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Catch-Phrase is a staple of Professional Wrestling. As such, it deserves its own page.

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  • There's never a bad time for Booker T to refer to someone as a "sucka", most often when, at the end of a promo, he asks "CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKAAAAAAAA?!"
  • "YES! YES! YES!"
  • "BEST IN THE WORLD!!"
  • In the early years of Pro Wrestling Zero 1 and later, TNA "It is not the size of the fighter, but the size of the fight he will bring!"
  • DDP wants you to know that in your next match, YOU WILL FEEL! THE! BANG!
  • The New Age Outlaws had a catch-SPEECH, spoken at the beginning of most of their matches:
    • "OH YOU DIDN'T KNOW? Yo' ass better call somebodeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!"
    • "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, D-Generation X is proud to present the current/future and (previous reigns)-time TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS OF THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOORLD...THE ROAD DOGG JESSE JAMES, THE BAD ASS BILLY GUNN, THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!" "And if you ain't down with that, we got TWO WORDS FOR YA!"
    • Witness this clip. The intro takes about 2-and-a-half minutes and the fans know every single word.
  • Did Eddie Guerrero tell you he didn't have a catchphrase? HE LIED!
  • Similar to the New Age Outlaws above, Enzo Amore had a catch-speech of his own. However, unlike the Outlaws who were rarely seen solo, Enzo has gradually lost his tag-alongs over the years; Carmella going first to transition to being a singles competitor, followed (eventually) by Colin "Big Cass" Cassady when he turned heel and split up the duo in the first half of 2017. Now, with Enzo himself turning heel in the latter half of the same year, his modular self-announcing catchphrase has been drastically shortened.
    • "MY name! Is Enzo! Amore! And I am... a Certified G! And a bonafide stud! And you can't! Teach! That!"
    • "And this right here?! This is Biiiiig Cass! And he's seven foot tall! And you can't! Teach! That!"
    • "And this right here?! This is Carmella! And she's hot as hell! And you can't! Teach! That!"
    • The intro always ends with: "Bada-boom! Realest guy/guys in the room! How you doin'..?!"
    • And then after cutting a promo against their opponents in the ring: "There's only ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOU, AND I'M GONNA SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU. S. A. W. F. T. SAWFT!"
  • Goldberg would often demand of the camera a simple "WHO'S NEXT?", fitting for a guy who almost never cut a promo.
  • "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan's boisterous HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
  • Given the volatility and cult following of his series of shoot interviews, The Iron Sheik has turned the list, "Suplex 'em, put 'em in the camel clutch, break his back, fuck his ass, and make him humble!" into a catch phrase.
  • It's true, it's true!
    • It's real, it's damn real!
    • Big Poppa Pump is your hook-up. HOLLA IF YOU HEAR ME!
  • Monty Brown had "Feel the power... of The Pounce!"
  • The Mountie "The Mountie always gets his man!"
  • "Ravishing" Rick Rude: "What I'd like now, is for all you fat, out-of-shape, [alliteration based on city]] to be quiet, while I remove my robe, and show these ladies what a REAL man looks like!"
  • "Mr. Monday Night" Rob Van Dam will take time in the middle of the match to remind you he's "the whole fuckin'/damn show!"
  • "Ladies and gentlemen, Shawn Michaels has left the building". (a parody of the well known "Elvis has left the building")
  • And even the announcers get in on it, which can be traced back to Gordon Solie's frequent comment that a wrestler was "wearing the crimson mask".
    • Gorilla Monsoon frequently dealt with some of the more outlandish claims of Jesse Ventura and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan with "Will you stop?"
    • Jim Ross's oft-parodied "[someone's] stompin' a mudhole", "[someone's getting beat] like a government mule", matches (or wrestlers) are "bowling-shoe ugly", and a really good, really vicious beating is a "slobberknocker".
      • In his UWF days, Ross also shouted, "High elevation!" and "Pinning predicament" with amusing regularity.
      • Bah Gawd!
    • Joey Styles, meanwhile, has "OH MY GOD!" (or the lucha-related version, "AY DIOS MIO!"), a wrestler "getting introduced" to various hard-hitting objects, and referring to flying wrestlers as "Air _____".
      • CAT FIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!
    • Jerry Lawler is happy to shout "Puppies!" at the slightest provocation.
      • His TNA counterpart, Tazz, has "Let the pidgeons loose!" whenever a Knockout (especially The Beautiful People) enters the ring.
      • Speaking of Taz(z), back in his WWE days, it was "Well, here comes the pain!" Whenever Brock Lesnar's entrance theme played.#
      • And because of that, whenever D'Angelo Dinero enters the arena, Tazz gets to say "Welp, here comes the Pope!"
    • WCW's Tony Schiavone frequently felt that the particular PPV/Nitro/Thunder/Worldwide/whatever was "the greatest night in the history of our sport". This has occurred more than once a week, leading some to believe that Schiavone has severe memory problems.
    • This is not Fair to Flair.
  • When you're nWo, you're nWo 4 Life!
    • And you're "Just... 2... Sweeeeeet!"
  • Wrestling lives for these, and virtually every wrestler has Catch-Phrase or two, from Hulk Hogan's "What'cha gonna do?" to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's "Gimme a hell yeah!" to The Undertaker's "Rest In Peace!" to John Cena's "You can't see me!" (today used more often in his Entrance Music).
  • How can we forget about the universal "After our fight at [insert PPV here] you no longer be [insert name of the championship here]champion anymore]"
  • "Yo yo yo let me speak on dis! Orale! Arriba la Raza! We are los vatos locos forever, man! We bout it bout it and rowdy rowdy!"
  • Sean O' Haire: "I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
  • Christopher Daniels is giving you permission to worship him..., ...., NOW!
  • This victory just proves what Chris Hero always says. "Kings reign supreme."
  • "That's not cool."
  • Particularly wordy promo from Caprice Coleman? Cedric Alexander's only got one way to follow that. "Amen"
  • Elias (née Samson) never plays anything before asking "WHO WANTS TO WALK WITH ELIAS?!"
  • ...Glorious!


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