For the film:
- Just Here for Godzilla: The film is best known for a) the limo scene, and b) the Twist Ending.
- Playing Against Type: Kevin Costner was the poster boy for All-American in 1987. The Reveal he was a Russian was using this trope to subvert expectations.
For the wrestling event:
- Harsher in Hindsight: During their match at No Way Out 2004, Brock Lesnar tells Eddie Guerrero to "just die". It is extremely uncomfortable to hear since Eddie passed away a year later.
- Signature Scene:
- 2000: Triple H vs Cactus Jack in Hell in a Cell.
- 2001: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs Triple H in 3 Stages of Hell.
- 2002: The NWO debuts in WWE.
- 2003: Stone Cold returns and beats Eric Bischoff.
- 2004: Eddie Guerrero winning the WWE Title.
- 2006: Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship.
- 2008: The two Elimination Chamber matches.
- 2009: Edge losing the WWE Title in the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match and then winning the World Heavyweight Championship in the Raw Elimination Chamber.
- Signature Song: "Bring Me to Life", the 2003 theme or the 2006 theme "Deadly Game" by Theory of a Deadman.