History Main / BlatantLies

30th Apr '16 2:03:56 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Wrestling/JohnCena never gives up. Both he and the WWE make that claim all the time, because well, full-blooded American heroes like the type he's supposed to be never give up. Problem is, he ''has'' given up, three times, to Wrestling/KurtAngle in No Mercy in 2003 and No Way Out 2004, and to Chris Benoit in Smackdown 2003. And the WWE definitely doesn't want to talk about ''that'' one. Speaking of which...

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** Wrestling/JohnCena never gives up. Both he and the WWE make that claim all the time, because well, full-blooded American heroes like the type he's supposed to be never give up. Problem is, he ''has'' given up, three times, to Wrestling/KurtAngle in No Mercy in 2003 and No Way Out 2004, and to Chris Benoit Wrestling/ChrisBenoit in Smackdown 2003. And the WWE definitely doesn't want to talk about ''that'' one. Speaking of which...



** They may be big on {{Fanservice}} with their Divas, but actual nudity has always been against their policy, aside from [[WardrobeMalfunction a few "accidents".]] Nonetheless, when the rebooted episodes of ENW started to tank badly, they promised an all-Diva game of StripPoker. Now, it's unlikely most fans expected them to follow through (this was basic cable, after all) and they did not; they pixelated the Divas' "nudity", which was actually them with flesh-colored underwear.
** When they set up the unification match for the WWE heavyweight titles in TLC 2013, one inscription on the engraved belt was the indication of a title that went back a hundred years - problem is, it doesn't. In truth, the WCW heavyweight title (previously the NWA title), which does indeed go back that long, was retired in 2001 when it was unified with the WWE titles. The belt at the event looked similar to the older one, but was only marking an eleven-year-old event; makes a better story, though.
** Usually a LoserLeavesTown match has a "three month rule" in the WWE (as in, three months is the longest the winner can demand the loser leave for) but in the case of John Cena during his long feud with rookie wrestlers Nexus, it was implied at first it would be permanent. Here's how it went down. After losing during a Hell in a Cell, Cena was forced to join Nexus, and two months later in Survivor Series 2010, Nexus leader Warren Barrett told him if he didn't leave as champion, he was fired. Well, the event was publicized with emotional retrospectives and documentaries about Cena's career, and after he ''did'' lose, he gave a long, long tearful goodbye the next night on Raw. Thing is, he didn't even stay away three months, he came back ''in a week'', beating the ever-living crud out of Nexus members until they reinstated him, seemingly cheapening the whole thing.

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** They may be big on {{Fanservice}} with their Divas, but actual nudity has always been against their policy, aside from [[WardrobeMalfunction a few "accidents".]] Nonetheless, when the rebooted [[InNameOnly rebooted]] episodes of ENW Wrestling/{{ECW}} started to tank badly, they promised an all-Diva game of StripPoker. Now, it's unlikely most fans expected them to follow through (this was basic cable, after all) and they did not; they pixelated the Divas' "nudity", which was actually them with flesh-colored underwear.
** When they set up the unification match for the WWE heavyweight titles in TLC 2013, one inscription on the engraved belt was the indication of a title that went back a hundred years - problem is, it doesn't. In truth, the WCW Wrestling/{{WCW}} heavyweight title (previously the NWA Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA title), which does indeed go back that long, was retired in 2001 when it was unified with the WWE titles. The belt at the event looked similar to the older one, but was only marking an eleven-year-old event; makes a better story, though. \n[[labelnote:*]]The NWA Title was very much still active, with WCW and WWE's activity being Canon Discontinuity to it[[/labelnote]]
** Usually a LoserLeavesTown match has a "three month rule" in the WWE (as in, three months is the longest the winner can demand the loser leave for) but in the case of John Cena during his long feud with rookie wrestlers Nexus, Wrestling/TheNexus, it was implied at first it would be permanent. Here's how it went down. After losing during a Hell in a Cell, Cena was forced to join Nexus, and two months later in Survivor Series 2010, Nexus leader Warren Barrett told him if he didn't leave as champion, he was fired. Well, the event was publicized with emotional retrospectives and documentaries about Cena's career, and after he ''did'' lose, he gave a long, long tearful goodbye the next night on Raw. Thing is, he didn't even stay away three months, he came back ''in a week'', beating the ever-living crud out of Nexus members until they reinstated him, seemingly cheapening the whole thing.



** "Once in a Lifetime!" For a full year, the WWE shoved that phrase down fans' throats while promoting the match between John Cena (again) and Wrestling/TheRock, for the main event of WrestleMania XXVIII, claiming it was an event that could only, should only, would only happen "Once in a Lifetime!". With such insistence that it was a "Once in a Lifetime!" event over and over, one would expect it to actually BE "Once in a Lifetime!" But it was not. It happened again the next year, and the WWE knew it would from the start. The Rock said in an interview he had been signed to three WrestleMania matches, the first costing him the title, the second a rematch with Cena, the third a rematch with the title on the line. Maybe the phrase "Twice in a Lifetime" just isn't catchy enough, so they decided "Who cares? Everyone will pay to watch it anyway!"

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** "Once in a Lifetime!" For a full year, the WWE shoved that phrase down fans' throats while promoting the match between John Cena (again) and Wrestling/TheRock, for the main event of WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania XXVIII, claiming it was an event that could only, should only, would only happen "Once in a Lifetime!". With such insistence that it was a "Once in a Lifetime!" event over and over, one would expect it to actually BE "Once in a Lifetime!" But it was not. It happened again the next year, and the WWE knew it would from the start. The Rock said in an interview he had been signed to three WrestleMania matches, the first costing him the title, the second a rematch with Cena, the third a rematch with the title on the line. Maybe the phrase "Twice in a Lifetime" just isn't catchy enough, so they decided "Who cares? Everyone will pay to watch it anyway!"
29th Apr '16 6:39:20 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:255: What a trustworthy fellow.]]

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29th Apr '16 6:39:03 PM Pseudoname
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28th Apr '16 1:51:24 AM mrnickname
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* Creator/StevenSeagal is infamous for this. He's claimed to be [[MilesGloriosus a former CIA Black Ops operative]], some kind of [[PhysicalGod reborn Buhddist diety]], a coach for several elite [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA fighters,]] a Cop, a student of Morihei Ueshiba and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an Italian.]] Despite these macho-man credentials, Steven for some reason can't be bothered to say in shape and nowadays he has to be the flabbiest star in the Action genre. [[https://theflyingguillotine.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/the-ridiculousness-of-steven-seagal-part-1/ This link does a good job of exposing Seagals bullshit.]]
25th Apr '16 8:33:05 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Tencc}}'s "I'm Not in Love", in which the "not" is ([[InvokedTrope intentionally]]) a thin bit of denial.

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* Music/{{Tencc}}'s [[Music/{{TenCC}} 10cc]]'s "I'm Not in Love", in which the "not" is ([[InvokedTrope intentionally]]) a thin bit of denial.
25th Apr '16 8:32:33 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Tencc}}'s "I'm Not in Love", in which the "not" is ([[InvokedTrope intentionally]]) a thin bit of denial.
12th Apr '16 5:10:16 AM Tron80
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* In ''FanFic/NarutoAsunder'', when Naruto and Hinata go on an [[TakingYouWithMe assured suicide mission]]:\\
'''Naruto:''' So you say your goodbyes?\\

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* In ''FanFic/NarutoAsunder'', when Naruto and Hinata go on an [[TakingYouWithMe assured suicide mission]]:\\
'''Naruto:'''
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-->'''Naruto:'''
So you say your goodbyes?\\
3rd Apr '16 7:25:01 PM RevDave
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* Music/EmilieAutumn's real name is not nor has it ever been Emily Fritges, despite fans receiving packages from her with that exact name on them.

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* Music/EmilieAutumn's real name is not nor has it ever been Emily Fritges, Fritzges, despite fans receiving packages from her with that exact name on them.
1st Apr '16 7:56:50 AM Jhonny
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** In politics Angela Merkel is also fond of this, with several political commentators (both of the serious and humorous kind) saying her "fullest confidence" is basically a kiss of death to the career of anybody who is hit with it.
25th Mar '16 6:53:05 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Vegeta is a proud warrior...

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* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Vegeta is a proud warrior...warrior so after he gets curbstomped by Recoome...


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* In ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' when Pip asks Seras about her childhood she has a flashback of her parents being murdered and the murderers raping her mother's corpse.
-->''[flatly]'' I grew up in Leeds. Nothing happened.
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