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7th May '16 8:53:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Most famously, pro wrestling itself is "sports entertainment" (sometimes just "entertainment"). When a WWE wrestler is written to be "rebelling" against the company, they'll say "professional wrestling."

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** Most famously, pro wrestling itself is "sports entertainment" (sometimes just "entertainment"). When a WWE wrestler is written to be "rebelling" against the company, they'll say "professional wrestling."" Vince [=McMahon=] will say "rasslin" if he's intending to mock someone.(Wrestling/RoddyPiper was a mediocre rassler before [=McMahon=] made him a superstar, ect)



** Even on topic outside of {{kayfabe}} character will always be used in place of [[TheGimmick gimmick]], even though "gimmick" was coined to more accurate explain how the job is different than playing a character.



** Gimmick matches are "concept matches."

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** Gimmick matches {{Gimmick matches}} are "concept matches."



* TNA doesn't do GimmickMatches, it showcases ''Concept'' Matches.



* A certain someone has a tendency to demand a certain introduction when [[ForeignWrestlingHeel in certain venues]], emphases italicized "Standing at 5 foot 5 Inches ''of perfection'', weighing in at 120 ''perfect'' pounds, she is from ''the most perfect city in the world'', Lisbon ''in the great nation of'' Portugal, ''Portugal's Perfect Athlete'', SHANNA!

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* A certain someone has a tendency to demand a certain introduction when [[ForeignWrestlingHeel in certain venues]], emphases italicized italicized: "Standing at 5 foot 5 Inches ''of perfection'', weighing in at 120 ''perfect'' pounds, she is from ''the most perfect city in the world'', Lisbon ''in the great nation of'' Portugal, ''Portugal's Perfect Athlete'', SHANNA!



* 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 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".

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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 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, are several different styles of "Lucha Libre" and "Pro Wrestling".
28th Apr '16 7:18:32 AM JeffSilvers
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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 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]].



* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "Superstars" (and, until recently, female wrestlers were referred to as "Divas" but are now "female Superstars"). And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "storylines" instead of "angles". They have full-on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks". Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment", although recently even "sports" has been put in the banned list, so now that it's just "entertainment". They don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers". 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 word "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" {{Engrish}} is also clearly in effect)

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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', Wrestling/{{WWE}} does this so often that it's probably easier just to list them all (it should be noted that many other wrestling promotions have begun using some of the people who wrestle same terminology, especially "sports entertainment" and "superstars"):
** Most famously, pro wrestling itself is "sports entertainment" (sometimes just "entertainment"). When a WWE wrestler is written to be "rebelling" against the company, they'll say "professional wrestling."
** Wrestlers
are not "wrestlers", they're "Superstars" (and, until recently, "Superstars."
*** Until April 2016,
female wrestlers were referred to as "Divas" but are (they're now "female Superstars"). And Superstars").
*** For a brief period in 2006, male wrestlers on
the titles they wrestle for ECW brand were "Extremists" and females were "Vixens" (this was dropped with most of the other unique aspects of the ECW brand).
** Championship belts
are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "storylines" instead of "angles". They have full-on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks". Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're just "championships" or "titles" (never "belts" and definitely never the old timey-sounding "straps").
** WWE's fanbase is
the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment", although recently even "sports" has been put Universe."
** ''WWE Raw'' is "the longest-running weekly episodic television program
in the banned list, so now that it's just "entertainment". They don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led history."
* Total Nonstop Action is also guilty of this,
to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival lesser degree:
** Gimmick matches are "concept matches."
** Female wrestlers are "Knockouts."
** On at least one occasion, the live audience was told they were "cast members" (insinuating they should cheer and boo the wrestlers the
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 word "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}}. wanted them to)
*
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" {{Engrish}} is also clearly in effect)
26th Apr '16 1:01:24 PM JeffSilvers
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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" {{Engrish}} is also clearly in effect)

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* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and "Superstars" (and, until recently, female wrestlers were referred to as "Divas" but are called "divas". now "female Superstars"). And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" "storylines" instead of work "angles". They have full on full-on "characters" in place of simple "gimmicks".(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) "gimmicks". 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" entertainment", although recently even "sports" has been put in the banned list too, list, so now that it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they "entertainment". They don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess"."entertainers". 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 word "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" {{Engrish}} is also clearly in effect)
19th Feb '16 12:26:34 PM kmf_1974
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* Do NOT let [[Wrestling/Scott Steiner]] hear you refer to a Frankensteiner as a Hurricarana. You have been warned.

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* Do NOT let [[Wrestling/Scott Steiner]] [[Wrestling/ScottSteiner]] hear you refer to a Frankensteiner as a Hurricarana. You have been warned.
19th Feb '16 12:23:44 PM kmf_1974
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* Do NOT let [[Scott Steiner]] hear you refer to a Frankensteiner as a Hurricarana. You have been warned.

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* Do NOT let [[Scott [[Wrestling/Scott Steiner]] hear you refer to a Frankensteiner as a Hurricarana. You have been warned.
19th Feb '16 12:22:56 PM kmf_1974
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* Do NOT let [[Scott Steiner]] hear you refer to a Frankensteiner as a Hurricarana. You have been warned.
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]].
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