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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).
24th Feb '17 2:25:21 PM EDP
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* A ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse story has [[WrestlingEpisode Mickey investigate a group of wrestlers for a series of thefts]]. It's quickly made clear that the matches are worked... But the wrestlers have legitimate skills, as the police learns the hard way when the culprit is unmasked as one of the wrestlers and [[OneManArmy he starts mowing them down with ease]] until the other wrestlers, [[GenreSavvy that Mickey had in the nearby room just in case]], enter the frame. And the one who was beating up the cops was a ''skinny cruiserweight''.

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* A ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse story has [[WrestlingEpisode [[ProWrestlingEpisode Mickey investigate a group of wrestlers for a series of thefts]]. It's quickly made clear that the matches are worked... But the wrestlers have legitimate skills, as the police learns the hard way when the culprit is unmasked as one of the wrestlers and [[OneManArmy he starts mowing them down with ease]] until the other wrestlers, [[GenreSavvy that Mickey had in the nearby room just in case]], enter the frame. And the one who was beating up the cops was a ''skinny cruiserweight''.
24th Feb '17 2:23:31 PM EDP
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* A ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse story has [[WrestlingEpisode Mickey investigate a group of wrestlers for a series of thefts]]. It's quickly made clear that the matches are worked... But the wrestlers have legitimate skills, as the police learns the hard way when the culprit is unmasked as one of the wrestlers and [[OneManArmy he starts mowing them down with ease]] until the other wrestlers, [[GenreSavvy that Mickey had in the nearby room just in case]], enter the frame. And the one who was beating up the cops was a ''skinny cruiserweight''.
24th Feb '17 2:11:56 PM EDP
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** The same happens in the sequel ''Anime/TigerMaskW'', [[HilarityEnsues to much hilarity]] when two idols think it isn't and go talking to a crazy heel in his dressing room.
14th Feb '17 10:23:33 AM Cieloazul
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While those involved in {{professional wrestling}} kept up the illusion for many years that it was a legitimate sport, it is well known these days that it is [[{{Kayfabe}} mostly theatre with scripted plots, characters, and some level of choreography for the matches themselves]].

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While those involved in {{professional wrestling}} kept up the illusion for many years that it was a legitimate sport, it is well known these days that it is [[{{Kayfabe}} mostly theatre with scripted plots, characters, and some level of choreography for the matches themselves]].






Not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Pro_Wrestling Real Pro Wrestling]], a short lived professional league of Olympic-style wrestlers.

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Not to be confused with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Pro_Wrestling Real Pro Wrestling]], a short lived professional league of Olympic-style wrestlers.wrestlers, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Japan_Pro_Wrestling Real Japan Pro Wrestling]], a professional wrestling promotion founded by Wrestling/SatoruSayama.
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