Challenge) would show several matches over the course of the hour. But few of them - perhaps even as little as one per episode had any real competition and featured two of the regulars facing off against each other.
The majority of them would be one of the WWF regulars vs some guy with a normal name we'd never heard of before. e.g. "Bam Bam" Bigelow vs Bobby Krakzinski. (name I made up)
The match would proceed extremely one-sidedly, we'd see the regular performing a bunch of moves on the hapless 'nobody' before eventually performing their finishing move and pinning them (or forcing submission). It would be pretty boring and the crowd would only get excited if the visitor managed to perform an actual move on the regular - but this rarely happened and the regular would usually regain control if it did.
Who were these people and why were they there? What was the motive - given the WWF had control over the progress of the match itself (and so could have artificially introduced a bit more excitement) - for having such one-sided matches?