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5th Apr '18 6:41:00 PM nombretomado
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* The ending to Wrestling/{{WWE}} ''WrestleMania 20'', regardless of what the events of June 2007 since have done to tarnish it. Chris Benoit and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero at the pinnacle of their respective careers, hugging and openly weeping, their world championship belts draped over one another's shoulders. * Sniff* ... 'scuse me...
* The episode of RAW after ''WrestleMania 24'', where Ric Flair lost his retirement match, we got to see not only Chris Jericho, Triple H, John Cena, [=Batista=] and Shawn Michaels in the ring saying goodbye to The Man, but we got to see the entire WWE roster coming out, clapping and chanting "Thank You Ric". Wrestling/TheBigShow was in ''tears''. But that's not all. For the first time in years, the original Four Horsemen, plus Wrestling/BarryWindham came out, as did two of Ric's greatest in-ring rivals, Dusty Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat. From the ring, all the way up the ramp and onto the stage, every wrestler employed by WWE, and various other members of the backstage staff, led the crowd in a "Thank You Ric!" chant that had Naitch in ManlyTears.
** The ''Wrestlemania 24'' match itself had one, where, just before delivering the Superkick that would finish Flair's career, Shawn said to him, "I love you. I'm sorry."

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* The ending to Wrestling/{{WWE}} ''WrestleMania ''[=WrestleMania=] 20'', regardless of what the events of June 2007 since have done to tarnish it. Chris Benoit and Wrestling/EddieGuerrero at the pinnacle of their respective careers, hugging and openly weeping, their world championship belts draped over one another's shoulders. * Sniff* ... 'scuse me...
* The episode of RAW after ''WrestleMania ''[=WrestleMania=] 24'', where Ric Flair lost his retirement match, we got to see not only Chris Jericho, Triple H, John Cena, [=Batista=] and Shawn Michaels in the ring saying goodbye to The Man, but we got to see the entire WWE roster coming out, clapping and chanting "Thank You Ric". Wrestling/TheBigShow was in ''tears''. But that's not all. For the first time in years, the original Four Horsemen, plus Wrestling/BarryWindham came out, as did two of Ric's greatest in-ring rivals, Dusty Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat. From the ring, all the way up the ramp and onto the stage, every wrestler employed by WWE, and various other members of the backstage staff, led the crowd in a "Thank You Ric!" chant that had Naitch in ManlyTears.
** The ''Wrestlemania ''[=WrestleMania=] 24'' match itself had one, where, just before delivering the Superkick that would finish Flair's career, Shawn said to him, "I love you. I'm sorry."



* The end of the Michaels/Taker match at ''WrestleMania 26''. {{Tearjerk|er}}ing? Absolutely. But the sheer emotion in both men, when Taker - on his injured leg he can barely stand on - stumbles over to Michaels after a grueling 25 minute match, picks him up off the ground, and embraces him? Heartwarming. And Shawn's utter class in taking his final walk up the ramp just capped it off.

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* The end of the Michaels/Taker match at ''WrestleMania ''[=WrestleMania=] 26''. {{Tearjerk|er}}ing? Absolutely. But the sheer emotion in both men, when Taker - on his injured leg he can barely stand on - stumbles over to Michaels after a grueling 25 minute match, picks him up off the ground, and embraces him? Heartwarming. And Shawn's utter class in taking his final walk up the ramp just capped it off.



* Shawn Michaels's farewell on the Raw after ''WrestleMania 26''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_7Ls7ssDY Classy and honest, down to the last.]]

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* Shawn Michaels's farewell on the Raw after ''WrestleMania ''[=WrestleMania=] 26''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_7Ls7ssDY Classy and honest, down to the last.]]



** On that note, on the night after Wrestlemania XXVI, Bret Hart was cutting a promo on his victory against Mr. [=McMahon=] and mentioned that his parents, Bulldog, and Owen were watching from upstairs. An large Owen chant erupts from the Phoenix crowd. Bret's reaction is to unzip his jacket to show a T-shirt with a picture of Bret and Owen printed on it. Cue millions of [[{{Pun}} hearts]] turning to mush.

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** On that note, on the night after Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] XXVI, Bret Hart was cutting a promo on his victory against Mr. [=McMahon=] and mentioned that his parents, Bulldog, and Owen were watching from upstairs. An large Owen chant erupts from the Phoenix crowd. Bret's reaction is to unzip his jacket to show a T-shirt with a picture of Bret and Owen printed on it. Cue millions of [[{{Pun}} hearts]] turning to mush.



* Another moment was at Wrestlemania 28. Undertaker, having just beaten Triple H in a Hell in a Cell with Shawn Michaels as the referee, proceeded to help HHH up to his feet, before the three of them helped each other out of the ring and up the entrance ramp, sharing a manly hug together before looking to the crowd for what might be the last time...

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* Another moment was at Wrestlemania [=WrestleMania=] 28. Undertaker, having just beaten Triple H in a Hell in a Cell with Shawn Michaels as the referee, proceeded to help HHH up to his feet, before the three of them helped each other out of the ring and up the entrance ramp, sharing a manly hug together before looking to the crowd for what might be the last time...
4th Mar '18 5:09:48 PM nombretomado
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** An earlier on was on the Monday Night raw following the 1999 No Way Out PPV: Matt and [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Jeff]] go out to have a promo against Edge and Christian, when the crowd gives them a standing ovation. [[note]] As a midcarder, he expected a modicum of fan reaction, but this was a cheer worthy of StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Matt was so moved that you can see him fighting not to cry.,

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** An earlier on was on the Monday Night raw following the 1999 No Way Out PPV: Matt and [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Jeff]] go out to have a promo against Edge and Christian, when the crowd gives them a standing ovation. [[note]] As a midcarder, he expected a modicum of fan reaction, but this was a cheer worthy of StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Matt was so moved that you can see him fighting not to cry.,
13th Feb '18 1:20:40 PM FunkyinFishnet
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4th Sep '17 5:07:09 AM JamesAustin
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* Heartwarming/{{Sheamus}}
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* Wrestling/RandySavage's reunion with his estranged [[strike:wife]] girlfriend (wife in RL, only girlfriend in {{kayfabe}}) Elizabeth at ''[=WrestleMania=] 7'' - after having lost a match [[LoserLeavesTown that would force him into "retirement"]] - was the greatest example of LoveRedeems seen in a medium that mainly features men beating the crap out of each other.

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* Wrestling/RandySavage's reunion with his estranged [[strike:wife]] girlfriend (wife in RL, only girlfriend in {{kayfabe}}) Elizabeth at ''[=WrestleMania=] 7'' - after having lost a match [[LoserLeavesTown that would force him into "retirement"]] - was the greatest example of LoveRedeems seen in a medium that mainly features men beating the crap out of each other.
29th Jul '17 2:25:13 AM Piterpicher
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** An earlier on was on the Monday Night raw following the 1999 No Way Out PPV: Matt and [[JeffHardy Jeff]] go out to have a promo against Edge and Christian, when the crowd gives them a standing ovation. [[note]] As a midcarder, he expected a modicum of fan reaction, but this was a cheer worthy of StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Matt was so moved that you can see him fighting not to cry.,

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** An earlier on was on the Monday Night raw following the 1999 No Way Out PPV: Matt and [[JeffHardy [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Jeff]] go out to have a promo against Edge and Christian, when the crowd gives them a standing ovation. [[note]] As a midcarder, he expected a modicum of fan reaction, but this was a cheer worthy of StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Matt was so moved that you can see him fighting not to cry.,
21st Jul '17 1:43:09 AM YourEternalTroper
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14th Jul '17 8:31:16 PM nombretomado
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* The September 13, 2001, SmackDown at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas, just two days following the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and western Pennsylvania: The show was rescheduled after it was supposed to take place that fateful Tuesday. It was the first massive public gathering following the attacks, and the fact they sold out an arena normally used for NBA games, putting more than 10,000 lives at risk, was a big FU to al-Qaeda. It was meant to entertain, personal rivalries and angles were set aside, made people laugh and cry. Video testimonials were given by the performers and backstage crew. Arguably, the best moment was the entire locker room and crew stepping onto the ramp and the stage, many carrying American flags, and Lilian Garcia giving a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that put her on the map of this (at the time) new wrestling fan.

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* The September 13, 2001, SmackDown ''[=SmackDown=]'' at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas, just two days following the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and western Pennsylvania: The show was rescheduled after it was supposed to take place that fateful Tuesday. It was the first massive public gathering following the attacks, and the fact they sold out an arena normally used for NBA games, putting more than 10,000 lives at risk, was a big FU to al-Qaeda. It was meant to entertain, personal rivalries and angles were set aside, made people laugh and cry. Video testimonials were given by the performers and backstage crew. Arguably, the best moment was the entire locker room and crew stepping onto the ramp and the stage, many carrying American flags, and Lilian Garcia giving a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that put her on the map of this (at the time) new wrestling fan.



* [=Edge=]'s retirement speeches on Raw on Smackdown in 2011 and the accompanying tribute video. The highlight came when [=Edge=] turned the attention of the crowd to his mom, who was clearly nervous and emotionally distraught at her son's condition. Then the entire crowd broke into a chant of "Thank you mom!" which caused her to crack a smile.

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* [=Edge=]'s retirement speeches on Raw on Smackdown ''[=SmackDown=]'' in 2011 and the accompanying tribute video. The highlight came when [=Edge=] turned the attention of the crowd to his mom, who was clearly nervous and emotionally distraught at her son's condition. Then the entire crowd broke into a chant of "Thank you mom!" which caused her to crack a smile.



* The 2003 "Christmas in Baghdad" special of "Smackdown" as it opened with Vince [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=478rGkLui_A thanking the troops]] for all they've done on behalf of America. It showed the soldiers then how much WWE coming on Christmas Day was greatly appreciated. Could also double as an SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome as it was the first time WWE began what would be a long-running tradition.

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* The 2003 "Christmas in Baghdad" special of "Smackdown" ''[=SmackDown=]'' as it opened with Vince [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=478rGkLui_A thanking the troops]] for all they've done on behalf of America. It showed the soldiers then how much WWE coming on Christmas Day was greatly appreciated. Could also double as an SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome as it was the first time WWE began what would be a long-running tradition.
7th Jun '17 2:54:29 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In Ring of Honor in 2005 and 2006, one of the biggest, bloodiest feuds at the time was Colt Cabana VS. Homicide. It was such a violent feud (with Cabana feeling the brunt of all punishment) that the one-time fun-loving Cabana went all SeriousBusiness, growing a five-o-clock shadow, not telling a joke for months, making him lose all semblance of peace and happiness. The arduous eight-month feud culminated at ''Better Than Our Best'' in a Chicago Street Fight. In yet another bloody encounter, Cabana prevailed--but that's not the HeartwarmingMoment. See, after the match, Homicide cohorts (Julius Smokes and Ricky Reyes) attempted to ambush Cabana again. Homicide stopped them, seemingly trying to get the final shot in himself. But as he swung the chair over his head...he abruptly dropped it to the ground, fell to his knees, held out his hand and began apologizing. Cabana shook his hand, Homicide and company left, and Cabana smiled and celebrated for the first time in months.

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* In Ring of Honor Wrestling/RingOfHonor in 2005 and 2006, one of the biggest, bloodiest feuds at the time was Colt Cabana VS. Homicide. It was such a violent feud (with Cabana feeling the brunt of all punishment) that the one-time fun-loving Cabana went all SeriousBusiness, growing a five-o-clock shadow, not telling a joke for months, making him lose all semblance of peace and happiness. The arduous eight-month feud culminated at ''Better Than Our Best'' in a Chicago Street Fight. In yet another bloody encounter, Cabana prevailed--but that's not the HeartwarmingMoment. See, after the match, Homicide cohorts (Julius Smokes and Ricky Reyes) attempted to ambush Cabana again. Homicide stopped them, seemingly trying to get the final shot in himself. But as he swung the chair over his head...he abruptly dropped it to the ground, fell to his knees, held out his hand and began apologizing. Cabana shook his hand, Homicide and company left, and Cabana smiled and celebrated for the first time in months.


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* Jesse Sorensen's match at ''Glory By Honor XII''. Not because it was good, although it wasn't bad either. Not because anything about it really, it being the story of the underdog who bit off more than he could chew against Tommaso Ciampa. It was because the often fickle ROH fans didn't care about any of that for once. They were so happy to see Sorensen at all that they still gave him a standing ovation after it was over.
23rd May '17 3:04:51 PM Cieloazul
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2nd Apr '17 6:43:13 AM Unityd3v
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* Heartwarming/ShinsukeNakamura
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