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.
The cameras pan over the crowd, highlighting the various signs and other things the fans brought from home. Then the camera zooms in on a sign stating,FOLEY IS GOD.
Many WWE catchphrases make their way to get quoted by people who don't know the source. Statements like Stone Cold's, "That's the bottom line." Rock: "Layeth the smacketh down." Hulk Hogan's, "(name)-amania." The Undertaker's, "I'll make you famous." And, I knew that Chris Jericho had made it when I heard a cartoon character call his sister an "Ass-clown."
A Lex Luger T-shirt promo in 2005 gave birth to many memes, such as "I DON'T KNOOOW!" or "Billy what'shisname."'
Owen Hart: You're too damn selfish, and that's why you're sitting there with a bad leg! And that's why I kicked your leg out of your leg!
Bret Hart gives this meme a 4/10.
It's not even in his Top 1000 memes. Explanation Both stem from a shoot interview where he gave the Triple H vs. Undertaker match a 4/10 and said that Triple H wasn't even in his Top 1000 wrestlers of all time.
4/10? Injustice!Explanation A recurring meme is that any thing that the IWC hates would be followed by a shield attack, with the headline "INJUSTICE".
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.
"That's my title, and come this Sunday, I'll be needing it back!"
"Congratulations, I want my rematch"
Batista is pretty much Photoshop fodder at the WrestleCrap forums. For a time, they forced the nickname "Basketball Jones" on him, even automatically changing Batista's name to that whenever mentioned by a user.
/wooo/ has quite a few memes featuring the man as well. Don't drink his
When Muhammad Hassan first entered WWE, he'd interrupt other wrestlers promos and the like, always with his theme music, which starts with an Arabic ululation, preceding him. This spread to YTMND, where it became known as "Hassaning", and was used to interrupt everything from love scenes to the theme sequence from Family Matters to — AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALIYALAILYALAILYALAYLEE...
But then I realized you're just too stupid to understand the question, so I'm going to "Ortonize" it for you. ME! WANT! TITLE! MATCH!note The Titantron showed images in sequence in response to each word—a picture of himself, a picture of Cookie Monster with some cookies, the WWE Championship belt, and a lit match
Classic meme: Everyone in wrestling is Steve DiSalvo!!!!! (It started with the Diamond Studd not being Scott Hall, though, as a poster on rec.sport.pro-wrestling commented that Studd looked more like DiSalvo than Hall. It was recycled in 1992 when the Ultimate Warrior returned at WrestleMania VIII with a slightly different look. The Neidhart jokes eventually superseded it.)
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 The cover story for Generico's disappearance from the world of wrestling, and a frequently-used response to anybody who talks about Zayn and Generico being the same person.
Number 116 - Armbar
Primo and Epico are not Los Matadores.
Hardcore Holly won the 2004 Royal Rumble and defeated Triple H at WrestleMania XX to become the new World Heavyweight Champion.Explanation In reference to WWE Unpersoning Chris Benoit following his 2007 double murder/suicide.
Actually, it was Triple H vs Shawn Michaels. Michaels was out of the ring, and Triple H just started tapping for no reason at all.
Gene Snitsky won the 2003 Royal Rumble and defeated Charlie Haas at WrestleMania XIX to become the new WWE Champion.
The SmackDown Tenth Anniversary show got some laughs lampshading this by having Cole, at a party, yell out "VINTAGE SHRIMP!" when he ate, "VINTAGE HORNSWOGGLE!" when Hornswoggle played some pranks, and "VINTAGE PUNK!" when CM Punk walked into the room. Needless to say, this led to even more amused and enthusiastic meme production.
He's taken to screaming "X GOT LUCKY!" when somebody he hates beats somebody he likes.
"This meme's on fire right now. Can he keep it up? Find out as Memes: Professional Wrestling rolls on.explanation Whenever a WWE television show heads to commercial break, expect Cole to lead the viewing audience into the break with this or a similar line.
Vince McMahon doesn't just tell people they're fired. No, he gets in that very ring, calls the employee out, and says to him, "YOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU'RE FIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRED!!!!!* The WWE would like to wish you well in your future endeavors.
IT'S ME, AUSTIN! IT'S ME, AUSTIN! IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, AUSTIN!Explanation The revelation that Vince was the Higher Power brought on this deliciously hammy declaration from the man himself, further punctuated by Jim Ross' forlorn, "Aw, son of a bitch!".
Vince teaches us how to pray: "God, you don't like me, and I don't like you..."
PUSH HIM HE'S A MASTODON GODDAMNIT I'M VINCE MCMAHON Explanation Vince has a notable fascination with powerhouse wrestlers, and will often give them a push regardless of actual skill, while other wrestlers wouldn't get used as much.
Man, CM Punk, your way is not the right way. That's what's so great about planet Earth. Man if everybody was like you, I would rather live on Puh-luto.
Thumbs up to support Jeff Hardy's voyage to Pluto.
This generated one of the funniest inside jokes in wrestling history when Kevin Nash described CM Punk as "A guy who looks like the short-order cook at a Pikesville Waffle House", and CM Punk smiled and responded, "I like Waffle House, I don't know what you've got against Waffle House."
"Austin, my nuts hurt..." Explanation Jeff had won a match against Bobby Roode by disqualification when Roode gave him a low blow. Also, the guy he's talking to is Austin Aries, who had turned heel before their big match at Bound For Glory just three days later at that time.
If Austin Aries Starr does one-handed pushups, do they count as two?
If Zach Gowen did jumping jacks they'd count as two.
He's very inspirational, you leave him alone.
And now This meme is in the Royal Rumble and so is everyone else.
One from 411Mania's Wrestling Section: Did Rob Van Dam re-sign or is it a one shot deal? (That would have been dead and buried had it not been for Van Dam's one-shot appearance at the 2009 Royal Rumble.)
RVD may or may not resign with WWE. Source: Rajah.com.
What do you mean you didn't know he was in TNA? I bet you didn't hear that Demolition lost the tag team titles!
Did you boo the faces and cheer the heels? Explanation This spawned when a guy who posted spoilers from Smackdown showed more interest in getting himself over rather than recapping the show, and proudly claimed that he booed the faces and cheered the heels. He was deservedly mocked in the comments section.
CENA WINS LOL◊ Explanation An image macro regarding the predictability of the outcome of just about any John Cena match, and who's responsible for it. Has been borrowed for other stars WWE has booked as untouchable in kayfabe, e.g. "SHEAMUS WINS LOL" or "REY WINS LOL".
Daniel Bryan Danielson isn't used to the big leagues! He's only wrestled in high school gyms, in front of about 50 people!
You can't use ties in the big leagues.
Daniel Bryan is too pale and vegany to win. Sheamus is balanced out by eating meat and his gingerbread hair.
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! Explanation Stemming from Daniel Bryan's early 2012 run as the World Heavyweight Champion, where he's one to overcelebrate his victories, complete with jubilant shouting of "YES! YES! YES!"
"SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI! SI!" Explanation The Miami crowd decided to add some bilingual flavour to the "YES!" chants during an Alberto Del Rio promo on the 4/2/12 edition of Monday Night Raw, leading to this variation.
"NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!"
I AM THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!Explanation When Daniel Bryan & Kane became the WWE Tag Team Champions, the Vitriolic Best Buds took to shouting on who was the Tag Team Champions on a regular basis.
From his Ring of Honor Days: "You're gonna get your fucking head kicked in!"
Oh no, it's that peanut-headed George Jefferson wannabe and he wants us to hold on just a minute, playa.
And just for that edit, playa, tonight you'll be going one-on-one... wit DA UNDATAKAH! Explanation In 2007, Teddy Long had an obsession with putting every heel on SmackDown in matches against the Undertaker. DA UNDATAKAH refers to his accent.
And now it's gonna be... A STRAIGHT UP, TAG TEAM MATCH PLAYA!!!Explanation A similar obsession which came about in 2011 where he made impromptu tag team matches in the middle of promos and one on one matches
INSIDE A STEEL CAGE!
In Italy, John Cena's surname, when pronounced the same way it's written ("Chay-Nah", more or less), results to be the Italian word for "dinner". A few jokes were made...
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And starting this moment, from now…from this moment on, this will be the moment, starting now, of the genesis of a meme! Explanation Michael McGillicutty's overly redundant promo on the final episode of Season 2 of WWE NXT
What is a mustache? A little bit of hair grown over the upper lip. I don't have one. Nobody else here has one. But you know what? A mustache is for a real man. You see, of all the people here, I have the best mustache of them all. And if you'll give me a couple more days, I'll have a nice, thick mustache. But none of these boys right here will ever have one.Explanation Eli Cottonwood's hilariously bad promo about mustaches made on an episode of WWE NXT Season 2
He got a BICYCLE!!!Explanation One of Dusty Rhodes' most memorable quotes during his stint as a commentator. Recieved a resurgence in popularity after Hunico started riding a bicycle to the ring.
Are you okay with this for Del Rio's bio. Just asking because I know he's supposed to be a big deal, fairly quick. Explanation Prior to Alberto Del Rio's in-ring WWE debut, his bio was accidentally published on WWE.com early. The early draft included this line at the start of it, presumably put in by the writer and intended for a proof-reading superior. The IWC was more than happy to run with the line (particularly the last four words) about Del Rio.
Not even The Damn Dudleys would do this, (they would).
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM??
I SAID, DO YOOOOUUU KNOW WHO I AAAAAAMMMMMMM???
I'M. BULLY. RAY.
SHOOT MY CALVES!
Can't you see I'm on my twittah machine?
You haven't seen my brother Chris? You know, (hand) Abyss!Explanation Abyss's current gimmick, which he appears as his supposed "brother", a lawyer, Joseph Park.
You ain't on THE LIST, bro!
You're a total hamster, bro!
My favorite match is between Melina and Alicia Fox.Explanation On an episode of WWE Tough Enough, Stone Cold Steve Austin asked Ariane Andrew what her favorite match was, and she replied with "Melina vs. Alicia Fox," leading to her elimination.
Alternatively, Melina vs. Alicia Fox is the best match of all time.
I thought that honor went to "That Jackie Gayda Match"?
What's the difference between Drew McIntyre and a party? The party's over.Explanation A popular joke about Drew McIntyre that pokes fun at one of his catchphrases and his inability to get a reaction from the crowd.
If Cena Wins, We Riot.Explanation A fan sign that appeared in the Hammerstein Ballroom during WWE's One Night Stand 2006, in which John Cena defended the WWE title against Rob Van Dam.
Ryder or Riot.
Similarly, If Punk Loses, We Riot.
Then Punk and Cena team up. Either Cena wins or Punk loses.Explanation An example of a lose-lose situation for the IWC
John Morrison is Spider-Man. Also Cody Rhodes is Doctor Doom.Explanation The former is a reference to a spot John Morrison performed at the Royal Rumble in 2011 where he landed on the barricade and returned to the ring without his feet hitting the floor. The latter refers to Cody Rhodes' mask gimmick which started in February 2011
Mark "Ratings" Henry. Explanation When Henry won the ECW Championship, the ratings for the show were some of the highest ones on the show. The meme came back to life when Henry won the World Heavyweight Championship and the next week's SmackDown ratings were the highest on the last three months.
It took Mark Henry 15 years to get this meme. Explanation Edge brought up on the 9/16/2011 edition of The Cutting Edge that in the 15 years of Henry's career, he hasn't had one World Championship, whereas Edge managed 11 in his 13 years. Henry glared, and stated that the only reason Edge would walk out under his own power for that comment... was because he was right. Furthermore, the "15 years" thing turned out to be the main source of Henry's frustration fueling his ongoing Hall of Pain tear of destruction at the time.
With all due respect...ANAL BLEEDING.Explanation Michael Cole said this while commenting on an injury Jerry Lawler received at the hands of Mark Henry. Its inappropriate nature caused the term to be trending on Twitter and no less than three topics about it were made on the Freakin' Awesome Network forums.
...wut?Explanation Booker T's response to the above. Even he was caught off-guard by Cole there.
X-Pac would certainly know about ANAL BLEEDING.Explanation X-Pac tore his anus open at an independent show.
The Undertaker could chokeslam a baby and still get a face reaction. Explanation A response to someone suggesting 'Taker turn heel, with another pointing out that the crowd loves him so much they'll cheer anything he does.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Hitler had 12 million people killed and could still work as a face against Batista. Explanation Batista's 2014 return to wrestling has been extremely poorly received. WWE tried to push him as a babyface, but the crowd despised him. This resulted in practically any heel going against him managing to get over as a face, such as Roman Reigns and Alberto Del Rio (who is infamous for his inability to get over as either a face or a heel).
They sit around the conspiracy table, and they conspire!
Yes, The Miz used to wear Aladdin pants. Let it go.Explanation Late in 2011, the IWC noticed a clip in the RAW intro of the Miz during his "Chick Magnet" gimmick from 2009, even though he has worn trunks since summer of that year. People were complaining about the old intro until WWE fixed it a few months later.
Dennis Stamp wasn't booked!Explanation A Forced Meme created by the original WrestleCrap forums (now the Freaking Awesome Network forums), involving a clip from the 1999 wrestling documentary, Beyond The Mat.
If you don't got it, get it! And if you don't get it... figure it out.
John Laurinaitis is too exciting to give a shit about your GTS. Explanation When CM Punk finally got to put Laurinaitis to sleep, the EVoTRaIGMoMNR showed no emotion in his predicament whatsoever.
(iPhone text sound) I've just received an email from the anonymous Raw General Manager. And I quote...
"GOOD GAWD AWMIGHTY, THAT KILLED 'IM! AS GAWD IS MAH WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!"Explanation From the infamous "Hell in a Cell" match between Undertaker and Mick Foley as Mankind. This was JR's reaction to Foley taking an 18-foot bump from the top of the cage down onto the Spanish Announcers Table.
"That's it, he's dead." "WILL SOMEBODY STOP THE DAMN MATCH?! ENOUGH'S ENOUGH!"Explanation Lawler and JR's reactions (respectively) to a second extreme bump through the roof of the cage which did even more damage to Foley.
"That'll put a lot of butts in seats..."Explanation On the night of WCW's Fingerpoke Of Doom incident, announcer Tony Schiavone spoiled the results of Mick Foley's title match, sarcastically daring viewers to change the channel (at the behest of Eric Bischoff). They did, and it cost WCW dearly in the Monday Night Wars.
KEVIN STEEN—ZOO ENTHUSIAST!!!Explanation Kevin Steen appeared on the Art of Wrestling podcast, hosted by Colt Cabana, and said he was a zoo enthusiast. It stuck.
JESUS! Explanation The most recognizable clip of audio from this video of CZW's John Zandig cutting a rather intense and indecipherable promo. Has become a regular gag in Botchamania, usually to introduce or used during CZW botches.
#____ is now trending worldwide! Explanation The WWE's (from Michael Cole in particular) obsession with trending on Twitter, to the point that promos are actively structured around forcing some phrase to trend, and bragging about every single trending topic they get, no matter how insignificant or silly.
Bob Backlund will procure the chicken wing on you plebeians!
Also, Backlund won't talk to you unless you recite all of the Presidents of the United States in chronological order.
Has Brodus Clay debuted yet? Explanation A joke based on the hyped up return of Brodus Clay, complete with many vignettes, which was delayed by John Lauranitis to the next week...then the next week, and the next week, delaying his return weekly for over two months, before he finally debuted with a completely different gimmick than what was advertised in the original vignettes.
He's the Funkasaurus hailing from Planet Funk.Explanation The new nickname and locale of which Brodus Clay hails from after his re-debut.
And he thinks you're a fucking chicken.Explanation Clay referred to William Regal as a funky chicken on an episode of Smackdown and it was easy to mishear as this.
LARIATOOOOOOOOO!!!!!Explanation Chalk this up to a) the Gratuitous Engrish of Japanese puroresu announcers and b) their efforts to convey just how intense Kobashi's clotheslines are. This also applies to Stan Hansen's ridiculously stiff lariats.
HE'S NOT READY BROTHER DUDE JACK Explanation Following the disappointing ending to TNA's 2011 Bound For Glory where Bobby Roode lost his TNA title match against Kurt Angle despite a huge hype machine promoting Roode's rise to the top, a dirtsheet report came out claiming that Hulk Hogan personally changed the ending of the event because he personally felt Roode wasn't ready to be a star. Angry smarks turned it into the preceding quote, with it jokingly applied to up and coming stars in wrestling, and older established stars conversely described as "ready".
Bobby Roode spitting. Explanation Bobby Roode has done some spitting during some of his promos when he's pissed.
Blah blah blah Haitch Combo 2◊.Explanation On /wooo/, the Haitch Combo is posting a two part joke accompanied by the linked fanart of Triple H. The joke's punchline is often a Incredibly Lame Pun involving burials or squashing.
AM I FUCKING GOING OVER?! Explanation After website Cageside Seats posted this article on insane backstage WWE stories (if it's to be believed), the line (which Triple H allegedly asked to whichever unfortunate creative team member delivered him that show's script) caught on to make fun of Triple H's Wag the Director tendencies in his prime.
LOLTNA Explanation Disparaging nickname for TNA, mostly used on /wooo/ during particularly embarassing moments for the promotion.
#AJAll or #_____All Explanation During the Daniel Bryan/CM Punk/Kane/AJ storyline there was a poll on Raw asking fans to vote on who they thought AJ should be with: #AJPunk for CM Punk, #AJBryan for Daniel Bryan, #AJKane for Kane and #AJAll for all three of them. The ridiculous (and possibly NSFW) nature of #AJAll has caused it to be brought up any time Raw holds a Twitter poll for its Rawactive stuff. Or alternately #____All with the blank space being the object in question for the poll.
Allow me to beg your indulgence for one moment.Explanation How Damien Sandow opens most of his promos.
Thank you, for your irrelevant opinion!
You ignoramuses! Get off this trope page! Get off TV Tropes, heck, for the good of everyone else, get off the entire Internet!
Feed! Me! More! Explanation This declaration is made by WWE wrestler Ryback upon his squash matches, with fans catching on to the shout.
Will TV Tropes ruin the Tensai gimmick? Explanation Shortly after Matt Bloom, formerly Albert and A-Train, made his WWE re-debut, the FAN forums speculated about how his new gimmick would be a failure. A series of polls with these titles flooded the forum all April.
(Insert Overly-Long Gag-styled description) Tensai. Explanation A month or so after "Lord" Tensai debuted, the WWE dropped the Lord from his name, and the IWC has picked up on it and inserted replacement names whenever they refer to Tensai.
Titus O'Neil is like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado. He's unstoppable! Explanation As part of his "manager on the mic" gimmick the Prime Time Players' manager A.W. shouted the following quote in reference to the rape allegations against him from 2003. Reached meteoric levels after his firing 10 days later.
Yo mama! *throws shoe* Explanation As a distraction during another Kofi Kingston vs. Titus O'Neil match, the Prime Time Players' manager A.W. threw his shoe at Kofi Kingston while shouting the aforementioned as a distraction. Also became more common after his firing.
Yeah, I don't know either, dude. Explanation This caption appears on many entries in WrestleCrap when the previous caption ends with a question being set up. It is accompanied by a picture of Man Mountain Rock shrugging.
That's awesome on every conceivable level! Explanation The same gag as the Man Mountain Rock one mentioned above, only featuring a picture of Tiffany looking gleefully ecstatic.
Brimstone has CUSTOM BOOTS. Explanation Brimstone, a wrestler who hasn't wrestled anywhere or done anything anyone cares about, had an immense promotional Wikipedia article that lauded, among other things, his custom designed wrestling boots.
Be a STAR! Explanation Since the turn to a more family-friendly product, WWE has partnered with the Be a STAR Alliance, an anti-bullying organization, leading to fans using this in response to good guy wrestlers like John Cena or Sheamus committing acts that would be seen as "bullying".
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! explanation During every Raw, fans would speculate the show as the one that internet favorite Dean Ambrose would finally make his debut. It also doubles as a reference to the new Raw theme of the same name, first introduced on the show's 1000th episode. Also a meme for Video Game Championship Wrestling.
I'm Here To Show The World! Explanation Whenever there was a change in power at any organisation (before 4/8/13 anyway) it would be followed instantly with a picture of Dolph and his Money in the Bank briefcase.
Ryblack. explanation When NXT talent Big E Langston made his debut on the 12/17/12 edition of Raw, fans immediately noted the similarities of Langston's appearance to Ryback (except for his ethnicity), leading to this nickname for the big man.
OH I GOT THE MIC NOW explanation Big E's first promo after several weeks of being The Quiet One. It was about as awkward as you would expect.
WE ARE AWE-SOME clap clap clapclapclap explanation Those same fans during a match between Sheamus and Randy Orton. Among many other things.
WORLD'S STRONGEST SWERVE! explanation Mark Henry's retirement speech on the 6/17/13 Raw that had literally everyone believing it was legitimate, before it turned out to be a swerve when he attacked and World's Strongest Slammed John Cena when they were hugging after his speech.
Paul, say something stupid. explanation Brock Lesnar says this to Paul Heyman after boasting about being better than CM Punk in an interview segment on the 8/5/13 Raw.
Lesnar Screams Like A Girlexplanation Lesnar had a series of very high-pitched screams on the final Raw of 2013
EAT, SLEEP, CONQUER, REPEAT!
EAT, SLEEP, BREAK THE STREAK!
Lesnar's Derp Face explanation Right before breaking Mark Henry's arm he put on the most ridiculous expression on his face.
This meme is a solid B+ explanation Stephanie McMahon referred to Bryan as a solid B+, as opposed to Randy Orton's A. It is used in a similar manner to Bret Hart's 4/10.
Andre the Giant's ghost explanation The Shield's Dean Ambrose claimed that unless Andre the Giant's ghost returned to win the number one contender's battle royal, he would beat the winner at Summerslam for the US Title.
Juan of a kind! explanation After Alberto Del Rio claimed he was a Latino hero, his former manager/valet Ricardo Rodriguez said he was no hero, and introduced Rob Van Dam instead. Since Van Dam isn't Latino and his theme is called "One of a Kind" this mocking pun was formed.
JTG is still employed? explanation Every time JTG appears on WWE programming this is the reaction. Also the reaction that he stays employed after other Superstars gets future endeavored.
* "Nope." explanation Ever since The Shield's first promo on the 11/26/12 RAW - featuring IWC favorites Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins... and Roman Reigns, too..., image macros have been popping up on the internet with Dean Ambrose's face right after he gave this one-word answer to a question Michael Cole asked them in the interview... and in relation to the above meme, JTG was released by WWE in June 2014.
It's what's best for business. explanation This is the excuse that Triple H uses to justify such heel actions as screwing Daniel Bryan out of the WWE Championship and firing Cody Rhodes.
The Big Show is going to KNOCK TRIPLE H OUT.◊explanation Big Show decided to show he was going to do this by making the linked face, in which he appears to be angry, scared, and realizing he lost control of his bowels all at the same time.
Big Show, knock him out. explanation When Big Show was reluctantly working under the orders of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, the latter frequently ordered Show to knock out foes of The Authority with this phrase.
We're here. [blows out match in lantern.] explanation Bray signaling the arrival of the The Wyatt Family
DERP! explanation How some have taken the scare factor away from the jump cuts that begin and end each segment with The Wyatt Family.
Vacantexplanation When the WWE Championship was held in abeyance after Night of Champions, the WWE website used a picture of a blank-faced man to signify that the WWE Title was vacated. Right away, a @WWEVacant Twitter account was spawned, with fans embracing Vacant as the current WWE Champion as if it were a person. The meme spread over to TNA when AJ Styles was stripped of the TNA Championship just a few days after Randy Orton won the vacant WWE Championship.
Breaking News: Rey Mysterio Injured Again. explanation This meme parodies the sheer amount of times in short intervals Rey Mysterio gets injured.
Listen to the WWE Universe. Let's Go Sheamus!explanation In order to downplay a crowd blatantly chanting "Let's Go Ziggler" for the, at the time, heel Ziggler, Jerry Lawler claimed the crowd was chanting for Sheamus. It has since become popular to attribute any random chant to being "Let's Go Sheamus."
CAN I HAVE SOME DECORUM, PLEASE? explanation He expects politeness when he does it.
*whrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*explanation And he now has an elevating platform to appear out of nowhere so he can announce his bad news.
God save our queen.... explanation The theme song that plays every time Barrett's podium rises into the air.
John Bradshaw Layfield's stint as a WWE commentator has given rise to a ton of "JBL-isms", as much of his commentary is quite clearly fed to him and repeated. Most commonly, referring to Michael Cole as "MAGGLE".
THIS IS FUN TO WATCH, MAGGLE!
CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND BLACK HELICOPTERS AND ALIENS AT AREA 51!
OLE! OLE OLE OLE! FEAR THE BULL!
HE'S TWERKIN', MAGGLE!
WE'RE ABOUT TO HAVE US A FLYING (name)!
THAT'S THE SAME (move) THAT WON HIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP!
IF (what just happened) HAPPENS AT (upcoming pay-per-view), WE COULD HAVE US A NEW CHAMPION!
Antonio Langston explanation: Antonio Cesaro and Big E Langston dropped their first and last names, respectively, around the same time, leading some to speculate that Antonio Langston was about to debut and take the world by storm.
Wait and see. explanation: WWE has a long history of having long term angles with hot starts that eventually fizzle out and/or move in unsatisfying directions. "Wait and see" came from fans telling those complaining to do just that during the WWE version of the Summer of Punk storyline and ever sense it's used to make fun of WWE's generally disappointing long term booking.
Flying Nothing Explanation When a wrestler jumps off the top rope in order to eat a move from the opponent. It is intended to be a cool counter spot but usually comes off as a wrestler jumping off the top rope with no actual move in mind.
Brock... Lesnar... Is... The... One... In... Twenty... One... And... One! Explanation Paul Heyman slowly repeats to the fans about Brock Lesnar being the one in 21-1 so that they can understand.
Blackolution Explanation Some fans have been comparing the newly formed alliance of MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Kenny King to Evolution, especially since their formation came not long after Evolution came back as a stable in WWE.
Mr. T would like to remind you that he loves his momma. Explanation During his induction to WWE's Hall of Fame in 2014, Mr. T thanked his mother above all other people. In his induction speech, he said the word "mother" or some variation of it 71 times]]
Since Kane's re-masking during the Authority angle post Wrestlemania 30, seemingly everybody on WWE TV now seem to go out of their way to refer to him as "The Demon Kane", as if the entire thing were his name. Because of this, it's now pretty common to see him referred to as THEDEMONKANE.
Prior to this, he was referred to as "Corporate Kane".
"Congratulations, Daniel, on a hard fart victory."
"Tag of the Waaah!!!" Explanation On the June 19th edition of TNA, MVP, in his willingness to abuse his power as Director of Wrestling Operations, botched his line in announcing a TNA World Tag Team Championship match between The Wolves and the team of Austin Aries and Samoa Joe.
World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms with the release of Memetic Mutation: Professional Wrestling. We here at World Wrestling Entertainment wish it the best in all of its future endeavors.Explanation Explanation:The release message displayed on WWE.com; "Future Endeavors" later became part of John Laurinaitis's gimmick and one of his catchphrases.
"Leave thememories alone..."Explanation This song by Fuel, which was used during Ric Flair's retirement, became an unofficial theme song of releases and firings.
Sixty days later, "What's Memetic Mutation: Professional Wrestling Fad Metamorphosis: Vocational Grappling doing in the iMPACT! Zone?"Explanation Refers to how most people who were fired from WWE jumped ship to TNA after the expiration of a "no-compete" clause. The wrestlers would usually take a Captain Ersatz of their WWE name due to copyright reasons.
One week later, Memetic Mutation: Professional WrestlingFad Metamorphisis: Vocational Grappling: *insert gratuitous anti-WWE rant here*Explanation TNA has a de facto rule stating that, upon hiring, you must take a shot at the WWE, whether if it's deserved or not.
One PPV later, "Your winner, and new TNA champion, Memetic Mutation: Professional Wrestling Fad Metamorphosis: Vocational Grappling!THANKS FOR WATCHING
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