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Arn Anderson (Marty Lunde) 1988-1989, 2001-
The Barbarian/Headshrinker Sionne (Sionne Vailahi) 1988-1992, 1994-1995
Brutus Beefcake (Edward Harrison Leslie) 1984-1993
The Berzerker (John Nord) 1991-1993
The Big Bossman (Raymond Walter "Ray" Traylor, Jr.) 1988-1993, 1998-2003
Bam Bam Bigelow (Scott Charles Bigelow) 1987-1988, 1992-1995
B. Brian Blair 1984-1988
Tully Blanchard (Tully Arthur Blanchard) 1988-1989, 2006
The British Bulldog (David "Davey" Boy Smith) 1984-1988, 1990-1992, 1994-1997, 1999-2000
"Jumpin'" Jim Brunzell 1984-1993
King Kong Bundy (Chris Pallies) 1985-1987, 1994-1995
Big Bully Busick (Nick Busick) 1991
- Alliterative Name
- Badass Mustache
- The Bully: Well, yeah.
- Cigar Chomper
- Finishing Move: The Stump Puller.
- Handicapped Badass: Unknowingly wrestled all of his matches during his WWF tenure with a condition that caused his heart to beat irregularly and rapidly.
- Jerkass: He'd antagonize kids at ringside and even got in the face of ring announcer Mike McGuirk until Sid Justice made the save.
- Nice Hat: A derby.
- The Roaring Twenties: His gimmick was a throwback to that era.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He made his TV debut in August and left in November.
- Ur-Example: The first wrestler managed by Dr. Harvey Wippleman.
Cousin Junior (Lanny Kean) 1984-1985
- Farm Boy
- Finishing Move: Mule Kick
- Nice Hat
- Parts Unknown: "Pigeon Forge, KY"
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!/Real Life Writes the Plot: Walked out once he started making some money, although a variety of other theories have been floated as well. Hillbilly Jim has since said that Kean "went crazy." George "The Animal" Steele claimed that Kean felt that he had made enough money and so he retired.
- Unrelated Wrestling Family: With Uncle Elmer, Hillbilly Jim and Cousin Luke
Cousin Luke (Gene Petit) 1985-1987
- Arch-Enemy: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr.
- Farm Boy
- Finishing Move: Mule Kick
- Game-Breaking Injury: A broken ankle kept him out of the WrestleMania 2 battle royal.
- Parts Unknown: "Hogwaller, TN"
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Cousin Junior
- Unrelated Wrestling Family: With Uncle Elmer, Hillbilly Jim and Cousin Junior
- The Voiceless
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (James Edward Duggan) 1987-1993, 2005-2009
Earthquake/Golga (John Anthony Tenta) 1989-1993, 1994, 1998-1999
Ric Flair (Richard Morgan "Ric" Fliehr) 1991-1993, 2001-2009, 2012-
Duane Gill/Gillberg (Duane Gill) 1991-1994, 1998-2000
- Boisterous Weakling
- Catch Phrase: "Who's First?"
- Fingerless Gloves
- Inverted Trope: The following would be played straight if he was Goldberg, but since he's Gillberg...
- Jobber: Despite being the longest reigning Light Heavyweight Champion in company history.
- Power Stable: Was part of the J.O.B Squad, a group of perennial jobbers like Crash Holly and Al Snow
- Say My Name / Crowd Song: During his entrance the crowd (and his own theme music) chants... "Giiilllberg... Giiilllberg... Giiilllberg..."
- Stylistic Suck: His entire ring entrance.
- Take That: His whole character is this to Goldberg. WWE waited until after Goldberg had suffered his first official defeat to introduce the parody.
Haku (Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita) 1985-1992, 2001
Bret Hart (Bret Sergeant Hart) 1984-1997, 2010
Owen Hart (Owen James Hart) 1988-1989, 1991-1999
Hillbilly Jim (Jim Morris) 1984-1997
The Honky Tonk Man (Roy Wayne Farris) 1986-1991, 1997–1998, 2001, 2008
Junkyard Dog (Sylvester Ritter) 1984-1988
Kamala the Ugandan Giant (James Harper Harris), 1984, 1986-1987, 1992-1993
Corporal Kirchner (Mike Kirchner) 1986-1987
- All American Face
- Always Second Best: He couldn't be ranked higher than "Corporal" because of Sgt. Slaughter.
- Badass Beard
- Finishing Move: Airborne Slam
- Unnecessary Roughness: Other wrestlers didn't want to work with him because they thought he was too stiff.
- Yanks with Tanks: Did a U.S. Army gimmick.
Shawn Michaels (Michael Shawn Hickenbottom) 1988-2010
The Missing Link (Byron James John Robertson) 1985
The Mountie (Jacques Rougeau Jr.) 1986-1994, 1998
- Always Gets His Man
- Canada, Eh?
- Civvie Spandex: Wrestles in his mountie gear.
- Cool Shades
- Dirty Cop
- Dreadful Musician: Sings in both his Mountie and Quebecers themes... off-key.
- Foreign Wrestling Heel
- Nice Hat
- Sibling Team: With his older brother Raymond as the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers.
- Stun Guns
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling mountie.
Nailz (Kevin Wacholz) 1992
- Arch-Enemy: Big Bossman
- Cassandra Truth: His claims that Bossman was an evil, abusive prick based on how he treated him in his time behind bars fell completely on deaf ears at the time despite Bossman saying nothing to deny them. Years later, Bossman took part in the Attitude Era as Vince McMahon's corrupt SWAT enforcer and pretty much proved he was capable of everything Nailz claimed.
- Finishing Move: Sleeper.
- Institutional Apparel
Jim Neidhart (James Henry "Jim" Neidhart) 1985-1992, 1994-1997, 2007
- Badass Beard: Eh, it's more of a goatee, but it still counts.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Commuting on a Bus: After the Hart Foundation split in 1991, he faded into the background until he left in March 1992. He returned at King of the Ring in June 1994 and was gone by the end of the year. He made one appearance under his own name in 1996 before his short-lived repackaging as "Who." He returned properly in 1997 for the Hart Foundation reunion and left in December. Returned in 2007 for the Raw 15th Anniversary Battle Royal.
- Evil Laugh
- Genius Bruiser
- It Runs in the Family
- The Jannetty: To Bret Hart.
- Real Men Wear Pink
- Red Baron: "The Anvil"
- Tag Team: With Bret Hart as the Hart Foundation.
- The New Foundation, with Owen in late 1991 to early 1992.
- Who's on First?: It was the source of his short-lived masked "Who" gimmick in mid-1996.
The One Man Gang/Akeem (George Gray) 1987-1990
Outback Jack (Peter Stilsbury) 1986-1988
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (Roderick George "Roddy" Toombs) 1984-1996, 2003, 2005-2015
"Leaping" Lanny Poffo/The Genius (Lanny Mark Poffo) 1985-1992
- Badass Beard
- Cultured Badass: Would read poetry to the audience on the back of frisbees as "Leaping" Lanny.
- Genius Bruiser: Was this as The Genius:.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: When your brother is Randy Savage...
- Red Baron: "Leaping" and "The Genius."
- Underwear of Power
- Ur-Example: One of the first North American wrestlers to use the Senton Bomb and the moonsault in the arsenal.
- Wrestling Family: His brother was "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and his father, Angelo Poffo, was a famous wrestler in the 1950s and 60s.
Harley Race 1986-1989
Razor Ramon/Scott Hall (Scott Oliver Hall) 1992-1996, 2002
Dustin Rhodes/Goldust (Dustin Patrick Runnels) 1990-1991, 1995-1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2006, 2008-2012, 2013-
Dusty Rhodes (Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.) 1989-1991, 2005-2007, 2009-2015
Jake "The Snake" Roberts (Aurelian Smith, Jr.) 1986-1992, 1996-1997
Mike Rotunda/Irwin R. Schyster (Lawrence Michael "Mike" Rotunda) 1984-1987, 1991-1995
Rick Rude (Richard Erwin "Rick" Rood) 1987-1990, 1997
Randy Savage (Randall Mario "Randy" Poffo) 1985-1994
Buzz Sawyer (Bruce Woyan) 1984
Sid Justice/Sycho Sid (Sidney Raymond "Sid" Eudy) 1991-1992, 1995-1997
Skinner (Stephen Paul "Steve" Keirn) 1991-1993, 2007-
- Improvised Weapon: Skinner's use of an alligator claw.
- Retired Badass: Now works as the President of NXT Wrestling (formally Florida Championship Wrestling), WWE's developmental league.
- Squash Match: Was on the wrong side of one against Owen Hart at WrestleMania VIII.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling alligator hunter, then a wrestling clown as Doink.
- Wrestling Family: Well, almost. Keirn's son Cory had three matches in FCW in 2007 and left wrestling right after.
Dan Spivey/Waylon Mercy 1985-1988, 1995
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat (Richard Henry Blood, Sr.) 1985-1988, 1991, 2009
Scott Steiner (Scott Carl Rechsteiner) 1992-1994, 2002-2004
The Ultimate Warrior (Warrior FKA James Brian Hellwig) 1987-1992, 1996
Uncle Elmer (Stan Frazier) 1985-1986
- Farm Boy: He was from Mississippi.
- Papa Wolf: To anyone who threatened his "family"
- Ring Oldies: Was pushing 47 when he debuted in WWE. Understandably, he didn't have a long run.
- Unrelated Wrestling Family: Uncle to Hillbilly Jim, Cousin Junior and Cousin Luke.
The Undertaker (Mark William Callaway) 1990-
Mad Dog Vachon (Maurice Vachon) 1984-1985
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010.
- Bald of Awesome
- Canada, Eh?
- Carpet of Virility
- Heel–Face Turn: After decades of being a Heel he was a Face for his short run with the company before he retired.
- Red Baron
- Ring Oldies: Was still wrestling at 55.
- Wrestling Family: Brother of wrestlers Paul and Vivian Vachon, and the uncle of wrestler Luna Vachon.
Virgil (Mike Jones) 1987-1994, 2010
Kerry Von Erich (Kerry Gene Adkisson) 1990-1992