Wrestlers of the WWF: WWF Smackdown! Just Bring it

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The lights have gone dim, and the entrance music has begun. Under a showering display of pyrotechnics, a modern-day gladiator emerges. Will today be your favorite superstar's chance to step into the ring? GameSpot is proud to present our daily spotlight on the The Wrestlers of the WWF: WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It. In this regular feature, we'll bring you exciting gameplay footage, finishing-move videos, wrestler bios, and up-to-date information on each personality's role in the ever-expanding WWF universe. Check out the Undertaker as he sends his latest victim on the Last Ride or watch Matt and Jeff Hardy execute some high-flying, ladder-scaling maneuvers.

Each week, you can expect five of the greatest names in the WWF, brought to you in stunning multimedia. Check out how tag-team specialists, women's federation divas, and superstar headliners all get the spotlight treatment each day. Find out why "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is called the Texas Rattlesnake and learn about the electrifying moves that have catapulted The Rock to superstardom. Make sure to stay tuned every weekday for a new WWF Superstar Spotlight. And don't miss out on a single one.

It seems fitting that we ring in this new feature with Tazz, former ECW world champion and WWF hardcore powerhouse. This ring-savvy veteran of the squared circle has been called upon to provide the move-by-move voice commentary in WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It with coannouncer Michael Cole. Move on to the next page to learn more about Tazz, or skip to your favorite superstar below.

Week 1: Tazz »
Week 1: Edge »
Week 1: Molly Holly »
Week 1: Perry Saturn »
Week 1: Kane »

Week 2: Vince McMahon »
Week 2: Christian »
Week 2: Rikishi »
Week 2: Triple H »

Week 3: Lita »
Week 3: William Regal »
Week 3: Raven »
Week 3: Albert »
Week 3: The Rock »

Week 4: Trish Stratus »
Week 4: Test »
Week 4: Steven Richards »
Week 4: Steve Blackman »
Week 4: Stone Cold Steve Austin »

Week 5: Big Show »
Week 5: Ivory »
Week 5: Matt Hardy »
Week 5: Jeff Hardy »
Week 5: Kurt Angle »

Week 6: Hardcore Holly »
Week 6: Faarooq »
Week 6: Bradshaw »
Week 6: D-Von Dudley »
Week 6: Buh-Buh Dudley »

Week 7: Chris Benoit »
Week 7: Crash Holly »
Week 7: Billy Gunn »
Week 7: Eddie Guerrero »
Week 7: Chris Jericho »

Week 8: Dean Malenko »
Week 8: The Undertaker »

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Tazz

Tazz
Tazz

Tazz
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 240
From: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York

Finishing Moves:
Ground Tazzmission
Back Tazzmission

Signature Moves:
A dizzying array of punishing suplexes

Quote:
"Beat me if you can, survive if I let you."
"You're just another victim."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Tazmaniac, The Human Suplex Machine, The Human Wrecking Machine

Bio:

One of the most highly acclaimed mat technicians in wrestling history, Tazz has proven that size doesn't matter. Bringing his extensive martial arts background and 14 years of ring experience with him wherever he goes, Tazz is a force to be reckoned with.


Tazz up close

Tazz slaps on the Tazzmission.

Tazz is currently announcing during televised WWF SmackDown! broadcasts and commentates on the action along with Michael Cole in the upcoming WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It for the PlayStation 2. While more than capable of accurately calling the action, Tazz is perhaps most recognizable when on the business end of a vicious Tazzplex.

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With the coming of the WCW-ECW Alliance to the WWF, Tazz has turned on the WWF and has spearheaded the assault on the WWF Superstars alongside Paul Heyman and his former ECW compatriots. How his current pro-alliance stance will affect his relationship with the WWF corporate staff remains to be seen.

Tazz's achievements include a longtime reign as ECW World Champion and winning the ECW Tag Team Championship on two separate occasions. Tazz has since gone on to WWF success as a three-time hardcore champion. Tazz was also the first competitor to defeat gold-medal Olympian Kurt Angle during his WWF debut at Royal Rumble 2000.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Edge

Edge
Edge

Edge
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 240
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Finishing Moves:
Downward Spiral
Buzz Killer

Signature Moves:
The Spear, aerial acrobatics

Quote:
"This totally reeks of awesomeness!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Adam Copeland, Sexton Hardcastle, Adam Impact

Bio:

One half of the tag team that totally reeks of awesomeness, Edge, along with brother Christian, has taken the fight to the greatest teams in the WWF, and the duo usually comes out on top. While not above using dirty tactics to win an important victory, or bringing a doctor's note to stay out of a particularly scary matchup, Edge has proven more than capable of holding his own in singles competition


He is a superstar of grand magnitutions.

Kane is the king of sucktatude.

Edge and Christian are well known for appeasing their fans, whether it's by posing for centerfold spreads in Tiger Beat magazine or by providing a truly memorable moment "for the benefit of those with flash photography." Their crowd-pleasing abilities are most pronounced in the ring, where their high-flying maneuvers and tag-team talents are sure to bring gasps from the crowd. You can also look for Edge's appearance in Highlander: Endgame.

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Edge's exploits include winning the WWF Tag Team Championship an astounding seven times, along with his brother Christian, and earning the Intercontinental title on two separate occasions. Most impressive of all, Edge was able to defeat both Rhyno and Kurt Angle to win the 2001 WWF King of the Ring tournament! This, as Edge would say, was totally rad!

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Molly Holly

Molly Holly
Molly Holly

Molly Holly
Height: ?
Weight: ?
From: Mobile, Alabama

Finishing Moves:
Molly Go Round
Double Wrist Arm Suplex

Signature Moves:
Hurricanranas and top-rope maneuvers

Quote:
"I love you Spike."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Mona, Miss Madness

Bio:
Molly learned quite a few moves back on the farm. When Crash needed some help against the meddlesome Trish Stratus, he called upon his cousin back home, Molly Holly. Quickly coming to his aid, Molly was able to firmly establish herself as a budding WWF Superstar and a potent force in the women's federation.


Molly fears no man.

Molly learned quite a few moves back on the farm.

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Possessing an impressive repertoire of technical moves and top-rope maneuvers, Molly Holly knows more than one way to take out the trash. Currently involved romantically with fellow WWF newcomer Spike Dudley, Molly is always getting the youngest Dudley into scraps to defend her honor.

The constantly smiling Holly is always up for a fight, especially where her family is involved. Look for Molly Holly to have a powerful impact on the WWF in the near future.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Perry Saturn

Perry Saturn
Perry Saturn

Perry Saturn
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 234
From: Mobile, Alabama

Finishing Moves:
3 Handled Credenza
Death Valley Driver

Signature Moves:
Top Rope Elbow Drop, Variety of Suplexes and Springboard moves.

Quote:
"You're welcome."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Saturn, Part of the Renegades

Bio:
It's hard to think of a more imposing personality than the WWF's Perry Saturn. Covered in tattoos, Perry Saturn doles out an intense stare that inspires fear in his opponents. A true veteran with more than 12 years of ring experience, Perry Saturn brings excellent mat skills and an extensive martial arts repertoire with him to every match.


"...Moppy...You're welcome."

The Death Valley Driver

This former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger debuted in the WWF alongside fellow WCW competitors Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, and Dean Malenko to form the short-lived outsider group The Radicalz. Each competitor moved on to singles competition, and Perry has found his share of success. Perry defeated Crash Holly to earn the WWF Hardcore Title and won a match against Eddie Guerrero to win European gold.

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Perry joined forces with long-time WWF diva and manager Terri Runnels after the breakup of The Radicalz. After sustaining one too many chair shots to his head, Perry Saturn now utters nonsensical sentences to other WWF Superstars, ending them with the phrase, "You're welcome." He even lost interest in Terri and turned his attention toward a grungy mop named Moppy that now accompanies him to the ring.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Kane

Kane
Kane

Kane
Height: 7'
Weight: 326
From: Parts Unknown

Finishing Moves:
Chokeslam from Hell
Kane's Powerbomb Pin

Signature Moves:
Tombstone Piledriver

Quote:
"I am a monster."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The Big Red Machine, One half of the Brothers of Destruction

Bio:
Despite his relatively short career, few can compete with the impact that Kane has recently had on the WWF. Matched perhaps only by his brother, The Undertaker, and the Big Show in the brute strength category, The Big Red Machine has been known to topple the toughest of opponents with a single punishing chokeslam.


Fire and Brimstone.

Kane sends his opponent through the cage.

His relationship with The Undertaker wasn't always as it is now. Kane's first appearance was at Hell in A Cell in October of '97, where he tore the door off the cage and attacked his older brother, The Undertaker. The powerful duo once fought tooth and nail but has since reconciled to form quite possibly the most powerful tag-team combination in history: the Brothers of Destruction.

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Kane has never had trouble earning gold and has worn the Intercontinental and Hardcore belts. In fact, only a year after his debut, Kane defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin at the 1998 King of the Ring to win the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship but lost it the following night on Raw. Experienced not only as a singles competitor but also as a capable tag team member, Kane, along with former teammate X-Pac and the Undertaker, has accumulated a total of six tag-team title reigns.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon.
Vince McMahon.

Vince McMahon
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 250
From: Greenwich, Connecticut

Finishing Moves:
Vinnie Mac Stunner
Finishing Punch

Signature Moves:
Signing the paychecks

Quote:
"In the interest of fair play."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Vinnie Mac, Daddy Mac, Vincent K., Mr. McMahon

Bio:

We wouldn't have SmackDown! Just Bring It without the organization that pioneered the sport as we know it: The World Wrestling Federation. And we wouldn't have the WWF today if it weren't for its owner, Vince McMahon. McMahon bought the Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father and followed his vision to transform it into the spectacle that we now enjoy. Together with his children Shane and Stephanie, who now own previous rivals WCW and ECW, respectively, the McMahon family is the most powerful force in wrestling today.


Don't mess with the owner.


Vince can lay the smack down if he needs to.

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In the past, Vince McMahon has worked with some of the greatest entertainers to ever grace the industry. Who can forget the phenomenon that swept the world in the 1980s, Hulkamania? Vince hasn't kept his interests in wrestling alone, however. Earlier this year, fans were treated to a single season of Vince's latest endeavor, the XFL. While it went down the same road to cancellation as the World Bodybuilding Federation, the XFL perfectly embodied Vince McMahon's desire to spread his influence to all aspects of media today.

Vince McMahon's fervent love for the WWF has gone to his head a few times, and he's not passed up the opportunity to don his gym apparel and strut into the ring for competition. Mr. McMahon has squared off with such opponents as The Rock and long-time nemesis, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Vince's accolades include winning the 1999 Royal Rumble and even a brief reign as WWF Heavyweight Champion!

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Christian

Christian
Christian

Christian
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 215
From: Miami, Florida; formerly Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Finishing Moves:
The Unprettier
Reverse Tornado DDT

Signature Moves:
Con-chair-to, high-flying maneuvers

Quote:
"Today so totally reeks of awesomeness!"
"Get lost, you barfoid!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Christian Cage, The Suicide Blonde

Bio:

What about Christian? While this may sound similar to Raven's familiar line, Christian would love an answer. Christian has always been bothered by the fact that fans put Edge first when referring to the duo. Christian says, 'Edge and Christian, E&C, why not Christian and Edge?' In spite of this, Edge and Christian were a spectacular tag team and together have racked up an astounding seven tag team titles. Christian is a more-than-capable singles competitor, however, and once held the WWF lightweight championship when he competed as Christian Cage.


You think you know me.

Edge and Christian have beaten the Dudleys more than 37,000 times!

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Christian's mental state came into question when Edge, his brother, won King of the Ring and the Intercontinental Championship--Christian would carry the King of the Ring trophy around arenas as if it were his own. He even made it seem like he had really won the Intercontinental Championship rather than Edge. Christian had a chance to obtain singles gold on Raw when he challenged The Rock for the WCW title, but he was unsuccessful and was sent back to live in Edge's shadow. Christian finally snapped later that night during Edge's match, where he attacked Edge with a steel chair and finished him off with a one-man con-chair-to.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Rikishi

Rikishi
Rikishi

Rikishi
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 401
From: Samoa

Finishing Moves:
Banzai Drop
Rikishi Driver

Signature Moves:
Stink Face, martial arts kicks

Quote:
"Back that ass up!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The Sultan, Headshrinker Fatu, Rikishi Phatu

Bio:

Few men can boast of the strength possessed by Rikishi, the Samoan giant. Punishing his foes with his powerful slams and his formidable rear end, Rikishi has challenged the greatest wrestlers in the WWF and has established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Rikishi comes from a family with a history in sports entertainment; in fact, the People's Champion is his cousin! This doesn't mean that relations are tight between them, however. The Rock was infuriated when Rikishi revealed that he was the mystery driver that ran over Stone Cold Steve Austin during the 1999 Survivor Series. He has since been paired with former fellow Headshrinker Haku, thus reuniting one of the dominant tag teams of the early '90s.


Rikishi is no nonsense, these days.

Quite the backside on Rikishi.

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Rikishi seems torn between choosing between right and wrong and has recently allied himself with the WWF in its feud with the WCW-ECW Alliance. Whether or not the WWF will accept him upon his recovery from shoulder rehab will remain to be seen. With competition now at its fiercest, the WWF could definitely use this big man on its side.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Triple H

Triple H
Triple H

Triple H
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 246
From: Greenwich, Connecticut

Finishing Moves:
Pedigree

Signature Moves:
Facebuster knee smash

Quote:
"I am The Game, and I am that damn good."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The Game, The Cerebral Assassin, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Terra Ryzing

Bio:

World Wrestling Federation announcer Jim Ross likes to call Triple H the "cerebral assassin" - and no name could be truer. Over the years, Triple H has proven himself to be one of the most vile, ruthless, sadistic competitors in World Wrestling Federation history. And that attitude has taken him straight to the top - and straight to the World Wrestling Federation Championship.

The former leader of the ultra-popular D-Generation X took on a darker attitude in 1999, and won his first Federation Championship from Mankind soon after. But perhaps his greatest accomplishment came later that year, when he married Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley - the boss' daughter - and thus began the McMahon-Helmsley era, one of the most dominant alliances in the history of sports entertainment.


It's all about The Game.

The Pedigree is devastating.

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Triple H claims that he is "The Game," and he has proven time after time that he is just that. He ended Mick Foley's Federation career, and plotted to have Stone Cold Steve Austin run down by an automobile, an attack which put the Rattlesnake out of action for nearly a year. Triple H likes to say that he is that damn good - and given his track record, are you going to disagree?

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Lita

Lita
Lita

Lita
Height: ?
Weight: ?
From: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Finishing Moves:
Matt's Twist of Fate
Moonsault

Signature Moves:
Hurracanranas

Quote:
"It just feels right."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Angelica, Miss Congeniality

Bio:

It would be hard to argue that there's ever been a more popular female athlete in sports entertainment than Lita. While other women have commanded a huge following in the past, none have wowed audiences like the high-flying Lita. The fiery redhead made her debut in the WWF as the valet for Mexican superstar Essa Rios, where she first impressed fans with her Moonsaults. But the relationship between Lita and Essa soured when she was blamed for his string of losses. When she came under attack by Rios, the Hardy Boyz quickly came to the aid of their friend from their days in various independent wrestling circuits. Lita has since taken on their edgy, extreme style, and she can always be seen sporting her trademark thong. The relationship between the Hardyz and Lita has only strengthened since her romantic involvement with Matt Hardy. Along with the Hardyz, Lita has been embroiled in conflicts with such superstars as Dean Malenko, Stephanie McMahon, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. To her credit, she has performed admirably in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.


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Lita is a former WWF Women's champion, and she's dominated the women's circuit for quite some time now. Lita has defended the WWF's pride as both a companion to the Hardyz and an imposing threat to the women of the WCW-ECW Alliance. Stacy Keibler and Torrie Wilson were clearly outmatched against Lita and her partner Trish Stratus in their exciting bra and panties match. The popularity of Lita and the Hardyz has been so overwhelming that the WWF has released the first issue of a magazine dedicated to the trio, WWF Extreme. Her ring skills and captivating beauty have taken the wrestling world by storm, and it looks like Lita is here to stay.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar William Regal

William Regal
William Regal

William Regal
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 245
From: Blackpool, England

Finishing Moves:
Regal Cutter
The Regal Stretch

Signature Moves:
European uppercuts, submissions

Quote:
"I have been besmirched!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Goodwill Ambassador, Lord Steven Regal, The Man's Man

Bio:

Courtesy, dignity, class, etiquette, manners. These are the virtues that our ambassador of goodwill from the United Kingdom has tried to instill in the other superstars of the WWF. As commissioner, William Regal will stop at nothing to ensure that the unruly behavior ends, and as a result, people have begun acting polite and courteous at once. Assisted by his high-flying servant, "The Japanese Buzzsaw" Tajiri, Regal has had many opportunities to drive his point home with the occasional Regal Cutter or Regal Stretch.


Manners are important to this man.

Commissioner Regal is here for our own good.

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Few fans of William Regal are aware that he is one of the most dangerous men in the ring. In his earlier days, Regal used his talents as a competent Greco-Roman wrestler to compete in full-contact martial arts competitions in the streets of his native England. Regal is a gifted athlete, and he's strung together an impressive win-loss record over his years in sports entertainment. He was four-time WCW TV champion, which can be tacked on to the huge number of titles he's won over the years while competing in more than 20 different countries.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Raven

Raven
Raven

Raven
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
From: The Bowery

Finishing Moves:
Complete Shot
Raven Effect

Signature Moves:
Drop-toehold on to a chair

Quote:
"What about me? What about Raven?"
"Quoth the Raven, Nevermore."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Scotty the Body, Scott Anthony, Scotty Flamingo, Johnny Polo

Bio:

Raven has been involved in hard-core wrestling for many years as a veteran of a number of federations, including the ECW and the WCW. Raven spent a long time feuding with his ECW rival Tommy Dreamer, and he was the recipient of the "chair shot heard 'round the world" in a cage match against the Innovator of Violence. Forced to leave the ECW, Raven moved on to the WCW, where he formed a group of social misfits known as Raven's Flock, who would only fight under Raven's rules: There are no rules. While the members of the Flock eventually went their separate ways, some members have gone on to individual success, such as Perry Saturn. Raven has gone on to participate in a number of exciting matches, showing that he can absorb inhuman amounts of punishment and dish out twice as much.


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Raven has put together an impressive record, and he's won a number of championship titles, including two ECW Heavyweight titles, four ECW Tag Team titles, a WCW United States Championship title reign, a WCW Light Heavyweight title, and, most recently, four championships in the WWF's Hardcore division.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Albert

Albert
Albert

Albert
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 350
From: Boston, Mass.

Finishing Moves:
Baldo Bomb

Signature Moves:
Crescent Kicks

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Prince Albert, The Human Pincushion

Bio:

Albert debuted in the WWF as Prince Albert, drawing many looks from an audience unused to someone with looks as bizarre as his. Fans quickly grew to respect the powerful athlete with the many facial piercings and mass of hair. Originally partnered with Droz, Albert wreaked havoc throughout the WWF, and he was even considered for the role of George "The Animal" Steele's son. Albert has since dropped the "Prince" moniker, and he went through a period where he was teamed with Test to form the powerful duo known as T&A. T&A had some success in competition, but they've since gone their separate ways.


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Albert, X-Pac, and Justin Credible teamed together briefly to form X-Factor, but this alliance was broken up by the WCW-ECW invasion. Albert is currently battling it out in singles competition, where he will seek to improve upon his past accomplishments, which includes winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship. All things considered, Albert is still in the prime of his career, and with power like his, he'll likely go far in the WWF.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar The Rock

The Rock
The Rock

The Rock
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 275
From: Miami, Fla.

Finishing Moves:
Rock Bottom
The People's Elbow

Signature Moves:
Sharpshooter

Quote:
"If you smell what The Rock is cookin'!"
"Know your role and shut your mouth."
"Just bring it."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The People's Champion, The Great One, The Brahma Bull, The Corporate Champion, Rocky Maivia

Bio:

The Rock comes from a family with strong ties to the wrestling industry. The Rock is the son of wrestling legend Rocky Johnson and the grandson of the late High Chief Peter Maivia. But he has more wrestling greats in his family than people realize, like "Superfly" Jimmy Snukka, and Rikishi. His formidable family didn't get The Rock to the top, however. Instead, his vault to fame can be attributed to his superior showmanship, his flair for the dramatic, and his ability to make each match more exciting than the last. The quick-witted Brahma Bull has shifted alliances a number of times during his career, leading the Nation of Domination in his early career, allying with the McMahons as the Corporate Champion, taken the fight to Vince and the corporate office as the People's Champion, and through it all has proven to be a match for the federation's greatest superstars. Seldom is a crowd stirred into an uproar as frenzied as that of the millions upon millions of The Rock's fans when he lifts The People's Eyebrow.


The People's Champion

If you smell what The Rock is cookin'!

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The Rock has been the star of sports entertainment for the past few years, but he's recently moved on to become the talk of Hollywood as well, after high-profile appearances in big budget movies like The Mummy 2. Regardless of what he can accomplish outside the ring, The People's Champion will forever be known as one of the most decorated, and possibly the most celebrated, WWF superstar in history. The Rock's accomplishments include four Tag Team title belts, two Intercontinental Championship title reigns, a win at the 2000 Royal Rumble, and a whopping six reigns as the World Wrestling Federation Champion. The Rock doesn't keep his dominance confined to a single company, however. The Rock has most recently won the coveted WCW Heavyweight Championship title, and he's established himself as the most electrifying man in all of sports entertainment.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus
Height: ?
Weight: ?
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Finishing Moves:
Groin Kick
Woman's Special Slap

Signature Moves:
N/A

Quote:
"Stratusfaction guaranteed."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
N/A

Bio:

Trish Stratus came to the World Wrestling Federation looking for one thing: power. The sultry diva had no problem using her feminine wiles to get whatever she wanted, as was evident by the name of the team she managed for nearly a year--T&A. But T&A dissolved once Trish caught the eye of Mr. McMahon. The World Wrestling Federation chairman liked what he saw, and Trish liked the opportunity that a relationship with Mr. McMahon presented. The two became inseparable, becoming "more than friends." Soon, Trish started to assert herself--a fact that bothered Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, who vowed that she was the dominant female in the Federation. The situation really heated up when Stephanie caught her husband Triple H practicing some close-up holds and counter-holds in the dressing room with Trish. Stephanie would make sure she got her payback, and Trish would be wary of a vengeful McMahon from here on out.


Trish can hit you where it hurts.

Stratusfaction guaranteed.

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But at WrestleMania X-Seven, Trish slapped Mr. McMahon across the face. Trish had joined forces with Linda McMahon, the Federation Chairman's angst-ridden wife. Trish has always said that she'd do anything for the right cause--and at WrestleMania, she revealed just what that cause was! But now, Trish is a marked woman in the Federation. But if history is any indication, the vivacious Trish will emerge from the battle with her head held high and a smile on her face.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Test

Test
Test

Test
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 282
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Finishing Moves:
Big Boot
Diving Powerbomb

Signature Moves:
Pumphandle Slam

Quote:
"Nobody passes the Test."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Martin Kane, T.J. Thunder

Bio:

A former bodyguard for Motley Crue, Test has made quite an impact on the World Wrestling Federation since his December 1998 debut. The seven-footer started his Federation career as a member of Mr. McMahon's Corporation but was then released. Test then went on to become an integral part of a powerful foursome, the Union, along with fellow members Ken Shamrock, The Big Show, and Mankind, who worked together to foil the plans of Shane McMahon. In fact, just before the short-lived group disbanded, Test began a relationship with Stephanie McMahon! The two were to be married, but Stephanie shunned Test in favor of Triple H after she was stricken with amnesia from a flying trash can.


This is a test.

He kept the Crue safe.

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Months after their breakup, Test teamed up with Albert to form the tag team known as T&A--managed by Trish Stratus--but the team broke up over the holiday season last year. Since then, Test has enjoyed success as a European Champion. Test has proven that he is a big-game player in the World Wrestling Federation--no doubt about it. He's got the look, talent, and desire to be one of the greats of the game.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Steven Richards

Steven Richards
Steven Richards

Steven Richards
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220
From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Finishing Moves:
Stevie Kick
Powerbomb pin

Signature Moves:
N/A

Quote:
"It's for your own good!"
"Fight the good fight!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
N/A

Bio:

Steven Richards has appointed himself as the censor of the World Wrestling Federation, and that couldn't have happened soon enough. The World Wrestling Federation is a cesspool of moral depravity, and Steven is here to clean things up. Already, Steven has rid the Federation of the "Ho Train." He has tried to curb the Acolytes' smoking and drinking problems. He has also restricted the Dudley Boyz' use of tables and Al Snow's use of blow-up dolls. All these superstars who try to add to their success through disgusting, depraved, perverted actions must be stopped, and Steven is just the man to do it. Steven has teamed up with and clashed against some of the most dangerous opponents in the WWF in his storied past, including Raven, the Dudley Boyz, and Mick Foley.


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Steven has amassed an army of competitors who will help him further his cause, which is to rid the World Wrestling Federation of its bad influences. Both Bull Buchanan--a powerful soldier--and the Good Father--a former sinner whom Steven has rehabilitated--are willing to carry out Steven's plan to make the Federation a morally redeeming place. You may not like Steven's actions. But they are for your own good.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Steve Blackman

Steve Blackman.
Steve Blackman.

Steve Blackman
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 246
From: Annville, Pennsylvania

Finishing Moves:
Guillotine
Martial Arts Kick

Signature Moves:
A stunning array of martial arts techniques

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Lethal Weapon, Silent Assassin, Head Cheese (courtesy of Al Snow)

Bio:

The pure wrestling machine that is the "Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman shows little emotion inside the squared circle. He lets his martial arts prowess do the talking. His reflexes are to be feared, as Blackman can deliver several kicks and punches with lightning-quick authority. Steve Blackman is a highly accomplished martial artist with more than 18 years of training and holds a third-degree black belt in Shotokan karate (fans of Street Fighter will recognize this as the fighting style of Ken and Ryu.) Blackman's talents have earned him the respect of such real-world no-holds-barred competitors as Ken Shamrock and Dan "The Beast" Severn.


They call him the Lethal Weapon.

Steve Blackman is as dangerous in the ring as out.

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Blackman has been known to put on impressive weapon displays, with kendo sticks, sais, nunchaku, and the occasional garbage can. During his tenure in the Federation, Blackman has also redefined the hardcore division, using his unmatched power and speed to decimate opponents with chairs, brooms, trash cans, and anything else he can find at ringside. To this day, Blackman continues to inspire fear in the competition.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar
Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 252
From: Victoria, Texas

Finishing Moves:
Stone Cold Stunner

Signature Moves:
Lou Thesz Press

Quote:
"And that's the bottom line, 'cause Stone Cold said so!"
"Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Stunning Steven Austin, The Texas Rattlesnake, The Bionic Redneck

Bio:

Stone Cold Steve Austin. The mere mention of his name will bring any sold-out crowd to its feet in a crazed frenzy. Never before has the world of sports entertainment seen a phenomenon like the one that Stone Cold Steve Austin has created. At any live event you attend, all you see is a sea of Austin 3:16. Why? 'Cause Stone Cold said so! When the Texas Rattlesnake entered the Mecca Arena in Milwaukee for the 1996 King of The Ring, he never could have imagined that before the evening was through, he would change the entire face of the wrestling world. After beating the Bible-referencing Jake "The Snake" Roberts to become King of The Ring, Austin accepted his crown, and upon doing so informed Roberts that "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!" With that simple phrase, Austin became the most popular superstar to ever compete in this sport. Some peers say Stone Cold Steve Austin is a suicide machine with lack of regard for authority and rules. But you can't deny this superstar is tougher than leather when he steps through the ring ropes.


The Texas Rattlesnake

And that's the bottom line...

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Austin shocked the world when he turned traitor and betrayed the WWF during the WCW-ECW Invasion. By coordinating the efforts and leading superstars like RVD into battle, Stone Cold plans to take out all the competition. Austin's impressive title history best exemplifies his ring ability. Stone Cold is a three-time Royal Rumble winner, a four-time Tag Team Champ, and twice an Intercontinental Champion. Plus, he has held the WWF title belt an astonishing five times. Without a doubt, there are still plenty of unwritten chapters in the book of Austin 3:16!

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Big Show

Big Show
Big Show

Big Show
Height: 7'2"
Weight: 500
From: Tampa, Fla.

Finishing Moves:
Final Cut
Alley Oop

Signature Moves:
Chokeslam

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Big Nasty, The Giant

Bio:

Big Show tore into the World Wrestling Federation--literally. He first showed up at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in February 1999 by ripping through the ring canvas and, in an amazing display of strength, throwing Stone Cold Steve Austin through a steel cage! Since then, he has proven that his big debut wasn't a fluke. Simply put, Big Show is a blue-chipper. Whether he's lifting up an entire ring or pulling the TitanTron down to the floor, he puts on a show that fans won't soon forget.


He's a Showstopper.

He's a really big guy.

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Show realized a lifelong dream when he won the Federation championship at 1999's Survivor Series. Since returning from a conditioning stint in Louisville, Ky., Big Show is now showing signs of becoming the unstoppable force. In the Hardcore Division, Show showed off his nasty side, and recently, he refused Shane McMahon's offer to join WCW to remain with Vince McMahon and the Federation. Knowing he now has to prove himself as the Federation Champion, Show is hungrier than ever to prove to Mr. McMahon that he can advance beyond the greatness everyone expects of him.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Ivory

Ivory
Ivory

Ivory
Height: ?
Weight: ?
From: Inglewood, California

Finishing Moves:
Woman's Special Slap
Samoan Driver

Signature Moves:
DDT

Quote:
Formerly "No more!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Miss Ivory, Tina Ferrari

Bio:

Just when it appeared that WCW couldn't get any hotter, along comes Ivory. The former spokeswoman for the World Wrestling Federation faction Right to Censor let her hair down and joined the WCW/ECW Alliance on August 6 during Raw is War. Ivory came to the aid of the hottest women in sports entertainment: Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler. Ivory's helping hand allowed Stacy and Torrie to emerge from their match with a win over Jacqueline and also signified the beautiful wrestler's return. Nobody knows why Ivory decided to break her ties with the Federation, but fans know one thing. It's great to see Ivory back in action!


Ivory is a fierce competitor.

Showing off her ring expertise.

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Most recently, Ivory was found fighting alongside the WWF's premier (and only) superhero, Shane "The Hurricane" Helms. Recently losing her position as sidekick to the athletic Molly Holly, Ivory has returned to where she feels most at home: singles competition in the WWF's Women's Division. Don't be fooled by her capable ring technique, because Ivory is more than willing to use her feminine wiles to get what she wants.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Matt Hardy

Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy

Matt Hardy
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
From: Cameron, N.C.

Finishing Moves:
Twist of Fate
Top Rope Leg Drop

Signature Moves:
Dropshot

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
N/A

Bio:

No single performance better exemplifies the Hardy Boyz' effect on the World Wrestling Federation like their epic battle against Edge and Christian in the ladder match at 1999's No Mercy pay per view, where they won the Terri Invitational Tournament. Matt and Jeff have captured WWF tag team titles on four separate occasions, and along with Lita, they make up the faction known as Team Extreme. Their popularity has gripped fans so tightly that the WWF has even released a magazine dedicated to the highfliers. As a tag team, Matt and Jeff Hardy have proven to be the most breathtaking tandem in WWF history, but it's their individual talents that have bonded the brothers into such a cohesive unit.


Matt is intense.

Bro vs. bro

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As a singles competitor, Matt has won the European title and even acquired Hardcore gold, dethroning Crash Holly in his home state of North Carolina. Perhaps most impressive is the manner in which he courted Lita, making an enemy of Dean Malenko in the process. After Matt raced to her rescue, he and Lita have been inseparable. The Hardyz are still extremely young, and we can expect much more from them in their exciting future.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
From: Cameron, N.C.

Finishing Moves:
Swanton Bomb
Twist of Fate

Signature Moves:
Springboard off Matt's back

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
N/A

Bio:

No single performance better exemplifies the Hardy Boyz' effect on the World Wrestling Federation like their epic battle against Edge and Christian in the ladder match at 1999's No Mercy pay per view, where they won the Terri Invitational Tournament. Matt and Jeff have captured WWF tag team titles on four separate occasions, and along with Lita, they make up the faction known as Team Extreme. Their popularity has gripped fans so tightly that the WWF has even released a magazine dedicated to the highfliers. As a tag team, Matt and Jeff Hardy have proven to be the most breathtaking tandem in WWF history, but it's their individual talents that have bonded the brothers into such a cohesive unit.


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The Swanton Bomb

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Jeff has found a place for himself in singles competition, and he has had some stunning matches with the likes of Rob Van Dam. His daredevil antics are quite possibly the most exciting in the WWF, especially the extremely dangerous Swanton Bomb, which Jeff has performed from atop ladders and chairs, as well as the top rope. His talents have won Jeff intercontinental and lightweight titles, as well as a pair of stints as Hardcore champion. The Hardyz are still extremely young, and we can expect much more from them in their exciting future.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
From: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Finishing Moves:
Angle Slam
Angle Lock

Signature Moves:
Standing Switch

Quote:
It's true! It's true!

Nicknames, Past and Present:
N/A

Bio:

Kurt Angle has been a World Wrestling Federation Superstar for just over a year, but he has accomplished more than many have in a career--or in a lifetime. Angle's amateur career is well-documented, the pinnacle of which was his capture of Olympic gold in the 1996 Summer Games. Kurt went on to make his Federation debut at the 1999 Survivor Series as the most celebrated "real" athlete in the World Wrestling Federation. Angle was an All-American, gold-medal-winning competitor who encouraged kids to drink their milk and adults to adhere to his three I's--intensity, integrity, and intelligence--but people booed him.


Kurt is our Olympic hero.

Kurt is all about the three I's.

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The combination of Angle trying to play a role model while infuriating everyone around him enhanced his character to perfection. Angle's strong and witty work on the microphone, combined with technical ability not seen in sports entertainment in some time, propelled him through an amazing winning streak entering the year 2000. On one steamy edition of SmackDown! shortly before SummerSlam, Angle and Stephanie engaged in the "kiss heard 'round the world," adding a fascinating love triangle to the excitement. His onstage performances don't eclipse his ring abilities, however. In one year, Angle captured the European, Intercontinental, King of the Ring, and Federation championships--a feat never before accomplished in the history of the Federation. Kurt continues his dominance to this day, as the reigning WWF Champion.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Hardcore Holly

Hardcore Holly
Hardcore Holly

Hardcore Holly
Height: 6' 6"?!?
Weight: 400 lbs.?!?
From: Mobile, Alabama

Finishing Moves:
Alabamaslam
Falcon Arrow

Signature Moves:
Brainbuster

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Bob "Sparkplug" Holly
Thurman Plugg

Bio:

Hardcore Holly was a tired man. A veteran of the World Wrestling Federation who, along with X-Pac (then known as the 1-2-3 Kid), became Federation Tag Team Champion several years ago, Holly had been through it all. He even held the NWA Tag Team Belts with Bart Gunn as the New Midnight Express. He joined the Federation under the name Sparky Plugg in the early 1990s. He is a licensed NASCAR driver, after all. He thought it would be an instant ticket to fortune.


Hardcore to the bone.

The Hollys mean business.

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It didn't happen. He became disenchanted with the Federation front office. After a brief stretch in the J.O.B. Squad, Holly developed a harder edge. With that, he focused his attention on the Hardcore Championship. He beat Al Snow at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre to secure the vacant Hardcore Championship, lost it, regained it at WrestleMania XV, and gained it yet again at this year's WrestleMania. Holly is hard core to the bone. He's not above cracking a glass pitcher or coffee mug in someone's face--so long as it results in victory. In addition, he's one of the most technically sound competitors in the Federation. In fact, his dropkick is considered by many to be the best in the business.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Faarooq

Faarooq
Faarooq

Faarooq
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 270
From: Morner-Robbins, Texas

Finishing Moves:
Dominator
High Angle Slam

Signature Moves:
N/A

Quote:
"I'll shove my boot right up your ass!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Faarooq Assad, Ron Simmons, Half of the Acolytes

Bio:

Faarooq, a former star lineman for Florida State, has a storied history in the world of wrestling, first rising to the limelight as a founder of the original Nation of Domination, along with Crush and Savio Vega. After a punishing defeat by the Undertaker, Faarooq dismissed his former teammates and re-formed the Nation with his former rival, Ahmed Johnson, as well as Kama Mustafa, D-Lo Brown, and Rocky Maivia (you might have heard of him--he goes by The Rock now). The politics-ridden faction would eventually disband again, and Faarooq would take a place in the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness as an Acolyte along with his current tag partner, Bradshaw.


The APA.

Playing cards or wrestling, no difference.

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Faarooq makes it clear that he loves to brawl with anyone. The only things he loves more than brawling are drinking beer and smoking cigars. He, along with Bradshaw, started the Acolyte Protection Agency with those pastimes in mind. Recently, the APA have taken some high-profile jobs, working with the likes of Trish Stratus and Edge. The agency provides protection to any Federation superstar, as long as they have cash, and as long as they don't make any "suggestions" to the APA. Of course, they don't keep the money--they just buy more beer! The scouting report on the Acolytes is simple: Don't make them mad. Faarooq and Bradshaw are two of the toughest SOBs on the planet, and they love to kick ass just for fun! And don't ever interrupt the Acolytes when they're playing cards--it may be a painful experience!

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Bradshaw

Bradshaw
Bradshaw

Bradshaw
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 290
From: Austin, Texas

Finishing Moves:
Clothesline from Hell
Powerbomb

Signature Moves:
Big Boot

Quote:
"'Cause we need beer money!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Hawke, Vampiro Americano, Blackjack Bradshaw, Death Mask, Half of the Acolytes

Bio:

Bradshaw isn't a leader, he's a follower. As a member of the Acolytes, part of the Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness, he and Faarooq were the Phenom's enforcers. When all the darkness and mysticism was over, the pair decided to put their brand of punishment on the open market. Working for WWF superstars like Edge and Trish Stratus may not be easy, but Bradshaw is more than happy to give anyone a Clothesline from Hell if the price is right.


One tough SOB

Clothesline from Hell

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Bradshaw makes it clear that he loves to brawl with anyone. The only things he loves more than brawling are drinking beer and smoking cigars. He, along with Faarooq, started the Acolyte Protection Agency with those pastimes in mind. Recently, the APA have taken some high-profile jobs, doling out punishment for pay. The agency provides protection to any Federation superstar, as long as they have cash, and as long as they don't make any "suggestions" to the APA. Of course, they don't keep the money, they just buy more beer! The scouting report on the Acolytes is simple: Don't make them mad. Faarooq and Bradshaw are two of the toughest SOBs on the planet, and they love to kick ass just for fun! And don't ever interrupt the Acolytes when they're playing cards--it may be a painful experience!

Check back tomorrow for a look at the next wrestler!

Spotlight on WWF Superstar D-Von Dudley

D-Von Dudley
D-Von Dudley

D-Von Dudley
Height: 6'
Weight: 240
From: Dudleyville

Finishing Moves:
Strong Reverse DDT
Piledriver

Signature Moves:
The Dudley Death Drop (3D)
Wassup?! Headbutt

Quote:
"Testify!"
"Thou shalt not mess with the Dudleys!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
N/A

Bio:

"Thou shalt not kill."
"Thou shalt not steal."
"And thou shalt not mess with the Dudleys."

D-Von first uttered these commandments in Extreme Championship Wrestling, and a combined 11 ECW and World Wrestling Federation tag team championships and a trail of broken bodies in a career spanning more than four years is proof that the Dudley commandments are worth their weight in gold. When D-Von joined his half-brother, Bubba Ray, in the ECW, the Dudleys were an oddball collection from the town of Dudleyville. The serious and sinister D-Von felt that an attitude adjustment was necessary for the Dudleys to dominate the organization. It didn't take long for most of the family to go home to Dudleyville, and for D-Von and Bubba Ray to begin a reign of terror that still continues today in the World Wrestling Federation.


"Testify!"

"Don't mess with the Dudleys!"

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D-Von complements the massive strength of Bubba Ray with speed and impressive high-flying capability. D-Von's formula for winning is simple: Wear an opponent out early before tagging in Bubba Ray, who flattens his poor victim before setting D-Von up to fly from the top rope and connect with a Whassap?! Headbutt. In most cases, the Dudleys set up the victim for the Dudley Death Drop, or "3D." Whether he's about to deal out a 3D or give his opponent a ride through a table, D-Von signals to the crowd and his victim that it's time to testify to the Dudleys!

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Buh-Buh Dudley

Bubba Ray Dudley
Bubba Ray Dudley

Buh-Buh Dudley
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 275
From: Dudleyville

Finishing Moves:
Super Powerbomb
BuhBuh Cutter

Signature Moves:
The Dudley Death Drop (3D)
Wassup?! Headbutt

Quote:
Wassup?!

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Mongo Vyle

Bio:

The Dudley Boyz have claimed on many occasions that they are the best tag team in the world today, and they believe that history supports their beliefs. The Dudley Boyz spent four years in the Philadelphia-based Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion. Bubba Ray joined up first, and D-Von, a native of the "south side of Dudleyville," came shortly after. While there, they built up an entourage that joined them during their appearances. D-Von and Bubba Ray, though, were the two stellar standouts of the group, and once they decided to combine their skills and compete as a tag team, they were virtually unstoppable.


"Whassup?!"

"Get wood."

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Together with D-Von, Bubba competed in some of the most violent, bloody, and dangerous matches ever in the ECW, battling in barbed-wire rings and throwing their opponents through flaming tables on many occasions. In addition, their finisher--the Dudley Death Drop, or "3D"--is one of the most feared maneuvers in the world. Since he and D-Von have joined the Federation, Bubba Ray has made it his goal in life to "get wood" by putting other superstars through tables.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Chris Benoit

Chris Benoit
Chris Benoit

Chris Benoit
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 220
From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Finishing Moves:
Swandive Headbutt
Crippler Crossface

Signature Moves:
Rolling German Suplexes
2nd Rope Tombstone Piledriver

Quote:
"Prove me wrong!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The Canadian Crippler, The Rabid Wolverine, Black Pegasus, Wild Pegasus, Pegasus Kid

Bio:

Don't antagonize Benoit by calling him Chris "Ben-oyt," as some foolish WWF Superstars have done in the past: He'll teach you a painful lesson in pronunciation. The Crippler has often been called the best worker in professional wrestling today, in part due to his mastery of ring technique, and no doubt also due to his ability to elevate his matches to new levels of impressiveness. This proud Canadian has an impressive resume with all the makings of superstardom: He's a veteran of Stu Hart's dungeon training facility, is a former member of The Four Horsemen, and has attained championships in Mexico and Japan and titles in the ECW, WCW, and WWF. In fact, Benoit's reputation was such that the WWF decided to make his in-ring debut against former WWF Heavyweight champion Triple H. Along with such luminaries as Y2J and former Renegade partners Saturn, Eddie Guerrero, and Dean Malenko, Benoit has captured tag team title gold to complement his multiple Intercontinental and Light Heavyweight championships.


The Canadian Crippler

Painful, eh?

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Chris Benoit is a dangerous individual. He earned his Crippler nickname when he broke ECW star Sabu's neck by driving him headfirst through a table. His Crippler Crossface maneuver is perhaps the most painful submission move in wrestling. In one famous match it was locked on so painfully that it rendered Chris Jericho completely unconscious! Benoit has even had a title shot with The Rock, but while many fans and even the WWF declared him the winner, the decision was reversed after the fact. Benoit has earned a lot of respect with his recent success, and if you would like to dispute his claim to fame, you're welcome to try to prove him wrong!

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Crash Holly

Crash Holly
Crash Holly

Crash Holly
Height: 6' 6" !?
Weight: Allegedly well over 400 lbs.
From: Mobile, Alabama

Finishing Moves:
DDT
Top Rope Bulldog

Signature Moves:
Flying from many different heights

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Erin O' Grady, The Leprechaun, The Houdini of Hardcore

Bio:

Crash always seems to be getting in over his head. Watching his entrance video, fans may be astonished to see the questionable "super heavyweight" spraying beer in the faces of the APA or knocking a shocked big man Albert's coffee out of his hands. Is Crash really so delusional that his personal well-being is an afterthought? Perhaps it's his disregard for safety that has made him a 12-time WWF Hardcore champion. Or maybe it's the way his boyish looks, which have earned him the nickname "Elroy" (a reference to the Jetsons cartoon), fool his opponents into overconfidence. Some of his prospective matchups have even failed the test of the scale, which he brings into the ring. After all, if they don't weigh at least 400 pounds, it wouldn't be fair.


Golly!

The Hollys mean business.

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In fact, Crash's confidence initiated the 24/7 Hardcore championship rule. Crash said that he would defend the title any time, anywhere, as long as a referee was present to make the three count. This led to all sorts of bizarre match locations, like restaurants and laundromats. This particular rule made Crash lose so much sleep that he decided to end the strife and challenge every contender to a huge 15-minute 13-man battle royal for the Hardcore belt. Despite the huge number of superstars vying for the belt, Crash nearly came out on top, but he was upset by his cousin Hardcore Holly! Crash's bravado got him far in the 2000 King of the Ring tournament and allowed him to share ring time with greats like Kurt Angle and The Undertaker. Crash may not seem like the biggest or strongest around, but this super heavyweight can take the fight to anyone.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Billy Gunn

Billy Gunn
Billy Gunn

Billy Gunn
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 268
From: Austin, Texas

Finishing Moves:
The One and Only
Fame-ass-er

Signature Moves:
Stalling Brainbuster

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The One, Badd Ass Billy Gunn, Mr. Ass, Member of the Smokin' Gunns, Rockabilly, New Age Outlaws

Bio:

Billy Gunn got his start as one of the Smokin' Gunns and achieved three tag team championships, but he truly reached the next level of success as Badd Ass Billy Gunn, member of the New Age Outlaws. As the New Age Outlaws, Road Dogg and Badd Ass captured the tag team titles five times and are arguably the greatest tag team in history. They became immensely popular after humiliating and battering the Legion of Doom and punctuated their in-ring performances with dazzling mic skills and an edgy attitude that helped pave the way for the WWF's current style. One night after WrestleMania XIV, the Outlaws joined D-Generation X, the most powerful and influential faction in Federation history.


The One.

One and Only.

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Together, the Outlaws became perhaps the most popular and successful duo in Federation history. After being unceremoniously removed from DX because of an injury, Billy Gunn returned to the Federation as "The One" and showed off a new finisher, The One and Only. Whether it's in singles competition or the tag team division, there's no denying The One is a phenomenal athlete--arguably the best pound-for-pound in the Federation.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 220
From: El Paso, Texas

Finishing Moves:
El Paso
Frog Splash

Signature Moves:
Head-Scissors Takedown
Hurricanrana

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Latino Heat, Black Tiger, Mascara Magica (Magic Mask), La Pareja Atomica (The Atomic Pair), Member of Los Gringos Locos (The Crazy Americans), The Filthy Animals, the Latino World Order, The Renegades

Bio:

Eddie Guerrero comes from a prestigious family of Mexican luchadores, His father, Gory Guerrero, is well known as a wrestling legend--perhaps the greatest in Mexican wrestling history--and is also a renowned trainer. Since the age of 19, Eddie has been competing in professional wrestling matches and has stunned audiences in Mexico, Japan, and all over the world with his high-flying ability and unparalleled work ethic. Fans of the sport love to recall the 30-minute match leading to a draw between Dean Malenko and Guerrero in the ECW--it is often hailed as one of the greatest matches in wrestling history.


Latino Heat.

No one is as agile as Eddie.

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Eddie Guerrero has a serious problem dealing with women, however. First, he managed to steal WWF Women's Federation champion Chyna away from fellow Intercontinental champ-mate Chris Jericho. Eddie let it be known that he wanted to "shake his bon-bon" with her, and eventually her resistance to Eddie's advances diminished, and they became an item. Their whirlwind romance led to his Latino Heat moniker and their eventual engagement. Things turned sour, however, when he had issues with Chyna posing for Playboy magazine, and later still, when he was caught showering backstage with two other women! Their engagement called off, and their relationship no more, Eddie and Chyna have gone their separate ways. Whether Eddie will take this as encouragement to take his game to the next level remains to be seen.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho
Height: 6'
Weight: 231
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Finishing Moves:
Walls of Jericho
Lionsault

Signature Moves:
Bulldog
Missile Dropkick
Double Powerbomb

Quote:
"Would you please shut the hell up?"
"It will never, e...e...e...ever happen again!"
"Welcome to Raw is Jericho!"

Nicknames, Past and Present:
Y2J, The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Roll-a,
Corazon de Léon (Lion Heart)

Bio:

There are lots of reasons why so many fans of Chris Jericho, or Jerichoholics, are flocking to WWF events. After making his stunning debut with the coming of the millennium, Y2J has thrilled audiences as they never have been before. His athleticism in the ring is unparalleled. Jericho is capable of stunning foes with feats of strength, like the double powerbomb, or with incredibly agile maneuvers, like his springboard leaps, missile dropkicks, and trademark Lionsault. Most dangerous of all would perhaps be his finishing maneuver, the Walls of Jericho, which has made even the greatest WWF superstars weep in agony. Chris has been able to hold his own against the greatest in the WWF, as evidenced in perhaps his most memorable match, a last-man-standing bout against Triple H in Fully Loaded 2000.


"Would you please shut the hell up?"

"Welcome to Raw is Jericho!"

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It might be his in-ring capabilities, but even more enticing to the WWF audiences that frenzy upon hearing his "Breaking Down the Walls" entrance music, are his dazzling mic skills. Who else in the WWF but Y2J can captivate an audience by calling out Stephanie McMahon as a "filthy, dirty, disgusting, brutal, bottom-feeding, trash-bag ho"? His taunts have menaced Vince McMahon as well as the other superstars, and if they try to steal the spotlight, Y2J puts them in their place with a well timed "Would you please shut the hell up?" Chris Jericho still has plenty of untapped superstar potential and is sure to be headlining events for years to come.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar Dean Malenko

Dean Malenko
Dean Malenko

Dean Malenko
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 212
From: Tampa, Fla.

Finishing Moves:
Texas Cloverleaf
Slam + Texas Cloverleaf

Signature Moves:
Countless

Quote:
N/A

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The Iceman, The Man of 1,000 Holds, The Shooter

Bio:

Dean Malenko is easily one of the greatest talents in the WWF today--just ask anyone who's watched Dean's epic matches against Eddie Guerrero in the ECW. Dean's abilities in the ring far surpass those of many of his fellow superstars, and he is perhaps the greatest pure wrestler in the ring today. Perhaps this can be attributed to his heritage--after all, Dean is the son of legendary wrestler Boris Malenko. Dean has feuded with some of the biggest names around, including a memorable dispute with Chris Jericho, which started up when Y2J claimed to have taught Dean everything he knew, and was in fact the Man of 1,001 Holds. Dean has never backed down from a challenge, and he's always defended himself admirably.


The Man of 1000 Holds

Master of the Texas Cloverleaf

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Recently, Dean Malenko has made a name for himself as a womanizer, and he likes to be known as the "James Bond of the WWF." Frequently accompanied to the ring by any number of gorgeous ladies, Dean has his eyes on more than just a WWF title. Despite his recent success as a light heavyweight champion in the WWF, his name will often be associated with his former glories in other federations. Dean, along with Chris Benoit and Shane Douglas, was a member of the original Triple Threat, and he was also a member of the legendary Four Horsemen. Whether Dean will continue to make strides in his career, or instead make another attempt at courting the lovely Lita, fans will have to wait and see.

Spotlight on WWF Superstar The Undertaker

The Undertaker
The Undertaker

The Undertaker
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 328
From: Death Valley

Finishing Moves:
The Last Ride
Undertaker Chokeslam

Signature Moves:
Tombstone Piledriver
Walk on Ropes Clothesline

Quote:
"You Will Rest in Peace."
"American by Birth, Bad Ass by Choice."

Nicknames, Past and Present:
The Phenom, Dead Man Inc., Dead Man Walking, Taker, The American Bad Ass, Half of the Skyscrapers, Half of the Brothers of Destruction

Bio:

Who else in the WWF, but the Undertaker, can lay claim to an entire Decade of Destruction? For over 10 years, the Phenom has wowed crowds with his displays of cat-like agility for a man his size, and his ability to destroy anything in his path. When he first debuted in 1990, fans were astounded by the Undertaker's ability to withstand chairshots unflinchingly, and to weed out all the competition. Taker is a three time WWF Champion, having defeated such luminaries as Stone Cold Steve Austin and Sid Vicious to strip them of their titles. In fact, in 1991, Taker was on such a streak he was able to destroy arguably the most powerful force in federation history-Hulkamania, by pinning 4-time champ Hulk Hogan for his title. The Undertaker was also the bringer of pain during what is recognized as perhaps the most brutal match in World Wrestling Federation history, the Hell in a Cell bout between himself and Mankind.


The Undertaker's always Rollin'.

Dean is going on the Last Ride.

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Many of the other memorable matches seen in WWF history can also be attributed to the Undertaker's particular style of sadism. The Phenom has trapped claustrophobic Sumo wrestlers in Casket Matches, and even fought his own brother, Kane, surrounded by the flames of an Inferno match, leading to the Big Red Machine being set on fire! When the Undertaker took a leave of absence in 1999 to recover from 10 years of pain his body had endured, no one knew what to expect next. When his roaring return finally happened in May 2000, fans were shocked. The Undertaker had returned riding on a Harley-Davidson and sporting a new look-American Bad Ass to a tee. While no longer the gothic warrior of old, the Undertaker looks on track to continue taking out the opposition on behalf of the WWF.

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