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Lists the various wrestlers active during the National Wrestling Alliance/WCW Era, from 1988 through 1993. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WCW.

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2 Cold Scorpio 1992-1994


Brad Armstrong (Robert Bradley "Brad" James, 1984-1995, 1997-2000)

"Stunning" Steve Austin (1991-1995)


Johnny B. Badd (Marc Mero, 1991-1996)

Buff Bagwell (Marcus Alexander Bagwell, 1991-2001)


Cactus Jack (Michael Francis "Mick" Foley, Sr.) 1991-1994

"Mean" Mark Callous (Mark Calaway) 1989-1990

Masahiro Chono (蝶野 正洋, Chono Masahiro, 1991-1992, 1995-2000)


Bobby Eaton (Robert Lee Eaton, 1985-1992, 1994-2000)
  • The Ace: While he wasn't a main eventer outside of the Midnight Express, he was easily one of the best technical wrestlers in the company.
  • The Brute: Of the Dangerous Alliance.
  • Demoted to Extra / Jobber: In 1997 after he broke up with the Bluebloods.
  • Power Stable: The Dangerous Alliance and the Bluebloods.
  • Red Baron: 'Beautiful' in the Midnight Express then 'Earl' Robert in the BlueBloods.
  • Tag Team: A former member of the Midnight Express, on of the greatest teams in professional wrestling. Also with Regal and Taylor in the Bluebloods.

El Gigante (Jorge González) 1990-1992



Tatsumi Fujinami (藤波 辰爾, Fujinami Tatsumi, 1991-1992)

Terry Funk (1989, 1994, 2000-2001)


The Great Muta (武藤 敬司, Muto Keiji) 1989-1990, 1993-2000

Johnny Gunn (Tom Brandi) 1992-1993


The Iron Sheik (Hossein Khosrow Vaziri) 1989-1990


Nitron/Big Sky (Tyler Mane, fka Daryl Karolat) 1989-1990, 1993

Norman the Lunatic/Trucker Norm (Michael Shaw) 1989-1991


Paul Orndorff (Paul Parlette Orndorff, Jr., 1990, 1992-2000)



Diamond Dallas Page (Dallas Page, FKA Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr.) 1991-2001

The Patriots- Firebreaker Chip (Curtis Thompson 1988-1992), Todd Champion (Todd Bradford 1987, 1991-1994)

Brian Pillman (Brian William Pillman, 1989–1994, 1994–1996)


Butch Reed (Bruce Reed, 1989-1991, 1992)

Dustin Rhodes (Dustin Patrick Runnels, 1991-1995, 1999-2001)

Jake "The Snake" Roberts (Aurelian Smith Jr.) 1992

Mike Rotunda/Michael Wallstreet/V.K.Wallstreet/Mr. Wallstreet (Lawrence Michael Rotunda, (1987–1991, 1995-2000).


The Samoan Swat Team

Fatu (Solofa Fatu Jr.) 1989-1990

Samu (Samula Anoai) 1989

The Samoan Savage (Sam Fatu) 1989-1990

Ron Simmons (1989-1994)

Dan Spivey 1989-1991

State Patrol - Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker (Dewayne Bruce, 1989-2001), Lt. James Earl Wright (Dale Veasey, 1989-1996)
L-R: Wright, Parker

Rick Steiner (Robert Rechsteiner, 1987-1992, 1996-2001)
  • Animal Motif
  • Badass Biker: After the Steiner Brothers split.
  • Bully Bulldog: He did have a very slight resemblance to a bulldog, and he invoked the trope with his wrestling style and taunts.
  • Cain and Abel: After they split as a team, he and Scott fought a lot.
  • Catchphrase
    "If you want some, come get some! And if you don't like me, bite me!"
  • Leotard of Power
  • Lightning Bruiser: In his prime
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Rick Steiner played an easy going babyface character for much of his career. He was also notoriously nasty backstage, often no-selling and sandbagging for his opponents, and shooting on them (beating them up for real) just to prove he could.
  • Red Baron: "The Dog Faced Gremlin"

Scott Steiner (Scott Carl Rechsteiner, 1989-1992, 1996-2001)

Kevin Sullivan (Kevin Francis Sullivan, 1987-1992, 1994-2001)


Big Van Vader (Leon Allen White, 1990-1995)

Van Hammer (Mark Hildreth, 1991-1993, 1997-2000)
  • The Big Guy: In the Misfits in Action.
  • The Brute: In the Flock
  • Demoted to Extra: More or less his second run with the company. He was more of a Mook than a stand alone star.
  • Dreadful Musician: He would bring his guitar to the ring and do Air Guitar.
  • Expy: WCW's first attempt at creating their own version of the Ultimate Warrior. In this case, UW as a heavy metal guitarist.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Played one for a bit in the late 90s.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: As Van Hammer, he went from being a heavy metal guitarist to a transvestite to a hippie and then became a stoner as a member of Misfits In Action.
  • Odd Couple: He briefly formed a mismatched tag team with Juventud Guererra during their respective feuds with The Flock. They had good matches, as Juvi covered for Hammer's deficiencies.
  • Power Stable: The Flock and the Misfits in Action.
  • Punny Name: Went by the name Major Stash in the Misfits in Action. His name was going to be "Private Stash" until he got mad about Chavo Guerrero outranking him.
  • Red Baron: 'Heavy Metal' in his first run with the company.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: In his first run, a wrestling Heavy Metal guitarist.

Sid Vicious (Sid Eudy, 1989-1991, 1993, 1999-2001)


Erik Watts/Amarillo Slim (Erik Watts) 1992-1994, 1998-1999
  • Arch-Enemy: Arn Anderson
  • Finishing Move: STF
  • Nepotism: Got pushed right off the bat in late 1992 because his father, "Cowboy" Bill Watts, was the boss at the time. He was one of the most hated figures in wrestling at the time because of it.

"Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1987-1989, 1992


Larry Zbyszko (Lawrence "Larry" Whistler, 1987-1989, 1990–2001)

Tom Zenk (Thomas Erwin "Tom" Zenk, 1989-1994)