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Toon Zone Wrestling is a crossover wrestling fanfiction created by KingFezProductions on DeviantArt. Described as a "CAW League in text", it features fictional characters and celebrities as its wrestlers. The league began in the summer of 2017, and after a hiatus, has returned with semi-regular updates as of May 2019.

Toon Zone Wrestling can be found on KingFezProductions' DeviantArt gallery here.

Toon Zone Wrestling contains examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: Both of Garnet's entrance songs, "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)" and "Conqueror", are songs by her voice actress, Estelle.
  • all lowercase letters: As in his home game, all of Sans' dialogue in "Homecoming" is written this way.
  • Animated Actors: The fictional characters make mention of working with networks and their own creators.
    • Brandon is the most blunt example, frequently mentioning his old show, as well as his relationship to Mr. Williams.
    • Finn and Jake's profile mentions that Mr. Williams brought up the fact that Cartoon Network wouldn't promote the end of their show.
    • On Friday Night Fight 1-3, Inkling mentions how localization butchered Pearl and Marina's dynamic.
  • Author Appeal: In-Universe, the entire reason for the company's existence. Williams made his money in cartoons and games, and wanted to be a wrestling promoter.
    • Also why Jimmy Buffett was hired: Mr. Williams is a parrothead.
    • Williams is also a connoisseur of craft beer, hence why a lot of the minority sponsors tend to be microbreweries.
  • Author Avatar: Mr. Williams, TZW's owner and head booker. Brandon used to be this, as the star of Mr. Williams' first show, Cabin Bunch.
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  • The Bad Guy Wins: a number of heels left One Hot Night with the belts: The Hatebreed beat Adventure Time for the Tag Team Championships, Grade won the Hardcore Annihilator to win the Hardcore Championship, and most importantly, Tornado beat Woolie for the TZW Championship.
  • Bash Brothers: Most tag teams, but Finn and Jake, Adventure Time, and Rainbow Dash and Inkling, the Spectrum Warriors, really exemplify this.
  • Bilingual Backfire: On the sixth episode of Friday Night Fight, Rarity hosts Pablo on "La Boutique". She initially plays that she doesn't understand him, which prompts him to break down the differences between her canon personality and her TZW character. At the end, Rarity signs off in fluent Spanish, implying she knew exactly what he said.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Much like in canon, Pablo Sanchez only speaks Spanish. His Gun To Your Head segment reveals that, much like in canon, English is his first language, but that he prefers Spanish.
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  • Combat Commentator: As is typical of professional wrestling. This league's are Sunny Day and EpicLLOYD.
  • Enforced Plug: As acknowledged in TZW: A Concern In The Locker Room, TZW's deal with Tervis cups required one advert per show between PPV 1 and Barfight.
  • Expospeak Gag: On "Friday Night Fight 1-7", Valentine refers to Bubbles as "a homunculus made of sucrose, capsaicin, dopamine, and a reactive bio-agent,", or more simply: sugar, spice, everything nice, and Chemical X.
  • Garbage Wrestler: The staple of wrestlers in the Hardcore division, like Kenny and Plunderbird.
  • Gimmick Matches: TZW features a few originals:
    • Mayhem: A triple-threat, one-fall contest where weapons are scattered around ringside, and competitors enter carrying their own weapons. First used to find contenders for the first TZW Hardcore Champion. The Ultimate Mayhem changes it up to be a falls-count-anywhere elimination contest, with the contenders still entering with a preferred weapon.
    • Thunderdome: Two competitors face off inside a steel cage that is wrapped in barbed wire, with weapons hung up on the walls, some of which are character-themed (e.g. for a match between Bubbles and Valentine, weapons included an IV stand, a weighted Octi, and beakers). Match is won by submission or having your opponent be unable to answer a 10-count.
    • Hardcore Annihilator: Inspired by the Robot Wars Annihilators, it's the mandatory hardcore cluster for season finales. Six competitors enter, with eliminations occurring by pinfall, submission, or knockout. Weapons are scattered around the ring, and can be accessed at any time. Last competitor standing is TZW Hardcore Champion.
    • Xscape Match: A concept borrowed from Impact Wrestling, six participants start in a ring enclosed by a cage. Participants are eliminated by pinfall or submission until there are two left, upon which the winner is whoever escapes the cage first.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: During the lead-up to PPV 1, Mr. Williams could commonly be found nursing a bottle of a beer by sponsor Mother Earth Brewing in an attempt to calm his nerves. This returned in the lead to One Hot Night for the same reason, leading to his decision to hire a subordinate.
  • Insult Backfire: In "Homecoming", when Chara calls Sans a "motherfucker", Sans replies that he is, and in a few months, there's going to be a bundle of proof.
  • Jobber: The league has their own stable of recurring jobbers, dubbed "Will Job 4 Money". These include Wes, Yahtzee, and the Loch Ness Blogster.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference:
    • During the Mayhem on WAR 1-7, Keisha pulls out a portrait of Booker T holding a framed picture of Scott Hall, a nod to the infamous San Francisco 49ers match, which prompts this commentary:
      Lloyd: What? What is the joke here?
      Sunny: If you know, you know, Lloyd, but why?
    • When Joey Claire is revealed as one of the participants in the six-woman battle royal on WAR 2-1, Sunny has no idea who she is. Lloyd comments that he "thinks she's a Homestuck", then reiterates what a pull she is.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Due to Williams hiring people based on popularity, there's a lot of franchises represented in TZW, including cartoons, video games, webcomics, YouTubers, toys, real-life musicians, and characters from Williams' other creative endeavors.
  • Non-Mammal Mammaries: Discussed on "Friday Night Fight 1-6". During a match where Undyne cosplays as Kenshiro, complete with emulating the latter's Big Dipper birthmark on athletic tape, Lloyd questions if she even needs the tape, being a fish woman. Sunny is also unsure, but decides they're erring on the side of caution.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • When asked how she knows the driving time between The Neighborhood and Gravity Falls, Sunny states that she and some friends went to Gravity Falls one summer, but they ended up there during Summerween... and it did not end well.
    • At some point, Templar set Plunderbird's hat on fire.
  • Odd Friendship: Chara and Eric Sparrow, who comprise the tag team The Hatebreed; Rainbow Dash and Inkling, the Spectrum Warriors; and Elan and Jimmy Buffett, known as The Captain and The Kid.
  • Oh, My Gods!: During the first "Gun To Your Head" segment, Elan lets out a "Sweet Banjo!" upon seeing Woolie's gun.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Dipper Pines, as he is in canon. His actual name Mason has only been said once on-air, and that was in a backstage segment.
    • The Miis names are also never said, and aren't given on their bio, unlike Dipper.
    • "Templar" is also technically a title rather than a name, although he himself is unaware of what his name actually is.
  • "On the Next Episode of..." Catch-Phrase: Vague TZW time, same TZW gallery!
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Pablo decides to respond to Pat's One Hot Night challenge in English, something he lampshades immediately beforehand by declaring the switch in Spanish.
  • Parts Unknown: Played with. Some characters are announced from their actual (fictional) hometowns, which are real locations in this world, e.g. Undyne is billed from Waterfall, Bubbles is billed from Townsville, Stan and Kenny are from South Park, etc. Played straight with Eddie the Head, who's billed from Somewhere In Time.
    • Averted in the case of Rainbow Dash and Rarity, who are billed from Vancouver, British Columbia note  and Atlantic City, New Jersey note , respectively.
    • Also played straight and subverted in regards to the Miis: starting from Barfight, they're billed as being from Nintendo Land together, but separately, Red is billed from Osaka, and Blue from Washington, D.C.
  • Precision F-Strike: Sunny, usually a consummate professional, had this to say after seeing Woolie's "Gun To Your Head" interview segment:
    What the fuck was that.
  • Production Throwback: Brandon is this In-Universe, being the star of Mr. Williams' previous show.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The year-and-a-half wait for PPV 1's release was acknowledged In-Universe as a Creator Breakdown for Mr. Williams.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: A majority of wrestlers have these, the exceptions being Undyne, Templar, Valentine, The Miis, and Pablo, who have music from their games of origin.
  • Season Finale:
    • Season 1's was "One Hot Night", which saw nearly every TZW championship change hands, some for the first time ever. It also saw the arrival of TZW's new General Manager, D-Mob.
  • Signing-Off Catchphrase: Sunny Day ends broadcasts with, "For TZW and Epic LLOYD, I'm Sunny Day, and good night!"
  • Shout-Out:
    • During the first Alt Week, Finn and Jake dressed up as Steven and Rick, respectively, Valentine donned her Hiryu colors, Blue Mii imitated Boxing Matt, and Undyne cosplayed as Kenshiro.
    • Some of the minority sponsors include UrinatingTree, Bob's Burgers, Camp Campbell, MTT Burger Emporium, The Delicious Last Course, and Crazy-Go-Nuts University.
    • There are quite a few nods to OSW Review:
      • Wrestlers going up to the second rope is occasionally referred to as going up to "Bret's rope".
      • When Finn and Jake make the save at the start of the melee at the end of Friday Night Fight 1-15, the narration refers to it as "Pearl Harboring".
      • The OSW nods go up during the first leg of Season 2, as they're sponsoring the show. These include Sunny explicitly dropping "the deadliest rope" on commentary, and her and Lloyd playing "What Bar?" with some wrestlers' attires.
    • During a match on Friday Night Fight 1-11 between Black Widow and Undyne, after the narration describes Widow putting her finisher in on Undyne as "scissoring around her", it drops "PHRASING" before moving on.
    • When "alien hunting" on WAR 1-14, Inkling remarks that there's an alien among us. The reference is hammered home when Kenny says that they better splat her before she turns sus.
    • Upon winning the TZW Tag Team Championships at PPV 1, Blue Mii declares that "we've got the gold, sucka!". Scootaloo cuts him off before he can finish the quote. Quote 
    • One of the weapons in the Mayhem on Friday Night Fight 1-6 is a Crossing Guard.
    • The Hardcore Annihilator is an explicit reference to Robot Wars, and the match is contested almost the same way- a six-entrant elimination challenge.
    • At the climax of One Hot Night, Tornado uses an electric chair driver, better known as a One Winged Angel, to win the match. Sunny and Lloyd even refer to the One Winged Angel specifically by name multiple times.
    • On WAR 2-2, Rarity refers to Valentine as "Boob Nurse". Val responds that she's got the wrong fighting game.
  • Shown Their Work:
    • The Robot Wars competitors are given their actual hometowns and weights in their profiles. Their "last names" are those of their roboteers.
    • Valentine's first name is given as Valerie in her profile, her actual name according to Alex Ahad.
    • In general, most fictional locations are given real-world locations approximate to their fictional ones. For example, the town of Seymour's Bay is said to be off of New Jersey Route 35, which lines up with its implied location on the Jersey Shore.
      • This also extends to things like driving times; for example, Sunny's claim that Tech State University is "five and a half hours up I-5" from Gravity Falls, which is the approximate time and route one would take from central Oregon, where Gravity Falls is, to the Seattle metropolitan area, where The Neighborhood is.
    • In his introductory promo, Paulie Ryan mentions doing an acid drop off a rooftop in Berlin. This is one of the goals during the chapter of THUG 2's story where you play as Paulie.
  • Skewed Priorities: On WAR 1-14, upon being woken for Woolie's "Gun To Your Head" segment, Brandon seems more irritated that his nap was interrupted than he is about having a loaded gun in his face.
  • Talk Show with Fists: Rarity hosts one, "La Boutique". There's also Woolie's "Gun To Your Head", but that's... far more chaotic.
  • Tournament Arc: Two were the predominant storylines leading up to the first "pay-per-view", PPV 1, one for the TZW Championship, and one for the Women's Championship. They were won by Woolie and Garnet respectively.
  • Weird Crossover: This occurs due to Mr. Williams hiring talent based on their popularity with him or the public. So, we have matches between a bard from a D&D-themed webcomic and an aging yacht-rocker, the rival from a skateboarding game and an NFL quarterback, and a fish woman and the personification of American stereotypes; and a title feud between a Canadian gaming YouTuber, an English fighting robot, and kid from Colorado.
  • Wham Line:
    • "Hey guys.", said by Matt, revealing that he had joined TZW.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Discussed on "Friday Night Fight 1-7". Valentine points out that Bubbles isn't human, but is rather made of sugar, spice, everything nice, and Chemical X. She then draws attention to Bubbles' Fingerless Hands and her own large chest. Of course, this is mostly an attempt to convince Bubbles to join forces with her.