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* 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.

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* 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.
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* 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.

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* 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.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.
3rd Jan '17 8:49:57 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The British wrestling family of the Knights had five wrestlers by 2011, three men and two women. The two women are much more well-known in America during that same year. Sweet Saraya has competed with ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}'' many times and eventually claimed their title while daughter Britani is now Wrestling/{{Paige}} in WWE. Paige also became the first ever NXT Women's Champion.

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* The British wrestling family of the Knights had five wrestlers by 2011, three men and two women. The two women are much more well-known in America during that same year. Sweet Saraya has competed with ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}'' Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} many times and eventually claimed their title while daughter Britani is now Wrestling/{{Paige}} in WWE. Paige also became the first ever NXT Women's Champion.



* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity of 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 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.

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* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity of 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 Wrestling/LuchaUnderground, 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.
3rd Jan '17 8:37:44 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity of 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, ''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.

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* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity of 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 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.
3rd Jan '17 8:33:54 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* OlderThanTheyThink: [[Characters/WWEDivas The Fabulous Moolah]] was initially a valet for [[Wrestling/BuddyRogers "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers]] but eventually branched out on her own and became a pioneer for women's wrestling. She is recognised as the first ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Champion]] and held it for over twenty years. However, Rogers is still a legend, so she doesn't overshadow him completely.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: [[Characters/WWEDivas The Fabulous Moolah]] Wrestling/TheFabulousMoolah was initially a valet for [[Wrestling/BuddyRogers "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers]] but eventually branched out on her own and became a pioneer for women's wrestling. She is recognised as the first ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Champion]] and held it for over twenty years. However, Rogers is still a legend, so she doesn't overshadow him completely.completely, he simply wasn't pushed as hard by WWE, who went so far as {{retcon}} the women's title record for Moolah and continued to use her well past her peak, while if one only watched WWE they'd mostly recognize Rogers as the guy who came before Wrestling/RicFlair.



* Sunny first debuted as the valet for the Bodydonnas. She became much more popular than they did, and was booked as the manager of several different wrestlers ([[Characters/WWETagTeams The Godwinns]], [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Farooq Asad]], even Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors briefly). However she was a few years early for the Wrestling/AttitudeEra and so wasn't able to reach the popularity level that Sable did.

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* Sunny [[Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch Sunny]] first debuted fr WWF as the valet for the Bodydonnas. She became much more popular than they did, and was booked as the manager of several different wrestlers ([[Characters/WWETagTeams The Godwinns]], [[Wrestling/RonSimmons Farooq Asad]], even Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors briefly). However she was a few years early for the Wrestling/AttitudeEra and so wasn't able to reach the popularity level that Sable did.



* In World Class Championship Wrestling, Hollywood John Tatum was a decent wrestler with poor mic skills. To spice him up, his real-life girlfriend, Missy Hyatt, was promoted to being his valet. She was considered much more interesting than he was and when they moved to the UWF, Missy & John broke up and she got involved with manager/booker/part-time wrestler Eddie Gilbert. Tatum's career flamed out, while Missy went on to working in Memphis, WCW and had brief runs in the WWF and ECW.

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* In World Class Championship Wrestling, Hollywood John Tatum was a decent wrestler with poor mic skills. To spice him up, his real-life girlfriend, Missy Hyatt, was promoted to being his valet. She was considered much more interesting than he was and when they moved to the UWF, Missy & John broke up and she got involved with manager/booker/part-time wrestler Eddie Gilbert. Wrestling/EddieGilbert. Tatum's career flamed out, while Missy went on to working in Memphis, WCW and had brief runs in the WWF and ECW.Wrestling/{{ECW}}.



* 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 Team Xtreme broke up, as all three of that group have remained well known.

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* 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 Team Xtreme [[Wrestling/MattHardy Team]] [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Xtreme]] broke up, as all three of that group have remained well known.



* The British wrestling family of the Knights have five wrestlers, three men and two women. The two women are much more well-known in America. Sweet Saraya has competed with ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}'' many times and eventually claimed their title while daughter Britani is now Wrestling/{{Paige}} in WWE. Paige also became the first ever NXT Women's Champion.

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* The British wrestling family of the Knights have had five wrestlers, wrestlers by 2011, three men and two women. The two women are much more well-known in America.America during that same year. Sweet Saraya has competed with ''Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}'' many times and eventually claimed their title while daughter Britani is now Wrestling/{{Paige}} in WWE. Paige also became the first ever NXT Women's Champion.



* Inverted Thuggin And Buggin Enterprises, as Wrestling/{{Jazz}} ended up being the most successful member of the group despite being a hanger on to it while they were together but after they were forced apart by the draft, Theodore Long eventually became general manager of Smackdown, Wrestling/MarkHenry ''eventually'' became World Heavyweight Champion and Chris Nowinski's research into concussions would change the way people in the USA looked at sports (and simulated sports) for good. She likely is the most successful of the Impact Players, post breakup, but that group almost had as many women as men (Nicole Bass, Dawn Marie being the other two).

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* Inverted Thuggin And Buggin Enterprises, as Wrestling/{{Jazz}} ended up being the most successful member of the group despite being a hanger on to it while they were together but after they were forced apart by the draft, Theodore Long eventually became general manager of Smackdown, Wrestling/MarkHenry ''eventually'' became World Heavyweight Champion and Chris Nowinski's research into concussions would change the way people in the USA looked at sports (and simulated sports) for good. She likely is the most The one she remained more successful of than was Rodney Mack, the Impact Players, post breakup, but one man who remained affiliated with her, and even that group almost had as many women as men (Nicole Bass, Dawn Marie being only picked back up when they left WWE entirely and went back to the other two).Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA promotions.



* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity of 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, ''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.
* People recall Wrestling/JillianHall's WWE run for her ridiculous gimmicks and {{jobber}} run but at least they recall. How much less is said of the rest of the Bomb Squad, the stable she used to be a member of? So the bomb squad sharing their name with many other stables may also play a role but the same could be said of Jillian's OVW team, the Blonde Bombers, who became the Dicks on Smackdown? Who knows her personal referee Whipme Spearz or her former tag team partner Tiny Tim? The male teammates whose fame was not overshadowed by Jillian's were already well established (JBL, [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick London, Kendrick]]...maybe Orlando Jordan and the Basham Brothers)

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* If you talk to wrestling fans long enough you just might run into one or two who have a passing familiarity of 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, Stardom, ''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.
* People recall Wrestling/JillianHall's WWE run for her ridiculous gimmicks and {{jobber}} run but at least they recall. How much less is said of the rest of the Bomb Squad, the stable she used to be a member of? So the bomb squad sharing their name with many other stables may also play a role but the same could be said of Jillian's OVW team, the Blonde Bombers, who became the Dicks on Smackdown? Smackdown. Who knows her personal referee Whipme Spearz or her former tag team partner Tiny Tim? The male teammates whose fame was not overshadowed by Jillian's were already well established (JBL, [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick London, Kendrick]]...maybe Orlando Jordan and the Basham Brothers)



* Yes, Wrestling/AlexanderRusev just debuted on WWE programing in April 2014, but it's obvious that his valet Lana is stealing the spotlight away from him. In fact, when asked what the first think they'd think of when Rusev is brought up, 9 out of 10 people would name his manager. Granted, the fact that Rusev isn't portrayed as being conversant in English doesn't help matters.
** Averted in the end. The pairing of Wrestling/RusevAndLana worked well and Rusev eventually got over, but in 2015, WWE had big plans to split them up in preparation for Lana becoming a solo star, as Vince [=McMahon=] liked her but not him. Lana was paired with Wrestling/DolphZiggler while Rusev was paired with Wrestling/SummerRae, who dressed and styled her hair much like Lana did. Fans hated the angle and both of them suffered from it, and was scrapped due to a combination of both Lana and Rusev getting hurt, and Lana posting about their real-life engagement on Twitter. When both had recovered from their injuries, [[StatusQuoIsGod they were back together]].
* It happened with Wrestling/{{Fandango}}'s dance partner Wrestling/SummerRae. After months of just acting as a valet, she began getting chants from fans. She was slowly integrated into the women's division and was chosen to join the cast of the reality show ''Series/TotalDivas''. When she broke away from Fandango, this happened to his next dance partner Layla. The two feuded for a while before ultimately joining forces and dumping Fandango. They formed a team called [=SLayers=] while Fandango just faded away.

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* Yes, When, Wrestling/AlexanderRusev just debuted on WWE programing in April 2014, but it's it was obvious that his valet Lana is was stealing the spotlight away from him. In fact, when asked what the first think they'd think of when Rusev is brought up, 9 out of 10 people would name his manager. Granted, the The fact that Rusev isn't portrayed as being conversant in English doesn't help matters.
** Averted
matters. This in fact was the [[InvokedTrope intent]], but it was {{Averted|Trope}} in the end. The Despite the pairing of Wrestling/RusevAndLana worked well and working out well, Rusev eventually got over, but in 2015, getting WWE had big plans to split them up in 2015 in preparation for Lana becoming a solo star, as Vince [=McMahon=] liked her but not him. Lana was paired with Wrestling/DolphZiggler while Rusev was paired with Wrestling/SummerRae, who dressed and styled her hair much like Lana did. Fans hated the angle and both of them suffered from it, and was scrapped due to a combination of both Lana and Rusev getting hurt, and Lana posting about their real-life engagement on Twitter. When both had recovered from their injuries, [[StatusQuoIsGod they were back together]].
* It happened with Wrestling/{{Fandango}}'s dance partner Wrestling/SummerRae. After months of just acting as a valet, she began getting chants from fans. She was slowly integrated into the women's division and was chosen to join the cast of the reality show ''Series/TotalDivas''. When she broke away from Fandango, this happened to his next dance partner Layla.Wrestling/{{Layla}}. The two feuded for a while before ultimately joining forces and dumping Fandango. They formed a team called [=SLayers=] while Fandango just faded away.
24th Dec '16 5:14:18 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** Averted in the end. The pairing of Wrestling/RusevAndLana worked well and Rusev eventually got over, but in 2015, WWE had big plans to split them up in preparation for Lana becoming a solo star, as Vince McMahon liked her but not him. Lana was paired with Wrestling/DolphZiggler while Rusev was paired with Wrestling/SummerRae, who dressed and styled her hair much like Lana did. Fans hated the angle and both of them suffered from it, and was scrapped due to a combination of both Lana and Rusev getting hurt, and Lana posting about their real-life engagement on Twitter. When both had recovered from their injuries, [[StatusQuoIsGod they were back together]].

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** Averted in the end. The pairing of Wrestling/RusevAndLana worked well and Rusev eventually got over, but in 2015, WWE had big plans to split them up in preparation for Lana becoming a solo star, as Vince McMahon [=McMahon=] liked her but not him. Lana was paired with Wrestling/DolphZiggler while Rusev was paired with Wrestling/SummerRae, who dressed and styled her hair much like Lana did. Fans hated the angle and both of them suffered from it, and was scrapped due to a combination of both Lana and Rusev getting hurt, and Lana posting about their real-life engagement on Twitter. When both had recovered from their injuries, [[StatusQuoIsGod they were back together]].
24th Dec '16 7:42:41 AM LentilSandEater
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** This may yet to be determined. As of December 2015, Byron Saxton is now part of the RAW commentary team, while Cameron was largely off TV before being released in 2016. Naomi, however, became part of Team B.A.D., a female stable with Tamina and Sasha Banks. All appearances point to Banks eventually being the BreakupBreakout of that team.

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** %%** This may yet to be determined. As of December 2015, Byron Saxton is now part of the RAW commentary team, while Cameron was largely off TV before being released in 2016. Naomi, however, became part of Team B.A.D., a female stable with Tamina and Sasha Banks. All appearances point to Banks eventually being the BreakupBreakout of that team.
8th Dec '16 7:15:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Adorkable}} yet {{badass}} Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' became one of the most popular characters in the game and even the entire [[Franchise/FireEmblem franchise]] to the point that she is featured in numerous crossover games such as ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.

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* {{Adorkable}} yet {{badass}} badass Lucina from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' became one of the most popular characters in the game and even the entire [[Franchise/FireEmblem franchise]] to the point that she is featured in numerous crossover games such as ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.
27th Nov '16 5:33:23 AM Morgenthaler
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