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08:17:46 PM Dec 4th 2014
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Anyone think the example list is better organized by date rather alphabet. This is an industry where time is especially noticeable after all, what with the Three Month Rule, Seven Year Rule, ect. At the very least, I think the promotions should be organized by date they were founded since that information is already listed.

I guess I can tolerate the wrestlers being grouped "alphabetically", if only because it would take a more time to see just when they all debuted and so many don't ever fully retire from the industry but I will volunteer if people can accept it. If not, can we at least order them by the first letter of their name/ring name? That would maked finding things quicker, considering its a large list of English style first name-sir name, descriptive monikers that aren't proper names, red barons and Spell My Name with a "The". Going by the first letter of the sir name just feels silly here and I think we can just throw out the "the doesn't count" stipulation because here it does.
03:31:59 PM Sep 19th 2013
Can I create a page for the Global Wrestling Federation? It aired on ESPN from 1991 to 1994. It is known for the infamous bungee cord match.
12:30:01 PM Sep 29th 2013
Create away. If you know about a promotion, wrestler or anything related to Professional Wrestling, just add it.
08:49:05 PM Sep 6th 2013
I was asked to bring a conversation to this page. The previous discussion can be found on the Character Sheets subpage. I wanted to know whether wrestlers who already have pages should also be listed on the Character Sheets as well. While many wrestlers worked for multiple promotions and should have specific information related to time in each, what about those who have only worked for one (Kofi Kingston, Ryback, etc.)? Thanks for your help.
08:02:58 PM Dec 4th 2014
Kofi Kingston has worked for multiple promotions. As for it, I think if a wrestler already has a page, then the tropes relating to them should just go to that page and save room on the character sheets.
12:05:39 PM Jul 16th 2013
Why doesn't this have a section on the forums? It's obviously got a good amount of followers on this wiki, and it's named a large amount of tropes. Does anyone know if there's a way to add a subforum?
09:50:07 PM Jul 3rd 2014
Look under the live performance section of the forums. There you will find threads for professional wrestling (one of them was deleted for unknown reasons but replaced by another that's been up for years)

As for no forum column in general? Well, a lot of wrestling fan tropers have left, a lot never post on the forums in general and the current moderation group are not wrestling fans.
10:30:07 AM Jan 1st 2013
edited by majohe
If any one knows how to merge or redirect a few pages, could they do that?

Bob Holly, Brodus Clay, Vickie Guerrero

These pages have two Trope Pages, one with the Wrestling/ Namespace and one without. It appears someone created the new page and then didn't redirect or merge, or whatever it you do make them go to the same page if you click on MAIN on the Trope Page.

I would do it myself if I knew how.
10:54:56 AM Jan 1st 2013
Done. The thing to do is redirect the page in Main/ — type [[redirect:Wrestlong/InsertNameHere]] to do so.
11:50:44 AM Jan 1st 2013
edited by majohe
Thanks, could you, while you're at it, do it for Bob Backlund?
01:12:57 PM Jan 1st 2013
Also done. Thanks for catching these!
08:47:19 AM Jan 2nd 2013
No problem. And found what I think is the last of bunch, Paul Heyman. I tried the with help you provided but, no luck.
10:01:10 AM Jan 2nd 2013
Time for a more detailed version, then. (It probably didn't help that my original post contained a typo!]]

When the content of the page has already been moved and all, you redirect the old page, as you know. To do this:
  1. Open the edit screen.
  2. Replace all the text with [[redirect:.
  3. Type the WikiWorded name of the new page including its namespace. If you're working on the Paul Heyman page, this is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.
  4. You now have [[redirect:Wrestling/PaulHeyman.
  5. Close it with another set of double brackets ]] to give [[redirect:Wrestling/PaulHeyman]].
  6. Save the page. It's now a redirect to the namespaced version, so you'll go to the moved version automatically upon finishing the edit.

If that makes sense, great! If not, say so and I'll pull in someone else to clarify as my explanations get long-winded rather quickly. :)
10:43:54 AM Jan 2nd 2013
This was very helpful, thanks.
05:22:38 PM Oct 25th 2012
In "Literature about professional wrestling" a book was released in September 2012 called Lucha Gore: Scares From The Squared Circle, a book containing 16 horror stories all based around pro wrestling. And the first (and best) story in the book is written by Ed Ferrera, former WWE and WCW writer.
06:25:12 PM Aug 3rd 2012
I think we should condense the lists of individual wrestlers and tag teams, stables, and miscellaneous entities into 3 different folders. What do other people think about this idea?
08:21:44 PM Nov 21st 2011
Removed this because it was linked to the wrong trope. I don't know the correct trope but I think there is one.

The Hurricane's last gimmick in ECW involved a roar powerful enough to flatten his opponent and force him out of the ring.
09:28:43 PM Sep 28th 2011
I think there needs to be a page for Evolution, the top heel stable from 2003-2005. Considering it served as the launching pad for the careers of Randy Orton and Batista, as well as having been involved in many of the big angles in the time perios, I feel it's a stable just as notable as DX or the Horsemen, if not as long-lived.
03:33:21 PM Oct 13th 2010
May be there should at least short description what is it (like "oiled-up musclemen in short-shorts pretending to fight with each other")? I haven't to watch to enwiki in order to understand that it is not movies, not theatre, but also not real fighting.
03:34:03 PM Oct 13th 2010
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