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Mood Whiplash / Professional Wrestling

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Due to its vignette-heavy format and its Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot gamut of content, MW is roughly as common in pro wrestling as a tapout victory.

  • WWE's second annual Great American Bash, held in Buffalo, New York, in July of 2005, had no fewer than three instances of Mood Whiplash, and possibly four:
  • One of the weirdest examples would be The Miz's characterization. We know that he won the WWE title by cashing in the MITB case and then tried to become darker and more evil. However the very week before he did this, he cut a promo with...Peewee Herman, where he was beaten senseless in a match against the Big Show...who came down also dressed as Peewee Herman.
  • The May 14, 2012 edition of Raw saw an emotional segment with The Big Show being forced to his knees to apologize to John Laurinaitis or be fired. He did so and was fired anyway. With tears in his eyes, the 20-year veteran was stripped of his dignity and forced to walk away from the career he loved so much, as Jerry Lawler decried Lauranaitis's actions as abuse of power. Lawler's impassioned commentary was immediately followed by ... "The Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay.
  • TNA: During the Thanksgiving edition of Impact, M.E.M and Ken Anderson were mocking the death of the Aces & Eights faction after Anderson's victory over Bully Ray. When it seemed like everyone was having good times, one member came to the funeral: Bully Ray himself.
    Bully Ray Ken, you raped me of everything, and for that I will never forgive you.
    You better sleep with one eye open.
    You better sleep with one eye open in the best interest of yourself, but for the best interest of your pregnant wife.
    You all look at death as the last sleep. I look at it as the final awakening...