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[=SAnitY=] was a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable in Wrestling/{{WWE}} performing in their [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]] brand consisting of Wrestling/EricYoung, Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer), Nikki Cross (Nicola Glencross) and Killian Dain (Damian Mackle). The stable also formerly had Sawyer Fulton (Jacob Southwick), who was PutOnABus after an injury and later released.

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[[caption-width-right:350:L-R: Killian Dain, Wrestling/EricYoung, Alexander Wolfe; Nikki Cross Wrestling/NikkiCross is on the bottom]]

[=SAnitY=] was a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable in Wrestling/{{WWE}} performing in their [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]] brand consisting of Wrestling/EricYoung, Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer), Nikki Cross Wrestling/NikkiCross (Nicola Glencross) and Killian Dain (Damian Mackle). The stable also formerly had Sawyer Fulton (Jacob Southwick), who was PutOnABus after an injury and later released.


* AnimalMotifs: She has mannerisms that one would expect more from a playful cat than a psychotic human; she likes to rub her face on things and bat objects around with her hands (usually microphones or title belts), will often gently paw at other people, and sometimes crawls on all fours for no apparent reason.
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/RubyRiott. In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.
* AxCrazy: Especially her. While everybody in that stable is a bit off, she may be by far the least sane one of the group, which is ''really'' saying something. She's been seen (aside from mercilessly beating her opponents) punching, slapping and biting herself, crawling on the floor and snarling like an animal. And that was in and slightly after ''one five-minute match.'' Eric Young tried to calm her down (think about the implications of ''that'' for a second) and got an elbow to the face for his trouble.
* BadassBoast: When lucid, she declares herself to be "The Best in the Galaxy".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Besides being AxCrazy, Nikki also has many moments of being just plain old ''odd''. She's often seen squatting and crawling around for no reason, pawing at others and even saying things that make no sense to anyone besides herself.
* CombatPragmatist: Nikki knows how to fight dirty and then some. She often traps her opponents between the ring and the ring apron before pummelling them. During Money in the Bank 2019, she grabbed a ladder and spun it around her head like a helicopter in an unorthodox HerdHittingAttack.
* CuteAndPsycho: She can be found smiling like a kid in a candy shop at the violence brought on by her stablemates, commandeering her stablemates for piggyback rides, and, during her sit-down interview, repeatedly batted away the mic and tried to do her interview by walking too close to the camera and holding the mic herself (badly).
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDarkChick
* GigglingVillain: [[https://youtu.be/BtRArovOckk?t=16 Her girlish giggle]] definitely belies her twisted, psychotic, unstable personality. She often switches between this and LaughingMad at seemingly random times.
* HappilyMarried: With Killian Dain on January 17, 2019.
* LaughingMad: She's is unhinged to say the very least, and it really shows when she goes through fits of laughter at either the suffering of others (or herself), or when she laughs at nothing at all.
* NaiveNewcomer: When the 2019 Superstar Shake-up occurred, she was conspicuously absent from among the drafts and subsequently from any of the advertising materials on WWE TV. Eventually she showed up on Raw, having abandoned her AxCrazy persona because the persona was apparently making it difficult for her to "fit in" backstage (as [=SAnitY=] broke up prior to her being moved). The result is that her persona changed to a sweet, innocent babyface character who routinely appears to gets taken advantage of by the resident heel AlphaBitch, Alexa Bliss. The rest of the locker room has wised up to Alexa's behavior by this point, but Nikki follows the trope and doesn't recognize what Alexa is doing as Alexa is smart enough to hide her potential motives. For now, they appear to be the best of friends despite Alexa's poor track record.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She has a habit of literally jumping on the backs of her stablemates. She also likes to hype herself up by slapping the other members of [=SAnitY=] in the chest (or sometimes in the face), and she particularly likes to hug Killian Dain after the group dishes out a beatdown (even though she can't even come close to getting her arms around his huge body).
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's only 5'1", but she's very solidly built and she hits ''hard.''
* PsychopathicManchild: She often switches between girlish playfulness and ''batshit crazy'' at the drop of a hat. She's also fully capable of being both at the same time.
* SanitySlippage: When she made her initial debut, she was perfectly normal. When she reappeared with [=SAnitY=], the commentators were stunned by the change in her personality.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Once she arrives on Raw, she is forced to abandon her AxCrazy persona, which also results in her adopting this trope. She basically drops the Sanity gear in favor of just wearing her own merchandise and a much more "traditional" look. Even her match graphics are changed to represent her as a sweet, smiling naive girl rather than a grungy psychopath, though this is COMPLETELY averted when she competes as her old AxCrazy persona seems to be triggered when competing while being a giggling GenkiGirl otherwise, hinting at a rather complex Multiple Personality Disorder gimmick, though this has yet to be expanded on.
* SlasherSmile: This is pretty much her default facial expression. Pain and suffering is fun for her, even when it's her own.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female on the stable.
* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: Her first television match was as a cheerful face teaming with Carmella and Liv Morgan. The next time she appears, she was the most unhinged and violent member of [=SAnitY=] with no clue as to what happened to cause the shift.
* VillainousFriendship: Most recently, she seems to have formed one with Wrestling/AlexaBliss.
* VillainousRescue: Her debut on Monday Night RAW involved helping Natalya and Bayley fighting Wrestling/TheRiottSquad in a 6-Woman Tag Team match. This was surprising to many, since there had been no build-up or mention of her on the show before she appeared. Why she agreed to help them is unclear, though [[ArchEnemy her past beefs with Ruby Riott]] were probably a factor.
* ViolentGlaswegian: She was born in Glasgow and proves to be extremely aggressive in taking the fight to her opponents.

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* AnimalMotifs: She has mannerisms that one would expect more from a playful cat than a psychotic human; she likes to rub her face on things and bat objects around with her hands (usually microphones or title belts), will often gently paw at other people, and sometimes crawls on all fours for no apparent reason.
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/RubyRiott. In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.
* AxCrazy: Especially her. While everybody in that stable is a bit off, she may be by far the least sane one of the group, which is ''really'' saying something. She's been seen (aside from mercilessly beating her opponents) punching, slapping and biting herself, crawling on the floor and snarling like an animal. And that was in and slightly after ''one five-minute match.'' Eric Young tried to calm her down (think about the implications of ''that'' for a second) and got an elbow to the face for his trouble.
* BadassBoast: When lucid, she declares herself to be "The Best in the Galaxy".
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Besides being AxCrazy, Nikki also has many moments of being just plain old ''odd''. She's often seen squatting and crawling around for no reason, pawing at others and even saying things that make no sense to anyone besides herself.
* CombatPragmatist: Nikki knows how to fight dirty and then some. She often traps her opponents between the ring and the ring apron before pummelling them. During Money in the Bank 2019, she grabbed a ladder and spun it around her head like a helicopter in an unorthodox HerdHittingAttack.
* CuteAndPsycho: She can be found smiling like a kid in a candy shop at the violence brought on by her stablemates, commandeering her stablemates for piggyback rides, and, during her sit-down interview, repeatedly batted away the mic and tried to do her interview by walking too close to the camera and holding the mic herself (badly).
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDarkChick
* GigglingVillain: [[https://youtu.be/BtRArovOckk?t=16 Her girlish giggle]] definitely belies her twisted, psychotic, unstable personality. She often switches between this and LaughingMad at seemingly random times.
* HappilyMarried: With Killian Dain on January 17, 2019.
* LaughingMad: She's is unhinged to say the very least, and it really shows when she goes through fits of laughter at either the suffering of others (or herself), or when she laughs at nothing at all.
* NaiveNewcomer: When the 2019 Superstar Shake-up occurred, she was conspicuously absent from among the drafts and subsequently from any of the advertising materials on WWE TV. Eventually she showed up on Raw, having abandoned her AxCrazy persona because the persona was apparently making it difficult for her to "fit in" backstage (as [=SAnitY=] broke up prior to her being moved). The result is that her persona changed to a sweet, innocent babyface character who routinely appears to gets taken advantage of by the resident heel AlphaBitch, Alexa Bliss. The rest of the locker room has wised up to Alexa's behavior by this point, but Nikki follows the trope and doesn't recognize what Alexa is doing as Alexa is smart enough to hide her potential motives. For now, they appear to be the best of friends despite Alexa's poor track record.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: She has a habit of literally jumping on the backs of her stablemates. She also likes to hype herself up by slapping the other members of [=SAnitY=] in the chest (or sometimes in the face), and she particularly likes to hug Killian Dain after the group dishes out a beatdown (even though she can't even come close to getting her arms around his huge body).
* PintSizedPowerhouse: She's only 5'1", but she's very solidly built and she hits ''hard.''
* PsychopathicManchild: She often switches between girlish playfulness and ''batshit crazy'' at the drop of a hat. She's also fully capable of being both at the same time.
* SanitySlippage: When she made her initial debut, she was perfectly normal. When she reappeared with [=SAnitY=], the commentators were stunned by the change in her personality.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Once she arrives on Raw, she is forced to abandon her AxCrazy persona, which also results in her adopting this trope. She basically drops the Sanity gear in favor of just wearing her own merchandise and a much more "traditional" look. Even her match graphics are changed to represent her as a sweet, smiling naive girl rather than a grungy psychopath, though this is COMPLETELY averted when she competes as her old AxCrazy persona seems to be triggered when competing while being a giggling GenkiGirl otherwise, hinting at a rather complex Multiple Personality Disorder gimmick, though this has yet to be expanded on.
* SlasherSmile: This is pretty much her default facial expression. Pain and suffering is fun for her, even when it's her own.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female on the stable.
* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome: Her first television match was as a cheerful face teaming with Carmella and Liv Morgan. The next time she appears, she was the most unhinged and violent member of [=SAnitY=] with no clue as to what happened to cause the shift.
* VillainousFriendship: Most recently, she seems to have formed one with Wrestling/AlexaBliss.
* VillainousRescue: Her debut on Monday Night RAW involved helping Natalya and Bayley fighting Wrestling/TheRiottSquad in a 6-Woman Tag Team match. This was surprising to many, since there had been no build-up or mention of her on the show before she appeared. Why she agreed to help them is unclear, though [[ArchEnemy her past beefs with Ruby Riott]] were probably a factor.
* ViolentGlaswegian: She was born in Glasgow and proves to be extremely aggressive in taking the fight to her opponents.
See Wrestling/NikkiCross


* NaiveNewcomer: When she assigned to Monday Night Raw, she was conspicuously absent in any of the advertising materials. Eventually she showed up on Raw having abandoned her AxCrazy persona because the persona was apparently making it difficult for her to "fit in" backstage (as SAniTY broke up prior to her being moved). The result is that her persona changed to a sweet, innocent babyface character who routinely appears to gets taken advantage of by the resident heel AlphaBitch, Alexa Bliss. The rest of the locker room has wised up to Alexa's behavior by this point, but Nikki follows the trope and doesn't recognize what Alexa is doing as Alexa is smart enough to hide her potential motives. For now, they appear to be the best of friends despite Alexa's poor track record.

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* NaiveNewcomer: When she assigned to Monday Night Raw, the 2019 Superstar Shake-up occurred, she was conspicuously absent in from among the drafts and subsequently from any of the advertising materials. materials on WWE TV. Eventually she showed up on Raw Raw, having abandoned her AxCrazy persona because the persona was apparently making it difficult for her to "fit in" backstage (as SAniTY [=SAnitY=] broke up prior to her being moved). The result is that her persona changed to a sweet, innocent babyface character who routinely appears to gets taken advantage of by the resident heel AlphaBitch, Alexa Bliss. The rest of the locker room has wised up to Alexa's behavior by this point, but Nikki follows the trope and doesn't recognize what Alexa is doing as Alexa is smart enough to hide her potential motives. For now, they appear to be the best of friends despite Alexa's poor track record.


In 2019, Sawyer Fulton debuted at [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]] as "Mad Man" Fulton, a henchman for Wrestling/SamiCallihan in [[PowerStable oVe]]. In the WWE, meanwhile, Wrestling/EricYoung was drafted to ''Raw'' during the Superstar Shakeup. This, coupled with Alexander Wolfe teasing leaving the company, disbanded the stable for good. Wolfe was later sent to NXT UK, Dain to NXT proper, and Eric Young and Nikki Cross assigned to Monday Night Raw, where both were re-written as essentially new characters.

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In 2019, Sawyer Fulton debuted at [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]] Wrestling/ImpactWrestling as "Mad Man" Fulton, a henchman for Wrestling/SamiCallihan in [[PowerStable oVe]]. In the WWE, meanwhile, Wrestling/EricYoung Eric Young was drafted to ''Raw'' during the Superstar Shakeup.Shake-up. This, coupled with Alexander Wolfe teasing leaving the company, disbanded the stable for good. Wolfe was later sent to NXT UK, Dain to NXT proper, and Eric Young the main NXT, and Nikki Cross Cross, like Young, was assigned to Monday Night Raw, ''Raw'', where both were re-written as essentially new characters.


* SheCleansUpNicely: Once she arrives on Raw, she is forced to abandon her AxCrazy persona, which also results in her adopting this trope. She basically drops the Sanity gear in favor of just wearing her own merchandise and a much more "traditional" look. Even her match graphics are changed to represent her as a sweet, smiling naive girl rather than a grungy psychopath.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Once she arrives on Raw, she is forced to abandon her AxCrazy persona, which also results in her adopting this trope. She basically drops the Sanity gear in favor of just wearing her own merchandise and a much more "traditional" look. Even her match graphics are changed to represent her as a sweet, smiling naive girl rather than a grungy psychopath. psychopath, though this is COMPLETELY averted when she competes as her old AxCrazy persona seems to be triggered when competing while being a giggling GenkiGirl otherwise, hinting at a rather complex Multiple Personality Disorder gimmick, though this has yet to be expanded on.


* NaiveNewcomer: When she assigned to Monday Night Raw, she was conspicuously absent in any of the advertising materials. Eventually she showed up on Raw having abandoned her AxCrazy persona because the persona was apparently making it difficult for her to "fit in" backstage (as SAniTY broke up prior to her being moved). The result is that her persona changed to a sweet, innocent babyface character who routinely gets taken advantage of by the resident heel AlphaBitch, Alexa Bliss. The rest of the locker room has wised up to Alexa's behavior by this point, but Nikki follows the trope and doesn't recognize what Alexa is doing.

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* NaiveNewcomer: When she assigned to Monday Night Raw, she was conspicuously absent in any of the advertising materials. Eventually she showed up on Raw having abandoned her AxCrazy persona because the persona was apparently making it difficult for her to "fit in" backstage (as SAniTY broke up prior to her being moved). The result is that her persona changed to a sweet, innocent babyface character who routinely appears to gets taken advantage of by the resident heel AlphaBitch, Alexa Bliss. The rest of the locker room has wised up to Alexa's behavior by this point, but Nikki follows the trope and doesn't recognize what Alexa is doing.doing as Alexa is smart enough to hide her potential motives. For now, they appear to be the best of friends despite Alexa's poor track record.


In 2019, Sawyer Fulton debuted at [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]] as "Mad Man" Fulton, a henchman for Wrestling/SamiCallihan in [[PowerStable oVe]]. In the WWE, meanwhile, Wrestling/EricYoung was drafted to ''Raw'' during the Superstar Shakeup. This, coupled with Alexander Wolfe teasing leaving the company, disbanded the stable for good.

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In 2019, Sawyer Fulton debuted at [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]] as "Mad Man" Fulton, a henchman for Wrestling/SamiCallihan in [[PowerStable oVe]]. In the WWE, meanwhile, Wrestling/EricYoung was drafted to ''Raw'' during the Superstar Shakeup. This, coupled with Alexander Wolfe teasing leaving the company, disbanded the stable for good. Wolfe was later sent to NXT UK, Dain to NXT proper, and Eric Young and Nikki Cross assigned to Monday Night Raw, where both were re-written as essentially new characters.


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* NaiveNewcomer: When she assigned to Monday Night Raw, she was conspicuously absent in any of the advertising materials. Eventually she showed up on Raw having abandoned her AxCrazy persona because the persona was apparently making it difficult for her to "fit in" backstage (as SAniTY broke up prior to her being moved). The result is that her persona changed to a sweet, innocent babyface character who routinely gets taken advantage of by the resident heel AlphaBitch, Alexa Bliss. The rest of the locker room has wised up to Alexa's behavior by this point, but Nikki follows the trope and doesn't recognize what Alexa is doing.


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* SheCleansUpNicely: Once she arrives on Raw, she is forced to abandon her AxCrazy persona, which also results in her adopting this trope. She basically drops the Sanity gear in favor of just wearing her own merchandise and a much more "traditional" look. Even her match graphics are changed to represent her as a sweet, smiling naive girl rather than a grungy psychopath.


* ArchEnemy: [[Wrestling/HeidiLovelace Ruby Riott]]. In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.

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* ArchEnemy: [[Wrestling/HeidiLovelace Ruby Riott]].Wrestling/RubyRiott. In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.

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* VillainousFriendship: Most recently, she seems to have formed one with Wrestling/AlexaBliss.


* ArchEnemy: [[Wrestling/TheRiottSquad Ruby Riott]]. In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.

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* ArchEnemy: [[Wrestling/TheRiottSquad [[Wrestling/HeidiLovelace Ruby Riott]]. In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.


* ArchEnemy: [[Wrestling/TheRiottSquad Ruby Riott]] In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.

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* ArchEnemy: [[Wrestling/TheRiottSquad Ruby Riott]] Riott]]. In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.


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* VillainousRescue: Her debut on Monday Night RAW involved helping Natalya and Bayley fighting Wrestling/TheRiottSquad in a 6-Woman Tag Team match. This was surprising to many, since there had been no build-up or mention of her on the show before she appeared. Why she agreed to help them is unclear, though [[ArchEnemy her past beefs with Ruby Riott]] were probably a factor.

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* ArchEnemy: [[Wrestling/TheRiottSquad Ruby Riott]] In NXT, they were constantly at each other's throats. On the main roster, Nikki joined forces with Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and Wrestling/{{Bayley}} to fight Ruby and her friends Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan in a tag team match despite generally being a heel and the two of them being faces.


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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Besides being AxCrazy, Nikki also has many moments of being just plain old ''odd''. She's often seen squatting and crawling around for no reason, pawing at others and even saying things that make no sense to anyone besides herself.
* CombatPragmatist: Nikki knows how to fight dirty and then some. She often traps her opponents between the ring and the ring apron before pummelling them. During Money in the Bank 2019, she grabbed a ladder and spun it around her head like a helicopter in an unorthodox HerdHittingAttack.


In 2019, Sawyer Fulton debuted at [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]] as "Mad Man" Fulton, a henchman for Wrestling/SamiCallihan in [[PowerStable oVe]]. In the WWE, meanwhile, Wrestling/EricYoung was drafted to ''Raw'' during the Superstar Shakeup. This, coupled with Alexander Wolfe leaving the company, disbanded the stable for good.

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In 2019, Sawyer Fulton debuted at [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]] as "Mad Man" Fulton, a henchman for Wrestling/SamiCallihan in [[PowerStable oVe]]. In the WWE, meanwhile, Wrestling/EricYoung was drafted to ''Raw'' during the Superstar Shakeup. This, coupled with Alexander Wolfe teasing leaving the company, disbanded the stable for good.


* ArchNemesis: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', Rampage Brown.
* BeardOfBarbarism: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', Joe Hendry mocked him for it, claiming it makes him look like [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hagrid]].

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* ArchNemesis: ArchEnemy: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', [[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]], Rampage Brown.
* BeardOfBarbarism: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', [[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]], Joe Hendry mocked him for it, claiming it makes him look like [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hagrid]].



* EvilAllAlong: Initially booked as something of an AntiHero / TokenEvilTeamMate for Pacitti Club in ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', it turned out that his forcing his way into the position of Jack's representative was a ploy by Adam Blampied; he was on Adam's side the whole time, an ace in the hole.
* {{Expy}}:
** Though he's actually been wrestling longer than either of them, visually he comes off as a combination of [[Wrestling/RusevAndLana Rusev]] and Wrestling/BrayWyatt.
** He debuted on NXT basically the exact same way Braun Strowman did on the main roster - as a late addition to a PowerStable where one of the original members had gone down due to an injury. The fact that he and Strowman are similar in appearance and body type just reinforces this - although, in an ironic twist, Dain bears an even closer facial resemblance to Bray Wyatt than Strowman does. He even uses a running senton like Bray. It's almost to the point that you wonder, had Dain been in NXT a couple of years earlier, whether ''he'' would have been the one pegged to take the open spot in Wrestling/TheWyattFamily as opposed to Strowman.
* FaceHeelTurn: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', he turned on Jack the Jobber during his title match against Rampage, aligning with B-X.

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* EvilAllAlong: Initially booked as something of an AntiHero / TokenEvilTeamMate for Pacitti Club in ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', [[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]], it turned out that his forcing his way into the position of Jack's representative was a ploy by Adam Blampied; he was on Adam's side the whole time, an ace in the hole.
* {{Expy}}:
** Though he's actually been wrestling longer than either of them, visually he comes off as a combination of [[Wrestling/RusevAndLana Rusev]] and Wrestling/BrayWyatt.
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{{Expy}}: He debuted on NXT basically the exact same way Braun Strowman Wrestling/BraunStrowman did on the main roster - as a late addition to a PowerStable where one of the original members had gone down due to an injury. The fact that he and Strowman are similar in appearance and body type just reinforces this - although, in an ironic twist, Dain bears an even closer facial resemblance to Bray Wyatt than Strowman does. He even uses a running senton like Bray. It's almost to the point that you wonder, had Dain been in NXT a couple of years earlier, whether ''he'' would have been the one pegged to take the open spot in Wrestling/TheWyattFamily as opposed to Strowman.
* FaceHeelTurn: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', [[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]], he turned on Jack the Jobber during his title match against Rampage, aligning with B-X.



* HappilyMarried: With Nikki Cross on January 17 2019.
* InsistentTerminology: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', he claims to weigh 23 stone. Not 322 pounds, not 146 kilograms; ''23 stone''.
* LoserLeavesTown: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'' he lost against [[Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio Alberto El Patron]] in a career match. Subverted as he did appear at ''WCPW Refuse to Lose'' to try to save Adam Blampied and he did a match against Joe Coffey [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding which he loses]]]].

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* HappilyMarried: With Nikki Cross on January 17 17, 2019.
* InsistentTerminology: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'', [[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]], he claims to weigh 23 stone. Not 322 pounds, not 146 kilograms; ''23 stone''.
* LoserLeavesTown: In ''[[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]]'' [[Wrestling/DefiantWrestling WCPW]] he lost against [[Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio Alberto El Patron]] in a career match. Subverted as he did appear at ''WCPW Refuse to Lose'' to try to save Adam Blampied and he did a match against Joe Coffey [[spoiler:[[DownerEnding which he loses]]]].



* RedBaron: "The Beast of Belfast". It's even the name of his theme in ''WWE''.

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* RedBaron: "The Beast of Belfast". It's even the name of his theme in ''WWE''.WWE.



* UrExample: First ever ''WCPW'' Heavyweight Champion.
* WildCard: In ''WCPW'', he generally acted in a brutal, heelish manner, but was aligned with Jack the Jobber and Pacitti Club (almost against Jack's wishes) against Adam Blampied and Rampage. But all was not as it seemed.

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* UrExample: First ever ''WCPW'' WCPW Heavyweight Champion.
* WildCard: In ''WCPW'', WCPW, he generally acted in a brutal, heelish manner, but was aligned with Jack the Jobber and Pacitti Club (almost against Jack's wishes) against Adam Blampied and Rampage. But all was not as it seemed.



* HappilyMarried: With Killian Dain on January 17 2019.

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* HappilyMarried: With Killian Dain on January 17 17, 2019.



* PutOnABus: Fulton suffered a longterm injury and was subsequently kicked out of the faction.
* ThePeteBest: Was set up to be this for the stable, as a recent episode of NXT saw the stable come down to the ring without him, then had Eric Young make a point of stomping and spitting on his jacket before hurling it out of the ring. This was because Fulton had suffered a legit injury - he was replaced not long afterward by the ''[[TheBrute massive]]'' Irishman known as Killian Dain.[[invoked]]

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* PutOnABus: Fulton He suffered a longterm long-term injury and was subsequently kicked out of the faction.
* ThePeteBest: Was set Ended up to be becoming this for the stable, as a recent episode of NXT saw the stable come down to the ring without him, then had Eric Young make a point of stomping and spitting on his jacket before hurling it out of the ring. This was because Fulton had suffered a legit injury - he was replaced not long afterward by the ''[[TheBrute massive]]'' Irishman known as Killian Dain.[[invoked]]


[=SAnitY=] is a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable in Wrestling/{{WWE}} performing in their [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]] brand consisting of Wrestling/EricYoung, Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer), Nikki Cross (Nicola Glencross) and Killian Dain (Damian Mackle). The stable also formerly had Sawyer Fulton (Jacob Southwick), who was PutOnABus after an injury and later released.

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[=SAnitY=] is was a ProfessionalWrestling PowerStable in Wrestling/{{WWE}} performing in their [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown SmackDown]] brand consisting of Wrestling/EricYoung, Alexander Wolfe (Axel Tischer), Nikki Cross (Nicola Glencross) and Killian Dain (Damian Mackle). The stable also formerly had Sawyer Fulton (Jacob Southwick), who was PutOnABus after an injury and later released.

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