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3rd Nov '17 4:54:02 PM Gimere
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** La Nazi's counterpart North of the border is Trenesha Biggers, who was snatched up by TNA and Lucha Libre USA ''without'' receiving similar instruction[[labelnote:*]]She had been through WWE's Deep South developmental territory, but Deep South was consider a failure for a reason[[/labelnote]], leading to a fight after hitting Roxxi Laveaux too hard in the former and [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Bryan Alvarez]] giving out the rare minus five stars rating after she beat on Octagoncito and Masacrita Dorada in the latter.

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** La Nazi's counterpart North of the border is Trenesha Biggers, who was snatched up by TNA and Lucha Libre USA ''without'' receiving similar instruction[[labelnote:*]]She instruction[[note]]She had been through WWE's Deep South developmental territory, but Deep South was consider a failure for a reason[[/labelnote]], reason[[/note]], leading to a fight after hitting Roxxi Laveaux too hard in the former and [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Bryan Alvarez]] giving out the rare minus five stars rating after she beat on Octagoncito and Masacrita Dorada in the latter.



* [[{{Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon}} Shane [=McMahon=]]], despite the fact he is a sitting executive at WWF/E, part of one of the most legacied families in the business, and the boss' only son, who knows how to fight and wrestle. Did a flying elbow drop from the corner to the announce table at [=WrestleMania X-Seven=] to his dad, his signature move is a corner-to-corner dropkick into a trashcan, and his most famous spot is definitely the Leap of Faith off the Titantron or Hell in a Cell. He has also taken some nasty bumps too (such as being thrown through the King of the Ring set onto unpadded concrete, a bump that took ''multiple'' attempts to make work, with him landing squarely on his head on the failed tries), being sent through a plate of plexiglass twice and landing on his head and neck the first time, doing a Shooting Star Press onto a garbage can in his match with [[KurtAngle Kurt Angle]] at the King of the Ring PPV, since it was pure showing off as the move would only hurt Shane and do nothing to Angle.

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* [[{{Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon}} Shane [=McMahon=]]], Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon, despite the fact he is a sitting executive at WWF/E, part of one of the most legacied families in the business, and the boss' only son, who knows how to fight and wrestle. Did a flying elbow drop from the corner to the announce table at [=WrestleMania X-Seven=] to his dad, his signature move is a corner-to-corner dropkick into a trashcan, and his most famous spot is definitely the Leap of Faith off the Titantron or Hell in a Cell. He has also taken some nasty bumps too (such as being thrown through the King of the Ring set onto unpadded concrete, a bump that took ''multiple'' attempts to make work, with him landing squarely on his head on the failed tries), being sent through a plate of plexiglass twice and landing on his head and neck the first time, doing a Shooting Star Press onto a garbage can in his match with [[KurtAngle Kurt Angle]] Wrestling/KurtAngle at the King of the Ring PPV, since it was pure showing off as the move would only hurt Shane and do nothing to Angle.



* The final confrontation between Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} at ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} 33'' showed that the only way to get a really entertaining match (distinct from the 86-second SquashMatch they'd had at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' the previous year) out of them was to go for a full-bore hoss spotfest. The two did nothing except trade signature moves and finishers for less than 5 minutes, with Goldberg hitting multiple spears (including one through the barricade outside the ring) and Lesnar delivering ''ten'' of his trademark German Suplexes, kicking out of Goldberg's Jackhammer (the first time anyone has ''ever'' done that other than the botched spot where Wrestling/HulkHogan was forced to kick out when Wrestling/KevinNash's interference was late) and finally putting Goldberg down with an F5. For the entire match neither man so much as threw a punch, it was just spot, spot, spot from bell to bell. Surprisingly, it was considered an excellent match between them, ''worlds'' better than their plodding and overly drawn-out encounter at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'' 13 years earlier.

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* The final confrontation between Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} at ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 33'' showed that the only way to get a really entertaining match (distinct from the 86-second SquashMatch they'd had at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' the previous year) out of them was to go for a full-bore hoss spotfest. The two did nothing except trade signature moves and finishers for less than 5 minutes, with Goldberg hitting multiple spears (including one through the barricade outside the ring) and Lesnar delivering ''ten'' of his trademark German Suplexes, kicking out of Goldberg's Jackhammer (the first time anyone has ''ever'' done that other than the botched spot where Wrestling/HulkHogan was forced to kick out when Wrestling/KevinNash's interference was late) and finally putting Goldberg down with an F5. For the entire match neither man so much as threw a punch, it was just spot, spot, spot from bell to bell. Surprisingly, it was considered an excellent match between them, ''worlds'' better than their plodding and overly drawn-out encounter at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'' 13 years earlier.



* For a similar reason above, Creator/MichaelBay has built a career off of this for his films. He doesn't get the best scripts to work with, and his direction may leave something to be desired, but his films are CGI filled, car chase ridden, explosion fested love letters to the word ''awesome''. He's made a lot of money doing this, so it's not like anyone can fault him (and his plots and directing aren't usually all that bad anyhow, just not masterpieces). Furthermore, he does have a sense of humor about his status, using SelfDeprecation humor in a few TV ads and cameos.

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* For a similar reason above, Creator/MichaelBay has built a career off of this for his films. He doesn't get the best scripts to work with, and his direction may leave something to be desired, but his films are CGI filled, car chase ridden, [[StuffBlowingUp explosion fested fested]] love letters to the word ''awesome''. He's made a lot of money doing this, so it's not like anyone can fault him (and his plots and directing aren't usually all that bad anyhow, just not masterpieces). Furthermore, he does have a sense of humor about his status, using SelfDeprecation humor in a few TV ads and cameos.
23rd Aug '17 2:43:30 AM PaulA
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* An in-universe and accidental aversion in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]''. When dancing the title role in ''La Sylphide'' for the first time outside a rehearsal room, Ninette is so wiped at the end that she delivers a very brief death scene for the Sylph. One reviewer compliments her for not padding out the death scene to show off her ballet moves (something the ''prima'' she was substituting for was notorious for doing). Later, when she and Nigel are planning the show in England, the trope is played straight -- Ninette's part will involve several flashy ballet moves linked together with "looks nice, but no strain whatsoever" dance.

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* An in-universe and accidental aversion in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]''.''Literature/ReservedForTheCat''. When dancing the title role in ''La Sylphide'' for the first time outside a rehearsal room, Ninette is so wiped at the end that she delivers a very brief death scene for the Sylph. One reviewer compliments her for not padding out the death scene to show off her ballet moves (something the ''prima'' she was substituting for was notorious for doing). Later, when she and Nigel are planning the show in England, the trope is played straight -- Ninette's part will involve several flashy ballet moves linked together with "looks nice, but no strain whatsoever" dance.
15th Jul '17 9:03:08 AM nombretomado
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* Wrestling/KellyKelly used to have a big problem with this around 2009. As a former gymnast she would often pull out all kinds of headscissors, hurricanranas and complicated flips in every match with little rhyme or reason. When she was moved to ''SmackDown'' she worked to improve and has averted this now.

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* Wrestling/KellyKelly used to have a big problem with this around 2009. As a former gymnast she would often pull out all kinds of headscissors, hurricanranas and complicated flips in every match with little rhyme or reason. When she was moved to ''SmackDown'' ''[=SmackDown=]'' she worked to improve and has averted this now.
11th Jul '17 5:54:52 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** La Nazi's counterpart North of the border is Trenesha Biggers, who was snatched up by TNA and Lucha Libre USA ''without'' receiving similar instruction, leading to a fight after hitting Roxxi Laveaux too hard in the former and [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Bryan Alvarez]] giving out the rare minus five stars rating after she beat on Octagoncito and Masacrita Dorada in the latter.

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** La Nazi's counterpart North of the border is Trenesha Biggers, who was snatched up by TNA and Lucha Libre USA ''without'' receiving similar instruction, instruction[[labelnote:*]]She had been through WWE's Deep South developmental territory, but Deep South was consider a failure for a reason[[/labelnote]], leading to a fight after hitting Roxxi Laveaux too hard in the former and [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Bryan Alvarez]] giving out the rare minus five stars rating after she beat on Octagoncito and Masacrita Dorada in the latter.
28th Jun '17 11:48:57 PM infernape612
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-->--Bryan Alvarez on Christopher Daniels vs Jay Lethal for the TNA X Division Title at Bound For Glory 2007

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-->--Bryan Alvarez -->--'''Bryan Alvarez''' on Christopher Daniels vs Jay Lethal for the TNA X Division Title at Bound For Glory 2007
1st May '17 11:34:51 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The final confrontation between Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} at ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} 33'' showed that the only way to get a really entertaining match (distinct from the 86-second SquashMatch they'd had at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' the previous year) out of them was to go for a full-bore hoss spotfest. The two did nothing except trade signature moves and finishers for less than 5 minutes, with Goldberg hitting multiple spears (including one through the barricade outside the ring) and Lesnar delivering ''ten'' of his trademark German Suplexes, kicking out of Goldberg's Jackhammer (the first time anyone has ''ever'' done that other than the botched spot where Wrestling/HulkHogan was forced to kick out when Wrestling/KevinNash's interference was late) and finally putting Goldberg down with an F5. For the entire match neither man so much as threw a punch, it was just spot, spot, spot from bell to bell. Surprisingly, it was considered an excellent match between them, ''worlds'' better than their plodding and overly drawn-out encounter at ''[=WrestleMania=] XX'' 13 years earlier.
1st Sep '16 7:51:21 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP has also ranted about this on the independent circuit, though unlike those above his complaint was about opponents hitting him too lightly, saying too many people who had no business throwing kicks were trying to imitate Wrestling/LowKi and Wrestling/SamoaJoe thanks to the match that [[StarMakingRole made the latter a star]].

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** Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP has also ranted about this on the independent circuit, though unlike those above his complaint was about opponents hitting him too lightly, saying too many people wrestlers who had no business throwing kicks [[FollowTheLeader were suddenly trying to imitate imitate]] a match between Wrestling/LowKi and Wrestling/SamoaJoe thanks to the match Wrestling/SamoaJoe that [[StarMakingRole made the latter a star]].
1st Sep '16 7:49:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** La Nazi had trouble finding work on the Mexican independent circuit during the 90s due to her unrelenting stiffness. Eventually Commandante Pierroth taught her how to protect opponents, after which she was quickly snatched up by Wreslting/{{AAA}} and Wrestling/{{CMLL}}.

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** La Nazi had trouble finding work on the Mexican independent circuit during the 90s due to her unrelenting stiffness. Eventually Commandante Pierroth taught her how to protect opponents, after which she was quickly snatched up by Wreslting/{{AAA}} Wrestling/{{AAA}} and Wrestling/{{CMLL}}.
1st Sep '16 7:48:50 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** While Baby Bull would later become one of the best stiff workers in the business, Wrestling/BigVanVader, he admits that during his early days in the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation he was under the impression beating the piss out of your opponent was how to go about a match and the Gagnes had to teach him to dial it back.


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** Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP has also ranted about this on the independent circuit, though unlike those above his complaint was about opponents hitting him too lightly, saying too many people who had no business throwing kicks were trying to imitate Wrestling/LowKi and Wrestling/SamoaJoe thanks to the match that [[StarMakingRole made the latter a star]].
1st Sep '16 7:26:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** North of the border La Nazi's counterpart is Trenesha Biggers, who was eventually snatched up by TNA and Lucha Libre USA, ''without'' having received similar instruction, leading to her getting fight after hitting Roxxi Laveaux too hard in the former and [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Bryan Alvarez]] giving one of her matches the rare minus five stars rating in the latter after beating on Octagoncito and Masacrita Dorada.

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** North of the border La Nazi's counterpart North of the border is Trenesha Biggers, who was eventually snatched up by TNA and Lucha Libre USA, USA ''without'' having received receiving similar instruction, leading to her getting a fight after hitting Roxxi Laveaux too hard in the former and [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Bryan Alvarez]] giving one of her matches out the rare minus five stars rating in the latter after beating she beat on Octagoncito and Masacrita Dorada.Dorada in the latter.
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