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Lists the various wrestlers active during the Bischoff Era, from 1993 through 1996. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WCW.
Avalanche/The Shark/John Tenta (John Tenta) 1994-1997
Chris Benoit (Christopher Michael "Chris" Benoit) 1995-2000
Booker T Booker Tio Huffman, Jr.) 1993-2001
The Boss/The Guardian Angel/Big Bubba Rogers/Ray Traylor (Raymond Walter "Ray" Traylor, Jr.) 1985-1987, 1993-1998
Brother Bruti/The Butcher/The Zodiac/The Booty Man/The Disciple/etc. (Ed Harrison Leslie) 1994-1999
Bunkhouse Buck (James Golden), 1994-1997
- Ain't No Rule: His Finishing Move was often a big boot. Bunkhouse was smaller than most wrestlers who use the big boot, but he wore cowboy boots that were said to make the big boot more damaging than it would have been - however there was no rule against wearing cowboy boots in the ring.
- Ascended Extra: Most of his time in WCW was spent as a jobber-to-the-stars, but in '95 he had a brief tag team title reign alongside Dick Slater.
- Badass Longcoat: Subverted - he wore a pale tan duster to the ring that made him look more slovenly than badass.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: The commentators always made it a point to mention that fistfighting Bunkhouse was a bad idea.
- The Pig-Pen: Noted to literally stink, mainly because he wore winter underwear all the time.
- Tag Team: Never did much by himself, but in addition to his run with Dick Slater, he had some quasi-successful tag team runs with Arn Anderson and Mike Enos.
Disco Inferno (Glenn Gilbertti) 1995-2001
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (James Edward "Jim" Duggan) 1994-2001
The Equalizer/Dave "Evad" Sullivan (William Dannenhauer) 1993-1996
- Animal Motif (as Dave Sullivan): Rabbits. His Finishing Move was an inverted Bear Hug called the "Bunny Hop."
- Friend to All Living Things: As Dave, he carried around a rabbit he named "Ralph."
- Arch-Enemy: The Nasty Boys, Kevin Sullivan, Diamond Dallas Page
- Fanboy: For Hulk Hogan, after his split with Kevin.
- "L" Is for "Dyslexia": His gimmick as "Evad".
- Unrelated Brothers: With Kevin Sullivan
"Fit" Finlay (David John Finlay, Jr.) 1996-2001
- Blood Knight: His reason for joining the Hardcore division was "because it's there".
- Fighting Irish: Not played up as much as in WWE.
- Finishing Move: The Tombstone Piledriver.
- Garbage Wrestler: Not at first, but he was one of the forerunners in WCW's Hardcore Division.
- Red Baron: 'Fit' and 'The Belfast Bruiser'.
- Wrestling Family: Both Finlay's father and his grandfathers were professional wrestlers, and his sister was a referee.
The Final/Ultimate Solution (Robert Alexander Swenson, Jr.) 1996
The Giant (Paul Donald Wight II) 1995-1999
Eddie Guerrero (Eduardo Gory "Eddie" Guerrero Llanes) 1995-2000
"Hollywood" Hulk Hogan (Terrence Gene "Terry" Bollea) 1994-2000
The Honky Tonk Man (Roy Wayne Farris) 1994
Ice-Train/M.I. Smooth (Harold Hoag) 1993-1997, 2000-2001
Kamala the Ugandan Giant (James Harper Harris) 1995
Chris Kanyon (a.k.a Mortis, Chris "Champagne" Kanyon and "Positively" Kanyon) (Christopher Klucsaritis) 1995-2001
Konnan (Carlos Santiago Espada Moises) 1990, 1996-2001
Jean-Paul Levesque (Paul Michael Levesque) 1994-1995
Jushin Thunder Liger (山田恵一 Yamada Keiichi) 1991-1999
Loch Ness (Martin Ruane) 1996
Dean Malenko (Shelly Dean Simon) 1995-2000
Steve "Mongo" McMichael, 1995-1999
- American Football: For the Chicago Bears
- The Brute: For The Four Horsemen, even as a Face.LARRY ZBYSZKO: "Some guys can play the game of human chess, Mongo would just hit you over the head with the board."
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Disappeared in early 1999.
- Finishing Move: Mongo Spike (Tombstone Piledriver)
- Precious Puppy: He was a commentator first, and had his little dog Pepe with him.
- Wrestling Family: Was married to Debra.
Meng (Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita) 1994-2001
Mr. JL (Jerry Lynn) 1995-1997
Rey Mysterio Jr. (Oscar Gutierrez) 1996-2001
Hugh Morrus/General Hugh G. Rection (William Charles "Bill" DeMott II]]) 1995-2001
Maxx Muscle (John Czawlytko) 1995-1997
The Nasty Boys - Jerry Sags (Jerome Saganovich) 1990, 1993-1997, Brian Knobbs (Brian Yandrisovitz) 1990, 1993-1997, 1999-2001
The Patriot (Del Wilkes) 1994-1995
Maxx Payne (Daryl Peterson) 1993-1994
Sgt. Craig Pittman (1993-1997)
- Arch-Enemy: Cobra (NWO Sting)
- Catchphrase: "Beatings will continue until morale improves"
- Demoted to Extra/Jobber: He started out winning, but eventually became this.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty
- Finishing Move: Code Red (cross-armbreaker)
- Nice Hat
- Red Baron: "The Pit Bull"
- Semper Fi: He won several wrestling championships in the Marines. None in pro wrestling, though.
- Squash Match: He beat Cobra in a brisk 1:22 at WCW Fall Brawl 95.
Psicosis (Dionicio Castellanos Torres) 1996-2000
The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge [Michael Durham] and "Flyboy" Rocco Rock [Theodore James "Ted" Petty]) 1996-1998, 1999
Lord Steven Regal (Darren Kenneth Matthews), 1992-1998, 1999-2000
The Renegade (Richard Wilson) 1995-1998
- Captain Ersatz: For the Ultimate Warrior, as Hulk would show videos of him acting very much like Warrior with the apparent intention of making people believe that the Ultimate Warrior actually was coming in to WCW at the time.
- Demoted to Extra: After Diamond Dallas Page defeated him for the WCW World Television Title at WCW Fall Brawl 95 until he was released in December 1998.
- Downer Ending: Killed himself on February 23, 1999, two months after WCW released him.
- Finishing Move: Renegade Splash.
Scotty Riggs (Scott Antol) 1993-1999
Paul Roma (Paul Centopani) 1993-1995
- Finishing Move: Top rope splash
- Jerkass/Small Name, Big Ego/Hoist by His Own Petard/: Canned for deliberately no-selling and sandbagging Alex Wright during their match at SuperBrawl V, to the point that Roma actually kicked out of Wright's fluke schoolboy rollup pin attempt, but the ref counted to three anyway.
- Power Stable: The Four Horsemen, inexplicably enough.
- Red Baron: "Pretty," leading to his Tag Team with "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff being given the name Pretty Wonderful
Sabu (Terry Michael Brunk) 1995
Randy Savage (Randall Mario "Randy" Poffo) 1994-2000
"Jungle" Jim Steele (Jim Rocha) 1993-1994
- Expy: WCW's second attempt (after Van Hammer and before the Renegade) to create their own version of the Ultimate Warrior. In this case, UW crossed with Tarzan.
- Finishing Move: Steele Trap.
- Jobber: Pretty much. He had one PPV match, a loss to the Equalizer at WCW SuperBrawl IV, and didn't get too many opportunities after that.
Stevie Ray (Lash Rushay Huffman) 1993-2001
- Aloof Big Brother Bully: During his time in the nWo against Booker T.
- Angry Black Man
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Catchphrase: Calling his opponents "Fruit Booties".
- Demoted to Extra: When WCW folded, he was doing colour commentary on Thunder.
- Finishing Move: The Slapjack (Pedigree)
- Name of Cain: When Harlem Heat debuted, Booker was "Kole" and Stevie was "Kane."
- Scary Black Man
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Booker T is a charismatic, energetic, highly-talented Lightning Bruiser who won practically ever title in WCW. Stevie Ray...was a very entertaining color commentator.
- Weapon of Choice: The Slapjack