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Lists the various Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestlers active during the Rock 'N' Wrestling Era, from January 23, 1984 through April 4, 1993. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.


!!!Wrestling/ArnAnderson (Marty Lunde) 1988-1989, 2001-

!!! Wrestling/TheBarbarian[=/=]Headshrinker Sionne (Sionne Vailahi) 1988-1992, 1994-1995

!!! Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake (Edward Harrison Leslie) 1984-1993

!!! [[Wrestling/JohnNord The Berzerker]] (John Nord) 1991-1993

!!! [[Wrestling/BigBossman The Big Bossman]] (Raymond Walter "Ray" Traylor, Jr.) 1988-1993, 1998-2003

!!! Wrestling/BamBamBigelow (Scott Charles Bigelow) 1987-1988, 1992-1995

!!! B. Brian Blair 1984-1988

!!! Tully Blanchard (Tully Arthur Blanchard) 1988-1989, 2006

!!! [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith The British Bulldog]] (David "Davey" Boy Smith) 1984-1988, 1990-1992, 1994-1997, 1999-2000

!!! "Jumpin'" Jim Brunzell 1984-1993

!!! Wrestling/KingKongBundy (Chris Pallies) 1985-1987, 1994-1995

!!! Big Bully Busick (Nick Busick) 1991
* AlliterativeName
* BadassMustache
* TheBully: Well, yeah.
* CigarChomper
* FinishingMove: The Stump Puller.
* HandicappedBadass: 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.
* NiceHat: A derby.
* TheRoaringTwenties: His gimmick was a throwback to that era.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He made his TV debut in August and left in November.
* UrExample: The first wrestler managed by [[Wrestling/HarveyWippleman Dr. Harvey Wippleman]].

!!! Cousin Junior (Lanny Kean) 1984-1985
* FarmBoy
* FinishingMove: Mule Kick
* NiceHat
* PartsUnknown: "Pigeon Forge, KY"
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: 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|Brothers}} WrestlingFamily: With Uncle Elmer, Hillbilly Jim and Cousin Luke

!!! Cousin Luke (Gene Petit) 1985-1987
* ArchEnemy: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr.
* FarmBoy
* FinishingMove: Mule Kick
* GameBreakingInjury: A broken ankle kept him out of the ''[=WrestleMania=] 2'' battle royal.
* PartsUnknown: "[=Hogwaller=], TN"
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Cousin Junior
* {{Unrelated|Brothers}} WrestlingFamily: With Uncle Elmer, Hillbilly Jim and Cousin Junior
* TheVoiceless

!!! Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan (James Edward Duggan) 1987-1993, 2005-2009

!!! [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Earthquake/Golga]] (John Anthony Tenta) 1989-1993, 1994, 1998-1999

!!! Wrestling/RicFlair (Richard Morgan "Ric" Fliehr) 1991-1993, 2001-2009, 2012-

!!! Duane Gill/Gillberg (Duane Gill) 1991-1994, 1998-2000, 2017
* BoisterousWeakling
* CatchPhrase: "Who's First?"
* FingerlessGloves
* InvertedTrope: The following would be played straight if he was Goldberg, but since he's Gillberg...
** BadassBeard
** BaldOfAwesome
** RammingAlwaysWorks: Using the [[FinishingMove spear]].
** UnderwearOfPower
** UnstoppableRage
* {{Jobber}}: Despite being the longest reigning Light Heavyweight Champion in company history.
* PowerStable: Was part of the J.O.B Squad, a group of perennial jobbers like CrashHolly and AlSnow
* SayMyName / CrowdSong: During his entrance the crowd (and his own theme music) chants... "Giiilllberg... Giiilllberg... Giiilllberg..."
* StylisticSuck: His entire ring entrance.
* TakeThat: His whole character is this to Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}. WWE waited until ''after'' Goldberg had suffered his first official defeat to introduce the parody.

!!! [[Wrestling/{{Meng}} Haku]] (Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita) 1985-1992, 2001

!!! Wrestling/BretHart (Bret Sergeant Hart) 1984-1997, 2010

!!! Wrestling/OwenHart (Owen James Hart) 1988-1989, 1991-1999

!!! Hercules Hernandez (Raymond "Ray" Fernandez) 1985-1992
* AlliterativeName: '''Her'''cules '''Her'''nandez
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/HulkHogan, Billy Jack Haynes, Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, Wrestling/BobbyHeenan, [[Wrestling/TedDibiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]], [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Earthquake]], [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels The Rockers]]
* BadassBeard: Until he shaved it down to a BadassMustache
* TheBrute: As a heel
* ChainPain: Herc carried a very long chain and he wasn't afraid to use it.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Most of his gimmick centered around his strength.
* FinishingMove: "Back Breaker" Torture Rack, Full Nelson, Power-Plex (with Paul Roma)
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: The name Hernandez was dropped in late 1986, leaving him as simply Hercules.
* MadeASlave: [[Wrestling/TedDibiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]] attempted to buy Hercules from Wrestling/BobbyHeenan to be a slave. [[{{Understatement}} Herc wasn't too]] [[HeelFaceTurn happy about it]].
* PowerStable: He was part of the [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan Heenan Family]] from 1986-1988.
* RedBaron: "Hercules," "The Mighty"
* TagTeam: Power and Glory, with Paul Roma
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Wrestling/HillbillyJim (Jim Morris) 1984-1997

!!! [[Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan The Honky Tonk Man]] (Roy Wayne Farris) 1986-1991, 19971998, 2001, 2008

!!! Marty Jannetty (Frederick Marty Jannetty) 1987, 1988-1992, 1992-1994, 1995-1996, 2005-2007, 2009
* TheBusCameBack: Every year and a half or so after WCW folded. He's usually on the wrong end of a match involving someone with a grudge against Shawn Michaels or a young superstar with a push or winning streak.
* ButtMonkey: Naming the least successful person of a Tag Team after they break up as [[PersonAsVerb the Jannetty]].
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: Unofficial [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]. To Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, and one of the most famous wrestling examples of the trope.
* RingOldies: Pushing 50 and still wrestling, and he's not half bad.
* TagTeam: The Rockers (with Wrestling/ShawnMichaels), The New Rockers (with [[Wrestling/AlSnow Lief Cassidy]])

!!! Wrestling/JunkyardDog (Sylvester Ritter) 1984-1988

!!! [[Wrestling/{{Kamala}} Kamala the Ugandan Giant]] (James Harper Harris), 1984, 1986-1987, 1992-1993

!!! Wrestling/DynamiteKid (Thomas "Tom" Billington) 1984-1988

!!! Corporal Kirchner (Mike Kirchner) 1986-1987
* AllAmericanFace
* AlwaysSecondBest: He couldn't be ranked higher than "Corporal" because of Sgt. Slaughter.
* BadassBeard
* FinishingMove: Airborne Slam
* UnnecessaryRoughness: Other wrestlers didn't want to work with him because they thought he was too stiff.
* UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks: Did a U.S. Army gimmick.

!!! Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (Michael Shawn Hickenbottom) 1988-2010

!!! [[Wrestling/MissingLink The Missing Link]] (Byron James John Robertson) 1985

!!! The Mountie (Jacques Rougeau Jr.) 1986-1994, 1998
* AlwaysGetsHisMan
* CanadaEh
* CivvieSpandex: Wrestles in his mountie gear.
* CoolShades
* DirtyCop
* DreadfulMusician: Sings in both his Mountie and Quebecers themes... off-key.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* NiceHat
* SiblingTeam: With his older brother Raymond as the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers.
* StunGuns
* TagTeam: The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (with Raymond Rougeau), The Quebeccers (with Pierre Oulette)
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling mountie.

!!! Nailz (Kevin Wacholz) 1992
* ArchEnemy: Big Bossman
* AxCrazy
* CassandraTruth: 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.
* CatchPhrase: "Who's the boss now, Boss Man?!"
* FinishingMove: Strangle Sleeper
* InstitutionalApparel: Despite being released from prison, Nailz still wore his prisoner uniform at all times.
* LargeHam: Even by wrestling standards. Nailz would scream/growl every line of dialogue while often frothing at the mouth.
%%* MightyGlacier
* UnstoppableRage

!!! Jim Neidhart (James Henry "Jim" Neidhart) 1985-1992, 1994-1997, 2007
* BadassBeard: Eh, it's more of a goatee, but it still counts.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CommutingOnABus: 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.
* EvilLaugh
* FastballSpecial: The Rocket Launcher, where The Anvil would throw Wrestling/OwenHart off the top rope onto their opponent.
* GeniusBruiser
* ItRunsInTheFamily
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Bret Hart.
* RealMenWearPink
* RedBaron: "The Anvil"
* TagTeam: With Wrestling/BretHart as the Hart Foundation.
** The New Foundation, with Owen in late 1991 to early 1992.
* WhosOnFirst: It was the source of his short-lived masked "Who" gimmick in mid-1996.
* WrestlingFamily: Jim married into the Hart family and his daughter is Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart.

!!! [[Wrestling/TheOneManGang The One Man Gang[=/=]Akeem]] (George Gray) 1987-1990

!!! Outback Jack (Peter Stilsbury) 1986-1988
* UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}
* CaptainErsatz[=/=]NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: For Film/CrocodileDundee.
* DemotedToExtra[=/=]{{Jobber}}: He'd beat the lower ranked guys but lose to more significant guys.
* FinishingMove: Boomerang clothesline
* LandDownUnder
* NiceHat
* ToothyIssue

!!! [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]] (Roderick George "Roddy" Toombs) 1984-1996, 2003, 2005-2015

!!! "Leaping" Lanny Poffo/The Genius (Lanny Mark Poffo) 1985-1992
* BadassBeard
* CulturedBadass: Would read poetry to the audience on the back of frisbees as "Leaping" Lanny.
* GeniusBruiser: Was this as The Genius:.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: When your brother is '''Randy Savage'''...
* RedBaron: "Leaping" and "The Genius."
* UnderwearOfPower
* UrExample: One of the first North American wrestlers to use the Senton Bomb and the moonsault in the arsenal.
* WrestlingFamily: His brother was [[Wrestling/RandySavage "Macho Man" Randy Savage]], and his father, Angelo Poffo, was a famous wrestler in the 1950s and 60s.

!!! Jim Powers (James Manley) 1984-1994
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Paul Roma.
* {{Jobber}}: Became this after the breakup of the Young Stallions.
* TagTeam: The Young Stallions with Paul Roma.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Teamed with Paul Roma as the Young Stallions from 1987 to 1989 despite the two hating each other backstage.
* UnderwearOfPower

!!! Wrestling/HarleyRace 1986-1989

!!! [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon/Scott Hall]] (Scott Oliver Hall) 1992-1996, 2002

!!! [[Wrestling/{{Goldust}} Dustin Rhodes/Goldust]] (Dustin Patrick Runnels) 1990-1991, 1995-1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2006, 2008-2012, 2013-

!!! Wrestling/DustyRhodes (Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.) 1989-1991, 2005-2007, 2009-2015

!!! [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]] (Aurelian Smith, Jr.) 1986-1992, 1996-1997

!!! [[Wrestling/MikeRotunda Mike Rotunda[=/=]Irwin R. Schyster]] (Lawrence Michael "Mike" Rotunda) 1984-1987, 1991-1995

!!! Raymond "Ray" Rougeau 1986-2002, 2017-
* ActionSurvivor: Worked as both an interviewer and the play-by-play announcer for the French syndicated WWF programming distributed to Quebec, Europe, and Africa from 1991-2002, and as part of WWE's French announce team from 2017 onwards.
* AlliterativeName
* BadassMustache
* CanadaEh
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* SiblingTeam: With his younger brother Jacques as the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers.

!!! Wrestling/RickRude (Richard Erwin "Rick" Rood) 1987-1990, 1997

!!! [[Wrestling/RandySavage "Macho Man" Randy Savage]] (Randall Mario "Randy" Poffo) 1985-1994

!!! Wrestling/BuzzSawyer (Bruce Woyan) 1984

!!! [[Wrestling/SidEudy Sid Justice/Sycho Sid]] (Sidney Raymond "Sid" Eudy) 1991-1992, 1995-1997, 2012

!!! Skinner ([[Wrestling/TheFabulousOnes Stephen Paul]] [[Wrestling/DoinkTheClown "Steve" Keirn]]) 1991-1993, 2007-
* ImprovisedWeapon: Skinner's use of an alligator claw.
* RetiredBadass: Now works as the President of [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT Wrestling]] (formally Florida Championship Wrestling), WWE's developmental league.
* SquashMatch: Was on the wrong side of one against Wrestling/OwenHart at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VIII''.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A wrestling alligator hunter, then a wrestling clown as Doink.
* WrestlingFamily: Well, almost. Keirn's son Cory had three matches in FCW in 2007 and left wrestling right after.

!!! [[Wrestling/DanSpivey Dan Spivey/Waylon Mercy]] 1985-1988, 1995

!!! [[Wrestling/RickySteamboat Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat]] (Richard Henry Blood, Sr.) 1985-1988, 1991, 2009

!!! Wrestling/ScottSteiner (Scott Carl Rechsteiner) 1992-1994, 2002-2004

!!! The Tonga Kid[=/=]Islander Tama (Samuel Larry Anoa'i Fatu) 1984-1988
* ArchEnemy: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, The British Bulldogs
* FaceHeelTurn: When he became Tama.
* [[BreakupBreakout The Jannetty]]: To Jimmy Snuka and to [[Wrestling/{{Meng}} Haku]].
* PowerStable: The Heenan Family
* TagTeam: The Islanders with Haku.
* WildSamoan
* WrestlingFamily

!!! [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]] (Warrior FKA James Brian Hellwig) 1987-1992, 1996

!!! Uncle Elmer (Stan Frazier) 1985-1986
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BigFun
* FarmBoy: He was from Mississippi.
%%* MightyGlacier
%%* NiceHat
* PapaWolf: To anyone who threatened his [[UnrelatedBrothers "family"]]
* RingOldies: Was pushing '''47''' when he debuted in WWE. Understandably, he didn't have a long run.
* {{Unrelated|Brothers}} WrestlingFamily: Uncle to Hillbilly Jim, Cousin Junior and Cousin Luke.

!!! Wrestling/TheUndertaker (Mark William Callaway) 1990-

!!! Mad Dog Vachon (Maurice Vachon) 1984-1985
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CanadaEh
* CarpetOfVirility
* HeelFaceTurn: After decades of being a {{Heel}} he was a {{Face}} for his short run with the company before he retired.
* RedBaron
* RingOldies: Was still wrestling at 55.
* WrestlingFamily: Brother of wrestlers Paul and Vivian Vachon, and the uncle of wrestler Wrestling/LunaVachon.

!!! Wrestling/{{Virgil}} (Mike Jones) 1987-1994, 2010

!!! [[Wrestling/VonErichFamily Kerry Von Erich]] (Kerry Gene Adkisson) 1990-1992

!!! Wrestling/KokoBWare (James Ware) 1986-1994

!!! Wrestling/BarryWindham (Barry Clinton Windham) 19841985, 1989, 1996-1998

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!!! Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} (Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i) 1992-1996