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24th Jun '16 8:14:38 AM N8han11
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* IAteWhat: Wrestling/AlSnow's "Pepper steak" and the infamous gassy burrito given to Big Show by Wrestling/EddieGurrerro. Also Earthquake's "Quake Burgers" supposedly made from Wrestling/JakeRoberts' pet snake Damien.

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* IAteWhat: Wrestling/AlSnow's "Pepper steak" and the infamous gassy burrito given to Big Show by Wrestling/EddieGurrerro.Wrestling/EddieGuerrero. Also Earthquake's "Quake Burgers" supposedly made from Wrestling/JakeRoberts' pet snake Damien.
19th Jun '16 8:22:58 PM Smapti
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* '''[[http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship WWE World Heavyweight Champion]]: Wrestling/SethRollins''' since June 19, 2016

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* '''[[http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship WWE World Heavyweight Champion]]: Wrestling/SethRollins''' Wrestling/DeanAmbrose''' since June 19, 2016
19th Jun '16 8:21:09 PM Smapti
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* '''[[http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship WWE World Heavyweight Champion]]: Wrestling/RomanReigns''' since April 3, 2016

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* '''[[http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship WWE World Heavyweight Champion]]: Wrestling/RomanReigns''' Wrestling/SethRollins''' since April 3, June 19, 2016
10th Jun '16 8:54:18 AM N8han11
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** Whenever {{Music/Motorhead}} plays Wrestling/TripleH's theme live (they've done it several times at Wrestling/WrestleMania), Lemmy can never get the lyrics right. Does that count?

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** Whenever {{Music/Motorhead}} plays Wrestling/TripleH's theme live (they've done it several times at Wrestling/WrestleMania), Lemmy can never get the lyrics right. Does that count?



** [[strike:The Abraham Washington Show]] We don't talk about this one.
10th Jun '16 6:38:41 AM N8han11
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** Oh, gosh. Over a decade and a half ago, there was a storyline involving Wrestling/MarkHenry, [[DirtyOldWoman Mae Young]], and the latter [[{{Squick}} giving birth to a hand.]] About 16 years later on [[MilestoneCelebration RAW 1000]], the "hand baby" ''actually reappears''. [[note]]as a young man wearing a giant hand costume[[/note]]
* BrotherChuck: A case where it happened to a ''championship title''. The WWF Light Heavyweight Title was infamous for not only disappearing frequently, but also for its champions to disappear once they'd lost the belt. Towards the end of his second reign, Dean Malenko didn't even bother carrying the belt to the ring with him. When the title was finally deactivated for good, X-Pac who was at the height of [[XPacHeat the trope he named]] was champion and got injured, taking the title out of the company. Presumably, he still has the belt to this day.

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** Oh, gosh. Over a decade and a half ago, there was a storyline involving Wrestling/MarkHenry, [[DirtyOldWoman Mae Young]], and the latter [[{{Squick}} giving birth to a hand.]] About 16 years later on [[MilestoneCelebration RAW 1000]], the "hand baby" ''actually reappears''. [[note]]as a young man wearing a giant hand costume[[/note]]
* BrotherChuck: A case where it happened to a ''championship title''. The WWF Light Heavyweight Title was infamous for not only disappearing frequently, but also for its champions to disappear once they'd lost the belt. Towards the end of his second reign, Dean Malenko didn't even bother carrying the belt to the ring with him. When the title was finally deactivated for good, X-Pac who was at the height of [[XPacHeat the trope he named]] was champion and got injured, taking the title out of the company. Presumably, he still has the belt to this day.
costume[[/note]]


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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: A case where it happened to a ''championship title''. The WWF Light Heavyweight Title was infamous for not only disappearing frequently, but also for its champions to disappear once they'd lost the belt. Towards the end of his second reign, Dean Malenko didn't even bother carrying the belt to the ring with him. When the title was finally deactivated for good, X-Pac who was at the height of [[XPacHeat the trope he named]] was champion and got injured, taking the title out of the company. Presumably, he still has the belt to this day.
25th May '16 2:27:41 PM JamesAustin
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** StoneColdSteveAustin did this to VinceMcMahon with a catheter when he was in the hospital.
* TheAssimilator: The full acronym would be something like WWAWAWCWECWE.
** Since its inception, the WWE's biggest draws cut their teeth someplace else. Verne Gagne was the wizard behind most of the 80s Superstars. The Attitude Era was dominated by ex-{{Wrestling/WCW}} guys whom [[Wrestling/EricBischoff Bischoff]] fired because he [[ItWillNeverCatchOn thought they couldn't draw]]. The Aughts drifted away from WWE's southern base to incorporate some [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} East Coast names]]. Later, the company primarily poached [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]] fighters.

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** StoneColdSteveAustin Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin did this to VinceMcMahon with a catheter when he was in the hospital.
* TheAssimilator: The full acronym would be something like WWAWAWCWECWE.
**
Since its inception, the WWE's biggest draws cut their teeth someplace else. Verne Gagne with his AWA was the wizard behind most of the 80s Superstars. The Attitude Era was dominated by ex-{{Wrestling/WCW}} ex-Wrestling/{{WCW}} guys whom [[Wrestling/EricBischoff Bischoff]] Wrestling/EricBischoff fired because he [[ItWillNeverCatchOn thought they couldn't draw]]. The Aughts 2000s drifted away from WWE's southern base to incorporate some [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} East Coast names]]. Later, the company primarily poached [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]] fighters.wrestlers.



** Vince doesn't care much for high spots ("flippy shit!") or martial arts, thus eliminating the main draw of Cruiserweight Divisions. When they do appear on ''Raw'', it usually involves said Cruiserweights doing Heavyweight spots (suplexes and holds). Shawn Michaels, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, and Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr are all superstars who have figured out how to incorporate these spots into a Heavyweight-style match. Wrestling/JohnMorrison seems to have figured out how to game the system, too. Wrestling/EvanBourne is terrible at it. Most conspicuous of all was [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman X-Pac]] back when he was being pushed; a series of neck injuries forced him to wrestle like a big man, despite his small stature. NXT has a little more leeway when it comes to this style.
** Hayabusa once missed a springboard moonsault and didn't walk for a decade. Vince's strong dislike of high flying moves makes a lot more sense when you factor in corporate liability and teaching kids (many of them underage) to try these lethal moves in their backyard. And then, there is always Benoit...
** Also applies to people under Vince. Wrestling/TripleH often has the same mindset as Vince but also has called for "Wrestling/RingOfHonor-types", Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis hired bikini models (such as Wrestling/KellyKelly) and people with interest in Japanese wrestling (MVP), Wrestling/JimRoss brought in fitness models (think Wrestling/TrishStratus) and along with Jerry Brisco likes bringing in college athletes (Wrestling/BrockLesnar, [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam The World's Greatest Tag Team]]).

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** Vince doesn't care much for high spots ("flippy shit!") or martial arts, thus eliminating the main draw of Cruiserweight Divisions. When they do appear on ''Raw'', it usually involves said Cruiserweights doing Heavyweight spots (suplexes and holds). Shawn Michaels, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, and Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr are all superstars who have figured out how to incorporate these spots into a Heavyweight-style match. Wrestling/JohnMorrison seems to have figured out how to game the system, too. Wrestling/EvanBourne is terrible at it. Most conspicuous of all was [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman X-Pac]] back when he was being pushed; a series of neck injuries forced him to wrestle like a big man, despite his small stature. NXT has a little more leeway when it comes to this style.
**
style. This is probably one of the few that can be justified; Hayabusa once missed a springboard moonsault and didn't walk for a decade. Vince's strong dislike of high flying moves makes a lot more sense when you factor in corporate liability and teaching kids (many of them underage) to try these lethal moves in their backyard. And then, there is always Benoit...
** Also applies to people under Vince. Wrestling/TripleH often has the same mindset as Vince but also has called for "Wrestling/RingOfHonor-types", Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis hired bikini models (such as Wrestling/KellyKelly) and people with interest in Japanese wrestling (MVP), Wrestling/JimRoss brought in fitness models (think Wrestling/TrishStratus) and along with Jerry Brisco likes bringing in college athletes (Wrestling/BrockLesnar, [[Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam The World's Greatest Tag Team]]).Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam).
22nd May '16 5:33:28 PM Smapti
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* '''[[http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/unitedstates United States Champion]]: [[Characters/WWEReality Kalisto]]''' since January 24, 2016

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* '''[[http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/unitedstates United States Champion]]: [[Characters/WWEReality Kalisto]]''' [[Wrestling/AlexanderRusev Rusev]]''' since January 24, May 22, 2016
19th May '16 9:50:37 AM JamesAustin
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** As [[WorkedShoot mentioned]] by Wrestling/JoeyStyles, WWE's insistence upon calling the wrestlers "Superstars" (Which, to be fair, they have done since the 80s)
** Likewise, female wrestlers were referred to as "Divas" until WrestleMania 32 in 2016, despite the negative connotations the word carries about a woman being egotistical, flighty, and overbearing and/or with a large sense of entitlement. It sort of made sense in the [[NinetiesAntiHero attitude era]] but [[TotallyRadical at best]] [[TheArtifact comes off as really 1990s]] when used with no sense of irony in any era since. This even carries over to the [=WWE=] women's singles title being the "Divas championship", choosing to eliminate the Women's championship that had been in [=WWE=] for over fifty years. Somewhat averted by Wrestling/AJLee in her 2014 worked shoot on Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, where she repeatedly used the word "woman" to refer to herself and other female talent. Now it's more common for announcers and wrestlers to use "woman" or "girl" where "Diva" would have been ordinarily used.
*** With the Divas Championship renamed the Women's Championship at WrestleMania 32, the term "Diva" for female talent has effectively been retired.
** WWE doesn't have bookers, it has "writers". They don't work angles, they run story lines. The "superstars" don't have [[TheGimmick gimmicks]], but "characters", superstars don't operate in the locker room but "backstage". This started to become true to an extent, as WWE began favoring Soap Opera and Hollywood writers over pro wrestling bookers, resulting in WWE programming becoming more heavily scripted. "Superstars" are often told what to say word for word and sometimes have their matches planned out hold to hold in advance. For better or worse, WWE has effectively distanced itself from a lot of what makes pro wrestling, with some "superstars" prioritizing ''acting classes'' over tapes or training. Because of WWE's size and wide distribution, occasionally workers from other companies talk about "characters" or "writers" even if nothing of the sort is present just because WWE is so pervasive.(in fact, one can judge WWE's foothold in any given area by going to a wrestling event and taking note of how much or how little of its terminology they fall into)
** Taken to the next level when TVWeek wrote a press release about Drew Carey being inducted into the "Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame" and the WWE '''demanded''' the headline be changed because it included the words "Pro Wrestling". Read more about it [[http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/2011/03/whoaa-nellie-when-brands-go-horribly-wrong-pstvince-mcmahon-and-the-wwe-are-no-longer-in-the-wrestli.php here]]. To be fair, the WWE Hall of Fame does not represent the industry as whole so there were likely more reasons beyond simply the terminology. There is an actual independently-run [[http://www.pwhf.org Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame]] as well.

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** As [[WorkedShoot mentioned]] mentioned by Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/JoeyStyles in a WorkedShoot, WWE's insistence upon calling the wrestlers "Superstars" (Which, to be fair, they have done since the 80s)
** Likewise, from the Attitude Era until April 2016, female wrestlers were referred to as "Divas" until WrestleMania 32 in 2016, "Divas", despite the negative connotations the word carries about a woman being egotistical, flighty, and overbearing and/or with a large sense of entitlement. It sort of made sense in the [[NinetiesAntiHero attitude era]] NinetiesAntiHero enviroment of the Attitude Era but [[TotallyRadical at best]] [[TheArtifact comes off as really 1990s]] when used with no sense of irony in any era since. This even carries over to the [=WWE=] women's singles title being the "Divas championship", Championship", choosing to eliminate the Women's championship Championship that had been in [=WWE=] for over fifty years. Somewhat averted by Wrestling/AJLee in her 2014 worked shoot on Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, where she repeatedly used the word "woman" to refer to herself and other female talent. Now it's Afterwards it became more common for announcers and wrestlers to use "woman" or "girl" where "Diva" would have been ordinarily used.
*** With
used, before the term was effectively retired at ''[=WrestleMania=] 32'', with the Divas Championship renamed the being retired and replaced by a second Women's Championship at WrestleMania 32, the term "Diva" for female talent has effectively been retired.
Championship.
** WWE doesn't have bookers, it has "writers". They don't work angles, they run story lines.storylines. The "superstars" don't have [[TheGimmick gimmicks]], but "characters", superstars don't operate in the locker room but "backstage". This started to become true to an extent, as WWE began favoring Soap Opera soap opera and Hollywood writers over pro wrestling bookers, resulting in WWE programming becoming more heavily scripted. "Superstars" are often told what to say word for word and sometimes have their matches planned out hold to hold in advance. For better or worse, WWE has effectively distanced itself from a lot of what makes pro wrestling, with some "superstars" prioritizing ''acting classes'' over tapes or training. Because of WWE's size and wide distribution, occasionally workers from other companies talk about "characters" or "writers" even if nothing of the sort is present just because WWE is so pervasive.(in In fact, one can judge WWE's foothold in any given area by going to a wrestling event and taking note of how much or how little of its terminology they fall into)
into.
** Taken to the next level when TVWeek [=TVWeek=] wrote a press release about Drew Carey being inducted into the "Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame" (referring to the WWE Hall of Fame) and the WWE '''demanded''' the headline be changed because it included the words "Pro Wrestling". Read more about it [[http://www.tvweek.com/blogs/2011/03/whoaa-nellie-when-brands-go-horribly-wrong-pstvince-mcmahon-and-the-wwe-are-no-longer-in-the-wrestli.php here]]. To be fair, the WWE Hall of Fame does not represent the industry as whole whole, so there were likely more reasons beyond simply the terminology. There terminology, plus there is an actual independently-run [[http://www.pwhf.org Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame]] as well.



** Championship belts are almost never referred to as objects in the modern era. Instead, they are referred to as the "championship" the belt represents, rather than as a "belt"; ex: "John Cena is holding up the [=WWE=] championship!", as opposed to "He is holding up the championship belt!" [[note]]This led to a comical bit when Mick Foley was on commentary and slipped up, then tried to cover himself when he said a wrestler was looking at "the World Heavyweight title belt... which is representative of being the World Heavyweight champion"[[/note]]

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** Championship belts are almost never referred to as objects in the modern era. Instead, they are referred to as the "championship" the belt represents, rather than as a "belt"; ex: "John Cena is holding up the [=WWE=] championship!", as opposed to "He is holding up the championship belt!" [[note]]This belt!"[[note]]This led to a comical bit when Mick Foley was on commentary and slipped up, then tried to cover himself when he said a wrestler was looking at "the World Heavyweight title belt... which is representative of being the World Heavyweight champion"[[/note]]champion"[[/note]] If you're lucky, you'll find them referring to it as "title", but never "belt".



* {{Jobber}}: In the 1990s, it was Wrestling/BarryHorowitz. Also, Al Snow and the "J.O.B. Squad". Wrestling/SteveLombardi, the Brooklyn Brawler, was the traditional "virgin-slayer" in the 80s and 90s, just about everyone who wasn't jobbing got their first win over him. In 2008 Colin Delaney lost so often, losing actually became his gimmick. These days, the go-to jobber is HeathSlater, [[OutOfFocus although he's been appearing less often]] since his run-in with the law late 2014.
** As of 2016, Slater is now appearing more frequently on WWE television, leading a stable many consider to be the modern-day J.O.B. Squad -- The Social Outcasts. With Slater in this faction are regular enhancement talents BoDallas, CurtisAxel, and AdamRose.

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* {{Jobber}}: In the 1990s, it was Wrestling/BarryHorowitz. Also, Al Snow and the "J.O.B. Squad". Wrestling/SteveLombardi, the Brooklyn Brawler, was the traditional "virgin-slayer" in the 80s and 90s, just about everyone who wasn't jobbing got their first win over him. In 2008 Colin Delaney lost so often, losing actually became his gimmick. These days, the go-to jobber is HeathSlater, [[OutOfFocus although he's been appearing less often]] since his run-in with Wrestling/HeathSlater, to the law late 2014.
** As of 2016, Slater is
point that he now appearing more frequently on WWE television, leading leads a stable many consider to be the modern-day J.O.B. Squad -- The Social Outcasts. With Slater in this faction are regular enhancement talents BoDallas, CurtisAxel, Wrestling/BoDallas, Wrestling/CurtisAxel, and AdamRose.Wrestling/AdamRose.
15th May '16 7:40:02 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Billy & Chuck, until October 2002 when Chuck proposed to Billy and it was revealed a week later to just be a publicity stunt, giving Billy a CMOF when the reveal came.

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* AmbiguouslyGay[=/=]NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Billy Wrestling/{{Billy|Gunn}} & Chuck, until October 2002 when Chuck proposed to Billy and it was revealed a week later to just be a publicity stunt, giving Billy a CMOF when the reveal came.
6th May '16 2:17:39 AM 3rdStringPG
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** Likewise, female wrestlers are referred to as "Divas", despite the negative connotations the word carries about a woman being egotistical, flighty, and overbearing and/or with a large sense of entitlement. It sort of made sense in the [[NinetiesAntiHero attitude era]] but [[TotallyRadical at best]] [[TheArtifact comes off as really 1990s]] when used with no sense of irony in any era since. This even carries over to the [=WWE=] women's singles title being the "Divas championship", choosing to eliminate the Women's championship that had been in [=WWE=] for over fifty years. Somewhat averted by Wrestling/AJLee in her 2014 worked shoot on Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, where she repeatedly used the word "woman" to refer to herself and other female talent. Now it's more common for announcers and wrestlers to use "woman" or "girl" where "Diva" would have been ordinarily used.

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** Likewise, female wrestlers are were referred to as "Divas", "Divas" until WrestleMania 32 in 2016, despite the negative connotations the word carries about a woman being egotistical, flighty, and overbearing and/or with a large sense of entitlement. It sort of made sense in the [[NinetiesAntiHero attitude era]] but [[TotallyRadical at best]] [[TheArtifact comes off as really 1990s]] when used with no sense of irony in any era since. This even carries over to the [=WWE=] women's singles title being the "Divas championship", choosing to eliminate the Women's championship that had been in [=WWE=] for over fifty years. Somewhat averted by Wrestling/AJLee in her 2014 worked shoot on Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, where she repeatedly used the word "woman" to refer to herself and other female talent. Now it's more common for announcers and wrestlers to use "woman" or "girl" where "Diva" would have been ordinarily used.used.
*** With the Divas Championship renamed the Women's Championship at WrestleMania 32, the term "Diva" for female talent has effectively been retired.
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