History FanNickname / ProfessionalWrestling

8th Mar '17 9:50:43 AM YourEternalTroper
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** "Jennifer Hudsband", as coined by Corey Graves during the 2016 Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 5-on-5 traditional elimination tag team match between [[Wrestling/WWERaw Team Raw]] and [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown Team SmackDown Live]] while he was observing Wrestling/SethRollins' half-and-half t-shirt consisting of his own personal t-shirt on the left half and Team Raw's t-shirt on the left. This is a reference to Otunga being HappilyMarried to Jennifer Hudson.

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** "Jennifer Hudsband", as coined by Corey Graves during the 2016 Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 5-on-5 traditional elimination tag team match between [[Wrestling/WWERaw Team Raw]] and [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown Team SmackDown Live]] while he was observing Wrestling/SethRollins' half-and-half t-shirt consisting of his own personal t-shirt on the left one half and Team Raw's RAW's t-shirt on the left.other. This is a reference to Otunga being HappilyMarried to Jennifer Hudson.
18th Feb '17 11:40:27 PM Hugpocalypse
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* "The Big Three": In the '80s, [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]], [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance the NWA]], and [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]]; in the '90s, WWF, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, and Wrestling/{{ECW}}. WWE, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]] in the 2000s, though some fans feel that the term grossly overstates the importance of the latter two.

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* "The Big Three": In the '80s, [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]], [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance the NWA]], and [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]]; in the '90s, WWF, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, and Wrestling/{{ECW}}. Wrestling/{{ECW}}; in the '00s, WWE, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, and [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]] ROH]]; in the 2000s, though some fans feel that the term grossly overstates the importance of the latter two.'10s, WWE, [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling NJPW]], and Wrestling/LuchaUnderground.


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* Royal Fumble: a term applied both to the 2014 and 2015 Royal Rumble matches, due to their ''very'' negative reactions.
18th Feb '17 9:08:50 AM YourEternalTroper
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** "Jennifer Hudsband", as coined by Corey Graves during the 2016 Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 5-on-5 traditional elimination tag team match between [[Wrestling/WWERaw Team Raw]] and [[Wrestling/WWESmackDown Team SmackDown Live]] while he was observing Wrestling/SethRollins' half-and-half t-shirt consisting of his own personal t-shirt on the left half and Team Raw's t-shirt on the left. This is a reference to Otunga being HappilyMarried to Jennifer Hudson.
8th Feb '17 10:41:12 PM RavenBlack
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* Willie Mack
** Lucha Ron Funches - As he bears more than a passing resemblance to comedian Ron Funches. Coined by Matt Striker, and has been acknowledged by both Mack and Funches himself.
13th Jan '17 6:39:24 PM Gimere
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** Though better known for his work in Tennessee and Wrestling/{{ECW}} as "Primetime"/"Bulldozer" Brian Lee, Lee might have achieved his highest level of exposure as "the Underfaker", for his portrayal of the fake Undertaker that Wrestling/TheUndertaker fought at the 1994 ''Wrestling/SummerSlam.

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** Though better known for his work in Tennessee and Wrestling/{{ECW}} as "Primetime"/"Bulldozer" Brian Lee, Lee might have achieved his highest level of exposure as "the Underfaker", for his portrayal of the fake Undertaker that Wrestling/TheUndertaker fought at the 1994 ''Wrestling/SummerSlam.''Wrestling/SummerSlam''.



** Some have noted the connection with Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis (formerly Johnny Ace) and deemed him [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Ace's Attorney]].

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** Some have noted the connection with Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis (formerly (the former Johnny Ace) and deemed him [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Ace's Attorney]].



** Maggle/Maggle Cole: JBL has a... unique way of pronouncing Cole's name.

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** Maggle/Maggle Cole: JBL has a... unique way of pronouncing Cole's name.



** Ryberg or Goldback, due to his striking resemblance to Goldberg, as well as the early part of his run as Ryback featuring an "undefeated streak" gimmick very similar to Goldberg's.

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** Ryberg or / Goldback, due to his striking resemblance to Goldberg, as well as the early part of his run as Ryback featuring an "undefeated streak" gimmick very similar to Goldberg's.



** Eater of Shit[[note]]To "eat shit" is an idiom here - [[{{Squick}} thankfully]] - meaning 'to take a hard fall'[[/note]]: He has the bad habit of being the member of The Shield to perform the highest spots and take the sickest bumps, a habit which even now, as a somewhat cowardly but skilled heel, he still can't get away from. (A play on Bray Wyatt's official nom de guerre of "Eater of Worlds".)

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** Eater of Shit[[note]]To "eat shit" is an idiom here - [[{{Squick}} thankfully]] - meaning 'to take a hard fall'[[/note]]: He has the bad habit of being the member of The Shield to perform the highest spots and take the sickest bumps, a habit which even now, as a somewhat cowardly but skilled heel, he still can't couldn't get away from. (A play on Bray Wyatt's official nom de guerre of "Eater of Worlds".)



** The Emasculator: Due to her tendency to slap or dress down male superstars, who, thanks to WWE no longer allowing man-on-woman violence and the fact that she's the boss, aren't allowed to retaliate. The best that you can hope for is that she gets owned by a good comeback.

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** The Emasculator: Due to her tendency to slap or dress down male superstars, who, thanks to a) WWE no longer allowing man-on-woman violence and b) the fact that she's the boss, aren't allowed to retaliate. The best that you can hope for is that she gets owned by a good comeback.



*** [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker Sting]]: Sting's 2011 gimmick for acting really, ''really'' similar to Creator/HeathLedger's performance in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.

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*** ** [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker Sting]]: Sting's 2011 gimmick for acting really, ''really'' similar to Creator/HeathLedger's performance in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.



* Wrestling/{{Tazz}} - The Orange Midget: For being short and having orange in most of his outfits.

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* Wrestling/{{Tazz}} - Wrestling/{{Tazz}}
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The Orange Midget: For being short and having orange in most of his outfits.



** Of the five, four are either in-ring or in dark matches as of 2014.



** The Baby Oil Boy's Club, always used insultingly, and eventually used onscreen by Wrestling/John Cena.

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** The Baby Oil Boy's Club, always used insultingly, and eventually used onscreen by Wrestling/John John Cena.



** "Las Luchas", hopefully a short for Las Luchadoras.

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** "Las Luchas", hopefully a presumably short for Las Luchadoras.



*** If you had to pick a [=Smackdown=] Six now, it would be Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, Mysterio, Wrestling/JackSwagger, Wrestling/KofiKingston, Drew [=McIntyre=], and Wrestling/CodyRhodes.



* Eddiesploitation - The period of time from his death to WrestleMania 22 that Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's death was made such a big deal in the WWE that a wrestling manager who used to know him actually thought it might've been a work. Also applied to whenever Eddie is used as a posthumous plot point.

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* Eddiesploitation - The period of time from his death to WrestleMania 22 that Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's death was made such a big deal in the on WWE programming that a wrestling manager who used to know him actually thought it might've been a work. Also applied to whenever Eddie is used as a posthumous plot point.



* Spring Cleaning - The period in March and April right around ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}}'' when there's usually a mass firing of lower and mid-card superstars to make way for upcoming talent. There was no such firings in 2015, but it returned in 2016, albeit in May.

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* Spring Cleaning - The period in March and April right around ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}}'' ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' when there's usually a mass firing of lower and mid-card superstars to make way for upcoming talent. There was no such firings in 2015, but it returned in 2016, albeit in May.



* The WWE [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-t.html WWE Tag Team Titles]]
** The Pennies, since they're perfectly round, coppery, and have faces in profile on them...and because of the WWE's perceived low opinion of the Tag Team division as of late.

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* The WWE [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-t.html WWE Tag Team Titles]]
** The Pennies,
Titles]] got the nickname "The Pennies," since they're perfectly round, coppery, and have faces in profile on them...them, and because of the WWE's perceived low opinion of the Tag Team division as of late.



* Future Endeavored - What happens to someone in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} when they have been fired. Taken from WWE.com's boilerplate for reporting these events: "WWE has come to terms on the release of {Insert Name Here}. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

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* Future Endeavored - What happens to someone in the Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWE when they have been fired. Taken from WWE.com's boilerplate for reporting these events: "WWE has come to terms on the release of {Insert Name Here}. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."
30th Dec '16 10:19:20 PM nombretomado
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** The Dwayne - His real name DwayneJohnson, and recently, Johnson moved away from having "The Rock" being included in his name for his acting credits, inspiring the nickname.

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** The Dwayne - His real name DwayneJohnson, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, and recently, Johnson moved away from having "The Rock" being included in his name for his acting credits, inspiring the nickname.
25th Dec '16 6:13:19 PM Nyame
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** [=InjuryMania=] - ''WrestleMania 32'', after a rash of injuries starting in late-2015 completely gutted the roster (especially it's main event talent) and changed plans dramatically. Among the number was [[Wrestling/DanielBryan all]] [[Wrestling/TysonKiddandCesaro six]] [[Wrestling/BellaTwins champions]] [[Wrestling/SethRollins who]] [[Wrestling/JohnCena walked]] out of WrestleMania 31 with their titles[[note]]Including Divas Champ Nikki Bella who was in a non-title tag team match.[[/note]].

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** [=InjuryMania=] - ''WrestleMania 32'', after a rash of injuries starting in late-2015 completely gutted the roster (especially it's its main event talent) and changed plans dramatically. Among the number was [[Wrestling/DanielBryan all]] [[Wrestling/TysonKiddandCesaro six]] [[Wrestling/BellaTwins champions]] [[Wrestling/SethRollins who]] [[Wrestling/JohnCena walked]] out of WrestleMania 31 with their titles[[note]]Including Divas Champ Nikki Bella who was in a non-title tag team match.[[/note]]. match[[/note]]. At one point during the build to the event, there was only ''one'' active full-time main event talent on the entire roster (Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, who ended up having to start a mini-feud with part-timer Wrestling/TripleH in the interim just so fans would have a reason to watch ''RAW'').
24th Dec '16 3:51:08 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** Idiot and Doofus: Wrestling/{{Stephanie|McMahon}} and Hunter respectively, following Wrestling/CMPunk's infamous WorkedShoot in the Summer of 2011.

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** Idiot and Doofus: Wrestling/{{Stephanie|McMahon}} Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon and Hunter respectively, following Wrestling/CMPunk's infamous WorkedShoot in the Summer of 2011.



* Lemmings/Sheep - Semi-derogatory Nicknames for WCW and WWE loyalists, respectively; coined during the MondayNightWars era. WCW "lemmings" were willing to follow Bishoff, Hogan and co. off a cliff. Sheep followed whatever insanity Vince McMahon threw onto WWE programming without question. Large chunks of both fanbases wore said nicknames with defiant pride.

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* Lemmings/Sheep - Semi-derogatory Nicknames for WCW and WWE loyalists, respectively; coined during the MondayNightWars era. WCW "lemmings" were willing to follow Bishoff, Hogan and co. off a cliff. Sheep followed whatever insanity Vince McMahon [=McMahon=] threw onto WWE programming without question. Large chunks of both fanbases wore said nicknames with defiant pride.
15th Sep '16 4:10:21 AM NorthRaider
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** Crossfit Jesus, due to his love of Crossfit and his uncanny resemblance to, well, Jesus.
9th Aug '16 7:54:02 AM thenewtroperjp123321
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** Brother Nero- Apart from 'Nero' being his middle name, this nickname has been coined by #BROKEN Wrestling/MattHardy .Now he's an OBSOLETE MULE.
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