* Pretty much every main event {{Face}} in ProfessionalWrestling since Wrestling/HulkHogan, and half the {{Heel}}s too. Incidentally, being a Determinator is one of the things that can make a heel a DracoInLeatherPants. It worked for Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, after all. In fact, wrestling actually has so many Determinators running around, that it actually has a contest to see who the biggest Determinator actually is: the I Quit Match, a special [[GimmickMatches Gimmick Match]] in which the only way for the match to end is for one of the participants to say "I Quit" into a live mic in front of the thousands of fans in the arena and the millions watching at home. Naturally, I Quit matches tend to be among the most brutal affairs one can see in wrestling.
** Austin lost his "I Quit" match vs. Wrestling/BretHart by passing out while in Hart's "Sharpshooter" hold, rather than submit. He'd rather deal with enough pain to make him lose consciousness than give up. That was just about the turning point...
** Later, when Austin made his FaceHeelTurn at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} X-Seven'' by selling out to [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] four years later, he was put in a cage match with the Rock the next night. At one point, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] put him in the Sharpshooter just like Hart had. This time, Austin started tapping out almost immediately and would have lost the match had Vince not distracted the referee. Symbolically taking away the thing that made him famous in the first place, this pretty much locked in Stone Cold's status as the new heel (as well as him beating up on announcer Wrestling/JimRoss).
* [[Wrestling/KentaKobashi Kenta fucking Kobashi]]. This defined him. He lost over 60 matches in a row in AJPW, was constantly pinned in tag matches, and overall was made to look like he just barely lost for quite some time. This even worked its way into his finisher, the Burning Hammer, where he was so determined to beat rival/friend Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa he had to invent a move that no has kicked out of yet.
* Wrestling/BryanDanielson, both in and out of character. He continued defending the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh/roh-h.html ROH (Ring Of Honor) World Heavyweight Championship]] for three months with a separated shoulder, just so that his StoryArc could play out properly; this included an epic 45-minute match with KENTA (who is coincidentally [[InTheBlood Kenta Kobashi's protege]]) in which KENTA spent most of the match kicking Danielson in the shoulder, only for Danielson to power through the pain and [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable become the first ROH wrestler to defeat KENTA]].
* Nigel [=McGuinness=] proves that Bryan Danielson isn't the only determinator to hold the ROH World Championship. This man, whose signature maneuvers are a wide array of lariats, tore both his biceps towards the end of his title reign. Rather than drop the belt, [=McGuinness=] changed his wrestling style to show that even without use of his biggest weapons, or his arms in general, he was still willing to defend his title in any way possible. Much like Danielson, he also defeated KENTA, also while being kicked mercilessly in his arms throughout the match. Two years later, it's still difficult to watch him crumple in pain clutching his biceps while trying to put on a memorable show for the fans.
* Who can forget Wrestling/MickFoley's Hell in a Cell Match against Wrestling/TheUndertaker. Mick's a determinator to begin with.
** Ironically, Mick's had two high-profile "I quit" matches and lost both of them. However, neither was because of the pain being too much. In the first match, the Rock cheated by playing a recording of Mick yelling "I quit! I quit!! I QUIT!!!" (from a pre-match taunt) while Foley was on his face unconscious. The second match was a loss because Wrestling/RicFlair threatened to harm Melina if he didn't quit. Caring more about Melina's safety than his own reputation, Mick obliged. (Melina promptly pulled a FaceHeelTurn.)
* [[Wrestling/MattHardy MATT. FUCKING. HARDY]]. [[Wrestling/JeffHardy JEFF. FUCKING. HARDY]]. Both of them proved to be a determinator during any time they were playing faces, in fact, in Matt's latest FaceHeelTurn a significant change was he gave up in a match as a way to prove he was no longer the good ol' Matt we all loved to watch. Before that his Nickname was 'the man who will not die'. After [[Wrestling/{{Lita}} his girlfriend]] cheated on him with [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Adam "Edge" Copeland]] and his contract expired at the same time, they waited a while before re-signing him so they could have the storyline of him taking them both on in a super RoaringRampageOfRevenge that only ended when in a Ladder match, {{Edge}} knocked him onto the ropes & tied him down while evil Ex Lita put him in a crucifix hold, literally meaning you have to hold him down & tie him to something to make him stop.
* Wrestling/KurtAngle won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics "with a broken freakin' neck!" He's only gotten more unstoppable since.
* If you've been watching Wrestling/{{WWE}} for the past few months, these annoying words should sound familiar too: [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} Just One More Match]]
* This is how Wrestling/JohnCena has been presented for the past few years: As a man who may not be the strongest or biggest, but will never ever give up even when the odds are stacked against him. He even has "Never Give Up" appear on his shirts as a slogan of sorts. This also implies real life: if he's been injured and taken surgery, expect him coming back into the ring within at least ''half the amount of time'' it takes normal people.
** It's the sole reason he won't lose any "I Quit" matches.
* Wrestling/ZackRyder is slowly working his way up: from nobody to "Internet Champion" to [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-us-h.html WWE United States Heavyweight Champion]], he worked his ass off to get far. And in the month of January 2012, he's been battered, bruised, beaten and broken at the hands of Wrestling/{{Kane}} and yet it took the Big Red Monster the ''whole month'' to get that guy down to the ground.
* As Wrestling/CMPunk once noted about Wrestling/TheUndertaker, "I know what it takes to put him down; I ''don't'' know what it takes to ''keep him down''".
** The Undertaker's embodiment of this trope is even more evident when he performs at WrestleMania. For reasons unknown (in {{kayfabe}}), The Undertaker ''cannot be defeated at [=WrestleMania=]''. Period. It got to the point that, at ''[=WrestleMania=] XVII'' against Wrestling/TripleH, Undertaker had been beaten so badly that Wrestling/JerryLawler (on commentary) remarked that the way Undertaker was struggling to do his [[SignatureMove signature sit-up]] indicated that his nervous system was basically all but destroyed by the physical damage he'd taken. Once again... ''Triple H kicked The Undertaker's ass so badly that Undertaker's nervous system was on the verge of being irreparably destroyed.'' And Undertaker won the match. It's like ImplacableMan and Determinator all in one.
* Wrestling/TripleH is also an example. In what was probably the greatest tag team match in Raw history, which also had Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit involved, he tore his quad muscles about right before he was supposed to be put in a Walls of Jericho (Jericho's signature submission hold) on the announcer table. Jericho asked him if he should think of something else to do, and Triple H told him to carry on with the spot. This probably hurt like something that would have hurt like hell, but Chris Jericho, who throughout his autobiography is not too fond of Triple H, put it best- "That right there is a tough mofo."
** This Troper remembers that match fondly and, after knowing happened to Trips during that match, made me swear to never question the man's loyalty to the business nor his will to see those things through to the end. The WWE fanbase apparently was in this mindset as well, given the return MSG gave The Game when he returned [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhFpy9p_30o]].
* Wrestling/ChrisJericho wrestles with one ACL [[note]] he tore one in 2009 and, adding to his MadeOfIron qualities, didn't need surgery[[/note]]. Independent wrestler Wrestling/{{MsChif}} wrestles with ''none''.
* Wrestling/{{ECW}}'s Wrestling/{{Sabu}} LIVES this trope. He has been cut up in barbed-wire matches, wrestled with broken bones, had some of his TEETH knocked out when he missed a table spot and only took TWO nights off, despite doctors telling him he would have needed to have his jaw wired. In his barbed-wire match with Terry Funk, he taped up his own bloody arms while continuing to wrestle.
* During a tag team match in Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling in 1977, Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher and [[Wrestling/EdFarhat the Sheik (Ed Farhat)]] cut up Wrestling/TerryFunk's arms to the point that his brother Dory Funk Jr. had to take over against both [[ForeignWrestlingHeel foreign madmen.]] Funk rolled out of the ring, got his arms taped up while in the crowd, and came back in the ring to continue the match, which the Funks won by DQ.
* The Great Sasuke was taking on Wrestling/UltimoDragon in the finals of a J Cup Tournament for all eight belts. Early on in the match, Sasuke takes a diving kick to the head. Aside from being a bit loopy for a moment, he went on to win the match. It was later revealed that he had wrestled the entire match with his skull fractured and nearly broken and he kept on fighting despite it, either enduring or ignoring the pain that had to be going through him.
* Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} once separated her shoulder in a match with Candi Devine in Kansas early in her career and ''finished the match.''
* Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith went into the main event at Wrestling/SummerSlam 92 with a raging staph infection in his knee that had taken him out of action for two months. Nobody was sure if he could carry his part of the match, but he did and he won the Intercontinental Title from his brother-in-law Wrestling/BretHart in front of over eighty thousand fans in his homeland.
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