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Here is the listing of wrestlers in TNA:

TNA Originals

Jeff Jarrett

  "You will never reach my level, but you're starting young, maybe you can reach near my level. What a wimp you are, is that all you've got? I could break this ankle in two if I had to."

A.J. Styles (Allen Jones)

 "I'm that good I didn't even drop the mic, I am that good."

  "A.J. Styles is going to make Tommy Dreamer say "Stop it A.J., stop it, I Quit A.J., I Quit!" In A.J. Style's House."

  • Lightning Bruiser: A guy as acrobatic as him should not be able to pick up Samoa Joe or Abyss, or be able to casually stand up while caught in a jujigatame.
  • Pet the Dog: He may be a smarmy arrogant showboat as a Heel but he is loyal to Ric Flair, and his company, and the fellow members of Fortune.
    • This was the base used for Fortune's face turn.
  • Red Baron: The Phenomenal One, Mr. TNA
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: One of the few good things to come of his recent heel run.
  • Spot Monkey: Usually avoids this accusation with his legit talent.
    • Take That: Gave one to Batista when he called A.J. a Spot Monkey and not a real wrestler. A.J. said in return, "I think it's funny that a guy who takes a bump and tears his back tells me that I don't know how to wrestle."
  • True Companions: Fourtune.

Samoa Joe (Joel Seanoa)

Jeff Hardy

Christopher Daniels (Daniel Covell)

Kevin Nash

  • Creator's Pet: Seriously, does anybody want him to be on screen?
    • Yes. If he's behind the mic, he's great. Just as long as he doesn't wrestle.
  • The Giant
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Scott Hall.
    • Also with a nice dose of Ho Yay. Made especially clear in their reunion hug in 2007. Hall looked like both a man and Nash's girlfriend at the same time.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Similar to John Cena, Kevin Nash the wrestler is annoying and over pushed, Kevin Nash the person is a funny, nice guy that cares for his friends, can take the piss out of himself, and has fought against the homophobia in wrestling. Of course, certain people tend to take exclusive rights to his Nice side when they're around him, as lots of wrestlers hate his guts for burying them throughout his career during the Kliq and nWo runs.
  • Power Stable: Has been a member of a few.
  • Put on a Bus: By his own choice.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: His split with Eric Young on Xplosion could be seen as this, given Eric's eventual regression back into a joke character.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad

Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz)

Abyss (Chris Parks)

Amazing Red (Jonathan Figueroa)

Kazarian (Frank Gerdelman)

Austin Aries (Dan Solwold, Jr.)


The Angle Era

Kurt Angle

Matt Morgan

Mick Foley

"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero (Elijah Burke)

Desmond Wolfe (Steven Haworth)

  • Badass Longcoat
  • Bald of Evil
  • Cool Shades
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses weapons, frames his opponents and lies like a madman to get an edge on his opponent.
  • Demoted to Extra -> Put on a Bus: He constantly punked out Kurt Angle within his debut, at one point ranked at #1 on the TNA online poll, and seemed to be on his way to becoming a member of Fourtune. After months of jobbing he and Douglas Williams seemed to switch places between who's partnering with Magnus and who's with Fortune, not to mention Wolfe was stuck in a dysfunctional relationship with Chelsea. Just when the London Brawling team was about to get some traction, Wolfe's medical issues caught up to him so much that he was forced to take a leave of absence.
    • The Bus Came Back: For refueling, apparently. He would return in a brief stint as the "Xplosion Commissioner" before being released and going on a retirement tour.
  • Evil Foreigner: Somewhat subverted as he's much less of a British jerk than a jerk that happens to be British.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Oh hai there Nigel McGuinness, what happened to your hair?
  • Jerkass
  • The Masochism Tango: With Chelsea since his match with Abyss.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Wolfe had various health issues in the later half of 2010 that limited his wrestling.
  • Underwear of Power

Douglas Williams (Douglas Durdle)

  • The Ace: He can match AJ Styles move for move and then get the better of him, he qualifies.
  • Arch Enemy: The X-Division, who he insinuates states loudly is a league of Spot Monkeys.
  • Breakup Breakout: A more subtle example (the breakup was more low-key) as he's become the more successful of the British Invasion.
    • Recently, this has been reversed. Williams has been reduced to barely-used jobber status, while his former tag partner Magnus has achieved success in another team.
  • Evil Foreigner: Fits this trope much better the Desmond as he actively hates American style aerial wrestling, as opposed to his European style.
  • Hypocrite: As much as he talks about the glory of ground and pound wrestling, he's started using a Tornado DDT.
    • Justified in that he didn't use the X-Division flyers' own medicine on them until that one point in the match where it became a finishing blow.
  • Suplex Finisher: Chaos Theory, which is a roll-through into a German Suplex.

Brutus Magnus (Nick Aldis)

Rob Terry

Suicide (various players)

(Shawn) Hernandez

Hogan Rising

Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea)

Eric Bischoff

  • Bad Boss: Pissing off your own stable is generally a bad idea.
  • Flunky Boss: Since Eric is a complete pushover, he relies on Immortal to do his dirty work.
  • Kick the Dog: Forcing Mr. Anderson to wrestle with a concussion and hating AJ Styles because he occasionally loses matches seem to serve no purpose beyond establishing himself as an asshole.
    • Both majorly backfired on him, causing first Matt Morgan and then all of Fortune to perform a Heel Face Turn on him.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Forcing Mr. Anderson to wrestle with a concussion, while this would normally not be a big deal in story, Matt Morgan kept telling him he was putting Anderson's career and health in danger by doing so. Eric's response? He doesn't care at all that he's putting someone in a potentially crippling situation. This triggered Morgan's Heel Face Turn.
  • Obviously Evil: Come on! It's Eric Bischoff.
  • Smug Snake: Dear god, he is smug.
  • Villainous Breakdown: On his quest to get all the championships, Eric has gotten increasingly deranged.
    • The Network's interference in Immortal's affairs is beginning to get to him as much as it is the Hogan. While he's trying to keep himself looking like Smug Snake around Hogan, but on his own he's clearly losing it.
    • It's gotten even worse now that Hogan and his own son Garrett have both turned face. He's so obsessed with stomping out his son's independence that he's jumping up and down in frustration after Garrett eludes Gunner for taking him lightly.

Mr. (Ken) Anderson

Orlando Jordan

Tommy Dreamer (Thomas Laughlin)

Matt Hardy

Crimson (Tommy Mercer)


Tag Teams

The Motor City Machine Guns

A former tag team consisting of Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin.

Alex Shelley (Patrick Martin)

Chris Sabin (Joshua Harter)

Beer Money, Inc.

A former tag team consisting of James Storm and Robert "Bobby" Roode, they like beer and money.

  • Affably Evil: Just two guys that love beer and money, they'd probably have been great to hang out with if/when they weren't trying to beat the crap out of you.
  • Badass Long Hair
  • Catch Phrase: BEER!!! MONEY!!!
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Both of them regularly got face pops regardless of alignment because they were great wrestlers and have such an awesome gimmick.
  • Odd Couple: James Storm is a southern born fun loving guy that's somewhat dim at times, Robert Roode is a Canadian born serious fellow that's usually on top of things, together They Fight Crime they would win Tag Team Titles.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: In Fortune.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Not color coded, but James Storm is the Red (loud, agressive cowboy) and Robert Roode is the Blue (businessman, technical wrestler).
    • This has actually been turned up since their split.
  • Underwear of Power

James Storm (James Cox)

Bobby Roode

  • Alliterative Name: The formal "Robert Roode".
  • Breakup Breakout: Arguably the most successful former member of Team Canada.
  • Canada, Eh?
  • Catch Phrase: "It pays to be Roode!". Has also borrowed James Storm's.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Explained shortly after his initial heel turn and singles push: His grandfather died and left him a huge, profitable company, he did some smart investing and made it even more huge and more profitable. (It was never made clear what, exactly, this company does.)
    • Between buxom assistants such as Traci Brooks and Payton Banks, employing Team Cage Security, and supporting Storm's Bar and Grille before they became Beer Money… yeah, still pretty much unclear.
  • Evil Foreigner: In Team Canada.
  • Fleeting Demographic Rule: The way Roode used special enforcer Sting to retain the title at Against All Odds 2012 was an adaptation of Bret Hart's WWF Championship victory against The Undertaker with Shawn Michaels as the referee at Summer Slam 1997, except Hart's looked a bit more like he lucked into it thanks to Shawn hating him so much whereas Roode actively goaded and baited Sting like an evil genius.
  • It's All About Me: Question - what happens when you get hoodwinked by Kurt Angle in a world title match, watch your best friend beat Angle with one move days later, get another shot at the title against your best friend in a couple of weeks, and during this match get knocked out of the ring next to your best friend's beer bottle? Answer - you usher in an era of selfishness.
  • It's Personal: Cosniders Immortal firing Jay Lethal, a friend of his, this. Resulting in him giving Hogan a major "The Reason You Suck" Speech and telling them its soon to be game over.
  • Moral Event Horizon: When not outwitting one of Sting's challenges and attempted gambits, his heel world title run seems to consist of mistreating Dixie Carter to the point of this trope.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money
  • Shout-Out: Does the last name of Roode and the Rude Awakening Neckbreaker, remind anyone of a certain Rick Rude?
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Earlier in his career.
  • Wham! Line: To James Storm. If the feud wasn't personal before, he pretty much certified it with this:

  Roode: "You'll need all the luck you can get. Considering your history with your two dead brothers and your dead father, you have NO luck. "

Generation Me

Max Buck (Matt Massie)

Jeremy Buck (Nick Massie)

Ink Inc

A former tag team consisting of Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore. They've got ink, and a lot of it.

Shannon Moore

Jesse Neal

  • And Zoidberg: Shannon Moore is a crazy looking eccentric with some decent in ring skills, Jesse Neal is that other guy with tats.
  • Heroic BSOD: In one of TNA's great booking choices, they decided to use the fact that he was a sailor who suffered PTSD after his ship was bombed and friend was killed (which all actually happened) in a feud.
  • Put on a Bus: Allegedly because he refused to move to Kentucky to work in OVW without compensation for the move.
  • Ramming Always Works: SPEAR!

Team 3D

A tag team (well, former tag team, now) consisting of Bubba Brother Ray and Brother Devon.

Brother Bully Ray (Mark Lo Monaco)

  • Breakup Breakout: After a short feud post-breakup with Devon, he was slotted into the main event as a replacement for Jeff Hardy following the incident at Victory Road '11, and has both maintained his position and competed for the world title while getting into what many have referred to as the best shape of his life. Meanwhile, Devon never left the midcard and doesn't get on TV often.
  • The Bully: Obviously.
  • Catch Phrase: "Get the tables!" "WUZZUP!"
  • Dirty Coward: No qualms about using an innocent bystander as a shield to avoid confrontation.
  • He-Man Woman Hater
  • It's All About Me
  • Kick the Dog: Spits on Terrance and Terrell, Devon's sons. Also could count as a Moral Event Horizon.
    • Actually, the MEH event is putting one of those boys through a table at Against All Odds.
  • Red Oni

Brother Devon (Devon Hughes)

Gunner and Murphy

Gunner (Chad Lail)

Murphy (Michael Cole)


Knockouts

The Beautiful People

A stable that over its years has consisted of Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, and Lacey Von Erich (plus Kip James). Their mission was to "cleanse TNA one ugly person at a time".

  • Alpha Bitch: Kinda their stock and trade.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Madison began as a partner of Taylor Wilde, before being "pledged" into the Beautiful People. And absolutely drug through the mud by Angelina and Velvet. Angelina leaves, the team becomes a Terrible Trio of Velvet, Madison, and new recruit Lacey Von Erich. Much more successful than the originals, title-wise (One Knockouts single, and tag team gold at the same time) Angelina returns, and Madison begins a quick decline into rage, resulting in the entire "brand" being split in two before being reclaimed by Velvet and Angelina (Lacey actually rejoined them against Madison for a cup of coffee before being released). Madison, ironically, was made to be the heel through the latter angle.
    • Enemy Civil War: Adding to the irony, Angelina and Velvet still never turned from their "saving the world, one ugly person at time" motto during/after this, hell, they still went up against faces sometimes.
  • Fashion Victim Villain: They are terribly dressed.
  • Faux Action Girl: Other Knockouts were calling them out as this since 2007. Velvet still catches the same flak even today as a face.
  • Girl-On-Girl Is Hot: A main reason for the stable.
  • Girl Posse
  • Hello, Nurse!
  • Informed Attractiveness: Were considered to be the most attractive women in TNA and everybody will stop to ogle them, they aren't really more attractive than any other Knockout, beyond the fake Knockers.
    • Your Mileage May Vary: Have you met Velvet Sky?
      • No doubt she's gorgeous, but the point is, is she prettier than, say, Gail Kim, Tara, or Mickie James?
        • Apples and papaya. Angelina goes to the back of the list however.
        • One may disagree about Angelina indeed. But Velvet is considered one of the best looking female wrestlers of them all.
        • The point, though, isn't whether one thinks they're indeed the hottest girls on the roster so much as it is the attitude taken by the program at times that they're head and shoulders above the rest in order to promote certain aspects of the character(s) when the truth is this is highly debatable.
  • Les Yay: Beyond the Faux Yay, they have a lot of this.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Narm: Maybe having your main heels for your woman's division, dress, act, and look like pornstars isn't the brightest idea when you want them to intimidate their opponents.
  • Power Stable: They dominated not only in the ring, but outside of it as well. For a while through 2009-2010, no Knockout screen time came without them.

Angelina Love (Lauren Williams)

  • Alpha Bitch: Mentioned again for Love because early TBP was centered around getting her the KO title and humiliating all the other Knockouts.
  • Berserk Button: Any threat to Winter, since the two of them united.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Winter drugged her into this state as part of a successful attempt to convince her that they were meant to work together, turning her against Velvet in the process.
  • Les Yay: Continued this trope with Winter, although since she happens to be Angelina-sexual…
  • Uncanny Valley: Her makeup has been making her look this way more and more since joining Winter. The Brainwashed and Crazy phase certainly didn't help this.
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl

Velvet Sky (Jamie Szantyr)

Madison Rayne (Ashley Simmons)

Lacey Von Erich (Lacey Adkisson)

Awesome Kong (Kia Stevens)

Alissa Flash (Melissa Anderson)

Sarita (Sarah Stock)

Daffney (Shannon Spruill)

Rosita (Thea Trinidad)

Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski)

Tara (Lisa Marie Varon)

(Ayako) Hamada

Winter (Katarina Waters)

  "LEAVE HER!! LEAVE! HER!!! She's, with me, now!"

    • Also, while Angelina was under her trance, to call on Love from afar.

  "ANGELINAAAAAA!!!!!"

  (to Angelina Love) "There's nothing wrong with you Angelina. In fact, you're perfect. But you don't have to worry. Now that we're together, we will never have to lose again. I guarantee that. WE. WILL. NEVER. LOSE."

Mickie James

  • Arch Enemy: Tara.
  • Badass
  • The Cast Showoff: Sings her own theme song.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: To Alyssa Milano.
    • As made somewhat evident with their pictures being right next to each other on Best of Twitter 2009.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
  • Identical Stranger: She has the exact same face as Madison Rayne.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Her and Tara's feud was getting more airtime than the Knockouts champion.
    • Although, considering the Knockouts champion was Tara's boss at the time and actually put Tara in Mickie's way…
  • Unstoppable Rage
  • Unkempt Beauty: Whereas the other female wrestlers wear ring gear of some variety, Mickie shows up to the ring in cut-offs and a flannel shirt.
  • World of Cardboard Speech: Has one on the April 14th episode. Despite having been run over by a motorcycle the week before and having her arm in a sling, she tells Madison Rayne that she should've backed up and run her over again and that even hurt, nothing would stop her from tearing out every hair on Rayne's head and winning the title. It was so expertly delivered that the fact she's got a dislocated shoulder is easily forgotten.

Jackie Moore


Managers, Valets and Announcers

Karen Jarrett

SoCal Val (Valerie Wyndham)

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