History Main / ThreeMonthRule

2nd Jun '15 7:40:57 AM BilgeRat
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* Completely averted by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, since they have a strong emphasis on continuity to the point that events from ''years'' earlier still play a part in whatever is happening at a given time. As an example, the debut of the BDK at the end of the 2009 SeasonFinale ''Three-Fisted Tales'', November 22, 2009, had roots going back to, ''at least'' 2007 and was connected to so many different storylines that time doesn't permit the listing of all of them here.

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* Completely averted by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, since they have a strong emphasis on continuity to the point that events from ''years'' earlier still play a part in whatever is happening at a given time. As an example, the debut of the BDK at the end of the 2009 SeasonFinale ''Three-Fisted Tales'', November 22, 2009, had roots going back to, ''at least'' 2007 and was connected to so many different storylines that time doesn't permit the listing of all of them here.
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* In 2012 Wrestling/TheBigShow managed to secure an 'ironclad contract', which made it impossible for any authority figure to unjustly fire him. In 2014 he betrayed his allies in order to prevent an authority figure's attempt to unjustly fire him.
26th May '15 8:38:51 AM RagingHigher
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Japanese professional wrestling rarely uses this trope, due to its usual lack of gimmicky elements and the particular star-making dynamics of the discipline; a wrestler's career is expected to be well documented from rookie status, and his alliances and enmities are meant to fit in a realistic continuity. In contrast, Mexican lucha libre can enforce a hard version of the rule, allowing wrestlers with little experience to re-debut with new masked identities if needed.
15th Feb '15 2:20:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{Christian}} and Wrestling/{{Edge}} were initially referred to as being on-screen {{Kayfabe}} brothers when they were together as a tag team. When they semi-reunited a few years after their breakup, they were only said to be best friends.

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* Wrestling/{{Christian}} and Wrestling/{{Edge}} were initially referred to as being on-screen {{Kayfabe}} brothers when they were together as a tag team.{{tag team}}. When they semi-reunited a few years after their breakup, they were only said to be best friends.



** ROH is not exempt though. Just one year after an extended, gruesomely violent feud that included a few cases of attempted murder (one incident including the use of Drano gel), Homicide and Wrestling/ColtCabana became tag team partners to take on the partnership of Adam Pearce and Brent Albright.

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** * ROH is not exempt though. Just one year after an extended, gruesomely violent feud that included a few cases of attempted murder (one incident including the use of Drano gel), Homicide and Wrestling/ColtCabana became tag team partners to take on the partnership of Adam Pearce and Brent Albright.
15th Feb '15 2:19:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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The unwritten rule states that any events that took place more than three months ago do not need to be considered {{Canon}}. This creates interesting situations where two wrestlers who were recently at each other's throats are now the best of friends. It also provides a means for the writers to not have to explain radical changes in a character's gimmick (went from a millionaire playboy to a voodoo priest and back again? No problem!).

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The unwritten rule states that any events that took place more than three months ago do not need to be considered {{Canon}}. This creates interesting situations where two wrestlers who were recently at each other's throats are now the best of friends. It also provides a means for the writers to not have to explain radical changes in a character's gimmick anyone's [[TheGimmick gimmick]] (went from a millionaire playboy to a voodoo priest and back again? No problem!).
14th Dec '14 4:37:16 AM ACW
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* One of the major positives of small independent Wrestling/RingOfHonor is that it does ''not'' use this rule. A lot of fans were pleased when Kevin Steen & Wrestling/ElGenerico continued to despise the Briscoe Brothers a year after their rivalry, even though both teams were now {{Face}}s.

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* One of the major positives of small independent Wrestling/RingOfHonor is that it does ''not'' use this rule. A lot of fans were pleased when Kevin Steen & Wrestling/ElGenerico [[Wrestling/SamiZayn El Generico]] continued to despise the Briscoe Brothers a year after their rivalry, even though both teams were now {{Face}}s.
16th Jun '14 5:49:48 AM mack
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* This rule did lead to a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]] when Wrestling/TripleH (then a good guy) got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4D1KhzbfU confronted by all the crap that he pulled on his team-mates when he was a bad guy]].

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* This rule did lead to a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]] when Wrestling/TripleH (then a good guy) got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ4D1KhzbfU got confronted by all the crap that he pulled on his team-mates when he was a bad guy]].guy.
17th Apr '14 9:06:29 AM blueranger
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** Oddly enough Trish's betrayal of Jericho ''was'' brought up as a ContinuityNod when she guest hosted Raw. Only this time Trish was the face and Jericho the heel, still enforcing the trope somewhat.
26th Feb '14 7:21:48 PM KYCubbie
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* Eddie Fatu started in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a street thug named Jamal, and was a few years later revamped as Wrestling/{Umaga}}, a WildSamoan. It apparently runs in the family, as Solofa Fatu started out as a WildSamoan (as half of The Headshrinkers), then became a reformed gang member trying to "make a difference", and eventually became Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, the hip-hop dancing, thong-clad sumo wrestler.

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* Eddie Fatu started in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a street thug named Jamal, and was a few years later revamped as Wrestling/{Umaga}}, Wrestling/{{Umaga}}, a WildSamoan. It apparently runs in the family, as Solofa Fatu started out as a WildSamoan (as half of The Headshrinkers), then became a reformed gang member trying to "make a difference", and eventually became Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, the hip-hop dancing, thong-clad sumo wrestler.
12th Dec '13 9:37:42 PM JIKTV
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* Completely averted by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, since they have a strong emphasis on continuity to the point that events from ''years'' earlier still play a part in whatever is happening at a given time. As an example, the debut of the BDK at the end of the 2009 SeasonFinale ''Three-Fisted Tales'', November 22, 2009, had roots going back to, ''at least'' 2007 and was connected to so many different storylines that time doesn't permit the listing of all of them here.
12th Dec '13 1:36:14 PM JIKTV
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* Eddie Fatu started in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a street thug named Jamal, and was a few years later revamped as Wrestling/{Umaga}}, a WildSamoan. It apparently runs in the family, as Solofa Fatu started out as a WildSamoan (as half of The Headshrinkers), then became a reformed gang member trying to "make a difference", and eventually became Rikishi, the hip-hop dancing, thong-clad sumo wrestler.

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* Eddie Fatu started in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a street thug named Jamal, and was a few years later revamped as Wrestling/{Umaga}}, a WildSamoan. It apparently runs in the family, as Solofa Fatu started out as a WildSamoan (as half of The Headshrinkers), then became a reformed gang member trying to "make a difference", and eventually became Rikishi, Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, the hip-hop dancing, thong-clad sumo wrestler.
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