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26th Mar '17 3:41:21 AM Kadorhal
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* John Laurinaitis received X-Pac Heat a second time [[note]]See the WCW folder for the first instance.[[/note]] during his appearances on WWE programming from 2011-2012; between his voice, which caused fans to call him "[[FanNickname John Laryngitis]]", his frequent messing up of his lines, and the [[DullSurprise monotone delivery of his lines]], people grew very tired of his run as General Manager of ''Raw''. It got even worse after [=WrestleMania 28=] when he became General Manager of ''[=SmackDown=]'' as well. Furthermore, he was booked in a main event feud on pay-per-view with John Cena, who himself is [[BaseBreakingCharacter rather divisive]], and hardly showcased any of his former in-ring talent. The fact that this match took place after the very well-received championship match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan took any remaining interest in Laurinaitis and dropped it entirely, and everyone was rejoicing when Vince [=McMahon=] uttered his [[EliminationCatchphrase hammiest two words]] to him a month later.

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* John Laurinaitis Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis received X-Pac Heat a second time [[note]]See the WCW folder for the first instance.[[/note]] during his appearances on WWE programming from 2011-2012; between his voice, which caused fans to call him "[[FanNickname John Laryngitis]]", his frequent messing up of his lines, and the [[DullSurprise monotone delivery of his lines]], people grew very tired of his run as General Manager of ''Raw''. It got even worse after [=WrestleMania 28=] when he became General Manager of ''[=SmackDown=]'' as well. Furthermore, he was booked in a main event feud on pay-per-view with John Cena, who himself is [[BaseBreakingCharacter rather divisive]], and hardly showcased any of his former in-ring talent. The fact that this match took place after the very well-received championship match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan took any remaining interest in Laurinaitis and dropped it entirely, and everyone was rejoicing when Vince [=McMahon=] uttered his [[EliminationCatchphrase hammiest two words]] to him a month later.



* A classic case of this: the Dynamic Dudes, who were skateboarding wrestlers. When they received a face push by having manager Wrestling/JimCornette betray them for an opposing heel {{tag team}} (Wrestling/TheMidnightExpress), the audience cheered Cornette. Amusingly, the Dynamic Dudes included later day X-Pac Heat recipient Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis.

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* A classic case of this: the Dynamic Dudes, who were skateboarding wrestlers. When they received a face push by having manager Wrestling/JimCornette betray them for an opposing heel {{tag team}} (Wrestling/TheMidnightExpress), the audience cheered Cornette. Amusingly, the Dynamic Dudes included later day X-Pac Heat recipient Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis.John Laurinaitis.
25th Mar '17 9:31:52 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A classic case of this: the Dynamic Dudes, who were skateboarding wrestlers. When they received a face push by having manager Wrestling/JimCornette betray them for an opposing heel {{tag team}} (Wrestling/TheMidnightExpress), the audience cheered Cornette. Amusingly, the Dynamic Dudes included later modern-day X-Pac Heat recipient Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis.

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* A classic case of this: the Dynamic Dudes, who were skateboarding wrestlers. When they received a face push by having manager Wrestling/JimCornette betray them for an opposing heel {{tag team}} (Wrestling/TheMidnightExpress), the audience cheered Cornette. Amusingly, the Dynamic Dudes included later modern-day day X-Pac Heat recipient Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis.



* Wrestling/JeffHardy received a terrible reception from the [=RoHBots=] at his initial ROH appearance. He had already antagonized the fans by making comments about having no passion for wrestling in an interview, and the fans were further antagonized by the presence of a couple hundred teenage girls in the audience who'd showed up ''just'' for Jeff Hardy. Things got worse when Hardy came out in his Willow-the-Wisp attire, and received chants of "We want Matt!". Then the match started, and it was awful, with Hardy botching nearly everything he attempted to do, and Krazy K (a trainee of Hardy's who had no other reason to even be in the match) being worse than Hardy. The fans cheered for everything Joey Matthews (who was supposed to be the heel) did and booed everything Hardy or Krazy K did. When the match ended, with Jeff winning, the fans chanted "Don't come back!"
* Wrestling/MattHardy himself had a rough start in Ring of Honor but the bots eventually took a liking to him. He fell right back into this type of heat in his second run in the form of [[HollywoodPudgy fat shaming]] but by the end of his run was again managing to get good heat, doing much to help Mike Bennett's own case of this(see below). By the time of Matt's third run he was so welcomed there weren't even any complaints when he vowed to bring back Jeff Hardy...{{ahem}}, Brother Nero.



* Kenny King got some during his return to Ring of Honor on account of his departure involving him vacating the tag team titles in exchange for a TNA tryout. During the ''Road to Best in the World'', his partner, Rhett Titus, started to pick up a little as well, since some fans were of the opinion the All Night Express had served their purpose by losing to War Machine so they could call themselves linear champions in addition to holding the belts and it was time for ANX to step aside for better teams. Then Caprice Coleman joined them, fans being of the opinion his FaceHeelTurn would be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot better served with]] a Dalton Castle feud, reuniting with Cedric Alexander or following up on Prince Nana's offer. Finally, the three men's Cabinet introduction promo "to make wrestling great again" went on so long it took away from the main event between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe, a rematch a year in the making. During the promo "This is awesome!" became "This is boring!" and ''that'' became "Wrap it up!".
* Wrestling/JeffHardy received a terrible reception from the [=RoHBots=] at his initial ROH appearance. He had already antagonized the fans by making comments about having no passion for wrestling in an interview, and the fans were further antagonized by the presence of a couple hundred teenage girls in the audience who'd showed up ''just'' for Jeff Hardy. Things got worse when Hardy came out in his Willow-the-Wisp attire, and received chants of "We want Matt!". Then the match started, and it was awful, with Hardy botching nearly everything he attempted to do, and Krazy K (a trainee of Hardy's who had no other reason to even be in the match) being worse than Hardy. The fans cheered for everything Joey Matthews (who was supposed to be the heel) did and booed everything Hardy or Krazy K did. When the match ended, with Jeff winning, the fans chanted "Don't come back!"
* Wrestling/MattHardy himself had a rough start in Ring of Honor but the bots eventually took a liking to him.

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* Kenny King got some during his return to Ring of Honor on account of his departure involving him vacating the tag team titles in exchange for a TNA tryout. During the ''Road to Best in the World'', his partner, Rhett Titus, started to pick up a little as well, since some fans were of the opinion the All Night Express had served their purpose by losing to War Machine so they could call themselves linear champions in addition to holding the belts and it was time for ANX to step aside for better teams. Then Caprice Coleman joined them, fans being of the opinion his FaceHeelTurn would be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot better served with]] a Dalton Castle feud, reuniting with Cedric Alexander or following up on Prince Nana's offer. Finally, the three men's Cabinet introduction promo "to make wrestling great again" went on so long it took away from the main event between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe, a rematch a year in the making. During the promo "This is awesome!" became "This is boring!" and ''that'' became "Wrap it up!".
* Wrestling/JeffHardy received a terrible reception
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* Wrestling/MattHardy himself had a rough start in Ring of Honor but the bots eventually took a liking to him.
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24th Mar '17 5:28:00 PM Kadorhal
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* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were [[HipHop a rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels, couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, most were less than pleasant in real life,[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested for dodging child support even though he was making $100K a year while working for WCW.[[/note]] and even with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans not taking it as an insult, Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] were an inversion of this, as they were supposed to be heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when they recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. As for the No Limit Soldiers, Konnan, Kidman, Misterio and Disqo eventually split from them to form the Filthy Animals stable, BA reunited with his brother, Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.

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* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were [[HipHop a rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels, couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, heels (and most were less than pleasant in real life,[[note]]Particularly life, too[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested for dodging child support even though he was making $100K a year while working for WCW.[[/note]] [[/note]]), couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, and even with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult insult, but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans [[InsultBackfire not taking it as an insult, insult]], Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] were an inversion of this, as they were supposed to be heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when they recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. As for the No Limit Soldiers, Konnan, Kidman, Misterio and Disqo eventually split from them to form the Filthy Animals stable, BA reunited with his brother, Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.
22nd Mar '17 8:58:52 AM PF
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* Wrestling/JohnCena is a case of not having any heat to begin with, becoming very popular, getting X-Pac Heat with both barrels, shaking it off in an odd way, and then getting it back:
** Fans were pretty apathetic towards Cena up until WWE decided to run with a Halloween joke impression he did as Music/VanillaIce, which eventually turned him into the very over Doctor of Thuganomics. Then came his first world championship win at [=WrestleMania 21=] against [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]], where a lot of people became convinced he just couldn't wrestle. Between feuds with Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/KurtAngle, his X-Pac Heat really took off. Not helping matters was his abandonment of the Thuganomics gimmick, which if nothing else had been a good source of legitimately funny smack talk whenever Cena cut a promo, replaced by WWE using him as a generic '80s-style babyface with no actual gimmick at all. His matches also became rather generic, with most amounting to him getting beat up the entire time before suddenly [[HeroicSecondWind "overcoming the odds"]] with his FiveMovesOfDoom. The X-Pac Heat died down for a while, but never completely disappeared, after smarks noticed a 2006 interview from Cena himself saying he'd rather drop down the card and redevelop his character but wasn't being allowed to. The X-Pac Heat rose once again after he became the top star of WWE. The way WWE booked almost every single one of his feuding opponents since then only served to fuel the sentiment even further.
** The highlight of his X-Pac Heat was predicted to come during his ''ECW One Night Stand'' match against Wrestling/RobVanDam. Instead, Cena acknowledged and played to the negativity, acting as an effective heel if only for one month (going so far as to proclaim he'd beat Van Dam even if the ECW mutants rioted). Cena's character is still hated by many, but mostly because it is the product of poor booking. Cena himself has a large fanbase that eats up his merchandise at rates surpassed by very few other wrestlers, none of whom have had his longevity in the company, unfortunately.
** Though as of 2011, "Cena Sucks" chants started to ring out during the shows of NWA promotions that never have and probably never will book John Cena, spontaneously, without any effort to work the crowds into it, putting him on the same level as the trope namer. Even more so after Cena claimed he would never wrestle for another promotion, saying it would be an insult to the WWE Championship during his otherwise hot feud with [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]. While some people took the line as sounding shockingly honest and felt he had the right to feel that way, [[BrokenBase others resented him for it.]]
** At the go-home show of 2013's TLC pay-per-view, it had gotten so bad that the audience practically ignored the in-ring characters and commentators' efforts to sell Cena's title-unification match against Wrestling/RandyOrton, the slated main event of TLC 2013, and instead kept chanting for Daniel Bryan.[[note]]Who was relegated to a mid-card match in the PPV.[[/note]] Only due to Cena successfully piggybacking himself onto Bryan's popularity did the crowd give any attention to that main event.
** As of 2015, he started being booked lower on the card, feuding with Rusev over the United States Championship (his first title he won back in 2004). It didn't bring him all of his fans back, but when he won the title at [=WrestleMania=] 31, he began a weekly title defense, putting on impressive matches against other mid-card wrestlers such as Wrestling/DeanAmbrose. The fans, while still mixed, are starting to realize Cena can actually pull off great matches, and enjoy not seeing him in the world title spotlight anymore. This went so far that when Cena was injured toward the end of 2015, even many smarks came to legitimately miss him, as WWE's next plan of building Roman Reigns as the next top face utterly failed and caused ratings to tank. Some even theorized that Reigns' mega-push was actually one long, convoluted scheme to finally get Cena over with the hardcore fans.
** Cena's tendency to acknowledge and make fun of the "Let's go Cena/Cena sucks" and "John Cena sucks!" chants also endear him to a great proportion of the smarkier fans. In general Cena is a strange example where his ''character'' gets X-Pac Heat (or more specifically the sort of booking his character is subjected to) but people like the guy behind it because he's talented enough to work through it, demonstrating the genuine performance abilities that are valued in pro wrestling.
22nd Mar '17 4:20:00 AM Ramidel
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* Wrestling/JohnCena is a case of not having any heat to begin with, becoming very popular, getting X-Pac Heat with both barrels, shaking it off in an odd way, and then getting it back:
** Fans were pretty apathetic towards Cena up until WWE decided to run with a Halloween joke impression he did as Music/VanillaIce, which eventually turned him into the very over Doctor of Thuganomics. Then came his first world championship win at [=WrestleMania 21=] against [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield JBL]], where a lot of people became convinced he just couldn't wrestle. Between feuds with Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/KurtAngle, his X-Pac Heat really took off. Not helping matters was his abandonment of the Thuganomics gimmick, which if nothing else had been a good source of legitimately funny smack talk whenever Cena cut a promo, replaced by WWE using him as a generic '80s-style babyface with no actual gimmick at all. His matches also became rather generic, with most amounting to him getting beat up the entire time before suddenly [[HeroicSecondWind "overcoming the odds"]] with his FiveMovesOfDoom. The X-Pac Heat died down for a while, but never completely disappeared, after smarks noticed a 2006 interview from Cena himself saying he'd rather drop down the card and redevelop his character but wasn't being allowed to. The X-Pac Heat rose once again after he became the top star of WWE. The way WWE booked almost every single one of his feuding opponents since then only served to fuel the sentiment even further.
** The highlight of his X-Pac Heat was predicted to come during his ''ECW One Night Stand'' match against Wrestling/RobVanDam. Instead, Cena acknowledged and played to the negativity, acting as an effective heel if only for one month (going so far as to proclaim he'd beat Van Dam even if the ECW mutants rioted). Cena's character is still hated by many, but mostly because it is the product of poor booking. Cena himself has a large fanbase that eats up his merchandise at rates surpassed by very few other wrestlers, none of whom have had his longevity in the company, unfortunately.
** Though as of 2011, "Cena Sucks" chants started to ring out during the shows of NWA promotions that never have and probably never will book John Cena, spontaneously, without any effort to work the crowds into it, putting him on the same level as the trope namer. Even more so after Cena claimed he would never wrestle for another promotion, saying it would be an insult to the WWE Championship during his otherwise hot feud with [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]. While some people took the line as sounding shockingly honest and felt he had the right to feel that way, [[BrokenBase others resented him for it.]]
** At the go-home show of 2013's TLC pay-per-view, it had gotten so bad that the audience practically ignored the in-ring characters and commentators' efforts to sell Cena's title-unification match against Wrestling/RandyOrton, the slated main event of TLC 2013, and instead kept chanting for Daniel Bryan.[[note]]Who was relegated to a mid-card match in the PPV.[[/note]] Only due to Cena successfully piggybacking himself onto Bryan's popularity did the crowd give any attention to that main event.
** As of 2015, he started being booked lower on the card, feuding with Rusev over the United States Championship (his first title he won back in 2004). It didn't bring him all of his fans back, but when he won the title at [=WrestleMania=] 31, he began a weekly title defense, putting on impressive matches against other mid-card wrestlers such as Wrestling/DeanAmbrose. The fans, while still mixed, are starting to realize Cena can actually pull off great matches, and enjoy not seeing him in the world title spotlight anymore. This went so far that when Cena was injured toward the end of 2015, even many smarks came to legitimately miss him, as WWE's next plan of building Roman Reigns as the next top face utterly failed and caused ratings to tank. Some even theorized that Reigns' mega-push was actually one long, convoluted scheme to finally get Cena over with the hardcore fans.
** Cena's tendency to acknowledge and make fun of the "Let's go Cena/Cena sucks" and "John Cena sucks!" chants also endear him to a great proportion of the smarkier fans. In general Cena is a strange example where his ''character'' gets X-Pac Heat (or more specifically the sort of booking his character is subjected to) but people like the guy behind it because he's talented enough to work through it, demonstrating the genuine performance abilities that are valued in pro wrestling.
11th Mar '17 8:11:05 AM Gimere
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* This was actually ''invoked'' when Kurt Angle debuted in the then-WWF. He was such a cheesy, over-the-top good guy (think Beaver Cleaver in a singlet) that it was almost painful to watch. And then he started wrestling: not "pro" wrestling, but collegiate/Olympic style wrestling, with holds even more drawn out than usual, and downplaying what few showy and impressive bits there were. This went on for ''weeks'', to the point that the fans didn't need any prompting to begin the "boring" chants, and many wondered why anyone thought bringing "the other kind" of wrestler in was a good idea. Then Angle [[FaceHeelTurn snapped under the constant verbal abuse, yelled at the fans, and changed his style into a somewhat brutal form of technical catch-as-catch-can pro wrestling]], the X-Pac Heat turned into the regular kind, and people were reminded that sometimes everything goes exactly as Wrestling/VinceMcMahon [[MagnificentBastard wants it to]].

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* This was actually ''invoked'' when Kurt Angle debuted in the then-WWF. He was such a cheesy, over-the-top good guy (think Beaver Cleaver in a singlet) that it was almost painful to watch. And then he started wrestling: not "pro" wrestling, but collegiate/Olympic style wrestling, with holds even more drawn out than usual, and downplaying what few showy and impressive bits there were. This went on for ''weeks'', to the point that the fans didn't need any prompting to begin the "boring" chants, and many wondered why anyone thought bringing "the other kind" of wrestler in was a good idea. Then Angle [[FaceHeelTurn [[BewareTheNiceOnes snapped under the constant verbal abuse, abuse]], [[FaceHeelTurn yelled at the fans, fans]], and changed his style into a somewhat brutal form of technical catch-as-catch-can pro wrestling]], wrestling, the X-Pac Heat turned into the regular kind, and people were reminded that sometimes everything goes exactly as Wrestling/VinceMcMahon [[MagnificentBastard wants it to]].



* Wrestling/MattBloom, better known as Albert, A-Train, Giant Bernard, Tensai and Jason Albert, inspired the same "Shave your back!" chants as Miguel Perez above due to [[CarpetOfVirility his Wookiee-like pelt]]. He has since done as the fans asked, and gotten himself some badass chest tattoos to boot.

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* Wrestling/MattBloom, better known as [[IHaveManyNames Albert, A-Train, Giant Bernard, Tensai and Jason Albert, Albert]], inspired the same "Shave your back!" chants as Miguel Perez above due to [[CarpetOfVirility his Wookiee-like pelt]]. He has since done as the fans asked, and gotten himself some badass chest tattoos to boot.



** Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon get this due to both their ArcFatigue and their InvincibleVillain streak against all of the babyfaces that have tried to oppose them. And HHH defeating Wrestling/{{Sting}} at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' 31 -- in the latter's very first WWE match, no less -- was just the absolute last straw for many. Furthermore, they're so hated that Wrestling/RomanReigns, whose own case of X-Pac Heat is documented later on in this page, got cheers simply by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the crap out of Hunter]], something that not even ''ten months'' of being booked as strong as Wrestling/JohnCena could do. By ''[=WrestleMania=]'' 32, it had flipped--the crowd booed Reigns so hard that WWE muted the crowd mics, and they cheered for the Authority despite Stephanie pre-empting the match by literally personally insulting the audience.

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** Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon get this due to both their ArcFatigue and their InvincibleVillain streak against all of the babyfaces that have tried to oppose them. And HHH defeating Wrestling/{{Sting}} at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' 31 -- in the latter's very first WWE match, no less -- was just the absolute last straw for many. Furthermore, they're so hated that Wrestling/RomanReigns, whose own case of X-Pac Heat is documented later on in this page, the Repeat Offenders folder, got cheers simply by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the crap out of Hunter]], something that not even ''ten months'' of being booked as strong as Wrestling/JohnCena could do. By ''[=WrestleMania=]'' 32, it had flipped--the crowd booed Reigns so hard that WWE muted the crowd mics, and they cheered for the Authority despite Stephanie pre-empting the match by literally personally insulting the audience.



* Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage received this reaction in 1999, as fans grew tired of his good guy shtick. He quickly shook it off by turning heel shortly after winning his first world title. When attacking Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} to solidify his turn, he starts shouting "Boo me now, bitch!" at the fans.

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* Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage received this reaction in 1999, as fans grew tired of his good guy shtick. He quickly shook it off by turning heel shortly after winning his first world title. When attacking Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} to solidify his turn, he starts started shouting "Boo me now, bitch!" at the fans.



* A particularly significant example came during the Mabel-Savio Vega tournament final at WWF ''Wrestling/KingOfTheRing 1995'', which was held in [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]], the heartland of Wrestling/{{ECW}}. This at a time when that promotion was at its hottest. The crowd was ''decidedly'' displeased with the tournament, which saw then-[[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWF World Tag Team Champion]] Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, that year's Royal Rumble winner Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, ''and'' Wrestling/TheUndertaker all get eliminated (Savio defeated Yoko by countout, Michaels ''drew'' Kama a.k.a. The Godfather/Papa Shango/etc., and Mabel actually pinned Taker after Kama interfered in a particularly underwhelming finish). By the time Mabel and Savio Vega faced off in the finals, Philadelphia finally started chanting "ECW! ECW! ECW!" in protest and Mabel had trash thrown at him by the crowd during his coronation. [[AnAesop The lesson? Don't go into Philadelphia with a terrible show.]]

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* A particularly significant example came during the Mabel-Savio Vega tournament final at WWF ''Wrestling/KingOfTheRing 1995'', which was held in [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]], the heartland of Wrestling/{{ECW}}. This at a time when that promotion was at its hottest. The crowd was ''decidedly'' displeased with the tournament, which saw then-[[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWF World Tag Team Champion]] Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, that year's Royal Rumble winner Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, ''and'' Wrestling/TheUndertaker all get eliminated (Savio defeated Yoko by countout, Michaels ''drew'' Kama a.k.a. The Godfather/Papa Shango/etc., and Mabel actually pinned Taker after Kama interfered in a particularly underwhelming finish). By the time Mabel and Savio Vega faced off in the finals, Philadelphia finally started chanting "ECW! ECW! ECW!" in protest and Mabel had trash thrown at him by the crowd during his coronation. [[AnAesop The lesson? Don't go into Philadelphia with a terrible show.]]



* There actually seems to be a growing issue in wrestling in which X-Pac Heat is becoming the only way a wrestler can get the fans to boo them. The wrestling fandom in general has gotten far smarkier over the years, since the prevalence of the Internet makes it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact. In turn, smarks tend to cheer whoever they find more entertaining rather than simply cheer for the face and boo the heel as the booking dictates. To make it worse, it's far easier to book a face poorly than it is to book a heel poorly, thus faces are more likely to receive X-Pac Heat[[note]]Along with it being easier to tell if it's X-Pac Heat, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]][[/note]] (as you'll see, many of the wrestlers listed on this page were faces when they received this reaction).

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* There actually seems to be a growing issue in wrestling in which X-Pac Heat is becoming the only way a wrestler can get the fans to boo them. The wrestling fandom in general has gotten far smarkier over the years, since as the increased prevalence of the Internet makes it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact. In turn, smarks tend to cheer whoever they find more entertaining rather than simply cheer for the face and boo the heel as the booking dictates. To make it worse, it's far easier to book a face poorly than it is to book a heel poorly, thus faces are more likely to receive X-Pac Heat[[note]]Along with it being easier to tell if it's X-Pac Heat, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]][[/note]] (as you'll see, many of the wrestlers listed on this page were faces when they received this reaction).
6th Mar '17 4:20:19 PM LordDynasmon
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* Wrestling/BoDallas (Taylor Rotunda, real life son of [[Wrestling/MikeRotunda Mike "Irwin R. Schyster" Rotunda]] and brother of [[Wrestling/BrayWyatt Windham "Husky Harris/Bray Wyatt" Rotunda]]) got a lot of this through 2013. In January, he was entered into the Royal Rumble where he proceeded to eliminate Wrestling/WadeBarrett (the reigning Intercontinental Champion at the time), get into a feud with Barrett about this, and proceed to go over him clean in a singles non-title match. While WWE tried to recreate Maven's infamous elimination of The Undertaker and push Dallas right out of the gate, most fans saw him as a generic, incredibly green babyface who made Barrett look bad. WWE did catch onto this after awhile and took him back to [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]]. But even there he continued to be a powerful force, winning the NXT Championship by defeating legit fan favorite Big E. Langston (an act that caused the live audience to turn their back to the ring following the victory and any other time Bo is seen). NXT capitalized on this by turning him into an disingenuous, egotistical heel that believes the fans love him even though they hate his guts. Since returning to the main roster in 2014, Dallas has been booked (quite effectively) as an annoying motivational speaker who tells fans and other wrestlers to "BO-LIEVE!" while simultaneously being patronizing and condescending. Thanks to this gimmick, it looks like he's successfully been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and has escaped his earlier X-Pac Heat, despite his midcard status.

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* Wrestling/BoDallas (Taylor Rotunda, real life son of [[Wrestling/MikeRotunda Mike "Irwin R. Schyster" Rotunda]] and brother of [[Wrestling/BrayWyatt Windham "Husky Harris/Bray Wyatt" Rotunda]]) got a lot of this through 2013. In January, he was entered into the Royal Rumble where he proceeded to eliminate Wrestling/WadeBarrett (the reigning Intercontinental Champion at the time), get into a feud with Barrett about this, and proceed to go over him clean in a singles non-title match. While WWE tried to recreate Maven's infamous elimination of The Undertaker and push Dallas right out of the gate, most fans saw him as a generic, incredibly green babyface who made Barrett look bad. WWE did catch onto this after awhile a while and took him back to [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]]. But even there he continued to be a powerful force, winning the NXT Championship by defeating legit fan favorite Big E. Langston (an act that caused the live audience to turn their back to the ring following the victory and any other time Bo is seen). NXT capitalized on this by turning him into an disingenuous, egotistical heel that believes the fans love him even though they hate his guts. Since returning to the main roster in 2014, Dallas has been booked (quite effectively) as an annoying motivational speaker who tells fans and other wrestlers to "BO-LIEVE!" while simultaneously being patronizing and condescending. Thanks to this gimmick, it looks like he's successfully been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and has escaped his earlier X-Pac Heat, despite his midcard status.
25th Feb '17 10:50:35 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter was a very popular wrestler in his time and even became a character in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe]]''. Then when the Gulf War built up, he defected to Saddam Hussein, teamed with old foe The Iron Sheik and was even given an {{expy}} manager that he initially thought was the real deal. This, along with vicious assaults on AllAmericanFace Hulk Hogan, caused fans to hate him to the point that he received death threats (especially since wrestling was still treated as real back then). As a result, Sgt. Slaughter feared for his life. So in a sense, he was getting the right type of heat but it got a little ''too'' real. After losing to Hogan and [[HeelFaceTurn turning face again]], things settled down a lot.

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* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter was a very popular wrestler in his time and even became a character in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe]]''. Then when the Gulf War built up, he defected to Saddam Hussein, teamed with old foe The Iron Sheik and was even given an {{expy}} manager that he initially thought was the real deal. This, along with vicious assaults on AllAmericanFace Hulk Hogan, caused fans to hate him to the point that he received death threats (especially since ({{Kayfabe}} wasn't completely dead yet so wrestling was still treated as real back then). As a result, Sgt. Slaughter feared for his life. So in a sense, he was getting the right type of heat but it got a little ''too'' real. After losing to Hogan and [[HeelFaceTurn turning face again]], things settled down a lot.
24th Feb '17 11:22:35 PM thecarolinabull01
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* There actually seems to be a growing issue in wrestling in which X-Pac Heat is becoming the only way a wrestler can get the fans to boo them. The wrestling fandom in general has gotten far smarkier over the years, since the prevalence of the Internet makes it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact. In turn, smarks tend to cheer whoever they find more entertaining rather than simply cheer for the face and boo the heel as the booking dictates. To make it worse, it's far easier to book a face poorly than it is to book a heel poorly, thus faces are more likely to receive X-Pac Heat.

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* There actually seems to be a growing issue in wrestling in which X-Pac Heat is becoming the only way a wrestler can get the fans to boo them. The wrestling fandom in general has gotten far smarkier over the years, since the prevalence of the Internet makes it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact. In turn, smarks tend to cheer whoever they find more entertaining rather than simply cheer for the face and boo the heel as the booking dictates. To make it worse, it's far easier to book a face poorly than it is to book a heel poorly, thus faces are more likely to receive X-Pac Heat.Heat[[note]]Along with it being easier to tell if it's X-Pac Heat, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]][[/note]] (as you'll see, many of the wrestlers listed on this page were faces when they received this reaction).
22nd Feb '17 1:26:45 PM PF
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* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were a [[HipHop rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels, couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, most were less than pleasant in real life,[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested for dodging child support even though he was making $100K a year while working for WCW.[[/note]] and even with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the West Texas Rednecks[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans not taking it as an insult, Rednecks became the official name[[/note]], were an inversion of this, as they were supposed to be heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when they recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. As for the No Limit Soldiers, Konnan, Kidman, Misterio and Disqo eventually split from them to form the Filthy Animals stable, BA reunited with his brother, Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.

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* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were a [[HipHop a rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels, couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, most were less than pleasant in real life,[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested for dodging child support even though he was making $100K a year while working for WCW.[[/note]] and even with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the West Texas Rednecks[[note]]Actually Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans not taking it as an insult, Rednecks became the official name[[/note]], name.[[/note]] were an inversion of this, as they were supposed to be heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when they recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. As for the No Limit Soldiers, Konnan, Kidman, Misterio and Disqo eventually split from them to form the Filthy Animals stable, BA reunited with his brother, Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.
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