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* AssPull: [[spoiler: TheReveal that he was the one responsible for the attacks on Wrestling/RomanReigns and was simply letting Wrestling/DanielBryan think he was working for him]]. It's supposed to make him come off as TheChessmaster, but, since he had no real reason to ally with Bryan, and his reason for attacking [[spoiler:Reigns]] basically boils down to [[ItAmusedMe "I felt like it]], it instead came off as WWE picking him [[ShockingSwerve because no one would suspect it]].

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* AssPull: [[spoiler: TheReveal that he was the one responsible for the attacks on Wrestling/RomanReigns and was simply letting Wrestling/DanielBryan think he was working for him]]. It's supposed to make him come off as TheChessmaster, but, since he had no real reason to ally with Bryan, and his reason for attacking [[spoiler:Reigns]] basically boils down to [[ItAmusedMe "I felt like it]], it"]], it instead came off as WWE picking him [[ShockingSwerve because no one would suspect it]].

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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: At the height of the tag match between the team of [[Wrestling/TheDarkOrder John Silver, Alex Reynolds]] and "Hangman" Wrestling/AdamPage, and the team of [[Wrestling/InnerCircle MJF, Santana and Ortiz]] at the memorial show for the late Wrestling/BrodieLee (the former Luke Harper), MJF's bodyguard Wardlow ran in while the referee was distracted to attack Reynolds- only for Erick Redbeard to come thundering out to stop him, planting Wardlow with an Iron Claw Chokeslam and driving him off backstage. [[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Bryan Alvarez]] would call this "the most perfect run-in of all time", saying that with all the history between the former Bludgeon Brothers, not even ''[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]'' running in could have matched it. After the Dark Order secured the win in Brodie's memory, Erick returned to embrace Silver and Reynolds, tearfully holding up a sign with a final message for his departed friend: [[TearJerker "Goodbye for now, my brother. See you down the road."]]


%%* ShockingMoments: Pretty much, any time he uses the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRD8B6y5zqY spinning heel kick]]

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%%* * ShockingMoments: Pretty much, any time he uses the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRD8B6y5zqY spinning heel kick]]


* ArcFatigue: His story in late 2019-early 2020 involved him bringing a covered cage with apparently some kind of animal in it to the ring every week as he squashes a {{jobber}}. And that's ''all he's done, for months on end.'' Sometimes we get teases of something more, like the jobber messing with the cage and pressing Rowan's BerserkButton, or Rowan forcing his beaten opponent's face under the cloth so whatever is in it can savage their face, or whatever is in it biting Rowan himself and drawing blood, but ultimately Rowan is doing nothing at all except squashing jobbers, week after week without end, and ''nobody cares any more.'' Eventually when it was finally revealed to be [[spoiler:a large ([[SpecialEffectsFailure and obviously animatronic]]) tarantula]] the audience mostly rolled their eyes.

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* ArcFatigue: His story in late 2019-early 2020 involved him bringing a covered cage with apparently some kind of animal in it to the ring every week as he squashes a {{jobber}}. And that's ''all he's done, for months on end.'' Sometimes we get teases of something more, like the jobber messing with the cage and pressing Rowan's BerserkButton, or Rowan forcing his beaten opponent's face under the cloth so whatever is in it can savage their face, or whatever is in it biting Rowan himself and drawing blood, but ultimately Rowan is doing nothing at all except squashing jobbers, week after week without end, and ''nobody cares any more.'' Eventually when it was finally revealed to be [[spoiler:a large ([[SpecialEffectsFailure and obviously animatronic]]) tarantula]] the audience mostly rolled their eyes. A week later, Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre destroyed the cage [[spoiler:and the toy tarantula]], [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing to a loud applause from the audience.]]


* HolyShitQuotient: Pretty much, any time he uses the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRD8B6y5zqY spinning heel kick]]

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* HolyShitQuotient: %%* ShockingMoments: Pretty much, any time he uses the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRD8B6y5zqY spinning heel kick]]


* ArcFatigue: His story in late 2019-early 2020 involved him bringing a covered cage with apparently some kind of animal in it to the ring every week as he squashes a {{jobber}}. And that's ''all he's done, for months on end.'' Sometimes we get teases of something more, like the jobber messing with the cage and pressing Rowan's BerserkButton, or Rowan forcing his beaten opponent's face under the cloth so whatever is in it can savage their face, or whatever is in it biting Rowan himself and drawing blood, but ultimately Rowan is doing nothing at all except squashing jobbers, week after week without end, and ''nobody cares any more.''

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* ArcFatigue: His story in late 2019-early 2020 involved him bringing a covered cage with apparently some kind of animal in it to the ring every week as he squashes a {{jobber}}. And that's ''all he's done, for months on end.'' Sometimes we get teases of something more, like the jobber messing with the cage and pressing Rowan's BerserkButton, or Rowan forcing his beaten opponent's face under the cloth so whatever is in it can savage their face, or whatever is in it biting Rowan himself and drawing blood, but ultimately Rowan is doing nothing at all except squashing jobbers, week after week without end, and ''nobody cares any more.'' Eventually when it was finally revealed to be [[spoiler:a large ([[SpecialEffectsFailure and obviously animatronic]]) tarantula]] the audience mostly rolled their eyes.

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* ArcFatigue: His story in late 2019-early 2020 involved him bringing a covered cage with apparently some kind of animal in it to the ring every week as he squashes a {{jobber}}. And that's ''all he's done, for months on end.'' Sometimes we get teases of something more, like the jobber messing with the cage and pressing Rowan's BerserkButton, or Rowan forcing his beaten opponent's face under the cloth so whatever is in it can savage their face, or whatever is in it biting Rowan himself and drawing blood, but ultimately Rowan is doing nothing at all except squashing jobbers, week after week without end, and ''nobody cares any more.''


* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rowan actually experienced quite a spike in popularity when he [[UnexpectedCharacter unexpectedly showed up to join Team Cena]] during their 2014 Survivor Series battle against Wrestling/TheAuthority.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rowan actually experienced quite a spike in popularity when he [[UnexpectedCharacter unexpectedly showed up to join Team Cena]] during their 2014 Survivor Series battle against Wrestling/TheAuthority. It didn't last, but it was notable by then.




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* {{Woolseyism}}: The Bludgeon Brothers's tag name was translated by Spanish Atresmedia commentator Fernando Costilla as "Los Hermanos de la Maza" ("The Brothers of the Mace"), not only because the original name is tricky to translate faithfully to Spanish, but also to make a pun - "De la Maza" is actually a real surname in Spain.


* AssPull: [[spoiler: TheReveal that he was the one responsible for the attacks on Wrestling/RomanReigns and was simply letting Wrestling/DanielBryan think he was working for him]]. It's supposed to make him come off as TheChessmaster, but, since his allying himself him Bryan got him nothing (save a Tag Team title run) and his reason for attacking [[spoiler:Reigns]] basically boils down [[ItAmusedMe "I felt like it]], it instead came off as WWE picking him [[ShockingSwerve because no one would suspect it]].

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* AssPull: [[spoiler: TheReveal that he was the one responsible for the attacks on Wrestling/RomanReigns and was simply letting Wrestling/DanielBryan think he was working for him]]. It's supposed to make him come off as TheChessmaster, but, since his allying himself him Bryan got him nothing (save a Tag Team title run) he had no real reason to ally with Bryan, and his reason for attacking [[spoiler:Reigns]] basically boils down to [[ItAmusedMe "I felt like it]], it instead came off as WWE picking him [[ShockingSwerve because no one would suspect it]].

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* AssPull: [[spoiler: TheReveal that he was the one responsible for the attacks on Wrestling/RomanReigns and was simply letting Wrestling/DanielBryan think he was working for him]]. It's supposed to make him come off as TheChessmaster, but, since his allying himself him Bryan got him nothing (save a Tag Team title run) and his reason for attacking [[spoiler:Reigns]] basically boils down [[ItAmusedMe "I felt like it]], it instead came off as WWE picking him [[ShockingSwerve because no one would suspect it]].



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* UnexpectedCharacter: Despite being eliminated from the 2015 Royal Rumble, he showed up anyway, attacking Wrestling/CurtisAxel before his chance to get in the ring and briefly sparking a Wyatt Family reunion. Axel didn't handle it well...
** Before that when he suddenly showed up out of nowhere to become the 5th man on [[Wrestling/JohnCena Team Cena]] for their clash against Wrestling/TheAuthority at Survivor Series 2014. Not even Cena knew what to make of it when Rowan came striding down the ramp, looking as confused as anyone.
** Nobody expected him to make his return from injury at the ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2019'' and assist Wrestling/DanielBryan in his WWE title match against Wrestling/AJStyles either. ''Certainly'' not dressed in flannelette.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Pretty much, any time he uses the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRD8B6y5zqY spinning heel kick]]


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* FashionVictimVillain: Subverted with Erick Rowan's attire. His coveralls would look ridiculous with another wrestler in another gimmick, but his look makes him look like, if anything, an old-fashioned gas station attendant or mechanic-turned slasher movie serial killer. It actually works pretty well, especially with the mask.
* HolyShitQuotient: Pretty much, any time he uses the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRD8B6y5zqY spinning heel kick]]


* DespairEventHorizon: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN_lgapNhsM In this promo]], Rowan gives us some backstory about himself and how he Bray Wyatt found him. Erick Rowan, due to his intimidating stature, was pretty much a social outcast all of his life and was often seen as nothing more than a monster, leaving him vulnerable to Bray Wyatt, who who used him for his own mean's, and that Wrestling/JohnCena was the first person EVER to stood up for him. It's pretty jarring in you think about it, because this could happen in [[TruthInTelevision real life]], where people can be easily manipulated by other's to do wrong because society can at times be too overwhelming for them.

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* DespairEventHorizon: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN_lgapNhsM In this promo]], Rowan gives us some backstory about himself and how he Bray Wyatt (Bray Wyatt) found him. Erick Rowan, due to his intimidating stature, was pretty much a social outcast all of his life and was often seen as nothing more than a monster, leaving him vulnerable to Bray Wyatt, who who used him for his own mean's, means, and that Wrestling/JohnCena was the first person EVER to stood stand up for him. It's pretty jarring in you think about it, because this could happen in [[TruthInTelevision real life]], where people can be easily manipulated by other's to do wrong because society can at times be too overwhelming for them.


* BaseBreaker: His face turn in November 2014. Most believe he fits the role well, while other's believe he shouldn't have never turned face in the first place. It doesn't really help matter's much as Rowan's face turn was a last-minute decision due to Sheamus had to be written off due to injury.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: His face turn in November 2014. Most believe he fits the role well, while other's believe he shouldn't have never turned face in the first place. It doesn't really help matter's much as Rowan's face turn was a last-minute decision due to Sheamus had to be written off due to injury.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rowan actually experienced quite a spike in popularity when he [[UnexpectedCharacter unexpectedly showed up to join Team Cena]] during their 2014 Survivor Series battle against Wrestling/TheAuthority.

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