History FanNickname / ProfessionalWrestling

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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.
4th Aug '16 2:11:23 AM Gimere
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* WrestleMania Play (Button), WrestleMania Star, WrestleMania Sun - named for logo elements of ''WrestleManias'' 31, 32 and 33 after Vince StoppedNumberingSequels as part of the logo designs. Fans took this as well as you can expect.

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* WrestleMania Play (Button), WrestleMania Star, WrestleMania Sun - named for logo elements of ''WrestleManias'' ''[=WrestleMania=]s'' 31, 32 and 33 after Vince StoppedNumberingSequels as part of the logo designs. Fans took this as well as you can expect.
4th Aug '16 2:07:38 AM Gimere
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** (The) Albino Warrior: Because he's really, '''really''' [[ButNotTooWhite pale]], this is a play his usual nickname, The Celtic Warrior.[[note]]Because he wears ''very'' strong sunblock at all times to keep his pale complexion, he has to get his Vitamin D levels regularly checked.[[/note]] The nickname is also a swipe at the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, another performer that WWE fans felt was pushed far beyond his wrestling abilities.

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** (The) Albino Warrior: Because he's really, '''really''' [[ButNotTooWhite pale]], this is a play on his usual nickname, The Celtic Warrior.[[note]]Because he wears ''very'' strong sunblock at all times to keep his pale complexion, he has to get his Vitamin D levels regularly checked.[[/note]] The nickname is also a swipe at the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, another performer that WWE fans felt was pushed far beyond his wrestling abilities.
4th Aug '16 2:05:52 AM Gimere
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** For his brief return in 2014, Evolution was re-formed to go against the Shield...and inexplicably, Batista didn't coordinate with HHH and Randy Orton (in black trunks), and came out in all-blue wrestling gear. #Bluetista was trending in ''minutes''.



** Big Slow (or Pig Slow), whenever he is a heel, or particularly out of shape--Paul Wight's weight has fluctuated quite significantly over his career, and when he's at his heavier weights he tends to be noticeably slower; this has not been helped by his advancing age. Sometimes used in-canon by [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].

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** Big Slow (or / Pig Slow), Slow: Used whenever he is a heel, or particularly out of shape--Paul Wight's weight has fluctuated quite significantly over his career, and when he's at his heavier weights he tends to be noticeably slower; this has not been helped by his advancing age. Sometimes used in-canon by [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]].



** Bobby Rooooooo - According to the ring announcers. Popularized by {{Website/Botchamania}}.

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** Bobby Rooooooo - According to the ring announcers. Popularized by {{Website/Botchamania}}.Website/{{Botchamania}}.



** 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.



** Crispin WAH - A reference to the way Howard Finkel would pronounce Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's name.

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** Crispin WAH - A reference to the way Howard Finkel would pronounce Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's his name.



*** Further subverted when this statement appeared in a History of WWE magazine: ''"What about the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit tragedy? We're two years removed - will there ever be a time when we can acknowledge him as part of WWE history?" Vince's response: "It's not right to pretend he didn't exist. It's one thing to include him as part of a historical perspective, which I believe is OK, and it's another thing to promote him, which is not OK. The situation is very similar to that of O.J. Simpson - despite his controversy, O.J. was still a part of the NFL scene. You can't deny that he existed."''
*** Benoit footage can now be seen on WWE's streaming video service, the WWE Network, uncut... although it's preceded by a very prominent disclaimer.

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*** Further subverted when this statement appeared in a History of WWE magazine: ''"What about the Wrestling/ChrisBenoit Chris Benoit tragedy? We're two years removed - will there ever be a time when we can acknowledge him as part of WWE history?" Vince's response: "It's not right to pretend he didn't exist. It's one thing to include him as part of a historical perspective, which I believe is OK, and it's another thing to promote him, which is not OK. The situation is very similar to that of O.J. Simpson - despite his controversy, O.J. was still a part of the NFL scene. You can't deny that he existed."''
*** Benoit footage can now be seen on WWE's streaming video service, the WWE Network, uncut... uncut, although it's preceded by a very prominent disclaimer.



* E-jects - The various wrestlers who departed Wrestling/{{WWE}} (sometimes against their will) for TNA, and who are, for the most part, very vocal and bitter about their time spent in the WWE (some of them justifiably so, some of them not).

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* E-jects - The various wrestlers who departed Wrestling/{{WWE}} (sometimes against their will) for TNA, and who are, for the most part, very vocal and bitter about their time spent in the WWE (some of them justifiably so, some of them not).



** Hoeski - Wrestling/EveTorres, coined by John Cena when calling her out on leading Wrestling/ZackRyder to ruin and planning to do the same with him with her feminine wiles. It has become a popular crowd chant.

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** Hoeski - Wrestling/EveTorres, coined Hoeski: Coined by John Cena when calling her out on leading Wrestling/ZackRyder to ruin and planning to do the same with him with her feminine wiles. It has become a popular crowd chant.



** Jack Thwagger hath a very notitheable lithp.

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** Jack Thwagger Thwagger: Jack hath a very notitheable lithp.



** [=StupidStar=], from an incident in WCW when he mispronounced "superstar" and described himself as "the [=StupidStar=]".
** Triple J: A play on his self-given nickname of "Double J". This one became far more prevalent during his time in TNA, where he is often compared to Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Wrestling/TripleH. Not helped by the fact that he's been doing Wrestling/TripleH's finisher, The Pedigree, on a semi-regular basis since his in-ring return, and his father basically created the promotion as a starring vehicle for Jeff.

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** [=StupidStar=], from [=StupidStar=]: From an incident in WCW when he mispronounced "superstar" and described himself as "the [=StupidStar=]".
** Triple J: A play on his self-given nickname of "Double J". This one became far more prevalent during his time in TNA, where he is often compared to Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s Wrestling/TripleH. Not helped by the fact that he's been doing Wrestling/TripleH's Triple H's finisher, The Pedigree, on a semi-regular basis since his in-ring return, and his father basically created the promotion as a starring vehicle for Jeff.



*** That nickname will pass once Cena's done with this feud.



** Fat(t) Hardy/Lardy - Nickname(s) given to Wrestling/MattHardy due to his weight gain.

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** Fat(t) Hardy/Lardy - Nickname(s) given to Wrestling/MattHardy due Hardy/Lardy: Due to his weight gain.



** Midd Cardy - Wrestling/MattHardy, due to his inability to get high-profile matches.

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** Midd Cardy - Wrestling/MattHardy, due Cardy: Due to his inability to get high-profile matches.



** Buckwheat - In the WWE, due to his noticeable hairstyle.

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** Buckwheat - In the WWE, due to his noticeable hairstyle.



** (The) Albino Warrior - Nickname for the... um... really, '''really''' [[ButNotTooWhite pale]] WWE wrestler Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, whose normal aka The Celtic Warrior.[[note]]Because he wears ''very'' strong sunblock at all times to keep his pale complexion, he has to get his Vitamin D levels regularly checked.[[/note]] The nickname is also a swipe at the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, another performer that WWE fans felt was pushed far beyond his wrestling abilities.

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** (The) Albino Warrior - Nickname for the... um... Warrior: Because he's really, '''really''' [[ButNotTooWhite pale]] WWE wrestler Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, whose normal aka pale]], this is a play his usual nickname, The Celtic Warrior.[[note]]Because he wears ''very'' strong sunblock at all times to keep his pale complexion, he has to get his Vitamin D levels regularly checked.[[/note]] The nickname is also a swipe at the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior, another performer that WWE fans felt was pushed far beyond his wrestling abilities.



*** Being a ginger with spiky hair does not help his cause here either, and is why his finisher (more commonly called the Razor's Edge) is known to some as the Ginger's Edge.

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*** ** Being a ginger with spiky hair does not help his cause here either, and is why his finisher (more commonly called the Razor's Edge) is known to some as the Ginger's Edge.



** Swagsuke, due to his look, odd and spastic movements, ConfusionFu in-ring style, and overall "give no fucks" attitude. Despite his having that nickname before his WWE debut, he was called this once or twice in passing on commentary during one of his first few matches in Wrestling/NXT.

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** Swagsuke, due to his look, odd and spastic movements, ConfusionFu in-ring style, and overall "give no fucks" attitude. Despite his having that nickname before his WWE debut, he was called this once or twice in passing on commentary during one of his first few matches in Wrestling/NXT.[[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]].



** (Triple) Haitch - Wrestling/TripleH, due to Wrestling/WilliamRegal's very English pronunciation of the letter "H". Given that it's very similar to "Naitch," the nickname he coined for his idol Wrestling/RicFlair, Hunter would probably be pretty happy with that one.
** (HH)HGH - Wrestling/TripleH; spawned during his year-long injury hiatus, when it became known that his type of quad tear is almost never seen outside of heavy steroid users. The fact that he came back more buff than ever did nothing to quell this. (And, after coming back from the second of such quad tears, he looked considerably slimmed down and hasn't had such any injury since.)

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** (Triple) Haitch - Wrestling/TripleH, due Haitch: Due to Wrestling/WilliamRegal's very English pronunciation of the letter "H". Given that it's very similar to "Naitch," the nickname he coined for his idol Wrestling/RicFlair, Hunter would probably be pretty happy with that one.
** (HH)HGH - Wrestling/TripleH; (HH)HGH: spawned during his year-long injury hiatus, when it became known that his type of quad tear is almost never seen outside of heavy steroid users. The fact that he came back more buff than ever did nothing to quell this. (And, after coming back from the second of such quad tears, he looked considerably slimmed down and hasn't had such any injury since.)



** [=tHHHor=] - A nickname for Wrestling/TripleH, given for a combination of reasons: his preferred weapon of a sledgehammer, the way he's seen by other characters as a sort of minor god of wrestling, how he no-sells most attacks, etc.

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** [=tHHHor=] - A nickname for Wrestling/TripleH, given [=tHHHor=]: Given for a combination of reasons: his preferred weapon of a sledgehammer, the way he's seen by other characters as a sort of minor god of wrestling, how he no-sells most attacks, etc.



** Speaking of his WrestleMania 22 entrance, TripleH has also gained the nickname "Gonad The Barbarian" thanks to Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.

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** Speaking of his WrestleMania 22 entrance, TripleH Triple H has also gained the nickname "Gonad The Barbarian" thanks to Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.



* "Moore Wang": The team of Jimmy Wang Yang (an Asian wrestler dressed up as a stereotpyical cowboy) and Shannon Moore. Supposedly, the E didn't just ignore this but actively discouraged fans from using it.

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* "Moore Wang": The team of Jimmy Wang Yang (an Asian wrestler dressed up as a stereotpyical cowboy) and Shannon Moore. Supposedly, the E WWE didn't just ignore this but actively discouraged fans from using it.



** Also [[{{Squick}} Ball Sweat]], for MVP's "Ballin'!" taunt and Wrestling/MarkHenry being... well, sweaty.
** World's Strongest {{Tag Team}} was occasionally used by the WWE to refer them.

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** Also [[{{Squick}} Ball Sweat]], for MVP's "Ballin'!" taunt and Wrestling/MarkHenry being... because Mark Henry is rather, well, sweaty.
** World's Strongest {{Tag Team}} was occasionally used by the WWE to refer them.



* [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] & Worlandorestling/KofiKingston

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* [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] & Worlandorestling/KofiKingstonWrestling/KofiKingston



** WWE Lite (or Diet WWE) - TNA Wrestling, due to TNA's tendency to push former WWE (or WCW or ECW) wrestlers more and to recycle angles or gimmicks from the WWE ("Black Machismo" Jay Lethal, Stone Cold Shark Boy, etc.), despite their motto, "We Are Wrestling". (This motto has since been changed to "Cross the Line". )

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** WWE Lite (or / Diet WWE) - TNA Wrestling, due WWE: Due to TNA's tendency to push former WWE (or WCW or ECW) wrestlers more and to recycle angles or gimmicks from the WWE ("Black Machismo" Jay Lethal, Stone Cold Shark Boy, etc.), despite their motto, "We Are Wrestling". (This motto has since been changed to "Cross the Line". )



* Complete Shit - Wrestling/EvaMarie's finisher. A rare example of a "[[InvertedTrope Detractor Nickname]]".
* Crews' Control - ApolloCreed's Spin-out powerbomb as coined by commentator Mauro Ranallo.

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* Complete Shit - Wrestling/EvaMarie's finisher. A finisher, a rare example of a "[[InvertedTrope Detractor Nickname]]".
"''[[InvertedTrope Detractor]]'' Nickname".
* Crews' Control - ApolloCreed's Apollo Crews' Spin-out powerbomb as coined by commentator Mauro Ranallo.



* Kryptonite Punch - Roman Reigns' Big Punch, in reference to one of the first victims, John "Super" Cena.

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* Kryptonite Punch - Roman Reigns' Big Superman Punch, in reference to one of the first victims, John "Super" Cena.



* Wrestling/{{ECW}} Sloppy Seconds, ECW So Are We Dating Or What - the ''second'' ECW '''One Night Stand''' Pay-Per-View.

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* Wrestling/{{ECW}} Sloppy Seconds, Seconds / ECW So Are We Dating Or What - the ''second'' ECW '''One Night Stand''' Pay-Per-View.



* WrestleMania Play (Button), WrestleMania Star, WrestleMania Sun - named for logo elements of ''WrestleMania's'' 31, 32, 33 after Vince StoppedNumberingSequels as part of the logo designs. Fans took this as well as you can expect.

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* WrestleMania Play (Button), WrestleMania Star, WrestleMania Sun - named for logo elements of ''WrestleMania's'' ''WrestleManias'' 31, 32, 32 and 33 after Vince StoppedNumberingSequels as part of the logo designs. Fans took this as well as you can expect.
29th Jul '16 3:01:04 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Botchtista - Had a reputation for botching a lot.

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** Botchtista - Had a reputation for botching a lot.lot, especially during his 2014 run.



** The Splits - Because she always did a split on the ring apron during her entrance.



** Rybotch: Due to the fact that he botched a lot in his early career.



** The Emasculator: Due to her tendency to slap or dress down male superstars, who, thanks to WWE no longer allowing man-on-woman violence, 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 WWE no longer allowing man-on-woman violence, 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.



* [[http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/og_image/public/championship/Belt_Retired/WCW_Heavyweight.png Big Gold Belt]] - The [[LongRunner Long Running]] championship belt design[[note]]Though it has been modified slightly over the years[[/note]] used to represent the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, WCW International World Heavyweight Championship, WCW World Heavyweight Championship and WWE's secondary World Heavyweight Championship.

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* [[http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/og_image/public/championship/Belt_Retired/WCW_Heavyweight.png Big Gold Belt]] Gold]] - The [[LongRunner Long Running]] championship belt design[[note]]Though it has been modified slightly over the years[[/note]] used to represent the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, WCW International World Heavyweight Championship, WCW World Heavyweight Championship and WWE's secondary World Heavyweight Championship.
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** The Emasculator: Due to her tendency to slap or dress down male superstars, who, thanks to WWE no longer allowing man-on-woman violence, aren't allowed to retaliate. The best that you can hope for is that she gets owned by a good comeback.
26th Jul '16 5:05:36 AM burstkiller
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** MeekMahan - from #broken Matt Hardy's mispronouncation of his last name.

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** MeekMahan [=MeekMahan=] - from #broken #Broken Matt Hardy's mispronouncation mispronunciation of his last name.



** Sisters of Submission[[note]]The guy who suggested that one on a podcast and caused it to catch fire had looked it up first to see if it was taken similarly to Submission Sorority; ''it wasn't''[[/note]], The Tapout Trio, Submission Comission, Body Breakers, 3 woMan Band, [[FunWithAcronyms PussyCat Babes]]

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** Sisters of Submission[[note]]The guy who suggested that one on a podcast and caused it to catch fire had looked it up first to see if it was taken similarly to Submission Sorority; ''it wasn't''[[/note]], The Tapout Trio, Submission Comission, Commission, Body Breakers, 3 woMan Band, [[FunWithAcronyms PussyCat Babes]]



** NXTNA - named after Eric Young made his debut for the brand shortly the arrivals of Samoa Joe and Austin Aries.

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** NXTNA - named after Eric Young made his debut for the brand shortly after the arrivals of Samoa Joe and Austin Aries.



* WrestleMania Play (Button), WrestleMania Star, WrestleMania Sun - named for logo elements of WrestleMania's 31, 32, 33 after Vince StoppedNumberingSequels in as part of the logo designs. Fans took this as well as you can expect.

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* WrestleMania Play (Button), WrestleMania Star, WrestleMania Sun - named for logo elements of WrestleMania's ''WrestleMania's'' 31, 32, 33 after Vince StoppedNumberingSequels in as part of the logo designs. Fans took this as well as you can expect.
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* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon
** MeekMahan - from #broken Matt Hardy's mispronouncation of his last name.
24th Jul '16 9:53:41 PM PaulA
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** Piggie James - due to the fact that she's a bit larger in the middle than she used to be. Coined by Michelle McCool during their feud during late 2009-early 2010. Has since turned into a detractor nickname.

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** Piggie James - due to the fact that she's a bit larger in the middle than she used to be. Coined by Michelle McCool [=McCool=] during their feud during late 2009-early 2010. Has since turned into a detractor nickname.
23rd Jul '16 8:28:46 PM thecarolinabull01
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** "Turner" due to Ted Turner's ownership of the company.



* Playboy Push - For a number of years, WWE would heavily push a female wrestler who was set to appear nude on the pages of ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' (especially if that issue's release happened to fall within a couple of months of [=WrestleMania=]). The most notable women to receive such pushes are Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Wrestling/TorrieWilson, Wrestling/CandiceMichelle, Wrestling/ChristyHemme and Wrestling/AshleyMassaro.
** Also applies to TNA, with Traci Brooks' return to television coinciding with her confirmation that she will be appearing in Playboy.
*** Until it was revealed that she wouldn't be in the magazine itself, but on the online version. After the reveal, her push died completely and she once again disappeared from TV.

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* Playboy Push - For a number of years, WWE would heavily push a female wrestler who was set to appear nude on the pages of ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' (especially if that issue's release happened to fall within a couple of months of [=WrestleMania=]). The most notable women to receive such pushes are Wrestling/{{Sable}}, Wrestling/TorrieWilson, Wrestling/CandiceMichelle, Wrestling/ChristyHemme and Wrestling/AshleyMassaro.
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Wrestling/AshleyMassaro. Also applies to TNA, with Traci Brooks' return to television coinciding with her confirmation that she will be appearing in Playboy.
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Playboy. Until it was revealed that she wouldn't be in the magazine itself, but on the online version. After the reveal, her push died completely and she once again disappeared from TV.



** Winged Eagle - The WWF title belt from late-1980's to 1996.
** Big Eagle - The revised version from 1997 to the Ruthless Aggression era.
* [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/prowrestling/images/b/bf/BigGoldBelt.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20070822194852 Big Gold Belt]] - The championship belt design[[note]]Though it has been modified slightly over the years[[/note]] used for the NWA, WCW and WWE World Heavyweight Championships.

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** Winged Eagle - The WWF title belt from late-1980's 1988 to 1996.
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** Big Eagle - The revised version from 1997 1998 to the Ruthless Aggression era.
* [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/prowrestling/images/b/bf/BigGoldBelt.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20070822194852 [[http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/og_image/public/championship/Belt_Retired/WCW_Heavyweight.png Big Gold Belt]] - The [[LongRunner Long Running]] championship belt design[[note]]Though it has been modified slightly over the years[[/note]] used for to represent the NWA, WCW and WWE NWA World Heavyweight Championships.Championship, WCW International World Heavyweight Championship, WCW World Heavyweight Championship and WWE's secondary World Heavyweight Championship.
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