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* [[WildSamoan Polynesian wrestlers]] often suffer this fate, regardless of their actual ability. The main exceptions are Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, The Rock (who's Polynesian on his mother's side) and Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe, who are/were among their respective promotions' top stars. Roman Reigns seems to be going down this road as well, as he is in the middle of a huge push as a member of Wrestling/TheShield, though time will tell if it lasts. Samoa Joe seems to be the only Samoan wrestler to achieve superstardom ''with his Samoan ancestry as part of his gimmick''.

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* [[WildSamoan Polynesian wrestlers]] often suffer this fate, regardless of their actual ability. The main exceptions are Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, The Rock (who's Polynesian on his mother's side) and side), Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe, and Wrestling/RomanReigns, who are/were among their respective promotions' top stars. Roman Reigns seems to be going down this road as well, as he is in the middle of a huge push as a member of Wrestling/TheShield, though time will tell if it lasts. Samoa Joe seems to be was for a long time the only Samoan wrestler to achieve superstardom ''with his Samoan ancestry as part of his gimmick''.gimmick'' until Roman Reigns turned heel and introduced his new character of "the Tribal Chief" in 2020.


* [[Wrestling/MassTransitIncident Eric Kulas]], who had ''no'' experience before entering the ring, and nearly died from it.

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* [[Wrestling/MassTransitIncident Eric Kulas]], who had ''no'' experience before entering the ring, and nearly died from it.



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* Creator/RondaRousey's mixed martial arts record. (Interestingly, some ''fans'' also began to turn on her due to feeling like she hadn't "paid her dues" enough late in her championship run.)


The term "jobber" has crept into other genres as well, most particularly anime FightingSeries, in reference to when a character loses a fight against an enemy [[TheWorfEffect to show off how strong the enemy was]] and thus a credible threat for TheHero.

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The term "jobber" has crept into other genres as well, most particularly in superhero comics and anime FightingSeries, in reference to when a character loses a fight against an enemy [[TheWorfEffect to show off how strong the enemy was]] and thus a credible threat for TheHero.


There have been times when a wrestler would refuse to "do the job" and would fight for real and defeat the guy who they were scheduled to lose to; this is called "going into business for yourself." This occurred primarily in the early days of pro wrestling, which was done on a regional basis aside from the champion who'd travel across regions. It rarely happens because the inevitable result would be getting fired. Sometimes a local challenger would "steal" the title by refusing to job to the champion (such events would likely be with the blessing of the local promoter but ''not'' national sanctioning body), which for many years meant that the champion would
always be somebody who can legitimately fight back against an uncooperative foe.

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There have been times when a wrestler would refuse to "do the job" and would fight for real and defeat the guy who they were scheduled to lose to; this is called "going into business for yourself." This occurred primarily in the early days of pro wrestling, which was done on a regional basis aside from the champion who'd travel across regions. It rarely happens because the inevitable result would be getting fired. Sometimes a local challenger would "steal" the title by refusing to job to the champion (such events would likely be with the blessing of the local promoter but ''not'' national sanctioning body), which for many years meant that the champion would
would always be somebody who can legitimately fight back against an uncooperative foe.



* Some are wrestlers who are [[TechnicianVersusPerformer very good at making their opponents look great, but lack the charisma or
presence to make it as a main eventer]]. One typical example given by fans is Peter Stilsbury, an Australian native who competed for the WWF from 1987 to 1988 as Outback Jack; Jack, using an exaggerated "friendly Aussie 'mate" gimmick, was given a huge push early in his run (and according to some reports, was also briefly considered for a tag team championship run with Wrestling/HillbillyJim), but when it became evident Stilsbury lacked what it took to be successful, he was jobbed out before being let go from the company in the spring of 1988.

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* Some are wrestlers who are [[TechnicianVersusPerformer very good at making their opponents look great, but lack the charisma or
or presence to make it as a main eventer]]. One typical example given by fans is Peter Stilsbury, an Australian native who competed for the WWF from 1987 to 1988 as Outback Jack; Jack, using an exaggerated "friendly Aussie 'mate" gimmick, was given a huge push early in his run (and according to some reports, was also briefly considered for a tag team championship run with Wrestling/HillbillyJim), but when it became evident Stilsbury lacked what it took to be successful, he was jobbed out before being let go from the company in the spring of 1988.



Some long-running jobbers have gained a cult following. The most famous jobber would probably be the [[Wrestling/SteveLombardi Brooklyn Brawler]], who got his own action figure. The second best-known example would be Wrestling/BarryHorowitz, who briefly went from
perennial jobber to mid-card in the mid-90's when he pulled an upset victory on Wrestling/ChrisCandido (then wrestling as Skip), and then went on to beat him in at least two more matches. He is now a WWE road agent.

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Some long-running jobbers have gained a cult following. The most famous jobber would probably be the [[Wrestling/SteveLombardi Brooklyn Brawler]], who got his own action figure. The second best-known example would be Wrestling/BarryHorowitz, who briefly went from
from perennial jobber to mid-card in the mid-90's when he pulled an upset victory on Wrestling/ChrisCandido (then wrestling as Skip), and then went on to beat him in at least two more matches. He is now a WWE road agent.



Some other wrestlers avoid "paying their dues" as jobbers because they're real fighters who have gained prestige in non-scripted
athletic contests:

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Some other wrestlers avoid "paying their dues" as jobbers because they're real fighters who have gained prestige in non-scripted
non-scripted athletic contests:



* Paul Wight (Wrestling/BigShow) achieved mega-stardom in his rookie year by not only winning the WCW championship, but by being the only wrestler in history to win Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (the Bible of Professional Wrestling) Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has rarely held any belt, and is usually either in squashes or jobs. He has jobbed to Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Kevin Nash and much smaller wrestlers. Outside of his occasional main event runs, he's basically the WWE
equivalent of a GiantMook. He is, however, the only singles wrestler to date to have held the WCW, WWE, ''and'' ECW titles in the course of his career[[note]]Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys are the only tag team, and have also held the NWA, TNA and IWGP tag titles[[/note]]. He just rarely held any of them for very long.

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* Paul Wight (Wrestling/BigShow) achieved mega-stardom in his rookie year by not only winning the WCW championship, but by being the only wrestler in history to win Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (the Bible of Professional Wrestling) Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has rarely held any belt, and is usually either in squashes or jobs. He has jobbed to Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Kevin Nash and much smaller wrestlers. Outside of his occasional main event runs, he's basically the WWE
WWE equivalent of a GiantMook. He is, however, the only singles wrestler to date to have held the WCW, WWE, ''and'' ECW titles in the course of his career[[note]]Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys are the only tag team, and have also held the NWA, TNA and IWGP tag titles[[/note]]. He just rarely held any of them for very long.



* Wrestling/RonSimmons (with [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]] as The Acolytes) never received a singles push in the WWE
(although he did become the first black WCW World Champion), and would only see action backstage in promos, after the runaway success of Doom (with Butch Reed) and the failed push with the Farooq gimmick. The most individual fame he gained in WWE was
[[{{Flanderization}} as the guy who would randomly appear and say "DAMN!" at everything.]]
* [[WildSamoan Polynesian wrestlers]] often suffer this fate, regardless of their actual ability. The main exceptions are Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, The Rock (who's Polynesian on his mother's side) and Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe, who are/were among their respective promotions' top stars. Roman Reigns seems to be going down this road as well, as he is in the middle of a huge push as a member of Wrestling/TheShield, though time will tell if it lasts. And Samoa Joe seems to be the only Samoan wrestler to achieve
superstardom ''with his Samoan ancestry as part of his gimmick''.
* It's very common for WWE mid-carders such as Wrestling/KofiKingston, Wrestling/CodyRhodes, Wrestling/WadeBarrett, Wrestling/TheMiz, Wrestling/ZackRyder, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Antonio Cesaro]], [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], and Wrestling/DamienSandow to be frequently used as jobbers against such big names as Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/RandyOrton,
Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, and Wrestling/{{Ryback}}, because it seems that the WWE Universe is only interested in seeing the big names and not the mid-card. Thus, the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship both have lost their prestige, though both have their prestige status recovered when Wrestling/TheMiz (with the IC belt) and Cena (with the US belt) hold the belts in the 2015-16 period. This is known as being a "jobber to the stars". These are typically wrestlers that the bookers think might be a future main eventer (or at least a future upper mid-carder), and thus they're usually made to be a credible threat rather than simply being [[SquashMatch squashed]], even if they always lose to the top talent in the end. This leaves the jobber to the stars still looking strong enough that fans can buy into it if they're booked to TakeALevelInBadass down the road.

An established talent jobbing to a new wrestler is considered a huge favor, and will often boost the new wrestler's popularity
instantly.

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* Wrestling/RonSimmons (with [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]] as The Acolytes) never received a singles push in the WWE
WWE (although he did become the first black WCW World Champion), and would only see action backstage in promos, after the runaway success of Doom (with Butch Reed) and the failed push with the Farooq gimmick. The most individual fame he gained in WWE was
was [[{{Flanderization}} as the guy who would randomly appear and say "DAMN!" at everything.]]
* [[WildSamoan Polynesian wrestlers]] often suffer this fate, regardless of their actual ability. The main exceptions are Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, The Rock (who's Polynesian on his mother's side) and Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe, who are/were among their respective promotions' top stars. Roman Reigns seems to be going down this road as well, as he is in the middle of a huge push as a member of Wrestling/TheShield, though time will tell if it lasts. And Samoa Joe seems to be the only Samoan wrestler to achieve
achieve superstardom ''with his Samoan ancestry as part of his gimmick''.
* It's very common for WWE mid-carders such as Wrestling/KofiKingston, Wrestling/CodyRhodes, Wrestling/WadeBarrett, Wrestling/TheMiz, Wrestling/ZackRyder, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Antonio Cesaro]], [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], and Wrestling/DamienSandow to be frequently used as jobbers against such big names as Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/RandyOrton,
Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, and Wrestling/{{Ryback}}, because it seems that the WWE Universe is only interested in seeing the big names and not the mid-card. Thus, the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship both have lost their prestige, though both have their prestige status recovered when Wrestling/TheMiz (with the IC belt) and Cena (with the US belt) hold the belts in the 2015-16 period. This is known as being a "jobber to the stars". These are typically wrestlers that the bookers think might be a future main eventer (or at least a future upper mid-carder), and thus they're usually made to be a credible threat rather than simply being [[SquashMatch squashed]], even if they always lose to the top talent in the end. This leaves the jobber to the stars still looking strong enough that fans can buy into it if they're booked to TakeALevelInBadass down the road.

An established talent jobbing to a new wrestler is considered a huge favor, and will often boost the new wrestler's popularity
popularity instantly.


* Some are young, up-and-coming talent from independent wrestling promotions, who are trying to get the attention of talent scouts. In fact, [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]]'s "Do or Die" matches are more or less this, with the fans (and the booker based on the fans'
reactions) as the judges.

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* Some are young, up-and-coming talent from independent wrestling promotions, who are trying to get the attention of talent scouts. In fact, [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]]'s "Do or Die" matches are more or less this, with the fans (and the booker based on the fans'
fans' reactions) as the judges.


-->-- '''Mottos''' of [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]], stable Wrestling/TheJOBSquad

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-->-- '''Mottos''' of [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]], WWF]] stable Wrestling/TheJOBSquad


In any competition, there are winners and losers. In ProfessionalWrestling, the overwhelming majority of them have been pre-determined since at least 1920. Fans and insiders alike refer to being on the losing end of the equation as "doing the job," or "jobbing" in short. A related term, "jabroni" was used onscreen during the days of {{Kayfabe}} as a slang term for weak or poor wrestler, and as a way of indicating jobbers without admitting matches were scripted, and is still used occasionally today.

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In any competition, there are winners and losers. In ProfessionalWrestling, the overwhelming majority of them have been pre-determined since at least 1920. Fans and insiders alike refer to being on the losing end of the equation as "doing the job," or "jobbing" in short. A related connected term, "jabroni" was used onscreen during the days of {{Kayfabe}} as a slang term for weak or poor wrestler, and as a way of indicating jobbers without admitting matches were scripted, and is still used occasionally today.



There have been times when a wrestler would refuse to "do the job" and would fight for real and defeat the guy who they were scheduled to lose to; this is called "going into business for yourself." This occurred primarily in the early days of pro wrestling, which was done on a regional basis aside from the champion who'd travel across regions. It rarely happens because the inevitable result would be getting fired. Sometimes a local challenger would "steal" the title by refusing to job to the champion (such events would likely be with the blessing of the local promoter but ''not'' national sanctioning body), which for many years meant that the champion would always be somebody who can legitimately fight back against an uncooperative foe.

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There have been times when a wrestler would refuse to "do the job" and would fight for real and defeat the guy who they were scheduled to lose to; this is called "going into business for yourself." This occurred primarily in the early days of pro wrestling, which was done on a regional basis aside from the champion who'd travel across regions. It rarely happens because the inevitable result would be getting fired. Sometimes a local challenger would "steal" the title by refusing to job to the champion (such events would likely be with the blessing of the local promoter but ''not'' national sanctioning body), which for many years meant that the champion would would
always be somebody who can legitimately fight back against an uncooperative foe.



* Some are young, up-and-coming talent from independent wrestling promotions, who are trying to get the attention of talent scouts. In fact, [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]]'s "Do or Die" matches are more or less this, with the fans (and the booker based on the fans' reactions) as the judges.

to:

* Some are young, up-and-coming talent from independent wrestling promotions, who are trying to get the attention of talent scouts. In fact, [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]]'s "Do or Die" matches are more or less this, with the fans (and the booker based on the fans' fans'
reactions) as the judges.



* Some are wrestlers who are [[TechnicianVersusPerformer very good at making their opponents look great, but lack the charisma or presence to make it as a main eventer]]. One typical example given by fans is Peter Stilsbury, an Australian native who competed for the WWF from 1987 to 1988 as Outback Jack; Jack, using an exaggerated "friendly Aussie 'mate" gimmick, was given a huge push early in his run (and according to some reports, was also briefly considered for a tag team championship run with Wrestling/HillbillyJim), but when it became evident Stilsbury lacked what it took to be successful, he was jobbed out before being let go from the company in the spring of 1988.

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* Some are wrestlers who are [[TechnicianVersusPerformer very good at making their opponents look great, but lack the charisma or or
presence to make it as a main eventer]]. One typical example given by fans is Peter Stilsbury, an Australian native who competed for the WWF from 1987 to 1988 as Outback Jack; Jack, using an exaggerated "friendly Aussie 'mate" gimmick, was given a huge push early in his run (and according to some reports, was also briefly considered for a tag team championship run with Wrestling/HillbillyJim), but when it became evident Stilsbury lacked what it took to be successful, he was jobbed out before being let go from the company in the spring of 1988.



Some long-running jobbers have gained a cult following. The most famous jobber would probably be the [[Wrestling/SteveLombardi Brooklyn Brawler]], who got his own action figure. The second best-known example would be Wrestling/BarryHorowitz, who briefly went from perennial jobber to mid-card in the mid-90's when he pulled an upset victory on Wrestling/ChrisCandido (then wrestling as Skip), and then went on to beat him in at least two more matches. He is now a WWE road agent.

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Some long-running jobbers have gained a cult following. The most famous jobber would probably be the [[Wrestling/SteveLombardi Brooklyn Brawler]], who got his own action figure. The second best-known example would be Wrestling/BarryHorowitz, who briefly went from from
perennial jobber to mid-card in the mid-90's when he pulled an upset victory on Wrestling/ChrisCandido (then wrestling as Skip), and then went on to beat him in at least two more matches. He is now a WWE road agent.



Some other wrestlers avoid "paying their dues" as jobbers because they're real fighters who have gained prestige in non-scripted athletic contests:

to:

Some other wrestlers avoid "paying their dues" as jobbers because they're real fighters who have gained prestige in non-scripted non-scripted
athletic contests:



* Paul Wight (Wrestling/BigShow) achieved mega-stardom in his rookie year by not only winning the WCW championship, but by being the only wrestler in history to win Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (the Bible of Professional Wrestling) Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has rarely held any belt, and is usually either in squashes or jobs. He has jobbed to Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Kevin Nash and much smaller wrestlers. Outside of his occasional main event runs, he's basically the WWE equivalent of a GiantMook. He is, however, the only singles wrestler to date to have held the WCW, WWE, ''and'' ECW titles in the course of his career[[note]]Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys are the only tag team, and have also held the NWA, TNA and IWGP tag titles[[/note]]. He just rarely held any of them for very long.

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* Paul Wight (Wrestling/BigShow) achieved mega-stardom in his rookie year by not only winning the WCW championship, but by being the only wrestler in history to win Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (the Bible of Professional Wrestling) Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has rarely held any belt, and is usually either in squashes or jobs. He has jobbed to Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Kevin Nash and much smaller wrestlers. Outside of his occasional main event runs, he's basically the WWE WWE
equivalent of a GiantMook. He is, however, the only singles wrestler to date to have held the WCW, WWE, ''and'' ECW titles in the course of his career[[note]]Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys are the only tag team, and have also held the NWA, TNA and IWGP tag titles[[/note]]. He just rarely held any of them for very long.



* Wrestling/RonSimmons (with [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]] as The Acolytes) never received a singles push in the WWE (although he did become the first black WCW World Champion), and would only see action backstage in promos, after the runaway success of Doom (with Butch Reed) and the failed push with the Farooq gimmick. The most individual fame he gained in WWE was [[{{Flanderization}} as the guy who would randomly appear and say "DAMN!" at everything.]]
* [[WildSamoan Polynesian wrestlers]] often suffer this fate, regardless of their actual ability. The main exceptions are Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, The Rock (who's Polynesian on his mother's side) and Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe, who are/were among their respective promotions' top stars. Roman Reigns seems to be going down this road as well, as he is in the middle of a huge push as a member of Wrestling/TheShield, though time will tell if it lasts. And Samoa Joe seems to be the only Samoan wrestler to achieve superstardom ''with his Samoan ancestry as part of his gimmick''.
* It's very common for WWE mid-carders such as Wrestling/KofiKingston, Wrestling/CodyRhodes, Wrestling/WadeBarrett, Wrestling/TheMiz, Wrestling/ZackRyder, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Antonio Cesaro]], [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], and Wrestling/DamienSandow to be frequently used as jobbers against such big names as Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, and Wrestling/{{Ryback}}, because it seems that the WWE Universe is only interested in seeing the big names and not the mid-card. Thus, the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship both have lost their prestige, though both have their prestige status recovered when Wrestling/TheMiz (with the IC belt) and Cena (with the US belt) hold the belts in the 2015-16 period. This is known as being a "jobber to the stars". These are typically wrestlers that the bookers think might be a future main eventer (or at least a future upper mid-carder), and thus they're usually made to be a credible threat rather than simply being [[SquashMatch squashed]], even if they always lose to the top talent in the end. This leaves the jobber to the stars still looking strong enough that fans can buy into it if they're booked to TakeALevelInBadass down the road.

An established talent jobbing to a new wrestler is considered a huge favor, and will often boost the new wrestler's popularity instantly.

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* Wrestling/RonSimmons (with [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]] as The Acolytes) never received a singles push in the WWE WWE
(although he did become the first black WCW World Champion), and would only see action backstage in promos, after the runaway success of Doom (with Butch Reed) and the failed push with the Farooq gimmick. The most individual fame he gained in WWE was was
[[{{Flanderization}} as the guy who would randomly appear and say "DAMN!" at everything.]]
* [[WildSamoan Polynesian wrestlers]] often suffer this fate, regardless of their actual ability. The main exceptions are Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}, The Rock (who's Polynesian on his mother's side) and Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe, who are/were among their respective promotions' top stars. Roman Reigns seems to be going down this road as well, as he is in the middle of a huge push as a member of Wrestling/TheShield, though time will tell if it lasts. And Samoa Joe seems to be the only Samoan wrestler to achieve achieve
superstardom ''with his Samoan ancestry as part of his gimmick''.
* It's very common for WWE mid-carders such as Wrestling/KofiKingston, Wrestling/CodyRhodes, Wrestling/WadeBarrett, Wrestling/TheMiz, Wrestling/ZackRyder, [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli Antonio Cesaro]], [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]], and Wrestling/DamienSandow to be frequently used as jobbers against such big names as Wrestling/JohnCena, Wrestling/CMPunk, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/RandyOrton,
Wrestling/{{Sheamus}}, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio, and Wrestling/{{Ryback}}, because it seems that the WWE Universe is only interested in seeing the big names and not the mid-card. Thus, the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship both have lost their prestige, though both have their prestige status recovered when Wrestling/TheMiz (with the IC belt) and Cena (with the US belt) hold the belts in the 2015-16 period. This is known as being a "jobber to the stars". These are typically wrestlers that the bookers think might be a future main eventer (or at least a future upper mid-carder), and thus they're usually made to be a credible threat rather than simply being [[SquashMatch squashed]], even if they always lose to the top talent in the end. This leaves the jobber to the stars still looking strong enough that fans can buy into it if they're booked to TakeALevelInBadass down the road.

An established talent jobbing to a new wrestler is considered a huge favor, and will often boost the new wrestler's popularity popularity
instantly.


* The other thing Wrestling/SeanWaltman (The 1-2-3 Kid[=/=]Syxx[=/=]X-Pac) is known for is that he broke through with a (Kayfabe) upset of Razor Ramon. He'd been all over WWF TV as "The X Kid" with X changing on a seemingly weekly basis, at which point Wrestling/BretHart taunted Ramon and christened Waltman the "1-2-3" kid to mock "The Bad Guy."

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* The [[XPacHeat other thing thing]] Wrestling/SeanWaltman (The 1-2-3 Kid[=/=]Syxx[=/=]X-Pac) is known for is that he broke through with a (Kayfabe) upset of Razor Ramon. He'd been all over WWF TV as "The X Kid" with X changing on a seemingly weekly basis, at which point Wrestling/BretHart taunted Ramon and christened Waltman the "1-2-3" kid to mock "The Bad Guy."


* Virgil's tour as Wrestling/TedDiBiase's whipping boy. At least once before assuming the character of Virgil, Mike Jones was billed as "Luscious Brown"; his only known match under that name, which aired on ''WWF Wrestling Challenge'', was against "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff[[note]](during Orndorff's 1986-1987 heel run and feud with Hulk Hogan)[[/note]].

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* Virgil's tour as Wrestling/TedDiBiase's whipping boy. At least once before assuming the character of Virgil, Mike Jones was billed as "Luscious Brown"; his only known match under that name, which aired on ''WWF Wrestling Challenge'', was against "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff[[note]](during Wrestling/PaulOrndorff[[note]](during Orndorff's 1986-1987 heel run and feud with Hulk Hogan)[[/note]].


* The other thing Sean Waltman (123 Kid, Wrestling/XPac) is known for is that he broke through with a (Kayfabe) upset of Razor Ramon. He'd been all over WWF TV as "The X Kid" with X changing on a seemingly weekly basis, at which point Wrestling/BretHart taunted Ramon and christened Waltman the "1-2-3" kid to mock "The Bad Guy."

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* The other thing Sean Waltman (123 Kid, Wrestling/XPac) Wrestling/SeanWaltman (The 1-2-3 Kid[=/=]Syxx[=/=]X-Pac) is known for is that he broke through with a (Kayfabe) upset of Razor Ramon. He'd been all over WWF TV as "The X Kid" with X changing on a seemingly weekly basis, at which point Wrestling/BretHart taunted Ramon and christened Waltman the "1-2-3" kid to mock "The Bad Guy."


Rookies are often expected to spend their first few years "jobbing." In the field, this is known as "paying your dues," and wrestlers who avoid doing this are often scorned by veterans unless they are a sublime talent like Wrestling/TheBigShow, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, or Wrestling/KevinNash. Famous jobbing runs include:

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Rookies are often expected to spend their first few years "jobbing." In the field, this is known as "paying your dues," and wrestlers who avoid doing this are often scorned by veterans unless they are a sublime talent like Wrestling/TheBigShow, Wrestling/BigShow, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, or Wrestling/KevinNash. Famous jobbing runs include:



* Paul Wight (Wrestling/TheBigShow) achieved mega-stardom in his rookie year by not only winning the WCW championship, but by being the only wrestler in history to win Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (the Bible of Professional Wrestling) Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has rarely held any belt, and is usually either in squashes or jobs. He has jobbed to Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Kevin Nash and much smaller wrestlers. Outside of his occasional main event runs, he's basically the WWE equivalent of a GiantMook. He is, however, the only singles wrestler to date to have held the WCW, WWE, ''and'' ECW titles in the course of his career[[note]]Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys are the only tag team, and have also held the NWA, TNA and IWGP tag titles[[/note]]. He just rarely held any of them for very long.

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* Paul Wight (Wrestling/TheBigShow) (Wrestling/BigShow) achieved mega-stardom in his rookie year by not only winning the WCW championship, but by being the only wrestler in history to win Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (the Bible of Professional Wrestling) Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year awards in the same year. Since then, he has rarely held any belt, and is usually either in squashes or jobs. He has jobbed to Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Kevin Nash and much smaller wrestlers. Outside of his occasional main event runs, he's basically the WWE equivalent of a GiantMook. He is, however, the only singles wrestler to date to have held the WCW, WWE, ''and'' ECW titles in the course of his career[[note]]Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys are the only tag team, and have also held the NWA, TNA and IWGP tag titles[[/note]]. He just rarely held any of them for very long.


-->-- '''Mottos''' of Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and later [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]], stable The J.O.B. Squad

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-->-- '''Mottos''' of Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and later [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]], stable The J.O.B. Squad
Wrestling/TheJOBSquad


* Rookies can get experience and learn both in and out of {{Kayfabe}} even while jobbing. In Japan a tradition has been for newer wrestlers to be jobbing more often due to inexperience; Japanese pro wrestling legend Wrestling/KentaKobashi lost his first ''63'' matches (in an intentional attempt by Giant Baba to build him as a "never say die" {{Determinator}} before his first win, and Naomichi Marufuji was mostly a jobber in Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling before jumping to Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH. In general, if there's a tag match, expect the guy with the least experience to be pinned or submit.

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* Rookies can get experience and learn both in and out of {{Kayfabe}} even while jobbing. In Japan a tradition has been for newer wrestlers to be jobbing more often due to inexperience; Japanese pro wrestling legend Wrestling/KentaKobashi lost his first ''63'' matches (in an intentional attempt by Giant Baba to build him as a "never say die" {{Determinator}} before his first win, win), and Naomichi Marufuji was mostly a jobber in Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling before jumping to Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH. In general, if there's a tag match, expect the guy with the least experience to be pinned or submit.

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