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Characters: TNA
Here is the listing of wrestlers in TNA:

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     TNA Originals (2002–2005) 

Abyss/Joseph Park (Chris Parks)

  • Abusive Parents: Father James Mitchell
  • Ax-Crazy: Well most of the time, he has had some periods of being docile (if still crazy)
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Joseph's a nice guy, but don't piss him off, lest he kick your ass.
  • Berserk Button: Whenever Joseph Park sees his own blood, he begins acting like Abyss.
  • Big Damn Heroes: His return during the Darkest Hour of the Aces & Eights angle.
  • Blood Upgrade: Joseph Park, after he Took a Level in Badass, is a decent wrestler, but when he sees his own blood, the fact he's a member of an entire family of Wrestling Monsters comes to the surface and he flies into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • The Brute: To Immortal.
  • Clark Kenting: Joseph might even be a Clark Kent Expy.
  • Cool Mask: Well, not Joseph Park
  • Composite Character/Expy
  • Garbage Wrestler/The Giant: Not to insult the guy's talent, but Abyss's claim to fame is being huge and cutting himself open with glass.
    • As Joseph Park, he subverts both.
  • Genius Bruiser: Has his moments.
  • Gimmick Matches: The Monster's Ball used to be a no rules fight after the wrestlers had spent an entire day in solitary confinement. It devolved into pretty much a regular street fight with extra emphasis on thumb tacks eventually.
  • He's Back / Hope Bringer: After missing for nearly a year and a half, Abyss returns during the Darkest Hour of the Aces & Eights angle. By the end of the night he's laid out the entire stable.
  • In the Hood
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Got this from James Mitchell, who said, "Your name isn't Parks, it's Mitchell, and I am your father!" This was ultimately largely abandoned, though.
  • Made of Iron
  • Man on Fire: Team 3D didn't just light him on fire but to a degree that when the crew came by with a fire extinguisher they had to spray him down twice.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Just by appearances, compare Abyss to Chris Parks; the character is a crazy unhinged monster who at one point tried to murder RVD, the real guy is a friendly Grateful Dead fan.
    • Joseph Park subverts the "mean character" portion of the trope. He's a pretty nice guy who was just looking for his brother—only to find out, he is his brother.
  • Nice Guy: Joseph's a pretty nice fellow. Unless someone really upsets him, that is.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Who thinks that Eric Young's repeated Abyss triggering will end well for anyone involved?
  • Parts Unknown: He's billed from there as Abyss.
  • Remember the New Guy: Despite there being plenty of family drama between Abyss, Judas Mesias, and James Mitchell, nobody mentioned a third Park brother. Explained in an online interview as being that Joseph was away at boarding school when everything first happened, then busy with his law firm when everything else went down. (Except it's now been revealed he's not a separate Park brother. See Split Personality below.)
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Originally Joseph Park and Abyss are portrayed as this, with mild mannered, non-action guy Joseph looking for his psychotic bruiser brother Chris(Abyss).
  • Split Personality: Finally revealed during his storyline with Bad Influence and Eric Young in late 2013. When EY at last told Joseph Park that he's actually Abyss, the entire crowd present popped despite, or maybe even because, they knew it.
  • Undying Loyalty: Is one of the few wrestlers who can honestly say that they've been with TNA since the beginning. Now with AJ Styles gone, he's probably the most tenured wrestler in the company.
  • Weapon of Choice: Chains, thumbtacks, and broken glass.
    • The Worf Barrage: His spiked 2x4, "Janice," which he hasn't had much success with as all he has managed to do with it is get it stuck on the ring apron and turnbuckle pad. Subverted when he finally successfully uses "her" to carve up Rob Van Dam backstage, sending him to the hospital and forcing him to vacate the title. That is one of only two times "she" has been successfully used by him against anyone, but "she" has been used against him FOUR times.
  • White Sheep: Joseph, who is the only member of the family who isn't psychotic, unless he sees his own blood.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Abyss did have periods of reluctance but Daffney seems to have put all of that to rest for good.
  • Wrestling Monster: Well, duh. His Red Baron even is "The Monster." Subverted with Joseph, who only plays this trope straight when he sees his own blood.

Amazing Red/Sangriento (Jonathan Figueroa)

Austin Aries (Dan Solwold, Jr.)

Mike Awesome (Michael Alfonso)

Antonio Banks/MVP (Hassan Hamin Assad)

Matt Bentley

D'Lo Brown (Accie Connor)

  • Bald of Awesome
  • Black Dude Dies First: A non-literal (as in, not literally death) example. Was the first Aces & Eights member to end up leaving both the stable and the company.
  • Catchphrase: "Oh you better recognize just who the hell I am".
  • Cool Mask: Unlike the other members, D'Lo wore a more firm mask with sunglasses where the eye holes should be.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Covered every inch of his skin so his color didn't give him away.
  • Demoted to Extra: As a Road Agent and Head of Talent Relations. Reversed when he was revealed as the VP.
  • The Dragon
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Via a voice changer.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is a Certified Public Accountant; this isn't Wrestling Doesn't Pay, because he never brings it up.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Jive Turkey
  • Lightning Bruiser
  • Leotard of Power: Initially when he was still an active wrestler, before being Demoted to Extra.
  • The Mole: Was one working on the inside of TNA for the group.
    • Fridge Brilliance comes into mind as he was the one who got Wes Brisco a contract with TNA since he was a part of The Gutcheck judges for him and voted yes for him getting him a spot on the roster.
      • He even orchestrated Al Snow's disappearance so he could be a judge that week.
      • He also orchestrated Matt Morgan getting into the building a couple of times when Morgan was thought to be out of the company. While Morgan doesn't seem to be involved with Aces & Eights, he has a vendetta against Hogan and a newfound penchant for booting Hogan's favorites, which could prove useful.
  • Put on a Bus
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As a Heel.
  • You Have Failed Me: After losing an "I Quit" Match to Kurt Angle, Bully Ray strips him of his jacket and chews him out. After he costs DOC his match directly afterwards, he's demoted straight to the bottom of the pecking order before being kicked out altogether.

Monty Brown

Christian Cage (William Jason Reso)

Don Callis

Chris Candido

Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell)

Delirious (Hunter Johnston)

Simon Diamond (Pat Kenney)

Julio Dinero (Brian Wall)

  • Hijacked by Ganon: Father James Mitchell took the Gathering (Punk and Dinero) away from Raven.
  • The Jannetty: To CM Punk and Alexis Laree (Mickie James) in the Gathering.

Shane Douglas (Troy Martin)

Sonjay Dutt (Retesh Bhalla)

Ekmo

Glenn Gilbertti/Disco Inferno

Jeff Hardy/Willow

Chris Harris

Daizee Haze

Chris Hero (Chris Spradlin)

Lance Hoyt

Jeff Jarrett

Frankie Kazarian (Frank Gerdelman)

Kid Kash (David Cash)

La Parka (Adolfo Tapia)

Jerry Lynn

Low Ki/Senshi (Brandon Silvestry)

Kevin Nash

Psicosis (Dionicio Castellanos Torres)

CM Punk (Phil Brooks)

Raven (Scott Levy)

Rhino (Terry Gerin)

Dustin Rhodes/Black Reign (Dustin Runnels)

Sabu (Terry Brunk)

Samoa Joe (Joel Seanoa)

The Sandman (Jim Fullington)

Perry Saturn (Perry Satullo)

Ken Shamrock

Shark Boy

  • Affectionate Parody: Did an impersonation of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in 2008 after waking up from a Coma. Even having his own take on his catchphrase "Give me a Shell Yeah!"
  • A Kind of One: TNA eventually revealed Shark Boy is a single member of an entire family of shark wrestlers, including little kids. Shark variants have since shown up in other promotions too.
  • Amusing Injuries: During the end of 07 and beginning of 08 he was noticably wrapped up in bandages and one time walked to the ring to compete in crutches
  • Finishing Move: Dead Sea Drop, the Chummer (Stunner)
  • Jobber: He showed up in late 2014 overweight slow moving and generally out of shape, to be easily swatted aside by the likes of Manik while the commentators joked about his state. The crowd still cheered for him.
  • Parts Unknown: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "The Deep Blue Sea"
  • Put on a Bus: Though he occasionally makes appearances.
  • Threatening Shark: Parodied. One of his big spots was the "Shark Bite," where he would bite his opponent's butt.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When Shark Boy competed in a match you can usually expect him to lose but put up a good effort. When he wake up from his coma and started imitating Stone Cold not only was he able to talk, he started winning as well.
  • The Voiceless: Until the above transformation

Elix Skipper

Norman Smiley

Sting (Steve Borden)

Roderick Strong (Chris Lindsey)

AJ Styles (Allen Neal Jones)

Tempest (Chris Ford)

Petey Williams (Peter Williams III)

  • Canada, Eh?: Except he's usually not that nice, especially during his runs in this company.
  • Finishing Move: The Canadian destroyed, (which despite its looks, is one of the safest variations of pile driver).
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: As a member of Team Canada.
  • Groin Attack: Puts his opponent upside down in the turnbuckle and steps on their groin and starts singing O Canada.
  • Hot-Blooded: Became this when Scott Steiner took him under his wing.
  • Put on a Bus: Was pinned in a Loser Leaves (the stipulation only applying to whoever was pinned) tag match while teaming with Eric Young against Beer Money in February '09.
    • The Bus Came Back: In 2013, Williams resurfaced to compete once more in the X-Division.
  • Red Baron: Went by The Canadian Destroyer, Maple Leaf Muscle, and Little Petey Pump.
  • Underwearof Power: After he started working with Scott Steiner.
  • Worthy Opponent: Chris Sabin was his when both were in TNA and feuded in the X Division, the two having graduated the same year and training camp as well.

Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz)

  • Affectionate Parody: Of Superheroes, as "Super Eric", 1/3 of the Prince Justice Brotherhood with Curry Man and Shark Boy.
  • Badass Beard: Eventually grew it out. Dixie Carter tried to claim it as a trademark after he won the TNA Heavyweight Championship.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Wanted to show Abyss and Joseph Park that they were really one in the same. It worked. Too well.
  • Butt Monkey: Despite a short break in 2009, Eric's still... Eric.
    • Cloudcuckoolander: After the cause was downplayed.
    • Subverted now that he's the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Fan of Underdog: One way of explaining his sudden support of Joseph Park. This is also the reason MVP was ecstatic when Eric Young won the TNA Heavyweight Championship and "allowed" him to hold onto it for a couple months.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: As part of Team Canada and later World Elite.
  • Happily Married: Kayfabe, with ODB.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Triggering Abyss. Even ODB could (and did) tell him this wouldn't end well for anybody.
  • Parts Unknown: "An undisclosed location" during the "Don't Fire Eric" angle. "Freedomland, USA" after he no longer had to work for Robert Roode.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's fully capable of John Cena levels of strength, like lifting two people on his shoulders and giving them a double death valley driver.
  • Power Stable: World Elite.
  • Red Baron: "Showtime".
  • Sanity Slippage: Ever since he fell from the top rope to the floor from Suicide's kick in 2010.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Happened when he split from Kevin Nash, not long before his character regression.
  • Spinoff: Now hosts Off The Hook: Extreme Catches, a fishing show on Animal Planet.
  • Spirited Competitor: His aim was to be one as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, defending the title every night under increasingly outlandish stipulations. MVP tried to get him to tone it down a little and enjoy his championship reign...because he was planning to end it soon.
  • The Mad Hatter: He's gone crazy in 2013, or so he claimed to, and claims to enjoy it.
  • This Loser Is You: Especially during the "Don't Fire Eric" character.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He won the TNA World Heavyweight Title just an hour after winning a Royal Rumble-style gauntlet match for #1 contendership.
  • Underwear of Power: Until late 2010, then again in 2012.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: His Face-Heel Turn in late 2009.

     The Angle Era (2006–2009) 

Kurt Angle

Rasheed Lucius Creed / "Consequences" Creed (Austin Watson)

Curry Man ( Daniel Covell)

  • Brick Joke: In 2008, he competed in Feast or Fired and was fired. In 2013, he was scheduled to compete in Feast or Fired...and voluntarily walked out after the match began.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Liked to flirt with the Knockouts, usually didn't work.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When he got the fired case in Feast or Fired, he thought he was getting a title shot.
  • Genre Savvy: See Brick Joke above. He explained in his #IMPACT365 video after the fact that he wasn't taking the chance after what happened last time.
  • Mask Power
  • Nice Hat: And has a plate of curry on it.
  • Put on a Bus: Was forced to leave in 2008 cause he got the Fired Case.
    • Running Gag: Part of the rather unfunny "Christopher Daniels gets the fired case every time no matter the gimmick" gag.
    • The Bus Came Back: Resurfaced in 2013 as one of Ethan Carter III's opponents and has stuck around.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Shark Boy's red which is odd considering he usually dresses in Red and Yellow whilst Shark Boy's main color is Blue.

"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero (Elijah Burke)

Junior Fatu (Solofa Fatu Jr.)

Mick Foley

Shawn Hernandez

Homicide (Nelson Erazo)

Jay Lethal (Jay Shipman)

Brutus Magnus (Nick Aldis)

  • Breakup Breakout: Out of all his former partners in TNA, he's definitely in the best position right now. Douglas Williams was Demoted to Extra, Desmond Wolfe was Put on a Bus, and Samoa Joe remains a very solid midcard act, while Magnus rules the world.
  • Broken Pedestal: Despite his character's revolving door, his latest Face-Heel Turn practically begged to invoke this trope, which it finally did when ex-Main Event Mafia members started confronting him over the title.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: According to himself and his new friend Bram, extreme violence such as could be found in Monster's Ball matches was what they typically called a Friday night before becoming wrestlers.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: There's at least three somewhat famous actors (two English, one Australian) he could pass as a brother to.
  • Catch Phrase: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your champion speaking..."
  • Cool Shades
  • Deal with the Devil: Joining Team Dixie at Impact Wrestling: Final Resolution to become World Heavyweight Champion can be seen as this, especially after he spent the entire night alluding to his opponent having done the same thing three years ago with Immortal.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Gradually became this to Dixie Carter. It finally peaked at Lockdown, when his title reign officially outlasted her control of wrestling operations and he outright said in an interview afterwards that she's outlived her usefulness.
  • Face Heel Revolving Door: Since leaving the British Invasion for good, anyway.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: As part of both The British Invasion and World Elite.
    • Largely averted in his new World Title "Reign of Magnus" Face-Heel Turn; his nationality has nothing to do with why he's a villain now.
  • Last Name Basis: Dropped the name Brutus in 2010, aside from a brief stint in "Ring Ka King".
  • Level Grinding: His over-five-year road to becoming TNA World Heavyweight Champion has consisted of him gradually getting better year by year, both kayfabe and otherwise.
  • Nice Hat: During the brief London Brawling run with Desmond Wolfe.
  • Red Baron: The Modern Day Gladiator (former), The Mag Daddy (current/occasional).
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Part of two straight gimmicks for him, starting in late 2013.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: As a heel. Subverted in his latest run; his ego is no doubt bigger than ever, but so is his name.
  • Underwear of Power

Matt Morgan

Al Snow (Allen Sarven)

Suicide/Manik (formerly Frank Gerdelman, Daniel Covell, and Akira Kawabata, currently TJ Perkins)

  • Badass
  • Chest Insignia
  • Combination Attack: An unintentional one against with Low Ki against DJ Z when Manik had the latter in a reverse Indian death lock while the former was kicking him in the chest. Manik eventually grabbed Low Ki and gave him a northern lights suplex, while DJ Z was still locked up.
  • Cool Mask: Though James Storm doesn't like it, he decides Manik can stay masked, so long as its one of his choosing.
  • Distressed Dude: No one seemed too concerned when James Storm and Sanada kidnapped him.
  • Latex Space Suit
  • Made of Iron
  • One-Man Army: The Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed and The Motor City Machine Guns all worked together to beat him and still could not do it.
  • Parts Unknown: Was billed from there.
  • Put on a Bus: Until they find someone else to portray him, presumably.
  • Refugee from TV Land: Is supposedly an original character from a TNA video game brought to life. His name change, along with James Storm's desire to give him a makeover makes more sense when he remember he's basically a create-a-wrestler.
  • Rule of Cool
  • Stealth Hi/Bye

Rob Terry / The Freak

(Travis David) Tomko

Douglas Williams (Douglas Durdle)

  • The Ace: He can match AJ Styles move for move and then get the better of him, he qualifies.
  • Archenemy: The X-Division, who he insinuates states loudly is a league of Spot Monkeys.
  • Breakup Breakout: A more subtle example (the breakup was more low-key) as he's become the more successful of the British Invasion.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Fits this trope much better than Desmond as he actively hates American style aerial wrestling, as opposed to his European style.
  • Hypocrite: As much as he talks about the glory of ground and pound wrestling, he's started using a Tornado DDT.
    • Justified in that he didn't use the X-Division flyers' own medicine on them until that one point in the match where it became a finishing blow.
  • Put on a Bus: Hasn't been appearing that often very much anymore as he's been working and training wrestlers in OVW as he's a trainer there now.
    • Officially removed from the TNA roster in June 2013.
  • Suplex Finisher: Chaos Theory, which is a roll-through into a German Suplex.

Desmond Wolfe (Steven Haworth)

  • Badass Longcoat
  • Bald of Evil
  • Cool Shades
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses weapons, frames his opponents and lies like a madman to get an edge on his opponent.
  • Demoted to Extra -> Put on a Bus: He constantly punked out Kurt Angle within his debut, at one point ranked at #1 on the TNA online poll, and seemed to be on his way to becoming a member of Fourtune. After months of jobbing he and Douglas Williams seemed to switch places between who's partnering with Magnus and who's with Fortune, not to mention Wolfe was stuck in a dysfunctional relationship with Chelsea. Just when the London Brawling team was about to get some traction, Wolfe's medical issues caught up to him so much that he was forced to take a leave of absence.
    • The Bus Came Back: For refueling, apparently. He would return in a brief stint as the "Xplosion Commissioner" before being released and going on a retirement tour.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Somewhat subverted as he's much less of a British jerk than a jerk that happens to be British.
  • Jerkass
  • The Masochism Tango: With Chelsea since his match with Abyss.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Wolfe had various health issues in the later half of 2010 that limited his wrestling and eventually caused his release and retirement.
  • Underwear of Power

     Hogan Rising (2010–2012) 

Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea)

Garrett Bischoff

  • Deceptive Disciple: To Kurt Angle.
  • Easily-Distracted Referee: Whenever Immortal needed it.
  • Fragile Speedster
  • Not So Different: His father was a long time neutral party in WCW before turning heel and joining the nWo. In Garrett's first months in TNA he was a neutral party as well. Eventually he helped to drive his dad out of TNA as a Face. Now he's a member of Aces & Eights.
    • Taken even further when you realize his dad's a major motorcycle buff. What kind of a gang is Aces & Eights again?
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: As a referee under the name "Jackson James". Made ridiculous mistakes (in Immortal's favour, of course) and people assumed it was just because he was new to the refereeing business.
  • Smug Snake: Has inherited his father's smugness ever since he was revealed as a member of Aces & Eights.
  • Wrestling Family: His father is Eric Bischoff.

Wes Brisco

Crimson (Tommy Mercer)

Tommy Dreamer (Thomas Laughlin)

Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr)

Jessie Godderz

Chavo Guerrero Jr

Matt Hardy

Zema Ion (Michael Paris)

Orlando Jordan

Kenny King (Kenny Layne)

  • Alliterative Name
  • By The Hair: Threatened to pull out Christian York's dreadlocks if that's what it took to win the X-Division title. He's also plucked Eric Young's beard hairs!
  • Chess Motifs: Has put the King piece on his tights.
  • Expy: To Randy Orton in revived!Evolution, as the younger, most athletic and volatile member who has been deliberately used for female fanservice (thought the latter part is coincidental). However, besides role comparison King is not as cerebral as Orton, though King is better at lying, and is much more energetic than Orton, both in promos and in the ring. Despite the similarities of the role King is far from being the golden boy of TNA to Orton's protected WWE status.
  • Filth: His other lines of work as described by Eric Young, who says he can't talk about the things Kenny King has been involved with on television. As a babyface Mike and Taz would constantly make references to him being a "real life Magic Mike" (though it didn't quite catch on into his Red Baron), and his theme song was even titled "Magic Machine" as a nod to this.
  • Finishing Move: Royal Flush.
  • I Have the High Ground: Even in his "unsanctioned fights" he's liable to jump off of places.
  • Jerkass: He will let loose with Trash Talk and/or cheap shots for the slightest perceived offense, brags on- and off-mic every chance he gets about himself and/or his cohorts, and has even shown immense disrespect towards a war veteran turned wrestler who has the scars to show for it. The last example pretty much got him pinned by Chris Melendez, but then he would add yet another by trying to rip off Melendez' automail leg in retaliation.
  • Jerk Jock: So why doesn't he like Chris Melendez? Because Melendez has a lot of attention, a prosthetic leg and hasn't done anything on King's level (never mind Melendez only being on TNA's active roster for a week).
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Highlighted when he jumped on Bully Ray, who was carrying a really long pipe.
    MVP: "Kenny, Kenny, you gotta learn...aw forget it."
  • Mr. Fanservice: And he knows it. Has worked as a Chippendale dancer in his Indy days.
  • Red Baron: The King Of The Night, The Pretty Boy Pit Bull
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • The Hyena: Whenever he thinks he is winning he is liable to burst out into laughter.
  • The Starscream: A painfully obvious one to MVP from the moment its revealed they even have an allegiance. This actually stopped being the case after MVP got injured and told King and Lashley to fight it out and let the best man win.
  • Underwear of Power: Its more than he wears in his other showbiz profession.

Bobby Lashley

Mr. Ken Anderson

Stevie Richards/Dr. Stevie (Michael Manna)

Robbie E (Rob Strauss)

Joey Ryan (Joseph Ryan Meehan)

Samuel Shaw

Jesse Sorensen

  • Game-Breaking Injury: Suffered a injury at Against All Odds to Zema Ion that put him on the shelf for the better part of a year. He quit active wrestling so he wouldn't be at risk again, and now works backstage.
  • I Have the High Ground
  • Jerk Jock: Averted despite being a former High School QB and often seen carrying a football around, he's one of the nicer guys around.
  • Put on a Bus: Was moved backstage, he was officially removed from the TNA roster in June 2013. Then was let go from TNA not long after due to budget cost.
  • Underwear of Power

Rob Van Dam (Rob Szatkowski)

     Age of #365 (2013–present) 

Dewey Barnes (real name unknown)

  • Jobber
  • Parts Unknown: Occasionally billed as "from the merchandise stand", which is his usual job.
  • Squash Match: Invariably on the receiving end of one of these.

Jay Bradley (Bradley Bradley)

Bram (Thomas Latimer)

Ethan Carter III (Michael Hutter)

  • Catchphrase: "I am EC3. And I'm a Carter. The world needs us!"
    • The original/joint version shared with his "Aunt D" (Dixie) has "We're the Carters" as the first sentence, but isn't said as often.
  • Expy: Overpaid/overhyped prima-donna athlete whose name can be turned into an acronym. Definitely shades of MVP there. Funnily enough, the real MVP came back to TNA, gradually took away Ethan's security blanket in Dixie, and started calling him C3PO—much to his dismay.
  • Informed Ability: Deliberately invoked this trope for heat via constantly getting squash matches to stay undefeated yet hyping up as epic victories. below. It ended up sticking even after moving beyondi this, leading to…
  • Insult Backfire: The following has happened on numerous occasions, especially in the northeastern United States.
    Crowd chants: "You can't wrestle!"
    Ethan: "I disagree."
    Crowd chants: "You can't wrestle!"
    Ethan: "I'm very good."
    Crowd chants: "You can't wrestle!"
    Ethan: "I disagree."
    Crowd chants: "You can't wrestle!"
    Ethan: "I'm very good."
  • It's All About Me
  • Jerkass Jock
  • Large Ham: When he gets more mic time than just saying his catchphrase.
  • Money Song: TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE
  • Nepotism: Dixie Carter's nephew. See Squash Match below.
  • Poisonous Friend: Towards Rockstar Spud.
  • Red Baron/Small Name, Big Ego: Any time he beats a legendary wrestler, he will siphon off part of their nickname or general identity to add it to his own. So far he's managed to become the Hardcore American Icon.
  • Rich Bastard: And how!
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Earl and Brian Hebner became the first real victims of Ethan's entitlement, with him forcing Brian to count him pinning Earl with a finger and calling that a "match".
  • Sharp-Dressed Man
  • Smug Snake
  • Squash Match: Kept getting easy targets for his "epic" winning streak before Sting finally forced him to put up or shut up.
  • Troll: Starting to develop into this during his promos, Insult Backfire above being one of the more prominent examples. It's even more evident on Twitter, where he's recently posted a series of tweets praising someone named John for achieving greatness despite being hated by the "misinformed" public, with the implication being obvious as to who this John is…only to reveal in the concluding tweet that this is his "review" of John Carter and the John he's heaping praise at is actually the title character.
  • Underwear of Power: Glistening with diamonds at that.
  • You Look Familiar: Derrick Bateman, anyone?

Norv Fernum (Peter Hernandez)

  • Hope Spot: Will occasionally get a few punches or even a dropkick in, which gets over insanely well with the crowd. Immediately after, though, his opponent will take control.
  • Jobber
  • Squash Match: Invariably on the receiving end of one of these.

Chris Melendez

(Seiya) Sanada

  • The Ace/Jack of All Stats: Can do fast, high flying stuff as well as various suplexes, including bridging suplex finishers, and he even has a submission finish.
    • Broken Ace: Has become this due to interpreting The Great Muta's endorsement as great pressure, causing him to eventually turn against Muta after a losing streak. James Storm didn't do him any favors by piling on and calling both him and Muta losers constantly.
  • Anti-Villain: As a heel, he's not really a bad person, he just found a string of bad luck, lost his X-Division title for the first time since coming to TNA, and got broken down by an opportunistic outlaw looking to start a revolution.
  • Broken Pedestal: Views The Great Muta this way after James Storm's breaking speeches finally got to him, causing him to make a Face-Heel Turn by betraying his own mentor. Subverted as there's no evidence that Sanada's short string of losses ever caused Muta to look at him differently. The story mainly portrays Muta's encouragement and endorsement of Sanada as giving him undue pressure to succeed, though this seems to reflect Sanada's slowly-crumbling mindset about it more than anything else.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Won the X-Division Championship from Austin Aries even before his TNA debut, then at said debut had an amazing PPV six-man tag with The Great Muta and fellow Wrestle-1 star Yasu Nakanoue against Bad Influence and Chris Sabin where he nailed his precision moonsault to pin Christopher Daniels.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Towards Muta.

Rockstar Spud (James Curtin)

Ultimate Tiger/Tigre Uno (real name unknown)

  • Animal Motifs: Tiger, fairly obviously.
  • Cool Mask: With ears and teeth
  • Fragile Speedster: Most of his arsenal involves flying and flipping around, but he's positively tiny
  • I Have the High Ground: Samoa Joe did his usual walk when he saw Tigre Uno jumping off the top, only to pick up his step when he realized Uno was going to hit him anyway.

     Tag Teams 

Beer Money, Inc.

James Storm (James Cox)

Bobby Roode

  • Affably Evil: Just two guys that love beer and money, they'd probably have been great to hang out with if/when they weren't trying to beat the crap out of you.
  • Bash Brothers: When they were trying to beat the crap out of you. It's what a tag team is, yes, but notable because of how good they were at it and the fact that they briefly kept it up even as singles stars until Roode turned.
  • Catch Phrase: BEER!!! MONEY!!!
  • Odd Couple: James Storm is a southern born fun loving guy that's somewhat dim at times, Robert Roode is a Canadian born serious fellow that's usually on top of things, together they would win Tag Team Titles.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Not color coded, but James Storm is the Red (loud, agressive cowboy) and Robert Roode is the Blue (businessman, technical wrestler).
    • This has actually been turned up since their split.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: In Fortune.
  • Underwear of Power

Generation Me

Jeremy Buck (Nick Massie)

Max Buck (Matt Massie)

Gunner and Murphy

Gunner (Chad Lail)

Murphy (Michael Cole)

Ink Inc

Shannon Moore

Jesse Neal

The Motor City Machine Guns

Chris Sabin (Joshua Harter)

Alex Shelley (Patrick Martin)

The Nasty Boys

The Naturals:

Andy Douglas

Chase Stevens

The Rock N Roll Express

Ricky Morton (Richard Morton)

Robert Gibson (Ruben Cain)

Team 3D

Brother/Bully Ray (Mark LoMonaco)

Brother Devon (Devon Hughes)

Brother Runt (Matt Hyson)

The Wolves

Davey Richards

Eddie Edwards

  • Animal Motif: Wolves.
  • Badass
  • Dark Is Not Evil
  • Good Is Not Nice: Especially Davey Richards.
  • Hard Head: Eddie Edwards, as usual
  • Last Name Basis: An odd variation—their team name is condensed from "the American Wolves".
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Again. Wolves.
  • Permastubble: Richards.
  • Take That: Subtle, but when TNA was in New York City, the crowd started chanting "ROH!" while Edwards was wrestling Aries, leading Austin Aries to pause and extend a handshake to Eddie Edwards, as per ROH tradition, only for Eddie Edwards to slap it away.
  • Up to Eleven: Eddie Edwards can give two people a Frankensteiner at the same time, as The Hardy Boys learned the hard way.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: They called out MVP for being a dick to much of the TNA roster, even though they were two of his favorites, him having brought them in and pushed them to win the world tag team titles, which they did.

    Stables 

Aces & Eights

[President] Bully Ray (Mark LoMonaco)

[1st Vice President] D'Lo Brown (Accie Connor)

[1st Sgt. at Arms] Devon (Devon Hughes)

[2nd Vice President] Mr. Anderson

[2nd Sgt. at Arms] Tito Ortiz (Jacob Ortiz)

Director Of Chaos/DOC (Drew Hankinson)

Knux/Knoxx (Michael Hettinga)

Taz (Peter Senercia)

Wes Brisco

Garett Bischoff

Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams)

Ivelisse Velez

Other masked members (CJ O'Doyle, Unknown Others)

The Beautiful People

A stable that over its years has consisted of Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, and Lacey Von Erich (plus Kip James). Their mission was to "cleanse TNA one ugly person at a time".

Angelina Love (Lauren Williams)

  • Action Girl
  • Alpha Bitch: Mentioned again for Love because early TBP (as well as the 2014 reunion) was centered around getting her the KO title and humiliating all the other Knockouts.
  • Berserk Button: Any threat or slight against whoever the head honcho is in any union she's in. Usually that means herself, though for a period of time it was actually Winter. See below.
  • Blondes are Evil: As a Heel.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Winter drugged her into this state as part of a successful attempt to convince her that they were meant to work together, turning her against Velvet in the process.
  • Canada, Eh?: She's from Toronto.
  • Put on a Bus: Twice. The first time was due to a snafu with her work Visa. The second was by her own choice.

Velvet Sky (Jamie Szantyr)

  • Action Girl
  • The Artifact: For awhile, Velvet was the only one still doing the general-plate Beautiful People gimmick. As a face.
  • Big Applesauce: She's billed from "The Big Apple."
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Believe it or not, she looks like a white version of Vivica A. Fox.
  • Determinator: During the last few weeks of her second Knockouts Title reign, Velvet wrestled (and won) title matches through a knee injury, which was ar least partially legit.
  • Groin Attack: Has become victim of this more than once.
  • Informed Ability: For some, Velvet's "wrestling ability" is one of these.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Her character has definitely gotten progressively nicer over time, but compare that to her and Rosita in real life collecting food supplies and taking them to people in need in less attractive boroughs of the New York/New Jersey area who were pretty much left out to dry by the government and media in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation.
  • Put on a Bus: By her own choice.
  • Shaking the Rump: Does this very often on the ring apron. As Taz would say "Let the pigeons loose!"
  • Took a Level in Badass: After the Beautiful People split.
    • And then again after her return.

Madison Rayne (Ashley Simmons)

Lacey Von Erich (Lacey Adkisson)

Cute Kip (Monty Sopp)

See Kip James in 3 Live Kru

Main Event Mafia

Kurt Angle

"Rampage" Jackson (Quinton Ramone Jackson)

Samoa Joe (Joel Seanoa)

Kevin Nash

Magnus (Nick Aldis)

Scott Steiner

Sharmell (Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman)

Sting (Steve Borden)

Booker T (Booker Huffman)

3 Live Kru/4 Live Kru

(Brian Gerard) BG James

Kip James (Monty Sopp)

Ron Killings

Konnan (Carlos Moises)

Team Canada

Scott D'Amore

  • Canada, Eh?
  • Dirty Coward
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Always down playing Americans and claiming Canadians were superior athletes.
  • Fat Bastard: He loves his Canadian Bacon that's for sure.
  • Put on a Bus
  • Smug Snake: One of the biggest examples as he was TNA's Bobby Heenan and like this all the time especially whenever Team Canada is there to protect him or he did something illegal and didn't get caught. When he's all alone however and there's no one to protect him, his attitude quickly changes and he's begging for mercy. Faces like Styles and Rhino ignored his pleas as they pummeled him.
  • Weapon of Choice: A Hockey Stick, attached to a Canadian Flag.

Petey Williams (Peter Williams III)

See TNA Originals.

Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz)

See TNA Originals.

Bobby Roode

Johnny Devine (John Parsonage)

A-1 (Alastair Ralphs)

Fortune

Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr)

AJ Styles (Allen Jones)

Kazarian (Frank Gerdelman)

Robert "Bobby" Roode

James Storm (James Cox)

Douglas Williams (Douglas Durdle)

Matt Morgan

Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell)

The Menagerie

Knux (Michael Hettinga)

The Freak (Rob Terry)

See The Angle Era.

Crazzy Steve (Steve Scott)

Rebel (Tanea Brooks)

  • Canon Name: Her real name.
  • Contortionist: Constantly swings her legs during the Menagerie entrance and even does the splits on the bottom rope a couple times.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Knux claims that she's more like a sister to him. Taz still seems to believe they're dating, though.
  • Will They or Won't They?: If Knux' explanation of the role she'd played in his life during the Menagerie backstory vignettes is any indication, they previously asked this question in the past and the answer came out no.

    Knockouts 

Awesome Kong (Kia Stevens)

Brittany (Santana Garrett)

  • Ambiguously Bi: Started as part of a bisexual trio and has had some hints since.
  • Ascended Extra: Beyond being known for working on the independent scene under her real name, she had a prior TNA run in 2010 as the valet for Orlando Jordan.
  • Broken Pedestal: Her advice to the Impact Zone? "Never meet your heroes."
  • Fangirl: Of Madison Rayne.
  • Finishing Move: The Shining Star Press (a rope handspring moonsault)
  • Girl Next Door: Very much played up as this around her debut.
  • Hard Head: Subverted in TNA. Despite being known to headbutt out of desperation, an angle revolved around Madison Rayne telling her to stay away from the ring after receiving a concussion from a Beautiful People attack.
  • Stalking Is Love: Her "relationship" with Samuel Shaw started with her hovering around him despite his protests that he wasn't interested. Eventually he gave in and turned on Gunner for her.
  • The Cutie: Even the "remove every ugly person from the world" Beautiful People think she's cute. They still don't like her very much and used Brittany as a shield when confronted by Havok.
  • Wrestling Family: Her father was a former wrestler.
  • Woman Scorned: She got rejected by Madison Rayne.

Daffney (Shannon Spruill)

Alpha Female (Marie Kristin Gabert)

  • Amazonian Beauty / Brawn Hilda: Depending on your perspective. The former is certainly true if you're Chris Sabin.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two of them during the 2014 UK tour. If you watch Xplosion, you saw her debut in a match against ODB that turned into a fight in which both girls got disqualified for pushing around a referee and then kept going after each other for a minute after that. If you just watch Impact, you saw her for the first time when Chris Sabin summoned her to the ring in an utter demolishing of Velvet Sky.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast
  • Statuesque Stunner: At 6'1, 191 pounds, she stands bigger and taller than some X-Division guys.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The huge girl to Chris Sabin's tiny guy.

Alissa Flash (Melissa Anderson)

Francine (Francine Fournier)

(Ayako) Hamada

  • Action Girl: Which got her an invitation into World Elite, not that she took it but Hamada did give Eric Young a run for his money
  • Ambiguously Lesbian: Even beyond the Les Yay inherent in most Women's Divisions, Hamada seems more than a little interested in Taylor, has expressed no attraction towards men, and dresses much more masculine than the average Knockout.
  • Badass: Was probably the toughest Knockout in the company at the time she left.
  • Blue Oni: To Awesome Kong and Taylor.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half Mexican, half Japanese, one hundred percent awesome.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: Frequent parts of her entrance attire, though downplayed during her early days on TNA television.
  • Demoted to Extra: She and Kong were stripped of the Knockout Tag Team Title because they had not defended them in thirty days, even though that statement was a bald faced lie.
  • Garbage Wrestler: Her first match on impact saw her introduce a table for the heck of it, and she kept up with these antics for quite awhile.
  • I Have the High Ground
  • Lady of War: Well, sort of. She was the most reserved and conservative of the knockouts (okay, Saeed may have been more conservative but was not reserved in any sense of the word). That may just be to the fact she did not get a ton of focus. Hamada did show some tendencies to go overboard in matches but that never seemed to be reflected in anything she did when not competing.
  • Last Name Basis: For some reason it wasn't considered there are quite a few "Hamadas" in wrestling.
  • Multiethnic Name: Her full name is Ayako Valentina Hamada Villarreal.
  • Odd Couple: Her and Taylor.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Rarely smiles.
  • Put on a Bus: She left the promotion after being stripped of a title belt, again
  • The Quiet One: Since she doesn't speak much English.
  • Religious Bruiser: She can occasionally be seen knelt in prayer when not wrestling.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Ayako Hamada is pretty hot when she relaxes and quits looking so scary.
  • The Stoic: In most TNA matches, she's known for yelling a fair bit in Mexico
  • Use Your Head: Grab head, slam hers into it
  • Wrestling Family: Has a father, brother and sister who are all wrestlers.

Havok (Jessica Cricks)

  • Ascended Extra: Made a one off appearance for a knockouts only pay per view.
  • Cool Mask: Wears her gas mask in her entrance.
  • Evil Laugh: Doesn't make her gimmick out of it, but she does have this.
  • Expy: Of Awesome Kong, if only by technicality due to Kong predating her in TNA by several years. That said, their gimmicks are markedly different, with the only clear similarity being their build-based dominance and the fact that they both seem to not like talking in TNA. Even then, Havok had already spoke more in her second Impact appearance than Kong did in the entirety of her TNA run and much contemporary to it, English words anyway.
  • Facial Markings: A green stripe across her eyes.
  • Knight of Cerebus: A non-lethal variation. She injured a Determinating Gail Kim in one episode of Impact Wrestling, only for the latter return to compete.
  • Last Name Basis: She's not the only Havok in wrestling, nor even the only one in the history of TNA, though in this case no one is going to confuse or associate her with any of the others.
  • Something Completely Different: This was really made clear upon her second appearance, in which all the current Knockouts were in the ring hoping to hear their name announced on the KO's Calendar cover…only for Havok to come out and destroy everyone.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Her entrance attire is bristling with pointy bits
  • Wrestling Monster

Christy Hemme

  • Dreadful Musician: Was this as a member of The Rock N Rave Infection.
  • Fiery Redhead: Christy's pretty tiny and mostly sweet but she shows this at times as it took three security guards to hold her back from Awesome Kong.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Suffered a neck injury in 2009 while training that ended her wrestling career and now does mostly interviews and ring introductions.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's even posed for Playboy magazine
  • Took a Level in Badass: When she first faced Awesome Kong, it was a Squash and she had to be carried out of the ring. A year of training later she not only fought back against her but actually pinned her in a tag match!

Mickie James

Gail Kim

Jacqueline "Jackie" Moore

Lei'D Tapa (Seini Draughn)

Miss Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams)

  • Breakup Breakout: Was The Jannetty for Extreme Expose since she disappeared off the radar until she resurfaced in TNA. Now since winning the Knockout and Tag Titles she's on even footing.
  • Canon Name: All three of them, at various points in her TNA career:
    • Started without "Brooke" after being hired as Eric Bischoff's secretary.
    • Dropped "Miss" and regained "Brooke" when she became a regular wrestler.
    • Went back to "Miss" when Brooke Hogan was hired.
    • Returned to "Brooke" when Brooke Hogan left.
    • Dropped "Tessmacher", now only going by "Brooke", after performing a heel turn and becoming the valet of Bully Ray.
  • May-December Romance: With Bully Ray.
  • One Steve Limit: Is back to being called Miss Tessmacher after the controversial hiring of Brooke Hogan. Subverted in that other wrestlers and even Brooke Hogan herself still call her Brooke.
    • Part of a very well-done swerve on the August 22nd 2013 edition on Impact: when Bully Ray was making all those calls to "Brooke", that wasn't Brooke Hogan he was calling. It was Tessmacher.
    • Now that Brooke Hogan is gone, she has reclaimed her first name.
  • Sexy Secretary: Was one for Eric Bischoff when she first debuted.
  • Shaking the Rump: Does this quite often.
    • When twerking became hugely popular (largely due to Miley Cyrus)... You can imagine the fun she had with that.
  • Took a Level in Badass: And how she does.

Ms. (Traci) Brooks (Tracy Brookshaw)

ODB (Jessica Kresa)

  • Boobs of Steel: Second only to Awesome Kong in strength and constantly draws attention to her chest when fighting. Also as close to a literal case as you can get without actually being made of metal, she let Cody Deaner use her boobs as speed bags while training him how to wrestle.
  • Catch Phrase: "BAM!"
  • Comedic Spanking: Gave one to Jackie Moore after pouring...what was presumably some kind of irritant down her pants at One Night Only.
  • Face: While ODB has been been pushed as heel, it has never worked in TNA. She can still do one off appearances for other promotions and come in with all her heat intact but will get received warmly as soon as she's back in the Impact Zone.
  • Fun with Acronyms: ODB stands for One Dirty Bitch or One Dirty Broad.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Between her wedding with Eric Young and the increased number of photoshoots she's been doing...
  • Happily Married: Kayfabe, with Eric Young.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl\Shameless Fanservice Girl: It would be a stretch to call this dirty broad "innocent" but she really doesn't seem to be doing what she does to turn on the fans so much as squeezing her chest, spanking people and bronco busters just being what she does.
  • The Lad-ette: She's the archetypical drink, fight, drink, party while drinking drunken bar brawler. She's not above a smoke or a casual fling either.
  • One of the Boys
  • Panty Shot: A regular feature of her outfits.
  • Put on a Bus: Her contract got expired.
  • Quick Nip/Drunken Mistress: Always brings her flask with her.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Her and Jacqueline's campaign against the knockout division for its athletes going soft and doing photo shoots. And by "knockout division" they meant Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky.
  • Talk Show with Fists: "Talking Trash with ODB"
  • Up to Eleven: Actually, beyond. One of her big moves is the "Dirty Dozen," which is her ramming her opponent's face into the top turnbuckle 12 times.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: Her training of Cody Deaner involved such practices as chasing ducks.

Rosita (Thea Trinidad)

  • Berserk Button: Water bottle crinkling, repeated Latina jokes.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: In Mexican America
  • Hot-Blooded: Well, she's more "perky" but is really easy to set off all the same.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Well she spent most of her TNA career as something far less flattering but being so small, this has been her role most of her career. All she needs now is a brightly colored mask, ala Rey Mysterio or Command Bolshoi.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She is a knockout tag team champion and has pin falls victories over noticeably larger wrestlers like Winter. Power really is not Rosita's stock and trade though.
  • Put on a Bus: Contract expired.
  • Ricky Morton: To set up Sarita.
  • Spicy Latina: A Mexican who wants to see a Mexican takeover of the 50 states? You were expecting her not to qualify?

Roxxi Laveaux (Nicole Raczynski)

  • Bald of Awesome: After getting her head shaved.
  • Blood Is the New Black: Got split open when Awesome Kong threw a chair at her, after which, bleeding kind of became her thing.
  • Garbage Wrestler: As the "Hardcore Knockout".
  • Hollywood Voodoo: She started out gyrating and doing all sorts of pseudo magic when she was brought in by the "Voodoo Kin Mafia", whom previously had nothing to do with Voodoo. She continued to dress the part and be called the "Voodoo Queen" as their valet but dropped the so called "voodoo" quickly enough.
  • Impersonation Gambit: On the September 25 (taped September 17), 2008 TNA Impact, she disguised herself as Raisha Saeed and hit Awesome Kong with a chair and then took off the hood to reveal who she really was. Raisha then made her way out revealing that she had been tied up backstage.
  • Important Haircut: Compliments of the Beautiful People after losing a match to Gail Kim.
  • New Orleans: Billed from there.
  • Only One Name: Just went by Roxxi after her head was shaved.
  • Put on a Bus: Several times.
  • Red Baron: First "Voodoo Queen" then the "Hardcore Knockout".
  • Super Spit: (For better or worse) introduced wrestling to the memory erasing purple mist!

Sarita (Sarah Stock)

Tara (Lisa Marie Varon)

Taryn Terrell (Taryn Nicole Terrell)

Toxxin (Christina Maria Kardooni)

Ivelisse Velez

  • Ascended Extra: First worked in a dark match, losing to Tara.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Aces And Eights recruited her when it decided it was going to enter the TNA World Cup and realized it had nobody who could both legally compete and last against Mickie James. That said, all Velez had to do was last long enough for another member of Aces And Eights to attack James, so it wasn't a completely straight example.
  • Put on a Bus: Lost Gut Check despite being the most fan supported after Adam Pearce(who also lost, to be fair) and winning her match against Lei D'Tapa. The Bus Came Back so she could lose to Tapa at the Queen Of The Knockouts Tournament, and then again when Aces And Eights wanted to win the TNA World Cup. Despite doing what they asked of her they still failed to win in the end and she was sent on her way.
  • Villain Song: Discussed. Taz had such high hopes for her he started composing a song for Velez, but she was not kept around long enough for him to finish it.

Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski)

Trinity (Stephanie Finochio)

  • Badass Boasts: Claims to have the best biceps in the business
  • I Have the High Ground: Relied on the turnbuckle for a good deal of her offense, particularly her finishing move, fall from grace
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was "dressing" in police tape before Orlando Jordan made it (in)famous...though she never did it quite to the extent he did and mostly limited it to photo shoots.
  • The Rival: She was both the manager of and competitor to Kid Kash. Yes, she alternated between both on a weekly basis. Also to Alexis Laree and especially to Traci Brooks, whom she had a famed rivalry with before and after TNA. She and Traci were teammates in Bitch Slap but only because of a common enemy in TNA's cage dancers and the leadership of Nurse Veronica.
  • Signature Move: A standing shooting star press
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling stunt woman, this was not just a gimmick either, she really worked in both professions at once, being a stun double for the likes of Jennifer Garner.

Winter (Katarina Waters)

     Managers, Valets and Announcers 

Jeremy Borash

Scott D'Amore

  • Canada, Eh?
  • Dirty Coward
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Always down playing Americans and claiming Canadians were superior athletes.
  • Fat Bastard: He loves his Canadian Bacon that's for sure.
  • Put on a Bus
  • Smug Snake: One of the biggest examples as he was TNA's Bobby Heenan and like this all the time especially whenever Team Canada is there to protect him or he did something illegal and didn't get caught. When he's all alone however and there's no one to protect him, his attitude quickly changes and he's begging for mercy. Faces like Styles and Rhino ignored his pleas as they pummeled him.
  • Weapon of Choice: A Hockey Stick, attached to a Canadian Flag.

Jimmy Hart

Karen Jarrett (formerly Angle, nee Smedley)

"Father" James Mitchell

Taz (Peter Senercia)

Mike Tenay

SoCal Val (Valerie Wyndham)

Don West

     TNA President Dixie Carter 

Dixie Carter-Salinas

The President of TNA Wrestling following her family's acquisition of the company in early 2003. First started making on-screen appearances in 2009.

  • Alternate Company Equivalent: She comes across as a bizarre union between Vince and Stephanie McMahon
  • American Accents: Dixie. It definitely adds to her charm.
  • Arch-Enemy:
  • Author Appeal: She is apparently a big reality TV fan, hence the appearances of so many veterans of Survivor, Jersey Shore, and why Big Brother veteran Jessie Godderz once claimed she's one of his biggest cheerleaders in the company.
  • Bad Boss: By all accounts, if you're not an established ring veteran, TNA management will treat you like dirt and intentionally put you in serious danger for minor increases in audience share. Very few TNA employees, current and former have anything good to say about her, the only reason she isn't criticized as much as Vince is that (A) TNA contracts explicitly forbid saying anything bad publicly about her on pain of dismissal, and (B) she hasn't done anything as publicly blatant as the Montreal Screwjob to really open the floodgates. Some have even gone on record to say that she might be even worse than Vince.
  • Broken Pedestal
  • Christmas Cake
    • Mrs. Robinson: Has a strange way of appearing quite cozy with guys who she puts trust in to carry the company. Though things have never gotten intimate to anyone's knowledge, her closeness with certain men in TNA over the years has been downright shippable. This backfired horribly against…well, really against AJ Styles, when Christopher Daniels and Kazarian decided to use it as part of a plot to ruin his life.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive / Nepotism: Her Dixieland / Carter Kingdom shtick since turning heel in 2013 is built on this. Unfortunately, like most of the heel tropes here, this is as true in real life as ever. No truer example exists than the most recent news involving the secret rehiring of Vince Russo. Let's put it this way: in a time where they need to negotiate on a new contract with Spike TV in a matter of months in order to stay on the air, Dixie and her Creative/Talent VP were willing to rehire the notorious writer who most TNA fans as well as Spike executives themselves hate with a passion, and lie about it to everyone for months — including the very wrestlers whose careers in the company are guided by their creative direction and fan discretion!
  • Deal with the Devil: She recently became the proverbial devil, offering top guys help and perks to turn around and follow her agenda. So far it's worked on half the heels on the roster and only one major babyface—Magnus, who became her new hood ornament as TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Dear Negative Reader: You would think the president of a nationally broadcast wrestling promotion would have more important things to do than pick a fight on Twitter with an online critic over a vlog. You would be wrong.
  • Expy: Arguably of Vince McMahon. Appeared to be neutral if not altrustic, before revealing her petty tyrannical side, just as he did. Her current/recent storyline with AJ Styles seems to be a composite expy of Vince's storylines with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and CM Punk, respectively.
    • Not So Different: Has been deliberately contrasted as the "nice mother-of-two from Texas" to Vince's "egotistical millionaire businessman", but again, doesn't seem to be much better morally.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Arguably a revelation at that.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: While she picked up the Villain Ball to make it easier, there was literally nothing Dixie Carter could do on the date Bully Ray set for her table trip short of not showing up for work at all.
  • Female Misogynist: According to several former TNA Knockouts, Dixie goes out of her way to be needlessly unpleasant to female employees.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!
  • Good Is Dumb / Pointy-Haired Boss: Even as a face, she made such obtuse decisions as sitting down the entire roster and telling them to step their game up without questioning her in a real-life meeting aired on television heading into the Hogan/Bischoff Regime, and not even bothering to punish a psychotic monster for carving up her reigning champion with a nail board and torturing backstage workers with a branding iron until he put his hands on her. Of course, she became far more competent upon turning heel, as it's allowed her to embrace this more selfish side of her and toss it back in people's faces.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure / Spoiled Sweet: What she has appeared to be for so many years, with her "motherly Southern belle" image.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Has become this since her heel turn, and it's kept up even through her loss of control over wrestling operations.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: No, AJ Styles did not take her breath away just looking at him in a magazine. Subverted in that she would reveal the man who did; Magnus.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With AJ Styles and Sting, most notably among others.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: With Team MVP running her out of wrestling operations and Magnus recruiting Abyss as his ally to keep the World Heavyweight Championship, she's now become this to Magnus.


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