* MundaneMadeAwesome: The prize for winning the ''Battle of the Tough Guys'' is one hundred thousand dollars... ''TAX-FREE.''
* 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.]]
* 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.
* NoSell: Zeus no-sells hits against him up until the final battle. Rip also does so when he enters states of ersatz Hulkamania.
* NoSell: Zeus no-sells hits against
* 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.
* ScaryBlackMan: Zeus, the only black man of note in the film, as it
* VillainousBreakdown: Brell starts trashing his own station equipment as Zeus gets beaten around by Rip at the end.
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