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    Adam Foster 
AKA: Shreddy Brek
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Hired as the assistant to assistant General Manager Simon Miller during Defiant Loaded #11. Originally made his debut in a dark match before Defiant Fight or Flight, where he was defeated by Rory Coyle. Presumably made assistant GM after Miller stepped down from the position.
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    B.T. Gunn 
AKA: "The Oddity"
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
Signature Move: Brainbuster

Debuted at WCPW Loaded #20 defeating Travis Banks.

He is 1x "WCPW Hardcore Championship" winner and has won a plethora of other titles in promotions such as Target and ICW.
  • Defeat Means Friendship:
    • Joined The Prestige after being given a beatdown twice at the hands of Joe Coffey.
    • Befriended by Lucky Kid after defeating him during Defiant Loaded #5, with even the commentators mentioning that a lifelong friendship had possibly been formed.
  • Finishing Move: Crossface, Gunnshot (Springboard Cutter), Superkick, Swinging STO transitioned into a DDT.
  • He’s Back: Made his return at Defiant Loaded #5 and later renewed his rivalry with Primate.
  • Power Stable: The Prestige.
  • Tag Team: Gunn & Coffey with Joe Coffey.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The guy just can't catch a break.
    • After his first two victories in WCPW, he had more losses than victories, until he won the WCPW Hardcore Title defeating Primate at WCPW Stacked '17... only to lose it against Primate at WCPW Loaded #28.
    • Drew Galloway defeated him in the Scottish Qualifying Round of the Pro Wrestling World Cup '17, but then Galloway rejoined WWE (going to the NXT brand), leaving his spot in the top-16 empty. So he fought against Kenny Williams (loser of the other qualifier) for that empty spot... and he lost.
    • Alongside Joe Coffey they won the #1 contendership for the Tag Team title in Defiant #WeAreDefiant... only to lose it against champions Jimmy Havoc and Primate at Defiant #2.

    David Starr 
AKA: "The Product", "King Of Taunts", "The Cream In Your Coffee", "Your Favorite Wrestler's Favorite Wrestler", "The Jewish Cannon", "The Physical Embodiment of Charisma", "The Most Entertaining Man in Pro Wrestling", "Mr. Americanrana", "Davey Wrestling", "The 104 Minute Man", "The Main Event".
Weight: 211 lbs (96 kg)
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Signature Move: Rolling Elbow, Product Placementnote , JML Driver 104

At the age of 26 years, Starr made a name for himself across the world, earning titles in promotions such as CZW, WSU and wXw. He debuted in WCPW Exit Wounds being at the receiving end of a defeat at the hands of Marty Scurll.

1x (and current) Defiant Championship champion.
  • Always Someone Better: Mike Bailey always gave him a run for his money, as did Rampage.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Mike Bailey.
    • In 2019, Gabriel Kidd, which he decisively ended by beating Kidd twice (first in a one-on-one match, then eliminating him to win the Rumble) at No Regrets 2019.
  • Badass Beard: A Leonidas-like beard.
  • Combat Commentator: In Defiant #2 during The Prestige vs. Chris Brookes.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: At Defiant Loaded #6, after getting so close to defeat PAC, Rampage gave him the title shot he deserved. However, he made it clear that his objective all along was the title, not his respect:
    "Obviously, I accept your title challenge, and at Unstoppable. But I need to let you know, I don't need your pity, I certainly didn't need your respect. The only thing that I need is that Defiant World Championship, and at Unstoppable, I'm going to beat the shit out of you, and I'll be holding that championship, because David Starr is really good at professional wrestling."
    • Soon took this attitude toward Joe Hendry, who had first attempted to cancel their match out of concern over Starr's injuries at the hands of Gabriel Kidd, then attempted to back up Starr against Kidd, causing the two to come to blows.
  • I Have Many Names: In a Red Baron way. Even the man himself sometimes dislikes this, to everyone's chagrin.
  • Jobber: Has a 3w-10l record.
  • The Narcissist: Comes with being a Shawn Michaels expy.
  • Paying Their Dues: Both Rampage and General Ameen make it clear that, despite his popularity, he has to earn the chance for the title since a) he didn't win the Magnificent Seven match (wasn't present at all), b) he didn't win the 30-man rumble match and c) he didn't win the Ringmaster Tournament (reached the finals but got eliminated by eventual winner Bad Bones). So he was promised to be considered for the #1 Contendership if he beat PAC at Defiant Loaded #4. Though he lost, he impressed Rampage enough that he was granted a chance. He finally earned a shot by winning the 2019 No Regrets Rumble, and later made good on that shot by defeating Rampage.
  • Power Stable: Joined The Prestige after Defiant #1. Officially inducted as a member as of Defiant #4, where he's seen doing a fistbump with El Ligero.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Had a prominently pink speedo with dark tones as part of The Prestige.
  • Sore Loser: He can't take a loss gracefully.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: After making it clear that he's targetting Rampage Brown's World Title, the two of them were booked in a Tag Team match against Nathan Cruz and Bad Bones for Defiant Loaded #1. Needless to say, the cooperation was scarce.
  • Wild Card: In The Prestige, both him, Ligero and Hendry have taken no side on the IPW invasion, though his teammates threw away Travis Banks's match against Austin Aries at Defiant #5 just by showing up, triggering Banks's Revenge Before Reason.

    El Phantasmo 
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Made his debut at the Ringmaster Tournament, reaching the finals and being the last man eliminated by the champion Bad Bones. Ever since then, he's with the brand.
  • Cool Shades: A pair of LED light glasses, which fairly quickly went missing. The search for them was used as a catalyst for several matches. He was finally reunited with them during Defiant Loaded #13.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Came to Defiant as a last-minute replacement for Matt Riddle, who just signed with WWE. Managed to reach the finals and be the last man on foot, being eliminated in the final four-way by eventual winner Bad Bones.

    HT Drake 
AKA: "The Gimmick Killer"
Weight: 205 lbs (93 Kg)
Hometown: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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The ‘gimmick killer’ is something of an unknown quantity in WCPW.

While undoubtedly talented in his own right, Drake does not come in with the same high reputation as some of the other members of the roster.

This is something that Drake is dead-set on changing. Fighting with the belief that he has what it takes to be one of the very best there is, Drake is determined to prove himself at the expense of others, taking whatever opportunity there is and running with it.

His breathtaking diving lungblower is certain to get heads turning (and opponents’ chests bursting).

1x (and current) Defiant Hardcore Championship champion.
  • Arch-Enemy: Hates anyone who portrays a gimmick. Some wrestlers got it worse, though:
    • Simon Miller, due to him being a youtuber who became a wrestler. This got Drake into a lot of trouble with his fellow Anti-Fun Police, as him attacking Miller after Miller announced his return to wrestling led to the AFP having their impromptu vacation cancelled and facing Miller and partners General Ameen and Adam Foster in Miller's return match. As Miller came to Drake's aid and helped run off the AFP and John Klinger (see The Dog Bites Back below) and commentary mentioned the shared look of respect between the two afterward, it's entirely possible Drake may get over his hatred of Miller.
  • Attack Its Weak Point:
    • Attacked Mike Bailey's leg injury on both Defiant #4 and Defiant #5, to no avail.
    • Tried the same thing with Simon Miller's shoulder after Miller announced his return to the ring, also to no avail.
  • Badass Beard: A mix of Leonidas's and Primate's.
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: When Prospect was banned at Stacked, they snuck in at the next few shows as a fake Luchador trio called Los Perspectiva.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After being stuck in a hardcore match with John Klinger as "punishment" for getting the AFP in trouble (see Arch-Enemy above) where he wasn't allowed to use weapons, Drake finally snapped from the berating and abuse he had endured and attacked Dunne.
  • Finishing Move: Top-Rope Lungblower
  • I Have the High Ground: His finisher is a top rope lungblower.
  • Irony: The gimmick killer ended up in a Power Stable... with a gimmick. Said stable is all about ending all kinds of fun, and said fun includes gimmicks. Yeah.
  • Jobber: His matches tend to be short in length... and he's usually in the receiving end of the beatdown, either on his own or with Prospect. Doesn't fare much better as part of the Anti-Fun Police, either.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Has developed an irrational hatred towards gimmicks, hence why his Red Baron "Gimmick Killer".
  • Not So Different: On the grounds that "Gimmicks are fun, and we hate fun", he was convinced by both Dunne and Los Federales Super Santos Sr. to become a member of the Anti-Fun Police, something he was VERY wary to join due to his hatred of gimmicks.
  • Only Known by Initials: HT. It's since been revealed that it's short for Howard Thomas.
  • Sixth Ranger: Sort of, he signed on with Prospect after beating up Jay Lethal at WCPW Built to Destroy.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: As of WCPW True Destiny and the next match on Loaded, Drake broke away from Prospect.
  • Wild Card: By way of an Easter Egg at a segment involving Kay Lee Ray and Stu Bennett Defiant #10.

    Joe Hendry 
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AKA: "The Global Hero", "The Local Hero", "The Prestigious One"
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Signature Move: Stalled Suplex, Arm Trap DDT, Freak of Nature, the Hendry Lock

Confidence is a major component of success. With the belief Joe Hendry has in his own abilities, he is set to take over the world.

The self-proclaimed "Global/Local Hero"'s hyper-inflated ego isn’t without justification; Hendry is an accomplished amateur wrestler, a fearsome in-ring competitor, and a pitch-perfect singer to boot and he was already a major star in ICW before waltzing into the WhatCulture offices looking to spread his word even further.

Joe Hendry makes things better – he can wrestle, he can sing – and so infectious was his assuredness that resident jobber Jack immediately knew he was the man for him in his fight against Adam Blampied and BX.

Hendry debuted at WCPW Loaded #1 and is 1x WCPW World Title champion, 1x (and current) Defiant Internet Title champion, and winner of the "Kurt Angle Invitational Tournament", which granted him a match against the Olympic Gold Medallist himself.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Announced his retirement from pro wrestling in order to pursue a MMA career at the beginning of Defiant Loaded #3... then appeared at the end of the episode in order to aid Primate get rid of the villainous duo of Rory Coyle and Gabriel Kidd. Then at Defiant Loaded #4 he said that he had "unfinished business" on Defiant before departing.
  • Always Someone Better: Drew Galloway. It took him until the Pro Wrestling World Cup '17 - Mexican Qualifying Round to get the WCPW World Title, as he kept on losing the #1 contendership and title matches... the day after Galloway lost the title and got out of WCPW.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Travis Banks during the first half of 2018.
    • Martin Kirby during the latter half of 2018. This feud eventually ended up with a Face/Heel Double-Turn where he turned face, and somewhat reignited after Kirby helped get Hendry eliminated from the 2019 No Regrets Rumble.
    • Gabriel Kidd during 2019, first to avenge Primate then after Kidd attacked David Starr. Ended for good with Hendry winning a Loser Leaves match and forcing Kidd out.
  • Battlecry: Has been known to use his own name as a battle cry.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Came to Primate's aid at the end of Defiant Loaded #3.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: He likes to take jabs at the Whatculture crew, mocking them as nothing but "list makers". He eventually ended up doing videos for the Whatculture MMA channel.
  • Bullying a Dragon:
    • His entrance music against Big Damo was probably intended as a mind game to get under the big man's skin. Well, it worked, and Damo left the ring to go get Hendry from the backstage area and drag him out to fight.
    • After the defeat of CCK (which has former Prestige member Travis Banks) he mocked Banks's defeat long enough to make the Kiwi Buzzsaw go to the commentator area and beat Hendry. Only Chris Brookes's restraint of Banks prevented something worse.
  • The Cast Showoff: Hendry's an excellent singer (having formerly been signed with Sony Music Entertainment) and incorporates this into his gimmick, singing his own theme music (or, for the instrumental used as the Prestige's main theme, having arranged it all and played most of it himself) as he makes it to the ring and often riffing popular songs to mock opponents.
  • Combat Commentator:
    • Lended his commentary on WCPW Loaded #14.
    • Was on the sidelines during The Prestigenote  vs. CCKnote  commentating alongside Dave Bradshaw and James R. Kennedy at Defiant #7.
    • During the Ringmaster Tournament, which was the catalist for his and Martin Kirby's Face/Heel Double-Turn.
  • Ear Worm: His regular entrance themes will never leave your head, nor will some of his custom themes.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Why he came to Primate's aid at the end of Defiant Loaded #3.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Attacked Kurt Angle at True Destiny and later formed The Prestige.
  • Finishing Move: Freak of Nature, a fallaway slam, and the Hendry Lock, an ankle lock.
  • Foreshadowing: He won the Kurt Angle Invitational Rumble by using both of Kurt Angle's finishers.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Hendry makes a point of not swearing.
    • Averted when he used a large variety of swear words in Suzie's direction during a taping. When the episode aired, this was hilariously covered up by a voiceover from Hendry himself.
  • Hypocritical Humor: His "List maker" quote becomes this, as he's occasionally featured in the gaming channel's top ten list videos. Even his pre-debut "coming to WCPW" video was a list.
  • Large Ham: Very much so.
  • Odd Friendship: As of Defiant Loaded #13, he seems to have befriended Benji, as he was seen training him for the Magnificent Seven match.
  • Phrase Catcher: "LOCAL HERO!" in response to his Battlecry.
  • Power Stable: The Prestige.
  • Tag Team:
    • Hendry & Conners, with Joseph Conners.
    • The Defiant incarnation of The Prestige was basically him and El Ligero.
  • The Teetotaler: The Local Hero is pretty much Straight Edge.
  • Third-Person Person: Joe Hendry, the Local Hero, often refers to the Local Hero, Joe Hendry, in the third person.
  • Wild Card: In The Prestige, both him, Starr and Ligero have taken no side on the IPW invasion, though they threw away Travis Banks's match against Austin Aries at Defiant #5 just by showing up, triggering Banks's Revenge Before Reason.
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    John "Bad Bones" Klinger 
AKA: "The German Psycho", "The Badness"
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  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Gratuitous German: Has cut entire promos in German, even stating his intent to only speak German in promos beforehand. Not long after that, he reversed this and lapsed back into English out of confusion at Lucky Kid. (See Laughing Mad for Lucky Kid below as to why.) Dropped entirely after Klinger became "The Badness".
  • Homage: "The Badness", to Randy Savage's "The Madness". Joe Hendry mocked him for it before their match at Lights Out.
  • He’s Back: Returned at the Ringmaster Tournament, was its winner, and challenged Rampage Brown for his World Title. Later returned after Lucky Kid's match at Defiant Loaded #5 to attack him.
  • There Can Be Only One: Was of the opinion that he should be the only German in Defiant, to the point of targeting fellow German Lucky Kid. Almost backfired spectacularly on Klinger as Lucky Kid revealed that longtime rival Ilja Dragunov was debuting to take him down, but contractual issues prevented Dragunov's debut. This was fairly quickly dropped afterward, as Klinger became "The Badness" and began to be a headache for General Ameen instead.

    Justin Sysum 
AKA: "The Hammer", "The Superhuman"
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Originally debuted on the Road to No Regrets special. Later returned to face John "Bad Bones" Klinger at Unstoppable as the replacement for Ilja Dragunov, who had been pulled for contractual reasons.
  • Badass Cape: His entrance attire.
  • The Conscience: Intended on being this to Rampage, imploring that he keep on the side of good and not give in to Rory Coyle's temptation. Unfortunately, Rampage chose otherwise, and Sysum caught a beating as a result.
  • Expy: Of The Mighty Thor.

    Lucky Kid 
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  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Extremely weird, especially his pre-match shenanigans, but incredibly talented once the bell rings.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Though he was on the receiving end of the defeat against B.T. Gunn at Defiant Loaded #5, he immediately befriended Gunn afterward, with even the commentators mentioning that a lifelong friendship had possibly been formed.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Got a restraining order against General Ameen after his treatment during the Frame-Up mentioned below, specifically saying that they can't even be in the same building. Evidently forgot that, as the current General Manager of Defiant, Ameen has to remain in the building for events. Outright admitted that it didn't turn out like he thought it would after being kicked out of the building and possibly out of Defiant as a whole. He received another apology and an Internet title shot afterward, but injury prevented him from returning.
  • Frame-Up: Accused of stealing El Phantasmo's glasses. It turned out that he had found them and was about to return them, but was intercepted by the Anti-Fun Police, who stole them from him and later framed him for the crime. As an apology, he was placed into the tag title match at Unstoppable as a replacement for the injured Kid Lykos, then was allowed a measure of revenge on the AFP by receiving the first opportunity at Damian Dunne's Defiant Hardcore Championship. Another apology saw him receive a shot at Martin Kirby and the Internet title, but he was injured before he could claim it.
  • Laughing Mad: After being defeated by Bad Bones, he lapsed into this, thoroughly confusing Klinger. It was because he was about to reveal that Ilja Dragunov was coming.

    Man Like Dereiss 
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  • Jobber: Mainly this, though he finally won a match on Defiant Loaded #20.

    Mark Haskins 
AKA: "The Product", "The Renegade", "Overkill"
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One of the IPW invaders. After the dust was settled, he joined forces with a freshly heel-turned Jimmy Havoc, with whom he's 1x Defiant Tag Team champion.
  • Beard of Evil: Aligned with IPW on the invasion.
  • Berserk Button: Insulting or hurting Vicky Haskins.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Aligned with IPW and part of the invasion. Also during his first run with Jimmy Havoc.
  • Easily Forgiven: After taking part on the IPW invasion, they were offered contracts due to Stu Bennett realizing there's a lot of talent on the IPW team. He was given a spot in the Magnificent Seven qualifiers, which he ultimately lost against Rampage.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Attacked Martin Kirby at the end of the triple-threat main event of Defiant #WeAreDefiant alongside Chris Ridgeway. Austin Aries comes to the ring to stop them. It all turns out to be a ruse, as Double-A is in league with them.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: During 2018. Began as a heel, as one of the IPW invaders. Turned on Austin Aries at Defiant #10 after Aries's "Weakest Link" promo. Then turned heel again by revealing himself as freshly-turned Jimmy Havoc's new partner. And finally turned face for his and Jimmy Havoc's feud with the Anti-Fun Police, staying that way after the feud was over and Havoc had departed.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The catalyst for his first Heel–Face Turn.
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    Martin Kirby 
AKA: "The Ego Dragon", "Mr. Bad Attitude", "The Leader of the Kirb Crawlers"
Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
Hometown: Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Signature Move: Sable Bomb, Zoidberg Elbow, Kirby's Dreamlandnote 

"Mr. Bad Attitude," former WCPW general manager.

Debuted at WCPW Loaded #1 in a match against El Ligero. He is 1x Defiant World Title champion and 1x Defiant Internet Title champion.
  • Always Someone Better: Couldn't beat Damian Dunne at any match.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: On the receiving end. He was SCARED of just having to face WALTER. So Prince Ameen had to force him to, with not showing up having as a consequence his firing.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • El Ligero, during the first months of the promotion.
    • Adam Pacitti; their feud ended with Pacitti losing his job as General Manager at Kirby's hands.
    • "No Fun" Damian Dunne during the first half of 2018.
    • Joe Hendry during the latter part of 2018. The accumulated frustration for his preferential treatment by the Defiant higher-ups motivated Kirby's Face–Heel Turn.
  • Bald of Awesome: As a face.
  • Broken Win/Loss Streak:
    • When he lost his title match against Joseph Conners due to interference from Adam Pacitti.
    • Ever since the rebrand, he was on the losing end of every feud, almost reaching jobber levels. All of it ended at Defiant Refuse To Lose, having him winning his feud against Joe Hendry, turning heel and defeating WALTER for the Internet Title (albeit through trickery).
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Is constantly on the receiving end of insults from Adam Pacitti, although he dishes one out to him too, nicknaming Adam Pacitti "Adam Parmesan."
    • During most of 2018, he was on the losing end of almost every feud and match he was involved in.
  • Catchphrase Insult:
    "DICKHEAD!"
  • Crazy Enough to Work: How did Martin Kirby won the Internet Championship? By wrapping himself in bubble wrap, in order to neutralize WALTER's chops and other kind of attacks. Did it work? Well...
  • David vs. Goliath: He's not the most voluptuous character in the roster, but was able to hold his own against guys such as Mark Haskins.
    • This was the case of his fight against WALTER's Goliath.
  • Death-or-Glory Attack: The Zoidberg Elbow is an elbow drop with 90% of theatrics. As such, it takes A LOT of time to set up, it's easily counterable, and rarely, if ever, connects. The few occasions it connects, however, it invariably leads to two things: the HUGEST of pops, and a win. Case in point: the 30-man rumble at WCPW No Regrets. Poor Hendry.
  • Defiant to the End: You can tell Kirby wasn't exactly a match for Mark Haskins, but that didn't stopped him from doing his best in order to ensure that IPW didn't control Defiant. Too bad it didn't work as expected.
  • Demoted to Extra: Was mostly on the sidelines during the IPW invasion, sans for one key episode: his loss against Mark Haskins, which ended up with IPW taking control of Defiant.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Get through most of 2018 getting your ass kicked, including the vital match that ended with your company at the hands of a rival promotion. Snap and enter into a bloody feud with one of your fiercest arch-enemies. End 2018 winning said feud and retiring him from the business (if only partially) and snatch the Internet Title from one of the most feared wrestlers of the promotion.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After winning his "I Quit" match against Joe Hendry, he kept attacking him, unleashing a lot of frustration, while the crowd booed him to no end, while also turning Hendry face.
  • Finishing Move: The Sable Bomb and the Zoidberg Elbow. Supposedly has another finisher which he intended on debuting during his non-title match at Defiant Loaded #8, but he took so long to set it up that he was rolled up and pinned by Benji before he could.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: He suffered a concussion at the hands of Joe Hendry during their title match at the World Cup of Wrestling Mexican qualifier and lost the title to him via ref stoppage.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: HATED Joe Hendry, or rather the preferential treatment from the Defiant higher-ups towards Hendry. This was the setup for Kirby's Face–Heel Turn.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Happened after he beat Will Ospreay and went on a mini-winning streak. Also caused Adam Pacitti to turn heel later, creating a double turn.
  • Humiliating Wager: Kirby fought El Ligero at Built to Destroy in a Mask vs. Pride match. If Ligero lost, he lost his mask; if Kirby lost, he'd have to wear a dress. Kirby lost.
  • Jerkass:
    • When he was a heel. They don't call him "Mr. Bad Attitude" for nothing.
    • Still retained some of this as a face, although it was played for laughs rather than a way of getting him heat.
    • Amped this up more after winning the Internet title, to the point where he wouldn't defend it for free on YouTube.
  • My Rule-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours:
    • Was able to counter Prince Ameen's request of him defending the Internet Title for free on YouTube... with a rule Ameen added to the rulebook. Needless to say, Ameen wasn't pleased and quickly granted El Phantasmo a title shot.
    • He was later on the receiving end of it as Ameen had found another rule in the rulebook that trumped the previous rule, forcing him to defend for free on YouTube after all.
  • Mythology Gag: Several to his partnership with El Ligero in other promotions as the "Project Lucha" tag-team:
    • Early on he used a speedo which had "Project Lucha" in the rear.
    • In WCPW KirbyMania, as the GM, he pairs himself in a tag-team match with Arch-Enemy El Ligero.
  • Rage Breaking Point: During the Ringmaster Tournament, after being eliminated by the eventual winner Bad Bones, Hendry taunted him from the announcer's desk, and Kirby got so fed up with him that he was about to unleash his wrath upon him. The second day of the Tournament, while Hendry was received with thunderous "Joe Hendry is a wanker" chants, Kirby's music hit and they got into an extremely heated argument where he proceeded to bury both Hendry and the promotion for the preferential treatment towards Joe.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Pink is a prominent color on Kirby's clothing, even as a GM, where his suit was white and pink.
  • Signature Move: The Zoidberg Elbow.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone:
    • A rare heel case where his victory against Will Ospreay made him more credible, if still goofy, threat.
    • After jobbing to most of the cast during most of the Defiant run, he finally gets to earn a proper title shot by winning the Defiant No Regrets 30-man rumble.
  • The Worf Effect: After a successful run on WCPW which included plenty of titles, the switch to Defiant has him being screwed in both Defiant #1 (being the one gang-attacked by him, Chris Ridgeway and Mark Haskins) and Defiant #2 (being thrown away by Aries). This reached its peak at Defiant #6 where he put a good fight against Mark Haskins, yet he wasn't able to defeat him and prevent the IPW takeover of Defiant. Finally put to rest at Defiant Chain Reaction where he makes Austin Aries to tap.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He cannot catch a break:
    • He's about finishing his humiliation of a fake version of archrival El Ligero at WCPW Loaded #3... when the real deal appears and pins him.
    • He FINALLY gets the World Title at WCPW No Regrets... only to lose it the Loaded episode after No Regrets.
    • The Defiant episode after #WeAreDefiant he's scheduled for a world title shot against Marty Scurll... only for Austin Aries to attack him and taking his place at the shot.
    • At Defiant #6 he was scheduled to fight Mark Haskins. If he wins, he gets a title shot, if he loses, IPW takes control of Defiant. He put up a very good fight, but ultimately lost against Haskins, and IPW took control of Defiant until Defiant Chain Reaction; during said control he was denied all title shots.
    • After the above event, Kirby was one of the chosen five of Stu for the "Winner Takes All" 5-on-5 match at Defiant Chain Reaction. His team managed to win and he even got to eliminate Austin Aries by using Aries's own Last Chancery against him. Because of this, and once Stu regained control of Defiant, one of the first things he did was to give Martin Kirby a title shot... which he promptly lost.
    • Preventing this was what led to him to cover himself in bubble wrap at Defiant Loaded #4 so he could defeat WALTER. And it worked...

    Nathan Cruz 
AKA: "The Professional"
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  • Arch-Enemy: Quickly made Omari his.
  • Badass Cape: Part of his entrance attire.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Befitting his nickname, Cruz sported a nice suit while negotiating his way into a match for a shot at Rampage and when drawing a number for the 2019 No Regrets Rumble.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jealousy over the opportunities they were getting was suggested by commentary as a reason for his vendetta against Omari and other younger up-and-coming talent.

    Omari 
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Debuted at the Ringmaster Tournament, was eliminated by Millie McKenzie but got a second chance due to her injury. He was later eliminated by David Starr.
  • Arch-Enemy: First Nathan Cruz, then the Anti-Fun Police.
  • Frame-Up: Like Lucky Kid above, he was framed for stealing El Phantasmo's glasses by Damian Dunne, who threw the glasses to him while he was wrestling Phantasmo.

PAC (FKA Adrian Neville)

    Robbie X 
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Debuted to challenge PAC during Defiant Loaded #13.
  • Jobber: Loses far more than he wins.

    Sean Kustom 
AKA: "The Thunder From Down Under"
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Debuted as Martin Kirby's replacement opponent at Lights Out.

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Female roster

    Lana Austin 
AKA: "Stunning"
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  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Bea Priestley, prior to Priestley leaving in 2019.
    • In mid-2019, Lizzy Styles.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Introduced a chair into her Women's Title match against Kanji, even hitting the original referee of the match with it. This came back to bite her hard later, as she had the match all but won when the original referee revived and immediately called for a disqualification, informing the replacement referee what had happened.
  • Odd Friendship: Is good friends with Visage, to the point of temporarily joining the Tuck Shop for a mixed tag match.
  • The Informant: Pointed General Ameen to the Anti-Fun Police in the investigation into El Phantasmo's missing glasses, asking for and receiving a title shot against Kanji in return.

    Laura Di Matteo 
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Hometown: Rome, Italy
Signature Move: Veni Vidi Vici

Debuted during the 2019 Magnificent Seven event, replacing the injured Kanji and defeating both Lana Austin and Lizzy Styles in a triple threat.
  • Broken Win/Loss Streak: Had a win streak going and was positioned as a top competitor in the Women's Title scene prior to running into Chris Brookes. Brookes shook her confidence enough that she began losing matches. She later broke her loss streak by defeating him.
  • Unknown Rival: To Chris Brookes, who outright stated that he'd forgotten all about her after their run-in.

    Little Miss Roxxy 
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A female wrestler who was a friend of Nixon Newell.
  • Alpha Bitch: Behaves as one.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Was a victim of one when Kimber Lee found out she was Nixon Newell's friend. Twice.
  • Jobber: In the past, Millie McKenzie, Kay Lee Ray and Xia Brookside all prevented her from getting a victory and a shot at the title.
  • Only Friend: Seemed to be the only ally Newell had.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Multicolored hair.

    Lizzy Styles 
AKA: "The One Woman Army"
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Hometown: Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Signature Move: Running Knee Strike

Debuted to answer Kanji's non-title open challenge during Defiant Loaded #10.

1x (and current) Defiant Women's Championship champion.
  • Cheap Heat: Immediately endears herself to crowds by carrying and flaunting a Liverpool FC scarf.
  • Cloth Fu: Isn't afraid to use the above-mentioned scarf as a weapon.

    Millie McKenzie 
AKA: "The First 21st. Century Badass"
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1x Defiant Women's Championship champion.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Determinator: At Defiant #7 she squashed Xia Brookside and defeated Bea Priestley in consecutive matches in order to be the #1 contender for the Defiant Women Title.
  • Red Baron: "The First 21st. Century Badass".
  • Signature Move: Her suplexes. It was how the public noticed that she wasn't Kid Lykos.

    Natalie Sykes 
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Hometown: Leeds, England
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Debuted to face Laura Di Matteo during Defiant Loaded #20.

    Vicky Haskins 
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Wife of Mark Haskins, also close friend of Jimmy Havoc. Debuted at Defiant Fight or Flight as Haskins' valet.
  • Fiery Redhead: And not afraid to get involved in things alongside her husband.

Tag Teams and Stables

The Anti-Fun Police

Current members: "No Fun" Damian Dunne, Los Federales Super Santos Jr.

    "No Fun" Damian Dunne 
AKA: "Chief Deputy"
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One of the IPW invaders. After the invasion, he brought his "Anti Fun Police" to Defiant with the intention of draining the promotion of all kinds of fun.

He is 1x Defiant Hardcore Championship (which he rebranded the "No Fun" Title) champion.
  • Aborted Arc: Was going to take part in tag-team matches with Austin Aries, until the weekly episodes were slowly retired. By the time the weekly episodes returned, Aries was gone and he had already formed the Anti Fun Police.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Martin Kirby during the first half of 2018, after the invasion.
    • During the second half and into 2019, Jimmy Havoc, the Haskins, and the hardcore division as a whole. It culminated with him being the new Hardcore champion.
    • Anyone who he views as having "too much fun".
  • Dirty Cop: As part of his "No Fun" gimmick, he dresses as a cop, and as a heel, he resorts to dirty tricks to get the upper hand.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Appeared at Defiant #3 as one of IPW's ring wreckers.
  • Fun-Hating Villain: His Red Baron is "No Fun", he leads a stable called "Anti Fun Police", his titantron has footage of police brutality and the word FUN overlapped with a prohibition sign, and his theme song (or rather, that of his stable) begins with a police siren.
  • Heel Realization: After Defiant Chain Reaction and Aries's mistreatment of his teammates.
  • Hypocrite: Does not want anyone else to use weapons, but has no problem with using them himself.
  • Power Stable:
    • Team IPW, with Austin Aries, Mark Haskins, Chris Ridgeway, Rob Sharpe and Aussie Open.
    • The Anti-Fun Police.
  • Red Baron: "No Fun" (solo) "Chief Deputy" (with AFP).
  • Single-Issue Wonk: Take a wild guess...
  • Sunglasses at Night: Carries a pair of sunglasses with him.
  • Those Two Guys: Was always found alongside Rob Sharpe during the invasion arc.

    Los Federales Super Santos Jr. 
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A member of Dunne's Anti-Fun Police. Debuted at Defiant Refuse To Lose.
  • Dirty Cop: He's, after all, a member of the Anti-Fun Police.
  • Fingerless Gloves: One of the few members of the roster to sport such an item.
  • Fun-Hating Villain: Member of the Anti-Fun Police.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: In addition to the namenote , he has a tendency to spit random phrases in spanish.
  • Kevlard: Fat, and able to resist heavy hits.
  • Non-Action Guy: Drake and Dunne did most of the heavy work in their feud with Team Haskins while he just... sat there. When he actually does wrestle, it tends to end badly for him, like when he was defeated by Visage during Defiant Loaded #11.

Aussie Open

Current members: Mark Davis, Kyle Fletcher

    Mark Davis 
AKA: "Dunkzilla"
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The other half of the Aussie Open tag team with Kyle Fletcher. He's a 2x Tag Team champion with Aussie Open.

    Kyle Fletcher 
AKA: "The Aussie Arrow"
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One half of the Aussie Open tag team with Mark Davis. He's a 2x Tag Team champion with Aussie Open.

The Dynamic Duo

Current members: Thomas Billington, Mark Billington

    Thomas Billington 
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    Mark Billington 
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The Tuck Shop

Current members: Visage, Benji, Lana Austin (temporary)
Former members: Jack Sexsmith

    Visage 
AKA: "Queen of Queens"
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1x (and current) Tag Team champion with Benji.
  • Drag Queen: The "Queen of Queens", to be specific!
  • Hairstyle Malfunction: Wears a wig, which has been ripped off on more than one occasion (with him sometimes doing it himself). He came prepared for this during Defiant Loaded #8 by having a wig on underneath his wig.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Not afraid to throw his own wig at opponents.
  • Jobber: Can win a match (as demonstrated against fellow Jobber Conor Renshaw during Defiant Loaded #10 and Los Federales Super Santos Jr. during Defiant Loaded #11), but regularly falters against more skilled wrestlers.

    Benji 
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1x (and current) Tag Team champion with Visage.
  • Determinator: No matter how many times he was beaten, Benji didn't let the losses deter him and kept coming back. This made him a fan favorite and led to him breaking out of Jobber status in 2019.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Agreed to team with Conor Renshaw as "RenBen", even though the Tuck Shop caught onto Renshaw right away and tried to warn him. While Benji was somewhat enlightened as to Renshaw's character after witnessing him utilize a low blow to win their debut match as a team, he didn't split from him and instead attempted to curtail Renshaw's cheating ways. Unfortunately, it didn't end well.
  • Jobber: Originally. He broke out of this in 2019 by winning the Magnificent Seven briefcase, then by winning the tag titles.

Wrestling's Redemption

Current members: Rory Coyle, Rampage Brown, Conor Renshaw

    Rory Coyle 
AKA: "The Last True Sick Boy", "The Video Nasty"
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Signature Move: The Video Nasty

A man obsessed with video tapes and cinematic references. Debuted through vignettes at Defiant Fight or Flight and in the ring at Defiant Refuse to Lose in a hardcore match in order to give Gabriel Kidd a lesson.

1x Defiant Championship champion.
  • The Corrupter: Intended on being this to Rampage, as he wanted to bring out his more sadistic side. Succeeded, as Rampage attacked Justin Sysum (Sysum having attempted to be The Conscience in opposition to Coyle) before shaking his hand.
  • Face–Heel Turn: At the end of Defiant Loaded #3, he attacked the returning Primate alongside Gabriel Kidd until they were stopped by Joe Hendry and the Defiant officers.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A mannequin arm and VHS tapes, among the other things he carries around in a large sack.
  • Poisonous Friend: Came to Defiant to announce the return of his friend Primate to the ring. Which turned out to be a ruse, as he attacked Primate alongside Kidd. Later claimed credit for running Primate out of Defiant.
  • Video Nasties: In line with his obsession with VHS tapes and cinematic references, he has referred to himself as one and uses it as the name of his finisher.

    Rampage Brown 
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Weight: 233 lb
Hometown: Leeds, England
Signature Move: Piledriver (before it was banned), Sitout Powerbomb

Noun

# Violent or excited behaviour that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive.
  1. A state of violent anger or agitation.


Yup, that just about sums it up. Or, as Adam Blampied put it, his charge "fights like a volcano erupting at night" and "kicks like a really big horse". He will tuck you into bed, he says. Your f*cking death bed, that is.

Rampage will punch you in the face, chop you until you bleed, and then drop you directly onto your head with a piledriver, if and when Blampied tells him to. He is a terrifying, ultra-intense competitor and will pose a threat to any and all on the WCPW roster.

Whether or not he really ate an actual bear cannot be independently confirmed at this time (but he probably did). 2x Defiant Championship champion.
  • Arch-Nemesis: Big Damo and later Adam Blampied.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a short trimmed beard and is a violent, villainous force.
  • Corpsing: During Blampied's list of his accomplishments. He can be seen trying his best not to smile and failing.
  • He’s Back: Returned at Defiant #5 after Zack Gibson's victory over Flash Morgan Webster.
  • The Mentor:
    • Has a wrestling school. Mihai comes from it.
    • He also trained Little Miss Roxxy.
  • Noble Top Enforcer / Pragmatic Villainy: After the piledriver was banned, Adam would repeatedly order Rampage to piledrive people only for him to refuse to do it, though it was somewhat unclear if this was because of a desire not to permanently injure his opponents or out of fear of being fired. After refusing to do the piledriver one too many times Blampied rejected him, causing Rampage to turn face.
  • Psycho for Hire: To Adam Blampied.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Adam Blampied's listed a number of impressive feats for him; noting that it cannot be independently confirmed that he ate an actual bear, but that he probably did.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Was booked onto a Tag Team match with David Starr against Nathan Cruz and Bad Bones for Defiant Loaded #1. With the man of many names making it clear that he's going for Rampage's World Title, needless to say, the cooperation was scarce.
  • Worthy Opponent: Saw David Starr as one after Starr was defeated by PAC, giving him a shot at the World Title out of respect.
  • Wrestling Monster: Second biggest man in WCPW (biggest after Primate departed), noted for his brutality and savagery in the ring. Rory Coyle intended on bringing this back out of him, and appeared to have succeeded.

    Conor Renshaw 
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Hometown: Sunderland, England
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  • A Hero to His Hometown: When Defiant came to Sunderland for the Magnificent Seven 2019 event, he was the most popular guy in the building.
  • Berserk Button: Don't slander his hometown in front of him. HT Drake set him off this way during Defiant Loaded #13, leading to a match between the two.
  • Cheap Heat: Booed by most crowds (especially Newcastle) at the merest mention of his hometown, to the point where he originally didn't need to do it himself, as the ring announcer would do it for him. As of Defiant Loaded #16, he began to wear the colors of his hometown team, Sunderland AFC, to actively provoke crowds.
  • Jobber: Has yet to win a singles match, but had a bit more success as part of "RenBen".
  • Poisonous Friend: To Benji. As he couldn't directly win the Magnificent Seven briefcase from him, Renshaw quickly ingratiated himself with Benji with the intent to still directly benefit from the briefcase. After witnessing Renshaw's behavior in a subsequent tag match against the Tuck Shop, Benji attempted to mitigate some of the "poisonous" aspect, to Renshaw's seeming bewilderment.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Believed that Benji intentionally tried to use the Magnificent Seven briefcase as a weapon in their tag team title contendership match against SCC (going against Benji teaching Renshaw not to cheat prior to the match), refused to believe the truth (Benji was set up and never actually used the briefcase), and broke up their team.

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