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15th Dec '17 1:29:37 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The wrestling fandom in general has gotten smarter to kayfabe and is more interested in what doesn't happen on shows after the collapse of the territorial system and particularly during the Monday Night Wars. This in fact kicked off in part by X-Pac Heat hitting its peak, with WCW and WWF scrambling to correct the responses. Sometimes people blame the increased prevalence of, say, [[NewMediaAreEvil the internet]] making it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact but as explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI this editorial]], no matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many more who don't. What makes wrong heat look more prevalent in post territorial wrestling is partial apathy. It's often not even noticed unless directed at a face, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]], and among corrective efforts taken, improvement to the product in ring are often the last things attempted.

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* The wrestling fandom in general has gotten smarter to kayfabe and is more interested in what doesn't happen on shows after the collapse of the territorial system and particularly during the Monday Night Wars. This Wars, which in fact were kicked off in part by X-Pac Heat hitting its peak, with Heat, WCW and later, WWF scrambling to correct the responses. Sometimes people blame the increased prevalence of, say, [[NewMediaAreEvil the internet]] making it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact but as explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI this editorial]], no matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many more who don't. What makes wrong heat look more prevalent in post territorial wrestling is partial apathy. It's often not even noticed unless directed at a face, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]], and among corrective efforts taken, improvement to the product in ring are often the last things attempted. But just as a heel who no longer relies on shortcuts to win often has a successful face turn, sufficient ring work is almost always enough to dampen and even overcome X-Pac heat.
14th Dec '17 8:35:20 AM PF
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* The wrestling fandom in general has gotten smarter to kayfabe and more interested in what doesn't happen on shows after the collapse of the territorial system and particularly during the so called Monday Night Wars. Which were in fact kicked off in part by X-Pac heat hitting its peak, WCW and WWF scrambling to correct the responses. Sometimes people blame the increased prevalence of, say, [[NewMediaAreEvil the internet]] making it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact but as explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI this editorial]], no matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many more who don't. What makes wrong heat look more prevalent in post territorial wrestling is partial apathy. It's often not even noticed unless directed at a face, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]], and among corrective efforts taken, improvement to the product in ring are often the last things attempted.

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* The wrestling fandom in general has gotten smarter to kayfabe and is more interested in what doesn't happen on shows after the collapse of the territorial system and particularly during the so called Monday Night Wars. Which were This in fact kicked off in part by X-Pac heat Heat hitting its peak, with WCW and WWF scrambling to correct the responses. Sometimes people blame the increased prevalence of, say, [[NewMediaAreEvil the internet]] making it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact but as explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI this editorial]], no matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many more who don't. What makes wrong heat look more prevalent in post territorial wrestling is partial apathy. It's often not even noticed unless directed at a face, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]], and among corrective efforts taken, improvement to the product in ring are often the last things attempted.
14th Dec '17 7:22:41 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The wrestling fandom in general has gotten smarter to kayfabe and more interested in what doesn't happen on shows after the collapse of the territorial system and particularly during the so called Monday Night Wars. Which were in fact kicked off in part by X-Pac heat hitting its peak, WCW and WWF scrambling to correct the responses. Sometimes people blame the increased prevalence of, say, [[NewMediaAreEvil the internet} making it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact but as explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI this editorial]], no matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many more who don't. What makes wrong heat look more prevalent in post territorial wrestling is partial apathy. It's often not even noticed unless directed at a face, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]], and among corrective efforts taken, improvement to the product in ring are often the last things attempted.

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* The wrestling fandom in general has gotten smarter to kayfabe and more interested in what doesn't happen on shows after the collapse of the territorial system and particularly during the so called Monday Night Wars. Which were in fact kicked off in part by X-Pac heat hitting its peak, WCW and WWF scrambling to correct the responses. Sometimes people blame the increased prevalence of, say, [[NewMediaAreEvil the internet} internet]] making it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact but as explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI this editorial]], no matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many more who don't. What makes wrong heat look more prevalent in post territorial wrestling is partial apathy. It's often not even noticed unless directed at a face, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]], and among corrective efforts taken, improvement to the product in ring are often the last things attempted.
14th Dec '17 6:48:45 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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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, 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 - along with it being easier to tell if it ''is'' X-Pac Heat, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]].

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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 smarter to kayfabe and more interested in what doesn't happen on shows after the years, as collapse of the territorial system and particularly during the so called Monday Night Wars. Which were in fact kicked off in part by X-Pac heat hitting its peak, WCW and WWF scrambling to correct the responses. Sometimes people blame the increased prevalence of of, say, [[NewMediaAreEvil the Internet makes internet} making it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact. In turn, smarks tend interact but as explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI this editorial]], no matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cheer whoever they find cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many 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 who don't. What makes wrong heat look more likely to receive X-Pac Heat - along with it being easier to tell if it ''is'' X-Pac Heat, prevalent in post territorial wrestling is partial apathy. It's often not even noticed unless directed at a face, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]].booed]], and among corrective efforts taken, improvement to the product in ring are often the last things attempted.
4th Dec '17 6:05:59 AM PF
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** Of course, this is also a case of history repeating, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhq-xFcDIjI as this editorial points out]]. No matter the time or place, solid wrestling skills are the best way of getting over, and attempts to cover up a lack of it usually get wrestlers booed, and while there are some wrestlers who manage to overcome this, there are many more who don't.
4th Dec '17 6:04:19 AM PF
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* In ''Anime/SekaiDeIchibanTsuyokuNaritai'', during Sakura's 50 match losing streak, fans grow ''sick'' of her always giving up once she is put in the Boston Crab. She eventually manages to get rid of it once she becomes a {{Determinator}}.

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* In ''Anime/SekaiDeIchibanTsuyokuNaritai'', ''[[Manga/SekaiDeIchibanTsuyokuNaritai Wanna be the Strongest in the World!]]'', during Sakura's 50 match losing streak, fans grow have grown ''sick'' of her always giving up once she is put in the Boston Crab. She eventually manages to get rid of it once she becomes a {{Determinator}}.
26th Nov '17 9:00:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''December to Dismember 2006,'' the first and ''only'' pay per view exclusive to WWE's rebooted ECW brand (dubbed "WWECW" by fans). Said brand had its share of problems, such as the phasing out of ECW originals like Wrestling/{{Sabu}} (released after the first post-[=WrestleMania=] ECW) and [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] (drafted to Raw in the 2008 draft and released months later), the stricter WWE rules, the untimely suspension of the first champion of the new ECW, Wrestling/RobVanDam, the sudden release of Wrestling/KurtAngle due to substance abuse, and everything that happened with the late Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Not to mention that it quickly became a C-show to ''Raw'' and ''[=SmackDown=]''. But ''December to Dismember'', held in Augusta, Georgia, was rock bottom for the roster. The undercard had a skeleton crew of perennial midcarders and no-names like Sylvester Terkay, Kevin Thorn and Mike Knox, plus a pre-commentary Matt Striker going against one of the few ECW originals on the show, Balls Mahoney. [[Wrestling/MattHardy Matt]] and Wrestling/JeffHardy versus MNM was inexplicably added despite neither team being on this roster (and oddly, it was one of the ''only matches advertised'' besides the main event). And then Sabu was taken out backstage and replaced in the main event with ''[[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]]'',[[note]]Some explanation. Rumor has it that WWE viewed Sabu as being "useless" and Vince [=McMahon=] himself wanted Hardcore Holly to replace Sabu in the match for Lashley to have more villains to overcome.[[/note]] and the fans saw right through it. Thus, Holly joined Wrestling/CMPunk, Van Dam, Wrestling/BobbyLashley, Wrestling/TheBigShow and ''Wrestling/{{Test}}'' in the Extreme Elimination Chamber main event. Punk had quickly gotten a huge fandom in WWE, so of course he was first eliminated, to a huge negative response. By the end, amidst "BULLSHIT" and "BORING" chants, it was Lashley, an obvious CreatorsPet at the time, going over The Big Show to win the ECW title. By then, the Augusta crowd had long turned on the show, sometimes literally. The result was what fans called "the death of ECW," and the aftermath saw Wrestling/PaulHeyman leaving the company, a ''fraction'' of the usual pay-per-view buyrate (partly thanks to WWE saturating the market with many [=PPVs=] at the time), WWE ending single-brand pay-per-views, and the brand slowly dying.

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* ''December to Dismember 2006,'' the first and ''only'' pay per view exclusive to WWE's rebooted ECW brand (dubbed "WWECW" by fans). Said brand had its share of problems, such as the phasing out of ECW originals like Wrestling/{{Sabu}} (released after the first post-[=WrestleMania=] ECW) and [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] (drafted to Raw in the 2008 draft and released months later), the stricter WWE rules, the untimely suspension of the first champion of the new ECW, Wrestling/RobVanDam, the sudden release of Wrestling/KurtAngle due to substance abuse, and everything that happened with the late Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Not to mention that it quickly became a C-show to ''Raw'' and ''[=SmackDown=]''. But ''December to Dismember'', held in Augusta, Georgia, was rock bottom for the roster. The undercard had a skeleton crew of perennial midcarders and no-names like Sylvester Terkay, Kevin Thorn and Mike Knox, plus a pre-commentary Matt Striker going against one of the few ECW originals on the show, Balls Mahoney.Wrestling/BallsMahoney. [[Wrestling/MattHardy Matt]] and Wrestling/JeffHardy versus MNM was inexplicably added despite neither team being on this roster (and oddly, it was one of the ''only matches advertised'' besides the main event). And then Sabu was taken out backstage and replaced in the main event with ''[[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]]'',[[note]]Some explanation. Rumor has it that WWE viewed Sabu as being "useless" and Vince [=McMahon=] himself wanted Hardcore Holly to replace Sabu in the match for Lashley to have more villains to overcome.[[/note]] and the fans saw right through it. Thus, Holly joined Wrestling/CMPunk, Van Dam, Wrestling/BobbyLashley, Wrestling/TheBigShow and ''Wrestling/{{Test}}'' in the Extreme Elimination Chamber main event. Punk had quickly gotten a huge fandom in WWE, so of course he was first eliminated, to a huge negative response. By the end, amidst "BULLSHIT" and "BORING" chants, it was Lashley, an obvious CreatorsPet at the time, going over The Big Show to win the ECW title. By then, the Augusta crowd had long turned on the show, sometimes literally. The result was what fans called "the death of ECW," and the aftermath saw Wrestling/PaulHeyman leaving the company, a ''fraction'' of the usual pay-per-view buyrate (partly thanks to WWE saturating the market with many [=PPVs=] at the time), WWE ending single-brand pay-per-views, pay-per-views for eleven years, and the brand slowly dying.



** 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.

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** 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 [[ConspiracyTheorist theorized]] that Reigns' mega-push was actually one long, convoluted scheme to finally get Cena over with the hardcore fans.



** In the dud on the [=WrestleMania=] XX card, a match between Brock Lesnar and [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} Bill Goldberg]], Lesnar was immediately showered with boos and chants of "You Sold Out", in reference to him retiring from wrestling to play football with the Minnesota Vikings.[[note]]The fact that Goldberg was about to leave wrestling as well only made things worse.[[/note]] This continued to an extent in Lesnar's brief return to wrestling in Japan and even his mixed martial arts career after he was picked up by UFC, where he humorously decided to cut a heel style promo after winning their heavyweight belt.

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** In the dud on the [=WrestleMania=] XX card, a match between Brock Lesnar and [[Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} Bill Goldberg]], Lesnar was immediately showered with boos and chants of "You Sold Out", in reference to him retiring from wrestling to play football with the Minnesota Vikings.[[note]]The fact that Goldberg was about to leave wrestling as well only made things worse.[[/note]] This continued to an extent in Lesnar's brief return to wrestling in Japan Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} and IGF(where Lesnar had more bad matches), even his mixed martial arts career after he was picked up by UFC, where he humorously decided to cut a heel style promo after winning their heavyweight belt.
26th Nov '17 8:18:14 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After Wrestling/SaraDelRey turned heel, Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} brought in "Sweet and Sour" Larry Sweeney as her manager. Fans reacted so badly to the idea of a man being involved in the action as anything other than a referee that he was dropped after one appearance.

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* After Wrestling/SaraDelRey turned heel, Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} brought in "Sweet and Sour" Larry Sweeney Wrestling/LarrySweeney as her manager. Fans reacted so badly to the idea of a man being involved in the action as anything other than a referee that he was dropped after one appearance.
22nd Nov '17 12:48:08 AM Laevatein
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* After Wrestling/SaraDelRey turned heel, Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} brought in "Sweet and Sour" Larry Sweeney as her manager. Fans reacted so badly to the idea of a man being involved in the action as anything other than a referee that he was dropped after one appearance.
20th Nov '17 1:39:41 AM Laevatein
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* In ''Anime/SekaiDeIchibanTsuyokuNaritai'', during Sakura's 50 match losing streak, fans grow ''sick'' of her always giving up once she is put in the Boston Crab. She eventually manages to get rid of it once she becomes a {{Determinator}}.


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[[folder:Fictional Examples]]
* In ''Anime/SekaiDeIchibanTsuyokuNaritai'', during Sakura's 50 match losing streak, fans grow ''sick'' of her always giving up once she is put in the Boston Crab. She eventually manages to get rid of it once she becomes a {{Determinator}}.


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