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19th Mar '16 12:38:29 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/SesameStreet''. Humans interacting with monsters on a regular basis, as well as an eight foot talking bird, whose best friend is a talking woolly mammoth. Hell, Grouches have their own ''culture'' based on an OppositeDay mentality. And apparently, Oscar's trashcan is [[DoctorWho bigger on the inside]].

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* ''Series/SesameStreet''. Humans interacting with monsters on a regular basis, as well as an eight foot talking bird, whose best friend is a talking woolly mammoth. Hell, Grouches have their own ''culture'' based on an OppositeDay mentality. And apparently, Oscar's trashcan is [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho bigger on the inside]].
14th Feb '16 12:36:49 PM erforce
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* If Lucha Libre Internacional Misioneros de la Muerte is the standard for successful application of this trope, Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s ''Capital Combat'', where Film/{{Robocop}} saved Wrestling/{{Sting}} from Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen is the exact opposite. The event did initially garner interest but the sight of a Robocop live was too much for most viewers to take seriously.

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* If Lucha Libre Internacional Misioneros de la Muerte is the standard for successful application of this trope, Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s ''Capital Combat'', where Film/{{Robocop}} Franchise/RoboCop saved Wrestling/{{Sting}} from Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen is the exact opposite. The event did initially garner interest but the sight of a Robocop [=RoboCop=] live was too much for most viewers to take seriously.
8th Feb '16 6:47:27 AM erforce
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* This was the most immediately visible distinction between [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] and it's upstart rival W*ING, the latter having such {{exp|y}}ies as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare Freddy]], [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Super Leather]], [[Film/FridayTheThirteenth Jason The Terrible]], [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Super Raton]], [[WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies Tasmaniac]](Wrestling/{{Tazz}}), as well gimmicks like the Iceman, Fishman, The Crypt Keeper and [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} Goliath El Gigante]]. These more elaborate gimmicks would resurface in IWA Japan and then in FMW itself after it absorbed most of the W*ING roster.

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* This was the most immediately visible distinction between [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] and it's upstart rival W*ING, the latter having such {{exp|y}}ies as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare Freddy]], [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Super Leather]], [[Film/FridayTheThirteenth [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason The Terrible]], [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Super Raton]], [[WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies Tasmaniac]](Wrestling/{{Tazz}}), as well gimmicks like the Iceman, Fishman, The Crypt Keeper and [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} Goliath El Gigante]]. These more elaborate gimmicks would resurface in IWA Japan and then in FMW itself after it absorbed most of the W*ING roster.
7th Feb '16 8:25:35 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Lucha Libre Internacional caused a flood of this into the sport with their highly successful Los Misioneros de la Muerte angle where El Signo, El Texano and Negro Navarro were revealed to be FallenAngels who came to Earth to rid it of Wrestling/ElSanto. The general public reaction was simply that towards assholes who tried to kill the best thing in Lucha Libre. Their influence can be seen in latter enterprises such as Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Muerte Cibernetica turned El Mesías from the depths of hell, Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s time travel created FLOOD and Wrestling/LuchaUnderground's mythic conspiracies.

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* Lucha Libre Internacional caused a flood of this into the sport with their highly successful Los Misioneros de la Muerte angle where El Signo, El Texano and Negro Navarro were revealed to be FallenAngels {{fallen angel}}s who came to Earth to rid it of Wrestling/ElSanto. The general public reaction was simply that towards assholes who tried to kill the best thing in Lucha Libre. Their influence can be seen in latter enterprises such as Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Muerte Cibernetica turned El Mesías from the depths of hell, Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s time travel created FLOOD and Wrestling/LuchaUnderground's mythic conspiracies.
7th Feb '16 8:19:07 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* If Lucha Libre Internacional Misioneros de la Muerte is the standard for successful application of this trope, Wrestling/{{WCW}}'s ''Capital Combat'', where Film/{{Robocop}} saved Wrestling/{{Sting}} from Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen is the exact opposite. The event did initially garner interest but the sight of a Robocop live was too much for most viewers to take seriously.
7th Feb '16 8:10:02 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Argentina based Titanes en el ring which ran from 1962 to 1988 was famous for giving "regular" wrestlers the chance to test themselves against [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Tarzán]], teams of androids, a [[BigFootSasquatchOrYeti yeti]], FrankensteinsMonster, Anime/{{Voltron}} and most importantly, {{mumm|y}}ies. There were also {{historical domain|character}} wrestlers such as El Gran Mongol Gengis Khan and Julius Caesar. The 2001 {{revival}} saw additions such as [[BiblicalBadGuy Caín]]. How it all these things into its locker room? Who cares?

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* The Argentina based Titanes en el ring which ran from 1962 to 1988 was famous for giving "regular" wrestlers the chance to test themselves against [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Tarzán]], teams of androids, a [[BigFootSasquatchOrYeti [[BigFootSasquatchAndYeti yeti]], FrankensteinsMonster, Anime/{{Voltron}} and most importantly, {{mumm|y}}ies. There were also {{historical domain|character}} wrestlers such as El Gran Mongol Gengis Khan and Julius Caesar. The 2001 {{revival}} saw additions such as [[BiblicalBadGuy Caín]]. How it all these things into its locker room? Who cares?



* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and later [[Wrestling/{{All Japan|Pro Wrestling}}]] crossed into this with the debut of [[Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger Jushin Liger]], who "powered up" in conjunction with the [[Anime/JushinLiger television show character.]] While he was far from the first [[DeFictionalization fictional wrestler made real]], prior to him those had been cases of actual wrestlers like Mil Mascaras or Tiger Mask, not a HenshinHero.

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* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and later [[Wrestling/{{All Wrestling/{{All Japan|Pro Wrestling}}]] Wrestling}} crossed into this with the debut of [[Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger Jushin Liger]], who "powered up" in conjunction with the [[Anime/JushinLiger television show character.]] While he was far from the first [[DeFictionalization fictional wrestler made real]], prior to him those had been cases of actual wrestlers like Mil Mascaras or Tiger Mask, not a HenshinHero.
7th Feb '16 8:09:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Argentina based Titanes en el ring which ran from 1962 to 1988 was famous for giving "regular" wrestlers the chance to test themselves against Tarzán, teams of androids, a yeti, Frankenstein's monster, Anime/{{Voltron}} and most importantly, {{mumm|y}}ies. There were also {{historical domain|character}} wrestlers such as El Gran Mongol Gengis Khan and Julius Caesar. The 2001 {{revival}} saw additions such as [[BiblicalBadGuy Caín]]. How it all these things into its locker room? Who cares?

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* The Argentina based Titanes en el ring which ran from 1962 to 1988 was famous for giving "regular" wrestlers the chance to test themselves against Tarzán, [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Tarzán]], teams of androids, a yeti, Frankenstein's monster, [[BigFootSasquatchOrYeti yeti]], FrankensteinsMonster, Anime/{{Voltron}} and most importantly, {{mumm|y}}ies. There were also {{historical domain|character}} wrestlers such as El Gran Mongol Gengis Khan and Julius Caesar. The 2001 {{revival}} saw additions such as [[BiblicalBadGuy Caín]]. How it all these things into its locker room? Who cares?
7th Feb '16 8:05:36 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and later [[Wrestling/All Japan|Pro Wrestling]] crossed into this with the debut of [[Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger Jushin Liger]], who "powered up" in conjunction with the [[Anime/JushinLiger television show character.]] While he was far from the first [[DeFictionalization fictional wrestler made real]], prior to him those had been cases of actual wrestlers like Mil Mascaras or Tiger Mask, not a HenshinHero.

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* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and later [[Wrestling/All [[Wrestling/{{All Japan|Pro Wrestling]] Wrestling}}]] crossed into this with the debut of [[Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger Jushin Liger]], who "powered up" in conjunction with the [[Anime/JushinLiger television show character.]] While he was far from the first [[DeFictionalization fictional wrestler made real]], prior to him those had been cases of actual wrestlers like Mil Mascaras or Tiger Mask, not a HenshinHero.
7th Feb '16 8:04:59 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/KevinSullivan starting a {{cult}} and performing elaborate summoning rituals like that which brought him the [[Wrestling/MarkLewin The Purple Haze]] wasn't seen as particularly shocking in [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance Championship Wrestling From Florida]], the announcers simply stating that there were better ways to deal with life's problems than to turn to the occult [[TheAntiRoleModel like Sullivan had.]]

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* Wrestling/KevinSullivan starting a {{cult}} and performing elaborate summoning rituals like that which brought him the [[Wrestling/MarkLewin The Purple Haze]] wasn't seen as particularly shocking in [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance Championship Wrestling From Florida]], the announcers simply stating that there were better ways to deal with life's problems than to turn to the occult [[TheAntiRoleModel [[AntiRoleModel like Sullivan had.]]



* This was the most immediately visible distinction between [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] and it's upstart rival W*ING, the latter having such {{exp|y}}ies as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmsStreet Nightmare Freddy]], [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Super Leather]], [[Film/FridayTheThirteenth Jason The Terrible]], [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Super Raton]], [[WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies Tasmaniac]](Wrestling/{{Tazz}}), as well gimmicks like the Iceman, Fishman, The Crypt Keeper and [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} Goliath El Gigante]]. These more elaborate gimmicks would resurface in IWA Japan and then in FMW itself after it absorbed most of the W*ING roster.

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* This was the most immediately visible distinction between [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] and it's upstart rival W*ING, the latter having such {{exp|y}}ies as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmsStreet [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare Freddy]], [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Super Leather]], [[Film/FridayTheThirteenth Jason The Terrible]], [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Super Raton]], [[WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies Tasmaniac]](Wrestling/{{Tazz}}), as well gimmicks like the Iceman, Fishman, The Crypt Keeper and [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} Goliath El Gigante]]. These more elaborate gimmicks would resurface in IWA Japan and then in FMW itself after it absorbed most of the W*ING roster.
7th Feb '16 8:03:08 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Argentina based Titanes en el ring which ran from 1962 to 1988 was famous for giving "regular" wrestlers the chance to test themselves against Tarzán, teams of androids, a yeti, Frankenstein's monster, Anime/{{Voltron}} and most importantly, {{mumm|y}}ies. There were also {{historical domain|character}} wrestlers such as El Gran Mongol Gengis Khan and Julius Caesar. The 2001 {{revival}} saw additions such as [[BiblicalBadGuy Caín]]. How it all these things into its locker room? Who cares?
* Lucha Libre Internacional caused a flood of this into the sport with their highly successful Los Misioneros de la Muerte angle where El Signo, El Texano and Negro Navarro were revealed to be FallenAngels who came to Earth to rid it of Wrestling/ElSanto. The general public reaction was simply that towards assholes who tried to kill the best thing in Lucha Libre. Their influence can be seen in latter enterprises such as Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Muerte Cibernetica turned El Mesías from the depths of hell, Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s time travel created FLOOD and Wrestling/LuchaUnderground's mythic conspiracies.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan starting a {{cult}} and performing elaborate summoning rituals like that which brought him the [[Wrestling/MarkLewin The Purple Haze]] wasn't seen as particularly shocking in [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance Championship Wrestling From Florida]], the announcers simply stating that there were better ways to deal with life's problems than to turn to the occult [[TheAntiRoleModel like Sullivan had.]]
* Pretty much all of Wrestling/{{GLOW}}'s wrestlers were treated rather mundanely, even when Big Bad Mamma used outright "Hoodoo" magic to win matches she didn't get so much as a disqualification.
* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and later [[Wrestling/All Japan|Pro Wrestling]] crossed into this with the debut of [[Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger Jushin Liger]], who "powered up" in conjunction with the [[Anime/JushinLiger television show character.]] While he was far from the first [[DeFictionalization fictional wrestler made real]], prior to him those had been cases of actual wrestlers like Mil Mascaras or Tiger Mask, not a HenshinHero.
* This was the most immediately visible distinction between [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] and it's upstart rival W*ING, the latter having such {{exp|y}}ies as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmsStreet Nightmare Freddy]], [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Super Leather]], [[Film/FridayTheThirteenth Jason The Terrible]], [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Super Raton]], [[WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies Tasmaniac]](Wrestling/{{Tazz}}), as well gimmicks like the Iceman, Fishman, The Crypt Keeper and [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} Goliath El Gigante]]. These more elaborate gimmicks would resurface in IWA Japan and then in FMW itself after it absorbed most of the W*ING roster.
* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in Ohio Valley Wrestling, which did run a send up to Kevin Sullivan's Army Of Darkness in The Disciples Of Synn, right down to them summoning "[[Wrestling/{{Batista}} The Demon Of The Deep]]". However, most of the time they will (sometimes futilely) grasp for explanations when wrestlers such as Wrestling/{{Kane}} or Wrestling/TheUndertaker did something particularly outlandish.
* If you're watching Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, don't hold your breath waiting for an explanation to exactly what a being as powerful as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]] would find interesting about pro wrestling or mixed martial arts, much less any words on how his powers work or any protests to his [[WrestlingMonster flying vampire]] {{mooks}} being allowed in the ring.[[/folder]]
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