History Main / LoserLeavesTown

12th Oct '17 9:48:14 AM KidDynamite
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* In the UWF (the former Mid-South territory), Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan lost a "title vs. career" match to the One Man Gang, as a kayfabe explanation of his departure to go to the WWF.



* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was so desperate to end The Undertaker's Wrestlemania win streak, he agreed to put his career on the line at ''Wrestlemania XXVI''. Unfortunately for him, he failed to end 'Taker's streak. Michaels has made a point to make the stipulation stick, though he still appears for WWE from time to time.

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* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was so desperate to end The Undertaker's Wrestlemania win streak, he agreed to put his career on the line at ''Wrestlemania XXVI''. Unfortunately for him, he failed to end 'Taker's streak. Michaels has made a point to make the stipulation stick, though he still appears for WWE from time to time.
30th Sep '17 7:49:12 PM nombretomado
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** This trope becomes more appropriate in sports leagues around the world that have a system of promotion and relegation, in which the worst-performing team(s) are sent to a lower-tiered league in exchange for the best-performing team(s) in the league below. Thus, some late-season matchups between two relegation-threatened teams might have a Loser Leaves Town feel to them. This system is standard in European [[FootyLeagues football leagues]] and most other team sports in Europe.

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** This trope becomes more appropriate in sports leagues around the world that have a system of promotion and relegation, in which the worst-performing team(s) are sent to a lower-tiered league in exchange for the best-performing team(s) in the league below. Thus, some late-season matchups between two relegation-threatened teams might have a Loser Leaves Town feel to them. This system is standard in European [[FootyLeagues [[UsefulNotes/FootyLeagues football leagues]] and most other team sports in Europe.
1st Sep '16 4:10:35 PM LentilSandEater
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* Trixie's demand to Twilight Sparkle in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]" on ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]''.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'':
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Trixie's demand to Twilight Sparkle in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]" on ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]''.Duel]]". And Twilight actually gets kicked out! In the best spirit of the show Twilight uses lies, trickery and deceit to return and beat Trixie in a rematch.
27th Jul '16 5:51:07 PM JamesAustin
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A Loser Leaves Town match originated in the old "territory" days of wrestling, where a common tactic would be to bring in a new wrestler, establish him as a MonsterHeel through [[SquashMatch Squash Matches]], then put him in a series of matches against the promotion's top {{face}}. After the heel had served his purpose, the face would cap off the feud by defeating him in a Loser Leaves Town match. The heel would disappear forever (usually just to one of the many other wrestling territories that existed in that day) and the face would move on to the next contender.

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A Loser Leaves Town match originated in the old "territory" days of wrestling, where a common tactic would be to bring in a new wrestler, establish him as a MonsterHeel WrestlingMonster through [[SquashMatch Squash Matches]], {{Squash Match}}es, then put him in a series of matches against the promotion's top {{face}}. After the heel had served his purpose, the face would cap off the feud by defeating him in a Loser Leaves Town match. The heel would disappear forever (usually just to one of the many other wrestling territories that existed in that day) and the face would move on to the next contender.
9th Mar '16 9:50:31 PM FordPrefect
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* Triple H challenged Goldberg to one-sided variant of these during the latter's WWE stint, putting the World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Goldberg's career (specifically stating that it was Goldberg's career on the line and not his position on the Raw roster).

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* Triple H challenged Goldberg to a one-sided variant of these during the latter's WWE stint, putting the World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Goldberg's career (specifically stating that it was Goldberg's career on the line and not his position on the Raw roster).



* At ''Wrestlemania VII'' the long-running fued between the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior and [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] culminated in a "Retirement Match" where the loser had to retire from the WWF (now WWE). Savage lost and retired from wrestling for an entire year, instead working as a commentator. He was eventually reinstated so that he could wrestle against [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], who had been trash-talking Savage on the air, and attacked Savage and his wife[[note]]Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth had been married in RealLife since December 1984. "Randy Savage" and "Miss Elizabeth" were [[{{Kayfabe}} married]] at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91''[[/note]] Wrestling/MissElizabeth during their "wedding reception" at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91'' with a snake.

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* At ''Wrestlemania VII'' the long-running fued feud between the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior and [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] culminated in a "Retirement Match" where the loser had to retire from the WWF (now WWE). Savage lost and retired from wrestling for an entire year, instead working as a commentator. He was eventually reinstated so that he could wrestle against [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], who had been trash-talking Savage on the air, and attacked Savage and his wife[[note]]Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth had been married in RealLife since December 1984. "Randy Savage" and "Miss Elizabeth" were [[{{Kayfabe}} married]] at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91''[[/note]] Wrestling/MissElizabeth during their "wedding reception" at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91'' with a snake.



* While not a "retirement match" Nikita Fink really did stop wrestling after being defeated by [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] in a loser leaves OVW match.

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* While not a "retirement match" match", Nikita Fink really did stop wrestling after being defeated by [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] in a loser leaves OVW match.
9th Mar '16 9:43:11 PM FordPrefect
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A Loser Leaves Town match originated in the old "territory" days of wrestling, where a common tactic would be to bring in a new wrestler, establish him as a MonsterHeel through [[SquashMatch Squash Matches]], then put him in a series of matches against the promotion's top {{face}}. After the heel had served his purpose, the face would cap off the feud by defeating him in a Loser Leaves Town match. The heel would disappear forever (usually just to one of the many other wrestling territories that existed in that day) and the face would move onto the next contender.

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A Loser Leaves Town match originated in the old "territory" days of wrestling, where a common tactic would be to bring in a new wrestler, establish him as a MonsterHeel through [[SquashMatch Squash Matches]], then put him in a series of matches against the promotion's top {{face}}. After the heel had served his purpose, the face would cap off the feud by defeating him in a Loser Leaves Town match. The heel would disappear forever (usually just to one of the many other wrestling territories that existed in that day) and the face would move onto on to the next contender.
6th Sep '15 12:44:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* Wrestling/MercedesMartinez beat [[FailOSuckyName Pune Tang]] in a loser gets ''deported'' match. Two years later, [[YouLookFamiliar Sumie Sakai would make her debut on the same program.]]

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* Wrestling/MercedesMartinez beat [[FailOSuckyName [[AtrociousAlias Pune Tang]] in a loser gets ''deported'' match. Two years later, [[YouLookFamiliar Sumie Sakai would make her debut on the same program.]]
5th Jul '15 4:13:55 AM FurryKef
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The more modern version is often called the "Loser Leaves (the promotion)", "Retirement", "Pink Slip", or just "You're Fired" match). As the name implies, a match where the loser goes away, never to return. [[NotQuiteForever Supposedly]]. Due to abuse of this trope, and subsequent use of the ResetButton, the joke in pro-wrestling fandom is that the average pro wrestler's retirement lasts about [[ThreeMonthRule three months]].

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The more modern version is often called the "Loser Leaves (the promotion)", "Retirement", "Pink Slip", or just "You're Fired" match).match. As the name implies, a match where the loser goes away, never to return. [[NotQuiteForever Supposedly]]. Due to abuse of this trope, and subsequent use of the ResetButton, the joke in pro-wrestling fandom is that the average pro wrestler's retirement lasts about [[ThreeMonthRule three months]].
28th Jun '15 5:56:27 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Then, after that amazing sendoff at Wrestlemania, he wrestles in a tour of Australia alongside HulkHogan, and started performing for TNA. It became just another TenMinuteRetirement.

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** Then, after that amazing sendoff at Wrestlemania, he wrestles in a tour of Australia alongside HulkHogan, Wrestling/HulkHogan, and started performing for TNA. It became just another TenMinuteRetirement.



* Matt Hardy and Edge's feud following the controversy surrounding Lita ended with one of these, Matt Hardy on the losing end.

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* Matt Hardy Wrestling/MattHardy and Edge's feud following the controversy surrounding Lita ended with one of these, Matt Hardy on the losing end.



* At ''Wrestlemania VII'' the long-running fued between the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior and [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] culminated in a "Retirement Match" where the loser had to retire from the WWF (now WWE). Savage lost and retired from wrestling for an entire year, instead working as a commentator. He was eventually reinstated so that he could wrestle against [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], who had been trash-talking Savage on the air, and attacked Savage and his wife[[note]]Randy Poffo and Elizabeth Hulette had been married in RealLife since December 1984. "Randy Savage" and "Miss Elizabeth" were [[{{Kayfabe}} married]] at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91''[[/note]] [[Characters/WWEDivas Elizabeth]] during their "wedding reception" at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91'' with a snake.

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* At ''Wrestlemania VII'' the long-running fued between the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior and [[Wrestling/RandySavage Randy "Macho Man" Savage]] culminated in a "Retirement Match" where the loser had to retire from the WWF (now WWE). Savage lost and retired from wrestling for an entire year, instead working as a commentator. He was eventually reinstated so that he could wrestle against [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], who had been trash-talking Savage on the air, and attacked Savage and his wife[[note]]Randy Poffo Savage and Miss Elizabeth Hulette had been married in RealLife since December 1984. "Randy Savage" and "Miss Elizabeth" were [[{{Kayfabe}} married]] at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91''[[/note]] [[Characters/WWEDivas Elizabeth]] Wrestling/MissElizabeth during their "wedding reception" at ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 91'' with a snake.
6th May '15 2:04:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}'' version of ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'', Mike claims that "Sniping someone is no way to settle your differences. Give me an old-fashioned 'loser leaves town' wrestling match any day." Kevin then realizes that this is the true story behind Mike's move to San Diego. Mike also claims Tom Brady happened to be in the south of France after losing such a match.

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* In the ''Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}'' version of ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'', ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', Mike claims that "Sniping someone is no way to settle your differences. Give me an old-fashioned 'loser leaves town' wrestling match any day." Kevin then realizes that this is the true story behind Mike's move to San Diego. Mike also claims Tom Brady happened to be in the south of France after losing such a match.
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