List of WWE alumni (N–R)

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WWE is a sports entertainment company based in Stamford, Connecticut.[1] Former employees (family name letters N – R) in WWE consist of professional wrestlers, managers, play-by-play and color commentators, announcers, interviewers, referees, trainers, script writers, executives, and board of directors.

WWE talents' contracts range from developmental contracts to multi-year deals.[2] They primarily appeared on WWE television programming, pay-per-views, and live events, and talent with developmental contracts appeared at WWE NXT (formerly Florida Championship Wrestling), or they appeared at WWE's former training facilities: Deep South Wrestling, Heartland Wrestling Association, International Wrestling Association, Memphis Championship Wrestling, or Ohio Valley Wrestling. When talent is released of their contract, it could be for a budget cut, the individual asking for their release, for personal reasons, time off from an injury, or retirement. In some cases, talent has died while they were contracted, such as Brian Pillman, Owen Hart, Eddie Guerrero, and Chris Benoit.

Those who made appearances without a contract and those who were released but are currently employed are not included.

Alumni (N—R)[edit]

Scott Rechsteiner, better known as Scott Steiner, on Raw in Seattle, Washington
Robert Remus, better known as Sgt. Slaughter, posing with a fan in New Jersey
José Alberto Rodríguez also known as Alberto Del Rio getting ready for a match in April 2016.
Juan Rivera, better known as Savio Vega at a live event
Dalip Singh Rana also known as The Great Khali in a match on SmackDown in 2007
Cody Rhodes as Stardust in March 2015
Kevin Nash (as Diesel) in 1994
Birth name Ring name(s) Tenure Ref
Chigusa Nagayo Chigusa Nagayo 1987 [3]
Keiko Nakano Bull Nakano 1994-1995
Kevin Nash Kevin Nash
Diesel
1993-1996
2002-2004
2011
2015
James Neidhart Jim Neidhart
Who
1985–1992
1994-1995
1996–1997
[4]
José Nieves Super Porky 2005-2006 [5]
John Nord The Berzerker
The Viking
1991-1993
Anthony Norris Ahmed Johnson 1995-1998
Christopher Nowinski Christopher Nowinski
Chris Harvard
2001-2007 [6]
Arda Ocal Kyle Edwards 2014–2016 [7]
Paul Orndorff, Jr. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff 1983-1988
Barry Orton Barry O 1984-1988
Robert Orton, Jr. Bob Orton 1982
1984-1987
2005-2006
[8]
Matthew Osborne Doink the Clown
Matt Borne
1985
1992–1993
Vickie Otis Princess Victoria 1983-1984 [9]
Takeo Ōtsuka Mens Teioh 1998 [10]
Fred Ottman Tugboat
Typhoon
Big Man Steele
1989–1993
1994
Carl Ouellet Jean Pierre LaFitte
Pierre
1993-1995
1998
Masashi Ozawa Killer Kahn 1981
1986–1987
Christopher Pallies King Kong Bundy
Chris Canyon
Man Mountain Cannon
1981
1985–1987
1994–1995
Charles Palumbo Chuck
Chuck Palumbo
2001–2004
2006–2008
[11][12]
Kenneth Patera Ken Patera 1977–1978
1980
1984–1985
1987–1988
Jayson Paul JTG 2006–2007
2008–2014
Kris Pavone Caylen Croft 2003-2006
2008-2010
[13]
Al Perez Al Perez 1989-1990
Eric Pérez Eric Escobar
Eric Perez
2005-2010 [14]
Karlee Perez Maxine 2009-2012 [15]
Melina Perez Melina 2002-2011 [16]
Miguel Pérez, Jr. Miguel Perez 1997—1999 [17]
Oreal Perras Ivan Koloff,
Ivan Zukoff
1963
1969–1971
1975–1976
1978–1979
1983
Paul Perschmann "Playboy" Buddy Rose
The Executioner
1982–1983
1984–1985
1990–1991
Josip Peruzović Nikolai Volkoff
Bepo Monogol
Executioner #3
1970–1971
1974
1976–1980
1984–1990
1991–1992
1994–1995
Dean Peters Battle Kat
Brady Boone
1986-1991 [18]
Desiree Petersen Desiree Peterson 1984–1985
1988
Darryl Peterson Man Mountain Rock
Blacksmith
1994-1995
Gene Petit Cousin Luke 1984–1987
Todd Pettengill Todd Pettengill 1993-1997
Theodore Petty Rocco Rock 1999 [19][20]
Lawrence Pfohl Lex Luger
The Narcissist
1993-1995
Brian Pillman Brian Pillman 1996-1997 [21]
Terri Poch Tori 1998-2001
Lanny Poffo The Genius
"Leaping" Lanny Poffo
1985-1992
Randy Poffo "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Mr. Madness
1985-1994
Luc Poirier Sniper
Luc Poirier
Poirier
1985
1997–1999
Gilles Poisson Louis Cyr
Gilles "The Fish" Poisson
1976
1985
[22]
Peter Polaco Aldo Montoya
Justin Credible
PJ Walker
1993-1997
2001-2003
2006
[23]
Mike Polchlopek Bart Gunn
Bodacious Bart
1993-1999
Dylan Postl Hornswoggle
La Vaca
La Vaquita
Little Bastard
Mini Gator
2006–2016 [24]
Alexander Pourteau Alex "The Pug" Porteau 1996-1997
Bruce Prichard Brother Love
Reo Rodgers
The Wizard
1988–1991
1993–2008
[25]
Thomas Prichard Dr. Tom Prichard
Zip
Dr.X
1993-2004
2007-2012
Oleg Prudius Vladimir Kozlov
Oleg Prudius
2006-2011 [26]
Dawn Psaltis Dawn Marie 2002-2005 [27][28]
Daniel Puder Daniel Puder 2004-2005 [29]
Antonio Pugliese Tony Parisi
Antonio Pugliese
1966–1969
1975–1976
1982
1985
John Quinn Virgil the Kentucky Butcher 1967-1969
Harley Race "Handsome" Harley Race
"King" Harley Race
Great Mortimer
1963
1980
1986–1989
Manuel Ramos Apache Bull Ramos 1968 [30]
Dalip Singh Rana The Great Khali 2006-2014 [31]
James Raschke The Baron
Baron Von Raschke
1977
1988
Jonathan Rechner Balls Mahoney
Xanta Klaus
Jon Rechner
1992The Great Mortimer1995
2005
2006–2008
[32][33]
Robert Rechsteiner Rick Steiner 1992-1994
Scott Rechsteiner Scott Steiner 1992–1994
2002–2004
Bruce Reed "The Natural" Butch Reed 1986–1988
Ryan Reeves Ryan Reeves
Skip Sheffield
Ryback
2004–2007
2008-2016
James Reiher "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka
Silver Shadow
1982–1985
1989–1992
1993
James Reiher, Jr. Deuce
Sim Snuka
2005-2009 [34]
Robert Remus Sgt. Slaughter 1980-1981
1983-1984
1990-1994
1997-2009
2012-present
William Reso Christian 1998-2005
2009-2015
James Ferrier Jimmy Del Ray 1993-1995
Wendi Richter Wendi Richter 1982
1983-1985
[35]
Harry Del Rios Phantasio
Spillbinder
1995
Sylvester Ritter Junkyard Dog 1984-1988
Juan Rivera Kwang
Savio Vega
1994—1998 [17][36]
Victor Rivera Victor Rivera 1964-1965
1968–1975
1976
1978–1979
1982–1984
1989
Joseph Rizzo Jack Reynolds 1984—1985 [37][38]
Justin Roberts Justin Roberts 2002–2014
Timothy Roberts The Zombie 2006
Byron Robertson The Missing Link 1985
Guadalupe Robledo Jose Lothario 1996–1997
Antoniono Biasetton Antonino Rocca 1952–1963
1975–1977
Daniel Rodimer Dan Rodman 2006-2007 [39]
Aaron Rodríguez Mil Máscaras 1972–1973
1977–1978
1981
1984
1997
[40]
Alberto Rodríguez Alberto Del Rio 2009-2014
2015-2016
[41][42]
Jesús Rodríguez Ricardo Rodriguez
El Local
2010-2014 [43]
Johnny Rodriguez Johnny Rodz 1965-1985
Herman Rohde Jr. "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers 1961–1963
1982
Todd Romero Steve Romero 2004-2007 [44]
Richard Rood "Ravishing" Rick Rude 1987–1990
1997
Romeo 2005-2006 [45]
James Ross Jim Ross 1993–2014 [46][47]
Ernie Roth The Grand Wizard of Wrestling 1972-1983
Milena Roucka Rosa Mendes 2006–2017 [48]
Jacques Rougeau, Jr. The Mountie 1985–1994
1998
Raymond Rougeau Raymond Rougeau 1985–2002
André Rousimoff André the Giant
The Giant Machine
1973–1991 [49]
Terri Boatright Marlena
Terri Runnels
1996–2004 [50][51]
[52]
Brandi Runnels Eden Stiles 2011
2013-2016
[53]
Cody Runnels Cody Rhodes
Stardust
2006-2016 [54]
Virgil Runnels Jr. Dusty Rhodes 1978
1989-1991
2005-2015
Vincent Russo Vince Russo 1992–1999
Glenn Ruth Headbanger Thrasher
Glenn Ruth
Royal Spider
1990–1993
1995–2000
2016
Company name to Year
Capitol Wrestling Corporation 1952–1963
World Wide Wrestling Federation 1963–1979
World Wrestling Federation 1979–2002
World Wrestling Entertainment 2002–2011
WWE 2011–present
Notes
^ Indicates they are deceased.
^ Indicates they died while they were employed with WWE.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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