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     TNA Originals (2002–2005) 

A-1 (Alastair Ralphs) 「2004–2007」

  • Atrocious Alias: The name sounds cool, until you realize there's a steak sauce with the same name. Used to good effect by fans of his, who would carry around bottles of the steak sauce in support.

Abyss/Joseph Park (Christopher Parks) 「2002–2019」

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Austin Aries/Austin Starr (Daniel Solwold Jr.) 「2005–2007」 「2011–2015」

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D'Lo Brown (Accie Julius Connor) 「2003–2004」 「2009–2013」 「2019–present」

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Monty Brown (Montaque N. Brown) 「2002」 「2004–2006」

Christian Cage (William Jason Reso) 「2005–2008」 「2012」

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Pierre Carl Ouellet/X/PCO (Carl Joseph Yvon Ouellet) 「2003」 「2005-2007」 「2022-present」

  • Acrofatic: Weighs around 300 pounds.
  • Back from the Dead: They don't call him the "French Canadian Frankenstein" for nothing. After his Monster's Ball match with JONAH, he died, but Vincent brought him back to life.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Doesn't talk too much, but if anything, don't ever mess with him.
  • The Bus Came Back: After two brief stints, he returns for a third time as a member of Honor No More.
  • Canada, Eh?: He's a French-Canadian from Quebec.
  • Finishing Move: The PCOsault, a moonsault which manages to perform well for his age.
  • Masked Luchador: During his brief stint as X.
  • No-Sell: And how! Each time he's hit with either a Signature Move, a Finishing Move or a weapon, he recovers as if nothing ever happened.
  • Red Baron: "The French-Canadian Frankenstein", "He’s Not Human!", "Perfect Creation One".
  • Ring Oldies: He's in his 50s and is a force to be reckoned!*
  • Token Good Teammate: For Honor No More since his resurrection.

Dallas/Lance Hoyt/Lance Rock (Lance Hoyt) 「2004–2009」

  • Air Guitar: Subverted as Lance Rock, he has a guitar, but it's a controller for the game, Guitar Hero.
  • Catchphrase: As Lance Rock for the Rock 'n Rave Infection. "Who wants to get infected tonight?"
  • Dreadful Musician: Joined up with Jimmy Rave and Christie Hemme to compliment their shared lack of musical talent. Ron Killings, who had a little more, didn't mind Hoyt's dancing however.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared in TNA dark matches appropriately as Shadow...he had been using the gimmick to relative success on the Texas independent circuit, so it was a coincidence.
  • I Have Many Names: Dallas, Lance Hoyt and Lance Rock.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His initial gimmick as Dallas, though unlike most examples he was still treated as a threatening powerhouse due to his size and teaming with the much smaller Kid Kash.
  • Put on a Bus: First to WWE, then to Japan, and now to All Elite Wrestling.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Though he tended to wear them on the top of his head, suggesting he really was saving them for when they were really needed.
  • Unrelated Brothers: Debuted as Dallas, Kid Kash's relative.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling Heavy Metal guitarist as a member of the the Rock 'n Rave Infection.

Don Callis (Donald Callis) 「2003–2004」 「2017–2021」

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Johnny Devine/Havok (John Parsonage) 「2004」 「2006–2008」 「2013」

  • Catchphrase: "You may be good, but you're not Devine!"
  • Put on a Bus: Left TNA to go to college, claiming that wrestling was no longer fun.
  • Red Baron: "The X-Division Traitor" during his alliance with Team 3D (though they preferred to call him "Brother Devine"). With Team Canada, "Hotshot".

Simon Diamond/Pat Kenney (Patrick Kenney) - 「2003-present」

  • Red Baron: "Irish" and "The Empire Saint" under his real name Pat Kenney.
  • Rock Theme Naming: As Simon Diamond. Along with his last name, there was also his finisher the Gem Cutter and his stable, the Diamonds in the Rough.

Julio Dinero (Brian Wohl) - 「2003-2004」

  • Hijacked by Ganon: Father James Mitchell took the Gathering (Punk and Dinero) away from Raven.

Sonjay Dutt (Retesh Bhalla) 「2003–2009」 「2012」 「2013」 「2014」 「2017-present」

  • Artistic License – Geography: Called himself "The Original Playa from the Himalaya", even though he billed himself from Bombay, India, which is southwest of the Himalayas.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Though he's no longer under regular contract, he returns every so often for X-Division events and was part of the GFW invasion.
  • Red Baron: "The Original Playa from the Himalaya", "The Guru"

Chris Harris (Christopher Eric Harris) 「2002-2008」 「2011」 「2022」

Hotstuff Hernandez/Hernandez (Shawn Hernandez) 「2003–2004」 「2006–2014」 「2015」 「2020–present」

  • Canon Name: His real first name.
  • Catchphrase: Nada es imposible, he even tattooed it on his bicep.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Flat-out vanished from TNA the month after beginning his 2015 run, due to legal issues with Lucha Underground, who he was technically still under contract to at the time. Especially notable that it also killed the Beat Down Clan, which he was heavily involved in.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Hernandez was in TNA several years before his run with LAX, as a member of Jeff Jarrett's Elite Guard.
  • Gangbangers: LAX, Mexican America, BDC, Outlaw Gz, every stable he's been a member of since 2006 has had an element of this.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Says he was treated like a star in Mexico, which made him realize he was treated like a second class citizen in USA because of his race. This completely justifies working for old white men to injure another white man in his mind.
  • Last-Name Basis: Lots of variations are used in place of a first name.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Slingshot in the ring, boarder toss out.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: By starting Mexican America he was seeking to prove Mexicans were the superior race, yes, even to all you other Latinos and Hispanics!
  • Red Baron: Super Mex, complete with with Shirt-Ripping.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Kicked an LAX-America's Most Wanted Feud to a new level by border tossing Gail Kim. WWC also found out the hard way when invaded by Mexican America.

Jeff Jarrett (Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett) 「2002–2013」 「2015」 「2017」

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Kid Kash (David Cash) 「2002–2005」 「2010」 「2011–2013」

  • Commuting on a Bus: His last two tenures with the company were basically this.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Of the jealous variety. He was obviously scared his manager Trinity was going to take his spot and his X Division Championship. These fears proved to be somewhat justified but he managed not fight her off and keep his spot.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: His reaction to Delirious' crazed rampages was just to stand his ground, keep his eye on him and roll out of the way when Delirious approached until the masked man calmed down.
  • Red Baron: The Notorious K.I.D.
  • Spiteful Spit: To Amazing Red, in response to his attempts to be sportsmanlike.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Did nothing for Trinity when Raven attacked her, even though she always dropped what she was doing to come to his aid. When they were not opponents anyway.
  • Unrelated Brothers: Lance Hoyt debuted as Dallas, Kid Kash's relative.

Kenny King (Kenny Layne) 「2005–2006」 「2012–2015」 「2022-present」

  • By the Hair: Threatened to pull out Christian York's dreadlocks if that's what it took to win the X-Division title. He's also plucked Eric Young's beard hairs!
  • Chess Motifs: Has put the King piece on his tights.
  • Expy: To Randy Orton in revived!Evolution, as the younger, most athletic and volatile member who has been deliberately used for female fanservice (though the latter part is coincidental). However, besides role comparison King is not as cerebral as Orton, though King is better at lying, and is much more energetic than Orton, both in promos and in the ring. Despite the similarities of the role King is far from being the golden boy of TNA to Orton's protected WWE status.
  • Filth: His other lines of work as described by Eric Young, who says he can't talk about the things Kenny King has been involved with on television. As a babyface Mike and Taz would constantly make references to him being a "real life Magic Mike" (though it didn't quite catch on into his Red Baron), and his theme song was even titled "Magic Machine" as a nod to this.
  • Finishing Move: Royal Flush.
  • Jerkass: He will let loose with Trash Talk and/or cheap shots for the slightest perceived offense, brags on- and off-mic every chance he gets about himself and/or his cohorts, and has even shown immense disrespect towards a war veteran turned wrestler who has the scars to show for it. The last example pretty much got him pinned by Chris Melendez, but then he would add yet another by trying to rip off Melendez' automail leg in retaliation.
  • Jerk Jock: So why doesn't he like Chris Melendez? Because Melendez has a lot of attention, a prosthetic leg and hasn't done anything on King's level (never mind Melendez only being on TNA's active roster for a week).
  • Jobber: Was one in his first run.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Highlighted when he jumped on Bully Ray, who was carrying a really long pipe.
    MVP: "Kenny, Kenny, you gotta forget it."
  • Mr. Fanservice: And he knows it. Has worked as a Chippendale dancer in his Indy days.
  • Put on a Bus: Right back to Ring of Honor.
    • The Bus Came Back: However, with ROH on hiatus, he returns to Impact Wrestling in 2022 as part of Honor No More.
  • Red Baron: The King of the Night, The Pretty Boy Pit Bull.
  • The Hyena: Whenever he thinks he is winning he is liable to burst out into laughter.
  • The Starscream: A painfully obvious one to MVP from the moment it's revealed they even have an allegiance. This actually stopped being the case after MVP got injured and told King and Lashley to fight it out and let the best man win.
  • Underwear of Power: Its more than he wears in his other showbiz profession.

Tito Ortiz (Jacob Ortiz) 「2005」 「2013」

  • Combat Referee: His appearances in 2005 were essentially this, as he was the enforcer physically making sure the rules were respected in Jeff Jarrett's big title matches. Jarrett, being the big cheating heel, ended up losing in both cases.
  • The Dreaded: His reputation as a badass MMA fighter was perfect for making notorious dirty cheater Jeff Jarrett squirm before a big title match.
  • The Unfought: Never got into a wrestling match in either of his runs.

Jimmy Rave 「2002–2004」 「2007–2009」 「2011」 「2013」

  • Ascended Extra: Started out by spending most of his Asylum days in dark matches (which is something, considering he was the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion) and his Impact Zone days as a visible but obvious extra. Then came Christy Hemme and Lance Hoyt.
  • Dreadful Musician: Not even Guitar Hero gets people into him.
  • Shout-Out: On his Impact Zone debut, he performed La Mística.

Amazing Red/Sangriento (Jonathan Figueroa) 「2002–2005」 「2009–2011」

  • Meaningful Name: His hair is red. This later extended to his kayfabe Big Little Brother Crimson.
  • Perky Female Minion: Alexis Laree, who besides accompanying and sometimes fighting alongside him in TNA was also part of his trio with him and AJ Styles in Ring of Honor. (AJ used to defend the X-Division Title belt in ROH, in case you're asking why that's relevant.)
  • Shout-Out: One of his themes is a remix of Cell's.
  • The Stoic: This was reasoning behind Alexis Laree, Don West and Crimson pairing up with him. While he's amazing to watch in the ring, Red admitted he's not the type to talk trash, make threats or go after people, so they handled all that for him.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: What does he do when Jeff Jarrett is picking on him? Call his completely ripped (kayfabe) younger brother to humiliate him.

Rhino (Terry Gerin) 「2005–2010」 「2014」 「2019-present」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Samoa Joe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa) 「2005–2015」

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Michael Shane/Matt Bentley/Martyr (Matthew James Bentley) 「2003–2007」 「2011」 「2013」

  • Red Baron: "The New Franchise" and "Maverick".
  • Sudden Name Change:
    • Went by Michael Shane for his entire wrestling career until WWE threatened to sue him because someone whose real name was Mike Shane (who had actually worked for TNA very early on) worked for them. Went by his real name after that.
    • Was known as Martyr as a member of Raven's Serotonin group.
  • Wrestling Family: Cousin to Shawn Michaels.

AJ Styles (Allen Neal Jones) 「2002–2013」

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Petey Williams (Peter Williams III) 「2004–2009」 「2013」 「2017-2021」

  • Canada, Eh?: Except he's usually not that nice, especially during his runs in this company.
  • Darkskinned Blonde: When trying to look like Steiner.
  • Fan Boy: Of Jackass, when TNA was promoting a movie, or something.
  • Finishing Move: The Canadian Destroyer, which, despite its looks, is one of the safest variations of the piledriver.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: As a member of Team Canada.
  • Groin Attack: Puts his opponent upside down in the turnbuckle and steps on their groin and starts singing O Canada.
  • Hot-Blooded: Became this when Scott Steiner took him under his wing.
  • Potty Emergency: Had to wrestle a match after taking a laxative during the Jackass angle.
  • Put on a Bus: Was pinned in a Loser Leaves (the stipulation only applying to whoever was pinned) tag match while teaming with Eric Young against Beer Money in February '09.
  • The Bus Came Back: In 2013, Williams resurfaced to compete once more in the X-Division for a while before retiring.
  • Red Baron: Went by The Canadian Destroyer, Maple Leaf Muscle, and Little Petey Pump.
  • Underwearof Power: After he started working with Scott Steiner.
  • Worthy Opponent: Chris Sabin was his when both were in TNA and feuded in the X Division, the two having graduated the same year and training camp as well.

Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz) 「2004–2016」 「2020-present」

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     The Angle Era (2006–2009) 

Curry Man (Daniel Covell) 「2008」 「2011」 「2013–2014」

  • Brick Joke: In 2008, he competed in Feast or Fired and was fired. In 2013, he was scheduled to compete in Feast or Fired...and voluntarily walked out after the match began.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Liked to flirt with the Knockouts, usually didn't work.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When he got the fired case in Feast or Fired, he thought he was getting a title shot.
  • Genre Savvy: See Brick Joke above. He explained in his #IMPACT365 video after the fact that he wasn't taking the chance after what happened last time.
  • Put on a Bus: Was forced to leave in 2008 cause he got the Fired Case.
  • Running Gag: Part of the rather unfunny "Christopher Daniels gets the fired case every time no matter the gimmick" gag.
  • The Bus Came Back: Resurfaced in 2013 as one of Ethan Carter III's opponents and stuck around for a bit.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Shark Boy's red which is odd considering he usually dresses in Red and Yellow whilst Shark Boy's main color is Blue.

D'Angelo Dinero (Elijah Burke) 「2009–2013」 「2015–2017」

  • Badass Longcoat: Wore a long black one occasionally adorned with cross symbols.
  • Badass Preacher: He's a Harlem street preacher.
  • Big Applesauce: D'Angelo Dinero is billed from Harlem, even though Elijah Burke is from Florida, because god forbid you have a street preacher or a pimp that isn't from New York.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: As a heel.
  • Catchphrase:
    "Pope has spoken!"
  • Demoted to Extra
  • Expy: For awhile, TNA seemed to be booking him how Sting was booked in WCW. His promo style contains a good deal of Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, and the Rock mixed in also.
    • He also inspired one notable Expy of his own, in the form of none other than Kazuchika Okada—who, upon his return to New Japan, adopted a similarly cocky, obscenely-rich persona, complete with fake money falling from the ceiling during his entrance.
  • Eye Patch Of Power: Courtesy of AJ Styles.
  • He's Back!:
    • After disappearing from TV for several months, he made his return to television on the 6/14/12 edition of Impact as a participant in the Bound For Glory Series. Unfortunately, he was eliminated early from the Series, due to injury.
    • After being released from the company following his injury and doing his own thing as an independent, he returned in 2015 to fill in at commentary when Taz left and Josh Mathews needed a partner. He was later made Mathews' permanent partner.
  • Inspector Javert: He really, really didn't trust Mr. Anderson. Anderson proved him wrong. Conversely, Samoa Joe really, really didn't trust him. He proved Joe right; they hated each other.
  • Irony: Remember the 2011-2012 feud where he tried to corrupt Devon's sons? Bet he was wishing he could take that back when someone's new crew beat him down about 8-9 months later in what turned out to be his final appearance as a wrestler in TNA.
  • Large Ham: He's taken his preacher background to heart.
  • Money Song: A cross between a rap song and a gospel revival number. It's pretty awesome.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He's implied to be a bit of a womanizer and can be a bit of a jerk, but when he's an honest face he's one of the purer folks TNA has. It helps that his real personality veers more toward the "honest face" bit.
  • The Nicknamer: As a commentator, is pretty fond of testing out Red Barons on certain talents. So far the two that have stuck are the Bearded Terror for Eric Young (though World Class Maniac is still more prevalent) and the Tenth Wonder of the World for Awesome Kong.

Suicide/Manik (currently Mason Burnett) (Suicide formerly Frank Gerdelman, Daniel Covell, Akira Kawabata, TJ Perkins, and Jonathan Gresham) (Manik formerly TJ Perkins) 「2008–2011」 「2013–2016」 「2016-present」

  • Adaptational Wimp: In the video game's story mode, Suicide starts by winning the World Heavyweight Championship, and after his beatdown from LAX and return under the player's created persona, he goes on to win the World Tag Team titles with Eric Young, then the X Division title before finally winning the World Heavyweight title again at the end. As an actual wrestler, Suicide is a 2-time X Division Champion, but compared to completing a TNA Triple Crown, that's still a step down.
  • Building Swing: The idea was there, at least, in his first couple appearances, where he swung in on a rope to attack the Motor City Machine Guns.
  • Brass Balls: The character is all about being willing to risk himself to get a victory, even moreso than other X-Division wrestlers.
  • Combination Attack: An unintentional one against with Low Ki against DJ Z when Manik had the latter in a reverse Indian death lock while the former was kicking him in the chest. Manik eventually grabbed Low Ki and gave him a northern lights suplex, while DJ Z was still locked up.
  • Cool Mask: Though James Storm doesn't like or understand why he keeps wearing a mask after his face and identity have been revealed, he decides Manik can stay masked, so long as it's one of his choosing.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Surprisingly, he's never willingly been a heel. The closest came when he was kidnapped and presumably brainwashed into joining The Revolution.
  • Distressed Dude: No one seemed too concerned when James Storm and Sanada kidnapped him.
  • Groin Attack: One of Suicide's signature attack is smashing his opponent's forehead against the second turnbuckle, or when someone is interfering his match, he would smash his opponent's forehead against the other man's nuts. This does not result in DQ because the interfering party is not officially in the match, therefore a low blow against them is not prohibited.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: A *very* late-to-the-party one, as he debuted in 2008. But with his uber-edgy name, skull motif, and brooding tendencies (at least when he *does* speak), he would've fit right in on the pages of an early Image Comics issue.
  • One-Man Army: Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed and The Motor City Machine Guns all worked together to beat him and still could not do it.
  • Parts Unknown: Was billed from there.
  • Put on a Bus: Until they find someone else to portray him, presumably.
  • The Bus Came Back: In May 2013.
    • Back on the bus in early 2016 as TNA let TJ Perkins' contract run out.
    • Taken out of mothballs for a One Night Only PPV several months after Perkins' departure, then again later in the year.
  • Refugee from TV Land: Is supposedly an original character from a TNA video game brought to life. His name change, his portrayal by several different wrestlers before Perkins was revealed as the "official" him, and James Storm's desire to give him a makeover, all make more sense when we remember he's basically a create-a-wrestler. Reverted to this and the original Suicide gimmick after Perkins' departure.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Thanks to James Storm, so he can have another mouthpiece for his "Revolution". Seemingly dropped upon Perkins' departure, as Manik was reverted back to Suicide.
  • You Look Familiar: Suicide has interacted with wrestlers who previously portrayed him multiple times, including Christopher Daniels having to prove he wasn't behind the mask once Frankie Kazarian returned to the role and tag-teaming with TJ Perkins, who suited up as Manik again for the occasion.

Rob Terry/The Freak/Robbie T (Robert Terry) 「2009–2015」

  • Cool Mask: As part of the Menagerie, he wears a steel mask not dissimilar to one Kane used to wear.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Often cited as the worst member of the TNA roster, who should have been let go long ago. Kept on to play "enforcer with big muscles" to a variety of stables (The British Invasion, World Elite, The Shore, and now The Menagerie), and seemingly constantly believeable through all of that for nearly six years.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted with his one-time bro Robbie E.
    • Rob Van Dam and Robert Roode were both on the roster at the time, making for a total of four Roberts on the roster.
  • Red Baron: The Freak.
    • Robbie T.
  • Underwear of Power: Though the freak is the circus strongman, making this less odd on him than even the other wrestlers.

Tomko (Travis David Tomko) 「2006–2008」 「2010」

  • Bald of Evil: Though veered occasionally into the good side territory before his Heel–Face Door-Slam.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: Against Christian in 2008. Didn't kill him, of course, as this is wrestling, but cost him his (second-to-)last ever TNA world title shot.
  • The Comically Serious: To Christian and AJ.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?:
    • Betrayed Christian in 2008 because Christian had promised that he'd become a big time star if he stuck with him yet it wasn't happening fast enough for his liking so he decided to take his chances with Big Bad Kurt Angle.
    • Attacked AJ for weeks in late 2009-early 2010 after having seemingly patched up their alliance off-screen because AJ didn't return a couple of phone calls after winning the title.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When Robert Roode berated his assistant at the time Traci Brooks for supporting Kazarian, claiming that he owned her, Tomko got right in Roode's face and shoved him down across the ring. This is despite the fact that Tomko had just beaten Kaz in a match, and Roode was at that point an occasional ally of Christian's Coalition, of which Tomko was a member. Ms. Brooks and the audience were very pleased with Tomko as he walked away.
    • This only made it more jarring when he went after Karen Angle as part of his job as Kurt's Sociopathic Soldier.
  • Noodle Incident: His apparent past with Abyss as a prison guard.
  • Put on a Bus: In summer 2008, though it did stop once as he took part in a challenge Kevin Nash had set up for Samoa Joe.
  • The Bus Came Back: For a feud with AJ Styles at the end of 2009, which was cut short when Hogan and co. arrived. He was soon put back on the bus for good.
  • The Quiet One: He could talk, but his voice was low and had a drawl, plus he's better at being scary-looking, so his teammates tended to do more of the talking.
  • Red Baron: The "Man of Principles". He was mostly called this backstage, however, since on-screen he generally worked as a heel.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Often had to calm his Coalition teammates down when they were in rages (mostly Christian).
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Prior to betraying Christian and AJ, Tomko was becoming incredibly popular with the fans. After joining Kurt Angle to become a bigger star, his stock ironically plummeted.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: For Kurt Angle after turning on AJ Styles.
  • Straight Man: Made an art form of shaking his head at some of the things his allies said or did (mostly AJ).
  • The Stoic: Often stood behind Kurt or Christian and/or beside AJ with his arms either folded or rested on his hips, eyeing the audience or whoever their enemies were like his next prey.
  • Tattooed Crook: Known for his tribal back and shoulder tattoos as much as anything else appearance-wise.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He cemented his place among Kurt's collective of "bad guys" with such acts as taking pride in bloodying AJ, helping shoot Christian through a glass table, and harassing Karen on her own talk show.

Douglas Williams (Douglas Durdle) 「2008」 「2010–2013」 「2014」

  • The Ace: He can match AJ Styles move for move and then get the better of him, he qualifies.
  • Archenemy: The X-Division, who he insinuates states loudly is a league of Spot Monkeys.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Fits this trope much better than Desmond as he actively hates American style aerial wrestling, as opposed to his European style.
  • Hypocrite: As much as he talks about the glory of ground and pound wrestling, he's started using a Tornado DDT.
    • Justified in that he didn't use the X-Division flyers' own medicine on them until that one point in the match where it became a finishing blow.
  • Put on a Bus: Hasn't been appearing that often very much anymore as he's been working and training wrestlers in OVW as he's a trainer there now.
    • Officially removed from the TNA roster in June 2013.
  • Suplex Finisher: Chaos Theory, which is a roll-through into a German Suplex.

     Hogan Rising (2010–2012) 

Wes Brisco (Wesley Brisco) 「2012–2013」

  • Clark Kenting: His well-dressed "professional guy" appearance when presenting himself backstage, in contrast to his unkempt look in the leather cut and jeans of Aces & Eights.
  • Put on a Bus: Four months after the dissolution of the Aces & Eights, he was let go due to budget cuts.
  • Sanity Slippage: Seemed to go through a low-grade case of this in order to stand out and prove himself amongst his clubhouse brethren, becoming more aggressive in the ring and more eccentric and blunt in promo segments.
  • Wrestling Family: His father is Gerald Brisco, and his uncle is the legendary Jack Brisco.

Crimson/Mayweather (Anthony Mayweather) 「2010–2012」 「2013」 「2015」 「2017–2018」

  • Big Little Brother: Introduced to TNA by Amazing Red as this. Because of this he was initially dubbed Little Red before the official name came out Crimson. Was eventually retconned when he returned to Impact using his real name and history as a soldier, though since he says he doesn't know his father, the "long-lost half-brothers" route could still be taken to preserve this if he and Red ever return at the same time…
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite looking like a vampire, Crimson was fighting Immortal.
  • Expy: TNA seemed intent on making him the next Goldberg.
  • Genius Bruiser: In addition to being very big and strong, he totally pwned Jarrett at submission grappling.
  • Good Is Not Nice: As a face Crimson spends a lot of time beating people up.
  • Ironic Echo: Shortly after his debut, he says 'They are coming', right after taking out Abyss with his own weapon. Those are the very same words Abyss said preceeding the arrival of Immortal, only this time Red is refering to Fortune performing a collective Heel–Face Turn.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: He was the first person that terrorized Immortal, he lodged Abyss's own weapon into his back.
  • Put on a Bus: Shipped to OVW.
    • The Bus Came Back for a short time, then he was put back on it and out of the company. Then it came back again in 2017 as part of the Veterans of War tag team with Wilcox.
  • Red Baron: Literally, since forming a stable in OVW. The Red Baron of Ruthless Reconnaissance.
  • Unrelated Brothers: To Amazing Red.

D.O.C./Doc Gallows (Andrew "Drew" Hankinson) 「2012–2013」 「2020–present」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Jessie Godderz 「2012–2017」

Gunner (Chad Lail) 「2010–2012」 「2013–2015」

  • Ascended Extra: Was first seen as a part of a duo of security guards around the Impact Zone, until the heel Immortal stable decided to use them more and more in the ring. Gunner stuck around, his character transitioned into a proper wrestler and he even became Ric Flair's last TNA protégé.
  • Blood Knight: One thing you can't question is what Gunner would be willing to do when he's dedicated himself to a cause, whether that be winning championships, defending a group, or destroying a hated enemy.
  • The Brute: For Immortal.
  • Corrupt Cop: Became this in his initial run as a security guard thanks to the Hogan and Bischoff takeover.
  • Hard Head: He shrugged off having a cage door slammed into it by James Storm.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Gunner's the one who decided to take Samuel Shaw out of the insane asylum for a second chance. Shaw ended up betraying Gunner at Brittany's urging.
  • Put on a Bus: First to OVW for most of the year after Immortal. Then again in 2015 when creative had nothing for him after his feud with Samuel Shaw.
  • The Bus Came Back: The first one did, anyway, when he returned before Slammiversary 2013 as James Storm's partner.
  • Underwear of Power: After ditching the security gig.

Matt Hardy (Matthew Moore Hardy) 「2011」 「2014–2017」

DJ Zema Ion (Michael Paris) 「2011–present」

  • Red Baron: That Yung Go-Hard.
  • Weapon of Choice: If he's in a match odds are he's going to use his hairspray to his advantage, it's how he won the X Division Title.

Rampage Jackson (Quinton Ramone Jackson) 「2013」

  • Aborted Arc: Aside from the initial confrontation and agreement to a future match with Kurt Angle, the 2013 rivalry and buildup to his Bellator MMA fight with Tito Ortiz was tied into the Aces & Eights vs. Main Event Mafia feud via Ortiz' betrayal after Jackson joined the Mafia. No payoff ever came of either angle because…
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Bellator had him and Tito Ortiz pulled from TNA programming so they wouldn't get injured prior to their fight and be forced to cancel. Didn't work out so well as far as Tito goes.
  • The Dreaded: If Tito's had that reputation ahead of time, then this guy definitely did.
  • Friendly Enemy Mine: His first major storyline with the company saw him become one of intended future rival Kurt Angle's Main Event Mafia brothers to combat the Aces & Eights.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Got in Kurt Angle's face upon his debut.
  • Put on a Bus: Noteable in that he put himself on the bus after the Aborted Arc and Real Life Writes the Plot examples above, because he disagreed with how management at the time was running things.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: As a member of the Main Event Mafia, though he had it in a military fatigue design as part of his "Street Soldier" image.

Jackson James/Garett Bischoff (Garett Bischoff) 「2010–2013」

Orlando Jordan (Orlando Mason Jordan) 「2010–2011」

  • Where da White Women At?: Subverted. His victims were pretty exclusively white, but only because 95% of Impact is white at any given period. The Pope, one of TNA's few black men in recent years, was actually one of his most frequent targets.

Mike Knoxx/Knux (Michael Hettinga) 「2012–2015」

  • The Brute: One of several with Aces & Eights.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The name Knux was presented as a clubhouse nickname created by Aces & Eights.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: This was done so TNA wouldn't have to keep referencing his original name, Mike Knox(x). Said original name has been relegated to Canon Name status at best since.
  • Heel–Face Turn / Character Development: Started as a member of the heelish Aces & Eights, becomes the founder of The Menagerie as a babyface. There was even a backstory surrounding this change which made perfect sense.
  • Lightning Bruiser: For a man of his size and girth, Knux is extremely athletic. He even managed to impress Austin Aries when they squared off one-on-one a couple years after the armbreaking.
  • Misery Builds Character: Part of his motivation for forming the stable. The other is their need to raise money for their carnival back home.
  • Red Baron: Was briefly known as the Armbreaker while masked during Aces & Eights, shortly after having broken Austin Aries' arm.
  • Spell My Name with an S / Xtreme Kool Letterz: His character's original surname "Knox" had a second X added to it before coming to TNA.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Subverted with the Menagerie. They're a wrestling traveling circus…but it's the wrestling part that pays for the circus part.

Robbie E (Rob Strauss) 「2010–2017」

  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Acts like the cast of Jersey Shore.
  • The Artifact: Now that Jersey Shore's been canceled. But that isn't important now, as he's fit rather snugly well in as a legit competitor and has become the resident occasionally-Lethal Joke Character.
  • Lethal Joke Character: That Jersey Shore parody who's long outstayed both the show itself and his welcome? He's only a TNA heavyweight title reign away from being only the fifth Grand Slam champion in TNA history. And just prior to the Destination America relaunch he actually started talking about it—though since then he's been utterly worfed by Brooke.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Usually a Jobber, Robbie has won the X Division title, the Television title, defeated Jeff Hardy (via countout), and is now one-half of a damn good Tag Team Championship duo… with fellow Joke Character Jessie Godderz.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted with his one-time bro Robbie T, aka Rob Terry.

Samuel "Sam" Shaw 「2010」 「2012–2015」 「2017」

  • Ascended Extra: His 2010 appearances included such one-shot roles as a masked Hardcore Justice assailant named Lupus and an unknown member of Jeff Jarrett's entourage back when Jarrett was pretending to be an MMA fighter.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: All Brittany had to say to turn Samuel Shaw against Gunner was that Gunner saw Shaw not as a friend, but as a charity case.
  • Driven to Suicide: Tried to kill himself after Hemme initially rejected his advances. Which later lead to a straightjacket being put on him.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: After Christy Hemme decided they should keep things professional, he would become insanely jealous at any man that looked at or talked to her. This got him in serious trouble with Mr. Anderson, who stood up for Hemme and then conspired with her to get him committed to a mental hospital.
  • Incest Subtext: It was heavily implied between him and his mother. His mother is a creepy redheaded woman named Christy, thus also implying that was why he was obsessed with Hemme.
  • Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: From wearing Gunner's field uniform to getting tattoos in imitation of Gunner's? Gunner asked him if he ever tried being himself, only for Shaw to accuse him of not caring enough.
  • Red Baron: The Creepy Bastard.
  • Three Month Rule: When he first met Christy Hemme he lived in his own apartment, but after he started feuding with Mr. Anderson he lived in his mother's house. Became really glaring when promo vignettes involving Shaw's storylines actually showed scenes from both locations.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Gunner got him out of the empty white room and straitjacket, giving him a second chance at life. Then he thanked Gunner by turning on him as soon as Brittany got into his ear about Gunner viewing him as a "charity case". This trope applies to both Shaw himself and to Brittany, who would've never had the chance to get with him were it not for what Gunner did.

Jesse Sorensen (Jessy Ryan Sorensen) 「2011–2013」

  • Game-Breaking Injury: Suffered a injury at Against All Odds to Zema Ion that put him on the shelf for the better part of a year. He quit active wrestling so he wouldn't be at risk again, and started working backstage.
  • Jerk Jock: Averted despite being a former High School QB and often seen carrying a football around, he's one of the nicer guys around.
  • Put on a Bus: Was moved backstage, he was officially removed from the TNA roster in June 2013. Then was let go from TNA not long after due to budget cost.

Rob Van Dam (Rob Szatkowski) 「2010–2013」 「2019–2020」

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     Age of #365 (2013–2016) 

Mark Andrews/Mandrews (Mark Andrews) 「2015–2017」

Dewey Barnes (real name unknown) 「2013–2014」

  • Parts Unknown: Occasionally billed as "from the merchandise stand", which was his usual job.
  • Squash Match: Invariably on the receiving end of one of these.

Mike Bennett (Michael Bennett) 「2016–2017」 「2022-present」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Jay Bradley/Aiden O'Shea (Bradley Thomas) 「2013–2014」 「2015–2017」

Bram (Thomas Latimer) 「2014–2017」

  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: How he and the reinvigorated Magnus apparently view Monster's Ball matches. Just ask Willow and Abyss.
  • Characterization Marches On: After taking a beating from Decay for rejecting Rosemary (again), he turned up months later having cleaned himself up and joined forces with James Storm and Kingston in the Death Crew Council.
  • Chewing the Scenery: Good God, when he falls into a rage…
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder via Hair-Trigger Temper: His claim to hate everyone isn't without merit, as he will end an alliance as quickly as it began in response to some slight or offense.
    • When Magnus came through the back door and took a Feast or Fired briefcase that Bram had his hands on, he declared Magnus his enemy and even when the case he got turned out to be for the tag titles he betrayed Magnus rather than accept their friendship.
    • When Eric Young tried to leave the company and take the TNA King of the Mountain title with him, Bram instantly deemed Young a coward and ended their alliance, challenging and beating EY for the title to send him out of TNA empty-handed.
    • He and Eddie Kingston lost their temper with James Storm as soon as The Cowboy started making singles entrances again, leading very shortly to the end of the Death Crew Council.
  • Continuity Nod: Eventually the DCC went after Decay, with Bram revealing he hadn't forgotten what Decay did to him and in fact joined DCC for the opportunity to get revenge.
  • Dare to Be Badass: The initial phase of his storyline with Magnus was all about him delivering a heel version of this as a response to Magnus' Badass Decay since becoming Dixie's champion.
  • Disproportionate Retribution / Revenge Before Reason: Got so upset with best mate Magnus swiping the Feast or Fired briefcase he was close to gettingnote  that even when the case turned out to be for a tag team title shot and Magnus assured Bram he wanted him as his partner, Bram tried to take him out and end his career for it.
  • Garbage Wrestler: The self proclaimed "King of Hardcore".
  • Green-Eyed Monster / The Resenter: Mickie called him out as this, saying that the truth behind his reasoning for his betrayal of Magnus is that Bram is secretly jealous because Magnus has more to show for himself as a man than Bram ever will. Even if she's wrong, his palpable rage and envy over Magnus for taking an opportunity and getting the briefcase he thought was his plants him firmly into this trope.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Has admitted that he hates absolutely everyone. This explains a lot of things, including the below…
  • Heel–Face Turn: In 2016 he would challenge and defeat then-ally Eric Young for the King of the Mountain title to stop Young from taking the title with him on his leave from TNA.
  • Irrational Hatred: Towards Magnus. You're his best mate, you better not get anything for yourself in life—like a family, or responsibilities outside of drunken bar fighting escapades, or bragging rights to an opportunity that benefits you both.
  • Poisonous Friend:
    • Was this to Magnus, though it was hard to tell at first since being an extreme violent dick was arguably a step up from being a manipulative sellout "businessman" retaining the world heavyweight title with mounds of help for months, but it ultimately became clear once his jealousy turned him into an Evil Former Friend about a year later.
    • Got his own in Eric Young after they formed an alliance of convenience against common targets. Before too long Young started treating Bram as a lackey, underestimating Bram's violent independence and paying for it upon his TNA exit.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Outright hates Magnus' fiancée Mickie James, blaming her along with her and Magnus' son for Magnus turning "soft" instead of remaining the sadistic brute of their childhood days like he did. He even captured her and threatened to assault her in order to force Magnus to kiss his feet.
  • Unreliable Narrator: If Magnus' entire career in TNA is any indication, he'd grown out of the "ultra-violent" phase kayfabe-wise since before he started in the company, let alone met Mickie, so any claim that she's responsible for this falls on deaf ears to continuity.
  • Power Trio: Death Crew Council with James Storm and Kingston in late 2016.
  • Red Baron: Because way too many super-violent wrestlers like to call themselves the King of Hardcore, Josh and Pope have traded that in for more unique nicknames for Bram such as the Chesterfield Plague, the Human Hate Machine, and the Human Nightmare.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Eric Young in 2015-16. It ended in Bram's Heel–Face Turn.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Him and Magnus big time as of 2015.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has proven that he absolutely hates the mother of his ex-best friend's child and is perfectly willing to attack her in order to get over on Magnus.
  • Wrestling Family: Was once married to Charlotte, the daughter of Ric Flair.

Eli Drake (Shaun Ricker) 「2015–2019」

  • Catchphrase:
    • "Let me talk to ya!"
    • "...and that's not an insult, that's just a fact of life!"
    • "Dummy, yeah!"
    • "!", accompanied by pointing more to the left on each syllable.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Betrayed Drew Galloway after the end of the Rising because he felt Drew undervalued him as a member by leaning on Mica more when he should've been the star.
  • Expy: His speech style borrows somewhat heavily from late '90s heel The Rock.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Cost Drew Galloway his TNA title match against EC3.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Scott Steiner. Steiner is the epitome of Testosterone Poisoning from The '90s, while Drake is the old-school average-heavyweight style wrestler thriving in The New '10s.
  • Odd Friendship: With Scott Steiner. Both men who are full of themselves, don't like people very easily, and are prone to turn on those who upset them, yet somehow manage to get along fairly well.
  • Red Baron: The Namer of Dummies, The Gravy Train.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Believes himself to be the smartest and most successful man in wrestling.
  • Talk Show with Fists: Hosts the Fact of Life segment. Curiously, he presses a button where it makes the "Dummy, yeah!" sound to the guests.
  • Took a Level in Badass: To World Heavyweight Championship levels.

Eddie Edwards (Eric Maher) 「2014–present」

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Norv Fernum (Peter Hernandez) 「2013–2014」 「2015」

  • Atrocious Alias: Norv Fernum?
  • Hope Spot: Will occasionally get a few punches or even a dropkick in, which gets over insanely well with the crowd. Immediately after, though, his opponent will take control.
  • Squash Match: Invariably on the receiving end of one of these.

Andrew Everett (Drew Wenkel) 「2016–2018」

  • Evil Mentor: He and Lee have one in Gregory Shane Helms. Up until the 2/9/17 Impact, where Helms and Lee cast Everett out of the Helms Dynasty.
  • Red Baron: The Apex of Agility, and boy does he absolutely live up to it.
  • We Used to Be Friends: As of the 2/9/17 Impact, he now stands opposed to lifelong friend Trevor Lee and lifelong mentor Gregory Shane Helms.

Trevor Lee (Trevor Caddell) 「2015–2018」

  • Blood Knight: Wrestles a somewhat roughhousing style and has been described as a loner who lives to train and wrestle.
  • Boring, but Practical: Subverted on the boring part, as he's a good enough athlete to get at least one impressive attack in any given match, but his focus is far more on battering his opponent than on showing off.
  • Canon Immigrant: A carryover from Jeff Jarrett's failed Global Force Wrestling invasion of 2015, he impressed TNA management enough for them to bring him back in for additional work.
  • Evil Mentor: He and Everett have in Everett's case, HAD one in Gregory Shane Helms.
  • Jack of All Stats: He's got a decent high flying game, an aggressive brawling streak, explosive quickness, deceptive strength—yep, he qualifies.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Not to the extent that hate machines or carnival horrors are, given that Gregory Shane Helms is willing to mentor him, but he doesn't care much about socializing and hanging out with people and he has a crude, caveman-ish appearance and style. In this business, though, it's not to his detriment.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite looking like a skinny caveman he is capable of doing power moves to guys bigger than he is. If you're smaller than him, prepare to be manhandled.
  • Red Baron: The Carolina Caveman, The Technical Savage.
  • Wild Hair: The bun in the back is the only evidence of any grooming or maintenance of either his mane or beard.

Chris Melendez (Christopher Melendez) 「2014–2016」

Moose (Quinn Ojinnaka) 「2016–present」

  • Face–Heel Turn: He turns Eddie Edwards by Joining Aries and Killer Kross into a Power Trio after his absence after Slammiversary XVI, He got fed up that Edwards was focusing his target against Aries and Killer Kross after he was injured.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Detached sleeve on his right arm, more tattoos on his left leg.
  • Hard Head: One of a few reasons they call him Moose.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Still wears catch gloves and like many former football players, does the spear.
  • The Juggernaut: Instantly established that he's capable of matching the unstoppable force of Lashley in the right moment.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Had his after Mike Bennett eliminated him from behind to win a battle royal for a World Heavyweight Championship title shot the following week, ultimately refusing to help either Bennett or the champion Lashley, who are both heels.
  • Mighty Glacier: Impressively agile for his size and as powerful as one would expect, but not too fast.

Brian Myers 「2015」 「2020-present」

  • Combat Pragmatist: Despite his insistence on being a "Professional" wrestler, he tends to do illegal maneuvers in the ring.
  • Evil Mentor: To Sam Beale, before the latter turned Face.
  • Guest Fighter: In his first run, he represented Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling.
  • Red Baron: "The Most Professional Wrestler".

Pepper Parks/Braxton Sutter (Jesse Guilmette) 「2015」 「2016–2019」

  • Ascended Extra: Made a few appearances as Parks on the One Night Only shows before signing on and debuting as Sutter.
  • Cool Teacher: Briefly became this to Allie when she started getting in the ring, until her Lady Squad superiors made sure to nip it in the bud before it could achieve the requisite Relationship Upgrade. Instead they've stuck Braxton as the unwilling boyfriend of Laurel Van Ness.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Part of his "No BS" personality is that when a heel is saying or doing something delusional or absurd, he won't hesitate to say so.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Braxton Sutter, though it's been used to emphasize that his character is about "No BS".
  • Henpecked Husband: Was this to Laurel Van Ness, largely because he didn't even want to be her boyfriend but had to go along with it so Maria Kanellis wouldn't destroy Allie's career.
  • Sadistic Choice: Break Allie's heart by dating one of her evil superiors, or watch said superiors kill her career before it can get going. What to do, what to do…? Eventually sided with Allie.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Despite his loyalty to Allie, he won't even brush past Maria and her friends when they try to keep him away from her.

Davey Richards (Wesley David Richards) 「2014–2017」

  • Animal Motifs: Wolves, shared with his former partner Eddie Edwards and, once she became part of his act, his then-wife Angelina Love.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Was the main contributor to the darkness of the Wolves as a duo.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He and Angelina betrayed Eddie and Alisha by attacking them to cost Eddie his chance to get back the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Lashley, feeling as though Eddie didn't do enough to keep in touch with Davey while he was injured.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even as a babyface, his promos and facial expressions combined with the wolf motif makes him comes off as a vicious warrior with a purpose.
  • Large Ham: Very capable of this when speaking. This and Eddie's awkwardness on the mic is why he usually handled the promo department.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Wanted his last feud before he took off from wrestling to be with his best friend.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Angelina Love, before both left the company.

The Great Sanada (Seiya Sanada) 「2014–2015」

  • The Ace: Can do fast, high flying stuff as well as various suplexes, including bridging suplex finishers, and he even has a submission finish.
    • Broken Ace: Has become this due to interpreting The Great Muta's endorsement as great pressure, causing him to eventually turn against Muta after a losing streak. James Storm didn't do him any favors by piling on and calling both him and Muta losers constantly.
  • Anti-Villain: As a heel, he's not really a bad person, he just found a string of bad luck, lost his X-Division title for the first time since coming to TNA, and got broken down by an opportunistic outlaw looking to start a revolution.
  • Broken Pedestal: Views The Great Muta this way after James Storm's breaking speeches finally got to him, causing him to make a Face–Heel Turn by betraying his own mentor. Subverted as there's no evidence that Sanada's short string of losses ever caused Muta to look at him differently. The story mainly portrays Muta's encouragement and endorsement of Sanada as giving him undue pressure to succeed, though this seems to reflect Sanada's slowly-crumbling mindset about it more than anything else.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Won the X-Division Championship from Austin Aries even before his TNA debut, then at said debut had an amazing PPV six-man tag with The Great Muta and fellow Wrestle-1 star Yasu Nakanoue against Bad Influence and Chris Sabin where he nailed his precision moonsault to pin Christopher Daniels.

Mahabali Shera/Khoya (Amanpreet Singh) 「2014–present」

  • Canon Immigrant: A carryover from one-season sister promotion Ring Ka King.
  • Initiation Ceremony: Whatever it was it resulted in his being renamed Khoya.
  • Meaningful Rename: Khoya means "lost", representing his pre-Storm lack of identity in TNA. Commentators have played up how this constitutes disrespect to his culture on the part of Storm.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Eventually got enough of James Storm's abuse for losing matches and decided to stand up and fight back against him. This became the undoing of Storm's Revolution, since Manik was his friend and Abyss slowly came to see how ridiculous Storm's antics were getting.

Crazzy Steve (Steve Scott) 「2014–2017」 「2020-present」

  • Depraved Bisexual: Implied in Decay, where he is entirely overly affectionate with both Rosemary and Abyss.
  • Evil Laugh: Until 2016, he never spoke, only laughed.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Happened off-screen when he reconnected with Rosemary, who in truth has been his friend for nearly a decade.note 
  • Handicapped Badass: He's legally blind.
  • Hidden Depths: When he actually gets to wrestling instead of fooling around with people he can be pretty potent. No longer hidden as of Decay.
  • Non-Ironic Clown: The Menagerie was accompanied by two, huge, scary clowns. Steve's about as non threatening as a wrestler can be though, provided you don't simply have an inherent fear of clowns like one of the Bro-mans.
  • Monster Clown: Turned into this as part of Decay with Rosemary and Abyss.
  • Shout-Out: As part of Decay, he had a bright red cross as part of his makeup and continually laughed, making him resemble one of the Crossed.

Ultimate Tiger/Tigre Uno (real name unknown) 「2014–2016」

  • Bridal Carry: Carries Gail Kim this way back into the ring after landing a crossbody on her in their match during the World Title Series.
  • Fragile Speedster: Most of his arsenal involves flying and flipping around, but he's positively tiny.
  • Put on a Bus: A weird case of it where he wasn't even informed he was getting on the bus in the first place and only found out close to a year afterward.
  • Secret Identity: Like many a Mexican Masked Luchador before him.
  • Spiritual Successor: A cheapened example that TNA hasn't capitalized on even while pushing him, but as a veteran of Dragon Door Project with a tiger gimmick, he's automatically one to both Tiger Mask and Último Dragón.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: At first played straight during his match with Gail Kim, where he is seen pleading with the crowd for the first few minutes of their match. He eventually allows himself to fight back and land a few moves on her, even picking up the win.

     Anthem Impact (2017–present) 

Sami Callihan (Sam Johnston) 「2017–present」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Ethan Page (Julian Micevski) 「2017-2021」

Laredo Kid 「2017–2018」 「2019」 「2021-present」

Pentagon Jr. 「2018–2019」

  • Bash Brothers: with his younger brother Fenix.
  • Finishing Move: He has two finishers a Package Piledriver and Pumphandle Piledriver.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's not a face or a heel but more like a tweener with gray area.
  • McNinja: His ring attire and war paint usually is based of a ninja despite that he's from Mexico.
  • Signature Move: He often breaks his opponet's arms.

Fenix 「2018–2019」

Brian Cage 「2018–2020」

  • Crowd Chant: Since he became a tweener, the Fans have taken to chanting "Cage is gonna kill you! Cage is gonna kill you!" at Cage's opponents, as well as clapping the Terminator theme.
  • Finishing Move: His Discus Clothesline, a spinning clothesline which breaks the opponent in half, and a Gory Special transitioned into a reverse STO called Weapon X. Has also introduced a vertical suplex piledriver, also known as the Steiner Screwdriver, as a finisher, which he calls the Drill Claw.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He may be a Heavyweight but he does fly like a Cruiserweight.
  • Red Baron: He's called The Machine and Swoleverine.
  • Signature Move: Pick a variation of the powerbomb and he'll have used it by the end of the match.
  • The Quiet One: He didn't speak a single word untilhe won the X Division Championship after Slammiversary XVI.

Killer Kross (Kevin Kesar) 「2018–2019」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Rich Swann (Richard Swann) 「2018–present」

  • Dance Battler: He dances his way up to the ring and performs a few moves in it, including a split
  • Finishing Move: A standing 450 splash.
  • Happily Married: To Su Yung. Downplayed as we don't see both Swann and Sung together in Impact, through.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Willie Mack.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: He temporally retired from wrestling when the doctors found out that he suffered a knee injury in Slammiversary 2020 at the hands of Eric Young with a steel chair. It took weeks to have his knee recovered and having him medically cleared to compete so Scott D'Amore approves him for the championship match. This didn't stop Eric Young from attacking Swann constantly in the injured knee until he wins the Impact World Heavyweight Championship in Bound for Glory 2020.

Willie Mack 「2018–2022」

  • Acrofatic: HOLY CRAP, is he ever! We're talking about a guy with the looks and physique of the Junkyard Dog and the skills and speed of Shawn Michaels! The guy can use the ropes as well as any luchador and yet can still hit hard as well.
  • Finishing Move: A stunner.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Rich Swann.
  • Put on a Bus: Left Impact Wrestling in 2022 when his contract got expired.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Ridiculously fast and agile for his weight, but he STILL has that weight to throw around.

Josh Alexander (Joshua Lemay) 「2018–present」

  • The Ace: As the current top face of Impact Wrestling, he's a full package who can do all the wrestling styles: Technical, High Flyer, Brawler and Powerhouse.
  • Canada, Eh?: He's from Toronto, Ontario.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Managed to put an end to Joe Doering's undefeated streak in Against All Odds 2022 and defending the Impact World Championship at the same time.
  • Finishing Move: C4 Spike, a sitout lifting double underhook facebuster.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After his former partner Ethan Page died against the former's own alter ego The Karate Man (but Page got better after joining AEW), he turns Face for the first time in his career as a singles competitor.
  • Papa Wolf: Very protective of his son Jett when Moose arrived to his house and threatened both Jett and the mother of his, Jade Chung.
  • Red Baron: "The Walking Weapon"
  • Red Is Heroic: Wears red in his wrestling gears, and is on the good guys' side.
  • Signature Headgear: Wears a protective amateur wrestling headgear. He first used when he was diagnosed with Cauliflower ear in 2013, but even when his ear is fixed, he still uses it to symbolize his Canadian Strong Style of wrestling.
  • Spiritual Successor: Of Kurt Angle, given that both have competed in X-Division matches and have the same signature ankle lock submission move.
  • Tag Team: Previously with Ethan Page in The North.
  • Take That!: In the March 10, 2022 episode of Impact Wrestling, he made a harsh critique to Matt Taven for the latter's lackluster run as the ROH World Heavyweight Champion. No lies detected for Josh, that's for sure!
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: His wrestling gear incorporates the maple leaf. It's logical, considering his nationality.

Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra) 「2020-present」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Black Taurus 「2019」 「2021-present」

Matt Cardona (Matthew Cardona) 「2021-present」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Sam Beale (Samuel Beale) 「2021」

  • The Apprentice: Is being assigned as this by Brian Myers on how to become a "Most Professional Wrestler" like his mentor.
  • Finishing Move: A lariat called Budget Cut, as a reference to WWE's way to fire its wrestlers. The way it's named is unfortunately not funny, to say at least.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eventually, he had enough of Myers' cheating ways and decides to turn against him.

W. Morrissey (William Morrissey) 「2021-2022」

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Steve Maclin (Steven Kupryk) 「2021–present」

  • Anti-Hero: As a Tweener, he's not a quintessential role model, but he's fighting for what's right.
  • Arch-Enemy: Sami Callihan. It all started when he just interferred Callihan's Monster's Ball Match against Moose and costed a victory for "The Death Machine".
  • The Alcoholic: He's first shown drinking a beer during his pre-debut vignettes.
  • Catchphrase: "Tag'em, bag'em and mayhem for all!"
  • Eagleland: As a Heel, he represents The Boorish side. As a Tweener, he's a Mixed Example, as his ruthless side from his Heel days still remains.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Debuted as a Heel, until Honor No More invades Impact Wrestling. At first, they blamed him for the attacks on the roster in backstage, but when Eddie Edwards is revealed to be the attacker and siding with Honor No More, Maclin decides to fight for Team Impact as a Tweener.
  • Face–Heel Turn: However, this change doesn't last long as of the March 10, 2022 episode of Impact when he attacked Rhyno with Eddie Edwards' kendo stick and reverts himself back as a Heel.
  • Official Couple: Currently dating fellow Impact castmate Deonna Purrazzo.
  • Skeleton Motif: His entrance video, jackets and wrestling gear contain skull imagery for a good measure.
  • The Cynic: Maclin is very jaded and doesn't trust anyone surrounding him. Justified as he was a war veteran before becoming a wrestler.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Moose. They only team up just to make Sami Callihan's life miserable, but otherwise they don't agree with each other during their alliance.

Matthew Rehwoldt (Matthew Thomas Rehwoldt) 「2021–present」

Mike Bailey (Émile Baillargeon-Laberge) 「2022–present」

Matt Taven (Matthew Marinelli) 「2022–present」

See his page for tropes dedicated to him.

Vincent (Vincent Marseglia) 「2022–present」

     The Knockouts 

Laura Dennis/Cherry Bomb/Allie (Laura Dennis) 「2013」 「2015」 「2016–2019」

  • Ascended Extra: Initially appeared a few times as a jobber or ONO Knockouts Knockdown contestant prior to signing a contract in 2016, most notably to Gail Kim and the Dollhouse.
  • Character Development: Maria's annoyingly-mousy personal assistant has grown enough of a spine that she's now gone from a helpless novice to being able to stand fearlessly with or against the same demon her previous self actually awakened.
  • Darker and Edgier: After seeing her best friend Rosemary apparently killed by Su Yung and her undead bridesmaids, Allie gives into the darkness and snaps, becoming angry and vengeful during her match with Su at Under Pressure. Post this match, she's regained her mostly cheerful and friendly demeanor, but is significantly more serious and focused than before. Her ring attire has also changed from pink to black.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Allie died on Rosemary's arms and vanished to Bunny Heaven after being pierced by Su Yung.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Or at least tried. Problem is, she was still under contract to Maria, so she still got kicked back down very frequently. Until Braxton Sutter finally cut the bullshit by saying no to Laurel and revealing all the Lady Squad's blackmail, at which point he and Allie bit back so hard it crushed the Squad.
  • Expy: Became a Buffy Summers Expy in her feud with Rosemary in the indies, even coming out to the show's theme song and being referred to as "the Demon Slayer".
  • Face–Heel Turn: By the consequences by selling her soul Father Mitchell to save Rosemary in a Be Careful What You Wish For situation, Allie begin acting in a strange heel manner for weeks after Bound For Glory 2018. What that price was and it was indeed handing over her soul to “the Devil himself”, as Allie has now joined the Legion of Su Yung, taking out her former ally Keira Hogan and leaving with The Undead Bride.
  • Freak Out: Has one leading up to Under Pressure in May 2018 after seeing Rosemary taken out by Su Yung.
  • Kick Chick: Two of her big power moves are the "Kickass Dropkick" - drop-kicking a opponent who's bent over in the corner up the backside, sending them crashing into the ring post - and a superkick she calls the B.S.E. - Best Superkick Ever.
  • Kick the Dog: Maria forced her to give up the Knockouts title. Then started frequently bullying and humiliating her. Then wouldn't even let her have a boyfriend or a wrestling coach. She and Braxton eventually said to hell with them.
  • No Indoor Voice: Her incredibly high-pitched mousy voice is clearly meant to invoke this. It's been slightly toned down since her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the culmination of Dark War saw Allie shoving Rosemary aside by Taking the Bullet after she was distracted by Kevin Sullivan and ends up being pierced by Su Yung's bladed glove a la Freddy Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street on her neck. In real life, Allie ended her contract with Impact Wrestling after her character's on-screen death.
  • Odd Friendship: Very much so with Rosemary. A hyperactive cheerful girl with a bunny motif in her graphics and a maniac in face paint who calls herself the Demon Assassin.note 
  • Pet the Dog: Received this from the fans when they chanted her name after she took a baton to the head for the Knockouts Championship. This was the beginning of her going from Maria's annoying town crier to an endearing kid-like (but not childish) babyface.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: As Maria's apprentice. Tended to backfire when Maria was angry at something because she didn't know when to stop. Since winning the Knockouts title and being forced to give it up it did nothing but backfire, and she eventually had enough.
  • Token Good Teammate: In the Lady Squad, she was more like somewhere between this and an indentured servant.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her "Demon × Bunny" partnership with Rosemary has seen her gain a much more serious personality over time. The true level was turning up in Rosemary's demonic face paint at Under Pressure and causing Su Yung to flip her shit. She put on a hell of a fight, too.

Marti Bell (Martibel Payano) 「2015–2016」

  • Butt-Monkey: Was usually the first (and most frequent) Dollhouse member to be sacrificed as the fall girl in a fight and to be abruptly silenced in a promo segment.
  • Cute and Psycho: Of course, she's part of the Dollhouse.
  • Indirect Kiss: Invokes this trope for squick factor with a jawbreaker that she carries around, occasionally licks, then sticks in the mouth of fallen foes.
  • Perky Female Minion: She's been this to Taryn Terrell and Awesome Kong. Averted when it came down to her and best friend Jade, as the Dollhouse broke up when Marti, Rebel, and Jade all three got a #1 contender's match against each other and Jade won.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Her character surname Bell/Belle (the latter being how it's spelled in the indies).

Ms. Traci Brooks (Tracy Brookshaw) 「2003–2010」 「2011–2012」
  • Ascended Fangirl: Atypical of TNA, she was open about her desire to become WWE women's champion, at least until Knockouts division was formed.
  • Canada, Eh?: Yeah, listen to those promos with fellow Canadians Bobby Roode or Eric Young.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: A fanservicey suit was one of her more frequently recurring attires.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was a Playboy playmate.
  • New Jobs As The Plot Demands: Started as wrestler but TNA had no interest in a serious women's division and lost interest in man vs woman matches, so she became a manager, then the assistant to Director of Authority Dusty Rhodes, then an interviewer, then a referee, road agent responsible for promoting TNA on other shows and scouting new talent, then it finally got a serious women's division but still had no interest in pushing Brooks so...
  • Put on a Bus: She eventually came back, complaining about how TNA kept saying they had nothing for her and how she was going to take out her frustrations on the other knockouts, then disappeared again.
  • Sexy Secretary: For Robert Roode, she also wore a pair of…
  • The Vamp: Bobby Roode used her to seduce Eric Young into his services. It took awhile, as all subtlety went over his head though, Brooks eventually resorted to much more aggressive tactics, such ripping his clothes off.

Brittany/Santana Garrett 「2014」 「2017」
  • Ambiguously Bi: Started as part of a bisexual trio (namely, the woman in Orlando Jordan's entourage) and has had some hints since, such as her storyline with Madison Rayne.
  • Ascended Extra: Beyond being known for working on the independent scene (and the first One Night Only Knockouts Knockdown) under her real name, she had a prior TNA run in 2010 as the female valet for Orlando Jordan.
  • Broken Pedestal: Her advice to the Impact Zone? "Never meet your heroes."
  • The Cutie: Even the "remove every ugly person from the world" Beautiful People think she's cute. They still don't like her very much and used Brittany as a shield when confronted by Havok.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Between her storylines with Madison Rayne and Samuel Shaw, it seems she's taken a cue from Orlando.
  • Fangirl: Of Madison Rayne.
  • Finishing Move: The Shining Star Press (a rope handspring moonsault).
  • Girl Next Door: Very much played up as this around her debut.
  • Hard Head: Subverted in TNA. Despite being known to headbutt out of desperation, an angle revolved around Madison Rayne telling her to stay away from the ring after receiving a concussion from a Beautiful People attack.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the year.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: For what basically amounts to a valet/high profile jobber/manager, "The Reign That Never Ends" is an amazing theme.
  • Stalking Is Love: Her "relationship" with Samuel Shaw started with her hovering around him despite his protests that he wasn't interested. Eventually he gave in and turned on Gunner for her when she accused Gunner of viewing him as a charity case rather than a friend.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Getting Shaw to turn on Gunner for her counts 100% for both her and Shaw, as Gunner is the only reason Shaw was able to get out of the mental hospital long enough for Brittany to be able to see him.
  • Wrestling Family: Her father was a former wrestler.
  • Woman Scorned: She got rejected by Madison Rayne.

Daffney (Shannon Spruill) 「2002」 「2003」 「2008–2011」

See her page for tropes dedicated to her.

Diamante (Priscilla Zuniga) 「2017–2019」

Alpha Female (Marie Kristin Gabert) 「2014」
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two of them during the 2014 UK tour. If you watch Xplosion, you saw her debut in a match against ODB that turned into a fight in which both girls got disqualified for pushing around a referee and then kept going after each other for a minute after that. If you just watch Impact, you saw her for the first time when Chris Sabin summoned her to the ring in an utter demolishing of Velvet Sky.

Chelsea Green/Laurel Van Ness (Chelsea Anne Green) 「2016-2018」 「2021-present」

  • Beta Bitch: One of two to Maria Kanellis.
  • Blackmail: She and her Lady Squad partners extorted Braxton Sutter to be with her instead of Allie. Eventually Braxton revealed, during the wedding, upon saying "I don't" and thus rejecting Laurel completely, that the "or else" condition would be getting Allie fired.
  • Fantastic Fragility: Having a history of being legitimately injured in her wrist a few times in her career, she later used that knowledge as a Fake Weakness, and it shows by betraying Mickie James with it.
  • Forehead of Doom: She has a sizeable forehead, which is emphasized by her hairstyles and by her frequent usage of said forehead as a weapon.
  • Happily Married: To fellow wrestler Matthew Cardona. Also a Battle Couple for Intergender Tag Team matches.
  • Lady Drunk: After being rejected by Braxton Sutter, and again after being rejected by Grado.
  • Meaningful Name: In the sense that Laurel Van Ness seems like a distortion of Laura Dennis, the real name of the wrestler portraying Allie.
  • Red Baron: The second to use "Hot Mess" as a nickname.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: In her return to Impact, Chelsea reimagines her "Hot Mess" gimmick by amalgamating her sane and insane gimmicks into one.
  • Rich Bitch: Constantly makes reference to her father being some sort of Uncle Pennybags paying her way through life.
  • Tag Team: With Deonna Purrazzo in VXT.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns to Impact Wrestling in Slammiversary 2021, this time under her real name of Chelsea Green.
  • Use Your Head: Headbutts are a frequent part of her arsenal.
  • Villainous Breakdown: At one point she was a complete disheveled mess, crying and drinking herself into a psychotic stupor ever since Braxton dumped her. She hadn't even showered or changed out of her wedding dress since then, something which Sienna lampshaded. Eventually got out of it with Grado, then back into it when he dumped her for being Canadian and thus not giving him a Visa to stay in the United States. Found something of an equilibrium after that; she's not drinking herself to death anymore, and she can actually wash and dress herself as well as compete in matches now, but the lipstick and party-hardy demeanor clearly gives away that she's not all there.

Hamada (Ayako Valentina Hamada Villareal) 「2009–2010」
  • Action Girl: Which got her an invitation into World Elite, not that she took it but Hamada did give Eric Young a run for his money.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Even beyond the Les Yay inherent in most Women's Divisions, Hamada seemed more than a little interested in Taylor, had expressed no attraction towards men, and dressed much more masculine than the average Knockout.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Half Mexican, half Japanese, one hundred percent awesome.
  • Demoted to Extra: She and Kong were stripped of the Knockout Tag Team Title because they had not defended them in thirty days, even though that statement was a bald faced lie.
  • Garbage Wrestler: Her first match on Impact saw her introduce a table for the heck of it, and she kept up with these antics for quite awhile.
  • Lady of War: Well, sort of. She was the most reserved and conservative of the knockouts (okay, Saeed may have been more conservative but was not reserved in any sense of the word). That may just be to the fact she did not get a ton of focus. Hamada did show some tendencies to go overboard in matches but that never seemed to be reflected in anything she did when not competing.
  • Last-Name Basis: For some reason it wasn't considered there are quite a few "Hamadas" in wrestling, herself related to some of them.
  • Made of Iron: Was probably the toughest Knockout in the company at the time she left.
  • Multiethnic Name: Her full name.
  • Odd Couple: Her and Taylor.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Rarely smiles.
  • Put on a Bus: She left the promotion after being stripped of a title belt, again.
  • The Quiet One: Since she doesn't speak much English.
  • Religious Bruiser: She can occasionally be seen knelt in prayer when not wrestling.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Ayako Hamada is pretty hot when she relaxes and quits looking so scary.
  • The Stoic: In most TNA matches, she's known for yelling a fair bit in Mexico.
  • Use Your Head: Grab head, slam hers into it.
  • Wrestling Family: Has a father, brother and sister who are all wrestlers.

Havok/JesSICKa (Jessica Cricks) 「2014–2015」 「2019–present」
  • Ascended Extra: Made a one off appearance for a knockouts only pay per view... which ended up airing six months later, well after her official debut.
  • Badass Cape: Added one to her entrance attire in November 2014.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: JesSICKa is the Brawn to Taya Valkyrie's Beauty and Rosemary's Brains in their alliance.
  • Catchphrase: As JesSICKa, she often says "Cuz' I'm sick!".
  • Cool Mask: Wears her gas/training mask in her entrance.
  • Evil Laugh: Doesn't make her gimmick out of it, but she does have this.
  • Expy
    • Of Awesome Kong, if only by technicality due to Kong predating her in TNA by several years. That said, their gimmicks are markedly different, with the only clear similarity being their build-based dominance and the fact that they both seem to not like talking in TNA. Even then, Havok had already spoke more in her second Impact appearance than Kong did in the entirety of her TNA run and much contemporary to it, English words anyway.
    • More or less acknowledged when Kong made her unexpected return to TNA, even changing her braids red to be more like Havok.
  • Facial Markings: A green or black stripe across her eyes and around the back of her head. Hair shaved off on the sides so you can see.
  • Finishing Move: Appeared to be an Air Raid Crash when she first arrived, but as of her Impact debut, it's been a choke slam known as the Harlot Slayer.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She turned Face after her alliance with the then Heel Su Yung was fractured, and cemented once both of them killed Father James Mitchell (he suddenly got better, through).
  • Knight of Cerebus: A non-lethal variation. She injured a Determinating Gail Kim in one episode of Impact Wrestling, only for the latter return to compete. It got Havok the title.
  • Not Herself: This is Taya and Rosemary's reaction when they found Havok in the Undead Realm, only to reveal that she's changed and goes by the name of JesSICKa, whose personality is exactly the opposite of Havok.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: While attempting to flee the sinking ship that is TNA by taking part in NXT tryouts, news broke on the internet that someone had unearthed a ridiculously large amount of racist/homophobic tweets she made years ago and had never gotten around to deleting, because TNA didn't pay attention to that kind of thing. It is expected that she will go back to defending TNA before long.
  • Last-Name Basis: She's not the only Havok in wrestling, nor even the only one in the history of TNA, though in this case no one is going to confuse or associate her with any of the others.
  • Power Stable: Joins the current incarnation of Decay when she and Rosemary win the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: JesSICKa's hair color is pink and is a happy go-lucky girl, compared to Havok's black hair and penchant for destruction.
  • Signature Move: An elevated hammerlock cradle, usually dropped into a spine buster. When she debuted the move on Impact, she ambushed Gail Kim and separated her shoulder by using the move to ram Kim into the ring post.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Her entrance attire is bristling with pointy bits.
  • The Bus Came Back: She returns to Impact Wrestling in 2019 for a second run.
  • Wrestling Monster: The promotion's resident powerhouse with a terrifying motif.

Jade/Mia Yim (Stephanie Lee [neé Bell]) 「2015–2017」 「2022-present」

  • Ambiguously Brown: Looking at her and with a name like Jade it certainly makes one wonder where she's from. She's mixed black and Korean in real life.
  • Cute and Psycho: Was part of the Dollhouse, it comes with the territory.
  • Finishing Move: Eat Defeat, an inverted stomp facebreaker, adopted from Gail Kim; and Protect Ya Neck, an arm-trap inverted overdrive
  • One-Steve Limit: Not to be confused with Alexa Jade, who was a jobber knockout.
  • Perky Female Minion: She and Marti were this to Taryn Terrell and Awesome Kong. Then she broke out and became what people know her as as Mia Yim…
  • Red Baron: "The War Queen", "The HBIC (Head Baddie In Charge)".
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns to Impact Wrestling in Under Siege 2022.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When TNA ran out of aces to put at the front of the Dollhouse in early 2016 she became a more serious threat as a singles wrestler and even had a run as Knockouts Champion.

Gail Kim (Gail Kim-Irvine) 「2005–2008」 「2011–present」

See her page for tropes dedicated to her.

Moose Knuckles (Mickie Lee Knuckles) 「2008」

  • The Brute: When with The Beautiful People.
  • Hired Gun: Less a member and more an employee.
  • Evil Redhead: By association, as we never got to see what she would do if left to her own devices.
  • Fiery Redhead: Rushing into bloody brawls was in her job description, so she had to be.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Her TNA run was cut short when she broke her leg and had to undergo two surgeries to fix it.
  • Garbage Wrestler: Was brought in by the Beautiful People specifically because she could give Roxxi and ODB a run for their money in terms of hardcore fighting.
  • The Runt at the End: Was this when she stood among the Beautiful People. This was on purpose, though.

Awesome Kong (Kia Stevens) 「2007–2010」 「2015–2016」

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Alexis Laree/Mickie James (Mickie Laree James) 「2002–2003」 「2010–2013」 「2015」 「2021-present」

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Roxxi Laveaux (Nicole Raczynski) 「2007–2009」 「2010」 「2011」

  • Blood Is the New Black: Got split open when Awesome Kong threw a chair at her, after which, bleeding kind of became her thing.
  • Garbage Wrestler: As the "Hardcore Knockout".
  • Hollywood Voodoo: She started out gyrating and doing all sorts of pseudo magic when she was brought in by the "Voodoo Kin Mafia", whom previously had nothing to do with Voodoo. She continued to dress the part and be called the "Voodoo Queen" as their valet but dropped the so called "voodoo" quickly enough.
  • Impersonation Gambit: On the September 25 (taped September 17), 2008 TNA Impact, she disguised herself as Raisha Saeed and hit Awesome Kong with a chair and then took off the hood to reveal who she really was. Raisha then made her way out revealing that she had been tied up backstage.
  • Important Haircut: Compliments of the Beautiful People after losing a match to Gail Kim.
  • New Orleans: Billed from there.
  • Only One Name: Just went by Roxxi after her head was shaved.
  • Red Baron: First "Voodoo Queen" then the "Hardcore Knockout".
  • Super Spit: (For better or worse) introduced wrestling to the memory erasing purple mist!

Madison Rayne (Ashley Simmons) 「2009–2013」 「2013–2017」 「2019-2021」 「2021–2022」

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Rebel (Tanea Brooks) 「2014–2016」 「2017-2018」

  • Canon Name: Her real name.
  • Contortionist: Would constantly swing her legs during the Menagerie entrance and even does the splits on the bottom rope a couple times.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Knux claimed that she was more like a sister to him. Taz still seemed to believe they were dating, though.
  • Will They or Won't They?: According to Knux during the Menagerie backstory vignettes, they'd previously asked this question prior to his wrestling career and the answer came out no.

Maria Kanellis-Bennett (Mary Louise Kanellis-Bennett) 「2016–2017」 「2022-present」

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Rosemary (Holly Letkeman) 「2016–present」

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Sienna (Allysin Kay) (Beth Moore) 「2016–2018」

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Reby Sky (Rebecca Hardy, née Reyes) 「2014」 「2015–2017」

  • Arc Words: The words she whispered in Matt Hardy's ear in which she became the mind behind the TNA incarnation of his Iconic brand:
    "Stop giving, start taking!"
  • Ascended Extra: Was first seen in TNA defeating Velvet Sky to qualify for a gauntlet at the second One-Night-Only Knockouts Knockdown.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Has become this to her husband in his Broken brilliance.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She and Matt have their baby son Maxel, who they bring with them everywhere they go.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Was the one who convinced her husband Matt Hardy to turn heel to take the World Title from Ethan Carter III.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Convinced Matt to betray Jeff as part of the brand, anyway. Has thus far proven to be loyal to Matt himself, however.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her getting Matt to go heel for the title in 2016 was one of the turns in his path that resulted in his new Broken state.

Mercedes Steele/Alisha Edwards (Alisha Maher, née Inacio) 「2008」 「2015」 「2017–present」

  • Badass in Distress: At one point, she got imprisoned by the then-Heel Sami Callihan.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To her own husband's Die Hard gimmick, no less. She even gets her own kendo stick called Kendra.
  • Garbage Wrestler: As paraphrased by the commentators: "SHE'S HARDCORE!"
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde and in the side of good.
  • Happily Married: With Eddie Edwards, at least before everything involving Sami Callihan got a hold of his soul.
  • Red Baron: "The Hardcore Half Pint"
  • Undying Loyalty: To Impact Wrestling. This is further exemplified when her husband Eddie Edwards turned Heel and betrayed the very brand he used to be the "Heart and Soul" of it by joining Honor No More. While she still loves Eddie, she remains in the side of Impact Wrestling, not wanting to be affiliated with Honor No More.

Trinity (Stephanie Finochio) 「2003–2005」 「2013」
  • Badass Boast: Claimed to have the best biceps in the business.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was "dressing" in police tape before Orlando Jordan made it (in)famous…though she never did it quite to the extent he did and mostly limited it to photo shoots.
  • The Rival: She was both the manager of and competitor to Kid Kash. Yes, she alternated between both on a weekly basis. Also to Alexis Laree and especially to Traci Brooks, whom she had a famed rivalry with before and after TNA. She and Traci were teammates in Bitch Slap but only because of a common enemy in TNA's cage dancers and the leadership of Nurse Veronica.
  • Signature Move: A standing shooting star press.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling stunt woman. This was not just a gimmick, either, she really worked in both professions at once, being a stunt double for the likes of Jennifer Garner.

Taya Valkyrie (Kira Renée Magnin-Forster) 「2017–2021」 「2022–present」

  • Battle Couple: With Johnny Impact, who's her real life husband. While not as directly tied together as their incarnations in crossover partner fed Lucha Underground, their marriage has been referenced plenty on Impact Wrestling air.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Taya Valkyrie is the Beauty to Rosemary's Brains and JesSICKa's Brawn in their alliance.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Turns out her face run was nothing but a ruse set off by Taya and her husband Johnny Impact by just playing mind games to Brian Cage from the beginning.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Initially was presented as a heel before taking several months off, but as a result of Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard disrespecting Taya's fellow luchadoras during an Impact tour of Mexico, Taya came back aiming right for Tessa and the championship.
  • Odd Friendship: With Rosemary, so much that in her send-off scene has both hugging during her arrest to the Stanford Maximum Security Pennitentiary.
  • Put on a Bus: No longer working for Impact Wrestling after being arrested when Taya revealed that she shot John E. Bravo during his wedding with Rosemary.
    • The Bus Came Back: Officially returns to Impact during Multiverse of Matches, challenging Deonna Purrazzo for the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship.
  • Red Baron: Lucha Royalty, The Queen of Valhalla, and La Wera Locanote  are her most noted ones.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands at 5'8" as one of the tallest Knockouts on the roster, only surpassed by Havok at 6'0".

Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski) 「2008–2010」 「2021」

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Angel Williams/Angelina Love (Lauren Williams) 「2004」 「2007–2009」 「2010–2012」 「2014-2016」 「2017」

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Deonna Purrazzo 「2014-2017」 「2020–present」

  • Action Girl: One of the most decorated workhorses of the Impact Knockouts division.
  • Arch-Enemy: She made many enemies in her road, ranging from Jordynne Grace, Kylie Rae, Rosemary and Mickie James, to name few.
  • Finishing Move: A Fujiwara armbar done as a submission hold.
  • Official Couple: She's currently dating fellow Impact Wrestling castmate Steve Maclin, but they aren't shown together on-screen.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Matthew Rehwoldt (fka: Aiden English) in their Mixed Tag Team Matches.
  • Red Baron: "The Virtuosa", which reflects her technical abilities in the ring, combined with femininity, elegance, and grace.
  • Spicy Latina: She's Italian-American.
  • Tag Team: With Chelsea Green in VXT.

Kiera Hogan 「2018–2021」

  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She's dark skinned redhead at first, before dying to blue.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After refusing to help Rosemary when the latter was attacked by Su Yung's bridesmaids. She remained Heel for most of her run with Impact Wrestling.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Don't let her small size fool you.
  • Put on a Bus: Her contract with Impact Wrestling expired in 2021 before jumping ship to All Elite Wrestling. In Kayfabe, her send-off scene has her grabbed off by Su Yung and the Bridesmaids, leaving only her hair as a result in a backstage segment, meaning that she got Killed Off for Real.

Su Yung/Susie/Susan (Vannarah Riggs) 「2018–present」

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Jordynne Grace (Patricia Forrest Parker) 「2018-present」

Kylie Rae (Brianna Rae Sparrey) 「2019-2020」

  • The Gadfly: During her match with Rosemary in Wrestle House, she took a liberty to play with her opponent, much to the latter's expense, mainly for a "nose stealing" incident.
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the most pleasant Knockouts in the roster.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: In her early years, her wrestling attire featured the face of Pikachu. However, she changed it to a emoji-like smile once she joined All Elite Wrestling and subsequently Impact Wrestling.

Tenille Dashwood (Tenille Averil Dashwood) 「2019-2022」

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Tasha Steelz (Latasha Harris) 「2020-present」

  • Arch-Enemy: In her return to singles competition, she first feuded with her former partner Kiera Hogan. Currently, she feuds Mickie James.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's half-Puerto Rican, half-African American.
  • Red Baron: "The Boricua Badass"

Jessie McKay (Jessica McKay) 「2021-2022」

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Cassie Lee (Cassandra MacIntosh) 「2021-2022」

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Masha Slamovich (Ann Khozine) 「2021-present」

  • Enemies List: In her promos, there are photos of Knockouts whom she's targeting, and each time she chooses her next victim, she paints the photo with a blood-like red cross.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her hair color is dyed red with white parts, and is highly tempered.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: As a Russian-born wrestler, expect her to be this.
  • The Rival: Is going to be this for Jordynne Grace.
  • Tweener: Doesn't care if her opponents are either Faces or Heels, as she beats them instantly.

Lady Frost (Brittany Rae Steding) 「2021-2022」

Gisele Shaw (Gisele Mayordo) 「2022-present」

  • Red Baron: "The Quintessential Diva".
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: First with Alisha Edwards, and then with The Influence (Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne). It seems she either is not a team player or knows that they are not trustworthy.
  • Ur-Example: She's the first Transgender Knockout in the company.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Invoked. While Canada is not her actual birthplace (she's from Philippines), elements of said country are incorporated in one of her wrestling gears, mainly for the fact that she's trained by Lance Storm, an actual Canadian.


     Tag Teams 

The Latin American Xchange/The OGz - 「2006-2009」, 「2018-present」

Homicide (Nelson Erazo) 「2005–2010」 「2013」 「2014」 「2015」 「2017-present」

Hernandez (Shawn Hernandez) 「2003–2004」 「2006–2014」 「2015」 「2018-present」

  • Arch-Enemy: Had several in their run as a team, including the James Gang/Voodoo Kin Mafia, America's Most Wanted, Team 3D, and Beer Money Inc. Their reunion in 2018 was focused to take out Konnan and his new recruits to LAX.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Both men could fly, but Hernandez was also the big power guy. Homicide took to being quick and clever to compensate.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Returned as Kingston's backup plan against Konnan and the new members of LAX out of resentment that Konnan had Homicide stationed at a Mexican strip club and didn't even call Hernandez to be part of it.
  • Fantastic Racism: Played with. Konnan's gripes with his former 3 Live Kru stablemates which led to him forming LAX would later translate into an overall hatred of gringos, even to the extent of trying to burn the United States flag. However, as soon as he left they began embracing the popularity of the Latino Nation even amongst the non-Latino fanbase. Hernandez later came to regret the flag-burning incident, acknowledging that his father once served in the US military.
  • Gangbangers: Especially when managed by Konnan or King.
  • One Degree of Separation: Were both included as members of the Beat Down Clan for a short time in 2015, but failed to reunite as Homicide was injured when Hernandez showed up, and the latter's bad contract actually killed the BDC angle.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: How this team was put together. Homicide was initially teamed up with Apolo, but the latter was released due to no-showing an event. He ended up teaming with Machete for a few months before Hernandez was called in instead.

Beer Money, Inc. 「2008–2011」 「2016」

James Storm (James Cox) 「2002–2015」 「2016-2017」

Robert "Bobby" Roode (Robert F. Roode Jr.) 「2004–2016」

  • Affably Evil: Just two guys that love beer and money, they'd probably have been great to hang out with if/when they weren't trying to beat the crap out of you.
  • Bash Brothers: When they were trying to beat the crap out of you. It's what a tag team is, yes, but notable because of how good they were at it and the fact that they briefly kept it up even as singles stars until Roode turned.
  • Catchphrase: BEER!!! MONEY!!!
  • Odd Couple: James Storm is a southern born fun loving guy that's somewhat dim at times, Robert Roode is a Canadian born serious fellow that's usually on top of things, together they would win Tag Team Titles.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Not color coded, but James Storm is the Red (loud, agressive cowboy) and Robert Roode is the Blue (businessman, technical wrestler).
    • This was turned up after their split.

Gunner and Murphy 「2010–2011」

Gunner (Chad Lail) 「2010–2012」 「2013–2015」

Murphy (Michael Cole) 「2010–2011」

  • Blood Knight: There were very few things Gunner wasn't willing to do for Immortal.
  • The Brutes: For Immortal.
  • Corrupt Cops: They were security guards of the Impact Zone, and when Hogan and Bischoff took over they had no problem working for them.
  • Elite Mook: Murphy stayed as this before being written out altogether.
  • Hard Head: Gunner.
  • Put on a Bus: Murphy was Demoted to Extra before being phased out completely, after Gunner achieved Breakup Breakout status. Then Gunner was shipped to OVW.
  • Underwear of Power: Gunner.

Ink Inc. 「2010–2011」

Shannon Moore (Shannon Brian Moore) 「2005–2006」 「2010–2012」

Jesse Neal 「2009–2011」

  • Anime Hair: Jesse's Mohawk, and Shannon's weirder Mohawk.
  • Badass Longcoat: Shannon has a really, really cool coat.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Shannon's THE BOOK OF DILLIGAF!!!note 
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: They've got ink, and a lot of it.
  • Facial Markings: Shannon's tattoos of...something.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Jessie and Shannon had both become somewhat common girls names in the USA by the year 2000.
  • Heroic BSoD: In one of TNA's great booking choices, they decided to use the fact that Jesse was a sailor who suffered PTSD after his ship was bombed and friend was killed (which all actually happened) in a feud.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Shannon Moore is a crazy looking eccentric with some decent in ring skills, Jesse Neal is that other guy with tats.
  • Put on a Bus: Shannon left by his own choice, Jesse because he allegedly refused to move to Kentucky to work in OVW, without compensation for the move.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Shannon at one time was teasing a Face–Heel Turn. After months of espousing how Ink Inc. are about the 1% of society that aren't scared to express themselves, he mocked Scott Steiner for his trademark chainmail headpiece by claiming "that's not what the new generation wants to see".
  • Power Tattoo: Shannon seems to think he has them anyway.
  • Ramming Always Works: Jesse uses the SPEAR!
  • Revenge: Jesse against Hernadez and Anarquia due to them injury.

The BroMans 「2013-2015」 「2016」

Robbie E (Rob Strauss) 「2010–2017」

Jessie Godderz 「2012–2017」

The Motor City Machine Guns 「2007–2012」 「2020–2021」 「2022-present」

Chris Sabin (Joshua Harter) 「2003–2014」 「2020-present」

Alex Shelley (Patrick Martin) 「2004」 「2005–2012」 「2020–2021」 「2022-present」

See this page for tropes dedicated to them.

The Naturals - 「2003-2007」

Andy Douglas 「2003-2007」

Chase Stevens 「2002」, 「2003-2007」, 「2013」

  • The Bus Came Back: Not on TV, however. Stevens competed in Bracket 5 of the GutCheck Challenge poll. Unfortunately, he didn't win his bracket.
  • The New Adventures: Became the "Newly Franchised Naturals" after aligning themselves with Shane Douglas.

The Wolves - 「2014-2017」

Davey Richards (Wesley David Richards) 「2014-2017」

Eddie Edwards (Eric Maher) 「2014-present」

  • Game-Breaking Injury: Their second title reign ended due to Richards having a broken leg, the third due to Edwards having a broken heel, and the fifth due to Richards having a torn ACL.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Especially Davey Richards.
  • Hard Head: Eddie Edwards, as usual.
  • Last-Name Basis: An odd variation — their team name is condensed from "the American Wolves".
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Again. Wolves.
  • Perma-Stubble: Richards.
  • Shout-Out: They used what looked suspiciously like Ring of Honor tag team reDRagon's Chasing the Dragon on the Hardy Boys during Destination America's second Impact.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: They called out MVP for being a dick to much of the TNA roster, even though they were two of his favorites, him having brought them in and pushed them to win the world tag team titles, which they did.

The Heartbreakers - 「2007」

Romeo Roselli (Giovanni "Johnny" Roselli) 「2007」

Antonio Thomas (Thomas Matera) 「2007」

  • Jobbers: Just brought in to job to the VKM at Destintation X 2007.

Basham and Damaja - 「2007」

Basham (Lyle Douglas "Doug" Basham Jr.) 「2007」

Damaja (Daniel R. "Danny" Holle) 「2007」

  • Jobbers: Just like the Heartbreakers, also brought in to job to the VKM at Slammiversary 2007.

The Latin American Xchange - 「2017-present」

Ortiz (Angel Ortiz) 「2017-2019」

Santana (Michael Draztik) 「2017-3019」

  • Arch-Enemy: They and Ohio Versus Everything have been at each other's throats for a while now. They've had other rivals such as Cult of Lee and the Steiner/Drake duo, but never got as heated as against oVe until King dragged them into an Enemy Civil War, in which King aligned with Homicide and Hernandez to take them out.
  • Gangbangers: Their version of LAX is played straight as a cartel-style street gang with security and shipment operations primarily run by others above them, such as Konnan, Homicide, and Kingston.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They were heels prior 2017 until their feud with OvE pulled a Double Turn cementing their status as babyfaces.

Ohio Versus Everything 「2017-present」

Dave Crist 「2017-2020」

Jake Crist (John Crist) 「2017-2021」

  • Arch-Enemy: They and LAX have been at each other's throats for a while now. They would later assist Sami Callihan in his blood feuds against wrestlers such as Eddie Edwards, Willie Mack, and Tessa Blanchard.
  • Dark Is Evil: Since revealing themselves as part of a heel gang.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: What they appeared to be as faces.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Despite the dark and macabre elements to their fashion style and messaging. When they started oVe they were initially seeing as plucky underdog brothers overcoming the racially-hostile gang-motivated atmosphere of LAX to wrest the tag team titles from under their control. Then they said they would bring family to help them at Bound for Glory 2017.

The Good Brothers 「2020-present」

Doc Gallows (Andrew "Drew" Hankinson) 「2020-present」

See Hogan Rising

Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra) 「2020-present」

See Anthem Impact

The IInspiration 「2021-2022」

Jessie McKay (Jessica McKay) 「2021-2022」

See The Knockouts

Cassie Lee (Cassandra MacIntosh) 「2021-2022」

See The Knockouts
  • Action Girl: Both Jessie and Cassie are bonafide Knockouts on their own.
  • But Now We Must Go: They leave Impact Wrestling after announcing in a press release that they are taking a time off from professional wrestling for an undetermined time.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Debuted as Heels and at one time, they sided with The Influence (Tenille Dashwood, Madison Rayne and Kaleb with a K), but due to the combined ego of both Tenille and Madison resulting on turning on them, Jessie and Cassie instead decides to fight back as Faces.
  • Land Down Under: Both Jessie and Cassie are Australian and they grew up together.
  • Ms. Fanservice: So much that even their entrance video rifes with fanservice.


The 3Live Kru/4Live Kru 「2003–2005」

BG James (Brian Girard James)

See TNA Originals

Kip James (Monty Sopp)

See TNA Originals

Ron Killings (Ronnie Aaron Killings)

See TNA Originals

Konnan (Carlos Moises)

See TNA Originals

Team Canada 「2004–2006」

Scott D'Amore (Scott Francis D'Amore)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

Petey Williams (Peter Williams III)

See TNA Originals

Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz)

See TNA Originals

Bobby Roode (Robert F. Roode Jr.)

See TNA Originals

Johnny Devine (John Parsonage)

See TNA Originals

A-1 (Alastair Ralphs)

See TNA Originals

The Latin American Xchange 「2005-2009」 「2017-present」

Konnan (Carlos Moises)

See TNA Originals

Apolo (Germán Figueroa)

See TNA Originals

Homicide (Nelson Erazo)

See TNA Originals

Machete (Ephraim Vega)

See The Angle Era

Hernandez (Shawn Hernandez)

See The Angle Era

Salinas (Shelly Martinez)

See The Knockouts

Héctor Guerrero (Héctor Manuel Guerrero Llanes)

See Non-Wrestling Personnel

Ortiz (Angel Ortiz)

See Tag Teams

Santana (Michael Draztik)

See Tag Teams

Diamante (Priscilla Zuniga)

See The Knockouts

Low Ki (Brandon Silvestry)

See TNA Originals

Kingston (Edward Moore)

See Age of #365
  • The Cameo: Despite being "fired" from LAX after only three months, Machete made another short run of appearances a year later to help push the wheelchair-laden Konnan around and help Homicide and Hernandez retain the tag team titles. This was explained as him being a member of their Latino Nation support team.
  • Characterization Marches On: Both Héctor Guerrero and Kingston were initially briefly opposed to their Latino counterparts before later being established as part of LAX with trusted authority over the main tag team. In the latter case it was kind of a farce.
  • Darkest Hour: Ortiz and Santana hit this when both Konnan and Homicide vanished, they lost the tag team titles, and nobody was telling them anything about what was going on with the crew's extracurricular activities. Then Kingston appeared and revealed that the latter two were both in a safe spot after being jumped and business was doing just fine except for the two's losing streak. It would turn out that this whole sequence was engineered by King and Homicide, who had taken out Konnan temporarily and then tried to steer the young pups away from him before deciding whether to take them out too.
  • Enemy Civil War: Kingston got tired of waiting for Konnan to step aside and let him take the lead, Homicide resented being stuck in a strip club in Mexico, and Hernandez wasn't even called up to be part of the relaunch of LAX due to issues he and Konnan had had behind the scenes over the years. So the boys ended up becoming resentful of Konnan's decisions and they wanted him out of there, while also trying to manipulate Ortiz and Santana into leaving his side as well. When the young boys ultimately decided to stick with K-Dogg, they went after them as well. Despite this, while King, Homicide, and Hernandez are referred to as the OGz in official Impact material as well as have a separate theme song, they still called themselves LAX and claimed 5150 at first, before eventually embracing the OGz label starting at Slammiversary.
  • Fantastic Racism: Played with. In both incarnations, Konnan would start out having them use a hatred for gringos as their fuel to achieve success but after being solidly entrenched and getting over with the fans they would phase that out and actually start being cool with white people and others who weren't antagonizing them. Was able to do it twice because Konnan had departed before they made the shift the first time, making it easy to believe he was to blame for the racism.
  • Gangbangers: Heavily suggested with the first version of LAX, confirmed with the second run. This boils down to the more cinematic character-based style of backstage vignettes run by Impact Wrestling in the post-TNA era.
  • Heel–Face Turn: See Fantastic Racism above.
  • Tag Team: The stable has had two notable championship-level duos over its history. Homicide and Hernandez in its first run, and Ortiz and Santana in its second. Now the two teams are actively against each other in an Enemy Civil War engineered by King due to him, Homicide, and Hernandez resenting Konnan's decisions.
  • Would Hit a Girl:
    • Had a disguised member of the Latino Nation frequently attacking Christy Hemme to stop her interference during a short feud with the Rock and Rave Infection. When the Infection raised the issue of Spike's edict against man-on-woman violence, the same Latino Nation member continued attacking Hemme…and then unmasked to reveal the voluptuous woman known as Salinas.
    • That said, prior to the edict being placed, Hernandez did hit the Border Toss on Gail Kim that one time, and Homicide did drag his favorite "snowflake" Lauren Thompson by the Standard Female Grab Area when she downplayed his advances.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: They're wrestling revolutionary activist gangsters. They can't be getting paid enough with any one of those things to be doing all four.

Christian's Coalition/Team Cage/The Angle Alliance 「2007–2008」

Christian Cage (William Jason Reso)

See TNA Originals

Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle)

See The Angle Era

Karen Angle (née Karen Anne Smedley)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers

AJ Styles (Allen Jones)

See TNA Originals

Tomko (Travis David Tomko)

See The Angle Era

Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner)

See TNA Originals

Robert Roode (Robert Francis Roode Jr.)

See TNA Originals

Father James Mitchell (James Isaac Mitchell)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers

Abyss (Chris Parks)

See TNA Originals
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Christian and Angle briefly tried this under AJ's urging. Karen had convinced him to do it as part of the Angles' obvious ploy to steal the team away from Christian.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Midway through the Coalition's run, it got hijacked by Kurt Angle and turned into his Angle Alliance in a long and convoluted plot by Kurt to screw Christian over as a title contender.
  • Power Trio: Christian, Styles and Tomko. Christian later got his spot swiped by Angle.
    • Terrible Trio: Despite their main event position, they had this dynamic in backstage skits and ranting promos. More disturbing than this in and of itself is the fact that it helped get them over with fans.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Steiner and Tomko. The former soon decided he'd rather tag up with his brother instead of dealing with it. Also, the entire Team Cage contingent and Abyss.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness / You Have Failed Me: Why Abyss was violently dispensed with following Lockdown.

Velvet-Love Entertainment/The Beautiful People 「2007–2011」 「2014–2015」 「2015–present」

Angel Williams/Angelina Love (Lauren Williams)

See The Knockouts

Talia Madison/Velvet Sky (Jamie Szantyr)

See The Knockouts

Moose Knuckles (Mickie Lee Knuckles)

See The Knockouts

Cute Kip (Monty Sopp)

See TNA Originals

Madison Rayne (Ashley Simmons)

See The Knockouts

Lacey Von Erich (Lacey Adkisson)

See The Knockouts

The Main Event Mafia 「2008–2009」 「2013」

Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle)

See The Angle Era

Sting (Steve Borden)

See TNA Originals

Samoa Joe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa)

See TNA Originals

Booker T (Booker Huffman)

See The Angle Era

Kevin Nash (Kevin Scott Nash)

See TNA Originals

Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner)

See TNA Originals

Sharmell (Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers

Jenna Morasca

See Managers, Valets & Announcers

Magnus (Nick Aldis)

See The Angle Era

Rampage Jackson (Quinton Ramone Jackson)

See Hogan Rising
  • The Mafia: Complete with godfather (Kurt), family/brotherhood, and hits (group beatdowns).
  • Power Stable: One of the most hated in TNA history, at least during their heel run.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: An extension of Kurt Angle's overall run as such until they disbanded the first time.
  • Put on a Bus: With all the departures over the years, Kurt Angle was the last one left until his 2016 farewell tour.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: Sting did this in order to combat Aces and Eights.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Every dude in this group had to be this.

Fortune 「2010–2011」

Ric Flair (Richard Fliehr)

See Hogan Rising

AJ Styles (Allen Jones)

See TNA Originals

Kazarian (Frank Gerdelman)

See TNA Originals

Robert "Bobby" Roode (Robert Francis Roode Jr.)

See TNA Originals

James Storm (James Cox)

See TNA Originals

Douglas Williams (Douglas Durdle)

See The Angle Era

Matt Morgan (Matthew Morgan)

See The Angle Era

Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell)

See TNA Originals

Aces & Eights 「2012–2013」

[President] Bully Ray (Mark LoMonaco)

See Team 3D in Tag Teams

[1st Vice President] D'Lo Brown (Accie Connor)

See TNA Originals

[1st Sgt. at Arms] Devon (Devon Hughes)

See Team 3D in Tag Teams

[2nd Vice President] Mr. Anderson (Kenneth Anderson)

See Hogan Rising

[2nd Sgt. at Arms] Tito Ortiz (Jacob Ortiz)

See TNA Originals

Director of Chaos/DOC (Drew Hankinson)

See Hogan Rising

Mike Knoxx/Knux (Michael Hettinga)

See Hogan Rising

Taz (Peter Senercia)

See Managers, Valets & Announcers.

Wes Brisco (Wesley Brisco)

See Hogan Rising

Garett Bischoff

See Hogan Rising

Brooke Tessmacher (Brooke Adams)

See The Knockouts

Ivelisse Vélez (Ivelisse Milagro Vélez)

See The Knockouts

Other masked members (CJ O'Doyle, Mike Parrow, Unknown Others)

The Beat Down Clan 「2014–2015」

MVP (Hassan Hamin Assad)

See TNA Originals

Lashley (Franklin Robert Lashley)

See The Angle Era

Kenny King (Kenny Layne)

See TNA Originals

Samoa Joe (Nuufolau Joel Seanoa)

See TNA Originals

Low Ki (Brandon Silvestry)

See TNA Originals

Homicide (Nelson Erazo)

See TNA Originals

Hernandez (Shawn Hernandez)

See TNA Originals
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: MVP is one of the rappers for the group's theme song (and rapped his own theme which was often used for the MVP-King-Lashley trio before the group had a name).
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Lashley was essentially this as the World Heavyweight Champion during the group's unnamed-trio phase with him, Kenny King and MVP.
  • Gangbangers: MVP, Homicide, and Hernandez brought this element into the group, while everyone else ran with it.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: Their overall ambition.
  • Jerk Jock: Lashley, King, Joe, and Ki were more about this element of the group, though it carried over to everyone.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Their main colors are red and black.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Kenny King would often be the first guy to try and get the jump on people, even when it was unnecessary or conterproductive. This left MVP frequently shaking his head.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Unless you want to take a beating, that is.
  • Power Trio: The original foundation of the group before its name came about, with MVP, Lashley, and Kenny King running roughshod over TNA in 2014.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: It helps that the four-man "Wu-Tang Clan of Professional Wrestling" (MVP, Joe, Ki, and Homicide) have so many like-minded friends and associates in the business, because that's ultimately what's saving this stable from sharing the fate of Aces & Eights through yet another talent hemorrhage.
    • Unfortunately, this very same trait is what inevitably killed the Clan. Shortly after leaving Lucha Underground, Hernandez was signed back to TNA to take part in the BDC storyline. The problem is, his contract with LU hadn't quite expired yet. When this eventually came back to LU, the ensuing contract dispute forced TNA to drop Hernandez as well as scrap several weeks' worth of BDC taped angles. MVP, who encouraged the deal on both sides, was also released in the fallout. Between their releases, Joe and Ki's departures, Lashley's unceremonious exit from the group and Homicide's injuries, the BDC was literally reduced to just Kenny King, effectively cutting the stable. King himself departed not long afterward.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: What Lashley told the fully-realized group when they tried to present him as their centerpiece in 2015. It got him violently booted.

The Menagerie 「2014–2015」

Knux (Michael Hettinga)

See Hogan Rising

The Freak (Rob Terry)

See The Angle Era

Crazzy Steve (Steve Scott)

See Age of #365

Rebel (Tanea Brooks)

See The Knockouts
  • The Freakshow: Effectively their gimmick.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Subverted. They're a wrestling traveling circus…but the reason they're wrestling is to try and pay for the circus to function. Because in kayfabe winning equals bigger paydays it makes sense that victories really mean something to these guys whenever they can get them.

The Revolution 「2014–2015」

James Storm (James Cox)

See TNA Originals

The Great Sanada (Seiya Sanada)

See Age of #365

Manik (TJ Perkins)

See The Angle Era

Abyss (Chris Parks)

See TNA Originals

Khoya (Amanpreet Singh)

See Age of #365
  • Crapsack World: Storm seems to have adopted AJ Styles' last worldview of TNA—namely that it's a poorly-managed company where heroes never win. He takes it further, though, outright becoming the villain in order to collect what he feels is his just due.
  • Cult: It's gotten comparisons to similar stables from The Wyatt Family (via WWE fans) to Kevin Sullivan's Army of Darkness (via Storm himself).
  • Defector from Decadence: What ultimately ended the stable. Following Khoya's Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal and Heel–Face Turn retaking his name of Mahabali Shera, Manik and Abyss became more and more reluctant to attack Shera on Storm's orders (though Abyss hid it better, what with not being the friend who brought Shera in and all). Eventually they got tired of being used to carry out Storm's vendettas and so they decided to walk out on Storm, then take him out to help Shera during the two's grudge match before going their separate ways. Sanada was already Put on a Bus back to Wrestle-1 at this point so he wasn't part of it.
  • Disproportionate Retribution / The Power of Hate: James Storm's overall motivation since the heel turn that led to his starting the stable.
  • Initiation Ceremony: Whatever it is, it seems to involve being beaten into submission and having your identity changed in some way if Storm sees fit (so far the only person who's largely stayed the same is Abyss; Khoya's the result of a name change, Manik's had a makeover, and Sanada's been outright turned into a Great Muta ripoff).
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: As the Wolves and the Hardy Boys found out the hard way.
  • True Companions: Shera and Manik.
  • We Can Rule Together: Has offered this to Davey Richards, Matt Hardy, and Mickie James. They all rejected it.

The Rising 「2015」

Drew Galloway (Andrew Galloway)

See Age of #365

Eli Drake (Shaun Ricker)

See Age of #365

Mica (Tevita Fifita)

See Age of #365
  • Big Damn Heroes: Each member made his debut running in to stop a BDC beatdown — Drew Galloway saving Grado and Al Snow, and Eli Drake and Mica saving Galloway to join him.
  • Defiant to the End: The stable died in a 4-on-3 elimination match against the Beat Down Clan, with Drew going down last after awhile of constantly eating MVP's best shot and continuing to get back up.
  • Foil / Light Archetype: Ironically, they're this to James Storm's Revolution. Both factions were formed because the leader felt like there was a need to make a change, both leaders have no problem getting into vicious and hardcore fights, and both coat themselves in the language of rebellion. However, Storm's group is acting on a selfish cause, was forged and has operated by manipulative means, and believes that fans shouldn't have their heroes, while Galloway's Rising advocates and fights for the fans to be able to determine those heroes by merit in the middle of the ring.

The Dollhouse - 「2015-2016」

Taryn Terrell (Taryn Nicole Terrell)

See The Knockouts

Jade (Stephanie Bell)

See The Knockouts

Marti Bell (Martibel Payano)

See The Knockouts

Rebel (Tanea Brooks)

See The Knockouts

Awesome Kong (Kia Stevens)

See The Knockouts
  • Cute and Psycho: The point of the stable, along with Evil Is Sexy.
  • Four Is Death: After adding Rebel. Kept this up even after Taryn left by aligning with Awesome Kong, but then she left too.
  • Irony: Their second leader was the one their first leader formed the group to help her beat. Adding to this, both ended up leaving the company in the middle of their storyline with the group.
  • Power Trio: Were this initially. Became so again after losing both Taryn and Kong. Jade eventually left after winning their three-way match set up by Maria Kanellis to determine the next #1 contender to the Knockouts title.
  • Stripperiffic: Taryn, Jade, and Rebel all dressed the part in some way, shape or form.
  • The Vamp: Taryn Terrell was this as the initial leader and center of attention, especially when trying to seduce Gail Kim's husband Robert Irvine. She now regrets this, which is related to why she's no longer with the group or in TNA.

Decay - 「2016-2017」 「2021-present」

Abyss (Chris Parks)

See TNA Originals

Crazzy Steve (Steve Scott)

See Age of #365

Rosemary (Holly Letkeman)

See The Knockouts

Black Taurus

See Anthem Impact

Havok (Jessica Cricks)

See The Knockouts
  • Arch-Enemy: First the Wolves, then Beer Money, then the Hardys.
    • For a short time it was Jimmy Havoc, who was trying to get Rosemary to rejoin him even though she clearly wasn't interested and wanted nothing to do with him.
    • Since their reunion, they feuded with Kaleb with K and Tenille Dashwood.
  • Hive Mind: They claim to have one.
  • Ho Yay: Abyss and Steve, to the point where they will gently caress each others faces.
  • Monster Clown: Both Steve and Rosemary.

The Death Crew Council - 「2016-2017」

James Storm (James Cox)

See TNA Originals

Bram (Thomas Latimer)

See Age of #365

Kingston (Edward Moore)

See Age of #365
  • Arch-Enemy: They share a three-way mutual hatred with the Broken Hardys and Decay.
  • Continuity Nod: Bram's return as part of DCC seemed to instead be a snarl towards the storyline he had going on with Rosemary and Decay where they attacked him for rejecting her in the woods and seemingly left him for dead. Then DCC turned their attention to attacking Decay a few months in and Bram revealed he joined DCC in the first place to get revenge on Decay. Crazzy Steve later referenced the fact that Decay were the ones who beat Beer Money out of TNA (with Bobby Roode heading out for NXT shortly after losing the tag titles to Decay) so Storm could easily want revenge against them too. Though they never referenced Kingston's relationship with Jade in real life and other companies, the latter feuding with Rosemary as the blue to her red.
  • Crapsack World: The DCC fancied themselves anonymous champions of justice for the downtrodden and outcast, carrying an aesthetic that crosses between V for Vendetta and Men in Black. Storm and Kingston in particular had a beef with people being overlooked in the business for not fitting a certain corporate image, feeling they've been hard done by in this manner for years.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Despite being heels themselves, they would rather take out other heel groups than team with them. Just ask Decay, who DCC have plenty of reasons to hate as it is. Also, Eli Drake and Tyrus.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Storm and Bram were Faces before launching this group.
  • The Power of Hate: Kingston hates the business for holding him back because he doesn't look or talk like a company poster boy. Bram straight up wants revenge on Decay. Storm sympathizes with both causes — and has hinted that he wants another shot at the TNA World Title, what with the group attacking Eddie Edwards on Impact and threatening Lashley on Twitter during their respective latest reigns as of early 2017.
  • Power Trio: Storm is the central figure and obvious leader, even if he'll deny it on Twitter. Still, all three have reputations as dangerous men.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: Storm's second attempt at this type of stable in as many years, though with a far more solid foundation this time around. Billy Corgan was supposed to be the "unjust authority" targeted by this revolution, but he ended up being forced out of the company before that could happen.
  • White Mask of Doom: Their ghost-faced mask that they use as a symbol of their message (and originally concealed their identities).

Ohio Versus Everything 「2017-2020」

Dave Crist

See Tag Teams

Jake Crist (John Crist)

See Tag Teams

Sami Callihan (Sam Johnston)

See Anthem Impact
  • Arch-Enemy: LAX first, then Eddie Edwards and anyone who happens to be on his side, then Pentagon Jr. and Fenix.
  • White Gangbangers: Contrary to what people believed of oVe before Sami Callihan stepped in, they are an actual rival gang to LAX. Based on a certain segment with Eddie Edwards, the entire Ohio wrestling scene seems to be supportive territory.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Wrestlers running a gang territory.

The Rascalz 「2018-2020」

Dezmond Xavier (Deveon Everheart)

Trey Miguel (Trey McBrayer)

Zachary Wentz (Zachary Green)

  • Put on a Bus: Their contracts with Impact Wrestling ended amid interest in both WWE and All Elite Wrestling, but not before they delivered one final match as a send off. Only Xavier and Wentz joined WWE as Wes Lee and Nash Carter respectively, while Trey returned to Impact as a singles competitor.
  • Shout-Out: All of their promos have them getting high in a circle, much like That '70s Show.
  • The Stoner: Made very obvious by their promos.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: Rascalz.

Bullet Club 「2021-present」

Jay White (Jamie White)

Hikuleo (Tautuiaki Taula Koloamatangi)

Chris Bey

El Phantasmo (Riley Vigier)

Tama Tonga (Alipate Leone)

Tanga Loa (Tevita Fifita)

Doc Gallows (Andrew "Drew" Hankinson)

See Hogan Rising

Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra)

See Anthem Impact
See this page for tropes dedicated to the stable.

Honor No More 「2022-present」

Eddie Edwards (Eric Maher)

See Age of #365

Matt Taven (Matthew Marinelli)

See Anthem Impact

Mike Bennett (Michael Bennett)

See Age of #365

Vincent (Vincent Marseglia)

See Anthem Impact

PCO (Carl Ouellet)

See TNA Originals

Kenny King (Kenny Layne)

See TNA Originals

Maria Kanellis-Bennett (Mary Louise Kanellis-Bennett)

See The Knockouts
  • Arch-Enemy: They invade Impact Wrestling to take down the entire roster in the process.
    • Due to Taven and Bennett's past encounter with The Good Brothers in NJPW, aided with the fact that Maria mocked the "Too Sweet" gesture, the group is now going into a civil war with Bullet Club.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Long gone are the Codes of Honor and the sportsmanship of these competitors. The first time they step foot in the Impact Zone, they are doing the opposite of what they did in Ring of Honor, essentially becoming dishonorable people.
  • Call-Back: In one backstage segment, Matt Taven invoked the Code of Honor to the guards, but because they are not paying attention, he and the rest of the group simply left the scene. This is an obvious reference to how ROH starts and finishes the matches.
  • Guest Fighter: Taven, Bennett, Vincent, PCO, King and Maria are former members of the Ring of Honor roster during the promotion's hiatus. Subverted after becoming part of the Impact Wrestling roster in No Surrender 2022 when they won against Team Impact.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: What they are doing in the Impact Zone since Hard to Kill 2022.
  • The Leader: Eddie Edwards is revealed to be the one leading the stable in No Surrender 2022, due to his own past with Ring of Honor.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: All of the members don't have an unique motif (save for The OGK themselves [Taven, Bennett and Maria]) and they joined each other for a common interest.

     Non-Wrestling Personnel 

Eric Bischoff (Eric Aaron Bischoff) 「2010-2013」

Jeremy Borash - 「2002-2018」

Karen Angle/Karen Jarrett (née Karen Anne Smedley) - 「2007-2008」, 「2011-2012」, 「2015」, 「2017」

  • Golddigger: A possible interpretation of her character.
  • Put on a Bus: Fired by Sting.
  • Talk Show with Fists: "Karen's Angle".
  • The Vamp: In 2007 she was constantly trying to seduce people into doing Kurt's bidding. The only time it successfully worked was with AJ Styles. Too well, in fact.
  • Wrestling Family: Formerly married to Kurt Angle, with whom she has two kids. Now married to Jeff Jarrett, making her daughter-in-law to Jerry Jarrett.

Scott D'Amore (Scott Francis D'Amore) - 「2003-2010」, 「2017-present」

  • Canada, Eh?: Ran Team Canada.
  • Dirty Coward: He could get in the ring himself even if just occasionally, but prefers to hide behind his team instead.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Always downplaying Americans and claiming Canadians were superior athletes.
  • Fat Bastard: He loves his Canadian Bacon that's for sure. Heck, it's even his Red Baron.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: Not only is he an accomplished wrestler on his own merit, he can do the Canadian Destroyer.
  • Put on a Bus: After Team Canada's breakup. Prior to that, was out a good 3 months via moonsault from Lance Hoyt.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Impact Wrestling, while also calling the shots of the wrestlers.
  • Smug Snake: One of the biggest examples as he was TNA's Bobby Heenan and like this all the time, especially whenever Team Canada was there to protect him or he did something illegal and didn't get caught. When he was all alone with no one to protect him, however, his attitude quickly changed and he'd be begging for mercy. Faces like Styles and Rhino ignored his pleas as they pummeled him.
  • Weapon of Choice: A hockey stick, attached to a Canadian flag.

Héctor Guerrero (Héctor Manuel Guerrero Llanes) - 2007–2015

  • Combat Commentator: On the Spanish-language announce team.
  • Loser Leaves Town: Was forced back to the announce team after a brief term managing LAX when they lost to Beer Money and Jacqueline in a six-person match where the losing team would lose its manager.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To his late younger brother Eddie.
  • Token Heroic Orc: During the Latin American Xchange's initial reign of terror with Konnan he was the only purely-babyface Latino wrestler on the roster and thus briefly feuded with them. Once Konnan left and they stopped hating America he started trying to help them, eventually being embraced as their new advisor.
  • Wrestling Family: Member of the legendary Guerrero wrestling family.

Josh Mathews (Josh Lomberger) 「2015–present」

  • Combat Commentator: Before getting promoted to Executive Producer. Sometimes goes back as a back-up commentator.
  • Happily Married: With Madison Rayne.
  • Insistent Terminology: WWE's in particular. He took awhile to adjust to being able to talk about wrestlers and championship belts as a TV commentator again.
  • Jerkass: His treatment of fans on social media, both on his own personal and TNA's official accounts. This was before he became a Heel and ended up resulting in said Heel turn.
  • Wild Card: As a commentator, anyway. Similar to Taz before him, he's not above occasionally supporting a heel or opposing a face, though he will call out a pronounced act of villainy when he sees it.

Father James Mitchell (James Isaac Mitchell) - 「2002-2004」, 「2005–2008」, 「2013」, 「2017–present」

Jenna Morasca - 「2009」

  • Alpha Bitch: Competed with Sharmell for this position in the Main Event Mafia.

Sharmell (Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman) 「2007–2009」

  • Alpha Bitch: Towards anyone not aligned with her husband Booker T.

Tony Schiavone (Noah Anthony Schiavone) 「2003」

  • Aborted Arc: His one appearance in TNA featured Vince Russo offering him a job at the promotion, which never happened as he quit wrestling for over a decade shortly afterwards.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a one-off appearance in TNA, he made a return to Impact seventeen years later as part of All Elite Wrestling's "Paid Advertisements".

Mike Tenay (Michael William Tenay) 「2002–2016」

  • Kicked Upstairs: Was made the host of the Impact Wrestling: Unlocked interview show in order to make way for replacement Josh Mathews as the Impact Wrestling play-by-play guy in 2015. Was briefly moved back to the announce booth alongside Josh after Taz left the company.

Lauren Thompson (Lauren Brooke) 「2007-2009」

  • Put on a Bus: Was "fired" from TNA at the end of 2009 for slapping Lacey Von Erich.

SoCal Val (Paige Mayo) 「2006–2013」 「2015」

Don West (Donald West) 「2002–2012」

     Dixie Carter 

Dixie Carter-Salinas

Heiress with lots of time on her hands. Became the President of TNA Wrestling following her family's acquisition of the company in early 2003. First started making on-screen appearances in 2009. Likes to tweet. Not to be confused with Julia Sugarbaker. As of August 12, 2016, she willingly stepped down as President and selected Billy Corgan as her replacement. Her new official title became Chief Strategy Officer (and as majority shareholder, she remained Chairwoman of the Board of Directors). Unfortunately, as Corgan's appointment was In Name Only, Dixie remained in power until the majority purchase of TNA by Anthem Sports and Entertainment in January 2017, when she was promptly Kicked Upstairs onto the advisory board of Anthem subsidiary Fight Media Group and into minority ownership.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: She comes across as a bizarre union between Vince and Stephanie McMahon. As in, an uncomfortably awkward mismatch of the worst parts of Vince and Stephanie McMahon.
  • American Accents: Dixie. It definitely adds to her charm.
  • Arch-Enemy:
  • Author Appeal: She is apparently a big reality TV fan, hence the appearances of so many veterans of Survivor, Jersey Shore, and why Big Brother veteran Jessie Godderz once claimed she's one of his biggest cheerleaders in the company. But you know she's a really big fan when reports come in about her filming several pilots for a reality TV show based on her life.
  • Bad Boss: By all accounts, both on-screen and in Real Life. Just look at the below tropes for numerous examples, and it's plainly clear that this woman has no idea how to run a business, let alone a wrestling promotion, with how callously she treats those under her employ, with little regard for their safety. Say what you want about the WWE or Vince McMahon, but they value the safety of their performers above all else — it's bluntly stated by everyone involved with the business that Vince will never make a performer do something that he himself wouldn't do. Meanwhile, Dixie has no issues taking money from a wrestler's paycheck to pay for medical procedures for injuries done on the job — and there is no excuse for this, as TNA is (was, as of September 2015) backed by a multi-million dollar energy company that can easily front the money at a moment's notice. It only gets worse from there.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Her Dixieland / Carter Kingdom shtick since turning heel in 2013 is built on this. Unfortunately, like most of the heel tropes here, this is as true in real life as ever. No truer example exists than the most recent news involving the secret rehiring of Vince Russo. Let's put it this way: in a time where they need to negotiate on a new contract with Spike TV in a matter of months in order to stay on the air, Dixie and her Creative/Talent VP were willing to rehire the notorious writer who most TNA fans as well as Spike executives themselves hate with a passion, and lie about it to everyone for months — including the very wrestlers whose careers in the company are guided by their creative direction and the discretion of the fans!
    • The sad part about this is that Dixie is probably the greatest source of nepotism in the history of the company, and that's accounting for the fact that this company was founded by the Jarretts — not-so-much to replace WCW as it was to put the spotlight on Jeff. Her misplaced loyalty to industry veterans desperately trying to keep the spotlight on themselves had become a severe detriment to the company. It's very clear that even Jeff was disgusted by how things were going, as indicated by his departure after failing to buy back the company. Oh, and that secret rehiring of Russo up there? It played a major part in Spike deciding not to renew their TV deal with TNA, forcing them to shop around for a new network.
  • Deal with the Devil: She became the proverbial devil in her heel run, offering top guys help and perks to turn around and follow her agenda. It ended up working on half the heels on the roster, but only managed (and needed) to corrupt one babyface — Magnus, who became her new hood ornament as TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Dear Negative Reader: You would think the president of a nationally broadcast wrestling promotion would have more important things to do than pick a fight on Twitter with an online critic over a vlog. You would be wrong.
  • Distaff Counterpart:
    • To Ted Turner. Dixie is what's referred to on the street as a "whale" or "money mark"; if you manage to win her loyalty, she will shower you with funds and support over the objections of her close advisers.
    • Arguably to Vince McMahon. Appeared to be neutral if not altrustic, before revealing her petty tyrannical side, just as he did. Her heel-turn storyline with AJ Styles seems to be a composite expy of Vince's storylines with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and CM Punk, respectively.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Arguably a revelation at that.
    • Heel–Face Turn: After recovering from the table slam, courtesy of Bully Ray, no less.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: While she picked up the Villain Ball to make it easier, there was almost nothing Dixie Carter could do on the date Bully Ray set for her table trip short of not showing up for work at all. Her own personal Twitter account was even hijacked to advertise it!
  • Female Misogynist: According to several former TNA Knockouts, Dixie goes out of her way to be needlessly unpleasant to female employees. One particular story comes from Tara, who dedicated a lot of time and energy and money to hyping up a TNA event in Chicago via her restaurant, then told Dixie about it, the latter's only response being "I heard." Not even a "thank you" or anything. TNA talent were then instructed to promote another restaurant in the area. Understandably, she wanted to punch Dixie in the face.
  • Good Is Dumb:
    • Even as a face, she made such obtuse decisions as sitting down the entire roster and telling them to step their game up without questioning her in a real-life meeting aired on television heading into the Hogan/Bischoff Regime, and not even bothering to punish a psychotic monster for carving up her reigning champion with a nail board and torturing backstage workers with a branding iron until he put his hands on her. Of course, she became far more competent upon turning heel, as it's allowed her to embrace this more selfish side of her and toss it back in people's faces.
    • The "working relationship" storyline with Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling was a ridiculously bad look for her. First the man she put in charge of Impact Wrestling, Bully Ray (see Heel Realization for why that would ever happen), gets taken out backstage, after which Jarrett, who she just inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame and who's only now starting to get GFW off the ground as a wrestling product, promptly walks in and offers to run the show week-by-week, which she accepts without hesitation. The first week he's running the show, he brings in a host of GFW talent to immediately insert themselves into TNA's title pictures, including vacating and putting up his King of the Mountain Championship—along with #1 contendership to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship—in the titular reverse ladder match, with both TNA and GFW talent. Drew Galloway, one of TNA's hottest acquisitions and probably their top guy in the King of the Mountain ladder match, gets taken out mysteriously backstage the same way Bully Ray did. Who ends up winning the match? "The Darewolf" PJ Black, a GFW wrestler. The writing is on the wall as to what this actually is. Yet Dixie can't see it, happily co-signing on everything Jeff does. Josh Mathews can't see it, not even bothering to interview a single GFW wrestler in his investigation on TNA's YouTube channel — and this is despite the fact that he himself has already previewed an episode of Impact that he acknowledged was outright billed as TNA vs. GFW. In fact, the only person saying the obvious truth even once — is Dixie's corrupt entitled nephew, the TNA World Heavyweight Champion himself, Ethan Carter III. And because she's a face now while he's still heel, she doesn't even believe him. By the time the truth comes out and the hostile takeover is officially launched, not only is no one surprised but Dixie, half the fans are cheering for GFW and Ethan is so disgusted with his aunt doubting him on such an obvious truth that he washes his hands of the whole deal when later asked to fight for TNA.
    • After a team of TNA guys takes out the GFW invasion, Dixie awards the teammates a chance to earn a shot at Ethan's title at Bound for Glory, which is won by team captain Drew Galloway. When Ethan starts openly questioning the hype around Galloway — not even the decision to have the match, but the hype around Galloway — the easy justification Dixie and Galloway offer is that Drew fought to defend TNA in its "darkest hour" and Ethan didn't. This despite the fact that, again, Ethan was right about Jarrett all along, and that he beat back the aforementioned title shot won by PJ Black and kept GFW away from the World Heavyweight Title while Dixie was still blindly supporting Jeff's every move, something she still has yet to give him any credit for. Then she responds to Ethan's further questioning by basically throwing in the Hardy Boys in the perfect position to put the screws to Ethan and still be seen as the faces — Matt getting a place as the third competitor in the match, Jeff being inserted as the guest referee just a week after EC3 let him go as a "personal assistant", with BFG taking place in their home state. When this predictably happens and Ethan declares Dixie dead to him as result, then pulls a Rules Lawyer and gets an injunction declared on the world title forcing Matt to relinquish it, no one sheds a tear for anyone involved. The only saving grace is that this was used as the prelude to Dixie and Billy Corgan "coming up with" the FIFA World Cup-style tournament for the championship that TNA had taped most of the matches for months ago.
  • Heel Realization: Credits Bully Ray's powerbomb of her through a table surrounded by the cheers of the entire TNA roster as what woke her up to what she'd done to the company over the years, even giving Bully the job of being "the law" in TNA. Subverted in that as soon as Bully gets taken out mysteriously backstage in an off-screen attack, she promptly puts her trust in someone with obviously deceitful goals, most likely out of sheer stupidity, which also doubles as Horrible Judge of Character.
  • Hope Spot: As of August 12th, 2016, she has stepped down as President of TNA. Her replacement? BILLY CORGAN!!
  • It's All About Me: Moreso than Vince, if the Internet is to be believed. For all his rants on TV and his surrounding of glad-handing, nonsensical douchebag Yes Men, Vince was always willing to put his ego aside when there was business to be done and lots and lots of money to be made. Dixie, on the other hand, has made it clear both onscreen and arguably in Real Life that if something good is happening in TNA that isn't coming from her, then it isn't worth mentioning.
  • Mean Boss: By all accounts, if you're not an established ring veteran, TNA management will treat you like dirt and intentionally put you in serious danger for minor increases in audience share. Very few TNA employees, current and former have anything good to say about her, the only reason she isn't criticized as much as Vince is that (A) TNA contracts explicitly forbid saying anything bad publicly about her on pain of dismissal, and (B) she hasn't done anything as publicly blatant as the Montreal Screwjob to really open the floodgates. Some have even gone on record to say that she might be even worse than Vince. The confirmation from AJ Styles that she was the one who low-balled him during contract negotiations, causing the ultimate departure of the heart and soul of the company, is a further nail in the coffin of her image.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Er…? Has a strange way of appearing quite cozy with guys who she puts trust in to carry the company. Though things have never gotten intimate to anyone's knowledge (although it has been rumored for quite a while, to the point of becoming a question asked in a few shoot interviews with ex-TNA talent), her closeness with certain men in TNA over the years has been downright shippable. This backfired horribly against…well, really against AJ Styles, when Christopher Daniels and Kazarian decided to use it as part of a plot to ruin his life.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: All Dixie had to do was manage TNA's financial services with JJ, not take it away from him and run it into the ground just so she could play businesswoman.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Dixie is not the keenest intellect around — having been swindled repeatedly by the likes of Bischoff and Hogan — but the company in general enjoys this. WCW failed because they alienated fans to the point that they were a financial sinkhole and TBS sold them down the river; ECW was financially mismanaged and had a product that was too violent to get mainstream attention; independent promotions have paper-thin profit margins and fail all the time if they simply don't draw; the WWE and Ring of Honor have to answer to stockholders, network executives and fans and could conceivably fail if people just stop watching. TNA has a guaranteed timeslot on Spike (or used to; apparently even Spike had their limits) and are financially propped up by a major energy company owned by Dixie's father (also used to; even Dixie's family had their limits), this makes Dixie essentially a law unto herself and means that, unless TNA becomes a huge liability, will be funded if people watch or not.
  • Spoiled Brat: As many people note, Dixie treats TNA as more of a plaything to pass the time with than an actual business and as a springboard to getting her own reality show. A lot of her actions scream of an attitude playing to her ego—she hates anything in TNA that's successful that isn't a result of her or a member of her personal circle (see: the Knockouts). When you're a trust fund baby who isn't going to have to worry about money, regardless of whether the promotion folds or not, you're apparently allowed to act like that.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Has become this since her heel turn, and it's kept up even through her loss of control over wrestling operations.
  • Stupid Evil: Evidently in both Kayfabe and Real Life. Even after so much consequent loss, she still refused to learn her lesson regarding all of her actions that made her Hated by All.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: No, AJ Styles did not take her breath away just looking at him in a magazine. Subverted in that she would reveal the man who did; Magnus.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She hired every single person that was on the cover of The Death of WCW and allowed them free reign over her company. There's a reason people say TNA is dying a slow death.
  • Unknown Rival:
    • Twitter in general. Special mention goes to Noah Antwiler and 420Chan for abusing the #AskDixie hashtag to lewd and comic effect. Also, RD Reynolds of Wrestlecrap, said to already be in the process of writing another book about TNA's eventual collapse.
    • Then there's the aforementioned relationship with Vince and the McMahon family in general. Dixie and TNA can make all the potshots they want, but they're barely a blip on the radar as far as the WWE is concerned.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With AJ Styles, Sting, and Jeff Jarrett most notably among others.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: With Team MVP running her out of wrestling operations and Magnus recruiting Abyss as his ally to keep the World Heavyweight Championship, she became this to Magnus. For a long time the only person loyal to Dixie was EC3, but that ended after her Heel–Face Turn when she reappeared down the line. She got wrestlers willing to fight for her to stave off company invasions after that, but it's not exactly the same.

     Billy Corgan 

William Patrick Corgan

Yes, the frontman for The Smashing Pumpkins. A lifelong wrestling fan, he was hired prior to the jump to Pop as the Senior Producer of Creative & Talent Development. On August 12, 2016, he legitimately succeeded Dixie Carter as TNA President.

Or not, as it would later be revealed that he was made TNA President In Name Only. He would later sue Dixie and TNA over it, and was eventually paid off just before Anthem purchased TNA. Not long afterward, he purchased the NWA.
  • Full-Name Basis: Although more often known in general culture by his musical identity of Billy Corgan, he uses his full name in wrestling-related media (TNA/Impact and NWA).
  • Pyrrhic Victory: While Corgan!TNA didn't pan out, his investments did manage to save the company long enough to move past the Dixie Carter era with new ownership and management, as well as establish enough credibility for himself in the wrestling world to buy the classic NWA instead.
  • Rags to Riches: In stark contrast to the Rich Bitch that is Dixie Carter, he has had a pretty tragic life, having grown up in a horribly abusive home, spending much of his childhood taking care of his disabled brother and dealing with severe and at times near-suicidal depression. Then he went on to achieve fame and fortune with the Smashing Pumpkins, some of which he used to gain a credible position and make a major investment into TNA in its latest Darkest Hour in 2016.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Kayfabe-wise, he is willing to make friends with and put his foot down against both Faces and Heels alike to make the right decisions for the product. Behind the scenes, he's been helping maximize most of the characters on this page who had "–present" next to their names and he invested his own money into making sure TNA had enough funding to run past Slammiversary 2016 despite already having power over creative. It's pretty telling that even on-screen, one of his first acts was to help Dixie fix one of her own mistakes (turning the EC3/Hardys BFG world title fiasco caused by her thankless attitude toward her own nephew over a period of several months into The World Cup-esque World Title Series tournament that was pretaped to fill up the show's last remaining Destination America airdates).

Alternative Title(s): TNA