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

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

Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle) 1999-2006


Chris Benoit (Christopher Michael Benoit) 2000-2007

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

Steve Blackman 1997-2002

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

Gerald Brisco (Floyd Gerald Brisco) 1997-2009

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


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


Droz/Puke (Darren Drozdov) 1998-

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


Edge (Adam Joseph Copeland) 1998-2011


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.


Gangrel (David Heath) 1998-2001

Giant Silva (Paulo Silva) 1998-1999

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

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


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

Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore Hardy) 1998-2010

Mark Henry (Mark Jerrold Henry) 1996-

Crash Holly (Michael Lockwood) 1999-2003


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


Key (Vic Grimes) 1999

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

Kurrgan (Robert Maillet) 1997-1999


Dean Malenko (Shelly Dean Simon) 2000-

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


The Patriot (Del Wilkes) 1997


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

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

Stevie Richards (Michael Manna) 1999-2008


Perry Saturn (Perry Arthur Satullo) 2000-2002

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

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


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


Val Venis (Sean Allen Morley) 1998-2009



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

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