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Ricardo Rodriguez (Jesus Rodriguez) 2010-Present
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Especially in the smark circles that follow the indies and developmental, where Rodriguez was primarily an in-ring talent and actually pretty good.
- Retroactive Recognition: In Real Life. Old footage of Rodriguez before his WWE career is regularly found on the Internet, including boxing, being a dating show contestant, an extra on a porno, a random plant in the audience during a fight between a luchadore and an MMA fighter and a stuntman.
Commentators & Backstage Personalities
Corey Graves (Matt Polinsky) 2011-Present
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Graves has been praised by fans for his work as an NXT commentator, and, upon becoming a Raw mainstay, has been considered a highlight of the announcing team.
Jerry Lawler (Jerry O'Neil Lawler) 1992-Present
Joey Styles (Joseph Carmine Bonsignore) 2005-2008
Josh Matthews (Josh Lomberger) 2001, 2002-Present
- Ensemble Dark Horse: He was this to a good portion of the IWC during the Lawler/Cole feud, due to the fact that he repeatedly lampshaded how insane everything was and was the only one regularly calling matches.
Matt Striker (Matthew Kaye) 2005-2013
- Badass Decay: Used to be an actual wrestler, then got put the announcing desk before becoming a backstage interviewer.
- Base-Breaking Character: Half of the IWC loves him for being a smark and mentioning things from wrestler's indy days, the other half thinks he's the most annoying commentator alive and needs to shut the hell up.
- Fridge Brilliance: Matt was an independent wrestler for five years, of course he knows his stuff.
Michael Cole (Michael Sean Coulthard) 1997-Present
- Replacement Scrappy: Acknowledged finally. Been this at various points of his career, usually when replacing Jim Ross.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Most definitely after Jerry Lawler's heart attack, as he was given praise of how he handled the situation, which also turned him face in the process.
Mike Adamle (Michael David Adamle) 2008
- Acceptable Targets: Even his broadcast partners (Tazz and Jerry Lawler) openly mocked his terrible commentary skills.
- Replacement Scrappy: When he replaced Joey Styles at the broadcast table, the fans were not happy.
- WTH, Casting Agency?
Scott Stanford 2009-Present
Todd Grisham 2004-2011
"Anonymous Raw GM" 2010-2011
- Ass Pull: The Hornswoggle reveal, pretty obviously.
Brad Maddox (Tyler Kluttz) 2012-
- Unintentionally Unsympathetic: His story of being a try-hard underdog who just wants to win one match to get onto the main roster, only to consistently be given competition that easily outstrips him, would probably be something fans could get behind pretty easily... If only Brad Maddox wasn't an arrogant little prick...
Eric Bischoff (Eric Aaron Bischoff) 2002-2007
- "Holy Shit!" Quotient: His entrance as the new General Manager of Raw in 2002. Even the wrestlers were shocked.
- Enforced Method Acting: They were shocked because they weren't told beforehand. Bischoff's presence was kept a total secret.
John Laurinaitisnote (John Joseph Laurinaitis) 2011-
- Moral Event Horizon: His Kick Them While They Are Down of Blackmailing a would-be-quitting Theodore Long with losing his grandkids' WWE-funded tuition unless he agreed to work for Laurinaitis as a Butt-Monkey.
- Never Live It Down: His stint in WCW with Shane Douglas as the skateboarding tag team "The Dynamic Dudes" is always brought up by CM Punk and John Cena. Too bad most fans, young and old, didn't watch early 90s WCW.
- Brick Joke: During the 2011 Slammy Awards they finally show video clips of this period, set to "The Touch" by Stan Bush.
- Retroactive Recognition/Early-Bird Cameo: Careful examination from the segment from several years back where Randy Orton punted Vince McMahon will reveal it as John Laurinaitis' first appearance on WWE programming.
- He was also name-dropped by CM Punk in his now-infamous Worked Shoot promo as one of Vince's "gladhanding, nonsensical, douchebag yes men" - possibly setting up the two's current feud nearly four months before it started.
- Even earlier than that, he was seen when after Kane had lost his mask and went berserk on everyone. When Kane at one point tombstoned Linda McMahon on the stage, and he was one of the people trying to stop him.
Theodore Long 1999-
- Awesome Music: His entrance theme, "MacMillitant." - probably one of the reasons he's kept it for ten years running.
- Memetic Mutation: "A tag team match, playa!"
- The Woobie: The man has taken a lot of crap after losing his job to Laurinaitis.
Vickie Guerrero (Vickie Lara Guerrero) 2005-
- Heartwarming Moments: Her frog splash at WrestleMania 26, not only paying tribute to her husband, but doing it despite looking abjectly terrified at being a good fifteen feet in the air.
- Hollywood Pudgy: During the start of her regular run on TV (not long after Eddie's death) she indeed gained quite a bit of weight. She has since slimmed down, but there were still an unfortunately high volume of on-screen jokes about her weight (usually from the similarly overweight Jerry Lawler).
- Love to Hate: She draws perhaps more heat than any other wrestler, diva, or backstage personality in WWE except for maybe Michael Cole on his 'better' days. Here's how bad it's gotten: she's associated with Dolph Ziggler, a career heel who is starting to establish a very strong fan following. Thus, 9/10 times when Vickie appears, Dolph (whom a lot of the fans like and cheer now) follows soon after. Despite that association and not being nearly as heelish as she was in her GM storylines, she still gets epic boos.
- Moral Event Horizon: Officially crosses it after firing Kelly Kelly for retaining Edge's title.
- X-Pac Heat: Started out getting this, now, her heel heat is pretty much legitimate.