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Characters: WWE Attitude
Lists the various WWE wrestlers active during the Attitude Era, from 1997 through 2001. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.


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     A 

Águila/Papi Chulo/Essa Ríos (José Delgado Saldaña) 1997-2001

Albert/A-Train/Tensai/Jason Albert (Matthew Jason Bloom) 1999-2004, 2012-

Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle) 1999-2006

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     B 

Chris Benoit (Christopher Michael Benoit) 2000-2007

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

The Big Show (Paul Randall Wight Jr.) 1999-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Steve Blackman 1997-2002

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

The Blue Meanie (Brian Heffron) 1998-1999, 2005

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Gerald Brisco (Floyd Gerald Brisco) 1997-2009

D'Lo Brown (Accie Julius Conner) 1997-2003, 2008-2009

     C 

Christian (William Jason Reso) 1998-2005, 2009-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     D 

Droz/Puke (Darren Drozdov) 1998-

Spike Dudley (Matthew "Matt" Hyson) 2001-2005

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     E 

Edge (Adam Joseph Copeland) 1998-2011

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     F 

Sho Funaki (船木 勝一 Funaki Shoichi) 1998-2010

  • Dark Horse Victory: Few expected him to become number one contender to the cruiserweight championship. Fewer expected him to win it yet he did, held on to it, and successfully defended it in Tokyo.
  • Gag Dub: As voiced by Howard Finkel "Indeed" in 2000-2001
  • Gratuitous English: "Smackdown announcer number one!" He got better.
  • I Have the High Ground
  • I Know Kung Fu: When he came back from interviewing as Kung Fu Naki, after taking a little rap by R-Truth to heart.
  • Jobber: One of the more well known examples, which was probably why Stephanie made him an interviewer. To elaborate, you can typically tell if a wrestler is going to job if they don't even get entrance music going into a match. Often times WWE will bring out guys not on the roster and sometimes not even in any long term relationship with the company, just to have them get beat by stars they have signed that have nothing else to do. Funaki lost to one of those guys, after he came out with entrance music even when the other guy didn't. Diamondback today is only remembered as that nobody who beat Funaki!
  • Laughably Evil: As part of Kaientai.
  • Red Baron: "Kung Fu" Naki
  • Rising Sun: One of his finishing moves.

     G 

Gangrel (David Heath) 1998-2001

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Giant Silva (Paulo Silva) 1998-1999

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Gillberg (Duane Gill) 1992-1994, 1998-2000

Eddie Guerrero (Eduardo Gori Guerrero Llanes) 2000-2005.

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     H 

Jeff Hardy (Jeffrey Nero Hardy) 1998-2003, 2006-2009

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore Hardy) 1998-2010

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Mark Henry (Mark Jerrold Henry) 1996-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Crash Holly (Michael Lockwood) 1999-2003

     J 

Chris Jericho (Christopher Keith Irvine) 1999-2005, 2007-2010, 2012-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     K 

Key (Vic Grimes) 1999

K-Kwik/R-Truth (Ron Killings) 1999-2002, 2008-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Kurrgan (Robert Maillet) 1997-1999

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     M 

Dean Malenko (Shelly Dean Simon) 2000-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Meat/Shawn Stasiak (Dr. Shawn Emile Stipich) 1999-2000, 2001-2002

Taka Michinoku (吉田 貴男 Yoshida Takao) 1997–2001

  • David Versus Goliath: Has had plenty of these matches, but him facing Triple H for the WWF Championship stands out.
  • Follow the Leader: While not the first person to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship, he was the first winner in the WWF.
  • Gag Dub: Voiced by Bruce "Brother Love" Pritchard in 2000-2001.
  • I Have the High Ground
  • Jobber: Only after he lost the LHW title.
  • Laughably Evil: As part of Kaientai when they were gag dubbed. Taka in particular was very "EEEVVVVIIILLL."
  • Unrelated Brother: He turned heel and sided with Kaientai (Dick Togo, MEN's Teioh, Shoichi Funaki and manager Mr. Yamaguchi-San) because Val Venis had made a porn film with Yamaguchi-San's "wife", who was also TAKA's "sister."
  • Weak, but Skilled

Mideon (Dennis Knight) 1996-2000

     P 

The Patriot (Del Wilkes) 1997

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     R 

Raven (Scott Anthony Levy) 1993–1994, 2000–2003

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

William Regal (Darren Kenneth Matthews) 1998-1999, 2000-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Stevie Richards (Michael Manna) 1999-2008

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     S 

Perry Saturn (Perry Arthur Satullo) 2000-2002

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

Dan Severn (Daniel "Dan" DeWayne Severn) 1998-1999

  • Arch-Enemy: With Ken Shamrock, in a rivalry that goes back to their days in mixed martial arts.
  • Bad Ass: In real life. After stopping an attempted rape on the highway, he went to the doctor and complained over a stinging in his neck. He had been shot by the rapists, and didnt even notice until the doctor told him
  • Badass Mustache
  • Finishing Move: Armbar, Dragon Sleeper
  • Flat Character: Whatever it was that earned him the nickname "The Beast", he didn't really show any of it in WWE.
  • I Know MMA.
  • Power Stable: Jim Cornette's NWA.
  • Put on a Bus: Basically jobbed out in late 1998-early 1999 after having been injured by Owen Hart. In real life too as he simply dropped off the map after retiring and disappeared.
  • Red Baron: "The Beast"
  • Underwear of Power
  • The Voiceless

Ken Shamrock (Kenneth Wayne Shamrock, born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick) 1997-1999

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     T 

Test (Andrew Martin) 1998-2004, 2006-2007

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     V 

Val Venis (Sean Allen Morley) 1998-2009

     W 

Dr Death Steve Williams 1998-1999

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

     X 

X-Pac (Sean Michael Waltman) 1993-1996, 1998-2002

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.

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