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* ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn'': At one point, Romeo (Wrestling/BillGoldberg) fights several hospital guards and orderlies, clearly all played by other pro-wrestlers. The moves in question quickly get... theatrical.

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* ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn'': At one point, Romeo (Wrestling/BillGoldberg) (Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}) fights several hospital guards and orderlies, clearly all played by other pro-wrestlers. The moves in question quickly get... theatrical.


This is usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet the throws in most real martial arts... [[BoringButPractical aren't all that eye-catching]]. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed armbar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. This might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.

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This is usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet the throws in most real martial arts... arts [[BoringButPractical aren't all that eye-catching]]. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed armbar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. This might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.


This is usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet most real martial arts have throws that... [[BoringButPractical aren't all that eye-catching]]. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed armbar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. This might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.

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This is usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet the throws in most real martial arts have throws that...arts... [[BoringButPractical aren't all that eye-catching]]. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed armbar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. This might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.


This is usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet most real martial arts have throws that are quite boring. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed armbar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. This might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.

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This is usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet most real martial arts have throws that... [[BoringButPractical aren't all that are quite boring.eye-catching]]. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed armbar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. This might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.

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* In ''Film/Firestorm1998'', Karge is a former professional wrestler. After losing his weapon while fighting Jesse at the trading post, he reverts to wrestling moves in an attempt to finish him off; even providing his own commentary.

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* In ''Fanfic/NeitherABirdNorAPlaneItsDeku'', Bakugou uses a rolling savate kick to close the distance on Izuku before putting him in a judo-style leg hold in preparation for a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Unfortunately, when your opponent is [[FlyingBrick Kryptonian]], this strategy only goes so far.
* ''Fanfic/MyHuntsmanAcademia:''
** In addition to specializing on boxing, Toshinori is also a skilled wrestler and judo practitioner, teaching Izuku both during their training sessions together. Izuku applies these during his spar against Weiss, suplexing her to prevent her from using her glyphs.
** Port is particularly famous for wrestling Grimm to the ground and easily tosses around Katsuki when the latter managed to swallow his pride long enough to ask for tips.


** It's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Cap]] pulls a perfect German suplex on the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]] during the bridge battle.

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** It's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, but [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Cap]] pulls a perfect German suplex on the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Winter Soldier]] during the bridge battle. Cap uses a chokeslam on Winter Soldier during their final battle.


Usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet most real martial arts have throws that are quite, well, boring. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed arm bar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. Also might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.

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Usually This is usually prevalent in video games, especially beat 'em ups. In your average beat 'em up, throws are compulsory, yet most real martial arts have throws that are quite, well, quite boring. And some martial arts don't have throws at all. So where can the designers find throws that are more interesting? [[ProfessionalWrestling Good ole wrasslin']]. A nice solid suplex or perfectly executed arm bar armbar can help convey untold amounts of badassness to a character as the viewer watches them delivering maximum ouch factor. Also This might be explained by the Japanese love of pro wrestling.



Of course, in RealLife, such crazy throws usually require the opponent to at least allow it to happen, and most of them require the person being thrown, suplexed, etc., to actually assist in the attempt (not all, but most). This means that these moves would be very easily countered by a resisting target, and would thus be pointless to use in a real combat situation. However, one of the most commonly seen moves, the German Suplex, ''can'' be delivered to a struggling/actively resisting opponent (as its simplest form is just grappling and falling backwards), but it is never as clean as TV would have you believe, although some professional wrestlers have demonstrated the strength to perform a "deadlift" (unassisted) German Suplex.

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Of course, in RealLife, such crazy throws usually require the opponent to at least allow it to happen, and most of them require the person being thrown, suplexed, etc., to actually assist in the attempt (not all, but most).attempt. This means that these moves would be very easily countered by a resisting target, and would thus be pointless to use in a real combat situation. However, one of the most commonly seen moves, the German Suplex, ''can'' be delivered to a struggling/actively resisting opponent (as its simplest form is just grappling and falling backwards), opponent, but it is never as clean as TV would have you believe, you'd think, although some professional wrestlers have demonstrated the strength to perform a "deadlift" (unassisted) German Suplex.



* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Eren [[spoiler: in Rogue Titan form]] utilizes this a lot in his second fight against [[spoiler: Annie, who is the Female Titan]], breaking out an assortment of moves ranging from the triangle choke, armbars, and knee bars. Considering that, according to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: his Titan form]] ''was'' based on MMA fighter Yushin Okami, this makes sense.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', Eren [[spoiler: in Eren, [[spoiler:in Rogue Titan form]] form]], utilizes this a lot in his second fight against [[spoiler: Annie, [[spoiler:Annie, who is the Female Titan]], breaking out an assortment of moves ranging from the triangle choke, armbars, and knee bars. Considering that, according to WordOfGod, [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his Titan form]] ''was'' based on MMA fighter Yushin Okami, this makes sense.



* How do you stop a receiver who won't go down? Philadelphia's Brian Dawkins' answer was the German Suplex. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrLo-4DGV0Y Most awesome tackle ever.]]
* Rolando [=McClain=] performs a [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=97aZ2Wd51pQ tackle on Rams receiver Danny Amendola]] that may have made [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]] proud. Granted, unlike Dawkins, [=McClain=] got flagged for it. It also got a bit of LampshadeHanging from the color commentator.
* And the best way to block a guy is with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UvKrdafqY chokeslam.]] No wonder so many wrestlers were ex-football players.

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* How do you stop a receiver who won't go down? Philadelphia's Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins' answer was the German Suplex. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrLo-4DGV0Y Most awesome tackle ever.]]
* Rolando [=McClain=] performs performed a [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=97aZ2Wd51pQ tackle on Rams receiver Danny Amendola]] that may have made [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson the Rock]] proud. Granted, unlike Dawkins, [=McClain=] got flagged for it. It also got a bit of LampshadeHanging from the color commentator.
* And the The best way to block a guy is with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UvKrdafqY chokeslam.]] No wonder so many wrestlers were ex-football players.



** Eventually, the highly dangerous nature of piledrivers resulted in the WWE outright banning almost any sort of piledriver, as an infamously botched sit-out piledriver given to Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin nearly left him paralyzed, and took ''years'' off his career.
*** Notable aversion: the Tombstone Piledriver of Undertaker fame is one of the safest moves in wrestling when properly executed, as the only impact is to the performer's knees, not the target's head. Note the distinction of "PROPERLY EXECUTED", young Tropers. Professional wrestlers are just that: professionals. They train for years to do it safely, and look at the list of injuries for any one pro wrestler who's been wrestling for any length of time.
*** Although if you look at early-Undertaker and current-Undertaker versions of the Tombstone, you can see there is a noticeable difference in the amount of impact the piledriven wrestler receives. The early ones get a ''lot'' more pressure on their head and neck...
*** Wrestling/MickFoley's number one rule in wrestling? Thou shalt not perform moves that can compress the vertebrae. He trusts Taker more than anyone else in the business, yet was legitimately scared ''every single time'' he was in the Tombstone. He lists a number of moves (piledrivers, suplexes, brainbusters, [=DDT=]s) that are lethal and tells people not to do them.



** Even stranger is that the rules of the tournament stated that Henry and Francis would fight as brothers in arms, meaning they wouldn't fight each other so as to avoid one being embarrassed if the other won.
* On May 24th, 2017 - the day before the Montana special election to fill a vacant Congressional seat - Republican candidate Greg Gianforte [[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/24/greg-gianforte-fox-news-team-witnesses-gop-house-candidate-body-slam-reporter.html took umbrage with an "aggressive reporter"]], reportedly ''chokeslamming'' him in retaliation.

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** Even stranger is that the rules of the tournament stated that Henry and Francis would fight as brothers in arms, meaning they wouldn't fight each other so as to avoid one being embarrassed if the other won.
* On May 24th, 2017 - 24, 2017, the day before the Montana special election to fill a vacant Congressional seat - seat, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte [[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/24/greg-gianforte-fox-news-team-witnesses-gop-house-candidate-body-slam-reporter.html took umbrage with an "aggressive reporter"]], reportedly ''chokeslamming'' him in retaliation.

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** However, a few wrestling moves are available as combat techniques, including elbow/knee drops, drop kicks, backbreakers, and even piledrivers. While risky and difficult to perform, succesful use can be devastating to the opponent


* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' goes all out on this trope. In addition to various characters, from the Boss to Oleg to Angel, busting out all kinds of wrestling moves multiple taunts the Boss can potentially have are taken from Wrestling/HulkHogan (who voices the aforementioned Angel), Wrestling/JohnCena and Wrestling/RicFlair and Killbane himself uses multiple wrestling terms such as "high spot", no surprise since he's an evil MaskedLuchador... hell he leads an entire gang of them! Volition seems to have quite a number of wrestling fans on their staff.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', one member of the CDA performs a Flying Elbow Drop during a group takedown of a suspect.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', one member of the CDA performs a Flying Elbow Drop during a group takedown of a suspect.



* ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheRturn'': At one point, Romeo (Wrestling/BillGoldberg) fights several hospital guards and orderlies, clearly all played by other pro-wrestlers. The moves in question quickly get... theatrical.

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* ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheRturn'': ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheReturn'': At one point, Romeo (Wrestling/BillGoldberg) fights several hospital guards and orderlies, clearly all played by other pro-wrestlers. The moves in question quickly get... theatrical.

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* ''Film/UniversalSoldierTheRturn'': At one point, Romeo (Wrestling/BillGoldberg) fights several hospital guards and orderlies, clearly all played by other pro-wrestlers. The moves in question quickly get... theatrical.


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* Riley Freeman is a fan of chucking folding chairs at people, the way Wrestling/{{Sabu}} does.

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* Riley Freeman is a fan of chucking folding chairs at people, the way Wrestling/{{Sabu}} does.
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* In ''Fanfic/FateSunnyOrder'', Gilgamesh started suplexing Ritsuka almost ''immediately'' after being summoned, apparently as a means of training him. And then there's the naked wrestling matches...
* ''Fanfic/FutureTense'': Vivio definitely learned some moves with Sieglinde. Not even Deville can stand being thrown from the stratosphere.
* In ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} uses some wrestling moves, such like the Grab move she used to hurl her evil duplicate into a star.
* In ''Fanfic/DarkishSouls'', Solaire of Astora don't shy away from using wrestling moves. Or Suplexing Maneater Mildred.
* ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'': Even villains use wrestling moves every so often. Demostrated when U-Ban performed a Backbreaker on ComicBook/PowerGirl.
* ''FanFic/SpidersAndMagicRiseOfSpiderMane'': Black Cat gives Venom-Luna a spinning [=DDT=] in Chapter 54.
* In ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] German Suplexes a Kryptonian vampire into the ground, right where a stake had been previously and strategically placed earlier.
* In ''FanFic/MaterialDays'', Yuuno has a nightmare of Nanoha doing such moves to him.
* ''Fanfic/ProtocultureEffect'' provides several examples:
** Kaidan, in a veritech, grabs a geth fighter in midair and ''piledrives'' it.
** In the Relay War, pilots are noted doing this... including one who did it to Tyune Satarn, destroying ''both'' of their fighters.
* ''Fanfic/TheFireOfFuturesPast'': Jumba's story essentially becomes a giant destructive wrestling match between [=Kaiju!626=] and Robo-Pleakley, with Stitch and Pleakley actually reenacting the scenes themselves.
* In ''Fanfic/KaraOfRokyn'', the titular heroine becomes a professional wrestler, and uses her new set of techniques on superhuman opponents such as [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Faora Hu-Ul]].
* A variety of professional wrestling moves such as the Huricanrana, various submission holds, and even moves like the Frankensteiner and Power Bomb show up from time to time in ''Fanfic/StillWatersSeries''.
* In ''Fanfic/TheLastDaughter'', Taylor suplexes [[EldritchAbomination Behemoth]] into a Canadian Island. From ''outer space''.



* Franchise/WonderWoman used wrestling moves occasionally on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. Her best was probably the time she German suplexed Mongul hard enough to leave a crater. A mind controlled Wonder Woman straight up powerbombs Vixen after the latter attempts to tackle her while using the strength and weight of an elephant. Yes friends, Wonder Woman just powerbombed and elephant! Not just Wonder Woman, either. Solomon Grundy gives Superman a standard vertical suplex in "The Terror Beyond". In "The Cat and the Canary" Atomic Skull gives Wildcat a cage assisted back suplex, then upon recovering, Wildcat, a trained boxer and martial artist, responds with a pro-wrestling style clothesline. A few other pro-wrestling moves show up throughout the series as well by various characters.
** And then Wondy does it again in both ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'' and it is ''awesome''.
** Fridge Brilliance: wrestling was most likely invented in Greece.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman used wrestling moves occasionally on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. Her best was probably the time she German suplexed Mongul hard enough to leave a crater. A mind controlled Wonder Woman straight up powerbombs Vixen after the latter attempts to tackle her while using the strength and weight of an elephant. Yes friends, Wonder Woman just powerbombed and elephant! Not just Wonder Woman, either. Solomon Grundy gives Superman a standard vertical suplex in "The Terror Beyond". In "The Cat and the Canary" Atomic Skull gives Wildcat a cage assisted back suplex, then upon recovering, Wildcat, a trained boxer and martial artist, responds with a pro-wrestling style clothesline. A few other pro-wrestling moves show up throughout the series as well by various characters.
** * And then Wondy does it again in both ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'' and it is ''awesome''.
** Fridge Brilliance: wrestling was most likely invented in Greece.
''awesome''.


* The sport of UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts allows a wide range of wrestling moves to be used in actual athletic competition, creating some spectacular matches. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzk66VwinCc six minute compilation]] provides a number of examples. In Japan, many pro wrestlers compete in both staged "show wrestling" and legitimate "shoot wrestling" in which they put their skills to work in actual MMA-style fights. Of course, part of that is the fact that pro wrestling grew out of amateur wrestling, especially Greco-Roman wrestling. In amateur wrestling, the suplex is pronounced suplay--a nice bonus for anyone who remembers Wrestling/GordonSolie. Mixed Martial Arts itself owes a lot of its existence to pro wrestling, or rather "shoot wrestling", developed by Wrestling/KarlGotch.

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* The sport of UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts allows a wide range of wrestling moves to be used in actual athletic competition, creating some spectacular matches. This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzk66VwinCc six minute compilation]] provides a number of examples. In Japan, many pro wrestlers compete in both staged "show wrestling" and legitimate "shoot wrestling" in which they put their skills to work in actual MMA-style fights. Of course, part of that is the fact that pro wrestling grew out of amateur wrestling, especially Greco-Roman wrestling.and UsefulNotes/CatchWrestling. In amateur wrestling, the suplex is pronounced suplay--a nice bonus for anyone who remembers Wrestling/GordonSolie. Mixed Martial Arts itself owes a lot of its existence to pro wrestling, or rather "shoot wrestling", developed by Wrestling/KarlGotch.

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