History NightmareFuel / ProfessionalWrestling

29th Nov '17 9:41:57 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** The Japanese heels, too. WWE aren't shy about playing up the YellowPeril gimmick for all it's worth.



** Finally, we have – [[SeriousBusiness don’t laugh]] – the Divas, and those of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras in particular. As harmless and even cute as they were supposed to be, the young women of those days displayed an aggressive sexuality that was probably very disconcerting to younger viewers raised in puritanical households or who simply weren’t exposed to that sort of thing much. [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny And for a teenage male just beginning to discover those kinds of “feelings” and having an ambivalent attitude about them, it was probably much worse.]] It didn’t matter how much of a “good girl” Wrestling/TorrieWilson was, because [[GoodBadGirl she was still dead-set on getting you to lust after her]]. Not to mention the, uh, ''physical'' features of the Divas, which could be downright grotesque to innocent minds squeamish about nudity and such. Just think of Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Fully Loaded'' in 1998. (“Mommy, why is that lady’s chest falling off? And why is it changing color?”)

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** Finally, we have – [[SeriousBusiness don’t laugh]] – the Divas, and those of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras in particular. As harmless and even cute as they were supposed to be, the young women of those days displayed an aggressive sexuality that was probably very disconcerting to younger viewers raised in puritanical households or who simply weren’t exposed to that sort of thing much. [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny And for a teenage male just beginning to discover those kinds of “feelings” and having an ambivalent attitude about them, it was probably much worse.]] It didn’t matter how much of a “good girl” Wrestling/TorrieWilson was, because [[GoodBadGirl she was still dead-set on getting you to lust after her]]. Not to mention the, uh, ''physical'' features of the Divas, which could be downright grotesque to innocent minds [[PleasePutSomeClothesOn squeamish about nudity and such.such]]. Just think of Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Fully Loaded'' in 1998. (“Mommy, why is that lady’s chest falling off? And why is it changing color?”)
29th Nov '17 9:29:24 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Finally, we have – [[SeriousBusiness don’t laugh]] – the Divas, and those of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras in particular. As harmless and even cute as they were supposed to be, the young women of those days displayed an aggressive sexuality that was probably very disconcerting to younger viewers raised in puritanical households or who simply weren’t exposed to that sort of thing much. [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny And for a teenage male just beginning to discover those kinds of “feelings” and having an ambivalent attitude about them, it was probably much worse.]] It didn’t matter how much of a “good girl” Wrestling/TorrieWilson was, because [[TheVamp she was still dead-set on getting you to lust after her]]. Not to mention the, uh, ''physical'' features of the Divas, which could be downright grotesque to innocent minds squeamish about nudity and such. Just think of Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Fully Loaded'' in 1998. (“Mommy, why is that lady’s chest falling off? And why is it changing color?”)

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** Finally, we have – [[SeriousBusiness don’t laugh]] – the Divas, and those of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras in particular. As harmless and even cute as they were supposed to be, the young women of those days displayed an aggressive sexuality that was probably very disconcerting to younger viewers raised in puritanical households or who simply weren’t exposed to that sort of thing much. [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny And for a teenage male just beginning to discover those kinds of “feelings” and having an ambivalent attitude about them, it was probably much worse.]] It didn’t matter how much of a “good girl” Wrestling/TorrieWilson was, because [[TheVamp [[GoodBadGirl she was still dead-set on getting you to lust after her]]. Not to mention the, uh, ''physical'' features of the Divas, which could be downright grotesque to innocent minds squeamish about nudity and such. Just think of Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Fully Loaded'' in 1998. (“Mommy, why is that lady’s chest falling off? And why is it changing color?”)
29th Nov '17 4:37:53 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Wrestling/TripleH. Sure, he's [[CartoonishSupervillainy a comically despicable, often cowardly blowhard]]. But his affinity for skulls (and, at one ''{{WrestleMania}}'', [[TheTerminator Terminator]]obots) and the extreme surrealism and mercilessness of his entrance theme "The Game" all but guarantees that many children will have a strong aversion to him.

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** Wrestling/TripleH. Sure, he's [[CartoonishSupervillainy a comically despicable, often cowardly blowhard]]. But his affinity for skulls (and, at one ''{{WrestleMania}}'', [[TheTerminator Terminator]]obots) Terminator]] robots) and the extreme surrealism and mercilessness of his entrance theme "The Game" all but guarantees that many children will have a strong aversion to him.
29th Nov '17 4:37:08 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Wrestling/TripleH. Sure, he's [[CartoonishSupervillainy a despicably comical, often cowardly blowhard]]. But his affinity for skulls (and, at one ''{{WrestleMania}}'', Terminator robots) and the extreme surrealism and mercilessness of his entrance theme "The Game" all but guarantees that many children will have a strong aversion to him.

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** Wrestling/TripleH. Sure, he's [[CartoonishSupervillainy a despicably comical, comically despicable, often cowardly blowhard]]. But his affinity for skulls (and, at one ''{{WrestleMania}}'', Terminator robots) [[TheTerminator Terminator]]obots) and the extreme surrealism and mercilessness of his entrance theme "The Game" all but guarantees that many children will have a strong aversion to him.
29th Nov '17 4:36:06 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Finally, we have – [[SeriousBusiness don’t laugh]] – the Divas, and those of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras in particular. As harmless and even cute as they were supposed to be, the young women of those days displayed an aggressive sexuality that was probably very disconcerting to younger viewers raised in puritanical households or who simply weren’t exposed to that sort of thing much. [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny And for a teenage male just beginning to discover those kinds of “feelings” and having an ambivalent attitude about them, it was probably much worse.]] It didn’t matter how much of a “good girl” Wrestling/TorrieWilson was, because she was still dead-set on getting you to lust after her. Not to mention the, uh, ''physical'' features of the Divas, which could be downright grotesque to innocent minds squeamish about nudity and such. Just think of Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Fully Loaded'' in 1998. (“Mommy, why is that lady’s chest falling off? And why is it changing color?”)

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** Finally, we have – [[SeriousBusiness don’t laugh]] – the Divas, and those of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras in particular. As harmless and even cute as they were supposed to be, the young women of those days displayed an aggressive sexuality that was probably very disconcerting to younger viewers raised in puritanical households or who simply weren’t exposed to that sort of thing much. [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny And for a teenage male just beginning to discover those kinds of “feelings” and having an ambivalent attitude about them, it was probably much worse.]] It didn’t matter how much of a “good girl” Wrestling/TorrieWilson was, because [[TheVamp she was still dead-set on getting you to lust after her.her]]. Not to mention the, uh, ''physical'' features of the Divas, which could be downright grotesque to innocent minds squeamish about nudity and such. Just think of Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Fully Loaded'' in 1998. (“Mommy, why is that lady’s chest falling off? And why is it changing color?”)
29th Nov '17 4:34:25 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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Here’s one with an undeniable RealitySubtext undercurrent: Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield. For older children or young teenagers in particular, the whiff of [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny crooked populism and even fascism]] that hung over JBL could be quite chilling, especially [[BitchInSheepsClothing the contrast between his wholesome, all-American façade and his ruthless behavior in the ring and elsewhere]]. One could be forgiven for feeling deeply suspect about politicians and certain other authority figures after watching JBL (which was rather the point). The real-world occurrence of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment certain individuals]] very much like Layfield throughout American history does not help matters.

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** Here’s one with an undeniable RealitySubtext undercurrent: Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield. For older children or young teenagers in particular, the whiff of [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny crooked populism and even fascism]] that hung over JBL could be quite chilling, especially [[BitchInSheepsClothing the contrast between his wholesome, all-American façade and his ruthless behavior in the ring and elsewhere]]. One could be forgiven for feeling deeply suspect about politicians and certain other authority figures after watching JBL (which was rather the point). The real-world occurrence of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment certain individuals]] very much like Layfield throughout American history does not help matters.
29th Nov '17 4:33:42 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** Goldust. For all intents and purposes, he’s a man made out of gold. Sure, there are quite a few child-friendly “metal-men” out there ([[TheWizardOfOz the Tin Man]], [[StarWars C-3PO]]). But if you get nervous around those [[EnemyMime “living-statue” mime artists]], Goldie will ''not'' make you very comfortable. His brother [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Stardust]], who wore silver makeup, was even more bizarre.
** Doink the Clown. [[MonsterClown He’s got a white face, a red nose, and green hair – so what more needs to be said?]]
Here’s one with an undeniable RealitySubtext undercurrent: Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield. For older children or young teenagers in particular, the whiff of [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny crooked populism and even fascism]] that hung over JBL could be quite chilling, especially [[BitchInSheepsClothing the contrast between his wholesome, all-American façade and his ruthless behavior in the ring and elsewhere]]. One could be forgiven for feeling deeply suspect about politicians and certain other authority figures after watching JBL (which was rather the point). The real-world occurrence of [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment certain individuals]] very much like Layfield throughout American history does not help matters.
** Or how about Mordecai? Or Muhammad Hassan? Religious fanaticism can get icky.
** Finally, we have – [[SeriousBusiness don’t laugh]] – the Divas, and those of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras in particular. As harmless and even cute as they were supposed to be, the young women of those days displayed an aggressive sexuality that was probably very disconcerting to younger viewers raised in puritanical households or who simply weren’t exposed to that sort of thing much. [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny And for a teenage male just beginning to discover those kinds of “feelings” and having an ambivalent attitude about them, it was probably much worse.]] It didn’t matter how much of a “good girl” Wrestling/TorrieWilson was, because she was still dead-set on getting you to lust after her. Not to mention the, uh, ''physical'' features of the Divas, which could be downright grotesque to innocent minds squeamish about nudity and such. Just think of Wrestling/{{Sable}} at ''Fully Loaded'' in 1998. (“Mommy, why is that lady’s chest falling off? And why is it changing color?”)
29th Nov '17 4:03:45 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* There are, of course, various wrestling characters intentionally designed to frighten people: Wrestling/TheUndertaker, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/{{Sting}}. But that doesn't mean the squared circle does not offer up some more unexpected and even subtle menaces.
** The Great Khali. It's easy to forget in light of his being a comedy act for most of his career, but there was a time when the Punjabi giant was practically a monster in the most literal sense of the word. As if his extreme height and bulk weren't terrifying enough, there were also his [[PsychopathicManchild freakish simple-mindedness]], nigh-uncontrollable rage, "spooky" Hindu ring music, and of course his ability to all but crush a human's skull with his bare hands.
** Wrestling/TripleH. Sure, he's [[CartoonishSupervillainy a despicably comical, often cowardly blowhard]]. But his affinity for skulls (and, at one ''{{WrestleMania}}'', Terminator robots) and the extreme surrealism and mercilessness of his entrance theme "The Game" all but guarantees that many children will have a strong aversion to him.
** Chief Jay Strongbow and Tatanka probably disturbed some who grew up on cultural stereotypes of TheSavageIndian. [[HellIsThatNoise That war-whooping can get under one's skin.]]
29th Nov '17 3:54:08 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** It's not just his freakish appearance, his apelike movements and his ability to appear out of smoke. Arguably the absolute worst thing about the Boogeyman is that, despite being not so much evil as a SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp (stalking Superstars, [[SuperPersistentPredator often particular ones]], relentlessly), ''[[SociopathicHero he's depicted as a face'']].
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** Just as frighting; his savage beatdown on Randy Orton two years later at Summerslam 2016. It was a very hard match to watch especially the finish. From the crowd going silent to the fact that Orton had a piece of his forehead flapping around after the beating it was perhaps the most visceral images in the modern era of the WWE.
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