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16th Apr '16 12:15:52 PM SomeoneElse17
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* Smash has Kana, a wrestling video game journalist who makes designs for mobile platforms and wears the X-box logo on her tights.

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* Smash has Kana, Wrestling/{{Kana|koUrai}}, a wrestling video game journalist who makes designs for mobile platforms and wears the X-box logo on her tights.
7th Apr '16 12:42:32 PM EDP
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* Done with a twist in ''Manga/TigerMask'': Tiger Mask's wrestling career ''does'' pay (even when he had to pay Tiger's Cave half his wages he made a lot of money), it's just that it's never enough to help children, leading to him using the money he owed Tiger's Cave to [[SaveTheOrphanage pay an orphanage's debt to the]] {{Yakuza}} (and thus getting Tiger's Cave on his case for this rebellion), entering the Maskmen World Tournament (actually a Tiger's Cave trap with all other contestants being Tiger's Cave wrestlers) to pay for a little girl's operation while spending as little as possible on himself.
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26th Jan '16 8:25:19 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Wrestling Football player is pretty common, going back to "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd, who incidentally really did play both sports, wrestling during the National Football League's off season. Modern successors include the tag team D-line. The All-Stars Chandler [=McClure=] and Cru Jones took it a step further, bringing their "Waterboy" Mike Horning and "Cheerleader" Bryce Benjamin along with them.

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* The Wrestling Football player is pretty common, going back to Big Daddy Lipscomb and "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd, who incidentally really did play both sports, wrestling during the National Football League's off season. Modern successors include the tag team D-line. The All-Stars Chandler [=McClure=] and Cru Jones took it a step further, bringing their "Waterboy" Mike Horning and "Cheerleader" Bryce Benjamin along with them.
22nd Jan '16 9:12:37 PM IlGreven
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* Despite not being Japanese, Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}'s gimmick was a former champion Sumo Wrestler-- a respectable career in and of itself.

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* Despite not being Japanese, Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}'s gimmick was a former champion Sumo Wrestler-- a respectable career in and of itself.itself (one in which John "Earthquake" Tenta actually competed).
4th Jan '16 9:54:40 PM SirVancelot131
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* [[Wrestling/TripleH Hunter Hearst Helmsley]] as a gimmick was originally a Connecticut Blueblood who was obviously rich before he ever entered a wrestling ring. Eventually he averted this trope when he joined Wrestling/ShawnMichaels to form DX and shortened his name to the well-known Triple H.
30th Dec '15 10:30:41 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* While Jacqueline had long since accused them of being whores, dialog from Wrestling/AngelinaLove on an episode of Impact implied Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople had the second jobs of being porn stars. Unlike with Val Venis, this lead all sorts of {{fridge horror}} and TNA decided to live up its acronym and prove those fears with bullied recruit Wrestling/MadisonRayne being whored out to referee Slick Johnson. Ironically, this was more obvious when they were still the baby face tag team Wrestling/{{Velvet|Sky}}-Love Entertainment.

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* While Jacqueline Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} had long since accused them of being whores, dialog from Wrestling/AngelinaLove on an episode of Impact implied Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople had the second jobs of being porn stars. Unlike with Val Venis, this lead all sorts of {{fridge horror}} and TNA decided to live up its acronym and prove those fears with bullied recruit Wrestling/MadisonRayne being whored out to referee Slick Johnson. Ironically, this was more obvious when they were still the baby face tag team Wrestling/{{Velvet|Sky}}-Love Entertainment.
8th Dec '15 1:49:57 AM Morgenthaler
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27th Nov '15 5:01:13 AM SolidSonicTH
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** This caused a lot of hullabaloo when Taylor Wilde of TNA was discovered working at a Sunglasses Hut just to pay the bills since, despite being a personality on a primetime TV series and holding (at the time) the TNA Knockouts Championship, TNA didn't cover her living expenses. Wrestling these days, especially at that level (being nationally televised), is usually regarded as a genuine occupation and having to pull odd jobs like that is seen as fairly shady on TNA's part (other wrestlers on TNA's roster also said they weren't making a solid income from wrestling either and had to do other work to get by).
23rd Nov '15 5:58:28 AM Psyclone
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* Used rather tragically in ''Film/TheWrestler'', where Randy "The Ram" Robinson is a former star in the 1980's who has descended into poverty as his star power has dwindled. By the beginning of the film, it's implied that he now spends more money on his wrestling career than he earns from it, and must work a regular job in a supermarket. The Ram's actor, Mickey Rourke, would later dedicate the movie to the real professional wrestlers who don't make much.

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* Used rather tragically in ''Film/TheWrestler'', where Randy "The Ram" Robinson is a former star in from the 1980's who has descended into poverty as his star power has dwindled. By the beginning of the film, it's he is living in a trailer park, works a menial job in a supermarket and he is implied that he to now spends spend more money on his wrestling career than he earns from it, and must work a regular job in a supermarket.it. The Ram's actor, Mickey Rourke, would later dedicate the movie to the real professional wrestlers who don't make much.
29th Sep '15 4:26:14 PM 3rdStringPG
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** Ouelette later became the wrestling pirate, Jean Pierre Lafitte.



* Jean Pierre Lafitte was a wrestling pirate.
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