Lists the various {{Wrestling/WWE}} wrestlers active during the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, from 1997 through 2001. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.


[[folder: A]]
!!! Águila[=/=]Papi Chulo[=/=]Essa Ríos (José Delgado Saldaña) 1997-2001
* BreakupBreakout: Lita, his valet, is far bigger then him.
* IHaveManyNames
* IHaveTheHighGround
* {{Jobber}}: After losing the Light Heavyweight title and Lita as Essa Rios.
* MaskedLuchador: As Águila
* WouldHitAGirl: What caused Lita to split with him.

!!! Albert[=/=]A-Train[=/=]Tensai[=/=]Jason Albert (Matthew Jason Bloom) 1999-2004, 2012-
* AmbiguouslyGay: In his early days.
* BaldOfEvil
* BashBrothers: With Karl Anderson as ''Bad Intentions''
* TheBigGuy: As a face.
* BigFun
* TheBrute: As a heel.
* ButtMonkey: Was one for a time, during his gimmick change, before he started teaming with Wrestling/BrodusClay.
* CarpetOfVirility: And it was HORRIFYING. It often caused the crowd to chant "Shave your back!"
** He finally shaved it in his [[RealLifeWritesThePlot time away in Japan before coming back]] as Lord Tensai.
* ContinuityNod[=/=]ShoutOut: The "Tensai ICHIBAN!" shout he initially did before his chokebomb slam wasn't just a new character quirk. Nor was it [[{{Botchamania}} a reference to an obscure lipstick sold by Joey from]] ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Watch a New Japan Giant Bernard match on Website/YouTube. Most likely if he wins, he'll get on the microphone and give a short promo concluding with "Shin Nihon (New Japan) Pro Wrestling ICHIBAN!"
* FacepalmOfDoom: Used this as Lord Tensai as part of his Finisher, befire it was phased out as part of his makeover.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Was HUGE in Japan as the monster heel Giant Bernard, winning the IWGP Tag Team Titles twice, and the G1 Tag League twice, once with Travis Tomko and once with Karl Anderson
* LightningBruiser: He can move pretty fast for a big guy, which made his 'A-Train' ring name all the more apt, as he often came at his opponents like one.
* MoneyDearBoy: Was a star in Japan but a mid-carder in WWE; however his contract is allegedly 4x higher than his New Japan one, and he does have a young child at home...
* OddCouple: With Brodus Clay.
* RedBaron: "Hip-Hop Hippo" when he teamed with Scotty 2 Hotty, though [[DorkAge Lord knows we'd like to]].
* {{Retool}}: Underwent one as higher ups weren't all that impressed by him. They dropped the Lord part of his name, the robe, the "ICHIBAN!" shout, mist and his follower Sakamoto.
* ScreamingWarrior
* TattooedCrook

!!! Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle) 1999-2006
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/KurtAngle character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: B]]
!!! Chris Beniot (Christopher Michael Benoit) 2000-2007
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/ChrisBenoit character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! The Big Show (Paul Randall Wight Jr.) 1999-
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/TheBigShow character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Steve Blackman 1997-2002
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/SteveBlackman character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! The Blue Meanie (Brian Heffron) 1998-1999, 2005
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Gerald Brisco (Floyd Gerald Brisco) 1997-2009
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: The Brisco Brothers were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
* FinishingMove: Figure-Four Leglock
* SycophanticServant: To 'Mr. [=MacMahon=]'
* TakeThat: The Stooges used Hulk Hogan's "A Real American" entrance theme.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Pat Patterson as [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]]'s stooges.
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: A long time celebrated tag team with brother, Jack Brisco.
* YesMan: To Vince [=McMahon=] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.

!!! D'Lo Brown (Accie Julius Conner) 1997-2003, 2008-2009
* ArchEnemy: X-Pac [[XPacHeat before it was cool]].
* BaldOfAwesome
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Oh you better recognize just who the hell I am"
* CombatPragmatist: For a time he used a chest protector, for a torn pectoral muscle, in matches. He still used it, even after his muscle had healed to make the Lo' Down (his variation on the Frog Splash) more effective.
* FakeNationality: A RunningGag whenever D'Lo had the European title, where he would be billed from different European cities.
* FinishingMove: Lo' Down (Frog Splash); Sky High (Twisting Sit-Out Hangman Power Bomb)
* GeniusBruiser: Is a Certified Public Accountant; this isn't WrestlingDoesntPay, because he never brings it up in the WWF/E.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone[=/=]HeroicBSOD: Accidentally crippled Darren "Droz" Drozdov in a match, and didn't get over that fact for a while. Not that it was his fault, as the accident occured due to a wet spot on the canvas, resulting in a botched powerbomb.
* HotBlooded
* JiveTurkey
* LightningBruiser
* LeotardOfPower: During his later singles career.
* MalcolmXerox: With Theodore Long.
* PowerStable: The Nation of Domination, then the Nation after the Rock overthrew Faarooq on the ''Raw'' after ''[=WrestleMania=] XIV''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: As a {{Heel}}
* TooManyBelts: The first person to be Euro-Continental Champion, as in hold both the European and Intercontinental belts at once.
* {{Undercrank}}: The opening for Raw Is War circa 1998-1999 does this to him while he's doing his head bobbing routine. Naturally, it looks creepy.

[[folder: C]]
!!! Christian (William Jason Reso) 1998-2005, 2009-
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: D]]
!!! Droz/Puke (Darren Drozdov) 1998-
* AlliterativeName: Darren Drozdov
* CasualtyInTheRing: Suffered quadriplegia after accidentally being dropped on his neck in a match with D'Lo Brown. His arms work now, but he's been confined to a wheelchair ever since.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: His three-point stance into a tackle.
* HandicappedBadass / RetiredBadass
* TagTeam: [[Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors LOD 2000]].
* TattooedCrook
* UnderwearOfPower
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Part of Drozdov's "Puke" gimmick.

!!! Spike Dudley (Matthew "Matt" Hyson) 2001-2005
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/SpikeDudley character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: E]]
!!! Edge (Adam Joseph Copeland) 1998-2011
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: F]]
!!!Sho Funaki (船木 勝一 Funaki Shoichi) 1998-2010
* DarkHorseVictory: Few expected him to become number one contender to the cruiserweight championship. Fewer expected him to win it yet he did, held on to it, and successfully defended it in Tokyo.
* GagDub: As voiced by Howard Finkel "Indeed" in 2000-2001
* GratuitousEnglish: "Smackdown announcer number one!" He got better.
* IHaveTheHighGround
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Kung Fu]]: When he came back from interviewing as Kung Fu Naki, after taking a little rap by R-Truth to heart.
* {{Jobber}}: One of the more well known examples, which was probably why Stephanie made him an interviewer. To elaborate, you can typically tell if a wrestler is going to job if they don't even get entrance music going into a match. Often times WWE will bring out guys not on the roster and sometimes not even in any long term relationship with the company, just to have them get beat by stars they have signed that have nothing else to do. Funaki lost to one of those guys, after he came out with entrance music even when the other guy didn't. Diamondback today is only remembered as that nobody who beat Funaki!
* LaughablyEvil: As part of Kaientai.
* RedBaron: "Kung Fu" Naki
* [[CueTheSun Rising Sun]]: One of his finishing moves.

[[folder: G]]
!!! Gangrel (David Heath) 1998-2001
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/DavidHeath character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Giant Silva (Paulo Silva) 1998-1999
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/GiantSilva character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Gillberg (Duane Gill) 1992-1994, 1998-2000
* BoisterousWeakling
* CatchPhrase: "Who's First?"
* FingerlessGloves
* InvertedTrope: The following would be played straight if he was Goldberg, but since he's Gillberg...
** BadassBeard
** BaldOfAwesome
** RammingAlwaysWorks: Using the [[FinishingMove spear]].
** UnderwearOfPower
** UnstoppableRage
* {{Jobber}}: Despite being the longest reigning Light Heavyweight Champion in company history.
* PowerStable: Was part of the J.O.B Squad, a group of perennial jobbers like CrashHolly and AlSnow
* SayMyName / CrowdSong: During his entrance the crowd (and his own theme music) chants... "Giiilllberg... Giiilllberg... Giiilllberg..."
* StylisticSuck: His entire ring entrance.
* TakeThat: His whole character is this to Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}. WWE waited until ''after'' Goldberg had suffered his first official defeat to introduce the parody.

!!! Eddie Guerrero (Eduardo Gori Guerrero Llanes) 2000-2005.
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/EddieGuerrero character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: H]]
!!! Jeff Hardy (Jeffrey Nero Hardy) 1998-2003, 2006-2009
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/JeffHardy character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore Hardy) 1998-2010
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/MattHardy character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Mark Henry (Mark Jerrold Henry) 1996-
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/MarkHenry character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Crash Holly (Michael Lockwood) 1999-2003
* BlatantLies: Considers himself a ''400-pound'' Superheavyweight! Really!
* BusCrash: He died in 2003.
* ButtMonkey
* CelebrityResemblance: To [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Elroy Jetson]], which led to his nickname, Elroy.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: {{Kayfabe}} [[UnrelatedBrothers since Hardcore and Molly Holly aren't his real cousins.]]
* KidAppealCharacter
* SmallNameBigEgo
* UnderwearOfPower

[[folder: J]]
!!! (Christopher Keith Irvine) 1999-2005, 2007-2010, 2012-
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: K]]
!!! Key (Vic Grimes) 1999
* {{Acrofatic}}: Possibly the biggest example at his time, even more than Wrestling/BamBamBigelow. He was a superheavyweight who could perform corkscrew sentons, somersaults and suicide dives.
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: Its original gimmick, which never materialized.
* ArchEnemy: Was planned to be one to The Godfather, but the storyline was dropped due to Godfather getting injured.
* TheBrute: To Droz, along Prince Albert.
* IHaveTheHighGround
* ManInWhite: He wrestled in a white suit.
* PutOnABus: Was sent to Wrestling/{{ECW}}.

!!! K-Kwik[=/=]R-Truth (Ron Killings) 1999-2002, 2008-
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/RonKillings character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Kurrgan (Robert Maillet) 1997-1999
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: M]]
!!! Dean Malenko (Shelly Dean Simon) 2000-
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/{{Dean Malenko}} character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Meat[=/=]Shawn Stasiak (Dr. Shawn Emile Stipich) 1999-2000, 2001-2002
* AlliterativeName
* AnimeHair: As Shawn Stasiak from Planet Stasiak
* ButtMonkey: Being embarrassed by the Rock several times in one night.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His last run with WWE had him claiming he was hearing voices and that he came from "Planet Stasiak."
* FinishingMove: (as Meat): The Meat Grinder (inverted DDT)
* GeniusBruiser: In RealLife. After he left wrestling, he became a chiropractor.
* LightningBruiser
* MistressAndServantBoy: As Meat, he was the latter for the Pretty Mean Sisters [[FunWithAcronyms otherwise known as PMS]].
* PartsUnknown: Planet Stasiak during his [=Cloudcuckoolander=] gimmick.
* PowerStable: The Alliance after WWE brought him back in 2001 for the [=InVasion=].
* WrestlingFamily: His father is former WWWF Champion, Stan "The Man" Stasiak.

!!! Taka Michinoku (吉田 貴男 Yoshida Takao) 1997–2001
* DavidVersusGoliath: Has had plenty of these matches, but him facing Triple H for the WWF Championship stands out.
* FollowTheLeader: While not the first person to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship, he was the first winner in the WWF.
* GagDub: Voiced by Bruce "Brother Love" Pritchard in 2000-2001.
* IHaveTheHighGround
* {{Jobber}}: Only after he lost the LHW title.
* LaughablyEvil: As part of Kaientai when they were gag dubbed. Taka in particular was very "EEEVVVVIIILLL."
* {{Unrelated Brother|s}}: He turned heel and sided with Kaientai (Dick Togo, MEN's Teioh, Shoichi Funaki and manager Mr. Yamaguchi-San) because Val Venis had made a porn film with Yamaguchi-San's "wife", who was also TAKA's "sister."
* WeakButSkilled

!!! Mideon (Dennis Knight) 1996-2000
* ActorAllusion: Mideon asking the Godfather ([[WrestlingDoesntPay a wrestling pimp]]) for farm animals is a reference to his pig farmer gimmick.
* CassandraTruth: Was the first to warn the WWF about the Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness, but naturally was dismissed as insane ramblings by the likes of Wrestling/JerryLawler and Wrestling/MichaelCole.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CorruptHick: He and his "brother" used this gimmick as heels when they had the Godwinn gimmick
* EyeScream: The eye in the jar.
* FacialMarkings
* FanDisservice: As Naked Mideon.
* FunWithAcronyms: He was pig farmer '''P'''hineas '''I'''. '''G'''odwinn. As a bonus his partner was '''H'''enry '''O'''. '''G'''odwinn.
* MadOracle: Wrestling/TheUndertaker's soothsayer in the Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness.
* PrimalStance: Would often come into the ring on all fours and remain there during his entrance.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming
* SkunkStripe[=/=]LockedIntoStrangeness: Presumably as a result, along with everything else sustained during his ministry makeover.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Mid'''eo'''n was spelled Mid'''ia'''n initially.
* TouchedByVorlons: After being indoctrinated into the Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness, he gains psychic powers.
* UnrelatedBrothers: With Mark Canterbury as the Godwinns.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: First as wrestling hog farmer, Phineas I. Godwinn, then as one of Wrestling/JeffJarrett's bodyguards named Southern Justice.

[[folder: P]]
!!! The Patriot (Del Wilkes) 1997
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/DelWilkes character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: R]]
!!! Raven (Scott Anthony Levy) 1993–1994, 2000–2003
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/{{Raven}} character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! William Regal (Darren Kenneth Matthews) 1998-1999, 2000-
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/WilliamRegal character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Stevie Richards (Michael Manna) 1999-2008
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/StevieRichards character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: S]]
!!! Perry Saturn (Perry Arthur Satullo) 2000-2002
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/PerrySaturn character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Dan Severn (Daniel "Dan" [=DeWayne=] Severn) 1998-1999
* ArchEnemy: With Ken Shamrock, in a rivalry that goes back to their days in mixed martial arts.
* BadAss: In real life. After stopping an attempted rape on the highway, he went to the doctor and complained over a stinging in his neck. He had been ''shot'' by the rapists, and didnt even notice until the doctor told him
* BadassMustache
* FinishingMove: Armbar, Dragon Sleeper
* FlatCharacter: Whatever it was that earned him the nickname "The Beast", he didn't really show any of it in WWE.
* {{I Know|Karate}} [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts [=MMA=]]].
* PowerStable: Wrestling/JimCornette's NWA.
* PutOnABus: Basically jobbed out in late 1998-early 1999 after having been [[{{Kayfabe}} injured]] by Owen Hart. In real life too as he simply dropped off the map after retiring and disappeared.
* RedBaron: "The Beast"
* UnderwearOfPower
* TheVoiceless

!!! Ken Shamrock (Kenneth Wayne Shamrock, born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick) 1997-1999
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/KenShamrock character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: T]]
!!! Test (Andrew Martin) 1998-2004, 2006-2007
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/{{Test}} character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: V]]
!!! Val Venis (Sean Allen Morley) 1998-2009
* AlliterativeName
* BaldOfEvil
* TheCasanova
* CatchPhrase: Hello Ladies
* CompositeCharacter: A mix of Wrestling/RickRude and [[Film/BoogieNights Dirk Diggler]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: During his run as Chief Morley, when he was Eric Bischoff's flunky.
* DemotedToExtra: After his Chief Morley gimmick, he became Val again, but lost his hair, his charm, and rarely was allowed to use the mic. He was buried as a result.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Sums up his entrance video.
* DoubleEntendre: So many during his porn star gimmick.
* FakeAmerican: Billed from Las Vegas, NV as Val, although he is really from Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
* FinishingMove: The Money Shot (a top rope splash), the Venis Flytrap (a reverse figure-four leglock)
* ICallHimMisterHappy: "The Big Valbowski". Also served as his RedBaron.
* KavorkaMan: He wasn't a bad looking guy, but he wasn't a pretty boy either. TruthInTelevision as some porn stars also come across this way.
* LightIsNotGood: Right to Censor had everyone wearing white shirts despite being heels.
* LovableSexManiac
* AManIsNotAVirgin
* ModestyTowel: In his entrance.
* {{Moral Guardian|s}}: In Right to Censor
* ParallelPornTitles: From ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' to ''Saving Ryan's Privates'' (i.e. Ryan Shamrock was a woman in his movie), for example.
* PowerStable: Right to Censor
* PutOnABus: He, the Goodfather and Bull Buchanan were all shipped off to OVW around the start of the [=InVasion=] angle.
* RecycledScript: His feuds with Wrestling/{{Goldust}} and Ken Shamrock were rehashes of his feud with Kaientai and Mr. Yamaguchi-San. Keep in mind that the Goldust feud only started a couple of ''months'' after the Yamaguchi-San feud did, and the Shamrock feud started a few months after that. Meaning, he did the same feud three times over less than ''one year''.
* {{Sexophone}}
* SomethingElseAlsoRises[=/=]FreudWasRight: [[ Very subtle.]]
* UnderwearOfPower
* WouldHitAGirl: During his RTC run, he and Ivory teamed up to give Chyna a spike piledriver.
** A year earlier, he seemed pretty reluctant to face her in a ''King of the Ring'' qualifying match on the June 6, 1999 ''[[{{BShow}} Sunday Night Heat]]''. He ultimately lost after HHH showed up and kicked him in the groin while he had her in a fisherman's suplex and then revived the ref.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling porn star.
* WrestlingPsychology: He was good at long term selling and had good timing for spots.

[[folder: W]]
!!! Dr Death Steve Williams 1998-1999
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams character page]] for his list of tropes.

[[folder: X]]
!!! X-Pac (Sean Michael Waltman) 1993-1996, 1998-2002
See his dedicated [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman character page]] for his list of tropes.