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3rd Jun '17 11:32:05 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/LayCool - two exaggerated AlphaBitch ValleyGirl parodies whose catchphrase is "Famous and Flawless". Storylines included making fun of another [[HollywoodPudgy woman's weight]], insinuating one was really a man and claiming another had bad hygiene problems. Yet Wrestling/{{Layla}} and Wrestling/{{Michelle|McCool}} somehow made it work.

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* Wrestling/LayCool - two exaggerated AlphaBitch ValleyGirl parodies whose catchphrase is "Famous and Flawless". Storylines included making fun of another [[Wrestling/MickieJames another]] woman's [[HollywoodPudgy woman's weight]], insinuating one [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix one]] was really a man and claiming another [[Wrestling/KellyKelly another]] had bad hygiene problems. Yet Wrestling/{{Layla}} and Wrestling/{{Michelle|McCool}} somehow made it work.



** And honestly, a lot of smarks loved him for it, because up until then he had no personality and was a sub-par wrestler. Since the change, he's had some really good matches and retired Tommy Dreamer. In fact, thanks to an [[WebVideo/ZTrueLongIslandStory internet series,]] he eventually became a major EnsembleDarkhorse.

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** And honestly, a lot of smarks loved him for it, because up until then he had no personality and was a sub-par wrestler. Since the change, he's had some really good matches and retired Tommy Dreamer.Wrestling/TommyDreamer. In fact, thanks to an [[WebVideo/ZTrueLongIslandStory internet series,]] he eventually became a major EnsembleDarkhorse.
3rd Jun '17 11:08:28 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Gateway Championship Wrestling in general. {{The gimmick}}s tended to be very silly. A [[GoshDangItToHeck relentlessly politically correct]] shirt [[MerchandiseDriven salesman]] who [[OlderThanTheyLook looks like a twelve year old]], [[MotorMouth frequently]] and always [[TheUnintelligible unintelligibly babbling]] madman in a half finished mask, a {{metal head}} [[OurBansheesAreLouder banshee]] {{contortionist}}, Wrestling/DaizeeHaze the GranolaGirl {{hippie}} looked plain compared Wrestling/MattSydal, [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] and Wrestling/MsChif, just their four most famous wrestlers. Yet they were also really good wrestlers, as were most of the silly gimmicked roster. The wrestling itself tended to be presented seriously, the [[WrestlingPsychology psychology]] was rarely worse than decent, the angles were usually simple and straightforward cases of dislike or title belt desires, promos were usually memorable yet efficient and there was usually a good variety of matches on the cards. It never became more than a niche indie show, but there was a reason it ruled the Midwest US [[TooGoodToLast for six years]] and those four wrestlers became world travelers.
* The fun filled lucha shows of Wrestling/{{Chikara}} are silly enough to make Gateway's atmosphere feel dreary and oppressive by comparison, with baseball games breaking out during matches, angles inspired by comic book plots, [[TheViewersAreGeniuses obscure]] one off comedy gimmicks from other promotions being expanded into full on {{tag team}}s and [[PowerStable stables]], events named after ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, the only thing keeping it from being outright parody in the vein of Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam is that the title belts and tournaments are still treated with a degree of reverence. Unlike GCW or DDT Chikara's also aggressively [[LighterAndSofter family friendly]], giving one the impression it wouldn't be out of place on a Saturday Morning cartoon block. And yet it managed to have some of the best pro wrestlers in the world work for it, World Of Sport's Johnny Saint, Wrestling/ManamiToyota of [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]], [[Wrestling/{{AAA}} Triple A]] high fliers like Drago and Extreme Tiger, CIMA and Super Shisa from Wrestling/DragonGate, [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels all]] [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson three]] Wrestling/{{ROH}} founding [[Wrestling/LowKi fathers]], it was the place that put The [[Wrestling/ChrisHero Kings]] Of [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Wrestling]] together! So when they do get serious about their titles and tournaments, it's a little hard not to get drawn in, even with [[MoodWhiplash dance routines following]].

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* Gateway Championship Wrestling in general. {{The gimmick}}s tended to be very silly. A [[GoshDangItToHeck relentlessly politically correct]] shirt [[MerchandiseDriven salesman]] who [[OlderThanTheyLook looks like a twelve year old]], [[MotorMouth frequently]] and always [[TheUnintelligible unintelligibly babbling]] madman in a half finished mask, a {{metal head}} [[OurBansheesAreLouder banshee]] {{contortionist}}, Wrestling/DaizeeHaze the GranolaGirl {{hippie}} [[TheStoner stoner hippie]] looked plain compared Wrestling/MattSydal, [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] and Wrestling/MsChif, just their four most famous wrestlers. Yet they were also really good wrestlers, as were most of the silly gimmicked roster. The wrestling itself tended to be presented seriously, the [[WrestlingPsychology psychology]] was rarely worse than decent, the angles were usually simple and straightforward cases of dislike or title belt desires, promos were usually memorable yet efficient and there was usually a good variety of matches on the cards. It never became more than a niche indie show, but there was a reason it ruled the Midwest US [[TooGoodToLast for six years]] and those four wrestlers became world travelers.
* The fun filled lucha shows of Wrestling/{{Chikara}} are silly enough to make Gateway's atmosphere feel dreary and oppressive by comparison, with baseball games breaking out during matches, angles inspired by comic book plots, [[TheViewersAreGeniuses [[ViewersAreGeniuses obscure]] one off comedy gimmicks from other promotions being expanded into full on {{tag team}}s and [[PowerStable stables]], events named after ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, the only thing keeping it from being outright parody in the vein of Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam is that the title belts and tournaments are still treated with a degree of reverence. Unlike GCW or DDT Chikara's also aggressively [[LighterAndSofter family friendly]], giving one the impression it wouldn't be out of place on a Saturday Morning cartoon block. And yet it managed to have some of the best pro wrestlers in the world work for it, World Of Sport's Johnny Saint, Wrestling/ManamiToyota of [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]], [[Wrestling/{{AAA}} Triple A]] high fliers like Drago and Extreme Tiger, CIMA and Super Shisa from Wrestling/DragonGate, [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels all]] [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson three]] Wrestling/{{ROH}} founding [[Wrestling/LowKi fathers]], it was the place that put The [[Wrestling/ChrisHero Kings]] Of [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Wrestling]] together! So when they do get serious about their titles and tournaments, it's a little hard not to get drawn in, even with [[MoodWhiplash dance routines following]].
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* Gateway Championship Wrestling in general. {{The gimmick}}s tended to be very silly. A [[GoshDangItToHeck relentlessly politically correct]] shirt [[MerchandiseDriven salesman]] who [[OlderThanTheyLook looks like a twelve year old]], [[MotorMouth frequently]] and always [[TheUnintelligible unintelligibly babbling]] madman in a half finished mask, a {{metal head}} [[OurBansheesAreLouder banshee]] {{contortionist}}, Wrestling/DaizeeHaze the GranolaGirl {{hippie}} looked plain compared Wrestling/MattSydal, [[Wrestling/HunterJohnston Delirious]] and Wrestling/MsChif, just their four most famous wrestlers. Yet they were also really good wrestlers, as were most of the silly gimmicked roster. The wrestling itself tended to be presented seriously, the [[WrestlingPsychology psychology]] was rarely worse than decent, the angles were usually simple and straightforward cases of dislike or title belt desires, promos were usually memorable yet efficient and there was usually a good variety of matches on the cards. It never became more than a niche indie show, but there was a reason it ruled the Midwest US [[TooGoodToLast for six years]] and those four wrestlers became world travelers.
* The fun filled lucha shows of Wrestling/{{Chikara}} are silly enough to make Gateway's atmosphere feel dreary and oppressive by comparison, with baseball games breaking out during matches, angles inspired by comic book plots, [[TheViewersAreGeniuses obscure]] one off comedy gimmicks from other promotions being expanded into full on {{tag team}}s and [[PowerStable stables]], events named after ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, the only thing keeping it from being outright parody in the vein of Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam is that the title belts and tournaments are still treated with a degree of reverence. Unlike GCW or DDT Chikara's also aggressively [[LighterAndSofter family friendly]], giving one the impression it wouldn't be out of place on a Saturday Morning cartoon block. And yet it managed to have some of the best pro wrestlers in the world work for it, World Of Sport's Johnny Saint, Wrestling/ManamiToyota of [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]], [[Wrestling/{{AAA}} Triple A]] high fliers like Drago and Extreme Tiger, CIMA and Super Shisa from Wrestling/DragonGate, [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels all]] [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson three]] Wrestling/{{ROH}} founding [[Wrestling/LowKi fathers]], it was the place that put The [[Wrestling/ChrisHero Kings]] Of [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Wrestling]] together! So when they do get serious about their titles and tournaments, it's a little hard not to get drawn in, even with [[MoodWhiplash dance routines following]].
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* InUniverseExample: In ''[[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', this is Hippolyta's reaction to the [[StylisticSuck awful]] ShowWithinAShow ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':

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* InUniverseExample: In-universe example: In ''[[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', this is Hippolyta's reaction to the [[StylisticSuck awful]] ShowWithinAShow ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':
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* InUniverseExample: In ''[[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', this is Hippolyta's reaction to the [[StylisticSuck awful]] ShowWithinAShow ''Pyramus and Thisbe'':
--> '''Hippolyta:''' Beshrew my heart, but I pity the man.
23rd Apr '17 3:41:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' brings us the famous "Well, excuse me, Princess", said by [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] himself. However, the way he delivers it, dead serious and menacing during a falling out with Zelda, definitely make it fit this trope.

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* ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' brings us the famous "Well, excuse me, Princess", said by [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] himself. However, the way he delivers it, dead serious and menacing during a falling out with Zelda, definitely make it fit this trope.
8th Jan '17 1:48:47 PM HotelCalifornia
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* Take the silly over-the-top grimdark setting of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Add in the cast of ''Sonic the Hedgehog'', Richard Dawkin's ''The God Delusion'', HP Lovecraft, and the RuleOfCool. Combine them all and you get ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. If it wasn't for the balls-to-the-wall action sequences, [[RefugeInAudacity sheer grim darkness]], and (mostly) competent writing, it would probably qualify as SoBadItsGood.
18th Oct '16 4:02:51 AM LordPentium
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* ProfessionalWrestling ''itself'' is this. You know, somewhere in the back of your mind, [[{{Kayfabe}} it's a show, that the matches are predetermined]]. And while it has to be a WorldOfBadass just for those men and women to survive the moves and often to come back from the numerous injuries they receive (and it should be remembered that every so often, [[CareerEndingInjury a wrestler]] [[KilledOffForReal doesn't come back]], [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle so please]], DontTryThisAtHome), it's also a WorldOfHam, because for almost anyone to get over they need to be ChewingTheScenery. But if two great performers are in the ring, [[SpotMonkey jumping off to attack each other from impossibly high places]] and [[GarbageWrestler smashing each other with every single]] "[[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad inter]][[Wrestling/WCW national]]" [[GarbageWrestler object they can find]] [[WrestlingPsychology while still telling a great story through the match]], and if [[ExecutiveMeddling some idiot]] [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon named]] [[Wrestling/VinceRusso Vince]] doesn't write something DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, the voice reminding you that [[HamAndCheese the overacting is just covering for bad writing]] is going to be absolutely ''silent'' until that final bell rings, because you'll not only [[Film/SupermanTheMovie believe a man can fly]], you'll also believe he'd use that power to defeat a [[TheGiant humongous]] [[WrestlingMonster monster]] by flipping through the air and crashing through a table with the monster on it.

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* ProfessionalWrestling ''itself'' is this. You know, somewhere in the back of your mind, [[{{Kayfabe}} it's a show, that the matches are predetermined]]. And while it has to be a WorldOfBadass just for those men and women to survive the moves and often to come back from the numerous injuries they receive (and it should be remembered that every so often, [[CareerEndingInjury a wrestler]] [[KilledOffForReal doesn't come back]], [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle so please]], DontTryThisAtHome), it's also a WorldOfHam, because for almost anyone to get over they need to be ChewingTheScenery. But if two great performers are in the ring, [[SpotMonkey jumping off to attack each other from impossibly high places]] and [[GarbageWrestler smashing each other with every single]] "[[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad inter]][[Wrestling/WCW inter]][[Wrestling/{{WCW}} national]]" [[GarbageWrestler object they can find]] [[WrestlingPsychology while still telling a great story through the match]], and if [[ExecutiveMeddling some idiot]] [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon named]] [[Wrestling/VinceRusso Vince]] doesn't write something DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible, the voice reminding you that [[HamAndCheese the overacting is just covering for bad writing]] is going to be absolutely ''silent'' until that final bell rings, because you'll not only [[Film/SupermanTheMovie believe a man can fly]], you'll also believe he'd use that power to defeat a [[TheGiant humongous]] [[WrestlingMonster monster]] by flipping through the air and crashing through a table with the monster on it.
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