These are the active and inactive male wrestlers who wrestle or have wrestled in Video Game Championship Wrestling.
One of Dr. Wily's Robot Masters, or more specifically one of the first eight Wily created by himself to defeat his arch-enemy, Air Man debuted in the first show of Season 5 and immediately cemented himself as a powerful though not quite unbeatable opponent. His allegiance still lies with his creator, and he served under Wily (and Eggman) in the hunt for the Dragon Balls, ruthlessly attacking Flint and Nappa alongside Knuckles to little success. He later showed his true colors, however, and went on to outright dismantle Proto Man for the ball he carried, though in the end even Air Man's assistance wasn't enough to secure a victory for The Practice.
Air Man would later go on to claim the Casual championship and retain it for three straight title defenses, at the same time abandoning Wily and Eggman to form a new tag team, The Mavericks, with his former nemesis Proto Man, now dubbed Break Man following his FaceHeel Turn. After capturing the Co-Op championship then dropping it to the Dragons, Air Man would start a run towards the VGCW title against reigning champion Dracula at End Game X1, seeking to become the first wrestler in VGCW history to win the Triple Crown. Despite a very brutal match in which Air Man kicked out of multiple finishers, he would ultimately fall short.
- Beware the Silly Ones: His Literal-Minded tendencies aside, Air Man is one of the most dangerous wrestlers on the roster.
- Finishing Move: The "Air Shooter", a poison mist claw.
- Hurricane of Puns: The inevitable reaction from the crowd when he enters the ring.
- In-Series Nickname: Break Man calls him Big Breezy.
- Implacable Man: It took five finishers for Dracula to finally put Air Man down during their title match at End Game X1
- Literal-Minded: Very.Break Man: Let's bounce, Breezy.
Air Man: Walking is much more efficient than bouncing.
- Running Gag: It seems every time he is defeated in a singles match, he gets a newly upgraded CAW model to reset his streak instead of accepting a loss on his record. Of course, it doesn't really work because no matter what "version" he is, he can't hide the fact otherwise that wrestlers can defeat Air Man.*
- Worthy Opponent: For "End Game 5", he was this for Donkey Kong.
The star of a popular Japanese television series, the Chief's reputation of grueling victories over old-school games carried over well into the ring. Though a much milder man compared to his partner, Arino's humble beginnings quickly lead to a career of success, and while he lacks in pure power compared to some other wrestlers, the Kacho has more than a few huge victories under his belt.
- Catch Phrase/Phrase Catcher: "KACHO ON!"
- Determinator: One the most notable active examples, Arino will often take a huge beatdown in his matches, only to keep on struggling and fighting.
- Finishing Move: "Kacho Kicks", a series of kicks to the opponent's chest, and the "Last Continue", a Go to Sleep.
- Grandfather Clause: Under the current "no Real Life people allowed" rule.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With the AVGN prior to the latter's retirement.
- Nice Guy: A very humble and spirited competitor who is always eager to share his passion for retro gaming with other wrestlers.
- Running Gag: He enters late or even last during Royal Rumbles only to be eliminated.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive to the Nerd's manly.
- Took a Level in Badass: Took on Bowser himself one-on-one late in Season 4 and came out on top.
- Worthy Opponent: Was this to the AVGN, who Arino valiantly fought against, but lost to, in an Iron Man match that ended with them gaining respect for one another and forming the relatively successful tag team, GameCenter FU.
- Finishing Move: "EXCELSUS Toss", a toss, an Uppercut, "Penalty Kick", a big boot or a punt variant from the corner.
- Hostile Show Takeover: From the looks of it, he's going to try and usurp Gary as General Manager in Season 12
- The Social Darwinist: True to form, his ultimate desire is for a world where the strongest are free to pursue their own desires.
- Wrestling Monster: Turning out to be this, replacing Illidan as Gary Oak's muscle after he turned on his boss.
- Finishing Move: "Asura's Wrath", a series of body blows into an uppercut, and "Burst", a Bloody Sunday.
A 15th century assassin hailing from Italy, Ezio Auditore da Firenze suffered a mediocre crowd reaction and a perceived lack of interest early in his wrestling career, despite holding the unblemished record for most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble and a series of high-profile matches. Perhaps because of the negativity surrounding his appearances, he became a member of the McMahon Elite Four in Season 2, cementing his heel status. Though fellow heels Gary and Mr. L quickly abandoned the stable, his alliance with Raphael continued until the Ninja Turtle was dropped from the roster four seasons later. Despite a history of being a heel, the heat surrounding the questionably-inconspicuous assassin gradually died down, and come his Season 6 debut, Ezio finally seems to have gained support from the crowd, though his past still lingers.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Did you just squash Air Man?
- Finishing Move: The "Impaler", a Lifting DDT, the "Poison Blade", a punch to the heart, and the "Eagle Dive", a Standing Shiranui.
- Good Costume Switch: A bizarre, crowd-fueled inversion; while similar to his old look, Ezio's new appearance in WWE 2K14 caused him to suddenly gain a remarkable amount of pop, and may have even redeemed him in the eyes of the crowd.
- The Casanova: Ezio likes his women.
- Villainous Valor: Despite being considered a heel by the chat (although for sketchy reasons most of the time) for a long time, Ezio showed real determination in his matches sometimes, like when he fought Gerudo Skies more or less two on one while Raph refused to come help him.
The King of the Koopas, as well as either Awesome or Stupidity depending on who you ask, Bowser is both one of the most powerful wrestlers in VGCW and one of the most infrequently-seen, though that fact only makes his appearances even more spectacular. His early showings were characterized by a feud with Ganondorf, which the Dark Lord seemed to have an edge in until the fateful night where Bowser's unchecked use of the Glitch Bomb lead to a legendary 32-5 victory.
He vanished from VGCW for quite a while afterwards, until his triumphant return in Season 3, and the walking disaster was later called out for his long-since-passed glitch abuse by Ganon. In yet another upset, Bowser clawed out a much more narrow victory, and went on to inadvertently aid Geno in the star warrior's fight against Dracula. Yet another 3-month-long absence followed before he showed up to challenge Arino, and four months later he played a minor but pivotal role in Season 5's story by coming into possession of a Dragon Ball, which he only relinquished when Ganondorf ambushed him following a battle with Gabe Newell.
In Season 6, now-General Manager Gabe Newell finally terminated Bowser's apparent legends contract, putting him back on the main roster much to the joy of the crowd. His first bout was against a mysteriously-returning Dracula, and after a victory over the lord of darkness, he seemed to embrace his enormous popularity and loyal fanbase. This earned him a ticket to the VGCW Championship Elimination Chamber title match, where Phoenix Wright took him out before he was eliminated. However, Bowser is still a force to be reckoned with.
- Finishing Move: The "Rainbow Rhodes" (Cross Rhodes), the "Fully Charged Forward Smash" (a Standing Dropkick), and the "Thwomp Bottom".
- Put on a Bus/The Bus Came Back: Bowser may have well been driving the bus with how often he vanished for months at a time, though he seems to finally have stuck around in Season 6.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He saw Ebisumaru as one after he knocked Bowser out of the second Great Tournament. Fortunately for Ebisumaru, all of Bowser's Zany Schemes to get revenge failed spectacularly, usually followed by a beatdown by Segata.
Break Man (formerly Proto Man)
- Back from the Dead: He was dismantled by Air Man in order to retrieve the Dragon Ball that was stored inside him, but Knuckles felt guilty about the dismantling and collected his remains. Blues was thankfully rebuilt and returned to VGCW on 26 November 2013.
- Cool Mask: Adopted a faceplate to his helmet in Season 11
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Declared Proto Man to be his "slave name" when he formed his new tag team.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: He practically quotes Palpatine after absorbing the GameShark's powerBreak Man: AHAHAHAHAHA YES! I can FEEL it! This is what INFINITY feels like!
- Evil Is Not a Toy: At End Game X1, Break Man demanded that the GameShark grant him its power so that he could use it to enslave humanity, as Octodad tries to warn him that he is putting everyone in the arena at risk to no avail.
- FaceHeel Turn: Turned his back on humanity after they seemingly turned their back on him.
- Finishing Move: The "Code Blues", a Snapmare Neckbreaker, and the "Break Buster", a Headlock Driver.
- Jerkass: Since his FaceHeel Turn, most evident when he blamed Jensen for allowing the Nightmare to possess Gabe Newell at End Game 8...which he himself had contributed to due to ambushing Jensen while he was making his way down the ramp.
- Kill All Humans: His ultimate goal is to replace humanity with an Age of Machines, which he attempted to do by harnessing the GameShark's power
- Oh, Crap!: After Octodad puts on his Game Face, Break Man realizes he's not dealing with an "ordinary human".
- Then Let Me Be Evil: His FaceHeel Turn was a result of everyone mocking his efforts to defeat the Robot Masters in Season 8, particularly when Gabe had him dismissed from the assignment.
- Underestimating Badassery: Dismissed Octodad as "just a man" after taking the GameShark's power and demanded that he bow down before his robot overlord. Naturally, this ends up biting him in the ass.
- Groin Attack: One of his signatures actually mirrors his X-Ray attack from MK9. This involves a series of powerful punches to the groin and a flying elbow to the spine. In addition, he also used Shattered Dreams on Illidan.
- HeelFace Turn: Played with, as while he was revealed to be the Red Ring Ranger, he seems to have no idea of what they were doing until confronted, as well as implication that Soldier Black was the real mastermind.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: The fans sure as shit love him, but because he was the alleged leader of the Ring Rangers, nobody on the roster really trusts him. Damn that asshole, Guile...
- The Reveal: End Game 7 revealed that he was the leader of the Ring Rangers Stable.
- Unwitting Pawn: ...however, it's heavily implied that he was being used by Guile (as Solder Black), turning the Ring Rangers into something more malicious than first intended.
- Outright confirmed by Season 8, in a particularly knife-twisting revelation by Guile himself.
- Unwitting Pawn: ...however, it's heavily implied that he was being used by Guile (as Solder Black), turning the Ring Rangers into something more malicious than first intended.
Dante (Dm C Devil May Cry)
- Finishing Move: The "Edgycution", a Lifting DDT, and the "Fuckercut", where Dante tosses the opponent in the air and performs an uppercut while they're airborne.
- Put on a Bus: Considering that this is the more hated version of Dante, this was expected.
- The Bus Came Back: Reappeared in the debut episode of the EDBW spin-off series. He ended up being the league's first champion much to the confusion of the fans who weren't sure if they hated him or the character he beat (Magus) more.
- He would later reappear in VGCW proper as an indirect result of Travis' promotion, as Travis badmouthed him on-screen. It's resulted in a feud among the former tag partners.
- Phrase Catcher: "FUCK YOU!"
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: He and Travis could give the Nerd a run for his money.
- Finishing Move: An Exploder Suplex, of course.
The "leader of the DK Crew" who hails from deep in the Kongo Jungle, Donkey Kong quickly gained a reputation in the VGCW for being able to easily overpower opponents, often winning matches in a single finisher. His first title reign was remarkable yet short, having defeated Proto Man for the belt and losing it to Solid Snake shortly afterwards, and he would later defeat Charles Barkley to take the belt back. However, stunning revelations would be made: the ape's match-ending finishing move was, in reality, the Glitch Bomb, a verboten technique that instantly crippled anybody hit by it. The championship was stripped from him amidst uproar from both those who fell to his underhanded tactics and others sullied by the move, and he was escorted from the building the same night.
Despite his tarnished reputation, DK quickly returned and proved that the Glitch Bomb wasn't his only strength; after a rocky start following his reinstatement in the league, he began a seemingly-unstoppable streak of victories that broke all records and continued well into Season 6. Though he lost a controversial match to Gabe during a blackout, and only Newell's word affirmed his loss, his streak-breaking on-camera loss would be to none other than Duke Nukem, finally putting his reign of victory to an end.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Especially since DK currently possesses the record for most consecutive singles wins.
- Finishing Move: The "Banana Slamma", a triple non-release powerbomb.
- Worthy Opponent: For "End Game 5", his destined battle was against Air Man; DK made scrap out of the Robot Master.
An evil vampire lord resurrected every hundred years by the dark hearts of men, Dracula made his wrestling debut in a match against Simon, a member of the Belmont clan sworn to defeat him, and pulled off a victory against his sworn enemy. Though he would later be defeated by Donkey Kong, the lord of the night had other plans; he coerced a despondent Woody into joining his side, only to turn the toy into a hulking monstrosity and set him on the VGCW. Though Geno put down the rampaging cowboy, Dracula's scheming continued, and he would not only recruit Dan but also corrupt Vegeta into becoming Majin Vegeta and swearing his loyalty to him, and invite Kefka to join the league alongside him. His plans culminated when, in the Season 3 finale, Dan interrupted the match between Gabe and Adam Jensen to determine a new General Manager, and Dracula himself usurped the position, taking over the VGCW as a whole alongside his Drac Pack.
Throughout Season 4, Dracula ruled VGCW with an iron fist, and his influence led to Vegeta claiming the belt from then-champion Charles Barkley. A rebellion soon formed to oppose the vampire, as Geno, Solid Snake and Mr. Satan formed VAMPHOUND to liberate the league from him, and when Vegeta turned against his dark master and self-destructed to try to kill Dracula, the immortal lord shrugged off the kamikaze attempt and replaced his Saiyan crony with the now-heel Phoenix Wright. Finally, after a season of conflict, VAMPHOUND defeated the Drac Pack, and a triumphantly-returning Little Mac stepped up to oppose Dracula, seemingly sealing him away in a coffin.
Though Dracula was presumed dead, Gabe Newell, having become General Manager following the banishment of its oppressor, seemingly "rescued" him and kept him locked in the basement for some time. Nobody knows what Gaben was doing to him, but Dracula finally returned in Season 6's premier to face Bowser, seemingly under Gabe's command. He would go on to show his power, eventually winning the Casual Championship in a Triple Threat. However, Waluigi bested him, and after that humilation, Dracula soon snapped back by being the one to end Phoenix Wrights singles win streak, and punching his ticket to a confrontation with Scorpion for the VGCW Championship only to fall short after Scorpion tied him at 10-10 in an Iron Man to retain the title. Dracula would later feud with Ganondorf and then form a tag team called the Dark Lords in an attempt to rebuild his career but their lack of chemistry and success in the ring resulted in their dissolving the team after one season, at the same time he attempted to prevent the Nightmare from possessing Gabe Newell to no avail, afterwards Drac's career went into limbo for a while, though it would soon change...
In Season 11, Dracula would run afoul of general manager Gary Oak's enforcer Senator Armstrong after the latter tried to intimidate him into handing over financial records during Dracula's tenure as GM. When Drac refused, Armstrong would throw the vampire outside which to Drac's misfortune, was in an open-air arena in broad daylight as a result of Gary choosing a tropical island as the show's location for the season. While Dracula survived, it was widely believed he would miss the rest of the season as a result of his vulnerability to sunlight until the GameShark granted him the power to walk in daylight. Dracula would go on to challenge Armstrong to a match at the midseason PPV and hand the Senator his first loss since debuting on the main roster, but Drac wasn't finished. He would later draw #39 on the entrant list in the show's Royal Rumble and go on to win, giving him a title shot against reigning champion Sabin Rene Figaro. After a grueling match, Dracula would pin Sabin clean to finally become VGCW Champion, and capped off his incredible season by fending off Air Man at End Game X1.
- Back from the Dead: Twice.
- Big Bad: He was this of Season 4, "Wrestlevania".
- Finishing Move: "Dark Burial", a double underhook facebuster, and the "DVD", a death valley driver.
- He's Back from the Dead
- HeelFace Turn: ...Sort of? Towards the end of Season 8, he tried warning Adam Jensen about The Practice attempting to recruit someone whose latent power was so dangerous that not even the Drac Pack was able to subdue. His fears are confirmed at the conclusion of End Game 8, When Nightmare Gabe is born.
- Finishing Move: "Lewd Awakening", a Neckbreaker with Theatrics, and a Burning Hammer.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: Invoked against Bowser. Ebisumaru knew that while he had nothing to lose if he got crushed by Bowser, a top contender against a midcard at best, Bowser had everything to lose if Ebisumaru won. He told Bowser this and got him nervous, and sure enough, Ebisumaru won, crushing Bowser's reputation for eternity.
- Finishing Move: The "Edgeycution", a Lifting DDT, and the "Prosecutter" (sometimes called the Ace Crusher), a Jumping Cutter.
A particularly egg-shaped scientist with a genius IQ of 300 and a hobby of world domination, Dr. Eggman debuted early in VGCW's history, and stuck around long after his arch-nemesis vanished for several seasons. While he isn't the most successful wrestler, he was at one point the most decorated man in the league, having held a short-lived Championship title, won both a Royal Rumble and a King of the Ring tournament, and become Co-Op Champions alongside fellow mad doctor Albert Wily, all at various points before Season 3.
The union between Ivo Robotnik and Albert Wily continues to define most of his career, and not only for being the only canonical crossover team; while they aren't anywhere near the most harmonious of allies, the Practice holds a number of victories under the belts (including an early upset over GameCenter FU), a pivotal role in the Dragon Brawl saga, and status as one of the earliest tag teams. Alone, Eggman's record is less than stellar, but his tenacity and never-ending master plan(s) make him a credible threat when he isn't being scrambled by irritating hedgehogs.
- Baleful Polymorph: The Gameshark transformed him into his Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog incarnation, and the transformation stuck even though the Gameshark's been defeated. To say that Eggman is displeased with this is an understatement.
- Decomposite Character: And then season 13 revealed that Eggman was actually teleported into the desert and was unable to rejoin the VGCW due to the events of World Tour. Robotnik is a completely different person who coincidentally showed up. Endgame X3 revealed that he's actually been The Spy in disguise the entire time.
- Big "NO!": Practically his Catch Phrase at this point.
- Evil Genius: Even in the VGCW he always has the Master Plan.
- Finishing Move: The "Egg Buster", a Brainbuster, and The Immortal DDT6.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Apparently becoming Robotnik had some effects on his mind. When he failed to gain the position of Vegeta's jester, the feed had to be cut to keep people from hearing him violate his N-Word Privileges. Recent events have proven that that's just the way Robotnik is. Eggman on the other hand, isn't.
- Take Over the World: He and his partner Dr. Wily wanted to do this with the Dragon Balls in Season 5.
- Trrrilling Rrrs: A side effect of his transformation into Robotnik is the fact that he does this with every single "r" he speaks. Of course, Season 13 proved that Robotnik wasn't a transformation at all.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: The Practice tends to argue a lot, but they are still an effective tag team.
A humble farmer from Tazmily Village and Lucas' father. Flint made his debut late in Season 4 by defeating the Pyro. He spent the rest of the season trying to pursue the VGCW title but fell short in two #1 Contender Battle Royales. In Season 5, Flint teamed up with Nappa to help him obtain the Dragon Balls and resurrect Vegeta, sympathizing with the Saiyan's plight over having lost someone they care about. Together, the two prevailed over the other teams competing for the Dragon Balls at End Game 5, and managed to bring Vegeta back to life while simultaneously foiling Kefka's attempt at attaining godhood. The two then parted ways on good terms.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The second time Knuckles (with Air Man assisting him) attacks Nappa and Flint for their Dragon Ball, after taking a beating, he proceeds to give BOTH Air Man and Knuckles punishing finishers.
- In fact, Flint's surprising dominance in backstage fights lead him to being called "King of Backstage" by the fans.
- Finishing Move: "Power Smash", a Package Piledriver.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Nappa's red. While Flint joined with Nappa because he sympathized with his cause, he still does things by the book and doesn't let Nappa get carried away.
Also known as the Great King of Evil. Ganondorf is one of the most powerful and feared wrestlers in the federation, the first to win the main title more than once and the first three-time champion in VGCW history. Ganon's first title reign was brief, defeating Eggman only to later drop the belt to The Angry Video Game Nerd in a Triple Threat match with Sonic. Undeterred, Ganon would later win a Royal Rumble and win his belt back the next night, starting his famous Thousand Years of Darkness title reign where he proceeded to defend his belt four times. However, during his fifth defense against Bowser in an Inferno match, the Koopa King crippled Ganon with the now-illegal Glitch Bomb finisher, allowing Bowser to win the title by a pinfall score of 32-5.
Following his defeat, Ganon formed the "Gerudo Skies" tag team with Zangief and eventually regained the title from Raphael. Gerudo Skies would proceed to win the Co-Op Championship from the Returners, making Ganon the first dual champion, though this would not last as he quickly dropped the belt to rising star Charles Barkley. Ganon later gained a rematch against Bowser after the Glitch Bomb was revealed, though despite the evened playing field, Ganon again lost by a score of 8-7. Ganon then entered the Great Tournament but was upset by Adam Jensen in the semi-finals. Throughout Season 4, Gerudo Skies continued to defend the Co-Op belts, finally dropping them to WarioWare Inc. at "End Game 4", ending a reign that lasted 104 days.
In Season 5, Ganon ended his alliance with Zangief by attacking him following the latter's match with Ezio, starting a feud that would last the entire season, culminating with a grudge match at "End Game 5". At first the clear favorite heading into the match, Ganon would be defeated by Octodad during the buildup to "End Game" in one of the biggest upsets in VGCW history, casting doubt on the Dark Lord's chances. Nevertheless, Ganon squared off against his former partner in a vicious Extreme Rules match, trading multiple blows and finishers until Ganon at last emerged victorious in a hard fought win. After taking a leave of absence, Ganon reappeared in Season 6 deriding the current state of his competition, prompting Duke Nukem who was fresh off his own upset of Donkey Kong, to challenge him. In one of the most hyped matches of the season...Ganon proceeded to squash Duke in less than ten minutes, and sending a clear message that he remains a force to be reckoned with. Despite the loss, Duke continued to antagonize Ganon until the Dark Lord agreed to resolve their feud at End Game 6 in an "I Quit" match. Ironically, it was Ganondorf who'd say the words, suffering his greatest humiliation to date. After taking a break he reappeared at the end of the Royal Rumble PPV to get his hands on Guile, vowing to send him back to the Midcard; that is until Duke intervened constantly, and the three fought in a Triple Threat at End Game 7 that Guile won by taking out Duke.Then he got tired of Dracula's constant whining over his right to a Title opportunity and challenged him to a Last Man Standing Match at End Game 8 to determine the true "Dark Lord". He emerged victorious, and the two formed a team the following Season. Recently, with the threat of Nightmare Gabe hanging over everyone's heads, Ganondorf has recruited The Disciplinary Committee for a mission...
- Badass Boast: Had this to say prior to his match with Kanji at End Game X1Ganondorf: If he does not respect my place in VGCW's history, then he must learn...I...AM...VGCW!
- Death Glare: Ganondorf before his title battle with Raphael.◊ It was made even more badass when you consider that Ganondorf had been away from the title belt that he once owned and that the rather-unpopular Raphael would pass his record of successful title defenses if Ganondorf were to lose to him.
- The Dreaded: Undoubtedly the most feared wrestler in VGCW, both in-universe and out.
- FaceHeel Turn/Shocking Swerve: After his former partner's loss to Ezio on 20 July 2013, it seemed like Ganondorf was going to save Zangief from getting slammed with a chair by The Silent Killer, only for The Dark Lord to do the dirty deed himself for the assassin.
- Finishing Move: "Gerudo Valley Driver", an Implant Buster, and the "Warlock Kick", a Brogue Kick.
A resident of Skyloft with an stylish pompadour and a rival to Link, Groose became an immediate fan favorite upon his debut and soon catapulted himself into the title picture by winning the 23 April 2013 Royal Rumble. Groose first shot at the title fell short against Majin Vegeta, despite his best efforts. Groose gained a second attempt at the King of the Ring tournament following Vegeta's death, advancing to the final round only to fall short again, this time at the hands of Charles Barkley. Undeterred, Groose entered a 6 Man Battle Royale for the #1 Contender's spot, eliminating Kefka last and securing a rematch with Barkley. In his third shot at the gold, Groose's hard work finally paid off as he scored a decisive victory over Barkley, winning the championship at long last. Unfortunately, Groose's title reign prove to be brief as he was then defeated by Mike Haggar at "End Game 4". Nevertheless, Groose has remained a strong competitor in the upper-tiers of the league, and is slowly climbing back into the title picture.
Despite this, he was rarely being seen in Season 7, owing to the fact that he became the Salmon Red Ring Ranger before being discovered. In Season 8 he formed his own stable of wrestlers with The Heavy and Mike Haggar and going after PK Chu. It didn't work out so well. Later attempts at going after the P.R.A.T.S. and ToeJam & Earl have also fallen short as well.
- Determinator: He just wouldn't give up until he won the VGCW Championship; it took three attempts, but he finally won the title...and then lost the title at End Game 4 on his first defence.
- FaceHeel Turn: Turned by forming a Stable with The Heavy & Mike Haggar.
- Finishing Move: The "Pompadour Headbutt", a Battering Ram Headbutt, the "Skyward Spinebuster", a Military Press Spinebuster, and "The Groosenator", Shell Shocked.
- Insistent Terminology It's not Pink, it's Salmon Red!
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Made it his goal to make Red's life a living hell, which considering his recent luck, would be a sure-fire result; not only did Red beat Groose in a singles match at the Chamber of Elimination PPV in Season 8, but it gave Red the motivation to get even better than he ever was.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Went in that direction by joining the Ring Rangers, but solidified it by forming his gang of bullies.
A patriot, family man, and veteran of the World Warrior tournament. Guile is a former Casual Champion (who incidentally dropped the belt to Ash Ketchum/Red, kickstarting the latter's legendary reign as Casual Champion), and formed one half of the tag team "Team America" alongside Duke Nukem. He is also known for helping invent the term "Obamaroll" during an infamous match with Barack Obama that involved an rollup pin that was reversed several times over due to the game's shoddy coding. While he hasn't attained much success throughout his career, Guile's devotion to America endears himself to many.
Until End Game 6, when he betrayed his long time partner. Guile would then explain the next week that his actions were due to the fans on the VGCW Forum saying Guile should be fired. Guile complained that he was a former Casual Champion, and didn't deserve this treatment. Guile would go on to become one of the biggest heels in VGCW, even defeating both Duke and Ganon at End Game 7, and is highly implied to have been the one causing the trouble the group known as the Ring Rangers caused during Season 7.
- Adaptational Villainy: Probably the show's biggest example. In the Street Fighter series, Guile is the epitome of an All-American Face. In VGCW, he's one of the most conniving, despicable heels on the roster.
- Cool Bike: Though it's not the Augmented Bike. It was retired in WWE 2K14 due to the removal of the bike entrance.
- Cool Shades: Sports these in his intro.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Did you just pin Hulk Hogan?
- Dirty Coward: Tried to get his former Ring Ranger stablemates to help him in his match against Haggar at End Game X1 but was turned down by all of them. (Waluigi hated wearing his Ring Ranger costume, Gary and Octodad were busy with the Red/Illidan and the GameShark respectively, Mr. Satan and Johnny Cage didn't even bother to reject Guile in person, and Groose was distraught over having lost his Casual championship to the Heavy earlier in the night.
- Eagleland: Fitting to the character and his tag team. Enforced by an animated GIF overlay of the American flag.
- Finishing Move: The "Red, White & Blue Thunder Bomb", a Spin-Out Powerbomb, and the "Amerislam", an Alabama Slam.
- Heel: He has become the poster child for a successful (and hated) heel in the VGCW universe since End Game 6. What's he done? Betrayed Duke at the end of "End Game 6", refused to fight Duke or Ganondorf while running like a little bitch the entire seventh season, masterminded the Ring Rangers plot of Season 7, defeated Ganondorf and Duke at "End Game 7", pissing off the fans even more, successfully (so far) turned the Unwitting Pawn Johnny Cage into the scapegoat for the Ring Rangers fiasco, and squashed fan favorite Bowser on his way to "End Game 8". It took 3 Hell Kicks for Scorpion to end Guile's rampage, but Guile was far from done. After beating Hulk Hogan himself clean, Guile entered the Season 10 Royal Rumble and took advantage of a stipulation Nappa had placed in which the wrestler who eliminated entrant #20 would get inserted into the title match via Triple Threat rules. Guile waited until Sonic pulled #20 on the entrant list and immediately eliminated him to gain his title shot, which he would go on to win. Finally, during his entrance at End Game X, Guile pulled off the cardinal sin of wrestling heat by burning the American flag. What an asshole.
- Manipulative Bastard: What he did to the Rings Rangers of season 7. EDBW fan-favorite Johnny Cage approached Guile with the idea of creating a stable of masked midcarders in order to both A.) get new guys over and B.) inject some excitement into the midcard. Not a terrible idea in theory, but Guile decided to go behind Cage's back and convince the other Ring Rangers to act like a terrorist group, randomly attacking people For the Evulz. Then, Guile managed to successfully pin the blame for the Ring Rangers' rampage on Cage, while he continued his quest to the top with no one the wiser. Except Cage, but now no one will believe him.
- Took a Level in Badass: Ever since his surprise return at "End Game 6" and subsequent FaceHeel Turn, Guile's been this. Manipulative Bastard, Smug Snake, and badass to boot. It got to the point where during his title match against Scorpion, the chat was terrified that all it would take for Guile to put down Scorpion would be a single finishing move. A Scorpion who's survived Illidan, Proto Man, Dracula and Kefka in hellacious matches.
- And it took three Hell Kicks from Scorpion to put Guile down. All while Guile was never able to hit an AmeriSlam, so we'll never know. Talk about paranoia fuel...
- Took A Level In Jerk Ass: Well, considering he pulled a HeelFace Turn at "End Game 6", this comes with the territory.
Mayor of Metro City, Haggar's first term as champion came when he defeated Groose at "End Game 4", starting a 48-day title reign that at the time was the longest championship reign in VGCW history.* In Season 5, At "End Game 5", he managed to get the belt back from the very person who defeated him earlier in the season and broke his reign record, Little Mac, and fend off Charles Barkley's cash in attempt with the MitB briefcase. In Season 6, Haggar became the Undisputed Champion after defeating Vegeta, who technically was still VGCW Champion when he died in Season 4. The Mayor's second term however came to an abrupt end when he dropped the belt to General Manager Gabe Newell. Since then he's took on a bit of a mean streak by joining Groose and forming a gang of bullies with The Heavy.
- Finishing Move: The "Final Haggar Buster", a spike piledriver, and the "Macho Bomb", a sitout chokebomb.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: After joining Groose's Gang of Bullies. Later turned out to be as a result of the attack he sustained by The Ring Rangers at the start of Season 7, and eventually got better after beating it out against Guile at End Game X1.
- Worthy Opponent: Tingle proved to be this, giving Haggar an epic fight in a dark match, defeating Haggar the next week in a rematch.
- Berserk Button: Given his experiences with RED Team, Heavy is not fond of either backstabbers or people who use their teammates as pawns, as Groose found out the hard way. And of course, anyone who touches his gun.
- Finishing Move: The "Iron Curtain", a Fallaway Slam, the "Pootista Bomb", a Sit-Out Powerbomb, and "Pow! Haha!", a series of punches.
- HeelFace Turn: After seeing Groose start to act even more of a Jerkass than he already was as the Casual Champion of Season 11, (up to and including completely disregarding Haggar's potential concussion in favor of his own gain) he eventually decided to fight against him, leading to their championship match and his victory at Eng Game X1.
- No Indoor Voice: "DON'T TOUCH!"
Master of the self-taught Saikyo style of martial arts, World Warrior competitor, once one of the most reviled wrestlers in the federation, but now one of its biggest faces. Dan early in his career formed the tag team "Raw Power" with Mr. Satan, where they would both proceed to win the Co-Op titles, however, Dan would have to endure complaints that he was the weak link. On the 16 January 2013 Royal Rumble, Dan scored a controversial victory when he eliminated the final two competitors, Ash and Wario, by waiting for both wrestlers to tire themselves out before throwing them out of the ring, earning a great deal of heat from the fans for his seemingly cheap method of attaining victory. Dan didn't help his case during his title shot when he failed to defeat then-champion Raphael. After settling accounts with Ash in a Last Man standing match where he emerged victorious, the hate against the Saikyo master reached a fever pitch, with repeated chants of "BOO THIS DAN".
After losing the Co-Op belts to the Returners and being left out of the Great Tournament in favor of Mr. Satan, Dan would proceed to leave his partner hanging during a match with Team America. Finally, at the end of Season 3, Dan cemented his heel turn when attacked the finalists Gabe Newell and Adam Jensen during their match, paving the way for Dracula's takeover of the federation. Dan attempted to exploit his allegiance with Dracula by scoring a title shot against Red only to fail, whereupon he was punished by having to wrestle Kefka. At "End Game 4", Dan and the rest of the Drac Pack faced off against Geno, Snake and Mr. Satan in a 6 man tag team match that they would eventually lose, whereupon Kefka revealed his true colors and betrayed the group, delivering a punch to Dan's groin. Dan spent the rest of Season 5 trying to pursue the Casual Belt, along with wins over Barrett Wallace and a debuting Octodad, further cementing his position as the most hated wrestler in VGCW.
During Season 7, Dan was the leader of P.R.A.T.S., a group trying to stop the Ring Rangers. Dan earned a little respect due to the hilarious scenes he had with his students Billy and Jimmy Lee along with picking up his own ringwork along the way. Then during Season 8, Dan finished a slow-burning face turn when he saved Mr. Satan from being roboticized by the Practice, and then leading his stable to victory over the Bullies at End Game 8. The Saikyo master further kept his momentum going during Season 9 by winning the Casual Championship twice in one season, once in a ladder match, and twice in a rematch with Knuckles at End Game, all the while acquiring a new title for himself as the "Casual God" of VGCW.
- A God Am I: Parodied, as he has taking a liking to the idea of being the "Casual God". Though considering right after he said it he immediately disappeared...
- Defeat Means Respect: Despite losing his feud to Red, he held no grudges after he turned Face, even saving him from a beatdown from the Bullies with his students, acknowledging his found respect for the Pokémon Trainer. Red returned the favour by saving him at End Game X with Mr. Satan from certain death against The Nightmare.
- FaceHeel Turn: Turned on Mr. Satan during the Season 3 Finale by attacking Mr. Satan and walking out of their match, joining the Drac Pack.
- Finishing Move: The "Ultra Combo", a series of punches, and the "Pratitude Adjustment", a standing fireman's carry.
- HeelFace Turn: After becoming the leader of P.R.A.T.S., he is firmly on the side of the fans, even if he continues being the smug little joke that he is.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dan is as smug and arrogant and ever even as a face, and yet he was able to bury the hatchet with his one-time enemy Mr. Satan as well as preventing Groose and the Bullies from jumping Red before his title match with Air Man. And despite dealing with the Lee Brothers antics, Dan has been on record in expressing pride for his students. He even knocked them both out to prevent them from fighting The Nightmare, choosing to fight in their stead and knowing that he was going to die.
- Lethal Joke Character: He has proven that he is capable of winning matches on his own.
- Dan has now taken the initiative and got a new finisher: The Pratitude Adjustment. A reliable finisher means he can now properly capitalize where his Super Taunts have failed him before.
- The Load: Was this for Raw Power. He even outright jumped off the ropes to keep Mr. Satan from tagging him in a few times.
- Only Sane Man: He's become this to Jimmy and Billy Lee in their stable: P.R.A.T.S. It's hilarious.
- Phrase Catcher: "BOO THIS DAN!", "CHEER THIS DAN!" once he turned face, and "BEHOLD!" after he became the self-proclaimed Casual God.
- Smug Snake: Even as a face the element is still there.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: The main motivation behind his FaceHeel Turn, although abandoning Mr. Satan mid-match didn't exactly do a lot of good for his image either.
An augmented agent for Sarif Industries, Jensen early on won the VGCW title during the "Gerudo Curse" period only to drop the belt to Kratos after three days as champion. He later entered the Great Tournament for the right to become the new General Manager, managing to make it to the final round against Gabe Newell after upsetting Ganondorf in the semis. However, during the final match, Jensen and Gabe were attacked by Dan Hibiki as part of Dracula's coup d'état. The new GM then pitted the two wrestlers in an impromptu tag team match against Raphael and Ezio, which Jensen assumed to be a one-night deal. However, Gabe's repeated requests to partner up as well as prodding from both Dracula and the fans forces a reluctant Jensen to form the tag team "Safety Valve". After Dracula's downfall in "End Game 4", Jensen and Gabe finally have their long overdue match, despite the augmented cyborg's best efforts, Jensen loses to Gaben, forcing him to become his beleaguered assistant. Throughout Season 5, Jensen and Gabe competed with several other stables for the Dragon Balls, which Jensen hoped to use to rid himself of Gaben. During that time he won the 23 August 2013 Rumble but lost to then-champion Little Mac. At "End Game 5", Jensen and the other pursuers of the Dragon Balls joined forces to defeat Kefka and prevent him from destroying the world. He continued to operate as Gaben's assistant... up until Gabe's darker side was forced out, and Adam was ultimately the one who had to face Nightmare Gabe for the fate of the world.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Was this to Gabe for the time they were a team.
- Cool Bike: His Augmented Bike. Unfortunately, due to the removal of the bike's entrance in WWE 2K14, it has now been retired, though it has now been replaced by an Augmented ATV!
- Finishing Move: "Nonlethal Takedown", a right hook, and "Typhoon", an F-5.
- Friends All Along: He finally admits to Snake that Gabe was his best friend after his death.Adam Jensen:...He was my best friend.
- Heroic BSoD: Suffers one after Gabe dies. It takes Snake and the W.H.A.T.I.F. Machine to get him back on track.
- He's Back: After being told by A past version of Gabe created using the W.H.A.T.I.F. Machine that he will never be alone, he finally breaks out of his remorse and goes off to take care of some "unfinished business".
- Straight Man: To the more wacky Gaben. That is, until The Nightmare was born...
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He never asked to be paired with Gaben.
- Tragic Bromance: As much as Adam didn't want to admit it, Gabe was his best friend, and his death hits Adam hard. It takes one final pep-talk from a past Gabe created by the W.H.A.T.I.F. Machine to get him back on his feet.
- Finishing Move: "Fist Metal Crackle / Knock Knock", a Spinning Backfist, the "Five Knuckle Chuckle", a Running delayed fist drop with theatrics, and the "Emerald Cutter/RKOhNo", an RKO
- Good Is Dumb: Like always, Knuckles is gullible to a fault. Eggman tricked him into trying to get Nappa and Flint's Dragon Ball in Season 5. Thankfully, Sonic diffuses the brewing fight in time.
- Tempting Fate: Proclaims to be the strongest there is in VGCW. Scorpion might have something to say about that...
Hershel Layton was a competitor in Star Road 2 and made a strong performance in his first match against Shovel Knight. Though he was knocked out of the tournament in the second round against Ike, he found his way into Zubaz's debut match—the "King of the New School" Battle Royale—where Sabin, one of the competitors, was conveniently unconscious. Layton immediately took his spot and won the match, to the surprise of everyone.
- Adaptational Villainy: In his home games, he's a kindhearted pacifistic archaeologist. In VGCW, he's a sadistic Insufferable Genius who violently punishes those who can't solve his Moon Logic Puzzles while berating them. During the Season 15's Christmas Episode he even kills Frosty the Snowman with a flamethrower for failing his puzzle.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: The way his CAW is made gives him soulless black eyes. Given his demeanor this likely was the intention.
- Cultured Badass: His reaction to Sabin challenging him to a match at Challenge Tower shows him to be this.Layton: Ah, you wish to settle this in the gentleman's art of wrestling. Jolly good.
- Finishing Move: The "Unwound Future Shock", a Double Underhook DDT, and the Brainbuster, of course.
- Insufferable Genius: Oh god is he. Since his debut he had been tormenting Sabin because Sabin worried more about working out his muscles than working out his brain. If Sabin failed to solve whatever riddle Layton's come up with, or got it wrong, Layton... ...Punishes him.
- Sadist Teacher: If what he says about getting Sabin to train his brain as well is true, he's most certainly this. His idea of punishments for a wrong answer are things like Tasers and Sleeping Gas.
- Bash Brothers: one of the only Tag Team-exclusive characters in VGCW.
- Averted with their periodic forays into singles matches during The P.R.A.T.S.' feud with Groose and His Gang of Bullies and ToeJam & Earl.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: These guys are out there.
- Cluster F-Bomb: They pepper their promos and interactions with others with language that would make a sailor blush.
- Finishing Move: Jimmy's got the "Lil' Jimmy", Billy has the Billyhammer. Both of them use the Dragon Suplex as their Finishing Move. Be honest, are you really surprised?
- Fun with Acronyms: P.R.A.T.S., anyone?
- Lethal Joke Character: Most of the roster doesn't take them seriously, but that might change after Jimmy got both Groose and Mike Haggar to tap out at "End Game 8".
- Palette Swap: Of each other.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: What they're trying to be. It's not working, but it's hilarious.
A boxer from Brooklyn, his winning of the Money in the Bank title in a rematch of an earlier MitB match that Zangief quickly won the same night caused the "Soviet Screwjob", which also started the VGCW's first actual season with a storyline. Mac aligned himself with then-General Manager Bazza McMahon during that season and became the VGCW Champion, though got sick of being his boss' corporate champion by the end of the season and stopped the alliance. However, he was promptly hit by a car on his way out of the arena and was hospitalized for a few months. He made his triumphant return during Season 4, in which he and Solid Snake time traveled to see that Phoenix Wright (who also unintentionally time traveled with them without their knowledge) hit Mac with the car. At "End Game 4", he ended Dracula's reign as the GM of VGCW.
He was the VGCW Champion throughout nearly the entirety of Season 5 after defeating Mike Haggar. He is also the longest-reigning champion after keeping his title for 107 days, taking that distinction away from Haggar as well. Ironically, Haggar would be the one to take the title back from him at "End Game 5". After his reign he continued to wrestle, up until he was captured by The Practice and turned into a machine for their robot army, but returned to normal at End Game 8. A while after that he was offered a Legends Contract and took it, becoming a VGCW Legend while also becoming a Coach for the EDBW Superstars.
- Finishing Move: "Punch Combination", a flurry of punches knocking his opponent to the ground, and the "Star Punch", a Megaton Punch.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: Threw the chair given to him by Baz McMahon back in his face at the end of the Season 1 Finale.
- He's Back: After he recovered from his injuries.
- Retired Badass: Now a coach for EDBW.
- Finishing Move: The "Knee Press Nightmare", a Scissor Kick, and "Psycho Crusher", a spear.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Is heavily implied to have been one of the masterminds behind the GameShark incident during Season 11
- Phrase Catcher: But for him, it was Tuesday. Granted, it was also Tuesday for everyone else.
- Finishing Move: "Inverse Matrix", a suplex lift neckbreaker, and "Number Cruncher", a package piledriver.
- Greater-Scope Villain: It's heavily implied by some of the symbols shown and the epilogue plot from End Game X1 that he was one of the masterminds behind the GameShark's creation, though for what purpose we don't know.
A Saiyan from the planet Vegeta, Nappa has been involved in a lot of VGCW's storylines. He was the protagonist of Season 5 as he (with the help of Flint) collected the Dragon Balls to wish Vegeta back to life.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: As the infamous Dragon Ball Abridged version of Nappa, he's got a rather tenous grasp on sanity.
- Finishing Move: "Ghost Bomber DX", a gory bomb, a Chokeslam, and a High-Angled Scoop Slam.
- Genre Blind: This being the Dragon Ball Abridged version of Nappa, he's not that bright. His boneheadedness with the Dragon Radars kickstarted a number of villain's plots in the fifth season.
- No Indoor Voice: Is an bigger ham than he is in the Abridged series, as of Season 11 he's started speaking in all caps.
- Phrase Catcher: Take a guessVegeta: GODDAMN IT NAPPA!
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red; not with Vegeta, but with Flint who is blue. Nappa isn't afraid to do whatever he has to do to bring Vegeta Back from the Dead, and Flint has to keep a cool head for him.
- Real Men Wear Pink: With Vegeta as part of The Saiyans tag team. With "Baldman" for him on the back!
Duke Nukem made his debut in the early days of VGCW where he developed a reputation as an underdog after singlehandedly winning a 3-3 tag team match after his other two partners were eliminated. He later managed to repeat that same feat against five other wrestlers in a six-man Hell in a Cell match for a shot at the Casual Title, then held by Guile. Despite Duke's best efforts, including managing to land two Stunners, Guile successfully retained his belt. The two however would develop a mutual respect for each other after the match and went on to form the all-American tag team "Team America".
After that, Duke's career went into limbo as Team America struggled in the midst of a very competitive tag team division. Also in spite of Duke's upset victories, he went 0-6 in singles competition until 19 March 2013 when he managed to beat Geno. Entering Season 5 and needing to make statement soon to avoid being cut from the roster, Duke squared off against Solid Snake who had helped overthrow the Drac Pack in Season 4, in a cage match. Against all odds, Duke managed to beat Snake, proving that he can hang in singles competition. Duke followed this victory with securing another Casual title shot, this time against Segata Sanshiro, however despite a valiant match, Duke fell short to the champion of the Sega Saturn. Undeterred, Duke attained another shot at championship gold when Team America managed to get a shot at the Tag Team belts against perhaps the greatest tag team in VGCW history, GamecenterFU, at End Game 5. But yet again, Duke's title aspirations were dashed as Team America fell to the dominance of the Nerd and the Chief. Despite this, Duke's performances managed to solidify him as a fan favorite, and his best was yet to come...
At the debut of Season 6, Duke managed to pull off yet another of his trademark upsets against Donkey Kong. Bursting with confidence, Duke decided to directly challenge one of the most feared and dominant wrestlers in VGCW: Ganondorf. Their first match however ended with the Dark Lord squashing Duke handily, with his pride wounded Duke immediately challenged Ganon to a rematch. Ganon initially refused, instead sending someone else to wrestle Duke in his stead as an insult, and then ditching Duke during an impromptu tag team match against the Dragons. Finally, Ganon agreed to a rematch at End Game 6, on the condition that it would be an "I Quit" match, vowing to humiliate Duke once more. But when all was said and done at End Game, it was Ganon that was lying on the floor after saying "I Quit" with Duke standing over him victorious. Duke attempted to shake hands only for Ganon to attack him out of spite, at that moment Guile, who had gone missing a few weeks prior to EG 6, arrived to make the rescue...and then stunned the VGCW Universe by hitting Duke with a power bomb, ending their partnership.
Entering Season 7, Duke decided to answer Guile's claim that he had not accomplished anything in his career by entering the Beat the Clock challenge for the Elimination Chamber VGCW Championship match. Facing off against yet another seemingly unstoppable opponent in Gaben, Duke yet again lived up to his reputation as a "giant killer" hitting Gaben with two Stunners and winning the match with the fastest time, putting him as the last entrant into the Elimination Chamber and the chance to finally become champion. Unluckily for Nukem, this would not help him, as Proto Man took him out of the match before going on to win. Nukem held no ill will towards Proto Man, and even congratulated him on his victory. Nukem then focused on defeating Guile, but after Ganon got into the mix, Nukem had enough, and challenged Ganon and Guile to a Triple Threat match at End Game 7. Though Duke was the one pinned, he did not go down without a fight.
- Catch Phrase: "Bet on it."
- Determinator: Has defined his career in VGCW by this creed, from defeating three wrestlers single-handedly in a tag team match after his other two partners were eliminated to defeating Ganondorf himself in an "I Quit" match.
- Eagleland: Somewhat fitting to the character and more fitting to his tag team. Enforced by an animated GIF overlay of the American flag.
- Finishing Move: "Hail to the King", a theatrical stunner, and the "Megaton Drop", a Gutbuster.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: What does Duke do when he loses his two teammates while his opponents still have their full team? Kick ass and chew bubblegum, of course.
- Official Couple: With Cooking Mama of all people.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Is not very fond of aliens.
- Took a Level in Badass: For a long period of time, Duke was...not very good. Since the transition to 2K14, Duke has defeated the likes of Donkey Kong, Ganondorf, Gabe Newell, and Guile, becoming one of the best in the League.
- Bad Boss: Takes a lot of pleasure in using his position to bully employees, especially Red and Illidan
- Finishing Move: The "Enzuigary", an Enzuigiri, and the "Master Ball".
- Jobber: Even worse than Vegeta, actually. It took six months after his debut to finally win a singles match, and even then his opponent recovered from that and has actually done somewhat better since that match. Yet, despite having surprisingly improved in Royal Rumbles, Gary has never won another singles match since. He is now considered to be the undisputed worst wrestler after losing a VGCW vs. WWE match against, of all wrestlers, freaking Zack Ryder.
- Kick the Dog: He keeps trying to constantly screw over Illidan & Red.
- Small Name, Big Ego: In the VGCW, he likes to go on about how superior he is to other wrestlers. Heck, his first Season 6 appearance has him saying how he would have won against Ganondorf at "End Game 5" to Zangief.
- He later moved to going on about how superior Illidan is to other wrestlers...up until Illidan got tired of Gary's insulting behaviour towards him.
- Squash Match: Subverted; in his first match (with a new CAW) since his first victory, Tingle destroyed him which led to cries of jobbing again. Afterwards in a Royal Rumble, Gary eliminated seven wrestlers including Gaben which surprised everyone, before Sabin took him out. The next match was versus overwhelming favorite Gaben, in which he gave a hell of a fight against the odds, landing three finishers on Gabe; turning a squash match to an underdog miracle in the audience's eyes... Only to lose to him in the end to a Wallet Squeeze.
- Took a Level in Badass: Has become a surprisingly capable wrestler in Royal Rumbles, but that's about as far this trope goes for him. At least until...
- Gary managed to get into the Great Tournament 2 Turbo thanks to fan demand, and though he was initially hesitant to fight, he managed to take down his first opponent Waluigi with ease. People were surprised that Gary was able to take Waluigi down, but many figured it would be his only win in the tournament as his next opponent would be none other than M.Bison. Despite the odds seemingly being against him, Gary managed to score an extremely decisive win against the dictator and managed to go on to the semifinals. The guy's clearly been levelling up in his spare time.
- AND THEN he beat Bazza in order to move on to the finals! Someone check that boy for Rare Candies.
- Ladies and gentlemen, Gary Oak has beaten Duke Nukem. Gary Oak won his way into being the General Manager of the VGCW.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Whilst very unassuming, Octodad is still someone you do not want to anger as Break Man found out the hard way.
- Cthulhumanoid: What? No, he's just a regular dad. Segata manages to see through his disguise in Season 11 whilst recruiting him to stop the GameShark
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Hilariously inverted in one match where Octodad beats Ganondorf.
- Finishing Move: The "Human Stretch", an octopus stretch, and the "Normal Man's Driver", a fisherman driver.
- Funny Octopus: We're telling you he's not an octopus!
- Fun with Subtitles: Since Octodad can only communicate in blurbs, the dialogue box will explain what he is actually saying.
- Game Face: Adopts this whenever Octodad decides to seriously thrown down with someone.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Steps up to challenge a GameShark powered Break Man after the latter insulted Segata before demanding that he kneel before him.Break Man: What? You got a look on your face. Think you can stand up to a perfect machine? You're just a man! Bow before your robot overlords, human!Octodad: (Game Face on) *blurbs that Octodad is no man*
- Odd Friendship: With Segata in Season 11 as they both worked together to stop the GameShark.
- Open Secret: The Grand Finale reveals the reason nobody suspects a thing. Just about everyone already knew.
- Big Bad: Of Season 5, as revealed at "End Game 5".
- Did You Just Scam Cthulhu? / Wishplosion: Kefka kills Shenron after being given the godlike power he wished for. Vegeta points out - and promptly demonstrates - why that wasn't a good idea.
- Finishing Move: "Magitek Elbow", the Bionic Elbow, "Sister Celes", a Swinging Reverse STO with Theatrics, the "Kef-5", an F5, and the "Son of a Sandworm", a Cobra Strike.
- Near-Villain Victory: The timing and execution of Kefka's plan with the Dragon Balls was nearly perfect. Unfortunately for him, you can't exactly predict reprisals from one being whose spirit barely clings to life and another being who said spirit just revived.
- The Starscream: He had shown interest in taking over for himself when it was believed that Dracula had been taken out by Vegeta. This came to a head in the Season 4 finale "End Game 4", when he threw the six-man tag team match and abandoned the rest of the Drac Pack.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Nappa was all set to flee with the Dragon Balls and revive Vegeta, with Flint offering to be bait for the other teams. Then Kefka made his move.
Raijin, along with the rest of the Disciplinary Committee, is a bit of an oddball. They all became the show's security team around Season 6 as a result of Gabe Newell looking to find a way to keep the "Light Switcher Offer" from attacking him again. They didn't really become a major part of the show until Season 7, where they, along with P.R.A.T.S., were dealt with the task of exposing the Ring Rangers and preventing their backstage attacks. Though P.R.A.T.S. were eventually the ones to completely expose the Rangers, the Committee kept their jobs as backstage personalities until Ganondorf decided to ask for their help. He paid Raijin to go to EDBW and fight Link to obtain the Triforce of Courage. Raijin succeeded, and suddenly there was a good amount of people who wanted to see him in the ring again. Come Season 11, and Raijin made his official debut as part of the main roster in a fight against Dr. Wily that he won.
- Ascended Extra: Originally a security guard who made an appearance once in a blue moon, now a full-time wrestler.
- Finishing Move: "Ya Know It", a Broski Boot, and "Fisherman's Horizon Suplex", a fisherman's suplex.
- Promoted to Playable
- Verbal Tic: Just like in his home game, ya know?
A Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town formerly known as Ash Ketchum, he was the longest-reigning Casual Champion of the VGCW until Segata Sanshiro (who defeated Red for the belt) held the belt for longer on 16 December 2013. Red's championship streak ran for 148 days with six title defenses, five of which were consecutive, which made him the very best Casual Champion like no one ever was.* He also shares the distinction of "King of the Midcard" with Scorpion after tying in one of the longest and greatest non-Rumble matches in VGCW history. After that however, he fell into a slump, only to have the fire in his heart relit by teaming up with Ness, going on to win the Co-Op Championship, then subsequently winning a Royal Rumble to book himself a Rematch against Scorpion for the VGCW Championship, which was unsuccessful. After this, with his former friend & arch-rival Gary Oak now in charge, he found himself against ever increasing odds as a result, from having his partner fired, to being booked into a Handicap Match, to having to fight increasingly tougher opponents...until he found a new ally in Illidan Stormrage, who had also found himself oppressed by Oak since turning his back on him. Forming Shadow Ball Valley, the two defeated Gary & Senator Armstrong at End Game X1, and the pair managed to dethrone The Dragons as the new Co-Op Champions.
- Beware the Quiet Ones
- Broken Win/Loss Streak: He finally lost the Casual Championship to Segata Sanshiro on 20 July 2013 in a huge upset, which was one of many upsets that night. Had Red won against him, he would have got his eighth title match win and would have automatically received a title match for the VGCW Championship. Even worse, Red got in a significant losing streak, having lost to fellow Nintendo wrestlers Ganondorf and Donkey Kong in two important matches.
- He broke said losing streak in a well-fought match against Nappa on 15 October 2013, and has been on his way back up ever since.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Defeating Dan led to this, and following his face turn in Season 7, saved Red from being attacked by the Bullies and spoke about his respect for him. Red repaid the favour at End Game X.
- Played straight with Ness, as the pair became a tag team after End Game 7, and they even won the Co-Op Championship together! This came to an end though after Ness was re-released from VGCW, but Ness has stated that the pair still keep in touch.
- Determinator: Arguably the biggest example of one in the VGCW. One instance was in his title defense against Wario where he took five finishers from his opponent and still won the bout.
- After a brutal match with Dan Hibiki, he was confronted by the other two members of Dracula's Drac Pack (Majin Vegeta & Kefka) and Dan in a 3-on-1 Handicap In-Ring Brawl, and Red told them to bring it.
- Enemy Mine: United with Illidan Stormrage to form Shadow Ball Valley with the sole intention of getting revenge on Gary Oak and Senator Armstrong for their oppressive actions towards them over the course of the year.
- Finishing Move: The "Mew 2", a Leg Drop Bulldog, "White Out", a Curbstomp, the "Giga Impact", a standing tornado DDT, and the "Thundershock", a Double Underhook DDT.
- Heroic Mime: True to the Games, he doesn't talk, choosing to let both Illidan & his actions in-and-outside of the ring do the talking. It remains to be seen if this is out of choice or not.
- He's Back: After the Broken Win/Loss Streak, Red suffered a long series of losses only barely punctuated by the occasional solo victory against a mid-range opponent. Then Groose decided to start bullying Red. In short order he scored two decisive, punishing victories over former VGCW champions.note
- Sadly, his attempt at reclaiming the Causal Championship proved to be a subversion when he lost to Air Man.
- Since then however, he's gone on to win the Co-Op Championship with Ness, AND a Royal Rumble for a shot at the VGCW Championship, and while he didn't win, he's gone on to prove he is much stronger than he was even as Casual Champion, even defeating Bowser clean, and winning the Co-Op Championship for a second time by defeating The Dragons at Blood Money.
- It's Personal: Despite the mutual respect between him and Scorpion, Scorpion clearly struck a nerve when he brutally tore into all of Red's accomplishment in comparison to his reign as VGCW Champion. Red then proceeded to put Scorpion through the table keeping them separate.
- Invoked again with Gary; Booking him in Handicap Matches, firing Ness on Twitter, and preventing him from entering the Royal Rumble are just a few of Gary's booking decisions against him. Needless to say, Red was not happy about this, and found an ally in Illidan to get their revenge on him.
- The Cavalry: Acted as this for Dan with Mr. Satan, arriving just before Dan would fight Nightmare Gabe alone.
- The Power of Blood: It's often said by the VGCW Fanbase that Red has an affinity for blood, gaining a power-up from making his opponents bleed, or from bleeding himself.
- Took a Level in Badass: Also the biggest example in all of VGCW. Understand, Red (as Ash Ketchum) was dangerously close to losing his job in an "I Quit" match against Ness due to his poor record, and look where he is now.
- Why Won't You Die?: It took three months since he won the Casual Championship until he was finally defeated in a title match, though he never lost the belt due to losing by count out. (He was also pinned in a non-title match the following episode.)
- Worthy Opponent: Found Captain Falcon to be this; after losing two consecutive matches to the Big Blue, Red finally defeated him in a Hell in the Cell match, defending the Casuals title. They shook hands in mutual respect after a brutal match.
- Probably the biggest example in VGCW is with Scorpion. As a result of his string of defeats, he was pitted against Scorpion to determine the "King of the Midcard". The 30-minute Iron Man match was a tie, 5-5. Worthy opponents, indeed.
- Ness also proved to be this for Red during End Game 7, as Ness won after taking a ton of damage. The two formed the tag Team PK Chu due to this, and they went on to win the Co-Op Championship. This came to an end after Ness was re-released from the company after losing the titles.
- You Are Not Alone: Came to save Dan with Mr. Satan at End Game X from a probable brutal death by The Nightmare.
- Finishing Move: "Pummel", a flurry of blows to the chest, the "Aura Bolt", a Headbutt to Belly-to-Belly Throw, and...C'mon, it's Sabin. What do you think his finisher is gonna be? The "Train Suplex", a Suplex with Theatrics.
- Put on a Bus: Despite actually being liked by the VGCW fanbase, Bazza got so irritated by the chat's "Suplex Count" gimmick that he removed Sabin from the roster. The chat would spam the amount of suplexes that Sabin made during a match, and more often than not several members of the chat who don't know what a proper suplex is would count moves that are not suplexes.
- The Bus Came Back: He made his triumphant return to VGCW on 23 August 2013 as entrant #34 in the first 40-man Royal Rumble in months. That night, Sabin defeated Sagat and a surprisingly-improved Gary Oak (among other wrestlers), and almost beat Adam Jensen for a VGCW Championship title match. He then vanished for another year, only to return in the 2 September 2014 match and challenge Illidan Stormrage to a match at "End Game 8".
- Took a Level in Badass: Sabin was by no means weak during his initial run, but since his return he has won the VGCW Championship.
- Catch Phrase: "NOW IT'S REYN TIME", and everything associated with it.
- Finishing Move: "The Last Reyn", an elevated powerbomb, and "Hammer Beat", a Jackhammer.
- Affably Evil: Due to his characterization being less based on Canon Ridley and more based on the characterization given to him by SlowBeef, he counts as this.
- Finishing Move: "Phazon Claw", A Mandible Claw and "Morph Ball", a Small Package Driver.
- Joisey: He speaks with a very thick Jersey Accent.
The hardest working man in VGCW, Scorpion became known as "King of the Midcard" for always putting on great matches, but never winning a title in his career. His "King of the Midcard" Iron Man match with Red became legendary, and is one of the classics.
However, at "End Game 7", Scorpion finally reached the mountaintop by defeating Proto Man for the VGCW Championship, with the crowd rejoicing.
- The Ace: He holds both the longest consecutive title reign as VGCW Champion and holds a record twelve title defenses. Safe to say neither of those records will be broken any time soon.
- Determinator: All joking aside, Scorpion is insanely tough.
- Down to the Last Play: Scorpion has the definitive examples of this trope out of anyone on the roster. At End Game 5, he was down 5-4 in an Iron Man match against Red, only to nail the Hell Kick and get the tying pin on the Pokemon master with two seconds left on the clock. And on 6-17-14, his first title defense against Dracula, he managed to get two pins in the last thirty seconds to grab a tie and hold onto his championship.
- Finishing Move: A Spear, and the "GET OVER HERE!", a short-arm lariat.
- How Much More Can He Take?: Scorpion is pretty much the king of this trope, especially after taking the VGCW Championship off of Proto Man at End Game 7. He was battered, bloodied and bruised for 30 minutes against Dracula in an Inferno Iron Man match, yet managed to hang on for a tie and thus retained his belt. Then, Sonic cashed in Money in the Bank... and Scorpion STILL won.
- The Challenge Tower PPV on April 28th, 2015 was Gary Oak's most overt instance of trying to wrench the belt out of Scorpion's grasp. By using Senzu Beans to heal Scorpion up after each fight in order to promote fairness and not cheapen the efforts of those booked to fight after the first opponent, the Tower itself had Scorpion fight against a quartet of opponents in succession - Dante, Barret Wallace, Solid Snake and Gary Oak himself - with the title on the line every time. While two of the fighters (Dante and Snake) came close to putting Scorpion away, the champion managed to face down all who came before him, bumping himself up to a total of twelve title defences. Until, that is, Nappa showed up to cash in the Money In The Bank contract. With no Senzu Beans left, Scorpion's weakened state - while still enough to make Nappa work for his desire - wasn't enough to stop the bald Saiyan taking the prize and rounding off the show.
- Worthy Opponent: To a lot of wrestlers he faces, but none more so than Red, after they fought to determine who was the "King of the Midcard". The 30-minute Iron Man match was a tie, 5-5. Worthy opponents, indeed.
"There's not a person that exists that I fear. But my upcoming championship match against Red is the most I've feared for my title."
- Scorpion made it very clear that he does indeed see Red this way during a promo that he cut during the 13 January 2015 broadcast. And, as of yet, Red is the only opponent against whom Scorpion has deemed it necessary to unmask, showing his undead skull face seen in his fire-breathing Fatality from Mortal Kombat.
The longest-reigning man to ever be Casual Champion, being the man who defeated Red for the belt.
- Finishing Move: "Streets of Rage Cutter", an Inverted Suplex Cutter, and the "Rings of Saturn", a Scissored Armbar.
- Determinator: At Endgame 11, he was up against an opponent who possessed the dreaded Glitch Bomb. Multiple test matches done before the event had Segata lose, as expected. Come the actual event... he powered through it.
- The Promise: Before locking the GameShark in an eternal battle to prevent it from affecting the VGCW, he swore he'd stop it for good. Turns out those were some pretty Exact Words because on 12/20/16 he returned, beaten and bruised with the implication that he either permanently incapacitated or killed the GameShark!
- Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of Season 11, he decided to be the one to stand up to the GameShark, even if it meant he would give up his life doing so, which led to...
- As of the 12/20/16 episode, He's Back!
- Sealed Evil in a Duel: Currently in one to prevent the GameShark from ever threatening VGCW ever again. Though he eventually managed to actually kill it after clashing with it for a year and some change.
- Finishing Move: "CQC", a Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs, the "Stealth Ryder", a Jumping leg lariat adopted from Gray Fox, and the Codecbreaker", Chris Jericho's Codebreaker.
- Red Herring: He was "The Caller", only intervening at times to make sure that a Temporal Paradox never happens.
- Finishing Move: "Three Chili Dogs / Sonic Heroes", a Rolling Non-Release Suplex and the "Chaos Emerald Fusion", an Emerald Flowsion.
- Put on a Bus: The character's original So Bad, It's Horrible CAW model was the main reason why Bazza took Sonic off the roster.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Since End Game 7, he really began to show shades of this. From trying to cash in Money in the Bank as soon as Scorpion pinned Proto Man (only to eat a Blues Driver for his trouble), to dismissively brushing off Proto Man's frustrations about being attacked by a roboticized Knuckles by claiming that "[he's] got a bunch of robot copies running around," it seems the power of holding the briefcase has made the Fastest Thing Alive the Snarkiest Thing Alive too. Pity it wasn't good enough for him to topple Scorpion, though.
He is the champion of the first-ever Star Road tournament. After his formal debut, where he squashed Little Mac, Illidan then started attacking people backstage. It was revealed that Gary Oak had made Illidan his "cilent."
- Always Someone Better: Senator Armstrong was this for some time. Illidan finally got one over him though at End Game X1, pinning him in a Tag Team Match
- Boss Subtitles: "<The Betrayer>"
- Catch Phrase: "You are NOT Prepared!"
- Enemy Mine: Realising that he could not defeat Gary & Armstrong on his own, he aligned himself with Red to form Shadow Ball Valley and get revenge on both of them for their transactions against them over the course of 2015.
- Finishing Move: "Ready Check", a Chokeslam, and the "Shadowmoon Valley Driver", a Texas Piledriver.
- HeelFace Turn: Turned his back on Gary by delivering a Ready Check to his former manager.
- Phrase Catcher: Variations of his boss subtitle as well as "Boo this (Illi)Dan!" during his heel run
- The Dog Bites Back: He could only take so much from Gary, and eventually turned on him.
- The Quiet One: Up until End Game 9, you could count the number of times he'd spoken on one hand, if that. After he turned on Gary however, he was a lot more vocal, even being the mouthpiece for his team, Shadow Ball Valley.
- Wrestling Monster: How he's booked in this show. He was a monster heel before he finally lived up to his moniker and chokeslammed Gary.
A member of the Investigation Team and an integral part in solving the 2011 Inaba murder case, Kanji first debuted as part of Extreme Dudebro Wrestling before appearing as part of VGCW's Star Road 2 tournament. Kanji was able to make it to the semi-finals before losing to Asura, but hope was not lost for the delinquent as he made a surprise VGCW debut two months later in a winning effort against Johnny Cage. Kanji quickly had a meteoric rise to the top, defeating some of VGCW's biggest mainstays and earning a VGCW Championship opportunity in just four months. While he was unable to beat Sabin for the title, Kanji's rise has firmly cemented him as a force to be reckoned with on the VGCW roster.
- Chairman of the Brawl: The Season 11 intro shows Kanji with his famous chair, but due to the limited AI of 2K14 he's yet to actually use it in a match.
- The Coats Are Off: Wears his school jacket for his entrance, but removes it for fights, unlike in his own games. Presumably this is to avoid drawing attention to 2K14's character creator making it impossible to replicate Kanji's famous Coat Cape from his original games.
- Finishing Move: "GET BENT", a fireman's carry backbreaker, and "Tatsumi Clash", a Styles Clash.
- Odd Friendship: With ToeJam & Earl.
- Phrase Catcher: Kanji causes the chat to interrupt into cries of "YOU SAYIN' I LIKE X", one of Kanji's more notable lines from the famous Hiimdaisy Persona 4 parody comic, "GET BENT", a line he said a few times in the original game but especially popularized by the aforementioned comic, and "RISE UP", the first lines of his theme song. The Tatsumi Clash causes cries of "THE GAY COMMUNITY!?" a meme associated with AJ Stylesnote .
- Shock and Awe: Much like in his original game. He summons lightning to strike during his entrance and his commentary name is "Thunder", though in the interest of keeping the competition fair he never summons his Persona, Take-Mikazuchi, in matches.
- Something Something Leonard Bernstein: Kanji's theme, "Time for True Revelation", has pretty fast rapping over loud guitars, making its actual lyrics nearly incomprehensible. The song will cause the chat to cry out variations of "[RAPPING INTENSIFIES]", "[LYRICS???]" and "[ENGLISH I SWEAR]"... until it reaches the easily-understood chorus of "RISE UP".
- Took a Level in Badass: During his time in EDBW, Kanji was a middling mid-carder. Upon his promotion to the main roster however, he's become a main eventer, defeating the likes of Johnny Cage, Solid Snake, and Donkey Kong in just over four months.
- Catch Phrase: "I'M THE BEST!"
- Finishing Move: "Turnip Toss", an alley-oop facebuster, "Tryhard Press", a gorilla press, and "Goomba Stomp", a diving double foot stomp.
- Finishing Move: A Thunder Fire Powerbomb, the Regal Plex, and a Leaping Tombstone Piledriver.
- Nominal Hero: Due to the heat Illidan got in Star Road, he became the de facto face of the match, despite the heat he got for eliminating huge fan favorite King of All Cosmos. Rather fitting, considering.
- Shameful Strip: He did one to Table-san in his VGCW debut match, right after activating his comeback and right before pinning Proto Man. Amusingly in-character.
- Adaptational Heroism: Ever since he's been wished back to life by the Dragon Balls, he's floated into this category. At worst, he's a bit snarky towards Nappa (but this is Nappa we're talking about here). But he's also more than chummy with Nappa during matches, going so far as to shake his hand and give the man his deserving praise from the crowd after victories.
- Ax-Crazy: When he was Majin Vegeta.
- Big Damn Heroes: Right as Kefka is on the verge of destroying the world, Nappa wishes Vegeta back to life in order to delay Kefka long enough for the other wrestlers to break though Kefka's barrier.
- Catch Phrase: GODDAMN IT NAPPA!
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments, much like he does in the original show.
- Finishing Move: "Oozaru Press", a gorilla press, the "Dragon Rush", a series of Body Punches into an Uppercut, and the "Final Job".
- Heroic Sacrifice/Redemption Equals Death: Majin Vegeta draws the line at being Dracula's servant upon being ordered to kill Nappa in the ring and readily turns on him, but is ultimately unable to defeat him and instead self-destructs to try and bring down Dracula with him.
- Senseless Sacrifice: It didn't work; Dracula was "alive" and well at the beginning of the following episode.
- He's Back: Gets wished back to life by Nappa at the conclusion of Season 5 to help defeat Kefka. Vegeta got the honors to deliver the final blow.
- Jobber: Was the biggest jobber until he became the "Badman" and later on, Majin Vegeta. Even then his success was still mixed, but it was when '14 came around that he fully shed the title, and is now officially a serious competitor.
- The Load: Was this to The Saiyans until he became the "Badman".
- Real Men Wear Pink: When he's the "Badman". Yes, the infamous quote, "Haven't you ever seen a pink shirt before?", plays before "Bad Bad Man".
- Ricky Morton: In the '13 Era, Vegeta often filled this role, especially at the beginning, where the Saiyans rarely won simply because he was on the team. Not so much the case recently, where they're a good enough team as a whole to win the Co-Op Belts.
- Taking You with Me: The attack that Vegeta unleashed on Dracula after being beaten by him.
- Took a Level in Badass: He took levels in badass on varying levels throughout his career, but especially so when the show changed games. At one point he even managed to pin both Scorpion and Phoenix Wright on the same show.
- Finishing Move: "Catastrophe", a Headbutt to Belly-to-Belly Throw, "Punch Punch Shove", Two Punches and a Shove, "Hammerblow", a High Impact Uppercut, and the "Big Shot Ending", the Big Ending.
- Took a Level in Badass: It took him a while to start winning matches and become a credible threat, but when he wins, he wins big. Examples include completely dominating a Fatal Four Way match, pinning all three of his opponents, and later outright squashing three-time VGCW Champion Charles Barkley. He even beat Illidan Stormrage during the 20 May 2014 show, and followed it a while later up by beating Gary after he'd improved, ending the streak he had been building up decisively.
- Crack Pairing: Waluigi and...Table-san?!
- Finishing Move: WAH Slam / WAHstland, a Forward Fireman's Carry Slam, and "The Lousy Elbow", a falling back elbow.
- Gonk: It's part of his charm, actually.
- Jobber: We're not gonna lie; despite his popularity and championship wins, he has lost more matches than he won them. He was even the Jobber of the Great Tournament in Season 3 AND Season 9!
- Lethal Joke Character: Would you believe Waluigi is one VGCW Championship win away from being the first Triple Crown Champion in VGCW history?
- Lovable Sex Maniac: If VGCW At Home is any indication, Waluigi will woohoo with Anything That Moves.
- Phrase Catcher: "WAAAAAAAAAAH!"
- The Alcoholic: According to one podcast, Waluigi is apparently an raging alcoholic. It´s up for interpretation if he is an jobber because he drinks or if he drinks because he is a jobber.
- Took a Level in Badass: After WarioWare Inc.'s victory against Gerudo Skies, Waluigi started to accumulate more and more impressive victories. He was also the first 2-time Casual Champion.
- Cool Old Guy: He may be an old man, but he sure can fight. Not to mention, he's got tons of swag.
- Evil Genius: As fitting.
- Finishing Move: "Stroke of Genius", a Spinning Fisherman Suplex.
- Running Gag: In his Alberto Del Rio-styled intro, the car Wily pulls up in gets drenched in sparks when he's walked about midway down the ramp, causing members of the chat to mention that he's destroying yet another car.
- Take Over the World: He and his partner Dr. Robotnik wanted to do this with the Dragon Balls in Season 5. They tried again in Season 8, but failed yet again.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: The Practice tends to argue a lot, but they are still an effective tag team.
- Badass Normal: During his 9-match winning streak, he stood toe-to-toe (and won) against The Pyro, Gray Fox, Bowser, and Brock Lesnar!
- Did You Just Pin Brock Lesnar?: Two days after Lesnar conquered The Undertaker's undefeated streak at Wrestlemania, Brock attempted to end Phoenix's 8-match winning streak in a VGCW vs WWE match. Phoenix was actually able to extend his winning streak further and at the same time, avenge The Undertaker's loss at Wrestlemania.
- FaceHeel Turn: After accidentally getting stranded in the past. Thankfully seeing just what his alternate self had planned was enough to make him realize the error of his ways, and he returned to assist Snake and Gray Fox against him and the other two Phoenixes.
- Finishing Move: "The Verdict", a thrust spinebuster, and "Magatama", a corkscrew flying forearm. More recently, Phoenix has used the "OBJECTION!" (Hulk Hogan comeback) as a way to put matches away.
- Me's a Crowd: It's revealed in Season 6 that The Voice - when Phoenix uses Chaos Control to bring them into his world - is three other Alternate Universe Phoenix Wrights.
- New Job as the Plot Demands: He was at various times a wrestler, a investigator, a ringside interviewer, and a intermediary between the higher-ups and the talent... sometimes during one single show.
- Took a Level in Badass: Post heel turn, he went on an 8 match winning streak. Not just singles matches(though 7 of those were singles), but 8 matches, period. He then surpassed Donkey Kong's singles undefeated streak, with 9 wins before Dracula finally beat him. He even took down Brock Lesnar during a VGCW VS WWE match two days after Lesnar broke the Undertaker's Wrestlemania Streak.
A Russian wrestler whose incredibly quick win in a Money in the Bank ladder match, and subsequent loss of the MitB briefcase in a rematch the same night, caused the VGCW to have an actual plot. Also, he and his former partner Ganondorf have been the longest reigning Co-Op Champions in the league, having held the Co-Op Champions belt for 104 days as Gerudo Skies.
- Creator's Pet: Baz McMahon's favourite Wrestler, which is ironic considering he screwed him over back in Season 1.
- Finishing Move: "Banishing Flat", a Spinning Backfist from his home series, "GiefBomb", a Powerbomb, and the "Final Atomic Buster", a Double Back Suplex into a German Suplex.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: With his self-push came a larger ego.
A mysterious wrestler who wanders the land searching for work. As fighting is the only thing he's good at, he enters tournaments and leagues in hopes of being accepted, but often gets rejected for being too incompetent or just ridiculous looking. Notable for being a rejected Street Fighter II concept character that the Super Best Friends Zaibatsu took and revived into various Kickstarter games such as Divekick and Shovel Knight.
He won the Star Road 2 tournament by beating Asura. Fittingly enough, the Zaibatsu themselves dislike Asura's Wrath.
- Butt-Monkey: No one ever seems to recognize or respect Zubaz. He just wanted to find a place to call home and thought he'd find it in VGCW, but Kefka thought he was a hobo from the street and had him ejected by security. The Zaibatsu wholeheartedly approved of this characterization on their podcast.
- Finishing Move: The Shocker, a Blue Thunder Bomb; and Divekick, a spinning wheel kick.
- Jobber: Has lost his first 5 matches in a row.
- No Respect Guy: Poor Zubaz. No one ever seems to know who he is.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Finally scored a victory on the May 19th showing. Against Zangief no less.
A foul-mouthed, easily-irate reviewer with a knack for sprawling, colorfully expletive-filled analogies and the power (glove) to back it up, the Nerd has been a consistent powerhouse in the VGCW since its early days. Following a grueling battle with fellow games reviewer Arino, the two formed an alliance that persists to this day and has won them two Co-Op Championships. Though he hasn't had much bearing on the various plots of the show, his consistently remarkable performances put him among the best of what the league has to offer.
- Atomic F-Bomb: To the point where one of his finishers uses a double finger salute and muted expletive to stun the opponent before clocking them.
- Finishing Move: "F-Bomb Stunner", a theatrical stunner, and the "Power Glove Punch", a Megaton Punch.
- Grandfather Clause: Had this under the current "no Real Life people allowed" rule until his retirement. (Although he did star in his own video game.)
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his crude language, the Nerd has consistently shown to be encouraging towards Arino whenever the latter shows doubt or nervousness.
- Megaton Punch: The signature Power Glove Punch.
- Phrase Catcher: "ASSSSSSSSSSSSS" and mentions of Channel 3.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly to Arino's sensitivity.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: As fitting enough.
- Unstoppable Rage: His "hot tag" with Arino, which usually follows a consistent pattern: Arino gets beat down, Arino tags the Nerd in, the Nerd Power Glove Punches both of the opposing team members and begins cleaning house.
- Worthy Opponent: Found Arino to be this, who the Nerd fought and won against in an hard-fought Iron Man match that ended with them gaining respect for one another and forming the relatively successful tag team, GameCenter FU.
A legendary F-Zero racer with hidden power beneath his masked exterior, Captain Falcon's somewhat unremarkable showings in his early career eventually led to a feud with Proto Man after the hero of man found himself Falcon Kicked off of an enormous steel cage. Being a robot, the fall had no adverse effect on Proto's ability to win, and despite continuing the rivalry both during and after his opponent wielded the Glitch Bomb, Falcon never ended up scoring a victory in their battles, and eventually decided to go for the Casual Championship. This, of course, led to a battle with the nigh-unstoppable Red, in which Falcon completely and utterly destroyed him. However, as the bout ended in a countout, the belt stayed in the young Pokémon Trainer's hands.
Then-General Manager Dracula granted Falcon his wish for a #1 Contender's Rematch against Red, this time with no countouts, no weapons, and on Final Destination, and after another hard-earned victory gained another title shot and became one of the very few men to pin Red at the height of his win streak. However, in the third and final battle between the two, a brutal Hell in a Cell battle at End Game 4, Red finally managed to overcome Falcon and decisively retain his title. Captain Falcon's second feud may ended in a loss, but the two found mutual respect in one another, and the good captain returned to his singles career with a renewed vigor.
Nearly a year later, Captain Falcon again fought on the Casual Championship, this time against Gray Fox. In an epic clash, Falcon defeated Gray Fox, winning the title, and during Scorpion's run as VGCW Champion, took Scorpion's place as King of the Midcard.
It wouldn't stay good for the Captain however, as he gained less prominence in the TOH era, despite an impressive CAW upgrade. Eventually he'd be eclipsed in popularity by Ezio and would go on "Sabbatical" until the end of season 12 reavealed it was something far more sinister.
- Finishing Move: The "Falcon Kick", a Superkick, and the "Falcon Punch".
- Took a Level in Badass: He defeated Red, twice.
- Worthy Opponent: Became this to Red after defeating him in two consecutive matches. However, he could not take the Casuals belt from him,note as Red finally defeated him in a Hell in the Cell match, defending his Casuals title. They shook hands in mutual respect after a brutal match.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Killed M. Bison with a Falcon Punch that annihilated them both, while Bison was jacked up on Psycho Power.
A three-time champion and one of the most controversial characters in the league, Barkley's career can best be described as a roller coaster, meteoric rises to power and abyssal plummets from glory. His first notable achievement was notable in all the wrong ways, as the first man to ever lose a straight match to Vegeta, and the feud between the two ended in the Saiyan's victory. Some time later, after an absence, he suddenly returned to the ring, slamming and jamming his way through a Royal Rumble and dethroning Ganondorf for his first title win, though it was later lost to Donkey Kong, perhaps in part to the ape's Glitch Bomb. He later competed in the Great Tournament, but lost to eventual winner Gabe Newell, and went through a short but violent spat with Nappa.
Donkey Kong, found guilty of Glitch Bomb abuse, had the title stripped from him, and Barkley managed to reclaim the belt in a four-way match against other glitch victims, but his second championship would be lost to none other than a Dracula-empowered Majin Vegeta following the vampire's hostile takeover of VGCW. However, luck would give the basketball star a third chance in the form of a Money in the Bank match, and he managed to secure the redeemable title shot for a chance to re-challenge Vegeta, only for the Saiyan to be killed trying to stop his dark master. With the belt vacant, Charles ended up in a tournament to determine a new champion, and against all odds pulled out a victory, giving him his third title reign as well as status as the first man to hold both a belt and a briefcase at once.
Unfortunately, his constant successful chances at glory and record-breaking amounts of titles led to Barkley to suffer an enormous backlash from the crowd, who perceived him as horrendously overexposed. While a fourth-wall-shattering promo and verbal lashing of his detractors surprisingly redeemed him in the eyes of many, the newly-nicknamed CM Dunk would lose his third belt to Groose, who would in turn later pass it to Little Mac. His loss to the Groosinator would be the catalyst for his fall from grace, and his entire career tumbled down, losing to Barret, Kefka and the Pyro. His claim to relevancy, the Money in the Bank contract, would continually be flaunted by the superstar, but by the time he finally cashed in, after an entire season of empty threats, he was unceremoniously smashed by the just-crowned Mike Haggar, fresh from a win against Mac. Whether or not he can once again turn his luck around is a mystery.
He was released on April 15, 2014, after a farewell match against Luigi.
- Finishing Move: "Chaos Dunk", an omega driver.
- Grandfather Clause: Had this under the current "no Real Life people allowed" rule until he was fired, though in some regard he also averts this because Wrestler!Barkley is more based off of his fictional counterpart in Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden.
- Take That, Audience!: After the massive fan backlash over his latest title win, Barkley proceeds to call out the crowd on this, arguing that he has earned every single one of his title shots like everyone else on the roster, as well as pointing out how often the crowd tends to turn against wrestlers just because of their success or exposure, and that he won't be bullied into the midcard because of it. Barkley even quotes CM Punk's famous Pipe Bomb promo by saying "Oops, I'm breaking the fourth wall."
- Troll: During Season 5, he has been making a habit of reminding the then-VGCW Champion, Little Mac, that he holds the Money in the Bank briefcase with which he can challenge Mac for the title whenever the hell he wants, even right after a match Mac finished already. Barkley had even gone so far as to flash him the briefcase and ask if Mac is ready for him, then just say "Nah." and leave.
- Jobber: His only win was in a Six-Man Tag Team Elimination Match, in which he fought alongside Donkey Kong and Duke Nukem. Of course, it's the match in which Duke cleaned house after losing the rest of his team, so Simon didn't even eliminate anyone in that match.
- Put on a Bus: Bazza used his loss to Dracula to take him out of the roster. It has not been confirmed in-universe whether or not Simon had died.
- Shoo Out the New Guy: His debut night was his only night in the VGCW. He entered in at #39 in both Royal Rumbles that night, but failed to win either of them.
- Grandfather Clause: Had this under the current "no Real Life people allowed" rule until his retirement.
- The Load: Wasn't just this for the Game Grumps — he's also the weakest character statistically among the entire roster.
- Jobber: His only wins were in Tag Team matches as part of the Game Grumps. He would finally get a singles win... in his last match, which was against his former partner.
- Put on a Bus: Though it took quite a long while for both Game Grumps to be retired from the roster (especially since they were filler characters), which was rather surprising considering how the chat did not like them.
AKA: Frank Jaeger, the only member of the elite Foxhound unit to attain the codename "Fox", as well as Snake's rival, Gray Fox made his debut in Season 6 against Phoenix Wright in an Extreme Rules match. The soldier put on an impressive first match despite ultimately losing to the lawyer in the end. However, the week after, Fox is ambushed by Phoenix who puts his head through a car window. Proto Man took him from the hospital, and had Gray Fox made into a cyborg to save his life. Fox returned at End Game 6 to help stop the 3 alternate Phoenix Wrights, he was later killed by Nightmare Gabe in Season 9 during a failed attempt to stop the demon. He was the first VGCW wrestler to have debuted in WWE 2K14.
- Killed Off for Real: Died in an attempt to stop Nightmare Gabe.
- Sacrificial Lion: His death showed that Nightmare Gabe was not afraid to kill anyone who opposed him.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Wore a pink gorilla suit in his intro.
- Jobber: His last match, which was against Barack Obama, was his only win.
- Put on a Bus
The former General Manager of the VGCW and former two-time VGCW Champion. Gabe Newell had one of the longest, most distinguished career's in the company roster, known for his infamous "Wallet Squeeze" finisher that was seen as the Kiss of Death by many fans, as well as for his odd and at times silly but nevertheless kind and friendly personality. However, throughout this Gabe harbored a deep pathological fear over losing his free will that threatened to manifest into a monstrous force. In Season 8, Gabe became a target of the Practice, who were building an army of Robot Masters out of VGCW wrestlers and attempted to roboticize him as the final part of their master plan. In the ensuing event, Gabe lost his mind and Nightmare Gabe was born. He then issued an ultimatum to the VGCW Universe: Either a challenger steps forth to defeat him, or he would destroy the world. To make good on his threat, Nightmare Gabe murdered Gray Fox in the middle of the ring. After a failed attempt by a Triforce-powered Ganon to stop the Nightmare, N. Gabe gave VGCW one more chance to stop him at End Game X. All the while, Gabe's good half continued to resist the Nightmare and tried desperately to clue everyone on the Nightmare's weakness.
On June 9, 2015 at End Game X, as his one-time friend Adam Jensen stepped forth to challenge him, Edgeworth realized through the Nightmare's previous statements that he was vulnerable to of all things, prayer. Through the combined efforts of the VGCW, EDBW and WVGCW locker rooms, plus the fans themselves, the Nightmare was finally vanquished, but in the process, Gabe as well
- Acrofatic: He even leaps over the top rope and somersaults into the ring in his WWE '13 intro. That intro was removed in WWE 2K14, but he now flips off the ropes when he enters the ring.
- Bigger Bad: As Nightmare Gabe, the threat he posed to VGCW continued to linger throughout Season 9-10 whilst other story arcs played out
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Has a questionable view of reality.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Well, from his perspective at least. In reality it's more like Defeat Equals Unwanted Employment.
- Adam Jensen has been at Gabe's throat ever since the GM Tournament got interrupted. After Gabe beat him for the GM position, he made Jensen his assistant and the interviewer for the other wrestlers (since Phoenix went Heel and refuses to do the interviews anymore).
- Despite Kefka being the Big Bad of Season 5, after his plans fell through, Gabe made him take over Jensen's spot as the interviewer. Unsurprisingly, most of the interviews consist of the Monster Clown slandering the interviewee.
- Fighting from the Inside: It's implied that his failed attempt to kill Jensen at the conclusion of Season 9 was Gabe's good side trying to hold the Nightmare back. Sure enough, this is confirmed when Edgeworth realizes that he was trying to reveal the Nigthmare's true weakness.
- Finishing Move: The "Wallet Squeeze", a bearhug submission hold, and the "Steam Press", a running splash.
- Grandfather Clause: Under the current "no Real Life people allowed" rule.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gabe's good half kept trying to clue the roster that the Nightmare was vulnerable to prayer in order for the entire VGCW roster to come together and destroy him, despite knowing that he would also be killed in the process
- Humanoid Abomination: Nightmare Gabe is essentially Gabe but with white hair, and Prophet Eyes. Yet his power and presence is truly demonic.
- Killed Off for Real: Both Gabe and the Nightmare are destroyed at the conclusion of End Game X
- Knight of Cerebus: As Nightmare Gabe, whilst other villains throughout the show like Dracula, Kefka and the Practive have have their moments of humor, N. Gabe has none, and the tone darkens considerably whenever he shows up. He's also the only wrestler other than Air Man and Protoman to kill a wrestler (Gray Fox) on-screen, and unlike Protoman, Fox's death is permanent.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Leaped right on top of Donkey Kong from the rafters in an attempt to take his Dragon Ball. Forgot to grab it, though...
- Manchild: Particularly where Adam Jensen and his tag team are concerned.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Nightmare Gabe states that unless he is defeated, he would exterminate all life on Earth.
- Orcus on His Throne: Nightmare Gabe first appeared at the conclusion of "End Game 8", easily defeated Super Metal Arino, and then promptly disappeared for several weeks, with barely any other wrestlers mentioning him at all, to the point that for a while it almost seemed like everyone had forgotten about him. That said, when Nightmare Gabe finally did make an appearance, he made one hell of an impact...
- Running Gag: The infamous face overlay◊ that shows up when his theme plays (namely at the first two "Who's watching?" lines of the song) or when he does the Wallet Squeeze.
- "I'm the best GM ever."
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Nightmare Gabe, as revealed at the conclusion of "End Game 8".
- Together in Death: He reunites with an uncyberized Gray Fox in the afterlife.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Jensen, though the vitriol is mostly from the latter.
- Put on a Bus: Despite having been a major character in the plot for Season 4, Geno didn't stay in VGCW for long. After losing to Knuckles in a Season 5 Last Man Standing match, Geno was quietly removed from the roster. Part of the reason why was he removed may have been that his CAW didn't look too great, making him look like a nude man without genitals instead of a living puppet.
- Put on a Bus: His only real success was as Segata Sanshiro's partner. Once Sanshiro went on to greater fame as the Casual Champion, that was pretty much it for Ryo.
- Put on a Bus: The first former VGCW Champion to be removed from the roster.
- Grandfather Clause: Had this under the current "no Real Life people allowed" rule until his retirement.
- Put on a Bus: Though it took quite a long while for both Game Grumps to be retired from the roster (especially since they were filler characters), which was rather surprising considering how the chat did not like them.
- Shoo Out the New Guy: Only appeared in four Royal Rumbles from 19 to 21 November 2012 before his removal.
Ash was the previous form of Red in the earlier days of VGCW.
- Put on a Bus: He was unceremoniously released from the roster on Twitter.
- Put on a Bus: According to his wiki article, he actually wasn't well-liked by the chat and his VGCW Championship loss to Little Mac that night probably gave Bazza a reason to remove him for the roster.
- The Alcoholic: He didn't take his firing from VGCW well, having drunk himself to the point where he barely even resembles himself anymore. He also occasionally stumbles his way into the EDBW ring despite not working there.
- The Chew Toy: Best summed up by This old EDBW loading screen.When attempting to wrestle completely wasted, there are two paths you can follow. As Demoman, put on five-star classics to earn the adoration of the EDBW Universe. As Link, find new alleys to sleep in to avoid being brought back to rehab.
- Fan Nickname: "The Hero of Wine" and "Lunk" in his EDBW appearances.
- Jobber: Second only to Vegeta during his run.
- However, it should be pointed out that much of this was a case of Never Live It Down, as he got this title after losing his debut match to Waluigi (a lesser wrestler that he was expected to crush). He actually has a 50% win rate in singles matches (granted two were against Waluigi and one was against Vegeta), and he came dangerously close to winning the VGCW title in a triple threat match with Bowser and Adam Jensen (Jensen won after Link hit Bowser with his finisher and made the pin before Link did).
- Finishing Move: The "L-Lock", a sharpshooter, the "Green Driver", a piledriver, and the "Green Missile", a running headbutt.
- Jobber: Although he had won matches before as Mr. L and under his former tag team, Luigi never won a match as his own true self until he finally wins his first match against the Pyro on 26 July 2013, and then against Dr. Wily on 8 October 2013.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he became Mr. L. Unfortunately however, he also became...
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Especially after Bazza's arrest. (He's cured of that now, though.)
- Put on a Bus: Has not been part of VGCW since 20 November 2012 as he was removed from the roster due to his generic appearance.
- Put on a Bus: Twice.
- Put on a Bus: Part of the reason for Mega Man's removal was probably that his CAW didn't look too great, especially around the face.
- Put on a Bus: Was only used in the earliest Royal Rumbles to fill spots.
- Came Back Strong: In Season 7, putting an absolutely brutal showing against Mr. Satan. At End Game 7, he took a MASSIVE beating to defeat Red.
- Loser Leaves Town: Lost to Ash Ketchum in an "I Quit" Match.
- Put on a Bus: Twice.
- The Bus Came Back: Ness made a shocking return in Season 7, going on to beat Red at End Game 7.
- Worthy Opponent: Saw Red as this. Their epic fight at End Game 7 soldified this, and they became a tag team.
- Jobber: Lost all three matches he's ever been in.
- Put on a Bus: The main reason for his removal from the roster was that his CAW model (based on his model from the original Max Payne) was so hard to recognize that he was often mistaken for Frank West.
- Put on a Bus: He was removed because Bazza didn't like the overall look of his CAW model and there were already three other Dragon Ball characters on the roster.
- Disney Owns This Trope: His current theme (which is a Shout-Out to the "Meet the Pyro" video) is currently censored in Zylch 3's recent YouTube archives. A certain VGCW fan commentary group on YouTube also purposefully sang over the song whenever it came up to prevent their videos from being taken down.
- Finishing Move: "Worm+M1", Scotty 2 Hotty's The Worm, and the "Homewrecker", a testicular claw.
- Out of the Inferno: His entrance is as much as this as possible.
- Cowardly Lion: True to form, he initially backs out of joining Snake and Geno's alliance against Dracula due to a "stomach virus". He later changes his mind after they were ambushed by Vegeta and Dan, giving the pair a swift punch to the face.
- Finishing Move: "Satan Miracle Ultra Special Ultra Super Megaton Punch", a theatrical wind-up Megaton Punch.
- Loser Leaves Town: Lost an "I Quit" Match to Wreck-It Ralph (who would lose another "I Quit" Match the following month).
- Finishing Move: "Kooloo-Limpah", a reverse powerbomb.
- Put on a Bus
- Sore Loser: He may have been this considering that for two times when he's been the second person eliminated in a Casual #1 Contender Fatal Four-Way match, the PlayStation 3 immediately crashes. Thankfully, both times Bazza restarted the match with the last two competitors remaining fighting at half-health, so Tingle has not been able to reenter either match.
- Ass Kicks You: Of course, he has moves befitting to this.
- Finishing Move: "Money Shot", an Elevated Cradle Neckbreaker, and the "Wario Blast", a Banzai Drop.
- Loser Leaves Town: Averted in his "I Quit" Match against Wreck-It Ralph, but after that match he only appeared in one more Royal Rumble the following month before Bazza later took him off the roster. This makes Wesker the first wrestler to leave the VGCW despite not having lost his "I Quit" Match.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: After he met Dracula.
- Creepy Doll: Due to his rather unsettling CAW and his constant need to remind people to play with their toys. Taken Up to Eleven after Dracula finished with him.
- Expy: Received two after his death; Geno for the toy side, who actually fought and had to kill Woody, and Flint for the cowboy side.
- Killed Off for Real
- Disney Owns This Trope: The use of his theme song led to copyright issues, which ultimately led to his downfall within the VGCW as he was booked increasingly less and entered the ring in silence ever since.
- The Bus Came Back: Though only in a bit of plot involving Time Travel.
- Loser Leaves Town: Thanks to the copyright issues mentioned above and having lost touch with the fans, Ralph was put in two "I Quit" Matches. The first match he beat Sephiroth and avoided being fired, but unfortunately he did not win the fans back over. He then lost his second "I Quit" Match the following month to Albert Wesker.
- Joke Character: Seriously, the fans really did vote him in.
- Product Placement: He's the Japanese mascot for what else?