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* This trope is the condition of TheBet made by Reno and Sam, the main characters in the ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode "Cutting Cards". As each of them is as much TheGambler and TheGamblingAddict as the other and has won and lost against the other over the years, they decide, upon meeting each other this time, to settle the score once and for all in [[TheBet one final match]], wherein the loser in TheBet must leave town for good so as to ensure that they'll never see each other again. Unfortunately for them, they keep drawing with each other in whatever competition they use in TheBet -- right up till the end of the episode.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Puyo Puyo on Stage]]'', Rulue challenges Arle to a battle, with the loser being banished from Primp Town forever. [[spoiler:Rulue ends up losing, but is talked out of leaving by the Dark Prince.]]


* At the climax of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes "Bugs Bunny Rides Again"]], Bugs suggests to Yosemite Sam that they play a game of gin rummy with the losers having to leave town. Bugs wins (through a typical KarmicTrickster move), but it's Bugs who leaves town voluntarily when the departing train is filled with a bevy of bathing beauties.

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* At the climax of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes "Bugs Bunny Rides Again"]], Bugs suggests to Yosemite Sam that they play a game of gin rummy with the losers loser having to leave town. Bugs wins (through a typical KarmicTrickster move), but it's Bugs who leaves town voluntarily when the departing train is filled with a bevy of bathing beauties.



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* At the climax of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes "Bugs Bunny Rides Again"]], Bugs suggests to Yosemite Sam that they play a game of gin rummy with the losers having to leave town. Bugs wins (through a typical KarmicTrickster move), but it's Bugs who leaves town voluntarily when the departing train is filled with a bevy of bathing beauties.


* William Regal also lost this kind of match. Regal failed a drug test and WWE needed a kayfabe explanation for his suspension that followed said test.

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* William Regal Wrestling/WilliamRegal also lost this kind of match. Regal failed a drug test and WWE needed a kayfabe explanation for his suspension that followed said test.



* One particularly egregious example from [=WCW=] featured Curt Hennig losing to Buff Bagwell in a Retirement Match, only to return to the ring THE NEXT DAY. Needless to say, this was booked by Wrestling/VinceRusso.

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* One particularly egregious example from [=WCW=] featured Curt Hennig Wrestling/CurtHennig losing to Buff Bagwell Wrestling/BuffBagwell in a Retirement Match, only to return to the ring THE NEXT DAY. Needless to say, this was booked by Wrestling/VinceRusso.


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* This was Wrestling/IvelisseVelez's work around when [[Wrestling/KarleePerez Catrina]] became jeffe of the Wrestling/LuchaUnderground Temple and refused to grant any former champions rematches(all the then current champions being [[DrunkWithPower her men]]), saying she, The Son Of Havoc and Angelico would leave the Temple if they failed to regain the trios title belts from The Disciples Of Death.


* ''VideoGame/{{DefJam|Series}}: Fight For NY'' has [[Music/SnoopDogg Crow]] challenge [[Creator/ChristoperJudge D-Mob]] to one of these, with the stipulation [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Loser goes to Jersey"]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{DefJam|Series}}: Fight For NY'' has [[Music/SnoopDogg Crow]] challenge [[Creator/ChristoperJudge D-Mob]] to one of these, with the stipulation [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Loser goes to Jersey"]].Jersey".


So, why have a Loser Leaves Town match? Sometimes, it's to explain the absence of a wrestler who's left the promotion. Other times, it's to give a wrestler time off to heal an injury, film a movie, or spend time with his family. Still others, it can be used to set up a CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown angle. And yet still other times, it's simply the only way to end a feud that's just gone on entirely too long and consumed the characters of both wrestlers. In the Wrestling/{{WWE}} world, with its three separate "brand" rosters, it can be used to move a wrestler from one brand to another. Rarely, if ever, does a LoserLeavesTown match result in the loser actually quitting wrestling; however, Gorilla Monsoon's last wrestling match was a LoserLeavesTown match that he lost.

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So, why have a Loser Leaves Town match? Sometimes, it's to explain the absence of a wrestler who's left the promotion. Other times, it's to give a wrestler time off to heal an injury, film a movie, or spend time with his family. Still others, it can be used to set up a CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown angle. And yet still other times, it's simply the only way to end a feud that's just gone on entirely too long and consumed the characters of both wrestlers. In the Wrestling/{{WWE}} world, with its three separate "brand" rosters, it can be used to move a wrestler from one brand to another. Rarely, if ever, does a LoserLeavesTown Loser Leaves Town match result in the loser actually quitting wrestling; however, Gorilla Monsoon's last wrestling match was a LoserLeavesTown Loser Leaves Town match that he lost.



** It is also worth noting that after losing a LoserLeavesTown match to [[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]] in 1993, Flair did not return to WWE until 2001 - and then only because he had ({{kayfabe}}) bought a 50% share in the company.

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** It is also worth noting that after losing a LoserLeavesTown Loser Leaves Town match to [[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]] in 1993, Flair did not return to WWE until 2001 - and then only because he had ({{kayfabe}}) bought a 50% share in the company.


* Wrestling/MercedesMartinez beat [[AtrociousAlias Pune Tang]] in a loser gets ''deported'' match. Two years later, [[YouLookFamiliar Sumie Sakai would make her debut on the same program.]]

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* In the adult-oriented Women's Extreme Wrestling promotion, Wrestling/MercedesMartinez beat [[AtrociousAlias Pune Tang]] in a loser gets ''deported'' match. Two years later, [[YouLookFamiliar Sumie Sakai Wrestling/SumieSakai would make her debut on the same program.]]


** Trixie's demand to Twilight Sparkle in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]". And Twilight actually gets kicked out! In the best spirit of the show Twilight uses lies, trickery and deceit to return and beat Trixie in a rematch.

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** Trixie's demand to Twilight Sparkle in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]". And Twilight actually gets kicked out! In the best spirit of the show show, Twilight uses lies, trickery and deceit to return and beat Trixie in a rematch.


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' had wrestling champion "The Incredible Bulk Brogan" declare one of these. It turned out the reason why is that he didn't want to wrestle anymore and needed a way to bow out.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' had wrestling champion "The Incredible Bulk Brogan" declare one of these. It turned out the reason why why, is that he didn't want to wrestle anymore and needed a way to bow out.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' a witch that loses a duel will generally leave town. Being publicly defeated makes it hard to maintain authority, and most witches are proud enough not to want to stick around people who've seen them lose.

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* VideoGame Example: VideoGame/{{DefJam|Series}}: Fight For NY has [[Music/SnoopDogg Crow]] challenge [[ChristoperJudge D-Mob]] to one of these, with the stipulation [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Loser goes to Jersey"]].
* Another video game Example: Mac's Last Stand in VideoGame/PunchOut (Wii version). Except that Mac needs to lose three matches to end his career. (This was actually the standard in Punch-Out for the NES.)

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* VideoGame Example: VideoGame/{{DefJam|Series}}: ''VideoGame/{{DefJam|Series}}: Fight For NY NY'' has [[Music/SnoopDogg Crow]] challenge [[ChristoperJudge [[Creator/ChristoperJudge D-Mob]] to one of these, with the stipulation [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Loser goes to Jersey"]].
* Another video game Example: Mac's Last Stand in VideoGame/PunchOut (Wii version).''VideoGame/PunchOut'' (Wii). Except that Mac needs to lose three matches to end his career. (This was actually the standard in Punch-Out for the NES.))

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' a witch that loses a duel will generally leave town. Being publicly defeated makes it hard to maintain authority, and most witches are proud enough not to want to stick around people who've seen them lose.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'': "Blue With Envy" has Sonic challenging the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' a witch that loses a duel will generally leave town. Being publicly defeated makes it hard TotallyRadical Swifty the Shrew to maintain authority, and most witches are proud enough not to want to stick a foot race around people who've seen them lose.the village, with banishment as punishment for the loser. Sonic thinks his superior speed won him the race, but he soon finds out that Swifty had already beaten him to the finish line. [[spoiler:Or rather, ''a'' Swifty crossed the line first, as Eggman reveals he'd built an army of Swifty the Shrews just to mess with Sonic.]]

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** This trope becomes more appropriate in sports leagues around the world that have a system of promotion and relegation, in which the worst-performing team(s) are sent to a lower-tiered league in exchange for the best-performing team(s) in the league below. Thus, some late-season matchups between two relegation-threatened teams might have a Loser Leaves Town feel to them. This system is standard in European [[UsefulNotes/FootyLeagues football leagues]] and most other team sports in Europe.
*** Uniquely among individual sports, sumo wrestling in Japan uses promotion and relegation, with the exception that any sumo wrestler who achieves the highest rank of Yokozuna can never be relegated out of the top level no matter what. Instead, a Yokozuna is supposed to as a matter of honor retire when he can no longer compete at the highest level.

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** This trope becomes more appropriate in sports leagues around the world that have a system of promotion and relegation, in which the worst-performing team(s) are sent to a lower-tiered league in exchange for the best-performing team(s) in the league below. Thus, some late-season matchups between two relegation-threatened teams might have a Loser Leaves Town feel to them. This system is standard in European [[UsefulNotes/FootyLeagues football leagues]] and most other team sports in Europe.
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Europe. Uniquely among individual sports, sumo wrestling in Japan uses promotion and relegation, with the exception that any sumo wrestler who achieves the highest rank of Yokozuna can never be relegated out of the top level no matter what. Instead, a Yokozuna is supposed to as a matter of honor retire when he can no longer compete at the highest level.


* In the UWF (the former Mid-South territory), Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan lost a "title vs. career" match to the One Man Gang, as a kayfabe explanation of his departure to go to the WWF.



* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was so desperate to end The Undertaker's Wrestlemania win streak, he agreed to put his career on the line at ''Wrestlemania XXVI''. Unfortunately for him, he failed to end 'Taker's streak. Michaels has made a point to make the stipulation stick, though he still appears for WWE from time to time.

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* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was so desperate to end The Undertaker's Wrestlemania win streak, he agreed to put his career on the line at ''Wrestlemania XXVI''. Unfortunately for him, he failed to end 'Taker's streak. Michaels has made a point to make the stipulation stick, though he still appears for WWE from time to time.


** This trope becomes more appropriate in sports leagues around the world that have a system of promotion and relegation, in which the worst-performing team(s) are sent to a lower-tiered league in exchange for the best-performing team(s) in the league below. Thus, some late-season matchups between two relegation-threatened teams might have a Loser Leaves Town feel to them. This system is standard in European [[FootyLeagues football leagues]] and most other team sports in Europe.

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** This trope becomes more appropriate in sports leagues around the world that have a system of promotion and relegation, in which the worst-performing team(s) are sent to a lower-tiered league in exchange for the best-performing team(s) in the league below. Thus, some late-season matchups between two relegation-threatened teams might have a Loser Leaves Town feel to them. This system is standard in European [[FootyLeagues [[UsefulNotes/FootyLeagues football leagues]] and most other team sports in Europe.


* Trixie's demand to Twilight Sparkle in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]" on ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]''.

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Trixie's demand to Twilight Sparkle in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]" on ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]''.Duel]]". And Twilight actually gets kicked out! In the best spirit of the show Twilight uses lies, trickery and deceit to return and beat Trixie in a rematch.

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