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23rd Dec '15 12:32:50 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Bryan Alvarez insists on calling wrestling moves by the [[NameOfPower name he finds to be the coolest]], directly in the face of proper context at times. Who cares who invented it, the STO is still the [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Downward Spiral]] to him. What, they're kind of different moves? He's still going to call the [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix Glam Slam]] a [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Bitch Clamp]]! [[NoYOu No, you're the one who'd best learn the difference!]]
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* Bryan Alvarez insists on calling wrestling moves by the [[NameOfPower name he finds to be the coolest]], directly in the face of proper context at times. Who cares [[Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa who invented it, it]]? the STO is still the [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Downward Spiral]] to him. What, they're kind of different moves? He's still going to call the [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix Glam Slam]] a [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Bitch Clamp]]! [[NoYOu No, you're the one who'd best learn the difference!]]

* Forget everything you know about The Addiction and especially don't bring up anything about Wrestling/{{Fortune}} or Bad Influence. The [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Extraordinary]] Gentlemen's [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Organization]] is an ''entirely'' new alliance!
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* Forget everything you know about The Addiction and especially don't bring up anything about Wrestling/{{Fortune}} or Bad Influence. The [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Extraordinary]] Gentlemen's [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Gentlemen]]'s [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Organization]] is an ''entirely'' new alliance!
6th Nov '15 7:55:30 PM Berrenta
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* [[DoNotCallMePaul They don't play characters]], they have ''[[TheGimmick gimmicks]]''. Not a villain, a {{heel}}, [[RootingForTheEmpire crowd responses]] [[DracoInLeatherPants trump actions]] (inversely {{face}} for the [[RonTheDeathEater same]] [[GoodIsBoring reasons]]). Not a storyline, just an idea to hook the audience that the wrestlers largely improvise as they go, it's an ''angle''. Wrestlers who always lose are not losers, they're jobbers. When you're popular, you're ''over''. Rather not call them writers because so little is written besides names in a book, they're ''bookers''. Those examples are somewhat {{justified|trope}}, the insistence on calling backstage "the locker room" or simply "the back" is the trope played straight. Just because pro wrestling is showbiz [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't mean]] you have to be [[{{Kayfabe}} open about it]].
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* [[DoNotCallMePaul They don't play characters]], they have ''[[TheGimmick gimmicks]]''. Not a villain, a {{heel}}, [[RootingForTheEmpire crowd responses]] [[DracoInLeatherPants trump actions]] (inversely {{face}} for the [[RonTheDeathEater same]] [[GoodIsBoring same reasons]]). Not a storyline, just an idea to hook the audience that the wrestlers largely improvise as they go, it's an ''angle''. Wrestlers who always lose are not losers, they're jobbers. When you're popular, you're ''over''. Rather not call them writers because so little is written besides names in a book, they're ''bookers''. Those examples are somewhat {{justified|trope}}, the insistence on calling backstage "the locker room" or simply "the back" is the trope played straight. Just because pro wrestling is showbiz [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't mean]] you have to be [[{{Kayfabe}} open about it]].
10th Oct '15 9:00:46 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Newsletters (such as ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'') are referred to exclusively as "dirtsheets" or "inside trade papers" depending on whether the person is portrayed in a negative or positive light or what information is being reported.
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* Newsletters (such as ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'') are referred to exclusively as "dirtsheets" or "inside trade papers" depending on whether the person is portrayed in a negative or positive light or what information is being reported. (for the record, most involved in putting out such things prefer the terms "column", "magazine" and yes, "newsletter", where applicable)
4th May '15 4:45:23 PM LaptopGuy
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* [[DoNotCallMePaul They don't play characters]], they have ''[[TheGimmick gimmicks]]''. Not a villain, a {{heel}}, [[RootingForTheEmpire crowd responses]] [[DracoInLeatherPants trump actions]] (inversely {{face}} for the [[RonTheDeathEater same]] [[GoodIsBoring reasons]]). Not a storyline, just an idea to hook the audience that the wrestlers largely improvise as they go, it's an ''angle''. Rather not call them writers because so little is written besides names in a book, they're ''bookers''. Those examples are somewhat {{justified|trope}}, the insistence on calling backstage "the locker room" or simply "the back" is the trope played straight. Just because pro wrestling is showbiz [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't mean]] you have to be [[{{Kayfabe}} open about it]].
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* [[DoNotCallMePaul They don't play characters]], they have ''[[TheGimmick gimmicks]]''. Not a villain, a {{heel}}, [[RootingForTheEmpire crowd responses]] [[DracoInLeatherPants trump actions]] (inversely {{face}} for the [[RonTheDeathEater same]] [[GoodIsBoring reasons]]). Not a storyline, just an idea to hook the audience that the wrestlers largely improvise as they go, it's an ''angle''. Wrestlers who always lose are not losers, they're jobbers. When you're popular, you're ''over''. Rather not call them writers because so little is written besides names in a book, they're ''bookers''. Those examples are somewhat {{justified|trope}}, the insistence on calling backstage "the locker room" or simply "the back" is the trope played straight. Just because pro wrestling is showbiz [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't mean]] you have to be [[{{Kayfabe}} open about it]].
19th Apr '15 5:34:58 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work "angles". They have full on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]] Alternatively, you can tell where WWE penetration isn't particularly strong by how little of its terminology they pick up (Championships are events in Wrestling/{{CMLL}} and the International Wrestling Cartel while wrestlers hold titles and belts, for instance, while Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling does refer to the IWGP belts as "championships", though given that they call a governing body a "grand prix" that may just be {{Engrish}})
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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work "angles". They have full on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]] Alternatively, you can tell where WWE penetration isn't particularly strong by how little of its terminology they pick up (Championships are events in Wrestling/{{CMLL}} and the International Wrestling Cartel while wrestlers hold titles and belts, for instance, while Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling does refer to the IWGP belts as "championships", though given that they call a governing body a "grand prix" that may just be {{Engrish}}){{Engrish}} is also clearly in effect)
15th Apr '15 1:14:06 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work "angles". They have full on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]] Alternatively, you can tell where WWE penetration isn't particularly strong by how little of its terminology they pick up (Championships are events in Wrestling/{{CMLL}} while wrestlers hold titles and belts, for instance)
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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work "angles". They have full on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]] Alternatively, you can tell where WWE penetration isn't particularly strong by how little of its terminology they pick up (Championships are events in Wrestling/{{CMLL}} and the International Wrestling Cartel while wrestlers hold titles and belts, for instance)instance, while Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling does refer to the IWGP belts as "championships", though given that they call a governing body a "grand prix" that may just be {{Engrish}})
14th Apr '15 9:52:09 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work "angles". They have full on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]]
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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work "angles". They have full on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]]]] Alternatively, you can tell where WWE penetration isn't particularly strong by how little of its terminology they pick up (Championships are events in Wrestling/{{CMLL}} while wrestlers hold titles and belts, for instance)
9th Mar '15 10:14:27 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* [[DoNotCallMePaul They don't play characters]], they have ''[[TheGimmick gimmicks]]''. Not a villain, a {{heel}}, [[RootingForTheEmpire crowd responses]] [[DracoInLeatherPants trump actions]] (inversely {{face}} for the [[RonTheDeathEater same]] [[GoodIsBoring reasons]]). Not a storyline, just an idea to hook the audience that the wrestlers largely improve as they go, its an ''angle''. Little is written besides names in a book, they're ''bookers''. Those examples are somewhat {{justified| trope}}, the insistence on calling backstage "the locker room" or simply "the back" is the trope played straight. Just because pro wrestling is showbiz [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't mean]] you have to be [[{{Kayfabe}} open about it]].
to:
* [[DoNotCallMePaul They don't play characters]], they have ''[[TheGimmick gimmicks]]''. Not a villain, a {{heel}}, [[RootingForTheEmpire crowd responses]] [[DracoInLeatherPants trump actions]] (inversely {{face}} for the [[RonTheDeathEater same]] [[GoodIsBoring reasons]]). Not a storyline, just an idea to hook the audience that the wrestlers largely improve improvise as they go, its it's an ''angle''. Little Rather not call them writers because so little is written besides names in a book, they're ''bookers''. Those examples are somewhat {{justified| trope}}, {{justified|trope}}, the insistence on calling backstage "the locker room" or simply "the back" is the trope played straight. Just because pro wrestling is showbiz [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't mean]] you have to be [[{{Kayfabe}} open about it]].

* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work angles. They have full on "characters" in place of simple gimmicks.(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]]
to:
* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work angles. "angles". They have full on "characters" in place of simple gimmicks."gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]]
7th Mar '15 6:23:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The X-Box 360 Lucha Libre game had the {{tag line}} "It's not pro wrestling! It's Lucha Libre!" Never mind the terms are often used interchangeably in the industry itself, such as the World Wrestling League. Even arguing "Lucha Libre" and "Pro Wrestling" are different is a generalization as there are, several different styles of "Lucha Libre" and "Pro Wrestling".
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* The X-Box 360 Lucha Libre game had the {{tag line}} "It's not pro wrestling! It's Lucha Libre!" Never mind the terms are often used interchangeably in the industry itself, such as the Lucha Libre Internacional having all its titles over seen by the Universal ''Wrestling'' Association or the World Wrestling League.League having the tag line "Un nuevo mundo de lucha libre". Even arguing "Lucha Libre" and "Pro Wrestling" are different is a generalization as there are, several different styles of "Lucha Libre" and "Pro Wrestling".
2nd Jan '15 8:25:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Forget everything you know about The Addiction and especially don't bring up anything about Wrestling/{{Fortune}} or Bad Influence. The [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Extraordinary]] Gentlemen's [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Organization]] is an ''entirely'' new alliance1
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* Forget everything you know about The Addiction and especially don't bring up anything about Wrestling/{{Fortune}} or Bad Influence. The [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Extraordinary]] Gentlemen's [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Organization]] is an ''entirely'' new alliance1 alliance!
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