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1st Nov '17 3:32:47 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/VanHelsing2016'': In a flashback, Julius was a boxer who reluctantly took a dive for some gangsters who bet on his opponent, all to raise money for his ailing mother. Unfortunately, when he demanded his payment, the gangsters stabbed him in the stomach and left him to die instead. The vampire Dimitri, who found the endurance he displayed in the match impressive, then showed up and saved him by turning him into a vampire.
2nd Oct '17 7:32:48 PM hullflyer
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* 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}}: Hush Money'' Playmates'' revolves around point-shaving in college basketball.
29th Sep '17 10:25:18 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpacePOP'', despite wanting to win, Juno forces herself to lose a reality show since it wasn't in her contract that she'd win, and if she did win Geela would take notice.
29th Sep '17 10:14:40 AM Rytex
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* A strange case in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''. You battle Larxene on Floor 6 after she antagonizes you over Namine, and while it's clear she's playing down to you on purpose, she's still trying to win just barely. After you beat her, Axel calls her out on it and she tries to defend herself by saying that she was trying to do this.
20th Sep '17 7:55:05 AM ultimomant
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* 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}} 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.
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).
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