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* The final episode of ''[[TheHairBearBunch Help! It's The Hair Bear Bunch!]]'', "King Klong Vs. The Masked Marvel," had the bears entering Bananas the gorilla in a wrestling match offering a $500 prize to whoever defeats the Masked Marvel. Botch, the incompetent assistant to zookeeper Mr. Peevly, becomes the Masked Marvel when the real one comes down with measles. Bananas wins the fight but loses the money because there was no AnimalAthleteLoophole in this match.

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* The final episode of ''[[TheHairBearBunch ''[[WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch Help! It's The Hair Bear Bunch!]]'', "King Klong Vs. The Masked Marvel," had the bears entering Bananas the gorilla in a wrestling match offering a $500 prize to whoever defeats the Masked Marvel. Botch, the incompetent assistant to zookeeper Mr. Peevly, becomes the Masked Marvel when the real one comes down with measles. Bananas wins the fight but loses the money because there was no AnimalAthleteLoophole in this match.
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* Chapter 3 in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', while not wrestling, is set in the Glitz Pit, a stadium with a similar atmosphere, sense of showmanship, and spectator behavior.
24th Sep '16 9:12:15 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'': The 1985 episode "Body Slam" starred Wrestling/HulkHogan in a plot that made heavy use of Hogan's wrestling career (including footage from a 1984 match vs. [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "the Hammer" Valentine]], presented as legit), and featured several WWF faces as un-billed extras in a scene where they fight off that episode's villains. In the segment featuring the Hogan-Valentine match, the ending is altered to show the bad guys entering the arena to confront and assassinate Hogan (don't worry, they're stopped in time).

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* ''Series/TheATeam'': The 1985 episode "Body Slam" "[[Recap/TheATeamS4E7BodySlam Body Slam]]" starred Wrestling/HulkHogan in a plot that made heavy use of Hogan's wrestling career (including footage from a 1984 match vs. [[Wrestling/GregValentine Greg "the Hammer" Valentine]], presented as legit), and featured several WWF faces as un-billed extras in a scene where they fight off that episode's villains. In the segment featuring the Hogan-Valentine match, the ending is altered to show the bad guys entering the arena to confront and assassinate Hogan (don't worry, they're stopped in time).
14th Sep '16 1:41:47 PM StFan
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' In the short "[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesGripsGruntsAndGroans Grips, Grunts and Groans]]", Curly is forced to impersonate a champion wrestler named Bustoff after accidentally incapacitating him.

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* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' treated Recoome as a BoisterousBruiser professional wrestler, and turned the short "[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesGripsGruntsAndGroans Grips, Grunts Vegeta vs Recoome fight into "Namekimania 2011". Along with intro music, wrestling themed moves, and Groans]]", Curly is forced to impersonate a champion wrestler named Bustoff after accidentally incapacitating him."commentary" from Jeice and Burter.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': In the short "[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesGripsGruntsAndGroans Grips, Grunts and Groans]]", Curly is forced to impersonate a champion wrestler named Bustoff after accidentally incapacitating him.
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* In the original book ''ForrestGump'' Forrest has a short wrestling career as "The Idiot" and wrestles wearing a diaper. Lieutenant Dan (as his manager) complains that he should be "The Spaceman" using the fact that he had previously been an astronaut; but the promoter says that they already have a Spaceman, and besides no one would believe it.

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* In the original book ''ForrestGump'' ''Literature/ForrestGump'', Forrest has a short wrestling career as "The Idiot" and wrestles wearing a diaper. Lieutenant Dan (as his manager) complains that he should be "The Spaceman" using the fact that he had previously been an astronaut; but the promoter says that they already have a Spaceman, and besides no one no-one would believe it.



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** Similar to the ''Mama's Family'' episode, ''Series/FamilyMatters'' episode "Psycho Twins", Urkel and Carl take over for his former classmate and his tag team partner after they drink a potent soporific called "Snooze Juice" that Urkel carelessly left. Carl and Urkel (under the name the Psycho Twins hence the title) were facing real pro-wrestlers, [[Wrestling/TheSheepherders the Bushwhackers]], who offered to go easy on them. When Urkel revealed to them that Carl was a cop, the Bushwhackers (who hate cops) attacked them legitimately and started a fan-riot. Afterwards Carl and Urkel were heavily bandaged up. This has been inducted into Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.

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** * Similar to the ''Mama's Family'' episode, ''Series/FamilyMatters'' episode "Psycho Twins", Urkel and Carl take over for his former classmate and his tag team partner after they drink a potent soporific called "Snooze Juice" that Urkel carelessly left. Carl and Urkel (under the name the Psycho Twins hence the title) were facing real pro-wrestlers, [[Wrestling/TheSheepherders the Bushwhackers]], who offered to go easy on them. When Urkel revealed to them that Carl was a cop, the Bushwhackers (who hate cops) attacked them legitimately and started a fan-riot. Afterwards Carl and Urkel were heavily bandaged up. This has been inducted into Website/{{WrestleCrap}}.



* The show ''Series/{{Nikki}}'' stared Nikki Cox (of ''UnhappilyEverAfter'' fame) as Las Vegas showgirl living in Las Vegas with her husband, a professional wrestler. Suffice to say several episode were Pro Wrestling Episodes.

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* The show ''Series/{{Nikki}}'' stared Nikki Cox (of ''UnhappilyEverAfter'' ''Series/UnhappilyEverAfter'' fame) as Las Vegas showgirl living in Las Vegas with her husband, a professional wrestler. Suffice to say several episode were Pro Wrestling Episodes.



* ''ZekeAndLuther'' get themselves involved in a professional wrestling show.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had two. Both featured a Bundy from the main cast getting manhandled by wrestlers at the show. One did it for money and the other got himself booked by accident. One of the wrestlers was said to be Peg's cousin and was played by Wrestling/KingKongBundy.

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* ''ZekeAndLuther'' ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' get themselves involved in a professional wrestling show.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' had two. two.
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Both featured a Bundy from the main cast getting manhandled by wrestlers at the show. One did it for money and the other got himself booked by accident. One of the wrestlers was said to be Peg's cousin and was played by Wrestling/KingKongBundy.



* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': Hoss accidentally hurts the wrestler in a travelling carnival and takes over the gig while the wrestler recuperates.

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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'': Hoss accidentally hurts the wrestler in a travelling carnival and takes over the gig while the wrestler recuperates.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Wrestling'' can be seen this way, considering it involves Monty Burns holding a wrestling tournament and several Springfield residents take part in it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''Franchise/TheSimpsons Wrestling'' can be seen this way, considering it involves Monty Burns holding a wrestling tournament and several Springfield residents take part in it.



* The second case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' somehow manages to combine this with a {{Wutai}} town and Yokai plot. Yeah, it's a crazy series.



[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' treated Recoome as a BoisterousBruiser professional wrestler, and turned the Vegeta vs Recoome fight into "Namekimania 2011". Along with intro music, wrestling themed moves, and "commentary" from Jeice and Burter.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' treated Recoome as a BoisterousBruiser professional wrestler, and turned the Vegeta vs Recoome fight into "Namekimania 2011". Along The second case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' somehow manages to combine this with intro music, wrestling themed moves, a {{Wutai}} town and "commentary" from Jeice and Burter.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
Yokai plot. Yeah, it's a crazy series.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' gives us "Ready to Rumble" where Ben enters a mutant wrestling competition as Four Arms to win the prize money to get Gwen a new laptop. [[spoiler: Ben won but gave up the money to those who truly needed it. But that's okay, it turns out the laptop was never broken]].
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny stumbled upon a professional wrestling event at least once, in "Bunny Hugged". He was the mascot of wrestler Ravishing Ronald, but when he gets pummeled, Bugs steps into the ring as the Masked Terror.
** And before that, WesternAnimation/PorkyPig became an unwitting grappler in 1936's ''Porky The Wrestler.''
* The [[PixarShorts Cars Toon]] ''Monster Truck Mater'', where [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater]] actually tells Lightning [=McQueen=] that he was originally a monster truck named Tormentor who was able to take down other monster trucks like [[BadHumorTruck Ice Screamer]], [[TankGoodness Captain Collision]], [[DreadlockRasta Rastacarian]], [[DeadlyDoctor Doctor Feelbad]], and [[{{Oireland}} Paddy O'Concrete]] all by himself, but during the final showdown against the champion, Doctor Frankenwagon and his Monster, he had to rely on his teammate Frightning [=McMean=] to defeat both Frankenwagon and the Monster.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' gives us "Ready to Rumble" where Ben enters a mutant wrestling competition as Four Arms to win the prize money to get Gwen a new laptop. [[spoiler: Ben won but gave up the money to those who truly needed it. But that's okay, it turns out the laptop was never broken]].
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
**
WesternAnimation/BugsBunny stumbled stumbles upon a professional wrestling event at least once, in "Bunny Hugged". He was the mascot of wrestler Ravishing Ronald, but when he gets pummeled, Bugs steps into the ring as the Masked Terror.
** And before that, WesternAnimation/PorkyPig became an unwitting grappler in 1936's ''Porky The Wrestler.''
"Porky the Wrestler".
* The [[PixarShorts [[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Cars Toon]] ''Monster Truck Mater'', where [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater]] actually tells Lightning [=McQueen=] that he was originally a monster truck named Tormentor who was able to take down other monster trucks like [[BadHumorTruck Ice Screamer]], [[TankGoodness Captain Collision]], [[DreadlockRasta Rastacarian]], [[DeadlyDoctor Doctor Feelbad]], and [[{{Oireland}} Paddy O'Concrete]] all by himself, but during the final showdown against the champion, Doctor Frankenwagon and his Monster, he had to rely on his teammate Frightning [=McMean=] to defeat both Frankenwagon and the Monster.



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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' episode "Pildriver" (Season 6, 1997). Although not taking place at a wrestling event, the episode was very wrestling-centric, mainly due to the fact that the episode guest-starred [[Wrestling/{{RandySavage}} "Macho Man" Randy Savage]] as Space Ghost's retired wrestler grandfather, Leonard Ghostal.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' episode "Pildriver" (Season 6, 1997). Although not taking place at ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'': "Mr. Fabulous" sees Theodore entered into a pro wrestling event, match to earn some money. His opponent is called Ivan the Terrible and is initially mistaken for a scrawny guy (courtesy of an incompletely hung poster). The real Ivan is [[TheBrute a hulking brute]] and HilarityEnsues when it's time for the match.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''
episode was very wrestling-centric, mainly due to "Ring Around the fact that Dragon" jake has to rescue a giant boy who is caught up in the episode guest-starred [[Wrestling/{{RandySavage}} "Macho Man" Randy Savage]] as Space Ghost's retired King Extreme Wrestling League ("K.E.W.L."), Jake himself become a wrestler grandfather, Leonard Ghostal. in his dragon from known as Dragonfire.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' does this in "Pain King vs. Cleopatra", which not only had [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} Bill Goldberg]] and the late [[Wrestling/{{Test}} Andrew "Test" Martin]] as voices, but also served as the debut episode for Monique, Kim's best girl friend.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had a robot battle episode that was a spoof on professional wrestling, with all the standard cliches including the ForeignWrestlingHeel robot opponent. Fry believes wrestling from his time was real and boxing is fake.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' gives us "Ready to Rumble" where Ben enters a mutant wrestling competition as Four Arms to win the prize money to get Gwen a new laptop. [[spoiler: Ben won but gave up the money to those who truly needed it. But that's okay, it turns out the laptop was never broken]].



* "WTF", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', has the kids get really into wrestling after seeing Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/JohnCena. They don't really care about ''wrestling'' so much as for ChewingTheScenery and {{bathos}}. This is presented as better than the alternative, though -- at the end of the episode, a real fight breaks out between all the boys. This causes everyone in the stands to get up and leave, as the clumsy, unchoreographed brawl is idiotic and boring.
* This shows up twice in ''ScoobyDoo''; first in the ''{{A Pup Named Scooby Doo}}'' episode "Wrestle Maniacs" and later in the ''{{Whats New Scooby Doo}}'' episode also called "Wrestle Maniacs".
** A whole movie, set at Wrestlemania and featuring ''dozens'' of WWE wrestlings as guest stars, is being made.

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* "WTF", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', has The [[PixarShorts Cars Toon]] ''Monster Truck Mater'', where [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater]] actually tells Lightning [=McQueen=] that he was originally a monster truck named Tormentor who was able to take down other monster trucks like [[BadHumorTruck Ice Screamer]], [[TankGoodness Captain Collision]], [[DreadlockRasta Rastacarian]], [[DeadlyDoctor Doctor Feelbad]], and [[{{Oireland}} Paddy O'Concrete]] all by himself, but during the kids get really into final showdown against the champion, Doctor Frankenwagon and his Monster, he had to rely on his teammate Frightning [=McMean=] to defeat both Frankenwagon and the Monster.
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck visits the arena for a charity
wrestling after seeing Wrestling/{{Edge}} event, reassured that wrestling is not 'real' by himself and Wrestling/JohnCena. They don't really care about ''wrestling'' so much as for ChewingTheScenery and {{bathos}}. This is presented as better than the alternative, though -- Gosalyn (Launchpad still believed in {{kayfabe}} at the end that point). He is, of the episode, a real fight breaks out between all the boys. This causes everyone in the stands course, mauled while Launchpad has to get up and leave, as the clumsy, unchoreographed brawl is idiotic and boring.
* This shows up twice in ''ScoobyDoo''; first in the ''{{A Pup Named Scooby Doo}}'' episode "Wrestle Maniacs" and later in the ''{{Whats New Scooby Doo}}'' episode also called "Wrestle Maniacs".
** A whole movie, set at Wrestlemania and featuring ''dozens'' of WWE wrestlings as guest stars, is being made.
help save him.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', episode "Mad Dog Hoek".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Mad Dog Hoek". "Tag Yer Ed" has first Double D beat [[CompanionCube Plank]] in a singles match and then the Eds get [[SquashMatch completely dominated]] in a 3 on 3 tag team match against the Kanker Sisters (in some part because [[DumbMuscle Ed's]] mom said he [[WouldntHitAGirl can't hit girls]]).



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Wrestling Grandpa", being mostly from the babies' POV, has this trope in spades.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward]]'', Pro Wrestling has become a legit sport. However, being from the past, Raphael is unaware of this and treats it like it's all a show, at least until he gets his shell kicked by a disgruntled wrestler, Tripple Threat, who becomes a recurring villain.
* The [[PixarShorts Cars Toon]] ''Monster Truck Mater'', where [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater]] actually tells Lightning [=McQueen=] that he was originally a monster truck named Tormentor who was able to take down other monster trucks like [[BadHumorTruck Ice Screamer]], [[TankGoodness Captain Collision]], [[DreadlockRasta Rastacarian]], [[DeadlyDoctor Doctor Feelbad]], and [[{{Oireland}} Paddy O'Concrete]] all by himself, but during the final showdown against the champion, Doctor Frankenwagon and his Monster, he had to rely on his teammate Frightning [=McMean=] to defeat both Frankenwagon and the Monster.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' episode "Ring Around the Dragon" jake has to rescue a giant boy who is caught up in the King Extreme Wrestling League ("K.E.W.L."), Jake himself become a wrestler in his dragon from known as Dragonfire.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' gives us "Ready to Rumble" where Ben enters a mutant wrestling competition as Four Arms to win the prize money to get Gwen a new laptop. [[spoiler: Ben won but gave up the money to those who truly needed it. But that's okay, it turns out the laptop was never broken]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had a robot battle episode "Wrestling Grandpa", being mostly from the babies' POV, has this trope in spades.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward]]'', Pro Wrestling has become a legit sport. However, being from the past, Raphael is unaware of this and treats it like it's all a show, at least until he gets his shell kicked by a disgruntled wrestler, Tripple Threat, who becomes a recurring villain.
* The [[PixarShorts Cars Toon]] ''Monster Truck Mater'', where [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Mater]] actually tells Lightning [=McQueen=]
that he was originally a monster truck named Tormentor who was able to take down other monster trucks like [[BadHumorTruck Ice Screamer]], [[TankGoodness Captain Collision]], [[DreadlockRasta Rastacarian]], [[DeadlyDoctor Doctor Feelbad]], and [[{{Oireland}} Paddy O'Concrete]] spoof on professional wrestling, with all by himself, but during the final showdown against standard cliches including the champion, Doctor Frankenwagon and his Monster, he had to rely on his teammate Frightning [=McMean=] to defeat both Frankenwagon and the Monster.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' episode "Ring Around the Dragon" jake has to rescue a giant boy who is caught up in the King Extreme Wrestling League ("K.E.W.L."), Jake himself become a wrestler in his dragon from known as Dragonfire.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' gives us "Ready to Rumble" where Ben enters a mutant
ForeignWrestlingHeel robot opponent. Fry believes wrestling competition from his time was real and boxing is fake.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'': One of Goof's friends is a chef who has a double life
as Four Arms a wrestler. He grew tired of it but was contract-bound to win stay in the prize money wrestling business until someone defeats him and wouldn't throw a fight. Once Pete realized this undefeated wrestler was the chef, he was sure wrestling was fake and tried to get Gwen a new laptop. [[spoiler: Ben fight him. By luck (depending on your P.O.V.), Pete won but gave up the money to those who truly needed it. But that's okay, it turns out the laptop and now was never broken]].bound to keep fighting until someone defeats him.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had "Impeach Fuzz," in which the Mayor loses his job as Mayor of Townsville to Fuzzy Lumpkins. When Fuzzy puts on the Mayor's prized hat, the two fight it out in a wrestling ring.
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck visits the arena for a charity wrestling event, reassured that wrestling is not 'real' by himself and Gosalyn (Launchpad still believed in {{kayfabe}} at that point). He is, of course, mauled while Launchpad has to help save him.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Really Real Wrestling," Mordecai and Rigby were trying to get tickets to see a live pro wrestling event; Pops got the tickets, but Benson told them to watch Pops after Rigby accidentally injured him. The two [[spoiler: and Pops while injured]] sneaked out to go to the event, only for them to end up actually participating in the main event, [[spoiler: where Pops ended up winning [[NiceJobFixingItVillain because Four-Armageddon slammed his hip back into place]]]].



* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'': One of Goof's friends is a chef who has a double life as a wrestler. He grew tired of it but was contract-bound to stay in the wrestling business until someone defeats him and wouldn't throw a fight. Once Pete realized this undefeated wrestler was the chef, he was sure wrestling was fake and tried to fight him. By luck (depending on your P.O.V.), Pete won and now was bound to keep fighting until someone defeats him.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Tag Yer Ed" has first Double D beat [[CompanionCube Plank]] in a singles match and then the Eds get [[SquashMatch completely dominated]] in a 3 on 3 tag team match against the Kanker Sisters (in some part because [[DumbMuscle Ed's]] mom said he [[WouldntHitAGirl can't hit girls]]).
* Even though ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has referenced wrestling several times before (including having Wrestling/BretHart visit Mr. Burns' house), there was no full episode devoted to wrestling until "Gorgeous Grampa". Grampa Simpson confronts his past as Springfield's most reviled pro-wrestler, especially when Bart begins following in his footsteps.
* ''KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'': "Has-been Hero" has both Po and [[spoiler: Quan the Unkillable]] use pro wrestling moves, including a vertical suplex and the [[StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold Stunner]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'': "Mr. Fabulous" sees Theodore entered into a pro wrestling match to earn some money. His opponent is called Ivan the Terrible and is initially mistaken for a scrawny guy (courtesy of an incompletely hung poster). The real Ivan is [[TheBrute a hulking brute]] and HilarityEnsues when it's time for the match.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Tiger Millionaire", Steven finds that Amethyst is involved in Beach City's local pro wrestling circuit as the notorious "Purple Puma" as a way to blow off steam. Steven gets in on the act, but takes his role as the eponymous {{Heel}} Tiger Millionaire too far when he snubs his lone fan Lars.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants:'' Krusty Krushers, which has Mr. Krabs entering [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick a wrestling match to defeat the two undefeated wrestlers in order to win money.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' does this in "Pain King vs. Cleopatra", which not only had [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} Bill Goldberg]] and the late [[Wrestling/{{Test}} Andrew "Test" Martin]] as voices, but also served as the debut episode for Monique, Kim's best girl friend.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'': "Has-been Hero" has both Po and [[spoiler: Quan the Unkillable]] use pro wrestling moves, including a vertical suplex and the [[StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold Stunner]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had "Impeach Fuzz," in which the Mayor loses his job as Mayor of Townsville to Fuzzy Lumpkins. When Fuzzy puts on the Mayor's prized hat, the two fight it out in a wrestling ring.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Really Real Wrestling," Mordecai and Rigby were trying to get tickets to see a live pro wrestling event; Pops got the tickets, but Benson told them to watch Pops after Rigby accidentally injured him. The two [[spoiler: and Pops while injured]] sneaked out to go to the event, only for them to end up actually participating in the main event, [[spoiler: where Pops ended up winning [[NiceJobFixingItVillain because Four-Armageddon slammed his hip back into place]]]].
%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', episode "Mad Dog Hoek".
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Wrestling Grandpa", being mostly from the babies' POV, has this trope in spades.
* This shows up twice in ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': first in the ''{{A Pup Named Scooby Doo}}'' episode "Wrestle Maniacs" and later in the ''{{Whats New Scooby Doo}}'' episode also called "Wrestle Maniacs".
** The movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWrestlemaniaMystery'', set at Wrestlemania and featuring ''dozens'' of WWE wrestlings as guest stars.
* Even though ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has referenced wrestling several times before (including having Wrestling/BretHart visit Mr. Burns' house), there was no full episode devoted to wrestling until "Gorgeous Grampa". Grampa Simpson confronts his past as Springfield's most reviled pro-wrestler, especially when Bart begins following in his footsteps.
* "WTF", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', has the kids get really into wrestling after seeing Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/JohnCena. They don't really care about ''wrestling'' so much as for ChewingTheScenery and {{bathos}}. This is presented as better than the alternative, though -- at the end of the episode, a real fight breaks out between all the boys. This causes everyone in the stands to get up and leave, as the clumsy, unchoreographed brawl is idiotic and boring.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' episode "Pildriver" (Season 6, 1997). Although not taking place at a wrestling event, the episode was very wrestling-centric, mainly due to the fact that the episode guest-starred [[Wrestling/{{RandySavage}} "Macho Man" Randy Savage]] as Space Ghost's retired wrestler grandfather, Leonard Ghostal.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants:'' Krusty Krushers, which has Mr. Krabs entering [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick a wrestling match to defeat the two undefeated wrestlers in order to win money.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Tiger Millionaire", Steven finds that Amethyst is involved in Beach City's local pro wrestling circuit as the notorious "Purple Puma" as a way to blow off steam. Steven gets in on the act, but takes his role as the eponymous {{Heel}} Tiger Millionaire too far when he snubs his lone fan Lars.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward]]'', Pro Wrestling has become a legit sport. However, being from the past, Raphael is unaware of this and treats it like it's all a show, at least until he gets his shell kicked by a disgruntled wrestler, Tripple Threat, who becomes a recurring villain.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' episode, "Ludwig Von Bone-Crusher" Tuddrussel becomes "The Law Man" and competes with various music composer turned wrestling stars in order to eventually get the chance to defeat Beethoven, the champion of Vienna's wrestling circuit.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' episode, "Ludwig Von Bone-Crusher" Tuddrussel becomes "The Law Man" and competes with various music composer turned wrestling stars in order to eventually get the chance to defeat Beethoven, the champion of Vienna's wrestling circuit.
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* "WTF", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', has the kids get really into wrestling after seeing {{Edge}} and Wrestling/JohnCena. They don't really care about ''wrestling'' so much as for ChewingTheScenery and {{bathos}}. This is presented as better than the alternative, though -- at the end of the episode, a real fight breaks out between all the boys. This causes everyone in the stands to get up and leave, as the clumsy, unchoreographed brawl is idiotic and boring.

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* "WTF", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', has the kids get really into wrestling after seeing {{Edge}} Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/JohnCena. They don't really care about ''wrestling'' so much as for ChewingTheScenery and {{bathos}}. This is presented as better than the alternative, though -- at the end of the episode, a real fight breaks out between all the boys. This causes everyone in the stands to get up and leave, as the clumsy, unchoreographed brawl is idiotic and boring.
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* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' has "The History of Wrestling", with special guest star [[RicFlair Ric Flair.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' has "The History of Wrestling", with special guest star [[RicFlair Ric Flair.]]Wrestling/RicFlair.
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* The ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' have run into this a couple times (not surprising since they were inspired by a real-life tag team). One OVA has them investigated drug-use by fighters, with Kei entering the ring. A TV episode has them competing with an in-universe tag team to track down a shaggy-cat.

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* The ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' have run into this a couple times (not surprising since they were inspired by a real-life tag team).{{tag team}}). One OVA has them investigated drug-use by fighters, with Kei entering the ring. A TV episode has them competing with an in-universe tag team to track down a shaggy-cat.
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* SpiderMan's origin story involving him in the ring with Crusher Hogan.

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* SpiderMan's Franchise/SpiderMan's origin story involving him in the ring with Crusher Hogan.



* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' In the short [[Recap/TheThreeStoogesGripsGruntsAndGroans Grips, Grunts and Groans]], Curly is forced to impersonate a champion wrestler named Bustoff after accidentally incapacitating him.

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* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' In the short [[Recap/TheThreeStoogesGripsGruntsAndGroans "[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesGripsGruntsAndGroans Grips, Grunts and Groans]], Groans]]", Curly is forced to impersonate a champion wrestler named Bustoff after accidentally incapacitating him.



* A ''MontyPython'' special for Austrian TV (which is also on the Live At City Center album) features a wrestling match of Colin "Bomber" Harris vs. himself.

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* A ''MontyPython'' ''Creator/MontyPython'' special for Austrian TV (which is also on the Live At City Center album) features a wrestling match of Colin "Bomber" Harris vs. himself.



* ''TheSimpsons Wrestling'' can be seen this way, considering it involves Monty Burns holding a wrestling tournament and several Springfield residents take part in it.

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* ''TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Wrestling'' can be seen this way, considering it involves Monty Burns holding a wrestling tournament and several Springfield residents take part in it.



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben10}}'' gives us "Ready to Rumble" where Ben enters a mutant wrestling competition as Four Arms to win the prize money to get Gwen a new laptop. [[spoiler: Ben won but gave up the money to those who truly needed it. But that's okay, it turns out the laptop was never broken]].

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Ben10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' gives us "Ready to Rumble" where Ben enters a mutant wrestling competition as Four Arms to win the prize money to get Gwen a new laptop. [[spoiler: Ben won but gave up the money to those who truly needed it. But that's okay, it turns out the laptop was never broken]].


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