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Lists the various WWE wrestlers active during the Attitude Era, from March 23, 1997 through March 26, 2001. Please limit associated tropes to that wrestler's time in WWE.
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Águila/Papi Chulo/Essa Ríos (José Delgado Saldaña) 1997-2001
- Jobber: After losing the Light Heavyweight title and Lita as Essa Rios.
- Masked Luchador: As Águila
- Would Hit a Girl: What caused Lita to split with him.
Prince Albert/Albert/A-Train/Lord Tensai/Tensai/Jason Albert (Matthew Jason "Matt" Bloom) 1999-2004, 2012-present
Kurt Angle (Kurt Steven Angle) 1999-2006, 2017-2020
Chris Benoit (Christopher Michael Benoit) 2000-2007
Big Show (Paul Randall Wight Jr.) 1999-2007, 2008-2018, 2020-2021See also: New World Order and The Authority.
Steve Blackman 1997-2002, 2007
The Blue Meanie (Brian Heffron) 1998-1999, 2005
Gerald Brisco (Floyd Gerald Brisco) 1984-1985, 1994-2009
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: The Brisco Brothers were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: For Vince McMahon in the Attitude Era.
- Finishing Move: Figure-Four Leglock
- Sycophantic Servant: To 'Mr. McMahon'
- Take That!: The Stooges used Hulk Hogan's "A Real American" entrance theme.
- Those Two Guys: With Pat Patterson as Vince McMahon's stooges.
- Wrestling Family: A long time celebrated tag team with brother, Jack Brisco.
- Yes-Man: To Vince McMahon in the Attitude Era.
D'Lo Brown (Accie Julius Conner) 1997-2003, 2008-2009
Bull Buchanan (Barry Buchanan) 1997-2001, 2002-2003, 2011See also: Right to Censor
- Alliterative Name: Bull Buchana.
- Bald of Evil: Had a shiny bald head and was a heel for the entirety of his WWF/E career.
- I Have Many Names: Recon, Bull Buchanan, and B2 (B-Squared).
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: The last bit of his WWE run was as B2, John Cena's buddy. Cena had just started his "Doctor of Thugonomics" rapper gimmick at the time.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: He was a wrestling militant, a wrestling SWAT officer, a wrestling activist, and a wrestling rapper.
Christian (William Jason Reso) 1998-2005, 2009-2014, 2020-2021
Droz/Puke (Darren Drozdov) 1998-1999
- Alliterative Name: Darren Drozdov
- Replacement Scrappy: Invoked. Droz started out as just a friend of the Road Warriors, but as Hawk's "personal demons" took control of him, Droz started angling to replace him entirely. Animal was oblivious and Hawk wasn't able to make his case, but the fans could see what Droz was up to and did not like him.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Droz could vomit at will, which is why he got the nickname 'Puke.'
Spike Dudley (Matthew "Matt" Hyson) 2001-2005
Edge (Adam Joseph Copeland) 1998-2011, 2020-
Sho Funaki (船木 勝一 Funaki Shoichi) 1998-2010
- Dark Horse Victory: Few expected him to become number one contender to the cruiserweight championship. Fewer expected him to win it yet he did, held on to it, and successfully defended it in Tokyo.
- Gag Dub: As voiced by Howard Finkel "Indeed" in 2000-2001
- Gratuitous English: "Smackdown announcer number one!" He got better.
- I Know Kung Fu: When he came back from interviewing as Kung Fu Naki, after taking a little rap by R-Truth to heart.
- Jobber: One of the more well known examples, which was probably why Stephanie made him an interviewer. To elaborate, you can typically tell if a wrestler is going to job if they don't even get entrance music going into a match. Often times WWE will bring out guys not on the roster and sometimes not even in any long term relationship with the company, just to have them get beat by stars they have signed that have nothing else to do. Funaki lost to one of those guys, after he came out with entrance music even when the other guy didn't. Diamondback today is only remembered as that nobody who beat Funaki!
- To be fair, "Diamondback" was actually a WWE contracted star (Brian Kendrick) and did, in fact, get an entrance that night. It was still presented, however, as a major upset (despite Funaki jobbing everywhere else)
- Laughably Evil: As part of Kaientai.
- Red Baron: "Kung Fu" Naki
Gangrel (David Heath) 1998-2001, 2007
Giant Silva (Paulo Silva) 1998-1999
Eddie Guerrero (Eduardo Gori Guerrero Llanes) 2000-2005
Crash Holly (Michael Lockwood) 1999-2003
Chris Jericho (Christopher Keith Irvine) 1999-2005, 2007-2010, 2012-2018
Key (Vic Grimes) 1999
- Acrofatic: Possibly the biggest example at his time, even more than Bam Bam Bigelow. He was a superheavyweight who could perform corkscrew sentons, somersaults and suicide dives.
- The Aggressive Drug Dealer: His original gimmick, which never materialized.
- Arch-Enemy: Was planned to be one to The Godfather, but the storyline was dropped due to Godfather getting injured.
- The Brute: To Droz, along Prince Albert.
- Put on a Bus: Was sent to ECW.
K-Kwik/R-Truth (Ron Killings) 2000-2001, 2008-
Kurrgan (Robert Maillet) 1997-1999
Dean Malenko (Shelly Dean Simon) 2000-2018
Meat/Shawn Stasiak (Dr. Shawn Emile Stipich) 1999-2000, 2001-2002
- Butt-Monkey: Being embarrassed by The Rock several times in one night. Also, knocking himself out by running into things.
- Cloudcuckoolander: His last run with WWE had him claiming he was hearing voices and that he came from "Planet Stasiak."
- Finishing Move: (as Meat): The Meat Grinder (inverted DDT)
- Genius Bruiser: In Real Life. After he left wrestling, he became a chiropractor.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His Invasion era gimmick mostly consisted him running into turnbuckles and other random objects (such as a suit of armour) and knocking himself out.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: As Meat, he was the latter for the Pretty Mean Sisters otherwise known as PMS.
- Parts Unknown: Planet Stasiak during his Cloudcuckoolander gimmick.
- Power Stable: The Alliance after WWE brought him back in 2001 for the InVasion.
- Wrestling Family: His father is former WWWF Champion, Stan 'The Man' Stasiak.
TAKA Michinoku (吉田 貴男 Yoshida Takao) 19972001
The Patriot (Del Wilkes) 1997
William Regal (Darren Kenneth Matthews) 1998-1999, 2000-2022
Stevie Richards (Michael Manna) 1999-2008See also: Right to Censor
Perry Saturn (Perry Arthur Satullo) 2000-2002
Dan Severn (Daniel "Dan" DeWayne Severn) 1998-1999
Ken Shamrock (Kenneth Wayne Shamrock, born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick) 1997-1999