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.


General Skandor Akbar (James Wehba) 1976

André the Giant (André René Roussimoff) 1973-1991

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

Johnny Barend (John R. Barend) 1962-1963

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

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

Bruiser Brody (Frank Donald Goodish) 1976-1977

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

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

Johnny De Fazio (John De Fazio) 1962-1985

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: Has the looks when younger. In fact, while wrestling in United States, regional promotors used to ask him seriously if he was a Bruce Lee relative.
  • 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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pat Patterson (Pierre Clermont) 1979-2004

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

Johnny Rodz (Johnny Rodriguez) 1967-1985

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

Bruno Sammartino (Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino) 1959-1988

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

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

Stan Stasiak (George Stipich) 1971-1979

Kevin Sullivan 1975-1977

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