Characters / WWE World Wide Wrestling Federation

Lists the various WWE wrestlers active during the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) Era, from April 29, 1963 through January 23, 1984. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.


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    A 

Adrian Adonis (Keith A. Franke) 1982-1987

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General Skandor Akbar (James Wehba) 1976

André the Giant (André René Roussimoff) 1973-1991

Tony Atlas (Anthony White) 1983-1987, 1990-1991, 2008-2010

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    B 

Bob Backlund (Robert Lee "Bob" Backlund) 1977-1984, 1992-1997, 2000, 2007

Johnny Barend (John R. Barend) 1962-1963

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Dino Bravo (Adolfo Bresciano) 1977-1978, 1986-1992

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Bobo Brazil (Houston Harris) 1963-1968, 1976-1977, 1984

The Brooklyn Brawler (Steve Lombardi) 1983-2016

Bruiser Brody (Frank Donald Goodish) 1976-1977

    C 

Bad News Brown (Allen James Coage) 1978-1979, 1988-1990

Haystacks Calhoun (William Dee Calhoun) 1958, 1964-1965, 1968-1969, 1973-1976, 1978, 1979

The Crusher (Reggie Lisowski) 1963, 1986, 1987, 1988

    D 

Ted DiBiase (Theodore Marvin "Ted" DiBiase, Sr.) 1979, 1987-1996

Johnny De Fazio (John De Fazio) 1962-1985

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    F 

Jackie Fargo (Henry Faggart) 1956, 1957, 1963, 1967

Pampero Firpo (Juan Kachmanian) 1972

Tatsumi Fujinami (藤波 辰爾, Fujinami Tatsumi, 1978-1985)

  • Bruce Lee Clone: Had the looks when younger. In fact, while wrestling in United States, regional promoters used to ask him seriously if he was a relative to Bruce Lee.
  • Red Baron: "Honoo no Hiryu" ("Dragon of the Flame")
  • Signature Move: Dragon Sleeper and Dragon Suplex
  • Suplex Finisher: Dragon Suplex
  • Ur-Example: Innovated the Dragon Sleeper and the Dragon Suplex, he also was the first IWGP Tag Team Champion with Kengo Kimura.
  • Wrestling Family: His son Leona competes for the Dradition promotion in Japan.

    G 

Eddie Gilbert (Thomas Edward Gilbert Jr.) 1982-1984

Superstar Billy Graham (Eldridge Wayne Coleman) 1975-1978, 1982-1983, 1986-1988

Eddie Graham (Edward Gossett) 1959, 1960, 1964. 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)

    H 

Stan Hansen (John Stanley Hansen) 1976-1977, 1980, 1981

Larry Hennig (Lawrence Henry Hennig) 1965,1973-1974

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Hulk Hogan (Terry Gene Bollea) 1979-1980, 1983-1993, 2002-2003, 2005-2007, 2014-2015

Barry Horowitz 1981-1983, 1997-1990, 1991-1997

    I 

King Curtis Iaukea/The Wizard (Curtis Iaukea) 1966, 1972-1973, 1986-1987

Antonio Inoki (born 猪木寛至, Inoki Kanji) late 1970s - early 1980s

The Iron Sheik (Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri) 1979-1980, 1983-1987, 1988, 1991-1992, 1996-1997

    J 

Rocky Johnson (Wayde Douglas Bowles) 1983-1984

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    K 

Killer Khan (小沢 正志 Ozawa Masashi;, Masashi Ozawa) 1980-1982, 1987

Ivan Koloff (Oreal Perras) 1963, 1969-1971, 1975-1976, 1978-1979, 1983

Killer Kowalski (Władek (later Walter) Kowalski) 1957-1958, 1962-1964, 1968-1970, 1974-1977

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    L 

Ernie Ladd (Ernest Ladd) 1964, 1968-1970, 1972, 1975-1976, 1978, 1980-1981

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    M 

Rick Martel (Richard Vigneault) 1980-1982, 1986-1995

Mil Máscaras (Aaron Rodríguez) 1972–1973, 1977–1978, 1981, 1997

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Chief Wahoo McDaniel (Edward McDaniel) 1965-1968

Gorilla Monsoon (Robert James "Gino" Marella) 1959-1999

Pedro Morales 1959, 1963-1964, 1970-1974, 1980-1982, 1986-1987

Mr. Perfect (Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig) 1982-1984, 1988-1996, 2002

Don Muraco (Donald Muraco) 1981-1988

    O 

Paul Orndorff (Paul Parlette Orndorff, Jr.) 1983-1987

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Bob Orton (Robert Keith Orton) 1982, 1984-1987, 2005-2006

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    P 

Ken Patera 1977-1978, 1980, 1984-1985, 1987-1988

Pat Patterson (Pierre Clermont) 1979-2004

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    R 

Antonino Rocca (Antonino Biasetton) 1952–1963,1975–1977

Johnny Rodz (Johnny Rodriguez) 1967-1985

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Buddy Rogers (Herman Gregory Rohde, Jr.) 1961-1963, 1982

"Playboy" Buddy Rose (Paul Perschmann) 1982-1985, 1990-1991

    S 

Bruno Sammartino (Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino) 1959-1988

Tito Santana (Mercedes Solis) 1979-1980, 1983-1993

Larry Sharpe (Larry Weil) 1974, 1977-1982, 1985

Iron Mike Sharpe 1983-1995

The Sheik (Edward George Farhat) 1964-1969, 1973-1974

Sgt. Slaughter (Robert Remus) 1980-1984, 1990-2002, 2005-2009

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (James William Reiher Snuka) 1982-1985, 1989-1992

Stan Stasiak (George Stipich) 1971-1979

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George Steele (William James Myers) 1968-1970, 1972, 1976, 1984-1988, 1998-1999

Big John Studd (John William Minton) 1982-1986, 1989

Kevin Sullivan 1975-1977

    V 

Greg Valentine (John Wisniski, Jr.) 1978-1981, 1984-1992, 1993-1994

Nikolai Volkoff (Josip Nikolai Peruzović) 1968, 1970-1971, 1974, 1976-1977, 1979, 1984-1990, 1991-1992, 1994-1995

    Z 

Larry Zbyszko (Lawrence "Larry" Whistler) early 1974-1980

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