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6th Apr '18 4:12:59 PM Ninamarie124
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17th Mar '18 11:21:39 PM KLS2097
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* Despite being a satire of wrestling, [[Film/KayfabeAFakeRealMovieAboutAFakeRealSport Kayfabe: A Fake Real Movie About A Fake Real Sport]] delivers some BrutalHonesty about the pay for each and every wrestler.

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* Despite being a satire of wrestling, [[Film/KayfabeAFakeRealMovieAboutAFakeRealSport Kayfabe: A Fake Real Movie About A Fake Real Sport]] ''Film/KayfabeAFakeRealMovieAboutAFakeRealSport'' delivers some BrutalHonesty about the pay for each and every wrestler.
17th Mar '18 11:20:55 PM KLS2097
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** The following shot shows Randy working a job, hammering the point home.

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** The following shot shows Randy working a job, on his lunch break, hammering the point home.
17th Mar '18 11:18:49 PM KLS2097
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* Despite being a satire of wrestling, [[Film/KayfabeAFakeRealMovieAboutAFakeRealSport Kayfabe: A Fake Real Movie About A Fake Real Sport]] delivers some BrutalHonesty about the pay for each and every wrestler.
-->'''Randy:''' The thing you've got to remember... is that [[WrestlingDoesntPay these guys, they don't do it for the money]]. There ''is'' no money. [[DoingItForTheArt They do it because they love to entertain]]. They love to go out there and make the people boo and make people cheer... they risk their necks and bust their ass, week after week. It's a shame, because... a couple of them... a couple of them work really hard, and they all get to the show. [[ShaggyDogStory But for most of them, most of them, it's... back to carrying a lunch pail]].
** The following shot shows Randy working a job, hammering the point home.
17th Dec '17 12:25:56 PM dracogeorge
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** Even as Kane, he sometimes was this, having his stint as [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporate Kane]], and at one point he got kayfabe fired and had to work at the concessions stand.



* WebVideo/SouthpawRegionalWrestling pokes fun at this, with [[Wrestling/Rusev Big Bartholomew]] the farmer, [[Wrestling/TylerBreeze Mr. Mackelroy]] the banker[[note]]Who bought Big Bart's farm without his permission[[/note]], and The Butchers, a tag team made up of [[Wrestling/SethRollins "Dry Rub" Doug]] and [[Wrestling/Rhyno Frantic Frank]], who are butchers both in terms of [[TheButcher personality]] and in terms of secondary occupation(their promo is recorded in the backroom of a butcher shop, with the belts hung up on meat hooks, and they wear the proper uniforms). Apparently, this ''isn't'' just a gimmick, as they [[spoiler:end up having to vacate the tag titles after being linked to an E. Coli outbreak]].

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* WebVideo/SouthpawRegionalWrestling pokes fun at this, with [[Wrestling/Rusev [[Wrestling/{{Rusev}} Big Bartholomew]] the farmer, [[Wrestling/TylerBreeze Mr. Mackelroy]] the banker[[note]]Who bought Big Bart's farm without his permission[[/note]], and The Butchers, a tag team made up of [[Wrestling/SethRollins "Dry Rub" Doug]] and [[Wrestling/Rhyno [[Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} Frantic Frank]], who are butchers both in terms of [[TheButcher personality]] and in terms of secondary occupation(their promo is recorded in the backroom of a butcher shop, with the belts hung up on meat hooks, and they wear the proper uniforms). Apparently, this ''isn't'' just a gimmick, as they [[spoiler:end up having to vacate the tag titles after being linked to an E. Coli outbreak]].
17th Dec '17 12:14:10 PM dracogeorge
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* WebVideo/SouthpawRegionalWrestling pokes fun at this, with [[Wrestling/Rusev Big Bartholomew]] the farmer, [[Wrestling/TylerBreeze Mr. Mackelroy]] the banker[[note]]Who bought Big Bart's farm without his permission[[/note]], and The Butchers, a tag team made up of [[Wrestling/SethRollins "Dry Rub" Doug]] and [[Wrestling/Rhyno Frantic Frank]], who are butchers both in terms of [[TheButcher personality]] and in terms of secondary occupation(their promo is recorded in the backroom of a butcher shop, with the belts hung up on meat hooks, and they wear the proper uniforms). Apparently, this ''isn't'' just a gimmick, as they [[spoiler:end up having to vacate the tag titles after being linked to an E. Coli outbreak]].
30th Nov '17 6:11:24 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Milo Beasley, the wrestling bum. He needs your support, hit that like button!



* Milo Beasley, the wrestling bum. He needs your support, hit that like button!
18th Nov '17 11:57:14 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Bruce Tharpe, the real life lawyer of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance and thorn in the side of Japanese baby {{face}}s everywhere. Veda Scott also practices law (but doesn't antagonize Joshis... as much).

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* Bruce Tharpe, the real life lawyer of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance and thorn in the side of Japanese baby {{face}}s everywhere. Veda Scott also practices law (but doesn't antagonize Joshis... as much). A more local example is Jeff G Bailey, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed whose similarity to a certain someone banned in multiple states for misconduct is purely incidental.]]


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* Milo Beasley, the wrestling bum. He needs your support, hit that like button!
8th Nov '17 8:05:48 AM xcountryguy
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Conversely, within the landscape of the WWE, wrestlers earn in the six figure range for even low level performers while top tier stars can reach high seven figures plus perks. WWE wrestlers also tend to work too busy a schedule for a second job to actually be logistically possible...except the ones whose second job is as a movie actor, in which case conveniently-timed {{kayfabe}} injuries will allow them time to film their movie.

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Conversely, within the landscape of the WWE, wrestlers earn in the six figure range for even low level performers while top tier stars can reach high seven figures plus perks. WWE wrestlers also tend to work too busy a schedule for a second job to actually be logistically possible... except the ones whose second job is as a movie actor, in which case conveniently-timed {{kayfabe}} injuries will allow them time to film their movie.
15th Jul '17 9:10:23 AM nombretomado
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* There was an entirely too meta example where Paul Burchill, in tracing his family tree, discovered that an ancestor served as Blackbeard's first mate, and decided to become a wrestling pirate. He came up with the idea after the aforementioned UPN exec, Palmer Cannon, showed up and basically asked how he could make himself more interesting to viewers. Burchill pitched it as "Swashbuckling on SmackDown!" and Cannon was crazy about the idea. This led to a whole storyline where his former mentor, Wrestling/WilliamRegal, tried to convince him to give up the gimmick and just focus on wrestling, while Burchill retorted that he was having fun and the fans loved it. Vince had never even ''heard'' of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and [[ItWillNeverCatchOn didn't think that pirates were marketable anymore]]. The gimmick was scrapped and Burchill was (temporarily) fired for becoming too popular.

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* There was an entirely too meta example where Paul Burchill, in tracing his family tree, discovered that an ancestor served as Blackbeard's first mate, and decided to become a wrestling pirate. He came up with the idea after the aforementioned UPN exec, Palmer Cannon, showed up and basically asked how he could make himself more interesting to viewers. Burchill pitched it as "Swashbuckling on SmackDown!" [=SmackDown=]!" and Cannon was crazy about the idea. This led to a whole storyline where his former mentor, Wrestling/WilliamRegal, tried to convince him to give up the gimmick and just focus on wrestling, while Burchill retorted that he was having fun and the fans loved it. Vince had never even ''heard'' of ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and [[ItWillNeverCatchOn didn't think that pirates were marketable anymore]]. The gimmick was scrapped and Burchill was (temporarily) fired for becoming too popular.
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