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Lists the various WWE wrestlers active during the New Generation Era, from April 5, 1993 through March 23, 1997. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.

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1-2-3 Kid/X-Pac (Sean Michael Waltman) 1993-1996, 1998-2002, 2012-

See his dedicated character page for his list of tropes.


Adam Bomb (Brian Emmeth Clarke) 1993-1995, 2001

Bastion Booger (Mike Shaw) 1993-1994

Ludvig Borga (Tony Christian Halme) 1993-1994


Diesel/Kevin Nash (Kevin Scott Nash) 1993-1996, 2002-2003, 2011-

Doink the Clown (Matt Osborne, Steve Keirn, Steve Lombardi, Dusty Wolfe, John Maloof, Ray Liccachelli, Jeff Jarrett, Chris Irvine, Nick Dinsmore, Dwaine Henderson) 1992-1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010

Dean Douglas (Troy Martin) 1995

Duke "The Dumpster" Droese (Mike Droese 1994-1996)


Faarooq/Ron Simmons (Ron Simmons) 1996-2010

Flash Funk/2 Cold Scorpio (Charles Scaggs) 1996-1999

Mick Foley/Mankind/Cactus Jack/Dude Love (Michael Francis Foley, Sr.) 1996-2008, 2011-2012


The Giant Gonzales (Jorge González) 1993
  • Arch-Enemy: The Undertaker
  • Argentina
  • Beard of Evil
  • Finishing Move: Chokeslam
  • The Giant: At 7'7, he was the second tallest person to ever wrestle (technically the tallest, as 8'3 Edouard Beaupre only wrestled one match in his entire life), noticeably dwarfing The Undertaker during their feud. Mind you, the guy didn't have much in the way of wrestling ability and he was too nice of a guy to convincingly pull off the "vicious monster" character that he was given. Still, it would be hard not to feel scared going up against this guy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After the Undertaker defeated him in the "Rest in Peace" match at SummerSlam on his way out the door.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Debuted at the 1993 Royal Rumble as Dr. Harvey Wippleman's revenge for how the Undertaker's win over Kamala at Survivor Series 92 caused Kamala to turn face.
  • Mighty Glacier: Huge, strong, intimidating, not very mobile.
  • Wrestling Monster: His first TV match, on the February 13, 1993, WWF Superstars, was a 1-on-3 handicap match against Louie Spicolli, Scott Bazo, and Dan Farren, which he won by countout in 1:21, after all three guys ran back to the locker room.

Bart Gunn (Michael Burton "Mike" Polchlopek, Jr.) 1993-1999, 2007


Hakushi (Kensuke Shinzaki (新崎 健介)) 1995-1998

Jeff Hardy (Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy) 1994-1997, 1998-2003, 2006-2009, 2017-

Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore "Matt" Hardy) 1994-1996, 1998-2010, 2017-

Mark Henry (Mark Jerrold Henry) 1996-2018

T.L. Hopper/Uncle Cletus Godwinn (Tony Anthony) 1996-1997

Curtis Hughes 1993, 1997, 1999


Jeff Jarrett (Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett) 1993-1996, 1997-1999

Ahmed Johnson (Anthony Norris) 1995-1998


John "Bradshaw" Layfield (John Charles Layfield) 1996-2009

Lex Luger (Lawrence Wendell Pfohl) 1993-1995


Mabel/Viscera/Big Daddy V (Nelson Frazier, Jr.) 1993-1996, 1999-2000, 2004-2008.
  • Acrofatic: Despite being a Mighty Glacier, he could do a Wheel Kick as well as a few top-rope maneuvers.
  • The Big Guy: As a Face
  • Breakup Breakout: From Men on a Mission
  • The Bus Came Back: First for a one shot appearance on the July 6, 1998 Raw, then full-time before the 1999 Royal Rumble.
  • Kavorka Man: Somehow continued to have women seeking his affection despite his publicized theft of the godfathers hoes, which he stole to pimp out to struggling sex addicts and for crushing Trish Stratus for not giving him sex. Lillian Garcia would go on to propose to him.
  • Continuity Nod: The police sirens that are in Big Daddy V's theme song, Calling All Cars, were also in King Mabel's theme song.
  • The Corrupter: To Mark Henry during his (embarrassing) sexual chocolate gimmick.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: As Viscera and Big Daddy V.
  • Depraved Bisexual: During his "world's largest love machine" run, he preferred women but had no problem forcibly dry humping guys and got pops from the crowd throughout the run until he attacked Lillian Garcia.
  • Fat Bastard: Most noticeable in WWECW, where he stopped covering it up.
  • Gender-Blender Name: A guy named Mabel?
  • The Giant: In this case though, a lot of people really could not perform their moves on him, either due to his weight, his lack of mobility or his sheer girth.
  • Hired Guns: By JBL to deal with the Undertaker (didn't work) and Matt Striker to deal with the Boogeyman (mostly worked)
  • I Have Many Names: See above and add King Mabel after his King of the Ring win.
  • Mighty Glacier: He might have been a little faster than most men with his build but was slow by wrestling standards. He also won his fair share of squash matches so apparently that did not hinder him too much.
  • Power Stable: The Ministry of Darkness -> The Corporate Ministry.
  • Red Baron: "The World's Largest Love Machine" as Viscera in 2005.
  • Scary Black Man: No, there is nothing scary about a five hundred pound implied rapist.
  • Stout Strength: For all that fat, he had muscles under it
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ask the Godfather hos, Trish and Lillian.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: As a wrestling rapper, with his then tag team partner, Mo.

Man Mountain Rock (Daryl Peterson) 1995.

"Wildman"/"Marvelous" Marc Mero 1996-1998
  • Alliterative Name
  • Arch-Enemy: Triple H at first, later Sable.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He was oddly paranoid after his initial turn and it led to weird moments like when he was supposed to face Salvatore Sincere on the December 8, 1997 Raw. Instead Mero called him a jobber and said that his real name was Tom Brandi. Other than insulting Sincere, what this was supposed to accomplish remains clouded in mystery.
  • Domestic Abuse: Heavily implied in his initial heel turn on Sable in late 1997.
  • Finishing Move: Wild Thing (Shooting Star Press; later renamed "Marvelosity"); TKO (Fireman's Carry Diamond Cutter)
  • I Have the High Ground: The first person to ever do a Shooting Star Press in WWE, debuting it during his match with Goldust at SummerSlam 1996.
  • The Resenter: His whole turn seemed to be based on his being angry about Sable getting popular on her own while he was out much of the year with an injury.
  • Tempting Fate: On the November 30, 1998 Raw, he said he would retire if WWF World Light Heavyweight Champion Duane Gill beat him. He had Gill down and was about to go for Marvelosity when Gill's J.O.B. Squad ally The Blue Meanie pushed him off, leading to Gill pinning Mero, who would then go on to the UK PPV Capital Carnage six days later to lose a mixed tag match with Jacqueline to Sable and Christian.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Goldust, dressed as Marilyn Manson, against the Headbangers in early 1998. It fell apart once Sable and Luna Vachon started having their own problems.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: As part of his heel turn, he was repackaged with a boxer gimmick.

Mideon (Dennis Knight) 1996-2000

Mo (Robert Horne) 1993-1996

Aldo Montoya/Justin Credible (Peter Joseph Polaco) 1993–1997, 2001-2003, 2006, 2012


Pierre Ouellette / Jean-Pierre Lafitte (Carl Joseph Yvon Ouellet) 1993-1995, 1998-2000


Papa Shango / Kama / The Godfather / The Goodfather (Charles Wright) 1992-1993, 1995-2002, 2013

Brian Pillman (Brian William Pillman) 1996–1997

Thurman "Sparky" Plugg/Bob "Hardcore" Holly (Robert "Bob" Howard) 1994-2009


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

The Ringmaster/"Stone Cold" Steve Austin (Steven Austin FKA Steven James Anderson and Steve James Williams) 1995-2003

Rocky Maivia/The Rock (Dwayne Douglas Johnson) 1996-2004, 2011-


Salvatore Sincere (Tom Brandi) 1996-1998

Samu (Samula Anoa'i) 1992-1994

Al Snow (Allen Ray Sarven) 1995-1997, 1998-2007

The Sultan/Rikishi Fatu (Solofa F. Fatu Jr.) 1992-2004, 2012, 2014


Tatanka (Christopher "Chris" Chavis) 1992-1996, 2005-2007


Mike Unabomb/Isaac Yankem/Fake Diesel/Kane (Glenn Thomas Jacobs) 1995-


Vader (Leon Allen White) 1996-1998

Savio Vega/Kwang the Ninja (Juan Riviera) 1994-1998