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16th Apr '18 6:30:56 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Abyss during his run in Wrestling/{{TNA}} gradually became more known for thumbtacks, his signature weapon "Janice", a two by four with spikes protruding out of it and his specialty match the "monster's ball", which often adds barbed wire boards. [[spoiler:His time as Joseph Park has not been a case of this trope, as it is in his opponents best interest not to make Chris bleed. Prince Justice was likewise not an example.]]

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* Abyss Wrestling/{{Abyss}} during his run in Wrestling/{{TNA}} gradually became more known for thumbtacks, his signature weapon "Janice", a two by four with spikes protruding out of it and his specialty match the "monster's ball", which often adds barbed wire boards. [[spoiler:His time as Joseph Park has not been a case of this trope, as it is in his opponents opponents' best interest not to make Chris bleed. Prince Justice was likewise not an example.]]
1st Apr '18 4:46:37 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Wrestling/LuchaUnderground is far from a garbage promotion and doesn't employ pure garbage wrestlers, but it does often have some brutally hardcore matches involving a great deal of weapon use and much bloodshed. The purest example was the 'Cero Miedo' match between Pentagon Jr. and the famous Vampiro, nominally the colour commentator who came out of retirement for this match, at the first ''Ultima Lucha'' event. Vampiro had always been a hardcore wrestler, but his match against Pentagon went ''ToThePain,'' with steel chairs, thumbtacks, fluorescent light tubes, and ended with Pentagon slamming Vampiro through a burning table.
1st Jan '18 11:16:12 AM nombretomado
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* The entire purpose of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Title]] was to house garbage matches, though it became less so after the "24/7" rule was inducted. The rules of the Hardcore Title were matches were no-DQ, no-countout and falls count anywhere. The "24/7 rule" meant that the belt was ALWAYS on the line and title changes could happen anywhere at any time so long as the other guy ([[Wrestling/TrishStratus or]] [[Wrestling/MollyHolly girl]]) had a referee on hand. The most famous champion from this time period was Crash Holly, who earned the RedBaron "The [[HarryHoudini Houdini]] of Hardcore" because of his ability to escape situations where he might lose the title.

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* The entire purpose of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Title]] was to house garbage matches, though it became less so after the "24/7" rule was inducted. The rules of the Hardcore Title were matches were no-DQ, no-countout and falls count anywhere. The "24/7 rule" meant that the belt was ALWAYS on the line and title changes could happen anywhere at any time so long as the other guy ([[Wrestling/TrishStratus or]] [[Wrestling/MollyHolly girl]]) had a referee on hand. The most famous champion from this time period was Crash Holly, who earned the RedBaron "The [[HarryHoudini [[Creator/HarryHoudini Houdini]] of Hardcore" because of his ability to escape situations where he might lose the title.
21st Dec '16 7:06:16 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During FMW's first run, its two main rivals were Wrestling International New Generation and International Wrestling Association Japan. While W*ING did have fire and nails, it's death matches were slightly less extreme and less frequent than FMW, instead trying to compete through use of more surreal angles and gimmicks like The Crypt Keeper and cross promotion with WWC in Puerto Rico and UWA in Mexico. IWA rose out of W*ING's ashes when this approach failed, still looking to distinguish itself with much of the W*ING talent and partnering with foreign bodies like the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA but also by applying more garbage wrestling in more unique ways, such as The King Of The Death Match {{Tournament|Arc}}. They also failed, though stayed active much longer thanks in part to a Puerto Rican branch.

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* During FMW's first run, its two main rivals were Wrestling International New Generation and International Wrestling Association Japan. While W*ING did have fire and nails, it's death matches were slightly less extreme and less frequent than FMW, instead trying to compete through use of more surreal angles and gimmicks like The Crypt Keeper and as well as cross promotion with WWC in Puerto Rico and UWA in Mexico. IWA rose out of W*ING's ashes when this approach failed, still looking to distinguish itself with much of the W*ING talent and partnering with foreign bodies like the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA but also by applying more garbage wrestling in more unique ways, such as The King Of The Death Match {{Tournament|Arc}}. They also failed, though stayed active much longer thanks in part to a Puerto Rican branch.



** Likewise, IWA-MS, founded by garbage wrestler Ian Rotten. Though this isn't really true of IWA-MS anymore and hasn't been for a good while; they still do deathmatch stuff, but their list of alumni also boasts the likes of Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/ChrisHero, Wrestling/ColtCabana, Ace Steel, [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]], and [[Wrestling/EvanBourne Matt "Evan Bourne" Sydal]].

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** Likewise, IWA-MS, founded by garbage wrestler Ian Rotten. The state of Kentucky banished the promotion after one blood bath too many and the state developed the strictest athletic commission in the union to ensure another like it was never developed inside its borders again. Though this isn't really true of IWA-MS anymore and hasn't been for a good while; they still do deathmatch stuff, but their list of alumni also boasts the likes of Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/ChrisHero, Wrestling/ColtCabana, Ace Steel, [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]], and [[Wrestling/EvanBourne Matt "Evan Bourne" Sydal]].
19th Dec '16 4:57:19 AM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodied this during [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail183.html a Strong Bad email about wrestling.]] Strong Bad has had several gimmicks, but really made a name for himself in a tag team with Strong Mad... although there were some misfires, such as their "Foreign Object Bros." gimmick, where they apparently solely made use of the various foreign objects on their costumes, including a ''gun'' shoved down Strong Mad's singlet.
** The same episode had Strong Sad as [[BrickJoke Gardenboy]], with a watering can that shoots fire.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodied this during a WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail183.html a Strong Bad email about wrestling.]] Strong Bad has had several gimmicks, but really made a name for himself in a tag team with Strong Mad... although there were some misfires, such as their "Foreign Object Bros." gimmick, where they apparently solely made use of the various foreign objects on their costumes, including a ''gun'' shoved down Strong Mad's singlet.
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singlet. The same episode had Strong Sad as [[BrickJoke Gardenboy]], with a watering can that shoots fire.
24th Sep '16 12:36:03 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During FMW's first run, its two main rivals were Wrestling International New Generation and International Wrestling Association Japan. While W*ING did have fire and nails, it couldn't it's death matches were slightly less extreme and less frequent than FMW, instead trying to compete through use of more surreal angles and gimmicks like the crypt keeper and cross promotion with WWC in Puerto Rico and UWA in Mexico. IWA rose out of W*ING's ashes when this approach failed, still looking to distinguish itself with much of the W*ING talent and partnering with foreign bodies like the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA but also by applying more garbage wrestling in more unique ways, such as The King Of The Death Match Tournament. They also failed, though enjoyed brand stayed active much longer thanks in part to a Puerto Rican branch.

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* During FMW's first run, its two main rivals were Wrestling International New Generation and International Wrestling Association Japan. While W*ING did have fire and nails, it couldn't it's death matches were slightly less extreme and less frequent than FMW, instead trying to compete through use of more surreal angles and gimmicks like the crypt keeper The Crypt Keeper and cross promotion with WWC in Puerto Rico and UWA in Mexico. IWA rose out of W*ING's ashes when this approach failed, still looking to distinguish itself with much of the W*ING talent and partnering with foreign bodies like the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA but also by applying more garbage wrestling in more unique ways, such as The King Of The Death Match Tournament. {{Tournament|Arc}}. They also failed, though enjoyed brand stayed active much longer thanks in part to a Puerto Rican branch.
7th May '16 4:37:23 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Another early innovator was Wild Bull Curry, who won the Texas Brass Knuckles Title belt 20 times during his career. The belt was eventually changed to a straight hardcore title.
31st Jan '16 5:51:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* {{Trope Namer|s}} (via the Baba quote above) Atsushi Onita, founder of Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. Once a promising junior heavyweight in Baba's Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, a potentially career-ending knee injury forced him to take up a heavily brawling and gimmicks-based style in order to continue his career.

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* {{Trope Namer|s}} (via the Baba quote above) Atsushi Onita, founder of [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. Wrestling]]. Once a promising junior heavyweight in Baba's Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, a potentially career-ending knee injury forced him to take up a heavily brawling and gimmicks-based style in order to continue his career.career.
* During FMW's first run, its two main rivals were Wrestling International New Generation and International Wrestling Association Japan. While W*ING did have fire and nails, it couldn't it's death matches were slightly less extreme and less frequent than FMW, instead trying to compete through use of more surreal angles and gimmicks like the crypt keeper and cross promotion with WWC in Puerto Rico and UWA in Mexico. IWA rose out of W*ING's ashes when this approach failed, still looking to distinguish itself with much of the W*ING talent and partnering with foreign bodies like the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA but also by applying more garbage wrestling in more unique ways, such as The King Of The Death Match Tournament. They also failed, though enjoyed brand stayed active much longer thanks in part to a Puerto Rican branch.
29th Jan '16 7:19:48 AM Chabal2
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* It's a one-line gag, but garbage wrestling in ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' apparently involves gnomes and zero-gravity.
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29th Dec '15 4:16:16 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In Mexico, these are known as "extremos" and are mostly associated with independent circuit promotions such as NGX, [=RevoluXion=] Hardcore, DTU and GLC due to Wrestling/{{CMLL}} not having much use for the style, having already lost one TV deal to MoralGuardians even after cutting all blood out of their shows. Some of CMLL's national rivals such as Wrestling/{{AAA}} have managed to broadcast these match types without losing any deals but only indy and foreign based promotions have divisions exclusively for extremos.

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* In Mexico, these are known as "extremos" and are mostly associated with independent circuit promotions such as X-LAW, NGX, [=RevoluXion=] Hardcore, DTU and GLC due to Wrestling/{{CMLL}} not having much use for the style, having already lost one TV deal to MoralGuardians even after cutting all blood out of their shows. Some of CMLL's national rivals such as Wrestling/{{AAA}} have managed to broadcast these match types without losing any deals but only indy and foreign based promotions have divisions exclusively for extremos.
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