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23rd Sep '16 3:11:46 PM ExeloMinish
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** With that said, despite their spectacular track record in official tournaments, they tend to lose all practice or exhibition matches they get in, often in a humorous way. It's less UnderdogsNeverLose and more Underdogs Only Pull Through When It Actually Matters.
13th Aug '16 1:01:31 PM Hbb
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** To emphasise that it's not about the winning, the actual result of the match is greatly downplayed. Amid the cheering crowds, rousing music and 'Adrian! Adrian!' the announcement of the scores is barely audible, and Apollo's celebration is only briefly seen in the crowded ring. Some audience members may have gone away thinking Rocky had won.
7th Aug '16 9:08:24 PM FordPrefect
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* Most times, it's a good bet to expect the wrestler, who was displayed as weaker (taking beatings, fleeing his opponement, etc.) in the recent parts of a feud, to score a win on the bigger stage. Bonus points, if he is shown as injured pre-match.
* Wrestling/JohnCena at times seems like an exaggeration of this, as he's very often booked as the underdog against a new WrestlingMonster (bordering on VillainOfTheWeek at times) only to dramatically "OVERCOME THE ODDS" against whoever it is, even if the guy he's facing, while imposing, is ''far'' less established than Cena. WWE does this so often, many times with RecycledScript, that it causes continuity errors, like commentators claiming Cena can't pick up guys like Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry every time he feuds with them, even though he does every single time (this is especially bad with Big Show, who seems to feud with Cena on an almost yearly basis and the assertion that Cena can't pick him up is made and proven false almost every single time). But the strangest thing about Cena is his tendency to [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zag]] this at the same time. One of the biggest rubs you can get as an up-and-coming wrestler in WWE is being booked to go over Cena, in which case Cena will be booked as a gatekeeper-type and the less-established guy will be the one playing the underdog. This can cause some serious whiplash, as Cena can go from playing the underdog against the newest monster heel to playing firmly established legend against an underdog to back to playing the underdog against a different monster heel in consecutive storylines.

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* Most times, it's It's a good bet to expect the wrestler, wrestler who was displayed as weaker in the recent parts of a feud (taking beatings, fleeing his opponement, opponent, etc.) in the recent parts of a feud, to score a win on the bigger stage. Bonus points, points if he is shown as injured pre-match.
* Wrestling/JohnCena at times seems like an exaggeration of this, as he's very often booked as the underdog against a new WrestlingMonster (bordering on VillainOfTheWeek at times) only to dramatically "OVERCOME THE ODDS" against whoever it is, even if the guy he's facing, while imposing, is ''far'' less established than Cena. WWE does this so often, many times with RecycledScript, that it causes continuity errors, like commentators claiming Cena can't pick up guys like Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry every time he feuds with them, even though he does every single time (this is especially bad with Big Show, who seems to feud with Cena on an almost yearly basis and the assertion that Cena can't pick him up is made and proven false almost every single time). But the strangest thing about Cena is his tendency to [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zag]] this at the same time. One of the biggest rubs you can get as an up-and-coming wrestler in WWE is being booked to go over Cena, in which case Cena will be booked as a gatekeeper-type and the less-established guy will be the one playing the underdog. This can cause some serious whiplash, as Cena can go from playing the underdog against the newest monster heel heel, to playing firmly established legend against an underdog to underdog, then back to playing the underdog against a different monster heel heel, in consecutive storylines.
6th Aug '16 12:34:00 PM ACW
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* In ''EverydayHeroes'', Jakob Freilander came to the USA just after World War II. Being a big strong guy who played semi-pro football on the weekends, he decided to try out for the NFL. [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=204413 It didn't end well.]]

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* In ''EverydayHeroes'', ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', Jakob Freilander came to the USA just after World War II. Being a big strong guy who played semi-pro football on the weekends, he decided to try out for the NFL. [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=204413 It didn't end well.]]
27th Jul '16 5:54:03 PM JamesAustin
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* Wrestling/JohnCena at times seems like an exaggeration of this, as he's very often booked as the underdog against a new MonsterHeel (bordering on VillainOfTheWeek at times) only to dramatically "OVERCOME THE ODDS" against whoever it is, even if the guy he's facing, while imposing, is ''far'' less established than Cena. WWE does this so often, many times with RecycledScript, that it causes continuity errors, like commentators claiming Cena can't pick up guys like Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry every time he feuds with them, even though he does every single time (this is especially bad with Big Show, who seems to feud with Cena on an almost yearly basis and the assertion that Cena can't pick him up is made and proven false almost every single time). But the strangest thing about Cena is his tendency to [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zag]] this at the same time. One of the biggest rubs you can get as an up-and-coming wrestler in WWE is being booked to go over Cena, in which case Cena will be booked as a gatekeeper-type and the less-established guy will be the one playing the underdog. This can cause some serious whiplash, as Cena can go from playing the underdog against the newest monster heel to playing firmly established legend against an underdog to back to playing the underdog against a different monster heel in consecutive storylines.

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* Wrestling/JohnCena at times seems like an exaggeration of this, as he's very often booked as the underdog against a new MonsterHeel WrestlingMonster (bordering on VillainOfTheWeek at times) only to dramatically "OVERCOME THE ODDS" against whoever it is, even if the guy he's facing, while imposing, is ''far'' less established than Cena. WWE does this so often, many times with RecycledScript, that it causes continuity errors, like commentators claiming Cena can't pick up guys like Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/MarkHenry every time he feuds with them, even though he does every single time (this is especially bad with Big Show, who seems to feud with Cena on an almost yearly basis and the assertion that Cena can't pick him up is made and proven false almost every single time). But the strangest thing about Cena is his tendency to [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zag]] this at the same time. One of the biggest rubs you can get as an up-and-coming wrestler in WWE is being booked to go over Cena, in which case Cena will be booked as a gatekeeper-type and the less-established guy will be the one playing the underdog. This can cause some serious whiplash, as Cena can go from playing the underdog against the newest monster heel to playing firmly established legend against an underdog to back to playing the underdog against a different monster heel in consecutive storylines.
24th Jun '16 12:22:40 AM DarkMask
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* Too many to mention, but many reality TV competition shows will give at least one of their contestants the "[[ManipulativeEditing underdog edit]]". Although this doesn't mean said contestant will necessarily win, this can give them a huge boost with fans of the show, giving them great exposure and success even if they lose. Many applicants are aware of this, and will sometimes intentionally try to invoke the "underdog edit" on themselves, by telling (and sometimes [[BlatantLies embellishing]]) their backstories or motives to get favorable edit on the show.

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* Too many to mention, but many reality TV competition shows will give at least one of their contestants the "[[ManipulativeEditing underdog edit]]". Although this doesn't mean said contestant will necessarily win, this can give them a huge boost with fans of the show, giving them great exposure and success even if they lose. Many applicants are aware of this, and will sometimes intentionally try to invoke the "underdog edit" on themselves, by telling (and sometimes [[BlatantLies embellishing]]) their backstories or motives to get a favorable edit on the show.
24th Jun '16 12:22:03 AM DarkMask
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* Too many to mention, but many reality TV competition shows will give at least one of their contestants the "[[ManipulativeEditing underdog edit]]". Although this doesn't mean said contestant will necessarily win, this can give them a huge boost with fans of the show, giving them great exposure and success even if they lose. Many applicants are aware of this, and will sometimes intentionally try to invoke the "underdog edit" on themselves, by telling (and sometimes [[BlatantLies embellishing]]) their backstories or motives to get favorable edit on the show.
25th Apr '16 6:32:59 AM Larkmarn
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* ''Film/TheFencer'': The fencing team that Endel takes to the fencing tournament. They're underfunded, inexperienced, borrowing equipment, and their alternate fencer is about waist-high. Yet they manage to win TheBigGame due to a [[DownToTheLastPlay last second touch by the aforementioned alternate]].
16th Apr '16 2:19:36 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Wrestling/TomohiroIshii he should have earned by tradition was switched to a World title shot against the most dominant champion in pro wrestling, Wrestling/JayLethal.

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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness weaknesses in contrasts contrast to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Wrestling/TomohiroIshii he should have earned by tradition was switched to a World title shot against the most dominant champion in pro wrestling, Wrestling/JayLethal.
15th Apr '16 9:53:23 PM SomeoneElse17
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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Tomohiro Ishii he should have earned by tradition was switched to a World title shot against the most dominant champion in pro wrestling, Wrestling/JayLethal.

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* During Lio Rush's winning streak in Wrestling/RingOfHonor, special attention was paid to his apparent weakness in contrasts to the obvious strengths of his opponents before each of his upcoming matches. This was averted when the shot at television champion Tomohiro Ishii Wrestling/TomohiroIshii he should have earned by tradition was switched to a World title shot against the most dominant champion in pro wrestling, Wrestling/JayLethal.
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