Lists the various WWE wrestlers active during the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) Era, from April 29, 1963 through January 23, 1984. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.

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[[folder:A]]
!!! Adrian Adonis (Keith A. Franke) 1982-1987
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* AlliterativeName
* CampGay
* FinishingMove: Good Night, Irene (Sleeper)
* GorgeousGeorge: Specifically, a homage of Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet.
* RealMenWearPink: And makeup.
* RedBaron: "Adorable"
* SissyVillain
* TagTeam: The North-South Connection with Dick Murdoch.
* TalkShowWithFists: "The Flower Shop," until "Rowdy" Roddy Piper destroyed it.
* TraumaticHaircut: Gave Brutus Beefcake one, but he retaliated by shaving Adonis bald..
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar (James Wehba) 1976

!!! Wrestling/AndreTheGiant (André René Roussimoff) 1973-1991

!!!Tony Atlas (Anthony White) 1983-1987, 1990-1991, 2008-2010
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* AllAmericanFace: His most famous gimmick, as "Mr. USA".
* AnnoyingLaugh
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Of course. It's his freaking last name!
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: He was the first man to pin Hulk Hogan. Actually Hogan had his foot on the bottom rope but the referee didn't see.
** Note this was when Hogan was still a heel, and had not yet become a GodModeSue.
* RedBaron: "Mr. USA"
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: He and Rocky Johnson were the first black tag team champions, defeating the Wild Samoans.
* VitriolicBestBuds: His relationship with Abraham Washington developed into this.
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[[folder:B]]
!!! Wrestling/BobBacklund (Robert Lee "Bob" Backlund) 1977-1984, 1992-1997, 2000, 2007

!!! Johnny Barend (John R. Barend) 1962-1963
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* CatchPhrase: "Mirror, mirror in my hand, who's the handsomest in the land? I am, Handsome Johnny Barend."
* CoolShades
* GrailInTheGarbage: The original WWWF Heavyweight title belt worn by Buddy Rogers and a tag team title belt were discovered in his attic after he passed away.
* RedBaron: "Handsome"
* SmokingIsCool
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Dino Bravo (Adolfo Bresciano) 1977-1978, 1986-1992
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* TheBrute
* CanadaEh
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: "USA is not okay."
* HumanShield: A non-lethal example from Wrestlemania IV; Bravo pulled the referee in front of himself to bock an attack from his opponent DonMuraco. This got Bravo defeated by disqualification.
* TheMafia: The nephew of a Canadian crime boss in RealLife and him crossing the {{Trope Namer|s}} is the suspected reason behind his murder.
* RedBaron: "Canada's Strongest Man"
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Bravo left the company for about a year when a match in Canada against HulkHogan was suddenly cancelled. When Bravo heard the cancellation was because the WWF feared the Canadian crowd might cheer him and boo Hogan, Bravo was apparently pissed about it.
* SuplexFinisher: He called his finisher the Side Suplex, even though it was actually a reverse sidewalk slam.
* TagTeam: The New Dream Team, with [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]]
* UnderwearOfPower
* WorldsStrongestMan: After he lifted 715 pounds, allegedly (Wrestling/JesseVentura helped him with the lift).

!!! Wrestling/BoboBrazil (Houston Harris) 1963-1968, 1976-1977, 1984

!!! [[Wrestling/SteveLombardi The Brooklyn Brawler]] (Steve Lombardi) 1983-2016

!!! Wrestling/BruiserBrody (Frank Donald Goodish) 1976-1977
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[[folder:C]]
!!! [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown]] (Allen James Coage) 1978-1979, 1988-1990

!!! Wrestling/HaystacksCalhoun (William Dee Calhoun) 1958, 1964-1965, 1968-1969, 1973-1976, 1978, 1979

!!! Wrestling/TheCrusher (Reggie Lisowski) 1963, 1986, 1987, 1988
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[[folder:D]]
!!! Wrestling/{{Ted DiBiase}} (Theodore Marvin "Ted" [=DiBiase=], Sr.) 1979, 1987-1996

!!! Johnny De Fazio (John De Fazio) 1962-1985
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* RedBaron: "Jumpin"
* RetiredBadass: After he left the wrestling world he became active in the United Steelworkers of America (eventually becoming the union's director in Pennsylvania) and is a councilman in Pittsburgh.
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: The first smaller wrestler of note to dominate as a champion winning the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/newjapan/wwf-j.html WWWF/WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship]] four times in five years.
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[[folder:F]]
!!! Wrestling/JackieFargo (Henry Faggart) 1956, 1957, 1963, 1967

!!! Wrestling/PamperoFirpo (Juan Kachmanian) 1972

!!! Tatsumi Fujinami (藤波 辰爾, Fujinami Tatsumi, 1978-1985)
* BruceLeeClone: Had the looks when younger. In fact, while wrestling in United States, regional promoters used to ask him seriously if he was a relative to Creator/BruceLee.
* RedBaron: "Honoo no Hiryu" ("Dragon of the Flame")
* SignatureMove: Dragon Sleeper and Dragon Suplex
* SuplexFinisher: Dragon Suplex
* UrExample: Innovated the Dragon Sleeper and the Dragon Suplex, he also was the first IWGP Tag Team Champion with Kengo Kimura.
* WrestlingFamily: His son Leona competes for the [=Dradition=] promotion in Japan.
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[[folder:G]]
!!! Wrestling/EddieGilbert (Thomas Edward Gilbert Jr.) 1982-1984

!!! Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham (Eldridge Wayne Coleman) 1975-1978, 1982-1983, 1986-1988

!!! Wrestling/EddieGraham (Edward Gossett) 1959, 1960, 1964. 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)
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[[folder:H]]
!!! Wrestling/StanHansen (John Stanley Hansen) 1976-1977, 1980, 1981

!!! Larry Hennig (Lawrence Henry Hennig) 1965,1973-1974
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* AxCrazy: The reason behind his nickname.
* BadassBeard
* TheBrute
* FinishingMove: The Axe (Clothesline)
* RedBaron: [[TheyCallHimSword "The Axe"]]
* WrestlingFamily: Father of [[Wrestling/CurtHennig Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig]] and grandfather to [[Wrestling/CurtisAxel Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig]] (formerly Michael [=McGillicutty=] of Wrestling/TheNexus) and Amy Hennig.

!!! Wrestling/HulkHogan (Terry Gene Bollea) 1979-1980, 1983-1993, 2002-2003, 2005-2007, 2014-2015

!!! Wrestling/BarryHorowitz 1981-1983, 1997-1990, 1991-1997
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[[folder:I]]
!!! [[Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea King Curtis Iaukea/The Wizard]] (Curtis Iaukea) 1966, 1972-1973, 1986-1987

!!! Wrestling/AntonioInoki (born 猪木寛至, Inoki Kanji) late 1970s - early 1980s

!!! Wrestling/TheIronSheik (Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri) 1979-1980, 1983-1987, 1988, 1991-1992, 1996-1997
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[[folder:J]]
!!! Rocky Johnson (Wayde Douglas Bowles) 1983-1984
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
* {{Badass|Family}} WrestlingFamily: Son-in-law to Peter Maivia, a member of the Samoan wrestling family and his son is [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].
* CanadaEh
* FinishingMove: Boston Crab
* ItRunsInTheFamily
* RedBaron: "The Soulman"
* UrExample: He and Tony Atlas were the first black tag team champions, defeating the Wild Samoans.
* WrestlingFamily
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[[folder:K]]
!!! Wrestling/KillerKhan (小沢 正志 Ozawa Masashi;, Masashi Ozawa) 1980-1982, 1987

!!! Wrestling/IvanKoloff (Oreal Perras) 1963, 1969-1971, 1975-1976, 1978-1979, 1983

!!! Killer Kowalski (Władek (later Walter) Kowalski) 1957-1958, 1962-1964, 1968-1970, 1974-1977
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* AlliterativeName
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
* BadassTeacher: Taught Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, Wrestling/PerrySaturn and Wrestling/KofiKingston how to wrestle.
* CanadaEh
* FinishingMove: The Claw
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* RedBaron
* TagTeam: Under masks with Wrestling/BigJohnStudd as the Executioners.
* UnderwearOfPower
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[[folder:L]]
!!! Ernie Ladd (Ernest Ladd) 1964, 1968-1970, 1972, 1975-1976, 1978, 1980-1981
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* AfroAsskicker
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.
* TheGiant: He was likely the biggest man in professional football when he played the game. There were plenty of professional wrestlers larger than him however.
* LargeHam: "YIK YIK YIK, YOK, YOK YOK!"
* PetTheDog: When doing commentary.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He had some elaborate nicknames for his opponents that would likely get him tossed off the air nowadays.
* RageQuit: He was famous for taking count out losses.
* RedBaron: "Big Cat"
* ScaryBlackMan
* SitcomArchNemesis: "Andre The Dummy"
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: The first professional football player to take up pro wrestling, which he did during the off season.
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[[folder:M]]
!!! Wrestling/RickMartel (Richard Vigneault) 1980-1982, 1986-1995

!!! Mil Máscaras (Aaron Rodríguez) 1972–1973, 1977–1978, 1981, 1997
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* AlliterativeName
* CoolMask
* JackOfAllStats
* MaskedLuchador
* MeaningfulName: His Name is "A Thousand Masks" in Spanish
* NoSell: Has been accused of this by Billy Graham, Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/MickFoley
* UrExample: He was the inspiration for several luchardores and Japanese masked Wrestlers like [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio]] and the original Tiger Mask, Wrestling/SatoruSayama. He also was the first to use the flying cross chop.
** He was the first wrestler allowed to wear a mask at Madison Square Garden (the New York State Athletic Committee forbade masked athletes).
* WrestlingFamily: Brother to Dos Caras and Sicodélico and uncle to Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio and Sicodélico, Jr.

!!! Wrestling/{{Chief Wahoo McDaniel}} (Edward [=McDaniel=]) 1965-1968

!!! Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon (Robert James "Gino" Marella) 1959-1999

!!! Wrestling/PedroMorales 1959, 1963-1964, 1970-1974, 1980-1982, 1986-1987

!!! [[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]] (Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig) 1982-1984, 1988-1996, 2002

!!! Wrestling/DonMuraco (Donald Muraco) 1981-1988
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[[folder:O]]
!!! Paul Orndorff (Paul Parlette Orndorff, Jr.) 1983-1987
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
* BerserkButton: Fans were encouraged to taunt him by calling him Paula.
* FinishingMove: Piledriver
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* PowerStable: The Heenan Family
* RedBaron: "Mr. Wonderful"
* UnderwearOfPower
* UngratefulBastard: To Hulk Hogan
** Many fans felt Hogan was a complete {{Jerk|ass}} to Orndorff and that Paul was completely justified when he turned on Hulk.

!!! Bob Orton (Robert Keith Orton) 1982, 1984-1987, 2005-2006
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
* RedBaron:
** "Cowboy"
** "TheAce" and "The Bodyguard"
* RingOldies
* SuplexFinisher: Specifically, a superplex.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling cowboy, not that's ever in short supply in WWE.
* WrestlingFamily: With his father, Bob, Sr., brother Barry and son [[Wrestling/RandyOrton Randy]].
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[[folder:P]]
!!! Wrestling/KenPatera 1977-1978, 1980, 1984-1985, 1987-1988

!!! Pat Patterson (Pierre Clermont) 1979-2004
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* AlliterativeName
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
* CanadaEh
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: For [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
* FinishingMove: Atomic Drop
* PowerStable: Wrestling/TheCorporation and the [=McMahon=]-Helmsley Regime
* {{Retcon}}: The tournament where he supposedly became the first Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion never happened.
* StraightGay
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Gerald Brisco as Vince [=McMahon=]'s stooges in Wrestling/TheCorporation.
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: Was the first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]].
* YesMan: To Vince [=McMahon=] in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra.
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[[folder:R]]
!!! Wrestling/AntoninoRocca (Antonino Biasetton) 1952–1963,1975–1977

!!! Johnny Rodz (Johnny Rodriguez) 1967-1985
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.
* BadassTeacher: His trainees include [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys D-Von Dudley]], Wrestling/TommyDreamer, Wrestling/{{Tazz}}, and Wrestling/HughMorrus.
* FinishingMove: Diving headbutt.
* {{Jobber}}: For most of his WWWF career.
* RedBaron: "The Unpredictable"
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Wrestling/BuddyRogers (Herman Gregory Rohde, Jr.) 1961-1963, 1982

!!! [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose]] (Paul Perschmann) 1982-1985, 1990-1991
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[[folder:S]]
!!! Wrestling/BrunoSammartino (Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino) 1959-1988

!!! Wrestling/TitoSantana (Mercedes Solis) 1979-1980, 1983-1993

!!! Wrestling/LarrySharpe (Larry Weil) 1974, 1977-1982, 1985

!!! Wrestling/IronMikeSharpe 1983-1995

!!! [[Wrestling/EdFarhat The Sheik]] (Edward George Farhat) 1964-1969, 1973-1974

!!! Wrestling/SgtSlaughter (Robert Remus) 1980-1984, 1990-2002, 2005-2009

!!! [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]] (James William Reiher Snuka) 1982-1985, 1989-1992

!!! Stan Stasiak (George Stipich) 1971-1979
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* AlliterativeName
* CanadaEh
* FinishingMove: The BearHug, the Heart Punch
* PartsUnknown: "Buzzard Creek, OR"[[note]]There ''is'' a Buzzard Creek in Oregon, but it is just that, a body of water, not a town.[[/note]]
* RedBaron: "The Man"
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: His son is former [=WWE=] and Wrestling/{{WCW}} wrestler, Shawn Stasiak.

!!! Wrestling/GeorgeSteele (William James Myers) 1968-1970, 1972, 1976, 1984-1988, 1998-1999

!!! Wrestling/BigJohnStudd (John William Minton) 1982-1986, 1989

!!! Wrestling/KevinSullivan 1975-1977
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[[folder:V]]
!!! Wrestling/GregValentine (John Wisniski, Jr.) 1978-1981, 1984-1992, 1993-1994

!!! Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff (Josip Nikolai Peruzović) 1968, 1970-1971, 1974, 1976-1977, 1979, 1984-1990, 1991-1992, 1994-1995
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[[folder:Z]]
!!! Larry Zbyszko (Lawrence "Larry" Whistler) early 1974-1980
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* DeceptiveDisciple: To Bruno Sammartino.
* RedBaron: "The New Living Legend"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Officially, his last name is spelt Zby'''sz'''ko, but is sometimes misspelled like Zby'''s'''ko or Z'''ybys'''ko.
* UnderwearOfPower
* WrestlingFamily: Married into the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation Gagne]] family.
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