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4th Feb '16 1:35:57 PM FordPrefect
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* Japanese pro wrestler Cherry (no, not the one that was in Wrestling/{{WWE}}) had a gimmick where, when questioned about her age, would claim she was "Forever 18". However she eventually lost a match where she would be forced to show her passport and thus reveal her true age: turns out she was born on May 14, 1974... 37 going on 38! Twenty years older than what she was billed at yet looking far, FAR closer to her gimmick age. * Wrestling/TerryFunk is over twenty years older than Mick Foley at [[http://dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/flair-terry-620x350.jpg 71]], yet he still looks pretty much the same as he did in the [[http://www.pwmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/terry-funk.jpg mid 90s]] (He's certainly aged better than Ric Flair as the first picture shows). Amazing when you consider that after all he's put his body through (past and present) he should've been dead years ago. * Wrestling/MickFoley is now 50 (born in June 1965) and apart from his greying beard and occassionally shorter hair, still looks the same as he did in the Attitude Era (though he was [[YoungerThanHeLooks younger than he looked]] back then. His well being on the other hand...
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* Japanese pro wrestler Cherry (no, not the one that was in Wrestling/{{WWE}}) had a gimmick where, when questioned about her age, would claim she was "Forever 18". However she eventually lost a match where she would be forced to show her passport and thus reveal her true age: turns out she was born on May 14, 1974... 37 going on 38! Twenty years older than what she was billed at at, yet looking far, FAR closer to her gimmick age. * Wrestling/TerryFunk is over twenty years older than Mick Foley at [[http://dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/flair-terry-620x350.jpg 71]], yet he still looks pretty much the same as he did in the [[http://www.pwmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/terry-funk.jpg mid 90s]] (He's certainly aged better than Ric Flair as the first picture shows). Amazing when you consider that that, after all he's put his body through (past and present) present), he should've been dead years ago. * Wrestling/MickFoley is now 50 (born in June 1965) and and, apart from his greying beard and occassionally ocassionally shorter hair, still looks the same as he did in the Attitude Era (though he was [[YoungerThanHeLooks younger than he looked]] back then. His well being well-being, on the other hand...

* Apart from his shorter hair, Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage, who is now 59 looks pretty much the same as he did in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. Though he was already in his forties when he got his main event push. * Wrestling/{{Sting}} was 37 when he transitioned to Crow Sting, 47 when he debuted in TNA, and 55 when he debuted in WWE. In all instances, he looked at least 5 years younger. (The face paint does hide most of the wrinkles). He's starting to look his age now that his hairline's receding.
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* Apart from his shorter hair, Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage, who is now 59 59, looks pretty much the same as he did in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. Though he was already in his forties when he got his main event push. * Wrestling/{{Sting}} was 37 when he transitioned to Crow Sting, 47 when he debuted in TNA, and 55 when he debuted in WWE. In all instances, he looked at least 5 years younger. (The face paint does hide most of the wrinkles). wrinkles.) He's starting to look his age now that his hairline's receding.
28th Jan '16 7:38:56 AM Nohbody
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No Real Life Examples Please per the RL section thread in the Long Term Projects forum.
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18th Dec '15 2:37:57 PM Inspeps
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* Wrestling/Rhyno has looked pretty much the same for the last [[http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/r/rhyno/02.jpg 15]] plus [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/A0L6nQLUEKk/0.jpg years]].
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* Wrestling/Rhyno Rhyno has looked pretty much the same for the last [[http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/r/rhyno/02.jpg 15]] plus [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/A0L6nQLUEKk/0.jpg years]].
18th Dec '15 2:33:47 PM Inspeps
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* Wrestling/Rhyno has looked pretty much the same for the last [[http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/r/rhyno/02.jpg 15]] plus [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/A0L6nQLUEKk/0.jpg years]].
19th Nov '15 8:38:19 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/BookerT is fifty, and looks to be in his mid-to-late thirties at the most. * Japanese pro wrestler Cherry (no, not the one that was in Wrestling/{{WWE}}) had a gimmick where, when questioned about her age, would claim she was "Forever 18". However she recently lost a match where she would be forced to show her passport and thus reveal her true age: turns out she was born on May 14, 1974... 37 going on 38! Twenty years older than what she was billed at yet looking far, FAR closer to her gimmick age.
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* Wrestling/BookerT is fifty, and at fifty looks to be in his like most men their mid-to-late thirties at the most. * Japanese pro wrestler Cherry (no, not the one that was in Wrestling/{{WWE}}) had a gimmick where, when questioned about her age, would claim she was "Forever 18". However she recently eventually lost a match where she would be forced to show her passport and thus reveal her true age: turns out she was born on May 14, 1974... 37 going on 38! Twenty years older than what she was billed at yet looking far, FAR closer to her gimmick age.

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* Wrestling/BookerT is fifty, When the Young Bucks met Wrestling/RingOfHonor's "elders statesman" Caprice Coleman, Matt Jackson refused to believe he was thirty three and looks continually refused to believe he could be in his mid-to-late thirties at the most. * Japanese pro wrestler Cherry (no, not the one that was in Wrestling/{{WWE}}) had a gimmick where, when questioned about her age, would claim she was "Forever 18". However she recently lost a match where she would be forced to show her passport and thus reveal her true age: turns out she was born on May 14, 1974... 37 going on 38! Twenty years older than what she was billed at yet looking far, FAR closer to her gimmick age.old as Coleman turned thirty eight.
11th Nov '15 5:10:59 AM SomeoneElse17
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* Wrestling/TheYoungBucks are eleven-year wrestling veterans, 30 and 26 years old respectively, have both gotten married to womanly wives, and one's become a father. But if you saw Matt and Nick Jackson on the streets of Hesperia, California without first knowing who they are, you'd probably mistake them for high school kids about to attend a rave.
26th Oct '15 5:56:59 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/{{Layla}}, the 2006 Diva Search winner, was the longest-tenured diva on the WWE roster with the retirement of Wrestling/BethPhoenix in 2012, up until her own retirement in 2015. By then, she was almost ''forty'' but looked like she hadn't aged a day since she first arrived in the WWE.
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* Wrestling/{{Layla}}, the 2006 Diva Search winner, was the longest-tenured diva on the WWE roster with the retirement of Wrestling/BethPhoenix in 2012, up until her own retirement in 2015. By then, she was almost ''forty'' but looked like she hadn't aged a day since she first arrived in the WWE. [[https://twitter.com/mslayel/status/617737088104972288 Some say she looked even better.]]

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* Wrestling/{{Layla}}, the 2006 Diva Search winner, was the longest-tenured diva on the WWE roster with the retirement of Wrestling/BethPhoenix in 2012, up until her own retirement in 2015. By then, she was almost ''forty'' but looked Does [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Lilian_Garcia.jpg Lilian Garcia]] look like she hadn't aged a day since she first arrived in the WWE.50-year-old woman?
9th Oct '15 11:05:02 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/BookerT is fifty, and looks to be in his mid-to-late thirties at the most. * Japanese pro wrestler Cherry (no, not the one that was in Wrestling/{{WWE}}) had a gimmick where, when questioned about her age, would claim she was "Forever 18". However she recently lost a match where she would be forced to show her passport and thus reveal her true age: turns out she was born on May 14, 1974... 37 going on 38! Twenty years older than what she was billed at yet looking far, FAR closer to her gimmick age. * Wrestling/TerryFunk is over twenty years older than Mick Foley at [[http://dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/flair-terry-620x350.jpg 71]], yet he still looks pretty much the same as he did in the [[http://www.pwmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/terry-funk.jpg mid 90s]] (He's certainly aged better than Ric Flair as the first picture shows). Amazing when you consider that after all he's put his body through (past and present) he should've been dead years ago. * Wrestling/MickFoley is now 50 (born in June 1965) and apart from his greying beard and occassionally shorter hair, still looks the same as he did in the Attitude Era (though he was [[YoungerThanHeLooks younger than he looked]] back then. His well being on the other hand... * Former [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling AJW]] star [[http://i.imgur.com/VXmpn.jpg Mimi Hagiwara]] (on the right). 56 years old but you'd easily think she's at ''least'' 15 years younger. * Wrestling/{{Kane}} is 48, but looks at least ten years younger. * This is [[http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/Bios/lynn_jerry_ecw.jpg Jerry Lynn in the old ECW]] (circa late-90s to early 2000s). And this is [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/Jerry_Lynn_CHIKARA.jpg Jerry Lynn in 2012]]. Aside from the lack of facial hair, he doesn't look much different than he was a little more than a decade ago. Can you believe that, as of 2013, Jerry Lynn's ''50?'' * Apart from his shorter hair, Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage, who is now 59 looks pretty much the same as he did in Wrestling/{{WCW}}. Though he was already in his forties when he got his main event push. * Wrestling/{{Sting}} was 37 when he transitioned to Crow Sting, 47 when he debuted in TNA, and 55 when he debuted in WWE. In all instances, he looked at least 5 years younger. (The face paint does hide most of the wrinkles). He's starting to look his age now that his hairline's receding.
30th Sep '15 6:24:47 PM CyrenaPeleman
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* Wrestling/AJLee is in her late 20's but could easily pass off for 17.
13th Aug '15 9:08:46 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Sometimes characters look their age. But in this instance, they don't. Whether it was a deliberate artistic choice on the behalf of the creator (usually to make the character more attractive or to legally fulfill a fetish) or something much deeper and linked to their characterization and the plot, this character will be older than they look. Although still within the normal range of the human lifespan (for that setting, anyway), this character will look noticeably younger than their age. Sometimes even improbably younger; it's not unheard of for a seeming teenager to be over the hill chronologically. This is an extremely common trope in SpeculativeFiction, where magic or AppliedPhlebotinum can be used to explain the characters appearance being at odds with their age.
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Sometimes characters don't look their age. But in this instance, they don't.age. Whether it was a deliberate artistic choice on the behalf of the creator (usually to make the character more attractive or to legally fulfill a fetish) or something much deeper and linked to their characterization and the plot, this character will be older than they look. Although still within the normal range of the human lifespan (for that setting, anyway), this character will look noticeably younger than their age. Sometimes even improbably younger; it's not unheard of for a seeming teenager to be over the hill chronologically. This is an extremely common trope in SpeculativeFiction, where magic FunctionalMagic or AppliedPhlebotinum can be used to explain the characters appearance being at odds with their age.
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