History Main / SpotMonkey

25th Mar '16 2:45:01 PM ironballs16
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Interestingly, the term "Spot Monkey" is being used quite similarly to "MarySue" in its overuse. It's quickly losing its definition and becoming shorthand for "wrestler I don't like." In the other direction, "spotfest" isn't always a negative term and can just mean impressed with conditioning or ability to put together rapid fire spots ''well''.

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Interestingly, the term "Spot Monkey" is being used quite similarly to "MarySue" in its overuse. It's quickly losing its definition and becoming shorthand for "wrestler I don't like." In the other direction, "spotfest" isn't always a negative term and can just mean impressed with conditioning or ability to put together rapid fire spots ''well''. Contrast WrestlingPsychology, which tends to get ignored when this trope is in play.
24th Mar '16 10:55:03 PM Nap1100
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* One of the more common complaints from detractors of Wrestling/TheYoungBucks is their matches tend to involve a ton of unnecessarily added flips and way too gratuitous use of Superkicking. On the flip side, many also see the pair as a [[ParodiedTrope parody]] of this trope, as they are well aware of the smarky audience that tends to watch their matches (they named one of their moves after ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Dave Meltzer]]'' for crying out loud) and purposely act like spot monkeys as a way to piss them off in order to play the {{Heel}} role.
20th Mar '16 3:20:16 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Most of the roster of ''Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX''. In some cases [[TropesAreTools this was deliberate]], as the show was only thirty minutes long and there was a segment set aside for a musical guest, so the wrestlers had to let everyone know what they could do in a hurry and still create a product that was distinct from WWE or TNA.

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* Most of the roster of ''Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX''. In some cases [[TropesAreTools this was deliberate]], as the show was only thirty minutes long and there was a segment set aside for a musical guest, so the wrestlers had to let everyone know what they could do in a hurry and still create a product that was distinct from WWE or TNA. They also had to appease executives who were most interested in explosions and broken furniture.
20th Mar '16 3:10:03 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Most of the roster of ''Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX''. In some cases [[TropesAreTool this was deliberate]], as the show was only thirty minutes long and there was a segment set aside for a musical guest, so the wrestlers had to let everyone know what they could do in a hurry and still create a product that was distinct from WWE or TNA.

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* Most of the roster of ''Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX''. In some cases [[TropesAreTool [[TropesAreTools this was deliberate]], as the show was only thirty minutes long and there was a segment set aside for a musical guest, so the wrestlers had to let everyone know what they could do in a hurry and still create a product that was distinct from WWE or TNA.
20th Mar '16 3:09:42 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Most of the roster of ''Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX''.

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* Most of the roster of ''Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX''. In some cases [[TropesAreTool this was deliberate]], as the show was only thirty minutes long and there was a segment set aside for a musical guest, so the wrestlers had to let everyone know what they could do in a hurry and still create a product that was distinct from WWE or TNA.
4th Mar '16 8:04:10 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Shane is this all over, despite the fact he was a sitting executive at WWF during all his absurd stunts. 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. He has also taken some nasty bumps too (such as being thrown through the King of the Ring set onto unpadded concrete).

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** Shane is this all over, despite the fact he was a sitting executive at WWF during all his absurd stunts. 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. He has also taken some nasty bumps too (such as being thrown through the King of the Ring set onto unpadded concrete).concrete, a bump that took ''multiple'' attempts to make work, with him landing squarely on his head on the failed tries).
26th Feb '16 6:07:30 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Shane is this all over, despite the fact he was a sitting executive at WWF during all his absurd stunts. 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. He has also taken some nasty bumps too (such as being thrown through the King of the Ring set onto unpadded steel).

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** Shane is this all over, despite the fact he was a sitting executive at WWF during all his absurd stunts. 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. He has also taken some nasty bumps too (such as being thrown through the King of the Ring set onto unpadded steel).concrete).
26th Feb '16 5:49:08 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Shane is this all over, despite the fact he was a sitting executive at WWF during all his absurd stunts. 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. He has also taken some nasty bumps too (such as being thrown through the King of the Ring set onto unpadded steel).
13th Feb '16 12:25:20 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Special K was negatively contrasted with Wrestling/LowKi, a "[[SeriousBusiness shoot-style]]" pro wrestler who relied more on stiff kicks. It didn't help Special K's reputation (or them in kayfabe) that Wrestling/LowKi was one of ROH's top stars and kayfabe threats at the time.

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** Special K was negatively contrasted with Wrestling/LowKi, a "[[SeriousBusiness shoot-style]]" pro wrestler who relied more on stiff kicks.kicks (and unlike the "stiffness spot monkeys" described above, knew how to be stiff responsibly). It didn't help Special K's reputation (or them in kayfabe) that Wrestling/LowKi was one of ROH's top stars and kayfabe threats at the time.
20th Jan '16 9:16:14 PM MorgenReiter
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* Neoclassical[=/=]Jazz Fusion shred guitarists in RockMusic and HeavyMetal often have this reputation. This is because in may cases, these musicians, while technically excellent, will merely rely on their ability to play extremely fast[=/=]complicated guitar parts rather than contributing anything of value to the song they are playing. In fact, this was part of the HypeBacklash against HairMetal in [[TheNineties the early '90s]], as many of the genre's bands relied too much on flashy leads and guitar work rather than musical substance to sustain their songs, which caused listeners to turn against them.

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* Neoclassical[=/=]Jazz Fusion shred guitarists in RockMusic and HeavyMetal often have this reputation. This is because in may many cases, these musicians, while technically excellent, will merely rely on their ability to play extremely fast[=/=]complicated guitar parts rather than contributing anything of value to the song they are playing. In fact, this was part of the HypeBacklash against HairMetal in [[TheNineties the early '90s]], as many of the genre's bands relied too much on flashy leads and guitar work rather than musical substance to sustain their songs, which caused listeners to turn against them.
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