History Main / SmurfetteBreakout

29th Mar '17 8:06:20 AM fearlessnikki
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In general, there are numerous women's wrestling websites - ''Diva Dirt'' and ''Lethal WOW'' being the most notable - dedicated to chronicling every type of women's wrestling out there. So the result is that many women signed to the WWE developmental system will be known simply from the websites following their progress. Wrestling/AlexaBliss for example had loads of fans before she had even debuted on TV.



* Trish's arch-rival, Wrestling/{{Lita}}, benefited from this as well. She debuted as a valet to Essa Rios who was meant to be a pioneer of the Light-Heavyweight division. He ended up lapsing into obscurity (more so than Test and Albert) while Lita became popular with the fans for her high flying moves. She averted this when [[Wrestling/MattHardy Team]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Xtreme]] broke up, as all three of that group have remained well known.
** Of course, everyone remembers her being with a certain [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Rated R Superstar]]. That and the angle where she was Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s bitter wife.
** Lita was also one in ECW, when she managed Danny Doring and Amish Roadkill during her time as Miss Congeniality.
* Hardly anyone remembers the team of KC James and Idol Stevens known as the Teacher's Pets, but they do remember Wrestling/MichelleMcCool, who was their valet and went onto become the first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-diva.html WWE Divas' Champion]] as well as one of the prominent figures of the women's division - not to mention [[HappilyMarried Mrs.]] [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Undertaker.]]
** As of 2012, KC James has been released from WWE and is toiling away on the indy circuit. Stevens was sent back to developmental where he was repackaged as Wrestling/DamienSandow, tore up FCW, and soon earned the attention of WWE's higher-ups as a possible future star. He has since reappeared on WWE main programming in a fairly prominent role and thus has over came this.
* Happened again when the Hart Dynasty split. David Hart Smith got released, Tyson Kidd mostly competed on NXT, but [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart Natalya]] got put back into the women's division and pushed to win the title.
** This was actually used as a storyline on NXT. Tyson Kidd made a heel turn as a result of feeling overshadowed by his wife's success - to the degree that crowds were chanting "Nattie's wife!" at him.

to:

* Trish's arch-rival, Wrestling/{{Lita}}, benefited from this as well. She debuted as a valet to Essa Rios who was meant to be a pioneer of the Light-Heavyweight division. He ended up lapsing into obscurity (more so than Test and Albert) while Lita became popular with the fans for her high flying moves. She averted also enjoyed slightly more success than the Hardy Boyz, getting inducted into the Hall of Fame before either of them. She had previously been this when [[Wrestling/MattHardy Team]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Xtreme]] broke up, in ECW as all three of that group have remained well known.
** Of course, everyone remembers her being with a certain [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Rated R Superstar]]. That and the angle where she was Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s bitter wife.
** Lita was also one in ECW, when she managed
Danny Doring and Amish Roadkill during her time as Miss Congeniality.
Doring's manager.
* Hardly anyone remembers the team of KC James and Idol Stevens known as the Teacher's Pets, but they do remember Wrestling/MichelleMcCool, who was their valet and went onto become the first [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-diva.html WWE Divas' Champion]] as well as one of the prominent figures of the women's division - not to mention [[HappilyMarried Mrs.]] [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker Undertaker.]]
**
]] As of 2012, KC James has been released from WWE and is toiling away on the indy circuit. Stevens was sent back to developmental where he was repackaged as Wrestling/DamienSandow, tore up FCW, and soon earned the attention of WWE's higher-ups as a possible future star. He has since reappeared on WWE main programming in a fairly prominent role and thus has over came this.
* Happened again when the Hart Dynasty split. David Hart Smith got released, Tyson Kidd mostly competed on NXT, but [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart Natalya]] got put back into the women's division and pushed to win the title.
**
title. This was actually used as a storyline on NXT. Tyson Kidd made a heel turn as a result of feeling overshadowed by his wife's success - to the degree that crowds were chanting "Nattie's wife!" at him.
11th Mar '17 5:09:24 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* After the end of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', MirandaCosgrove moved on to the lead role in ''{{Series/iCarly}}''. That show was a massive smash hit for {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} and propelled her to a level of stardom way beyond what any Nickelodeon actor had ever had before and likely won't see again for a long time...until Music/ArianaGrande came along. She eventually became the highest paid 'minor aged' actress on all of television for the last three seasons of the show.

to:

* After the end of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', MirandaCosgrove Creator/MirandaCosgrove moved on to the lead role in ''{{Series/iCarly}}''. That show was a massive smash hit for {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} and propelled her to a level of stardom way beyond what any Nickelodeon actor had ever had before and likely won't see again for a long time...until Music/ArianaGrande came along. She eventually became the highest paid 'minor aged' actress on all of television for the last three seasons of the show.
10th Mar '17 12:51:52 AM Malitia
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

** In practice Gwenpool is a subversion though. Sure the character originated on that variant cover, but said cover only actually set her design and first name leaving the character a blank slate otherwise. So when she actually hit the comics it was revealed that she was Gwen Poole, a comicbook nerd stuck in the world of comics, so all the superficial similarities are "freakish coincidences" and misunderstandings (up to not even reading Deadpool).
8th Mar '17 1:58:11 PM Tuckerscreator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she received [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. She later got another spinoff version of herself, [[ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]], from a variant cover of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' that got very popular. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]", and ironic considering she was originally killed off due to her lack of popularity compared to Mary-Jane.

to:

* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she received [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. She later got another spinoff version of herself, [[ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]], from a variant cover of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' that got very popular. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]", and ironic considering she was originally killed off due to [[TheScrappy her lack of popularity popularity]] compared to Mary-Jane.
8th Mar '17 1:57:31 PM Tuckerscreator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she gained [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. She later gained another spinoff version of herself, [[ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]], from a variant cover of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' that got very popular. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]", and ironic considering she was originally killed off due to her lack of popularity compared to Mary-Jane.

to:

* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she gained received [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. She later gained got another spinoff version of herself, [[ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]], from a variant cover of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' that got very popular. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]", and ironic considering she was originally killed off due to her lack of popularity compared to Mary-Jane.
8th Mar '17 1:56:52 PM Tuckerscreator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she gained [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. She later gained another spinoff version of herself, [[ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]], from a variant cover of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' that got very popular. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]".

to:

* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she gained [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. She later gained another spinoff version of herself, [[ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]], from a variant cover of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' that got very popular. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]".
angst]]", and ironic considering she was originally killed off due to her lack of popularity compared to Mary-Jane.
8th Mar '17 1:55:16 PM Tuckerscreator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she gained [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]".

to:

* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Gwen Stacy was originally remembered in the 21st century only for being part of Peter's LoveTriangle with Mary-Jane [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied and then]] [[ILetGwenStacyDie dying]]. However, her return in adaptations ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderManSeries''[[note]]the latter with a lot of praise for her actress Creator/EmmaStone[[/note]] resulted in Gwen getting fans again and many begging for her to not be killed off again. This culminated with ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'', a massive crossover of all the alternate universe counterparts of ComicBook/SpiderMan, which introduced Spider-Woman-65, from a universe where Peter died and Gwen gained spider powers. "Spider-Gwen", as she became known, was so popular amongst fans that she gained [[ComicBook/SpiderGwen her own comic series]], which was the first-highest debuting comic of 2015. She later gained another spinoff version of herself, [[ComicBook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool Gwenpool]], from a variant cover of ''{{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}}'' that got very popular. A far cry from her iconic "[[StuffedIntoTheFridge death for angst]]".
2nd Feb '17 10:07:55 AM fearlessnikki
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* A similar case happened with Irish female "Session Moth" Martina. The character debuted as a valet in OTT to a tag team The Lads From The Flats. Her popularity skyrocketed and she eclipsed the team, breaking out on her own as one of the flagship faces of the promotion. Of course she did still have a pre-existing fanbase from her days as Kazza G but still.
31st Jan '17 12:21:09 PM N8han11
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[DarkActionGirl Tak]] on ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' despite only actually appearing in one episode, became an EnsembleDarkhorse at least in part because she was a female character who had degrees of ShipTease with both [[VillainProtagonist Zim]] (whom she was ''technically'' dating) and [[HeroAntagonist Dib]] (who admits he "likes" her without specifying how). Other than her, [[CreepyChild Gaz]] and [[SadistTeacher Ms. Bitters]] most of the female characters are just background filler.

to:

* [[DarkActionGirl Tak]] on ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' despite only actually appearing in one episode, became an EnsembleDarkhorse at least in part because she was a female character who had degrees of ShipTease with both [[VillainProtagonist Zim]] (whom she was ''technically'' dating) and [[HeroAntagonist Dib]] (who admits he "likes" her without specifying how). Other than her, [[CreepyChild Gaz]] and [[SadistTeacher Ms. Bitters]] Bitters]], most of the female characters are just background filler.
3rd Jan '17 8:53:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity with Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa. Perhaps as the [=ChickFight=] staple, the multiple time APW Future Legend title holder, a SHIMMER Champion, perhaps as the burqua clad Raisha Saeed or zipper happy Alissa Flash in TNA, for that time she was ranked #1 among wrestlers around the world, as a President Of Wonder Ring Stardom, as {{masked luchador}}a Mariposa on El Rey's Wrestling/LuchaUnderground., ''maybe'' even as that {{jobber}} on [[BShow Sunday Night Heat]] but good luck finding anyone who knows the tag team she used to lead cheers for, the Ballard Brothers. They do still appear on the same card every once and while, even if no longer on the same spot, so the Ballards have benefited from her success to an extent.

to:

* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity with Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa. Perhaps as the [=ChickFight=] staple, the multiple time APW Future Legend title holder, a SHIMMER Champion, perhaps as the burqua clad Raisha Saeed or zipper happy Alissa Flash in TNA, Wrestling/{{TNA}}, for that time she was ranked #1 among wrestlers around the world, as a President Of Wonder Ring Stardom, as {{masked luchador}}a Mariposa on El Rey's Wrestling/LuchaUnderground., Wrestling/LuchaUnderground, ''maybe'' even as that {{jobber}} on [[BShow Sunday Night Heat]] but good luck finding anyone who knows the tag team she used to lead cheers for, the Ballard Brothers. They do still appear on the same card every once and while, even if no longer on the same spot, so the Ballards have benefited from her success to an extent.
This list shows the last 10 events of 203. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SmurfetteBreakout