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3rd Sep '17 3:48:12 PM wingedcatgirl
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Wrestling psychology is generally attributed to individual wrestlers instead of the writers/bookers. This is because, unlike staged fights in other media, wrestling matches are rarely choreographed from beginning to end[[note]]There simply isn't time to choreograph every match, since even when a promotion has a reliable roster house shows will translate to a wrestler typically having two or more matches per week.[[/note]]; usually, only the ending and a few big spots are pre-planned, while everything in between is improvised. (This is not always the case - Hulk Hogan vs. Wrestling/UltimateWarrior at ''[=WrestleMania=] 6'', for example, was heavily choreographed; both Warrior and Hogan rehearsed much of the match for weeks leading up to the event, and it paid off as the resulting match is hailed as one of the greatest in both men's careers.)

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Wrestling psychology is generally attributed to individual wrestlers instead of the writers/bookers. This is because, unlike staged fights in other media, wrestling matches are rarely choreographed from beginning to end[[note]]There simply isn't time to choreograph every match, since even when a promotion has a reliable roster house shows will translate to a wrestler typically having two or more matches per week.[[/note]]; usually, only the ending and a few big spots are pre-planned, while everything in between is improvised. (This is not always the case ''Usually'' - Hulk Hogan vs. Wrestling/UltimateWarrior at ''[=WrestleMania=] 6'', for example, was heavily choreographed; both Warrior and Hogan rehearsed much of the match for weeks leading up to the event, and it paid off as the resulting match is hailed as one of the greatest in both men's careers.)
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13th Feb '17 4:27:17 PM ironballs16
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* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all part of their opponent's inability to move them and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. [[WrestlingMonster Monsters]] are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponent's dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).

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* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all part of their opponent's inability to move them and [[MightyGlacier also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, it]], as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. [[WrestlingMonster Monsters]] are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponent's dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).
5th Feb '17 1:40:48 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all their part of their opponent's inability to move them and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. [[WrestlingMonster Monsters]] are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponent's dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).

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* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all their part of their opponent's inability to move them and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. [[WrestlingMonster Monsters]] are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponent's dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).
29th Jan '17 1:15:52 PM santos32
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* Wrestling/TheShield has been applauded for their psychology, both during beatdowns and promos.

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* Wrestling/TheShield has been applauded for their psychology, both during beatdowns and promos. Their usage of the numbers game allow them to beat down isolated opponents, while knowing each other's strengths and weaknesses (Dean Ambrose as the brawler, Seth Rollins as the high-flyer and Roman Reigns as the powerhouse) inside out gives them the edge even against foes who might be great individually but lack the collective front.
20th Aug '16 2:24:37 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect, a degree of intimidation, something along those lines. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with rejection of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains [[ArrogantKungFuGuy an arm hanging limp]] when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.

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* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition tradition, with the bonus of it being an easy way to feel for any vulnerabilities in the opponent this particular night and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect, a degree of intimidation, something along those lines. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with rejection of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains [[ArrogantKungFuGuy an arm hanging limp]] when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.
3rd Aug '16 8:02:49 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect, a degree of intimidation, something along those lines. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with rejection of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains an arm hanging limp when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.

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* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect, a degree of intimidation, something along those lines. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with rejection of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains [[ArrogantKungFuGuy an arm hanging limp limp]] when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.
3rd Aug '16 4:55:29 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Strong Style, as described by Wrestling/YujiNagata, starts with two guys feeling each other, mainly through mat wrestling. When it becomes clear one is going to win the wrestling sequence the other wrestler starts using strikes to prevent from losing the match, the opponent responds in kind and then they begin to use their most dangerous moves. The idea was to convey [[Wrestling/DrivenByEnvy envy]]. Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling had pretty much all the best foreign talent and thus all the attention, so the message being sent was the wrestlers in Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}}'s dojo were working harder, they deserved everything AJPW had. All Japan would nearly collapse on itself in the 2000s but New Japan's wrestlers would keep finding things to get envious about, so they could take their frustrations out on each other in the ring.

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* Strong Style, as described by Wrestling/YujiNagata, starts with two guys feeling each other, mainly through mat wrestling. When it becomes clear one is going to win the wrestling sequence the other wrestler starts using strikes to prevent from losing the match, the opponent responds in kind and then they begin to use their most dangerous moves. The idea was to convey [[Wrestling/DrivenByEnvy [[DrivenByEnvy envy]]. Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling had pretty much all the best foreign talent and thus all the attention, so the message being sent was the wrestlers in Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}}'s dojo were working harder, they deserved everything AJPW had. All Japan would nearly collapse on itself in the 2000s but New Japan's wrestlers would keep finding things to get envious about, so they could take their frustrations out on each other in the ring.
3rd Aug '16 4:51:23 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect, a degree of intimidation, something along those lines. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with foregoing of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains an arm hanging limp when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.
* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all about sheer immovability on the part of their opponent and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. [[WrestlingMonster Monsters]] are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponents dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).

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* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect, a degree of intimidation, something along those lines. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with foregoing rejection of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains an arm hanging limp when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.
* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all about sheer immovability on the their part of their opponent opponent's inability to move them and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. [[WrestlingMonster Monsters]] are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponents opponent's dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).
3rd Aug '16 4:42:46 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all about sheer immovability on the part of their opponent and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. Monsters are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponents dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).

to:

* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all about sheer immovability on the part of their opponent and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. Monsters [[WrestlingMonster Monsters]] are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponents dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).
3rd Aug '16 4:39:03 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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Wrestling psychology is generally attributed to individual wrestlers instead of the writers/bookers. This is because, unlike staged fights in other media, wrestling matches are rarely choreographed from beginning to end[[note]]There simply isn't time to choreograph every match, since even when a promotion has reliable roster house shows will translate to a wrestler typically having two or more matches per week.[[/note]]; usually, only the ending and a few big spots are pre-planned, while everything in between is improvised. (This is not always the case - Hulk Hogan vs. Wrestling/UltimateWarrior at ''[=WrestleMania=] 6'', for example, was heavily choreographed; both Warrior and Hogan rehearsed much of the match for weeks leading up to the event, and it paid off as the resulting match is hailed as one of the greatest in both men's careers.)

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Wrestling psychology is generally attributed to individual wrestlers instead of the writers/bookers. This is because, unlike staged fights in other media, wrestling matches are rarely choreographed from beginning to end[[note]]There simply isn't time to choreograph every match, since even when a promotion has a reliable roster house shows will translate to a wrestler typically having two or more matches per week.[[/note]]; usually, only the ending and a few big spots are pre-planned, while everything in between is improvised. (This is not always the case - Hulk Hogan vs. Wrestling/UltimateWarrior at ''[=WrestleMania=] 6'', for example, was heavily choreographed; both Warrior and Hogan rehearsed much of the match for weeks leading up to the event, and it paid off as the resulting match is hailed as one of the greatest in both men's careers.)



* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect or a degree of intimidation. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with foregoing of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains an arm hanging limp when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.

to:

* A good deal of professional wrestling is based on the collar and elbow style, which can only be done by two willing opponents. Matches start with such a tie up/lockup out of tradition and failure to execute one on a wrestler's part indicates lack of respect or respect, a degree of intimidation.intimidation, something along those lines. Some promoters won't sign an athlete, no matter how well they wrestle on the mat, apply submissions, land strikes, etc if they cannot lockup well. The shoot style was developed in the Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation when Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada, [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Kazuo Yamazaki entered the promotion on the vow they were no longer going to "help" inferior opponents, starting with foregoing of this traditional start in favor of "shooting" straight for take downs or any perceived vulnerable area. Even after the UWF's closing, a tell tell sign of a "shooter" remains an arm hanging limp when another wrestler attempts to "lockup" with one.one.
* Other pro wrestling [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] come with their own brands of psychology too. TheGiant is all about sheer immovability on the part of their opponent and also comes with a deliberate pace to let them know it, as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, a legitimately agile man early in his career, was criticized for running and jumping around too much, which was said to detract from people's ability to view him as such. Monsters are generally not supposed to sell pain or only for a little while before ignoring it and going right back on the attack (which forms the basis of Wrestling/BigVanVader's CatchPhrase). Exoticos are more interested in harming their opponents dignity than their bodies (Cassandro's "lip lock" served no other purpose).
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