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
- Alliterative Name
- Ass Kicks You: His Finishing Move was a sit-down splash
- Bald of Evil
- Beard of Evil
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Essentially disappeared from TV in April 1994.
- Fat Bastard
- Fat Slob
- The Grotesque
- Jobber: He lost his TV debut match to Virgil of all people.
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)
- Alliterative Name
- Badass Beard/Badass Mustache
- The Bus Came Back: For the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-7.
- Catch-Phrase: "It's time to take out the trash!"
- Defeating the Undefeatable: Defeated HHH by DQ at the 1996 Royal Rumble and had some house show wins over him too.
- Finishing Move: Trash Compactor (tilt-a-whirl powerslam)
- Nice Hat
- Parts Unknown: "Mt. Trashmore, FL"
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: He's a wrestling garbageman.
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
- 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-
T.L. Hopper/Uncle Cletus Godwinn (Tony Anthony) 1996-1997
- Farm Boy: As Uncle Cletus
- Finishing Move: (as T.L. Hopper): Down the Drain
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He cost the Godwinns the WWE World Tag Team Titles when he accidentally hit Henry with his horseshoe. They beat him up for it.
- Jobber: As T.L. Hopper
- The Scrappy: Invoked and Lampshaded by Vince McMahon on commentary following his surprise debut in the Godwinns' corner on the September 8, 1997 Raw.VINCE: "Oh great, just what the world needs, another Godwinn."
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: T.L. Hopper was a wrestling plumber.
Curtis Hughes 1993, 1997, 1999
Jeff Jarrett (Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett) 1993-1996, 1997-1999
Ahmed Johnson (Anthony Norris) 1995-1998
- Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil: Depending on his Face/Heel status
- The Big Guy/The Brute: Depends on his Face/Heel status.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Finishing Move: The Pearl River Plunge (Tiger Driver)
- Genius Bruiser
- Glass Cannon: Strong but injury prone.
- Power Stable: The Nation of Domination
- Precision F-Strike: To Jeff Jarrett, who refused to wrestle him on the December 1, 1997 Raw."Well, I guess you're just chicken(bleep!)"
- Put on a Bus: Because he kept getting injured since August 1996 and couldn't stay healthy.
- Red Baron: "The Pearl River Powerhouse"
- Underwear of Power
- The Unintelligible: See Memetic Mutation.
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
- The Brute: As a Heel.
- 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.
- Bus Crash: He died in 2014.
- 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
- Cassandra Truth: Was the first to warn the WWF about the Ministry of Darkness, but naturally was dismissed as insane ramblings by the likes of Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole.
- Corrupt Hick: He and his "brother" used this gimmick as heels when they had the Godwinn gimmick
- Eye Scream: The eye in the jar.
- Facial Markings
- Fan Disservice: As Naked Mideon.
- Fun with Acronyms: He was pig farmer Phineas I. Godwinn. As a bonus his partner was Henry O. Godwinn.
- Mad Oracle: The Undertaker's soothsayer in the Ministry of Darkness.
- Primal Stance: Would often come into the ring on all fours and remain there during his entrance.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming
- Skunk Stripe/Locked into Strangeness: Presumably as a result, along with everything else sustained during his ministry makeover.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Mideon was spelled Midian initially.
- Touched by Vorlons: After being indoctrinated into the Ministry of Darkness, he gains psychic powers.
- Unrelated Brothers: With Mark Canterbury as the Godwinns.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: First as wrestling hog farmer, Phineas I. Godwinn, then as one of Jeff Jarrett's bodyguards named Southern Justice.
Mo (Robert Horne) 1993-1996
- The Jannetty: To Mabel.
- Red Baron: "Sir" Mo, when Mabel won the 1995 King of the Ring tournament.
- Scary Black Man
- Tag Team: Men on a Mission with Mabel.
Aldo Montoya/Justin Credible (Peter Joseph Polaco) 1993–1997, 2001-2003, 2006, 2012
- Bald of Evil: As Credible.
- Beard of Evil: In the Alliance and in X-Factor.
- Cool Mask: Averted, as his Aldo Montoya mask was often compared to a jockstrap.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Punny Name: His second name is just incredible.
- Red Baron: As Aldo Montoya he was known as the "Portuguese Man O' War".
- Weapon of Choice: A kendo stick in hardcore matches.
Pierre Ouellette / Jean-Pierre Lafitte (Carl Joseph Yvon Ouellet) 1993-1995, 1998-2000
- Always Gets His Man: As Quebecer Pierre.
- Canada, Eh?
- Civvie Spandex: As Quebeccer Pierre.
- Cool Shades: As Quebecer Pierre.
- Dirty Cop: As Quebecer Pierre.
- Dreadful Musician: Sings in the Quebeccers theme... off-key.
- Eyepatch of Power: As Jean-Pierre Lafitte and later Quebeccer Pierre.
- Foreign Wrestling Heel: As Quebeccer Pierre.
- Glass Eye: In Real Life.
- Pirate: As Jean-Pierre Lafitte.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: First, a wrestling mountie, then a wrestling Pirate.
Papa Shango / Kama / The Godfather / The Goodfather (Charles Wright) 1992-1993, 1995-2002, 2013
- Braids of Action: Cornrows as the Goodfather.
- Carry a Big Stick: As Shango and as the Godfather.
- Catch-Phrase: "Pimpin ain't easy!" (As The Godfather)
- Culture Police: When The Godfather did a Face–Heel Turn and joined Right To Censor, becoming The Goodfather.
- Defanged Horrors: Papa Shango.
- Dem Bones: As illustrated.
- Diabolus ex Machina: He came back just to ruin the relationship between Lillian Garcia and Viscera by enticing Viscera with his hos to convince him marriage was not worth it.
- Dress Code: As the "Goodfather" in Right To Censor, his only drastic character change to be addressed on screen.
- Facial Markings (As Papa Shango)
- Finishing Move: Shoulder Breaker; Pimp Drop (Death Valley Bomb); Ho Train (Corner Splash)
- Hollywood Voodoo (As Papa Shango)
- I Have Many Names: As shown above.
- Nice Hat (Both)
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: As the Godfather, Wright actually used the city's local...errr, talent to work as models for the show. Most of the time he treated them with utmost respect, but Mick Foley recalls one time he stormed backstage shouting, "Those fucking bitches!" This was because the girls that night took things many times too far in their... ah, activities.
- Parts Unknown: Billed from there as Papa Shango.
- "The Red Light District" as the Godfather
- Pimp Duds (As The Godfather)
- Pit Girls: The Godfather's "Hos", subverted by "The Hardcore Ho", who won the WWF Hardcore title and "The Head Ho", who would later become WWE's Victoria/TNA's Tara.
- Power Stable: The Million Dollar Corporation, the Nation of Domination, the Nation and Right to Censor.
- Red Baron: Kama's was "The Supreme Fighting Machine".
- Religion Is Magic (As Papa Shango)
- Shout-Out: His Kama "The Supreme Fighting Machine" gimmick was an obvious one to Ultimate Fighting Championship, which was popular at the time. More specifically, Kama resembled the UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo, both in name (Kama-Kimo) and physique (big dudes, nasty looks, tanned skin, tattoos). The gimmick itself, however, was something more like straight out of Street Fighter.
- Simple Staff: The Godfather's pimp cane.
- The Stoner: The Godfather ALWAYS ended his pre-match spiel with "I want ya' to roll a fatty for this pimp daddy, light that blunt/stinky green/hydro up and say 'PIMPING AIN'T EASY!'".
- Would Hit a Girl: After joining Right to Censor, he threw the woman who would become known as Victoria threw a table.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling pimp (The Godfather)
- Wrestling Monster: (As Papa Shango)
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
- Alliterative Name
- Artistic License – Geography: As Sincere, he was billed from "Italy." Not any specific place in Italy, just "Italy."
- Fake Nationality: He's actually from Pennsylvania.
- Finishing Move: Sincerely Yours (Full-Nelson Slam). Renamed Housequake after he shed the gimmick.
- Jobber: Pretty much, and Marc Mero even called him one.
- Nice Hat
- Real Men Wear Pink
- Self-Proclaimed Liar: This was the whole idea of the Sincere gimmick, he said he was sincere even though he actually wasn't.
Samu (Samula Anoa'i) 1992-1994
- The Jannetty: To Fatu.
- Hard Head
- Tag Team: The Headshrinkers with Fatu.
- Wild Samoan
- Wrestling Family: Is the son of Wild Samoan Afa.
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
- Atrocious Alias: "Kwang"
- A Handful for an Eye: Spit evil Japanese mist as Kwang.
- Kick Dude: Regularly used the spinning heel kick
- Power Stable: Formed Los Boricuas after Faarooq fired him from the Nation of Domination.
- Puerto Rico
- Red Baron (as Savio): "The Caribbean Legend".
- Wearing A Flag As Wrestling Attire
- Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!