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18th Sep '17 11:57:41 AM CharlesPhipps
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*** Or in short, some wrestling federations are scripted and some are real.
24th Jul '17 5:56:18 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Wrestling/LuchaUnderground works on the premise that everything you see is real, with the understanding that it's not a "wrestling show", it's "a show about wrestling" that tells a dramatic UrbanFantasy story. That's why the roster can include a former US army black-ops sniper gone rogue, a female [[SnakesAreSexy snake-themed]] international jewel thief, a [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] [[MafiaPrincess princess]] out to avenge her murdered parents, a spaceman who can not only fly but ''travel through time,'' a walking avatar of death who [[CameBackStrong becomes more powerful every time he returns from beyond the grave]], a phoenix-man with the power of a thousand lives within him, an ''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons actual dragon]]'' in human form, a hulking man-monster possessed by an Aztec god of slaughter, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Marty "the Moth" Martinez]].

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* Wrestling/LuchaUnderground works on the premise that everything you see is real, with the understanding that it's not a "wrestling show", it's "a show about wrestling" that tells a dramatic UrbanFantasy story. That's why the roster can include a former US army black-ops sniper gone rogue, a female [[SnakesAreSexy snake-themed]] international jewel thief, a [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] [[MafiaPrincess princess]] out to avenge her murdered parents, a spaceman who can not only fly but ''travel ''[[TimeTravel travel through time,'' time]],'' a walking avatar of death who [[CameBackStrong becomes more powerful every time he returns from beyond the grave]], a phoenix-man with the power of a thousand lives within him, an ''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons actual dragon]]'' in human form, a hulking man-monster possessed by an Aztec god of slaughter, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Marty "the Moth" Martinez]].
15th Jul '17 8:59:00 AM thecarolinabull01
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15th Jul '17 8:57:29 AM thecarolinabull01
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This is the default assumption in most related {{video games}}, as a game that reflected the reality of pro wrestling would be difficult to effectively pull off. There are a handful of games that work without {{kayfabe}}, but they're mostly management simulators (where you either manage a promotion or a wrestler's career) rather than {{wrestling game}}s.

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This is the default assumption in most related {{video games}}, as a game that reflected the reality of pro wrestling would be difficult to effectively pull off. There are a handful of games that work without {{kayfabe}}, but they're mostly management simulators (where you either manage a promotion or a wrestler's career) rather than {{wrestling game}}s.
game}}s. These days, outside of video games (and occasionally animation), pro wrestling in media is openly acknowledged as staged and {{Kayfabe}} is portrayed realistically, meaning this trope is more or less {{Discredited|Trope}}.
21st Jun '17 7:09:17 PM C2
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** Zig-zagged in ''The Flintstones/WWF Stone Age Smackdown!'' (yes, it's a real thing), where Fred insists his wrestling promotion isn't dangerous because it's "entertainment" and "a show", and tries to encourage his stable of faces to pretend to be deadly rivals. DoubleSubversion: It doesn't really work until the heels show up and everyone starts actually fighting.

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** Zig-zagged in ''The Flintstones/WWF Flintstones/WWE Stone Age Smackdown!'' (yes, it's a real thing), where Fred insists his wrestling promotion isn't dangerous because it's "entertainment" and "a show", and tries to encourage his stable of faces to pretend to be deadly rivals. DoubleSubversion: It doesn't really work until the heels show up and everyone starts actually fighting.
2nd Jun '17 9:45:48 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** The most common retort is "If you know [insert TV drama here] is fake, why do you watch it?"
2nd Jun '17 9:31:26 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Averted in ''Manga/SchoolRumble'', but unfortunately [[TheDitz Tenma]] isn't aware of that. When she offers to take [[CuteBruiser Karen's]] place in her scheduled Greco-Roman Wrestling match against exchange student [[TheAmazon Lala Gonzales]] to allow Karen to go on a date, she shows up [[MaskedLuchador wearing a goofy mask]] and gets rapidly wrestled to the ground and painfully pinned by the unamused Lala while she desperately reaches for a non-existent rope.
2nd May '17 4:03:51 PM Trooper924
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*Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Pain King vs Cleopatra". Wrestlers Pain King and Steel Toe are first shown to be bitter rivals, but it's quickly revealed to be just an act and the two are actually good friends behind the scenes. Later in the same episode, after a monster attacks the wrestling arena, they both explain that they don't actually know how to fight when asked to help (though they end up helping anyways).
8th Apr '17 10:06:05 PM thecarolinabull01
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* One of the gangs in ''Videogame/SaintsRowTheThird'' is a group of masked wrestlers called [[MeaningfulName the Luchadors.]] Their leader, Eddie "Killbane" Pryor had a falling out with his tag team partner, Angel de la Muerte and unmasked him out of jealousy. The annual wrestling event, Murderbrawl, is very real.
3rd Apr '17 12:19:09 PM Warwolf
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* Both [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] and Wrestling/{{WCW}} had licensed comics at one point that depicted their product as real; WWF's was published by Valiant, while WCW's was by Creator/MarvelComics. Later, Creator/DarkHorseComics would acquire the WWF license, and began publishing comics featuring WWF wrestlers in their kind of stories (such as Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin as a rebellious {{anti hero}} battling a {{corrupt corporate executive}}, and Wrestling/TheUndertaker being the focal point of a power struggle in Hell).

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* Both [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] and Wrestling/{{WCW}} had licensed comics at one point that depicted their product as real; WWF's was published by Valiant, while WCW's was by Creator/MarvelComics. Later, Creator/DarkHorseComics Creator/ChaosComics would acquire the WWF license, and began publishing comics featuring WWF wrestlers in their kind of stories (such as Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin as a rebellious {{anti hero}} battling a {{corrupt corporate executive}}, and Wrestling/TheUndertaker being the focal point of a power struggle in Hell).
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