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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It is strongly implied that Zeus is killed from the impact of his tumble over the balcony after the climatic fight, having landed so hard on the canvas that the ring imploded. [[spoiler: The man he's working for, Brell, is accidentally electrocuted shortly thereafter.]]

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It is strongly implied that Zeus is killed from the impact of his tumble over the balcony after the climatic climactic fight, having landed so hard on the canvas that the ring imploded. [[spoiler: The man he's working for, Brell, is accidentally electrocuted shortly thereafter.]]



** Actually no. Hogan's Japanese finisher is NOT a double axe handle. But instead a crooked armed Lariat known as the "Axe Bomber". Used so because it was what he accidentally knocked Antonio Anoki out with.



** For Zeus, the first moment comes at the seedy bar wherein he is introduced. A waitress tries to greet him at the door, but before she can get two words out, he grabs her by the face, twists it with a vise-like clawhold and then drops her over a stair railing to the floor below, causing presumably serious injuries and drawing blood. Later, during the climatic fight scene, Zeus sees Rip's brother, Randy in the crowd and decides to knock him out of his wheelchair and kick him around; when this happens, Randy's girlfriend, Stephanie, tries to cover him to get Zeus to stop, but he kicks her aside (hard). Shortly thereafter, Rip comes after Zeus, who throws several people, including women and children, into the stairwell into Rip's path. (The noble Rip helps each person up before he gets to Zeus.)

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** For Zeus, the first moment comes at the seedy bar wherein he is introduced. A waitress tries to greet him at the door, but before she can get two words out, he grabs her by the face, twists it with a vise-like clawhold and then drops her over a stair railing to the floor below, causing presumably serious injuries and drawing blood. Later, during the climatic climactic fight scene, Zeus sees Rip's brother, Randy in the crowd and decides to knock him out of his wheelchair and kick him around; when this happens, Randy's girlfriend, Stephanie, tries to cover him to get Zeus to stop, but he kicks her aside (hard). Shortly thereafter, Rip comes after Zeus, who throws several people, including women and children, into the stairwell into Rip's path. (The noble Rip helps each person up before he gets to Zeus.)


Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honorable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank checks, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] ([[Creator/TinyLister Tom "Tiny" Lister]]) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.

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Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), (Creator/KurtFuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honorable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank checks, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] ([[Creator/TinyLister Tom "Tiny" Lister]]) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.

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** Actually no. Hogan's Japanese finisher is NOT a double axe handle. But instead a crooked armed Lariat known as the "Axe Bomber". Used so because it was what he accidentally knocked Antonio Anoki out with.

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* EvilLaugh: Brell and his men do this as Rip vandalizes Zeus's gym in retaliation for hospitalizing Randy. They only shut up after Rip destroys the security camera.


Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honourable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank cheques, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] ([[Creator/TinyLister Tom "Tiny" Lister]]) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.

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Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honourable, honorable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank cheques, checks, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] ([[Creator/TinyLister Tom "Tiny" Lister]]) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.



Compare with ''Film/ReadyToRumble''.

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Compare with the WCW film ''Film/ReadyToRumble''.



* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing ... after Rip knocks Zeus off a tall balcony, causing him to fall at least three stories (25-35 feet) to his (presumed) death.

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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing ...AndThereWasMuchRejoicing... after Rip knocks Zeus off a tall balcony, causing him to fall at least three stories (25-35 feet) to his (presumed) death.



* AttemptedRape: One of Brell's {{Mook}}s to Samantha.

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* AttemptedRape: One of Brell's {{Mook}}s {{mooks}} to Samantha.



* BigOlUnibrow: That thing on Zeus is something to behold to the point that the ''Podcast/HowDidThisGetMade'' live episode discussing the film takes a minute or two just to discuss it, calling it "legitimately a checkmark" and wondering what the makeup artist's thinking was.

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* BigOlUnibrow: That thing on Zeus is something to behold to the point that the ''Podcast/HowDidThisGetMade'' live episode discussing the film takes a minute or two just to discuss it, calling it "legitimately a checkmark" check mark" and wondering what the makeup artist's thinking was.



* TheCameo: Since the movie has a fictionalized version of the [=WWF=], it's no surprise to see Howard Finkel, Gene Okerlund and Jesse "The Body" Ventura show up. More surprising is a cameo by Stan Hansen, who wasn't in the WWE at the time.

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* TheCameo: Since the movie has a fictionalized version of the [=WWF=], it's no surprise to see Howard Finkel, "Mean" Gene Okerlund and Jesse "The Body" Ventura show up. More surprising is a cameo by Stan Hansen, who wasn't in the WWE at the time.



* FoodFight: Rip's counterattack towards an armed robbery at his favorite restaurant. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yeah.]]

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* FoodFight: Rip's counterattack towards an armed robbery at his favorite restaurant.a local diner is a flurry of pies. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Yeah.]]



* ItsPersonal[=/=]ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Once Zeus lays that beating on Randy, Rip cares far more about paying him back than anything to do with Brell.

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* ItsPersonal[=/=]ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Once Zeus lays that beating on Randy, Rip cares far more about paying him back than anything to do with Brell.



* MoralGuardians: In-universe example -- some groups and families complain about Brell's "Battle of the Tough Guys". Brell's response? "[[TakeThat They WATCHED it, didn't THEY?]]"
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prize for winning the ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' is one hundred thousand dollars... ''TAX-FREE.''

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* MoralGuardians: In-universe InUniverse example -- some groups and families complain about Brell's "Battle of the Tough Guys". Brell's response? "[[TakeThat They WATCHED ''watched'' it, didn't THEY?]]"
''they''?!]]"
* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prize for winning the ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' is one hundred thousand dollars...$100,000... ''TAX-FREE.''



* TeenyWeenie: The redneck in the bar's restroom mocks two of Brell's partners for their minuscule manhoods.

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* TeenyWeenie: The redneck in the bar's restroom Stan Hansen's character mocks two of Brell's partners {{mooks}} for their minuscule manhoods.manhoods in the bar's restroom.



** Brell has been implied to have hit Samantha Moore, his former secretary and tool of seducing his enemies, in the past. When Moore defects to Rip's side and helps him gather ammunition to beat Brell, he sends his goons after her, hoping to kidnap and send Samantha to a horrifyingly brutal fate ... until Rip, out riding his motorcycle, happens to come right around the corner.

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** Brell has been implied to have hit Samantha Moore, his former secretary and tool of seducing his enemies, Rip, in the past. When Moore Samantha defects to Rip's side and helps him gather ammunition to beat Brell, he sends his goons after her, hoping to kidnap and send Samantha to a horrifyingly brutal fate ...fate... until Rip, out riding his motorcycle, happens to come right around the corner.


Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honourable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank cheques, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] ([[Creator/TinyListon Tom "Tiny" Lister]]) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.

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Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honourable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank cheques, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] ([[Creator/TinyListon ([[Creator/TinyLister Tom "Tiny" Lister]]) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.


Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honourable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank cheques, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] (Tom "Tiny" Lister) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.

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Hogan stars as "Rip", the most-popular professional wrestler in the entire world (no, really!). One day, he is approached by Brell (Kurt Fuller), the [[LargeHam hamtacular]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil head of the World Television Network]], who wishes to lure Rip to his network so that he can TakeOverTheWorld of television ratings. The honourable, loyal and handsome Rip thwarts Brell's blank cheques, sexy {{Femme Fatale}}s and {{Mook}} ambushes, so Brell [[StartMyOwn starts his own wrastlin' program called "Battle Of The Tough Guys"]]: a glorified bar-brawl that crowns the [[ScaryBlackMan seemingly-invulnerable Zeus]] (Tom ([[Creator/TinyListon Tom "Tiny" Lister) Lister]]) as champion. Yet Brell will not be satisfied until the rock-hard abs of Rip are under his control, and a heinous attack on Rip's little brother might just be the ignition for Rip to accept a final showdown against Brell's champion.



Compare with Film/ReadyToRumble.

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Compare with Film/ReadyToRumble.
''Film/ReadyToRumble''.

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Compare with Film/ReadyToRumble.


* TheBackwardsR: An extremely rare non-Russian example, used in the original promotional material (NO HOLDS BARЯED).

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* TheBackwardsR: An extremely rare non-Russian example, used as a form of XtremeKoolLetterz in the original promotional material (NO HOLDS BARЯED).

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* TheBackwardsR: An extremely rare non-Russian example, used in the original promotional material (NO HOLDS BARЯED).


* BigOlUnibrow: That thing on Zeus is something to behold.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It is strongly implied that Zeus was killed from the impact of his tumble over the balcony after the climatic fight, having landed so hard on the canvas that the ring imploded. [[spoiler: The man he was working for, Brell, is accidentally electrocuted shortly thereafter.]]

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* BigOlUnibrow: That thing on Zeus is something to behold.
behold to the point that the ''Podcast/HowDidThisGetMade'' live episode discussing the film takes a minute or two just to discuss it, calling it "legitimately a checkmark" and wondering what the makeup artist's thinking was.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It is strongly implied that Zeus was is killed from the impact of his tumble over the balcony after the climatic fight, having landed so hard on the canvas that the ring imploded. [[spoiler: The man he was he's working for, Brell, is accidentally electrocuted shortly thereafter.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Brell will stop at nothing to rule the world of television ratings, right up to assault and kidnapping.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Brell already has the highest-rated show on television. He didn't need to resort to felonies to force Rip into his ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' show.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Brell will stop at nothing to rule the world of television ratings, right up ratings. Forget about just kidnapping; as Paul F. Tompkins puts it on ''How Did This Get Made?'', "To get the number one wrestling show, they're willing to assault perpetrate rapes and kidnapping.
murders."
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Brell already has the highest-rated show on television. He didn't television; he doesn't need to resort to felonies to force Rip into his ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' show.Guys''!



* HighVoltageDeath: Brell, in the final scene. After defeating Zeus, Rip sees Brell and goes after him. Brell tries to flee but backs into an electrical panel, causing him a large-voltage shock that (presumably) kills him instantly.

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* HighVoltageDeath: Brell, [[spoiler: Brell gets this]] in the final scene. climactic sequence. [[spoiler: After defeating Zeus, Rip sees Brell and goes after him. Brell tries to flee but backs into an electrical panel, causing him a large-voltage shock that (presumably) kills him instantly.]]



* KickTheDog: This movie has gone out of its way to make the antagonists as despicable as humanly possible. Zeus had beaten up Rip's brother Randy to a point where he can't walk and to add insult to injury, he punched him of his wheelchair and kicked him while he was on the ground. Brell has gone from a Smug {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} to abusive, by trying to have his old employee Samantha raped by his {{mooks}} for actually caring about Rip, hiring goons to attack Rip just because he had the audacity to say no to Brell, letting Zeus cripple Rip's brother and blackmailing Rip to throw a match.

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* KickTheDog: This movie has gone goes out of its way to make the antagonists as despicable as humanly possible. Zeus had beaten beats up Rip's brother Randy to a point where he can't walk and to add insult to injury, he punched punches him out of his wheelchair and kicked kicks him while he was he's on the ground. Brell has gone goes from a Smug {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} to abusive, abusive by trying to have his old employee Samantha raped by his {{mooks}} for actually caring about Rip, hiring goons to attack Rip just because he had has the audacity to say no to Brell, letting Zeus cripple Rip's brother and brother, ''and'' blackmailing Rip to throw a match. match by threatening to have Samantha killed!



* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prize for winning the ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' was one hundred thousand dollars... ''TAX-FREE.''
* NoSell: Zeus no-sells hits against him up until the final battle. Rip also does so when he enters states of ersatz Hulkamania.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prize for winning the ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' was is one hundred thousand dollars... ''TAX-FREE.''
* NoSell: Zeus no-sells hits against him opponents up until the final battle. Rip also does so when he enters states of ersatz Hulkamania.



* OnlyOneName: Barely any of the main characters seem to have last names, or in Brell's case, a first name.

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* OnlyOneName: Barely any of the main characters seem to have last names, or in Brell's case, a first ''first'' name.



* RedRightHand: Zeus's BigOlUnibrow. Liston's natural lazy eye is also exaggerated. Zeus is never seen without it crossed.
* ScaryBlackMan: Zeus, the only black man of note in the film, as it happens.
* SeriousBusiness: Wrestling. It's single-handedly responsible for the success of World Television Network, and Brell is willing to pay any price to have its biggest star. It's as if the station airs nothing else but a single show.

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* RedRightHand: Zeus's BigOlUnibrow. Liston's natural lazy eye is also exaggerated. exaggerated -- Zeus is never seen without it crossed.
* ScaryBlackMan: Zeus, the only black man of note in the film, as it happens.
happens (not counting the staff at the soul food diner).
* SeriousBusiness: Wrestling. It's single-handedly responsible for the success of World Television Network, and Brell is willing to pay any '''any''' price to have its biggest star. It's as if the station airs nothing else but a single show.



* TeenyWeenie: The redneck in the bar's restroom mocked two of Brell's partners for their minuscule manhoods.

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* TeenyWeenie: The redneck in the bar's restroom mocked mocks two of Brell's partners for their minuscule manhoods.



* VanillaEdition: The 2012 DVD release, which doesn't contain a trailer, any behind the scenes features, or even an acknowledgement of Tom "Tiny" Lister's WWE career.
* VillainousBreakdown: Brell starts trashing his own station equipment as Zeus gets beaten around by Rip at the end.

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* VanillaEdition: The 2012 DVD release, which doesn't contain a trailer, any behind the scenes features, or even an acknowledgement of Tom "Tiny" Lister's WWE career.
career much less any
* VillainousBreakdown: Brell starts trashing his own station equipment as Zeus gets beaten around by Rip at the end.end, which ends up [[spoiler: leading to his demise via electrocution]].

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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing ... after Rip knocks Zeus off a tall balcony, causing him to fall at least three stories (25-35 feet) to his (presumed) death.

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* HighVoltageDeath: Brell, in the final scene. After defeating Zeus, Rip sees Brell and goes after him. Brell tries to flee but backs into an electrical panel, causing him a large-voltage shock that (presumably) kills him instantly.


* InkSuitActor: Seriously, the only differences between Rip and Hulk Hogan are their names and color of their gear (Rip is blue and white, Hogan is red and yellow)

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* InkSuitActor: Seriously, the only differences between Rip and Hulk Hogan are their names and color of their gear (Rip is blue and white, Hogan is red and yellow)yellow). But Hogan himself mixed up his color scheme in his earlier WWF matches, including [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX-0jI7ZX_c blue and white]], so it's more like Rip is a CompositeCharacter version of Hulk Hogan himself (his then-current personality, his less-iconic earlier outfits, and his Japanese finisher).

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-->'''Driver:''' "Duh-duh...''DOOO-KIIIIE!''"
-->'''Rip:''' ..."''Dookie?''"
-->''*scene*''

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