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28th Apr '16 11:49:32 PM TARINunit9
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The trope is named by ProfessionalWrestling fans after what was the so-called "main event" between [[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]] and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]] Wrestling/KevinNash on the January 4, 1999 episode of ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample This was, however,]] more an example of ThrowingTheFight.

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The trope is named by ProfessionalWrestling fans after what was the so-called "main event" between [[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]] and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]] Wrestling/KevinNash on the January 4, 1999 episode of ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample This was, however,]] more an example of ThrowingTheFight.
Despite very obviously ThrowingTheFight, Nash did his damnedest to play up how destructive Hulk's poke was and how he was lucky to have survived ([[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample no one was convinced]]).
19th Mar '16 9:09:22 AM Hossmeister
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13th Mar '16 3:42:37 PM Gamermaster
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* The [[FanNickname White Devil]] training incident in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''. It starts with Nanoha catching Subaru's PowerFist and Teana's LaserBlade [[BarehandedBladeBlock using one bare hand each]]. It ends with Nanoha using a single finger to cast [[spoiler: one of Teana's spells to knock her out with]] without the help of [[MagicWand Raising Heart]].

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* The [[FanNickname White Devil]] training incident Devil Incident]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. It starts with Nanoha catching Subaru's PowerFist and Teana's LaserBlade [[BarehandedBladeBlock using one bare hand each]]. It ends with Nanoha using a single finger to cast [[spoiler: one of Teana's spells to knock her out with]] out]] without the help of [[MagicWand Raising Heart]].Heart]], and she wasn't using her dominant hand.



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
31st Jan '16 9:44:32 AM Mario1995
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** This incident [[LaserGuidedKarma ended up biting WCW in the ass later on]], as the ratings stunt not only caused 600,000 viewers to switch to [[Creator/{{WWE}} WWF]]'s competing ''[[Wrestling/WWERAW Monday Night Raw]]'' following the incident (not helped by Tony Schiavone spoiling the results of that night's ''Raw'' event where Wrestling/MickFoley won the WWF Championship), causing ''Raw'' to win that night's ratings, but it ensured ''Nitro'' would never dominate the Monday Night Wars in the last three years of its run.
31st Jan '16 9:43:45 AM Mario1995
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** This incident [[LaserGuidedKarma ended up biting WCW in the ass later on]], as the ratings stunt not only caused 600,000 viewers to switch to [[Creator/{{WWE}} WWF]]'s competing ''[[Wrestling/WWERAW Monday Night Raw]]'' following the incident (not helped by Tony Schiavone spoiling the results of that night's ''Raw'' event where Wrestling/MickFoley won the WWF Championship), causing ''Raw'' to win that night's ratings, but it ensured ''Nitro'' would never dominate the Monday Night Wars in the last three years of its run.
27th Jan '16 10:46:53 PM twofistguy
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Needless to say, every player learns to take [[BossInMooksClothing this little guy]] ''very seriously'' after that. Oh, but [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse.]] Rarely is the Tonberry the most deadly and tenacious monster in the game; that honor goes to its upgraded versions, the Don Tonberry [=/=] Tonberry King. You may wet your pants in fear now.

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Needless to say, every player learns to take [[BossInMooksClothing this little guy]] ''very seriously'' after that. Oh, but [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse.]] Rarely is the Tonberry the most deadly and tenacious monster in the game; that honor goes to its upgraded versions, the Don Tonberry [=/=] Tonberry King. You may wet your pants in fear now.
27th Jan '16 8:42:45 PM M3
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* The [[TropeNamers trope namer]] comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerpoke_of_Doom January 4, 1999 episode of]] ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Wrestling/KevinNash -- former lackey to Wrestling/HulkHogan, leader of the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo Wolfpac (the original [=nWo=] split, with both fighting for supremacy), and current World Heavyweight Champion -- is main-eventing with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} for the belt. Out of nowhere, Goldberg is arrested on bogus stalking charges (it was originally going to be a [[FalseRapeAccusation false rape charge]], but Goldberg objected). Nash calls out to the "retired" Hogan and challenges him to a match instead, putting the belt on the line. Hogan answers the challenge and gingerly walks down to the ring. Hogan pokes Nash in the chest with his finger. Nash goes down like he'd been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three. Hogan's the WCW Champion (again), the [=nWo=] is whole once more, and Goldberg staggers out of a police car into the arena... just in time [[YankTheDogsChain to get jumped by Hogan/Nash's goons and beaten like a rug]]. So, boys and girls, what happens when it never seems like the bad guys lose and anything faces do means nothing in the grand scheme of things? DarknessInducedAudienceApathy!! If it sounds like this episode of ''Nitro'' was [[WagTheDirector hastily re-written]] by some of its actors, you are most likely right. Fingerpokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.

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* The [[TropeNamers trope namer]] comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerpoke_of_Doom January 4, 1999 episode of]] ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Wrestling/KevinNash -- former lackey to Wrestling/HulkHogan, leader of the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo Wolfpac (the original [=nWo=] split, with both fighting for supremacy), and current World Heavyweight Champion -- is main-eventing with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} for the belt. Out of nowhere, Goldberg is arrested on bogus stalking charges (it was originally going to be a [[FalseRapeAccusation false rape charge]], but Goldberg objected). Nash calls out to the "retired" Hogan and challenges him to a match instead, putting the belt on the line. Hogan answers the challenge and gingerly walks down to the ring. Hogan pokes Nash in the chest with his finger. Nash goes down like he'd been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three. Hogan's the WCW Champion (again), the [=nWo=] is whole once more, and Goldberg staggers out of a police car into the arena... just in time [[YankTheDogsChain to get jumped by Hogan/Nash's goons and beaten like a rug]]. So, boys and girls, what happens when it never seems like the bad guys lose and anything faces do means nothing in the grand scheme of things? DarknessInducedAudienceApathy!! staggers. If it sounds like this episode of ''Nitro'' was [[WagTheDirector hastily re-written]] by some of its actors, you are most likely right. Fingerpokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.
27th Jan '16 8:38:03 PM M3
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* The [[TropeNamers trope namer]] comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerpoke_of_Doom January 4, 1999 episode of]] ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Wrestling/KevinNash -- former lackey to Wrestling/HulkHogan, leader of the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo Wolfpac (the original [=nWo=] split, with both fighting for supremacy), and current World Heavyweight Champion -- is main-eventing with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} for the belt. Out of nowhere, Goldberg is arrested on bogus stalking charges (it was originally going to be a [[FalseRapeAccusation false rape charge]], but Goldberg objected). Nash calls out to the "retired" Hogan and challenges him to a match instead, putting the belt on the line. Hogan answers the challenge and gingerly walks down to the ring. Hogan pokes Nash in the chest with his finger. Nash goes down like he'd been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three. Hogan's the WCW Champion (again), the [=nWo=] is whole once more, and Goldberg staggers out of a police car into the arena... just in time [[YankTheDogsChain to get jumped by Hogan/Nash's goons and beaten like a rug]]. If it sounds like this episode of ''Nitro'' was [[WagTheDirector hastily re-written]] by some of its actors, you are most likely right. Fingerpokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.

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* The [[TropeNamers trope namer]] comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerpoke_of_Doom January 4, 1999 episode of]] ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Wrestling/KevinNash -- former lackey to Wrestling/HulkHogan, leader of the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo Wolfpac (the original [=nWo=] split, with both fighting for supremacy), and current World Heavyweight Champion -- is main-eventing with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} for the belt. Out of nowhere, Goldberg is arrested on bogus stalking charges (it was originally going to be a [[FalseRapeAccusation false rape charge]], but Goldberg objected). Nash calls out to the "retired" Hogan and challenges him to a match instead, putting the belt on the line. Hogan answers the challenge and gingerly walks down to the ring. Hogan pokes Nash in the chest with his finger. Nash goes down like he'd been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three. Hogan's the WCW Champion (again), the [=nWo=] is whole once more, and Goldberg staggers out of a police car into the arena... just in time [[YankTheDogsChain to get jumped by Hogan/Nash's goons and beaten like a rug]]. So, boys and girls, what happens when it never seems like the bad guys lose and anything faces do means nothing in the grand scheme of things? DarknessInducedAudienceApathy!! If it sounds like this episode of ''Nitro'' was [[WagTheDirector hastily re-written]] by some of its actors, you are most likely right. Fingerpokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.
26th Jan '16 3:25:55 PM deimos415
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** It's worth noting however that it's not just a punch thrown willy-nilly at an inch's distance, it's a ''whole body motion'' as noted at the end there. Throwing a one-inch punch whilst lying down for example, won't do much good as you have zero leverage and no capacity to draw upon the considerable muscles in your legs and upper body (something ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' had experimented with and failed). Observing any of the rare videos of Bruce himself doing this make it all the more visible; the power comes from his legs and he carries it through his fist.
20th Jan '16 4:02:06 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset she can insantly kill any parahuman she makes skin contact with, [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].

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* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset she can insantly instantly kill any parahuman [[TouchOfDeath she makes skin contact with, with]], [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].
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