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Mr Fanservice / Pro Wrestling

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"Keep the noise down while I take my robe off and show the ladies what a real sexy man looks like."

  • In the 1940s and '50s, most of Alo Leilani's fans seemed to be women. He wore a waist ring and sarong as part of his entrance tire and would always get a high pitched pop when he took them off.
  • The Rock 'n' Roll Express were used to attract females in general, a Hotter and Sexier replacement to The Fabulous Ones, though Ricky Morton in particular was supposed to invoke the "motherly" aspect of the older fans while the carpeted Gibson was supposed to be the heartthrob.
  • One could always tell which WWE wrestlers REALLY fit the "Mr. Fanservice" trope, because they would make Lilian Garcia grin like a Cheshire cat when they entered the ring during their entrances. Jeff Hardy, The Rock, John Morrison, John Cena and Shawn Michaels pulled this off consistently, and The Rock even played on it by flirting with her on the mic more than once. The bigger/more badass wrestlers didn't have this effect on her, even if they could be considered very attractive in their own right (Triple H, Batista, etc).
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  • I think I'm cute. I know I'm sexy. I got the looks, that drives the girls wild. I got the moves, that really move them. I send chills up, up and down their spine...
  • Wearing a face mask did not stop El Elegido from being viewed as a sex symbol in CMLL, AAA or IWRG, not even after he turned 40.
  • Subverted by Scott Steiner — he's tried to hit on women (in kayfabe) and failed hard at least twice.
  • All Pro Wrestling had a competitor named Drop Dead Gorgeous, a cute, slim(by wrestler standards), clean-shaven kid deliberately put out to appeal to lady fans, and kids.
  • Arguably most wrestlers in WWE could be underwear models, unless they are outright Gonks.
  • Jeff Hardy:
    • Watch any of his matches, wait for him to tear off his shirt, and brace yourself for the onrushing wave of girlish squeals of delight that issue from the crowd as a result.
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    • He also manages to get the tragic past (his mother died when he was young) and the Troubled, but Cute issues (i.e. his drug problems that have seen him fired from WWE and TNA). And, this is all true of the actor, not just the character.
    • This was perhaps the entire point of the Hardy Boyz around the 2000 era. When they got fired up they took off their shirts. And the women in the audience loudly rejoiced.
  • John Cena, too. Listen for the crowd reaction when his theme music dies down - all the cheers are high-pitched, all the boos are low.
  • Randy Orton, further proof that All Girls Want Bad Boys. He had a segment on WWE Confidential answering questions about his physique from female fans.
  • Promoter Jerry Jarrett used the term "blowjobs" to refer to pretty-boy wrestlers brought in to attract females.
  • Frankie Kazarian is a dead ringer for Antonio Banderas, even moreso with long hair. He also looks damn fine in suits. Christopher Daniels talked up Kazarian's sexiness almost as much as he did "sexiest woman in ROH" Simply Luscious.
  • John Morrison and those abs! He's actually grated cheese on them before.
  • The Miz used to see himself as this and to a much lesser rate, still does.
    • His former lackey who saw himself as Miz's double, well he used to be known as Aaron "The Idol" Stevens and incidentally did have many female admirers before he grew out his beard (guess what works from Daniel Bryan doesn't for everybody)
    • Zack Ryder definitely sees himself as this too.
  • Alex Shelley, both hot and snarky. His oft-time tag team partner, Chris Sabin too. Unfortunately, no one was willing to spend 200 dollars an hour for their company...or were they?
  • Jack Evans became huge in Dragon Gate because of his good looks and Pretty Fly for a White Guy persona. You can always make out a collective Squee! of Japanese fangirls when he walks into the ring.
    • Evans seems to invoke this anywhere he goes. It's even followed him to Mexico's AAA promotion, and is part of his popularity there.
  • Tyler Black, best known for his work in ''Ring of Honor, has certainly not suffered in popularity from being a broad-shouldered and extremely attractive man with just a touch of All Girls Want Bad Boys in his favor.
    • Tyler Black was later repackaged as Seth Rollins and is now a member of The Shield. According to Tumblr, his Shield compatriot Roman Reigns counts too, being Tall, Dark, and Handsome and buff.
    • Their third teammate, Dean Ambrose (well-known in the indies as Jon Moxley) also has a legion of fangirls (and let's be honest, some fanboys) due to his unconventional good looks and magnetic sex appeal.
  • A lot of Japanese promotions trend toward having a lot of these, on and off, when they're not going for unstoppable Mighty Glacier types. Pro Wrestling NOAH's push of KENTA and Marufuji as heavyweights, despite their diminutive size, was motivated by their Bishōnen looks; Dragon Gate absolutely loves the good-looking guys, with BxB Hulk being the most famous.
    • NOAH's use of KENTA in this role was parodied in ROH where Becky Bayless, The Lovely Lacey and Allison Danger put their differences aside to fawn over and pose for pictures with his rotund rival Takeshi Morishima.
    • New Japan Pro-Wrestling has Hiroshi Tanahashi, the embodiment of this trope in Puro.
  • Jimmy Jacobs, living personification of The Woobie.
  • Val Venis, during his first run in the WWF/WWE. He may have been a glamour boy in WWC and IWA PR, the second Love Machine in CMLL, but WWF made him a porn star!
  • Wade Barrett. Tall, Dark, and Handsome, with a lovely British Accent. Judging from the reaction he got from the majority of the IWC's female half, he's the milkshake that brings all the girls to the yard.
  • AJ Styles is well built, cocky and athletic with a distinctly boy next door look to him.
  • Since we're on the topic of AJ, one of his rivals, Matt Sydal, was known as the "Cocky Cover Boy" for good reasons and they were not limited to his status as an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy. As Billy McNeil put it, the man had a million-dollar smile. In NWA Wildside, he was frequently seen alongside Altar Boy Luke and Seth Delay, in WWE he was teamed up with Kofi Kingston...they knew exactly what they were doing.
  • Rey Mysterio Jr., you may not see his face, but his body is like whoa. The fact that he likes to cosplay and wear extraneous gear simply for removing it doesn't hurt.
  • Hot as hell Scotsman Drew McIntyre, or to some, The Drew Galloway. Morse so in his native land than abroad.
  • Paul London and Brian Kendrick. They're on the lean side, but wear masks, have long hair, piercings—well Paul was shown wrestling once with a lip piercing—and love goofing around. Props to the fact that they were trained by Sexy Boy Shawn Michaels himself.
  • CM Punk! The "CM" did originally stand for "Chick Magnet", after all. He's even done a lap dance for a raffle winner.
  • Edge^ for a long time, from his start as the brooding sexy blond in a sea of more war torn wrestlers, all the way to his Rated R days. Even Christian to an extent, which is why the Brood was taken out of the Ministry of Darkness and eventually doing a Heel–Face Turn on Gangrel (who's also a blond but are for people with interests in older men), too many fangirls love blondes apparently.
    • Even when he lost his long hair, he still gets a pop from the ladies.
  • Cody Rhodes, especially during his "dashing" persona.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with his Stardust persona. His mirror became a satellite.
  • Even The Undertaker has his share of fangirls, believe it or not.
  • Chris Jericho, to the point where he was booked to wrestle in Germany because the promoter's daughter enjoyed a picture that Jericho sent.
  • Vampiro. His appeal to young women is what helped him become a massive star in CMLL.
  • Kenny King; he even moonlighted as a Chippendale's Dancer.
  • Mike Bennett, Cedric Alexander, and Davey Richards were known as this during their runs in ROH. Alexander was paired with Caprice Coleman and Caleb Konely, known for always making sure to look pretty and let everyone see the fruit of their efforts, to enhance the effect.
    • Adam Cole. Just ask Jimmy Jacobs. Some promotional photos featured the dancing image of Cole from the neck down with Jacobs ominously hovering in the background. Don't ask Matt Taven who only thinks he qualifies and resents the Panama City Playboy.
  • Ravishing. Rick. Rude. Sure, he was a Heel through and through during his prime, playing that narcissistic pretty boy schtick to the hilt, but every time he'd get Bobby Heenan to take his robe off, there'd be a shot of at least one girl in the crowd going absolutely gaga over his physique. What was that about washboard abs? There's a reason he's often considered to be the most attractive male wrestler of all time.
  • Dolph Ziggler plays this to the max with his slicked-back, bleach-blond hair, washboard abs, perpetual cocky smirk, and Rick Rude/Billy Gunn-esque pelvic gyrations before and during matches. And that's to say nothing of the stories floating around (both in and out of character) regarding his prowess in bed.
  • Tyler Breeze. He's not called 'Prince Pretty' for nothing.
  • New Japan is not innocent of the crime of using Irish wrestler Prince Devitt to appeal to fangirls. Hell, Lexie Fyfe once posted a posed photo of Fergal Devitt from a shoot she did that generated the "potentially inappropriate" warning from Twitter.
    • He's now wrestling in WWE as Finn Balor, and approximately the entirety of WWE's fanbase, male and female, are a little bit in love with him. "Stupid Sexy Balor" has become something of a rallying cry.
  • When Kevin Condron, then known as Kid Cyclone, unmasked at CHIKARA's season 14 finale to reveal that he looked like this under the mask, female fans watching the show went nuts. He then started tweeting selfies.
  • During his 2007 challenge to All Aggression Pro, Bruce Santee complained that when he entered a building it was supposed to be overflowing with women who wanted to be with them. The response, loud cheers from the fans, until it was drowned out by booing when he called the place a small sausage fest.
  • Jaider Lee of the Bolivian New Xtreme Order. He even strips! Okay, just the tassels off his tights along with the hat and shades off his head, yet even that little bit gets huge pops. Oh and Lee dances too.
  • New Xtreme Order gave La Aristocrata the same theme Val Venis had in the WWF, and the sexophone is no less appropriate for him.
  • The smooth-skinned and smooth moving "Last Temptation" Ricky Ruffin of the NWA Western States and Vendetta Pro.
  • Fandango, he might not be able to dance but that voice will make women(and men) dance for him.
  • Garza Jr/Angel Garza plays up this trope by stopping matches and whipping off his pants for the fans.
  • Karl Anderson like showing his abs after he got ripped.
  • Tony Nese really proud about his abs.
  • Jungle Boy absolutely fills this role in All Elite Wrestling, although given who his dad is, that should come as no surprise.

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