* [[DoNotCallMePaul They don't play characters]], they have ''[[TheGimmick gimmicks]]''. Not a villain, a {{heel}}, [[RootingForTheEmpire crowd responses]] [[DracoInLeatherPants trump actions]] (inversely {{face}} for the [[RonTheDeathEater same]] [[GoodIsBoring reasons]]). Not a storyline, just an idea to hook the audience that the wrestlers largely improve as they go, its an ''angle''. Little is written besides names in a book, they're ''bookers''. Those examples are somewhat {{justified| trope}}, the insistence on calling backstage "the locker room" or simply "the back" is the trope played straight. Just because pro wrestling is showbiz [[TropesAreNotBad doesn't mean]] you have to be [[{{Kayfabe}} open about it]].
* Pro wrestling isn't "fake". You can call it anything else (scripted, simulated, worked, ect) but fake will upset people, sometimes fans more than the athletes themselves.
* Some wrestlers, such as Wrestling/RicFlair, have gotten away from some traditional terms like "heel", preferring to be called "bad guy" now that "[[TheMark marks]]" know it. Fans are marks because they get hooked by angles but some fans identify as {{smark}}s, since they know pro wrestling is show business. The argument here is that marks still get worked and the only "smarts" are those who have worked in the industry and thus intimately know how to work marks.
* Within ''Wrestling/{{WWE}}'', the people who wrestle are not "wrestlers", they're "superstars", and female wrestlers are called "divas". And the titles they wrestle for are not "belts", they're "championships". They don't have bookers, they have "writers", they 'write' 'compelling' "story lines" instead of work angles. They have full on "characters" in place of simple gimmicks.(on the creative front, some of that is coming true, for better or worse) Nor are "wrestling fans" called such; they're the "WWE Universe". Also, it's not even called pro-wrestling anymore, it's "sports entertainment"... or at least, it was. "Sports" has been put in the banned list too, so now it's just "entertainment" or "action soap opera". And they don't even have "athletes" or "sportsmen", but "entertainers with tremendous athletic prowess". Wrestling/VinceMcMahon doesn't seem to like to be reminded that he runs a professional wrestling company. This has led to a fun game of LoopholeAbuse with rival company Wrestling/{{TNA}}. A few [=TNA=] fansites have begun to claim that Wrestling/{{TNA}} is now the number one wrestling company in the world, since Wrestling/{{WWE}} is fighting the world "wrestling" at every turn. Over the past decade or so, anyone whose seen to be particularly rebellious or anti-establishment within WWE (ex: Wrestling/JoeyStyles, Wrestling/ChrisJericho, Wrestling/CMPunk) will make fun of the term "sports entertainment", boldly emphasize "wrestling", or simply do both. Interestingly, many of these people have some significant connection to {{Wrestling/ECW}}. On the flip side, other wrestling companies who don't even have "writers" or such have fallen into using WWE terminology [[GotMeDoingIt just because WWE is so insistent it starts to wear off.]]
* Newsletters (such as ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter'') are referred to exclusively as "dirtsheets" or "inside trade papers" depending on whether the person is portrayed in a negative or positive light or what information is being reported.
* Similar to, and possibly the inspiration for, the ''Grinch'' movie example elsewhere, is wrestler [[Wrestling/RoddyPiper "Rowdy" Roddy Piper]]. Piper is legitimately of Scottish descent, and often wears a traditional kilt to the ring. Of course, his opponent will invariably comment about how he doesn't want to wrestle someone in a "skirt". Piper's response: "It's not a skirt, it's a kilt!", [[BerserkButton followed by some serious pummeling]]. The apex of this came at the 1992 Royal Rumble, where "broadcast journalist" [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan Bobby "The Brain" Heenan]] was openly rooting for [[Wrestling/RicFlair Ric Flair]] and mocking Piper at every turn, until Piper saved Flair from an attack.
-->'''Heenan''': It's a kilt. It's not a skirt, it's a kilt!\\
(30 seconds later, Piper attacks Flair)\\
'''Heenan''': YOU SKIRT-WEARING FREAK! It's not a kilt, it's a skirt!
* 237 lbs? Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose is a slim 217, thank you.
* Wrestling/UltimateWarrior's arm tassels are "Belief Banners"
* Weapons that aren't supposed to be used in a wrestling match are commonly called "foreign objects". During a period of time in which Wrestling/{{WCW}} was trying to present itself as a cleaner and more tolerant alternative to the WWF, these were renamed "international objects" because standards and practices didn't like that use of the word "foreign". This came about due to a miscommunicated directive to all Turner divisions (most specifically, [=CNN=]) to replace speaking instances of the word "foreign" with "international" in a news context. Nobody at WCW thought to get the directive rescinded in their case, and since they were in the middle of a financial downward spiral, it was easier just to go along with it.
* Bryan Alvarez insists on calling wrestling moves by the [[NameOfPower name he finds to be the coolest]], directly in the face of proper context at times. Who cares who invented it, the STO is still the [[Wrestling/{{Edge}} Downward Spiral]] to him. What, they're kind of different moves? He's still going to call the [[Wrestling/BethPhoenix Glam Slam]] a [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Bitch Clamp]]! [[NoYOu No, you're the one who'd best learn the difference!]]
* Every suplex is a Wrestling/{{Tazz}}plex when done by Tazz.
* Wrestling/MichaelCole has a tendency to substitute "skull" for head and "spine" for back, no matter how accurate or relevant the wording might actually be. In this sense, the ''Smackdown vs Raw'' games are better than his usual broadcast work, as he will be more likely to say "squeezing down on the head" or "small of the back".
* TNA doesn't do GimmickMatches, it showcases ''Concept'' Matches.
* Wrestling/JillianHall did not have a wart, mole, growth, tumor or rice cake! Just a blemish!
* What's this? Why does TV Tropes have no pages with text about Osamu Nishimura? We know not this person you speak of. Perhaps you meant Mr. Muga?
* A certain someone has a tendency to demand a certain introduction when [[ForeignWrestlingHeel in certain venues]], emphases italicized "Standing at 5 foot 5 Inches ''of perfection'', weighing in at 120 ''perfect'' pounds, she is from ''the most perfect city in the world'', Lisbon ''in the great nation of'' Portugal, ''Portugal's Perfect Athlete'', SHANNA!
* Forget everything you know about The Addiction and especially don't bring up anything about Wrestling/{{Fortune}} or Bad Influence. The [[Wrestling/BobbyRoode Extraordinary]] Gentlemen's [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Organization]] is an ''entirely'' new alliance!
* Former WWE [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Authority figure]] Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis seemed to make it fit to refer to himself (and have everyone call him) as "Mr. John Laurinaitis, Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw." Later it became "General Manager of both Raw and Smackdown".
* The X-Box 360 Lucha Libre game had the {{tag line}} "It's not pro wrestling! It's Lucha Libre!" Never mind the terms are often used interchangeably in the industry itself, such as the World Wrestling League. Even arguing "Lucha Libre" and "Pro Wrestling" are different is a generalization as there are, several different styles of "Lucha Libre" and "Pro Wrestling".
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