Characters: WCW Final Years
Lists the various wrestlers active during WCW's final years in business, from 1999 through 2001. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WCW.
Tank Abbott (David Lee Abbott, 1999-2001)
- Ax-Crazy Knife Nut: After defeating Big Al in their Skins Match (Leather jacket on a pole) at WCW SuperBrawl X, Tank went back to the jacket and pulled out a switchblade and held it to Al's throat and said, "I could fucking kill you right now!" Amazingly, he was not fired for this.
- Bald of Evil
- Beard of Evil
- Fingerless Gloves
- Hell-Bent for Leather
- I Know MMA
- I'm Your Biggest Fan: To 3 Count, until they told him he wasn't allowed to join them.
- One-Hit Kill: In Real Life, it became his finishing move called 'The Phantom Right'.
- Stout Strength
Mike Awesome (Michael Lee Alfonso, 2000-2001)
Chris Candido (Christopher Raulvtvtuy Candito, 2000-2001)
Crowbar (Christopher "Chris" Ford) 1999-2001
The Demon (Dale Torborg) 1998-2001
- Captain Ersatz: For Gene Simmons's "Demon" Persona. The gimmick, the product of a business arrangement between WCW and KISS, was originally intended for Brian Adams, but Bischoff's firing in late summer 1999 cancelled those plans.
- Finishing Move: The Love Gun
- Jobber: Sting squashed him in 53 seconds at New Blood Rising.
- Mook: For Vampiro in the Dark Carnival
- Spikes of Villainy
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Under his own name as part of the NASCAR-themed Tag Team the Pit Crew in 1998 with Chad Fortune.
Shane Douglas (Troy Shane Martin, 1989-1990, 1992-1993, 1999-2001)
"Angry" Alan Funk/Kwee Wee (Alan Funk, 1999-2001)
- Agent Peacock
- Camp Straight
- Finishing Move: The Fruit Loop (face-first powerbomb)
- Gorgeous George
- Shout-Out: He and a pre-Natural Born Thrillers Mike Sanders, as a tip of the hat to "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson, called themselves the "Re-Enforcers", or the "Double A Team," since Sanders' Red Baron was "Above Average."
- Unstoppable Rage
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling stylist as Kwee Wee
Kid Romeo (Sam Loman, 1999, 2001)
- Casanova Wannabe
- Finishing Move: Romeo Relaxer,
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His gimmick was intended as a heel version of the singer Ricky Martin
- Power Stable: The last person to join Lance Storm's Team Canada.
- The Trope Kid
Lash LeRoux (Johnathan Mark LeRoux, 1998-2001)
- Alliterative Name
- Fiery Redhead
- Hot-Blooded Sideburns
- The Lancer: For Gen. Rection in Misfits in Action
- Power Stable: The Misfits in Action as Corporal Cajun.
- Red Baron: "The Ragin' Cajun"
- Remember the New Guy: He started out as a heel jobber-to-the-stars who mocked his opponents (e.g. wearing black makeup when wrestling Vampiro). Then suddenly he was Disco Inferno's good buddy and tag partner in his feud against Tony Marinara and the Mamalukes.
Elix Skipper (1999-2001)
- Ascended Extra: Made several appearances on the syndicated shows as a jobber.
- "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune
- Jerk Jock
- The Quisling: Joined Lance Storm and Team Canada at one point.
- Red Baron: 'Primetime'
- Small Name, Big Ego
Lance Storm (Lance Evers, 2000-2001)
Vampiro (Ian Richard Hodgkinson, 1998-2000)
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Juggalo: To the point where he hung out with the Insane Clown Posse and The Misfits.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Our Vampires Are Different: His finishing moves are named Vampiro's Bite and the Nail in the Coffin.
- Power Stable:
- The Dead Pool, with Raven and ICP
- The New Blood
- The Dark Carnival, with ICP, the Demon and the Great Muta
The Wall / Sgt. AWOL (Jerry Tuite, 1999-2001)
- Badass in a Nice Suit: With Berlyn.
- The Big Guy: Of the Misfits in Action.
- Blond Guys Are Evil/The Brute: While serving Berlyn (Alex Wright) and as a member of the New Blood.
- Finishing Move: Chokeslam
- Foreign Wrestling Heel: When he was with Berlyn
- Mighty Glacier
- Power Stable: The New Blood and the Misfits in Action.
3 Count -
Evan Karagias (Evan Kavagias) (1997-2001)
Shane Helms (Gregory Shane Helms), 1999-2001)
Shannon Moore, (1999-2001)
- Arch-Enemy: The Jung Dragons.
- Breakup Breakout: Shane Helms. Ironically, Karagias was the first one of the group to achieve success and was the leader, but he went on to the least success of the three.
- Power Trio
- Signature Move:
- (Triple-Team): Aided wheelbarrow facebuster
- (Helms and Moore): Count Down (Moore hits a Samoan Drop combined with Helms doing a Nightmare on Helms Street [neckbreaker])
- Spell My Name with an "S": Either 3 Count or Three Count.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling Boy Band.
Kaz Hayashi (林 和広, Hayashi Kazuhiro, 1997-2001)
Yang (James Carson Yun, 2000-2001)
Jamie-San / Jamie Noble (James Howard Gibson, 2000-2001)
- Arch-Enemy: 3 Count.
- Cool Mask: Jamie-San.
- Gimmick Matches: Ladder matches
- I Have the High Ground
- Power Trio
- Spell My Name with an "S": Sometimes the group's name as the Young Dragons
Brian Adams (Brian Keith Adams 1998-2001),
Bryan Clarke (Bryan Emmeth Clarke 1990, 1997-2001)
- Aloha Hawaii: Adams
- Badass Beard
- Bash Brothers
- The Big Guy: As faces.
- The Brute: As heels.
- Expy: Clark as Wrath for Shao Khan.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Both their team name and their finisher (High Times) were allusions to marijuana.
- Giant Mook: Adams in the nWo
- I Have Many Names: Clark as the Nightstalker and Wrath.
- One Steve Limit: Averted.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: The name of the group.
Big Vito (Vito LoGrasso 1999-2001)
Johnny the Bull (John Hugger 1999-2001)
- American Accents: Noo Yawk
- Bald of Evil: Vito as a heel
- Brooklyn Rage
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Johnny the Bull turned on Big Vito to join the Natural Born Thrillers. Only three months later, Johnny is back being Vito's tag team partner.
- Insistent Terminology: Always insisted on being called the Paisans, not the Mamalukes.
- Lightning Bruiser: Johnny the Bull.
- The Mafia
The Natural Born Thrillers
Mike Sanders (Michael Edwin Neil Sanders 1998-2001)
Chuck Palumbo (Charles "Chuck" Palumbo 1998-2001)
Shawn Stasiak (Dr. Shawn Emile Stipich, 2000-2001)
Sean O'Haire (Sean Christopher Haire, 2000-2001)
Mark Jindrak (Mark Robert Jindrak, 2000-2001)
Reno (Richard "Rick" Cornell 1999-2001)
Johnny the Bull (John Hugger 1999-2001)
- Bald of Evil: Johnny, Reno
- Butt Monkey: Sanders on occasion. The night he debuted he got hit in the head with a weapon at the conclusion of his match, hit in the head with another weapon as soon as he got backstage, hit in the head by two different people with two different weapons, and finally got Kanyon Kutter'd.
- Breakup Breakout: Palumbo and O'Haire. Before the stable even formed, Palumbo and Stasiak had teamed together, and Jindrak and O'Haire had teamed. During the stable's run, Palumbo and O'Haire began teaming together and after the breakup were the only members to continue being successful in WCW. Of course, once WCW closed and the InVasion happened, they were jobbed out in short order.
- Palumbo was the breakout as compared to O'Haire in WWE as well, being part of the successful Billy & Chuck team. O'Haire was actually lined up for a big push with a new Devil's Advocate heel gimmick, but then he was placed in the excreable Mr. America/Zach Gowan/Roddy Piper angle as Piper's lackey. As the only person in the angle who could actually work, O'Haire took all the bumps and quickly ceased to be intimidating, then ceased to be over.
- Genius Bruiser: Stasiak in Real Life
- Glass Cannon: Sanders.
- I Have the High Ground: Sanders and surprisingly O'Haire.
- Lightning Bruiser: Everyone but Reno and Sanders.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Reno
- Punny Name: Based off Natural Born Killers.
- Take That: Based off of how O'Haire was from South Carolina, they gave him the North Carolina-born Jeff Hardy's Swanton Bomb as a Finishing Move, calling it the Seanton Bomb
- Ur-Example: Of what The Nexus would be ten years later in WWE.