Characters: TNA

Here is the listing of wrestlers in TNA:

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     TNA Originals (2002–2005) 

Jeff Jarrett (Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett) 「2002–2013」 「2015–present」

A-1 (Alastair Ralphs) 「2004–2007」

Abyss/Joseph Park (Chris Parks) 「2002–present」

  • 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.
  • Heroic Second Wind: The Hulk up sequence after he got a hall of fame ring from Hulk Hogan. He even shrugged off a brass knuckle shot from Ric Flair.
  • 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.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Lost an ultimate X match when he went to chokeslam Brian Kendrick, who then grabbed the title belt suspended above the ring.
  • In the Hood
  • Last of His Kind: With the departure of James Storm in 2015, Abyss is the only wrestler in the company to have appeared on its very first broadcast. And along with Eric Young and Bobby Roode, he is the last of the TNA Originals.
  • 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
  • Magic Feather: Hulk Hogan's ring didn't make him tougher inherently but it was a constant reminder that Hulk Hogan liked him, making Abyss want to wrestle like Hulk Hogan.
  • 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.)
  • Sell Out: Called such by the fans when he joined with Magnus.
  • 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.
  • Three Month Rule: He was revealed to be afraid of heights during an Ultimate X Match but later voluntarily challenged Bram to a ladder match.
  • 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 (the other against Samoa Joe), 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.

Austin Aries/Austin Starr (Dan Solwold, Jr.) 「2005–2007」 「2011–2015」

Mike Awesome (Michael Alfonso) 「2003」

Antonio Banks/MVP (Hassan Hamin Assad) 「2003」 「2004」 「2014–2015」

D'Lo Brown (Accie Connor) 「2003–2004」 「2009–2013」

Monty Brown (Montaque N. Brown) 「2002」 「2004–2006」

The Masked Bullet/BG James (Brian Gerard James) 「2002–2009」

Christian Cage (William Jason Reso) 「2005–2008」 「2012」

Dallas/Lance Hoyt/Lance Rock (Lance Hoyt) 「2004–2009」

Don Callis (Don Callis) 「2003–2004」

Chris Candido (Christopher B. Candito) 「2005」

Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell) 「2002–2010」 「2011–2014」

Delirious (Hunter Johnston) 「2003–2005」

Johnny Devine/Havok (John Parsonage) 「2004」 「2006–2008」 「2013」

Simon Diamond/Pat Kenney (Patrick Kenney) 「2003–present」

Julio Dinero (Brian Wohl) 「2003–2004」

  • 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) 「2003–2007」 「2009」

Sonjay Dutt (Retesh Bhalla) 「2003–2009」 「2012」 「2013」 「2014」

Ekmo Fatu (Eddie Fatu) 「2003–2004」

Glenn Gilbertti/Disco Inferno (Glenn Gilbertti) 「2002–2004」 「2007–2008」 「2011」

Jeff Hardy/Willow (Jeffrey Nero Hardy) 「2003–2005」 「2010–present」

Chris Harris (Christopher Eric Harris) 「2002–2008」 「2011」

Hotstuff Hernandez/Hernandez (Shawn Hernandez) 「2003–2004」 「2006–2014」 「2015」

Chris Hero (Chris Spradlin) 「2003–2004」

Homicide (Nelson Erazo) 「2005–2010」 「2013」 「2014」 「2015—present」

Frankie "Kaz" Kazarian (Frank Gerdelman) 「2003–2005」 「2006–2014」

Kid Kash (David Cash) 「2002–2005」 「2010」 「2011–2013」

K-Krush/Ron Killings (Ronnie Aaron Killings) 「2002–2007」

Kenny King (Kenny Layne) 「2005–2006」 「2012–present」

  • 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 (though 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).
  • Jobber: Was one in his first run.
  • 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 it's 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.

Konnan (Carlos Moises) 「2002–2007」

La Parka/L.A. Park (Adolfo Tapia) 「2004」

Jay Lethal (Jamar Shipman) 「2005–2011」

Jerry Lynn

Low Ki/Senshi (Brandon Silvestry) 「2002–2004」 「2006–2008」 「2011」 「2014–2015」

The Masked Bullet/BG James (Brian Gerard James) 「2002–2009」

Nigel McGuinness/Desmond Wolfe (Steven Haworth) 「2004」 「2009–2011」

  • 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.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Had an early appearance as an X-Division battle royal competitor as McGuinness before his run as Wolfe.
  • 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

Kevin Nash (Kevin Scott Nash) 「2004–2010」

Tito Ortiz (Jacob Ortiz) 「2005」 「2013」

  • Aborted Arc: The 2013 rivalry and buildup to his Bellator MMA fight with Rampage Jackson was tied into the Aces & Eights vs. Main Event Mafia feud, but no payoff ever came of it because…
  • Badass: His reputation precedes him.
  • The Brute / The Dragon: Became this in his Aces & Eights return in 2013.
  • Combat Referee: His appearances in 2005 were essentially this, as he was the enforcer physically making sure the rules were respected in Jeff Jarrett's big title matches. Jarrett, being the big cheating heel, ended up losing in both cases.
  • The Unfought: Never got into a wrestling match in either of his runs.

The New Age Outlaw/Kip James (Monty Sopp) 「2005–2010」

Psicosis (Dionicio Castellanos Torres) 「2002」 「2003–2004」

CM Punk (Phil Brooks) 「2003–2004」

Raven (Scott Levy) 「2003–2008」 「2009–2010」

Amazing Red/Sangriento (Jonathan Figueroa) 「2002–2005」 「2009–2011」

Rhino (Terry Gerin) 「2005–2010」 「2014」

Dustin Rhodes/Black Reign (Dustin Runnels) 「2004–2005」 「2007–2008」

Robert "Bobby" Roode (Robert F. Roode, Jr.) 「2004–present」

Sabu (Terry Brunk) 「2002–2006」 「2010」

Samoa Joe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa) 「2005–2015」

The Sandman (Jim Fullington) 「2002–2003」 「2004」 「2010」

Perry Saturn (Perry Satullo) 「2003」

Ken Shamrock (Kenneth Wayne Shamrock) 「2002」 「2004」

Michael Shane/Matt Bentley/Martyr (Matthew James Bentley) 「2003–2007」 「2011」 「2013」

Shark Boy (Dean Roll) 「2002–2011」 「2013」 「2014」

  • 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 noticeably 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 「2002–2007」 「2007–2008」

Norman Smiley (Norman Anthony Smiley) 「2002」 「2006–2008」

Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner) 「2006」 「2007–2009」 「2011」

Sting (Steve Borden) 「2003–2004」 「2005–2014」

James Storm (James Cox) 「2002–2015」

Roderick Strong (Chris Lindsey) 「2003」 「2005–2006」 「2010」

AJ Styles (Allen Neal Jones) 「2002–2014」

Tempest/Devon Storm (Chris Ford) 「2002」 「2013」

Petey Williams (Peter Williams III) 「2004–2009」 「2013」

  • Badass Beard: Always has a goatee, a multicolored goatee when working with Scott Steiner.
  • Canada, Eh?: Except he's usually not that nice, especially during his runs in this company.
  • Darkskinned Blonde: When trying to look like Steiner.
  • Fan Boy: Of Jackass, when TNA was promoting a movie, or something.
  • Finishing Move: The Canadian Destroyer, which, despite its looks, is one of the safest variations of the piledriver.
  • 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.
  • Potty Emergency: Had to wrestle a match after taking a laxative during the Jackass angle
  • 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) 「2004–present」

  • Affectionate Parody: Of Superheroes, as "Super Eric", 1/3 of the Prince Justice Brotherhood with Curry Man and Shark Boy.
  • Ax-Crazy / Determinator: As a heel in 2015, he is extremely violent and will never stop coming after and trying to screw Bobby Roode. Unless the World Champion gets in EY's crosshairs and thus becomes his new target.
  • 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 spent time as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, remained consistently in or near the title picture since losing the belt, and in 2015 turned into an Ax-Crazy heel who is taken very seriously.
  • 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.
  • Heel Face Door Slam: Had flirted with the idea of turning back face heading into a championship match with Kurt Angle until Austin Aries cut in line by cashing in his Feast or Fired title shot. Good luck reining this psycho in again after that.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: Flips over the top rope and lands safely on the apron, ala young Ric Flair. He even does the strut afterwards.
  • 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.
    • Went really crazy in 2015 after turning heel.
  • 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: Along with Bobby Roode and Abyss, he is the last of the TNA Originals. Eric's an especially notable case, considering that for most of his TNA run he was mainly a Lethal Joke Character who really wasn't appreciated all that much, and yet he's willing to stick around longer than AJ Styles was.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: His Face-Heel Turn in late 2009. Did it again at the start of 2015.

     The Angle Era (2006–2009) 

Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle) 「2006–present」

Booker T (Booker Huffman) 「2007–2009」

Rasheed Lucius "Consequences" Creed (Austin Watson) 「2007–2010」

Curry Man (Daniel Covell) 「2008」 「2011」 「2013–2014」

  • 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 stuck around for a bit.
  • 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.

D'Angelo Dinero (Elijah Burke) 「2009–2013」 「2015–present」

Junior Fatu (Solofa Fatu Jr.) 「2007」

Mick Foley (Michael Francis Foley) 「2008–2011」

Bobby Lashley (Franklin Roberto Lashley) 「2009–2010」 「2014–present」

Brutus Magnus (Nick Aldis) 「2008–2015」

  • 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 while Samoa Joe remained a very solid midcard act for years before quietly walking, Magnus ruled the world for a bit and is the only one left still in TNA.
  • 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 then-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.
  • Canon Name: Not his Brutus name, which was dropped in 2010, but his real-life first name Nick.
  • 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 World Title "Reign of Magnus" Face-Heel Turn; his nationality had nothing to do with why he was a villain anymore, and in fact he even got heat when returning to the UK as Dixie's champion.
  • 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.
  • Official Couple: Him and Mickie James as of her 2015 return and acknowledgement of their real-life relationship for the storyline involving his split with Bram and subsequent Heel-Face Turn.
  • 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 (Matthew Morgan) 「2007–2012」 「2012–2013」 「2015」

The Great Muta (Keiji Mutoh) 「2007」 「2009」 「2014–present」

Al Snow (Allen Sarven) 「2008」 「2010–present」

Suicide/Manik (formerly Frank Gerdelman, Daniel Covell, and Akira Kawabata) 「2008–2011」 (currently and officially TJ Perkins) 「2013–present」

  • 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 or understand why he keeps wearing a mask after his face and identity have been revealed, he decides Manik can stay masked, so long as it's 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, his portrayal by several different wrestlers before Perkins was revealed as the "official" him, and James Storm's desire to give him a makeover, all make more sense when we remember he's basically a create-a-wrestler.
  • Rule of Cool
  • Stealth Hi/Bye
  • Suddenly Voiced: Thanks to James Storm, so he can have another mouthpiece for his "Revolution"

Rob Terry/The Freak (Robert Terry) 「2009–2015」

Tomko (Travis David Tomko) 「2006–2008」 「2010」

Douglas Williams (Douglas Durdle) 「2008」 「2010–2013」 「2014」

  • 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.

     Hogan Rising (2010–2012) 

Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) 「2010–2013」

Mr. Anderson (Kenneth Anderson) 「2003」 「2010–present」

Wes Brisco (Wesley Brisco) 「2012–2013」

  • Deceptive Disciple: To Kurt Angle.
    • Clark Kenting: His well-dressed "professional guy" appearance when presenting himself backstage, in contrast to his unkempt look in the leather cut and jeans of Aces & Eights.
  • Sanity Slippage: Seemed to go through a low-grade case of this in order to stand out and prove himself amongst his clubhouse brethren, becoming more aggressive in the ring and more eccentric and blunt in promo segments.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Garett Bischoff.
  • Wrestling Family: His father is Gerald Brisco, and his uncle is the legendary Jack Brisco.

Crimson (Tommy Mercer) 「2010–2012」 「2013」 「2015」

DOC (Drew Hankinson) 「2012–2013」

Tommy Dreamer (Thomas Laughlin) 「2010–2011」 「2013–present」

Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr) 「2010–2012」

Jessie Godderz 「2012–present」

Chavo Guerrero, Jr. (Salvador Guerrero IV) 「2012–2013」

Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore Hardy) 「2011」 「2014–present」

DJ Zema Ion (Michael Paris) 「2011–present」

Rampage Jackson (Quinton Ramone Jackson) 「2013」

Jackson James/Garett Bischoff (Garett Bischoff) 「2010–2013」

  • 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.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Wes Brisco.
  • Wrestling Family: His father is Eric Bischoff.

Orlando Jordan (Orlando Mason Jordan) 「2010–2011」

Mike Knoxx/Knux (Michael Hettinga) 「2012–2015」

Dr. Stevie Richards (Michael Manna) 「2009–2011」

Robbie E (Rob Strauss) 「2010–present」

Joey Ryan (Joseph Ryan Meehan) 「2012–2013」

Samuel "Sam" Shaw 「2010」 「2012–2015」

  • Ascended Extra: His 2010 appearances included such one-shot roles as a masked Hardcore Justice assailant named Lupus and an unknown member of Jeff Jarrett's entourage back when Jarrett was pretending to be an MMA fighter.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: All Brittany had to say to turn Samuel Shaw against Gunner was that Gunner saw Shaw not as a friend, but as a charity case.
  • Driven to Suicide: Tried to kill himself after Hemme initially rejected his advances. Which later lead to a straightjacket being put on him.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: After Christy Hemme decided they should keep things professional, he would become insanely jealous at any man that looked at or talked to her. This got him in serious trouble with Mr. Anderson, who stood up for Hemme and then conspired with her to get him committed to a mental hospital.
  • Incest Subtext: It was heavily implied between him and his mother. His mother is a creepy redheaded woman named Christy, thus also implying that was why he was obsessed with Hemme.
  • Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: From wearing Gunner's field uniform to getting tattoos in imitation of Gunner's? Gunner asked him if he ever tried being himself, only for Shaw to accuse him of not caring enough.
  • Red Baron: The Creepy Bastard.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Christy Hemme.
  • Three Month Rule: When he first met Christy Hemme he lived in his own apartment, but after he started feuding with Mr. Anderson he lived in his mother's house. Became really glaring when promo vignettes involving Shaw's storylines actually showed scenes from both locations.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Gunner got him out of the empty white room and straitjacket, giving him a second chance at life. Then he thanked Gunner by turning on him as soon as Brittany got into his ear about Gunner viewing him as a "charity case". This trope applies to both Shaw himself and to Brittany, who would've never had the chance to get with him were it not for what Gunner did.

Jesse Sorensen (Jessy Ryan Sorensen) 「2011–2013」

  • 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

Rockstar Spud (James Curtin) 「2012–present」

Rob Van Dam (Rob Szatkowski) 「2010–2012」

     Age of #365 (2013–present) 

Dewey Barnes (real name unknown) 「2013–2014」

  • 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) 「2013–2014」

Bram (Thomas Latimer) 「2014–present」

  • Arch-Enemy: First Abyss, then Magnus, and now TNA history.
  • Ax-Crazy / Blood Knight
  • Badass Beard
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: How he and the reinvigorated Magnus apparently view Monster's Ball matches. Just ask Willow and Abyss.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Good God, when he falls into a rage…
  • Dare to Be Badass: The initial phase of his storyline with Magnus was all about him delivering a heel version of this as a response to Magnus' Badass Decay since becoming Dixie's champion.
  • Disproportionate Retribution / Revenge Before Reason: Got so upset with best mate Magnus swiping the Feast or Fired briefcase he was close to gettingnote  that even when the case turned out to be for a tag team title shot and Magnus assured Bram he wanted him as his partner, Bram tried to take him out and end his career for it.
  • Garbage Wrestler: The self proclaimed "King Of Hardcore".
  • Green-Eyed Monster / The Resenter: Mickie called him out as this, saying that the truth behind his reasoning for his betrayal of Magnus is that Bram is secretly jealous because Magnus has more to show for himself as a man than Bram ever will. Even if she's wrong, his palpable rage and envy over Magnus for taking an opportunity and getting the briefcase he thought was his plants him firmly into this trope.
  • Irrational Hatred: You're his best mate, you better not get anything for yourself in life—like a family, or responsibilities outside of drunken bar fighting escapades, or bragging rights to an opportunity that benefits you both.
  • Poisonous Friend: Was this to Magnus, though it was hard to tell at first since being an extreme violent dick was arguably a step up from being a manipulative sellout "businessman" retaining the world heavyweight title with mounds of help for months, but it ultimately became clear once his jealousy turned him into an Evil Former Friend about a year later.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Outright hates Magnus' fiancée Mickie James, blaming her along with her and Magnus' son for Magnus turning "soft" instead of remaining the sadistic brute of their childhood days like he did. He even captured her and threatened to assault her in order to force Magnus to kiss his feet.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Him and Magnus big time as of 2015.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has proven that he absolutely hates the mother of his ex-best friend's child and is perfectly willing to attack her in order to get over on Magnus.
  • Wrestling Family: Was once married to Charlotte, the daughter of Ric Flair.

Ethan Carter III (Michael Hutter) 「2013–present」

  • The Bully: Became this when feuding with Rockstar Spud and eventually Jeremy Borash.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Openly calls himself the bad guy, because he also says the bad guys win in real life. He's not wrong so far with his record.
  • Cassandra Truth/Genre Savvy/Only Sane Man: Seriously, he is literally THE ONLY PERSON who sees fit to express the thought that his Aunt Dixie suddenly up and trusting Jeff Jarrett to the extent of making Double J her second choice to run the product is a horrible idea. But because he's a corrupt entitled prick himself who's out to protect his TNA World Heavyweight Championship title, not even Dixie believes him.
  • Catchphrase: "I am EC3. And I'm a Carter. The world needs us!"
    • The original/joint version shared with Dixie has "We're the Carters" as the first sentence, but it wasn't said as often.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Got demolished by Ryota Hama during the Wrestle1 hosted Bound For Glory but ended up preserving his "winning streak" by kicking Hama below the belt.
  • 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.
  • HEEL: Oh yes. He has turned his understated wrestling ability into an advantage rather than a handicap simply by mastering the art of being a entitled trolling silver-spoon jock who will either get under your skin and piss you off or make you admire his brilliant ability to do so.
  • 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 beyond 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: Until Bully Ray started targeting Aunt Dixie, then it was all about her. Then when she was put through a table it was all about getting revenge for her. Became all about him again when Bully Ray was out of the picture and he started blaming Rockstar Spud for what happened.
  • Jerkass Jock: His gimmick, or at least his name, is clearly a send up to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3).
  • Large Ham: When he gets more mic time than just saying his catchphrase.
  • Metaphorically True: Continued to call himself undefeated after getting beat down by Bobby Lashley on the grounds Lashley did not have a TNA contract at the time.
  • Money Song: TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE TROUBLE
  • Nepotism: Dixie Carter's nephew. See Squash Match below. Eventually ended when Dixie returned as a face, outright calling him a disgrace and refusing to trust the company in his hands (at least on an administrative level).
  • Poisonous Friend: Towards Rockstar Spud before the latter's Heel-Face Turn. Now he's an Evil Former Friend.
  • 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: When not wrestling, this is apparently what he considers relaxed dress. Less so when he was trying to convince Kurt Angle to fire Bully Ray and threatening him with legal action.
  • Smug Snake: The new face of American wrestling apparently beats jobbers well below his weight class and attacks anyone of any higher stature before a match can take place. He did gradually become more credible and less smug. Well…not really less smug. More credible, sure, but definitely not less smug.
  • Squash Match: Kept getting easy targets for his "epic" winning streak before Sting finally forced him to put up or shut up.
  • Troll: Gradually developed into this during his promos, Insult Backfire above being one of the more prominent examples.
    • It's even more evident on Twitter, where he at one time 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.
    • Pulled the same one again with another different John. "John always delivers the goods every Sunday night!!!" Turns out he was talking about Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue series.
    • After defeating Rockstar Spud in a bloody blowoff match, he came out with a big speech putting Spud over as a true wrestler with tremendous heart, showing respect and refusing to shave his head bald, and hoping to shake hands and end things on cordial terms…NOT! It was bait to bloody up Spud some more and then scalp him, before calling out that "THE WORLD IS MINE!"
    • On impactwrestling.com and TNA's YouTube channel, Ethan just started up a talk video segment with a fireplace set called EC3 Fireside Chat. His first episode? Why wrestling is stupid. Given the fallout from recent Twitter comments by Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White regarding the price of UFC shows vs. WWE specials, this was the lowest hanging fruit at the time to get a rise out of wrestling fans. Look in the comment section, it simply works too well.
  • Underwear of Power: Glistening with diamonds at that.
  • You Look Familiar: Derrick Bateman, anyone?

Eli Drake (Shaun Ricker) 「2015–present」

Norv Fernum (Peter Hernandez) 「2013–2014」 「2015」

  • 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.
  • You Look Familiar: Much like Eli Drake above, fans of CWF Hollywood recognized him as "Pretty" Peter Avalon, one half of the tag team PPRay.

Drew Galloway (Andrew Galloway) 「2015–present」

Chris Melendez (Christopher Melendez) 「2014–present」

Mica (Tevita Fifita) 「2015–present」

The Great Sanada (Seiya Sanada) 「2014–2015」

  • 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.

Mahabali Shera/Khoya (Amanpreet Singh) 「2014–present」

  • The Brute: Of the Revolution.
  • Canon Immigrant: A carryover from one-season sister promotion Ring Ka King.
  • Initiation Ceremony: Whatever it was it resulted in his being renamed Khoya.
  • Meaningful Rename: Khoya means "lost", representing his pre-Storm lack of identity in TNA. Commentators have played up how this constitutes disrespect to his culture on the part of Storm.

Crazzy Steve (Steve Scott) 「2014–present」

Ultimate Tiger/Tigre Uno (real name unknown) 「2014–present」

Tyrus (George Murdoch) 「2014–present」

     The TNA Knockouts 

Marti Bell (Martibel Payano) 「2015–present」

  • Ambiguously Brown: Dominican-American.
  • Butt Monkey: So far she's the first Dollhouse member to be sacrificed as the fall girl in a fight and to be abruptly silenced in a promo segment.
  • Cute and Psycho: Of course, she's part of the Dollhouse.
  • Indirect Kiss: Invokes this trope for squick factor with a jawbreaker that she carries around, occasionally licks, then sticks in the mouth of fallen foes.
  • Perky Female Minion: She and Jade are this to Taryn Terrell.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her character surname Bell/Belle (the latter being how it's spelled in the indies).

Ms. Traci Brooks (Tracy Brookshaw) 「2003–2010」 「2011–2012」

Brittany (Santana Garrett) 「2014」

  • 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 (and the first One Night Only Knockouts Knockdown) under her real name, she had a prior TNA run in 2010 as the female valet for Orlando Jordan.
  • Broken Pedestal: Her advice to the Impact Zone? "Never meet your heroes."
  • Depraved Bisexual: Between her storylines with Madison Rayne and Samuel Shaw, it seems she's taken a cue from Orlando.
  • 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.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the year.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: For a what basically amounts to a valet/high profile jobber/manager, "The Reign That Never Ends" is an amazing theme.
  • 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) 「2002」 「2003」 「2008–2011」

Alpha Female (Marie Kristin Gabert) 「2014」

Francine (Francine Fournier) 「2002」

Hamada (Ayako Valentina Hamada Villareal) 「2009–2010」

  • 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.
  • 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) 「2014–2015」

  • Ascended Extra: Made a one off appearance for a knockouts only pay per view…which ended up airing six months later, well after her official debut.
  • Badass Cape: Added one to her entrance attire in November 2014.
  • 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.
    • More or less acknowledged when Kong made her unexpected return to TNA, even changing her braids red to be more like Havok.
  • Facial Markings: A green or black stripe across her eyes and around the back of her head. Hair shaved off on the sides so you can see.
  • Finishing Move: Appeared to be an Air Raid Crash when she first arrived, but as of her Impact debut, it's been a choke slam known as the Harlot Slayer.
  • 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. It got Havok the title.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: While attempting to flee the sinking ship that is TNA by taking part in NXT tryouts, news broke on the internet that someone had unearthed a ridiculously large amount of racist/homophobic tweets she made years ago and had never gotten around to deleting, because TNA didn't pay attention to that kind of thing. It is expected that she will go back to defending TNA before long.
  • 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.
  • Multicolored Hair: The tips of it are red.
  • Signature Move: An elevated hammerlock cradle, usually dropped into a spine buster. When she debuted the move on Impact, she ambushed Gail Kim and separated her shoulder by using the move to ram Kim into the ring post.
  • 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

Daizee Haze (Haizee Haze) 「2003–2004」 「2008」

Christy Hemme (Christina Lee Hemme) 「2006–present」

  • 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!

Jade (Stephanie Bell) 「2015–present」

Gail Kim (Gail Kim-Irvine) 「2005–2008」 「2011–present」

Moose Knuckles (Mickie Lee Knuckles) 「2008」

Awesome Kong (Kia Stevens) 「2007–2010」 「2015」

Alexis Laree/Mickie James (Mickie Laree James) 「2002–2003」 「2010–2013」 「2015」

Roxxi Laveaux (Nicole Raczynski) 「2007–2009」 「2010」 「2011」

  • 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!

Talia Madison/Velvet Sky (Jamie Szantyr) 「2007–2012」 「2012–2015」

Cheerleader Melissa/Raisha Saeed/Alissa Flash (Melissa Anderson) 「2008–2010」 「2011」 「2013」

Jacqueline "Jackie" Moore 「2004」 「2007–2009」 「2011」 「2013」

ODB (Jessica Kresa) 「2007–2010」 「2011–2014」

  • Ascended Extra: Before "The Knockouts Division" was a thing, she would wrestle in Dark Matches, sometimes using her Women Of Wrestling gimmick Poison along side Chris Hero.
  • 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.

Madison Rayne (Ashley Simmons) 「2009–2013」 「2013–present」

Rebel (Tanea Brooks) 「2014–present」

Rosita (Thea Trinidad) 「2011–2013」

Sarita (Sarah Stock) 「2009–2013」

Lei'D Tapa (Seini Draughn) 「2013–2014」

Tara (Lisa Marie Varon) 「2009–2013」

Taryn Terrell (Taryn Nicole Terrell) 「2012–2013」 「2014–present」

Miss Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams) 「2010–2014」 「2015–present」

Toxxin (Christina Maria Kardooni) 「2011」

Trinity (Stephanie Finochio) 「2003–2005」 「2013」

  • Badass Boasts: Claimed 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 stunt double for the likes of Jennifer Garner.

Ivelisse Vélez (Ivelisse Milagro Vélez) 「2012」

Lacey Von Erich (Lacey Adkisson) 「2009–2010」

Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski) 「2008–2010」

Angel Williams/Angelina Love (Lauren Williams) 「2004」 「2007–2009」 「2010–2012」 「2014–present」

Winter (Katarina Waters) 「2010–2012」

     Tag Teams 

Beer Money, Inc. 「2008–2011」

James Storm (James Cox) 「2002–2015」

Robert "Bobby" Roode (Robert F. Roode, Jr.) 「2004–present」

  • 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 「2010–2011」 「2013」

Jeremy Buck (Nick Massie) 「2010–2011」 「2013」

Max Buck (Matt Massie) 「2010–2011」 「2013」

Gunner and Murphy 「2010–2011」

Gunner (Chad Lail) 「2010–2012」 「2013–2015」

Murphy (Michael Cole) 「2010–2011」

Ink Inc. 「2010–2011」

Shannon Moore (Shannon Brian Moore) 「2005–2006」 「2010–2012」

Jesse Neal 「2009–2011」

  • Anime Hair: Jesse's Mohawk, and Shannon's weirder Mohawk.
  • Badass Longcoat/Sleeves Are for Wimps/Hell-Bent for Leather: Shannon has a really, really cool coat.
  • Breakup Breakout: Shannon is the Jannetty, childhood friends with Matt and Jeff Hardy, and tag-teammates with Gregory Shane "The Hurricane" Helms, he's gotten the short end of the stick both times, though looking at what happened to Matt and Jeff maybe he isn't so bad off.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Shannon's THE BOOK OF DILLIGAF!!!note 
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: They've got ink, and a lot of it.
  • Facial Markings: Shannon's tattoos of...something.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Jessie and Shannon had both become somewhat common girls names in the USA by the year 2000
  • Heroic BSOD: In one of TNA's great booking choices, they decided to use the fact that Jesse was a sailor who suffered PTSD after his ship was bombed and friend was killed (which all actually happened) in a feud.
  • I Have the High Ground: Especially Shannon Moore
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Shannon Moore is a crazy looking eccentric with some decent in ring skills, Jesse Neal is that other guy with tats.
  • Put on a Bus: Shannon left by his own choice, Jesse because he allegedly refused to move to Kentucky to work in OVW, without compensation for the move.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Shannon at one time was teasing a Face-Heel Turn. After months of espousing how Ink Inc. are about the 1% of society that aren't scared to express themselves, he mocked Scott Steiner for his trademark chainmail headpiece by claiming "that's not what the new generation wants to see".
  • Power Tattoo: Shannon seems to think he has them anyway
  • Ramming Always Works: Jesse uses the SPEAR!
  • Revenge: Jesse against Hernadez and Anarquia due to them injury
  • Those Two Guys: When not wrestling but just being in the background for segments

The Motor City Machine Guns 「2007–2012」

Chris Sabin (Joshua Harter) 「2003–2014」

Alex Shelley (Patrick Martin) 「2004」 「2005–2012」

The Nasty Boys 「2010」

Brian Knobbs (Brian Yandrisovitz) 「2010」

Jerry Sags (Jerome Saganowich) 「2010」

The Naturals 「2003–2007」

Andy Douglas 「2003–2007」

Chase Stevens 「2002」 「2003–2007」 「2013」

The Rock N Roll Express 「2002–2003」

Ricky Morton (Richard Morton) 「2002–2003」

Robert Gibson (Ruben Cain) 「2002–2003」

Team 3D 「2005–2010」 「2013」 「2014」

Brother/Bully Ray (Mark LoMonaco) 「2005–2014」

Brother Devon (Devon Hughes) 「2005–2012」 「2012–2013」 「2014「

Brother Runt (Matt Hyson) 「2006–2007」 「2009」 「2010」 「2013」

The Wolves 「2014–present」

Davey Richards (Wesley David Richards) 「2014–present」

Eddie Edwards 「2014–present」

  • 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.

The Hardy Boys 「2014–present」

Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore Hardy) 「2011」 「2014–present」

Jeff Hardy (Jeffrey Nero Hardy) 「2003–2005」 「2010–present」

     Stables 

The 3Live Kru/4Live Kru 「2003–2005」

BG James (Brian Gerard James)

See TNA Originals

Kip James (Monty Sopp)

See TNA Originals

Ron Killings (Ronnie Aaron Killings)

See TNA Originals

Konnan (Carlos Moises)

See TNA Originals

Team Canada 「2004–2006」

Scott D'Amore (Scott Francis D'Amore)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

Petey Williams (Peter Williams III)

See TNA Originals.

Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz)

See TNA Originals.

Bobby Roode (Robert F. Roode, Jr.)

See TNA Originals.

Johnny Devine (John Parsonage)

See TNA Originals.

A-1 (Alastair Ralphs)

See TNA Originals.

Christian's Coalition/Team Cage/The Angle Alliance 「2007–2008」

Christian Cage (William Jason Reso)

See TNA Originals.

Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle)

See The Angle Era.

Karen Angle (nee Karen Anne Smedley)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

AJ Styles (Allen Jones)

See TNA Originals.

Tomko (Travis David Tomko)

See The Angle Era.

Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner)

See TNA Originals.

Robert Roode (Robert F. Roode, Jr.)

See TNA Originals.

Father James Mitchell (James Isaac Mitchell)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

Abyss (Chris Parks)

See TNA Originals.

Velvet-Love Entertainment/The Beautiful People 「2007–2011」 「2014–2015」

Angel Williams/Angelina Love (Lauren Williams)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Talia Madison/Velvet Sky (Jamie Szantyr)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Moose Knuckles (Mickie Lee Knuckles)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Cute Kip (Monty Sopp)

See TNA Originals.

Madison Rayne (Ashley Simmons)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Lacey Von Erich (Lacey Adkisson)

See The TNA Knockouts.

The Main Event Mafia 「2008–2009」 「2013」

Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle)

See The Angle Era.

Sting (Steve Borden)

See TNA Originals.

Samoa Joe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa)

See TNA Originals.

Booker T (Booker Huffman)

See The Angle Era.

Kevin Nash (Kevin Scott Nash)

See TNA Originals.

Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner)

See TNA Originals.

Sharmell (Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

Jenna Morasca

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

Magnus (Nick Aldis)

See The Angle Era.

Rampage Jackson (Quinton Ramone Jackson)

See Hogan Rising.

Fortune 「2010–2011」

Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr)

See Hogan Rising.

AJ Styles (Allen Jones)

See TNA Originals.

Kazarian (Frank Gerdelman)

See TNA Originals.

Robert "Bobby" Roode (Robert F. Roode, Jr.)

See TNA Originals.

James Storm (James Cox)

See TNA Originals.

Douglas Williams (Douglas Durdle)

See The Angle Era.

Matt Morgan (Matthew Morgan)

See The Angle Era.

Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell)

See TNA Originals.

Aces & Eights 「2012–2013」

[President] Bully Ray (Mark LoMonaco)

See Team 3D in Tag Teams.

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

See See TNA Originals.

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

See See Team 3D in Tag Teams.

[2nd Vice President] Mr. Anderson (Kenneth Anderson)

See See Hogan Rising.

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

See See TNA Originals.

Director Of Chaos/DOC (Drew Hankinson)

See See Hogan Rising.

Mike Knoxx/Knux (Michael Hettinga)

See See Hogan Rising.

Taz (Peter Senercia)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

Wes Brisco (Wesley Brisco)

See Hogan Rising.

Garett Bischoff

See Hogan Rising.

Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Ivelisse Vélez (Ivelisse Milagro Vélez)

See The TNA Knockouts.

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

The Beat Down Clan 「2014–2015」

MVP (Hassan Hamin Assad)

See TNA Originals.

Lashley (Franklin Roberto Lashley)

See The Angle Era.

Kenny King (Kenny Layne)

See TNA Originals.

Samoa Joe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa)

See TNA Originals.

Low Ki (Brandon Silvestry)

See TNA Originals.

Homicide (Nelson Erazo)

See TNA Originals.

Hernandez (Shawn Hernandez)

See TNA Originals.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: MVP is one of the rappers for the group's theme song (and rapped his own theme which was often used for the MVP-King-Lashley trio before the group had a name).
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Lashley was essentially this as the World Heavyweight Champion during the group's unnamed-trio phase with him, Kenny King and MVP.
  • Five-Bad Band: Had the makings of this during their first two nights on Destination America.
  • Jerk Jock Gang Bangers: Some are more the former, some are more the latter, but both apply to all of them when they're running together.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Their overall ambition.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Their main colors are red and black.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Unless you want to take a beating, that is.
  • Power Stable
  • Power Trio: The original foundation of the group before its name came about, with MVP, Lashley, and Kenny King.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: It helps that the four-man "Wu-Tang Clan of Professional Wrestling" (MVP, Joe, Ki, and Homicide) have so many like-minded friends and associates in the business, because that's ultimately what's saving this stable from sharing the fate of Aces & Eights through yet another talent hemorrhage.
    • Unfortunately, this very same trait is what inevitably killed the Clan. Shortly after leaving Lucha Underground, Hernandez was signed back to TNA to take part the BDC storyline. The problem is, his contract with LU hadn't quite expired yet. When this eventually came back to LU, the ensuing contract dispute forced TNA to drop Hernandez as well as scrap several weeks' worth of BDC taped angles. MVP, who encouraged the deal on both sides, was also released in the fallout. Between their releases, Joe and Ki's departures, Lashley's unceremonious exit from the group and Homicide's injuries, the BDC was literally reduced to just Kenny King, effectively cutting the stable.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: What Lashley told the fully-realized group when they tried to present him as their centerpiece in 2015. It got him violently booted.

The Menagerie 「2014–2015」

Knux (Michael Hettinga)

See Hogan Rising.

The Freak (Rob Terry)

See The Angle Era.

Crazzy Steve (Steve Scott)

See Age of #365.

Rebel (Tanea Brooks)

See The TNA Knockouts.
  • The Freakshow: Effectively their gimmick.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Subverted. They're a wrestling traveling circus…but the reason they're wrestling is to try and pay for the circus to function. Because in kayfabe winning equals bigger paydays it makes sense that victories really mean something to these guys whenever they can get them.

The Revolution 「2014–present」

James Storm (James Cox)

See TNA Originals.

The Great Sanada (Seiya Sanada)

See Age of #365.

Manik (TJ Perkins)

See The Angle Era.

Abyss (Chris Parks)

See TNA Originals.

Khoya (Amanpreet Singh)

See Age of #365.
  • Crapsack World: Storm seems to have adopted AJ Styles' last worldview of TNA—namely that it's a poorly-managed company where heroes never win. He takes it further, though, outright becoming the villain in order to collect what he feels is his just due.
  • Cult: It's gotten comparisons to similar stables from The Wyatt Family (via WWE fans) to Kevin Sullivan's Army of Darkness (via Storm himself).
  • Disproportionate Retribution / The Power of Hate: James Storm's overall motivation since the heel turn that led to his starting the stable.
  • Initiation Ceremony: Whatever it is, it seems to involve being beaten into submission and having your identity changed in some way if Storm sees fit (so far the only person who's largely stayed the same is Abyss; Khoya's the result of a name change, Manik's had a makeover, and Sanada's been outright turned into a Great Muta ripoff).
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: As the Wolves and the Hardy Boys found out the hard way.
  • We Can Rule Together: Has offered this to Davey Richards, Matt Hardy, and Mickie James. They all rejected it.

The Rising 「2015」

Drew Galloway (Andrew Galloway)

See Age of #365.

Eli Drake (Shaun Ricker)

See Age of #365.

Mica (Tevita Fifita)

See Age of #365.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Each member made his debut running in to stop a BDC beatdown—Drew Galloway saving Grado and Al Snow, and Eli Drake and Mica saving Galloway to join him.
  • Defiant to the End: The stable died in a 4-on-3 elimination match against the Beat Down Clan, with Drew going down last after awhile of constantly eating MVP's best shot and continuing to get back up.
  • Foil / Light Archetype: Ironically, they're this to James Storm's Revolution. Both factions were formed because the leader felt like there was a need to make a change, both leaders have no problem getting into vicious and hardcore fights, and both coat themselves in the language of rebellion. However, Storm's group is acting on a selfish cause, was forged and has operated by manipulative means, and believes that fans shouldn't have their heroes, while Galloway's Rising advocates and fights for the fans to be able to determine those heroes by merit in the middle of the ring.
  • Power Trio
  • Three-Token Band: A Scot, a Caucasian American, and a Tongan.

The Dollhouse 「2015–present」

Taryn Terrell (Taryn Nicole Terrell)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Jade (Stephanie Bell)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Marti Bell (Martibel Payano)

See The TNA Knockouts.

Rebel (Tanea Brooks)

See The TNA Knockouts.

     Managers, Valets and Announcers 

Jeremy Borash 「2002–present」

Karen Angle/Karen Jarrett (nee Karen Anne Smedley) 「2007–2008」 「2011–2012」 「2015–present」

Scott D'Amore (Scott Francis D'Amore) 「2003–2010」

  • 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. Heck, it's even his Red Baron.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: Not only is he an accomplished wrestler on his own merit, he can do the Canadian Destroyer.
  • Put on a Bus: After Team Canada's breakup. Prior to that, was out a good 3 months via moonsault from Lance Hoyt.
  • 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 (James Ray Hart) 「2003」 「2005」 「2010–2011」

Josh Mathews (Josh Lomberger) 「2015–present」

  • Combat Commentator
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Insistent Terminology: WWE's in particular. He took awhile to adjust to being able to talk about wrestlers and championship belts as a TV commentator again.
  • Wild Card: As a commentator, anyway. Similar to Taz before him, he's not above occasionally supporting a heel or opposing a face, though he will call out a pronounced act of villainy when he sees it.

Father James Mitchell (James Isaac Mitchell) 「2002–2004」 「2005–2008」 「2013」

Jenna Morasca 「2009」

Sharmell (Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman) 「2007–2009」

Taz (Peter Senercia) 「2009–2015」

Mike Tenay (Michael William Tenay) 「2002–present」

SoCal Val (Paige Mayo) 「2006–2013」 「2015」

Don West (Donald West) 「2002–2012」

     TNA President Dixie Carter 

Dixie Carter-Salinas

Heiress with lots of time on her hands. Became the President of TNA Wrestling following her family's acquisition of the company in early 2003. First started making on-screen appearances in 2009. Likes to tweet. Not to be confused with Julia Sugarbaker.

  • 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. But you know she's a really big fan when reports come in about her filming a pilot for a reality TV show based on her life.
  • Bad Boss: By all accounts, both on-screen and in Real Life. Just look at the below tropes for numerous examples, and it's plainly clear that this woman has no idea how to run a business, let alone a wrestling promotion, with how callously she treats those under her employ, with little regard for their safety. Say what you want about the WWE or Vince McMahon, but they value the safety of their performers above all else — it's bluntly stated by everyone involved with the business that Vince will never make a performer do something that he himself wouldn't do. Meanwhile, Dixie has no issues taking money from a wrestler's paycheck to pay for medical procedures for injuries done on the job—and there is no excuse for this, as TNA is backed by a multi-million dollar energy company that can easily front the money at a moment's notice. It only gets worse from there.
  • 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 the discretion of the fans!
    • The sad part about this is that Dixie is probably the greatest source of nepotism in the history of the company, and that's accounting for the fact that this company was founded by the Jarretts—not-so-much to replace WCW as it was to put the spotlight on Jeff. Her misplaced loyalty to industry veterans desperately trying to keep the spotlight on themselves has become a severe detriment to the company. It's very clear that even Jeff was disgusted by how things were going, as indicated by his departure after to failing to buy back the company. Oh, and that secret rehiring of Russo up there? It played a major part in Spike deciding not to renew their TV deal with TNA, forcing them to shop around for a new network.
  • 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.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Ted Turner. Dixie is what's referred to on the street as a "whale" or "money mark"; if you manage to win her loyalty, she will shower you with funds and support over the objections of her close advisers.
    • Arguably to Vince McMahon. Appeared to be neutral if not altrustic, before revealing her petty tyrannical side, just as he did. Her heel-turn 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 almost 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. One particular story comes from Tara, who dedicated a lot of time and energy to hyping up a TNA event in Chicago, then told Dixie about it, the latter's only response being "I heard." Not even a "thank you" or anything. Understandably, she wanted to punch Dixie in the face.
  • 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.
    • The "working relationship" storyline with Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling is a ridiculously bad look for her. First the man she put in charge of Impact Wrestling, Bully Ray (see Heel Realization for why that would ever happen), gets taken out backstage, after which Jarrett, who she just inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame and who's only now starting to get GFW off the ground as a wrestling product, promptly walks in and offers to run the show week-by-week, which she accepts without hesitation. The first week he's running the show, he brings in a host of GFW talent to immediately insert themselves into TNA's title pictures, including vacating and putting up his King of the Mountain Championship—along with #1 contendership to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship—in the titular reverse ladder match, with both TNA and GFW talent. Drew Galloway, one of TNA's hottest acquisitions and probably their top guy in the King of the Mountain ladder match, gets taken out mysteriously backstage the same way Bully Ray did. Who ends up winning the match? "The Darewolf" PJ Black, a GFW wrestler. The writing is on the wall as to what this actually is. Yet Dixie can't see it, happily co-signing on everything Jeff does. Josh Mathews can't see it, not even bothering to interview a single GFW wrestler in his investigation on TNA's YouTube channel—and this is despite the fact that he himself has already previewed an episode of Impact that he acknowledged was outright billed as TNA vs. GFW. In fact, the only person saying the obvious truth even once—is Dixie's corrupt entitled nephew, the TNA World Heavyweight Champion himself, Ethan Carter III. And because she's a face now while he's still heel, she doesn't even believe him.
  • Heel Realization: Credits Bully Ray's powerbomb of her through a table surrounded by the cheers of the entire TNA roster as what woke her up to what she'd done to the company over the years, even giving Bully the job of being "the law" in TNA. Subverted in that as soon as Bully gets taken out mysteriously backstage in an off-screen attack, she promptly puts her trust in someone with obviously deceitful goals, most likely out of sheer stupidity.
  • It's All About Me: Moreso than Vince, if the Internet is to be believed. For all his rants on TV and his surrounding of glad-handing, nonsensical douchebag Yes Men, Vince was always willing to put his ego aside when there was business to be done and lots and lots of money to be made. Dixie, on the other hand, has made it clear both onscreen and arguably in Real Life that if something good is happening in TNA that isn't coming from her, then it isn't worth mentioning.
  • Mean 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. The confirmation from AJ Styles that she was the one who low-balled him during contract negotiations, causing the ultimate departure of the heart and soul of the company, is a further nail in the coffin of her image.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Er…? 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.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: All Dixie had to do was manage TNA's financial services with JJ, not take it away from him and run it into the ground just so she could play businesswoman.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure / Spoiled Sweet: What she has appeared to be for so many years, with her "motherly Southern belle" image.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Dixie is not the keenest intellect around—having been swindled repeatedly by the likes of Bishcoff and Hogan—but the company in general enjoys this. WCW failed because they alienated fans to the point that they were a financial sinkhole and TBS sold them down the river; ECW was financially mismanaged and had a product that was too violent to get mainstream attention; independent promotions have paper-thin profit margins and fail all the time if they simply don't draw; the WWE and Ring of Honor have to answer to stockholders, network executives and fans and could conceivably fail if people just stop watching. TNA has a guaranteed timeslot on Spike (or used to; apparently even Spike had their limits) and are financially propped up by a major energy company owned by Dixie's father, this makes Dixie essentially a law unto herself and means that, unless TNA becomes a huge liability, will be funded if people watch or not.
  • Spoiled Brat: As many people note, Dixie treats TNA as more of a plaything to pass the time with than an actual business. A lot of her actions scream of an attitude playing to her ego—she hates anything in TNA that's successful that isn't a result of her or a member of her personal circle (see: the Knockouts). When you're a trust fund baby who isn't going to have to worry about money, regardless of whether the promotion folds or not, you're apparently allowed to act like that.
  • 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.
  • Unknown Rival:
    • Twitter in general. Special mention goes to Noah Antwiler and 420Chan for abusing the #AskDixie hashtag to lewd and comic effect. Also, RD Reynolds of Wrestlecrap, said to already be in the process of writing another book about TNA's eventual collapse.
    • Then there's the aforementioned relationship with Vince and the McMahon family in general. Dixie and TNA can make all the potshots they want, but they're barely a blip on the radar as far as the WWE is concerned.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With AJ Styles, Sting, and Jeff Jarrett 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. At this point the only person loyal to Dixie is EC3, and even that may become debatable if/when she finally pops back up on-screen again.