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** He slammed [=Kamala=] during their match at ''W*ING Desire for Blood'', April 5, 1992.

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** He slammed [=Kamala=] Wrestling/{{Kamala}} during their match at ''W*ING Desire for Blood'', April 5, 1992.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Sullivan is afraid of [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Vampire Warrior]] because Sullivan is convinced Vampire Warrior wants to take Sullivan's throne. Kevin's jealous guarding of this lead him to stake Vampire Warrior but this only immobilized Vampire rather than dust him this ''just'' made Vampire Warrior stop moving, making Sullivan scared of what may happen if the stake was moved.


* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: On Caged Heat Radio's ''Reality Check'', he said politically correctness was what was ruining pro wrestling, and to a lesser extent, the United States Of America, citing the fact that he was being interviewed by a "woman and a minority" in Amber Rodriguez.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: On Caged Heat Radio's ''Reality Check'', he said politically political correctness was what was ruining pro wrestling, and to a lesser extent, the United States Of America, citing the fact that he was being interviewed by a "woman and a minority" in Amber Rodriguez.Rodriguez. Just exactly what was someone who worked with Jacqueline and would have against women and minorities was never adequately explained beyond supposed locker room mixing resulting from a ''planned'' interview.


** TheBusCameBack: After Wrestling/VinceRusso's first run as booker in late 1999-early 2000 failed, was brought back with J.J. Dillon and Terry Taylor to try to salvage his mess. Sent away again when Russo and Wrestling/EricBischoff were brought back in April 2000.

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** TheBusCameBack: After Wrestling/VinceRusso's first run as booker in late 1999-early 2000 failed, was brought back with J.J. Dillon Wrestling/JamesJDillon and Terry Taylor to try to salvage his mess. Sent away again when Russo and Wrestling/EricBischoff were brought back in April 2000.


** Dungeon Of Doom (WCW 1995-1997): with Kamala, the Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake), the Shark (John Tenta), [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]], Meng, [[Wrestling/RonReis the Yeti]], Wrestling/JimmyHart, Wrestling/LexLuger, [[Wrestling/BillDeMott Hugh Morrus], Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, Wrestling/TheBarbarian, [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Loch Ness]] and others.

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** Dungeon Of Doom (WCW 1995-1997): with Kamala, the Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake), the Shark (John Tenta), [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]], Meng, [[Wrestling/RonReis the Yeti]], Wrestling/JimmyHart, Wrestling/LexLuger, [[Wrestling/BillDeMott Hugh Morrus], Morrus]], Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, Wrestling/TheBarbarian, [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Loch Ness]] and others.

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!! Works associated with Kevin Sullivan that have pages on TV Tropes:
* Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom
* Wrestling/TheVarsityClub


[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the Comic book character villain ''ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}'', or the completely unrelated task-setting UK comedy series ''Series/{{Taskmaster}}''. Or the unrelated, but very similarly named, video game ''VideoGame/{{Taskmaker}}''.


!! Works Associated with Kevin Sullivan that have pages on TV Tropes:
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* Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom
* Wrestling/TheVarsityClub
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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the Comic book character villain ''ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}'', or the completely unrelated task-setting UK comedy series ''Series/{{Taskmaster}}''. Or the unrelated, but very similarly named, video game ''VideoGame/{{Taskmaker}}''.


!! Works Associated with Kevin Sullivan that have pages on TV Tropes:
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* Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom
* Wrestling/TheVarsityClub
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''VideoGame/{{Taskmaker}}''




!! Works Associated with Kevin Sullivan that have pages on TV Tropes:
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* Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom
* Wrestling/TheVarsityClub
[[/index]]



* {{Expy}}: Wrestling/TheUndertaker (particularly his Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness run), Mick Foley, Raven, and, through Raven, Wrestling/CMPunk have all drawn on Sullivan.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}[=/=]LegacyCharacter: Wrestling/TheUndertaker (particularly his Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness run), Mick Foley, Raven, and, through Raven, Wrestling/CMPunk have all drawn on Sullivan.



** He's also used a Samoan Drop and a sleeper.



** He slammed [=Kamala=] during their match at W*ING Desire for Blood, April 5, 1992.

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** He slammed [=Kamala=] during their match at W*ING ''W*ING Desire for Blood, Blood'', April 5, 1992.



** Crossed with ArtisticLicenseGeography: After Davis' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZibUcEGNe0 first match]] in this role, Sullivan cut a promo about how "The Dream" had spent time with Abudadein[[note]]Sullivan's Army of Darkness featured a manager named [[http://www.snakemaster.com Abudadein]], who should not be confused with Curtis Iaukea's RealLife son Rocky Iaukea, who competed in [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pnw/nwa NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling]] and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pr/wwc the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico]] as Abbuda Dein[[/note]] on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugis_Street Bugis Street]] in [=Singapore=]. Davis apparently hadn't been briefed on Southeast Asian geography, since he mentioned that he had been to [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Bangkok]].

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** Crossed with ArtisticLicenseGeography: After Davis' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZibUcEGNe0 first match]] in this role, Sullivan cut a promo about how "The Dream" had spent time with Abudadein[[note]]Sullivan's Army of Darkness featured a manager named [[http://www.snakemaster.com Abudadein]], Abudadein, who should not be confused with Curtis Iaukea's RealLife son Rocky Iaukea, who competed in [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pnw/nwa NWA Pacific Northwest Wrestling]] and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pr/wwc the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico]] as Abbuda Dein[[/note]] on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugis_Street Bugis Street]] in [=Singapore=]. Davis apparently hadn't been briefed on Southeast Asian geography, since he mentioned that he had been to [[UsefulNotes/{{Thailand}} Bangkok]].
** During Sullivan's Slaughterhouse's debut on "The Louisville Slugger" mentioned under Noodle Incident above, Sullivan said, "This is not [[Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen the most elite group in professional wrestling.]] We don't ride in no limos. We're the ones who go and turn the limos over and grab the people who ride in the limos, who fly the jets."


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* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Valet]]: Fat, bald and crazy during his most successful period, and yet he had ''Woman'', ''Jacqueline'' and the former ''Kimona Wanalaya'' in his corner at different points in his career.


* HatesEveryoneEqually: During the Varsity Club's run, he cut a promo where he said, "We don't like ANYONE!"

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* HatesEveryoneEqually: During the Varsity Club's Wrestling/TheVarsityClub's run, he cut a promo where he said, "We don't like ANYONE!"


** [[JerkJock The Varsity Club (NWA/WCW 1988-1989, 2000)]]: with Rick Steiner and Wrestling/MikeRotunda (both versions), "Dr. Death" Steve Williams and Wrestling/DanSpivey (80's version), and Leia Meow (real name Kristina Laum, aka Kimona Wanalaya) (2000 version).

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** [[JerkJock The Varsity Club (NWA/WCW 1988-1989, 2000)]]: with Rick Steiner and Wrestling/MikeRotunda (both versions), "Dr. Death" Steve Williams and Wrestling/DanSpivey (80's version), and Leia Meow (real name Kristina Laum, aka Kimona Wanalaya) Wrestling/KimonaWanalaya) (2000 version).


* TheCameo: Refereed the Wrestling/{{Raven}}-[[Wrestling/JimFullington Sandman]] [[GimmickMatches Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match]] at ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} NWA TNA]] #35,'' March 5, 2003.

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* TheCameo: Refereed the Wrestling/{{Raven}}-[[Wrestling/JimFullington Sandman]] [[GimmickMatches Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match]] at ''[[Wrestling/{{TNA}} ''[[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling NWA TNA]] #35,'' March 5, 2003.



* LegacyCharacter: Pretty much any wrestler leading a {{Cult}} (Wrestling/{{Raven}}, Wrestling/TheUndertaker [during the Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness run in 1999], Wrestling/{{Raven}}, Wrestling/{{UltraMantis Black}}).



* NoSell: Often in squashes, otherwise it would vary depending on who his opponent was at the time. For example, he no-sold some of Benoit's punches early on in their Falls Count Anywhere match at ''WCW The Great American Bash 96'', though he did sell Benoit slamming the men's room stall door on his head, for obvious reasons.

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* NoSell: Often in squashes, otherwise it would vary depending on who his opponent was at the time. For example, he no-sold some of Benoit's punches early on in their Falls Count Anywhere match at ''WCW The Great American Bash 96'', though he did sell Benoit slamming the [[BathroomBrawl men's room stall door door]] on his head, for obvious reasons.



** [[Characters/WCWInvasion Lodi]] (real name Brad Cain) of Raven's Flock was so named because he looked like Music/BillyIdol.

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** [[Characters/WCWInvasion Lodi]] Wrestling/{{Lodi}} (real name Brad Cain) of Raven's Flock was so named because he looked like Music/BillyIdol.


** Dungeon Of Doom (WCW 1995-1997): with Kamala, the Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake), the Shark (John Tenta), [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]], Meng, [[Wrestling/RonReis the Yeti]], Wrestling/JimmyHart, Wrestling/LexLuger, Wrestling/HughMorrus, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, Wrestling/TheBarbarian, [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Loch Ness]] and others.

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** Dungeon Of Doom (WCW 1995-1997): with Kamala, the Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake), the Shark (John Tenta), [[Wrestling/TheBigShow The Giant]], Meng, [[Wrestling/RonReis the Yeti]], Wrestling/JimmyHart, Wrestling/LexLuger, Wrestling/HughMorrus, [[Wrestling/BillDeMott Hugh Morrus], Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, Wrestling/TheBarbarian, [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Loch Ness]] and others.


** Received one in ECW in 1995. After Luna Vachon made her surprise ECW debut at the end of ''ECW Enter Sandman,'' May 13, 1995, aligning herself with Wrestling/TommyDreamer, Raven, Wrestling/StevieRichards and Wrestling/{{Beulah McGillicutty}} cut a promo on a beach where Richards imitated the Purple Haze and talked about how Luna joining Sullivan's Army of Darkness "ruined Stevie Richards' childhood."
** In OVW, the vignette where the Disciples of Synn summoned [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Leviathan (Batista)]] from the deep was a direct {{Homage}} to the Florida vignette where Sullivan {{Summon|ingRitual}}ed the Purple Haze.


* AxCrazy: As the Master, sent mysterious threats to Brian Lee in late 1992 SMW. Made his debut at the November 8 show which was held at, of all places, the Sand Lick Elementary School in Hayski, KY. He came to the ring in a [[InTheHood hooded]] robe with [[OminousLatinChanting Gregorian chants]] as entrance music. Right when the match was about to start, he [[PlayingWithFire threw a fireball]] at Lee and removed the robe. Sullivan pulled out a metal spike (with announcer Bob Caudle saying, "Well, he's criminally insane, anyway") and proceeded to repeatedly stab Lee with the spike, leaving him a bloody mess. Sullivan's associates, [[Wrestling/BryanClarke the Nightstalker (Bryan "Adam Bomb"/"Wrath" Clarke)]] and Malachi (Peter "The Mongolian Mauler" Flowers) joined in on the beating. Raised to CrossesTheLineTwice by the fact that this show took place at an ''elementary school.''

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* AxCrazy: As the Master, sent mysterious threats to Brian Lee in late 1992 SMW. Made his debut at the November 8 show which was held at, of all places, the Sand Lick Elementary School in Hayski, KY. He came to the ring in a [[InTheHood hooded]] robe with [[OminousLatinChanting Gregorian chants]] as entrance music. Right when the match was about to start, he [[PlayingWithFire threw a fireball]] at Lee and removed the robe. Sullivan pulled out a metal spike (with announcer Bob Caudle saying, "Well, he's criminally insane, anyway") and proceeded to repeatedly stab Lee with the spike, leaving him a bloody mess. Sullivan's associates, [[Wrestling/BryanClarke the Nightstalker (Bryan "Adam Bomb"/"Wrath" Clarke)]] and Malachi (Peter "The Mongolian Mauler" Flowers) joined in on the beating. Raised to CrossesTheLineTwice Crosses The Line Twice by the fact that this show took place at an ''elementary school.''



* RealSongThemeTune:
** (in Florida): Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller"
*** Marius Constant's "''Series/TheTwilightZone'' (Main Title)"
** (in [=ECW=]): Music/BlackSabbath's "Black Sabbath"


** Back in late 1992-early 1993 in Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling, he cut a promo against wrestling being aimed at kids. If Sullivan wasn't so hated by online fans, this would qualify as HilariousInHindsight since much of what Sullivan said in the promo sounds like the complaints of online fans about [=WWE=]'s current "[[LighterAndSofter PG Era]]" today.

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** Back in late 1992-early 1993 in Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling, SMW, he cut a promo against wrestling being aimed at kids. If Sullivan wasn't so hated by online fans, this would qualify as HilariousInHindsight Hilarious In Hindsight since much of what Sullivan said in the promo sounds like the complaints of online fans about [=WWE=]'s current "[[LighterAndSofter PG Era]]" today.

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