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Radar: Professional Wrestling
  • Crossed with a Bilingual Bonus: In 1988, the Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) turned heel and sided with manager "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart and renamed themselves the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers. They claimed to be from Hart's hometown of Memphis, TN and carried little American flags around. Their self-sung theme song, "All American Boys", included the lyrics,"On peut pas les sentir/Dans le monde ils sont les pires/On aime les faire facher quand qu'on dit We love the USA" The French lyrics translated to "We can't stand them/They are the worst in the world/We like to anger them when we say 'We love the USA'." This elevated what may have appeared to be a standard Funny Foreigner act to something nastier for the benefit of French-speaking fans.* "Exotic" Adrian Street was a master of this trope. MANY examples could be given, but this is a very good place to start.
  • WWE may have gone PG in 2008 but that hasn't stopped them from pushing the limits every now and then.
    • For instance, some fights now tend to have some blood spilled (Brock Lesnar getting a huge gash in his head from getting rammed headfirst into the steel cornerpost and having blood drip down all the way to his chest in 2013 was a highlight), and there are quite a few uses of words such as "ass" and "bitch".
  • Santino Marella to Beth Phoenix: "When we were together, I faked every organism!"
  • When Santino tries to do the splits (attempting to copy Melina's entrance) and fails, Beth can be heard screaming "Why there, God! Of all places, why there!"
  • The Divas' Costume Contest at Cyber Sunday 2008 took place just after the PG switch, featuring Kelly Kelly dressed as a sailor saying "I'll let you sail my boat any day" and Tiffany as a nun saying "I will personally take you to heaven".
  • Even before the PG switch Kayfabe brother and sister Paul and Katie Lea Burchill had a debut promo with Katie calling Paul the most beautiful man in the world and Paul saying "it's every brother's dream to make his little sister happy. And whatever Katie wants, Katie gets". The angle got dropped before it could get out of hand.
  • The Jerry Springer segment in 2010 had Kelly Kelly saying she was pregnant but when Santino was sleeping she needed someone to finish the job. And Jerry Springer says to Jerry Lawler "don't you usually pick up your girls during Recess?" (an Actor Allusion to Lawler's reputation with underage girls).
  • Alicia Fox and Melina actually kissed in front of a PG audience. Ditto for William Regal and Zack Ryder, though this was Played for Laughs. Similarly, on the 2009 Christmas Episode of Raw, December 22, 2009, guest host New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon found himself under the mistletoe with wrestling's all-time Drill Sergeant Nasty Sgt Slaughter, who said, with a completely straight face though in a more subdued tone, "Don't ask don't tell."
  • From another Divas' Halloween costume contest:
    AJ Lee: I am a Ninja Turtle.
    Matt Striker: Well you're certainly giving me a splinter.
    • And earlier we have Striker flirting with Maxine in an Ice Queen costume saying "you can certainly melt that outfit" and Maxine says "do you know what cold water does to a man, Striker?" and Matt then shuffles away with his hands cupped around his area.
  • The NXT kissing contest had Matt Striker sarcastically say to Kaitlyn "Yes, I know this is the first time you ever kissed two people in the same night." Kaitlyn begins wailing, "It is! Please believe me!"
  • During an I Quit match between John Cena and Randy Orton, Cena got handcuffed and announcer Michael Cole remarked "I think he likes it that way".
  • From Triple H, in re Chyna joining the Spanish announce team at King of the Ring 1998 during the tournament final between Ken Shamrock and The Rock: "I'm bi a lot of things but lingual ain't one of em. Wait, did I mean to say that?," to which announcer Jim Ross responded, "Probably not, but we're live." However, this WAS during the Attitude Era, and, Shawn Michaels HAD kissed Triple H on the lips on the November 3, 1997 Raw when both were in the original Heel version of DeGeneration X, who pioneered this kind of outrage for outrageousness' sake.
  • Holy hell, Aksana embodies this trope. She's a Funny Foreigner who likes to show up in Teddy Long's office with some slow jazz music playing while she spouts all sorts of sexual innuendos. The highlights:
    • "Would you like to watch me with twenty men?"
    • "Would you like to do me with business?"
    • "I also know how to ride stick."
    • "Announcing isn't the only thing I can do with my mouth."
    • "I want my first time to be special as well, Teddy Bear."
    • "I only land on black."
    • "Do you need a hand with your job?"
  • "Growing up, I wasn't so good [at video games]. But as I got older, I learned to become an expert at handling a joystick."
  • CM Punk gives us this little gem during the Divas' season of NXT:
    "Right now I'm not wearing pants and that's how I like to watch NXT every week."
  • The blatant Les Yay between LayCool was especially glaring for a PG show and it reached a new level when the two attended Couples' Counselling.
  • Layla has blatantly dry-humped Kelly Kelly and Natalya in matches. How any of them kept a straight face is anybody's guess.
  • Maxine's old catch phrase took new meaning during an exchange with Alicia Fox:
    Alicia: "I think you're more comfortable on your back."
    Maxine: "Really Alicia? I prefer to be on top!"
  • The Bella Twins made a bet to see which of them could be Daniel Bryan's "first". This one didn't actually get completely past the radar, as according to Gail Kim, the network decided the storyline was heading into a non-PG direction so she was brought in as his girlfriend. Though they did manage to imply that the twins confused the word "vegan" with "virgin". Thus, they slightly elevated the Bellas' image from Really Get Around to The Ditzes, since being seen as stupid is not quite as potentially harmful to one's image than being seen as slutty.
  • On Raw, John Cena pretty much accused Eve Torres of being full of STDs (I'm disease-free and I wanna keep it that way).
  • Continuing with Cena getting crap past the radar, how can we not forget his rap against the Rock? It was awesome, by the way.
    • It's less getting stuff past the radar and more shooting the poor thing point blank then taking a flamethrower to the remains.
  • On the 5/14/12 episode of RAW, while having a long antagonistic conversation with Evil General Manager John Laurinaitis, talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins, Cena told Laurinaitis to "go puck himself."
  • While Cena's now changed move names from the STFUnote , to the STF and the FU to the Attitude Adjustment, his fist drop move is still called the Five Knuckle Shuffle.
  • The 6/11/12 episode of RAW saw the return of Vince McMahon, who (among other things) made fun of Daniel Bryan's short WrestleMania match by telling him backstage, "...I don't think I've ever finished anything in 18 seconds." To cap it off, he then says that he'll leave Bryan to "think" about what that means...at which point the Double Entendre registers and Bryan does a Double Take.
    • For a different kind of radar-dodging, he also mocked Jim Ross and his Bell's Palsy in a moment full of Dude, Not Funny! while hanging out with Hornswoggle in his office.
  • On the 9/10/12 RAW, Sheamus has a segment in an attorney's office with David Otunga, Alberto Del Rio's Butt Monkey Ricardo Rodriguez, and a couple of other suits. (Yes, It Makes Sense in Context.) Otunga asks the female suit (presumably a judge of some kind?) to swear in Sheamus. When Sheamus is asked to swear, his answer is:
    Sheamus: "Swear? I'd be happy to." *turns to Otunga* "Otunga, you are the biggest di-" *lawyer and Otunga cut him off*
    • But then WWE stops trying to get around the radar and just plain Brogue Kicks it down in one shot. Sheamus gives his surname as "Lipschitz" (stating that his mother was Irish and his dad was Jewish), and rounds off this explanation with the joke:
    Sheamus: "If you're Lipschitz..."
  • There's this exchange between Eve Torres and Teddy Long...
    Eve: So you really think I'm a witch?
  • The 25th anniversary of SummerSlam has a segment where Fred Durst flips the birdie right in front of the camera, and instead of making the video blank, the audio was accidentally turned off for a moment. Or, as Botchamania 212 kindly puts it, his "middle finger is audio censored".
  • A segment of Miz TV ended with Miz proposing to the crowd that Team Rhodes Scholars - because of Sandow's trunk color and Cody's new mustache (which apparently smells bad), be nicknamed... wait for it... "The Pink and the Stink." Anyone who's heard of the 'shocker' hand gesture got this immediately.
  • Sunny first made her name in WWE as the manager of Skip (Chris Candido), first as a singles wrestler in 1995 then as 1/2 of the WWE World Tag Team Champions the Bodydonnas with Zip (Dr. Tom Prichard). She also managed the Godwinns (Henry O. [Mark Canterbury] and Phinneas I. [Dennis "Mideon" Knight]) and the Smokin' Gunns (Bart and Billy) to the belts as well, mainly due to her switching allegiances at unexpected times. Once while doing commentary with Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler, she said, "Do you think two men are all that it takes to satisfy Sunny?"
  • Daniel Bryan to AJ Lee: "With Dolph Ziggler, you should be used to things lasting 18 seconds."
  • When the Bella Twins returned to WWE in 2013, Jerry Lawler tried to inform Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield that Nikki was "bigger" than Brie. note 
  • Daniel Bryan and Kane talking backstage. Daniel Bryan says he is "on Team Daniel Bryan, Team DB". To which Kane responds "that's fitting, seeing as you're acting like a DB right now".
  • If you saw Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Syxx-Pac standing together while all wearing shirts with green pool balls back in the original days of the nWo, you probably quickly noticed the number on those balls.
  • One recent match between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz - dubbed 'the Battle for Cleveland' because of taking place in Cleveland, which happens to be both men's birthplace. As such, both of them (both Faces at the time) came out in Cleveland team jerseys. Miz opted for Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile, Ziggler came out with a customized Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. The name on it was "Show Off"... the number on it was 69. Given that most of his current gear features Double Entendre already, there's little doubt as to where Ziggler was aiming with that one.
  • The beginning of HBK's theme continued to be used well after WWE became PG.
  • Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family wears a black handkerchief in his back pocket. In the outdated handkerchief code used by the gay community, this identified one as a BDSM top. It isn't entirely clear whether the use is deliberate or if WWE isn't aware of the handkerchief code, but it does add another layer of creepy to Harper's creepy hillbilly gimmick.
  • A much more mild example would be Sami Zayn's Helluva Kick move, which is the official name of the move according to commentators. In a TV-PG setting that WWE is in, it's impressive Sami got away with having that as the name.
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