Memes: Professional Wrestling

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Even the world of wrestling is not safe from memes, most of which were started either by WrestleCrap and their original Message Board (now the Freakin Awesome Network forums), or their rivals over at 420chan's /wooo/, or occasionally, fresh out of Botchamania.


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    General 

  • One common in some wrestling boards is to post a picture of a promotions' booker looking smug, sometimes subtitled "Problem, IWC?" when insane booking decisions come up. Vince McMahon and Vince Russo are most common.
  • Professional wrestling fandom's favorite Butt Monkey, Kent Jones, the self-proclaimed YouTube "shooter".
  • SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap* SUPER DRAGON! * clap clap clap*
    • OH SHI-
      • SUPER DRAGON! *SHUT THE FUCK UP!* SUPER DRAGON! *SHUT THE FUCK UP!* SUPER DRAGON!
  • Then there's the tendency of some commentators to talk like living thesauruses. ("[Name] has been completely embarrassed....and humiliated!")
  • You've still got it! Explanation 
  • Curry Man is not Christopher Daniels.
    • Ricochet is not Helios.
    • Eric Young is not Super Eric.
    • Hulk Hogan was not Mr. America, brother.
    • Shane Helms was not The Hurricane.
    • Christopher Daniels is not Suicide... anymore.
      • And neither is Kaz.
    • Giant Machine is not André the Giant.
      • It could be Giant Baba.
      • Super Strong Machine is not Junji Hirata.
    • The Badd Boys are not Jagged and Shane Matthews. in Inter Species Wrestling, anyway.
    • Chief Morley is not Val Venis.
    • R-Truth is not K-Kwik.
    • The Miz is not the Calgary Kid.
    • Juan Cena is not John Cena.
    • Amazing Red is not Sangriento.
    • (Lord) Tensai is not Albert/A-Train.
    • Sin Cara Negro is not, was not, and will never be Hunico.
    • Ryback is not Skip Sheffield.
    • Ricardo Rodriguez is not El Local.
      • Nor is he Chimaera
    • Fandango is not Johnny Curtis.
    • Damien Sandow is not Idol Stevens.
    • Curtis Axel is not Michael McGillicutty
    • Bray Wyatt is not Husky Harris.
    • Sami Zayn is not El Generico (and we'll likely never know who was).
      • El Generico has retired from wrestling and is running an orphanage in Tijuana. Explanation 
      • Number 116 - Armbar
    • Primo and Epico are not Los Matadores.
  • And, let us never forget that Sho Funaki and Taka Michinoku are EEEEEEEEVIL~!
  • * CORNETTE FACE*
  • MINUS! FIVE! STARS!
  • Yeah, I don't know either, dude. Explanation 
    • That's awesome on every conceivable level! Explanation 
    • Dennis Stamp wasn't booked!Explanation 
  • Non-western example. The wrestler Hard Gay is memetic both in Japan and overseas. HOOOOOOOOOOOO~!

    AWA 

  • Baron von Raschke's "That is all the people need to know."

    NWA 

  • "IT'S STILL REAL TO ME DAMMIT~!" as bellowed by an tearful, overenthusiastic fan at an NWA press conference.
    • That guy is known as KongaDave, and he occasionally posts at the WrestleCrap forums.
      • Became an Ascended Meme thanks to his Web Redemption on Tosh.0.
  • Iceman King Parsons: "Like Mama says, it be's that way sometimes. MERCY!"

    All Japan / New Japan 

  • Anything to do with Kenta Kobashi and "burning," "chops," and/or "cancer." Especially him defeating his own cancer (in actuality a tumor which cost him his right kidney) with wrestling moves.
  • LARIATOOOOOOOOO!!!!!Explanation 

    WCW 

    WWE 

    FMW 

  • Besides being the trope namer for Garbage Wrestler, Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling also gave rise to the notion that Japanese tables were indestructible.note 

    ECW 

    CZW 

  • JESUS! Explanation 

    ROH 

  • "WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT SHRIMP COCKTAIL, HANH?" Explanation 
  • lol ill pretend u said 18

    TNA 

  • Kennedy...AAANNNDERRRRSON!
    • MISTEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! ANDERSON!
    • ...
    • ...
    • ...ANDERSON!
      • And now we wait for The Matrix jokes.
      • It is inevitable, Mr. Anderson.
      • Matrix Jokes? INJUSTICE!
  • Rellik is Killer spelled backwards.
    • Which, in the hands of Smart Marks, mutated into "Rebboj is Jobber spelled backwards."
  • You ain't on THE LIST, bro!
    • You're a total hamster, bro!
    • OHH! (fist-pumps)
  • Bobby Lashley: "You say your name is Finlay and you love to fight? I say your name is Finlay and you're a bath-turd!"
    • Also, if it's ever been a Lolcat, expect it to be associated with Lashley. Especially Pokemon-related ones.
      • And what does Lashley think of all this? Does he like it? NOOOOO!!!
  • Soon a surprise is coming to TNA Impact Wrestling that will change it on every level FOREVER!!!
    • Repeat every four to six weeks.
  • The Impact Zone thinks this is bullshit!
  • Any reaction from TNA color commentator Don West:
    Don West: DID YOU SEE THAT?! DID YOU SEE THAT?! PELE! PELE! HE HIT THE PELE! FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!
    • The smarks would strike again, as one sign could clearly be seen that read, "YES, DON WEST, WE DID SEE THAT."
      • YOU SELFISH PRICK!
    • And, of course Mike Tenay has to answer every "This is awesome!" chant with a "You're DAMN RIGHT this is awesome!"
    • Let us not forget Tazz and his desire to "Let the pigeons LOOSE!"
  • "What is [insert real name or similar ring name of a well-known wrestler who recently left WWE] doing in the Impact Zone?"
  • TNA Knockout Champion Taylor Wilde was so underpaid she works at Sunglasses Hut.
  • Death puns and TNA, and or demands that Sabu return to TNA with a new gimmick called Genocide, after Homicide "cashed in" his feast or fired briefcase on Suicide. TNA has since renamed Suicide Manik, perhaps to try and cut back on this.
    • Which is funny, since ECW billed Sabu as being "homicidal, genocidal, and suicidal."
  • Lil Kaval is the only reason for some TNAExplanation 
  • You haven't seen my brother Chris? You know, (hand) Abyss!Explanation 
  • "Tag of the Waaah!!!" Explanation 
  • HE'S NOT READY BROTHER DUDE JACK Explanation 
    • Bobby Roode spitting. Explanation 
    • Bobby Rooooooo!!!
  • LOLTNA Explanation 
    • "Did I use the tacks?"

      Sixty days later, "What's Memetic Mutation: Professional Wrestling Fad Metamorphosis: Vocational Grappling doing in the iMPACT! Zone?"Explanation 

      One week later, Memetic Mutation: Professional Wrestling Fad Metamorphisis: Vocational Grappling: *insert gratuitous anti-WWE rant here*Explanation