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12th Aug '17 7:01:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SnakeEyes'': Footage shows that one guy faked a knockout

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* ''Film/SnakeEyes'': Footage shows that one guy faked a knockoutknockout. He was being blackmailed by a conspiracy so he could form a distraction while they assassinated the U.S. Secretary of Defense who was in the crowd at the time.
12th Aug '17 6:59:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SplitDecisions'' is about two brothers from a working class family with a passion for boxing. The older one is forced by a bunch of gangsters to take a dive in his next fight against their new champion, then gets murdered when he refuses. This is what gets his younger brother to face the new champion himself in the ring.
13th Jul '17 5:16:03 PM Madd
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt's father was killed for refusing to take a dive in a boxing match. A flashback in season 2 shows that Elektra managed to track Roscoe Sweeney down so that Matt could dish some of his anger out on him.
1st Jul '17 12:34:47 AM ultimomant
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* [[ManipulativeBitch Android 18]] does this in ''Anime/DragonballZ'' and ''still'' remains completely badass despite it. She makes it to the final round of the World Martial Arts Tournament, clearly out-classing the [[MilesGloriosus "champion" Mr. Satan]], but rather than beating him up and taking the title (which would draw unwanted attention and ruin his reputation if done in such a public venue), she decides to take a dive [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord in exchange for]] ''[[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord double]]'' [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord this tournament's prize money]] and a cut of all future prize money he ever earns.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[ManipulativeBitch Android 18]] does this in ''Anime/DragonballZ'' and ''still'' remains completely badass despite it. She makes it to the final round of the World Martial Arts Tournament, clearly out-classing the [[MilesGloriosus "champion" Mr. Satan]], but rather than beating him up and taking the title (which would draw unwanted attention and ruin his reputation if done in such a public venue), she decides to take a dive [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord in exchange for]] ''[[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord double]]'' [[BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord this tournament's prize money]] and a cut of all future prize money he ever earns.earns.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', in the Champa arc, Goku eventually forfeits his match with Hit because he didn't think it was fair that the tournament's rules prevented Hit from fighting at his full potential. To repay his debt, Hit pretends that his next opponent, [[spoiler:the uber weak Monaka]], was able to defeat him with a single punch.



** In a Bronze Age story Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} investigates the case of a football player who has been beatean and threatened by a group of gamblers to throw several games. Fearing for his and his girlfriend's safety, he agrees to it.

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** In a Bronze Age story Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} investigates the case of a football player who has been beatean beaten up and threatened by a group of gamblers to throw several games. Fearing for his and his girlfriend's safety, he agrees to it.



* In a DC vs. Marvel event, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Comicbook/{{Lobo}} in a fight off-panel. Given at the time Wolverine didn't have his adamantium skeleton and only had bone claws, and Lobo has Superman-level strength and an insane HealingFactor, this seemed highly unlikely. Later, Lobo commented that some bald guy (likely Professor Xavier) bribed him into throwing the fight.

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* In a DC vs. Marvel event, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Comicbook/{{Lobo}} defeated SelfDemonstrating/{Lobo}} in a fight off-panel. Given at the time Wolverine didn't have his adamantium skeleton and only had bone claws, and Lobo has Superman-level strength and an insane HealingFactor, this seemed highly unlikely. Later, Lobo commented that some bald guy (likely Professor Xavier) bribed him into throwing the fight.
18th Jun '17 5:04:07 PM nombretomado
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** For bad teams in a given year, there is an existing incentive to tank in North American sports (especially if there is a really good player that will enter the league next season) since teams which perform poorly are generally awarded high draft picks (ask ThatOtherWiki for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_sports_league_organization why this doesn't come up in European leagues]]). Accusations in hockey include the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1983-84 (to secure the first pick over the New Jersey Devils and get Mario Lemieux) and the Ottawa Senators in 1992-93 (for Alexandre Daigle).

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** For bad teams in a given year, there is an existing incentive to tank in North American sports (especially if there is a really good player that will enter the league next season) since teams which perform poorly are generally awarded high draft picks (ask ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_sports_league_organization why this doesn't come up in European leagues]]). Accusations in hockey include the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1983-84 (to secure the first pick over the New Jersey Devils and get Mario Lemieux) and the Ottawa Senators in 1992-93 (for Alexandre Daigle).
18th Jun '17 3:33:20 AM lillolillo
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* Two Golden Age ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' stories centered around this trope, though the players weren't the ones cheating. In one, a boxer was drugged by his manager so that he would lose the fight, and in the other, a college football coach was trying to rig the game in favor of the other team.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}
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Two Golden Age ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' stories centered around this trope, though the players weren't the ones cheating. In one, a boxer was drugged by his manager so that he would lose the fight, and in the other, a college football coach was trying to rig the game in favor of the other team.team.
** In a Bronze Age story Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} investigates the case of a football player who has been beatean and threatened by a group of gamblers to throw several games. Fearing for his and his girlfriend's safety, he agrees to it.



* In a DC vs. Marvel event, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} defeated SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} in a fight off-panel. Given at the time Wolverine didn't have his adamantium skeleton and only had bone claws, and Lobo has Superman-level strength and an insane HealingFactor, this seemed highly unlikely. Later, Lobo commented that some bald guy (likely Professor Xavier) bribed him into throwing the fight.

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* In a DC vs. Marvel event, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} defeated SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} Comicbook/{{Lobo}} in a fight off-panel. Given at the time Wolverine didn't have his adamantium skeleton and only had bone claws, and Lobo has Superman-level strength and an insane HealingFactor, this seemed highly unlikely. Later, Lobo commented that some bald guy (likely Professor Xavier) bribed him into throwing the fight.



* Robert B. Parker's ''[[Literature/{{Spenser}} Hush Money]]'' revolves around point-shaving in college basketball.

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* Robert B. Parker's ''[[Literature/{{Spenser}} ''Literature/{{Spenser}}: Hush Money]]'' Money'' revolves around point-shaving in college basketball.
13th May '17 4:34:45 PM nombretomado
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* Recently, there was a scandal in the ''StarCraft'' leagues where a number of players, including the previously dominant Savior, were found to have deliberately lost matches for money.

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* Recently, there was a scandal in the ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' leagues where a number of players, including the previously dominant Savior, were found to have deliberately lost matches for money.
18th Apr '17 8:52:09 AM hullflyer
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* Robert B. Parker's ''Hush Money'' revolves around point-shaving in college basketball.

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* Robert B. Parker's ''Hush Money'' ''[[Literature/{{Spenser}} Hush Money]]'' revolves around point-shaving in college basketball.
8th Apr '17 9:30:22 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', mob boss Dedede casually tells [[PunchOut Little Mac]] that he's going down in the third round.

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* In ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', mob boss Dedede casually tells [[PunchOut [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]] that he's going down in the third round.
31st Mar '17 2:36:51 PM Narsil
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': As in the source material, Matt Murdock's father "Battlin' Jack" agrees to take a dive in a fight against Carl "The Crusher" Creel, but changes his mind at the last moment and gets gunned down in an alleyway for it. The scene is a direct reference to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' scene (as the mobsters who solicit the offer tell him to agree to go down in the fifth, and repeat that instruction).

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'': As in the source material, Matt Murdock's father "Battlin' Jack" agrees to take a dive in a fight against Carl "The Crusher" Creel, but changes his mind at the last moment and gets gunned down in an alleyway for it. The scene is a direct reference to the ''Film/PulpFiction'' scene (as the mobsters who solicit the offer tell him to agree to go down in the fifth, and repeat that instruction). Unlike in the comic book (and like in ''Pulp Fiction''), Jack bets on himself to ''win'' by knockout--and arranges for the money to be held safely for young Matt, since he doesn't expect to survive this double-cross.
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