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Bullying A Dragon: Professional Wrestling
  • "The Franchise" Shane Douglas called out Goldberg on the September 4, 2000 WCW Monday Nitro. As soon as Goldberg's music hit, Shane's eyes popped in a true Oh Crap/My God, What Have I Done? moment. Shane recruited the Natural Born Thrillers (Shawn Stasiak, Chuck Palumbo, Mike Sanders, Mark Jindrak, Sean O'Haire, Reno [Rick Cornell] and Johnny the Bull [John "Johnny Stamboli"/"Rellik" Hugger] doing a weak Ur Example of what The Nexus would be ten years later) to help him, and, even with 8 GUYS against him, Goldberg was still able to win the match.
  • NWO member Scott Norton interfered in the match between Psicosis and Tokyo Magnum on the August 3, 1998 WCW Monday Nitro. He then called out any regular WCW wrestlers for a match. "The Laughing Man" Hugh Morrus ran down, saying, "Somebody's got to do this," with manager "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart telling him that he shouldn't mess with the NWO. Of course, Norton powerbombed Morrus, thus proving Hart right.
  • Michael Cole. After his 2010 Face-Heel Turn, he's bullied John Cena, Jerry Lawler (his arch enemy), Jim Ross, The Rock (twice), Daniel Bryan, the WWE Divas (all of them), and even his own Dragon Jack Swagger (making him a somewhat literal example of the trope) to their faces. All of them could easily beat Cole to a bloody pulp if they wanted to, and half of them actually did. Cole also regularly mocked Booker T, Zack Ryder, and Ted Dibiase Jr (following Dibiase's 2011 Heel-Face Turn).

    The WWE Divas deserve special mention here. He seemed to save his venom for two very specific Divas, Natalya Neidhart and Eve Torres. While most of the Divas are accused of being Faux Action Girl Eye Candy, he decided to pick on possibly two of the most dangerous of them. Natalya is a veteran wrestler and a member of the Hart Wrestling Family. Eve is a trained Gracie Jiu Jitsu fighter, and is (in Real Life) dating a member of the Gracie Family. He decided not only to bully the two most dangerous female Dragons, he also chooses the two most-well connected.
  • In 2007, Santino Marella would regularly mock "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: mangling Austin's catchphrases, cosplaying as him while acting like an idiot, bashing Austin's movies and declaring him a horrible actor. When Austin finally confronts him face-to-face, he forces Santino to admit that he never actually watched any of his movies. Austin offers Santino a DVD of The Condemned and requests that he watch it before evaluating his acting skills, but Santino throws it down and stomps on it. Cue beatdown.
  • In the early months of 2012, Cody Rhodes made it his mission in life to mock The Big Show, calling him a fat loser and continuously showing clips of Show's embarrassing moments. No matter how many times Show catches up to him and gives him a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, he just won't stop. Come WrestleMania 28, Rhodes ends up paying the price, as he not only got KO'd by Show, but he lost the Intercontinental Title as a result. Show then returned the favor to Rhodes, showing humiliating moments during his matches.
  • Chris Jericho's debut in WWE/WWF had him interrupting The Rock. That's one thing that few superstars, let alone newbies like Jericho, have the guts to do. However, his second appearance had him interrupting The Undertaker.
  • Damien Sandow interrupting the D-Generation X Army reunion. A rare occurrence where the bully openly acknowledges the consequences beforehand.
  • During Wrestlemania 6, Bobby Heenan slapped André the Giant for losing a tag team match against Demolition. Andre went bezerk and knocked Heenan out.

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