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  • The famous "Cane Dewey" promo Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) made toward the ECW fans, explaining why he had, seemingly out of nowhere, turned heel on Tommy Dreamer and sided with Raven. It was brought about after seeing a sign in the crowd reading 'Cane Dewey'. Dewey is Mick Foley's son; at the time this happened, Dewey was only three years old. In real life, Foley was actually glad for the sign, as it gave him a reason to turn heel in kayfabe, something he was struggling with as he had no idea how the character was supposed to justify suddenly turning heel. The guy who brought the original sign felt immensely guilty about it, up until Foley actually told the guy that it had helped him out and that he had no hard feelings on the matter.
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  • Kamala was enough of a threat already but some foolish individuals decided to try and attack his various managers anyway, making him even more dangerous.
  • In Real Life, Vince McMahon is an example of this. As Triple H said, "Hurt his wife or kids and he will use every resource he has to destroy you." And don't even get us started on what happens if you try to touch his company.
  • CM Punk's feud with Rey Mysterio Jr. started with Punk interrupting Rey, who was celebrating his daughter's birthday. Eddie Guerrero brought this side out in Rey as well in regards to his son, Dominic.
  • William Regal showed this previously unseen side of himself due to HHH's attempts to manipulate Eugene.
  • Subverted with Dusty Rhodes, who tried to be this for his son Cody Rhodes in the summer of 2007 but was beaten senseless with a cowbell by Randy Orton for his trouble. After this, Hardcore Holly took over as Cody's father figure.
    • Subverted again when Cody turned on Holly and teamed up with Ted DiBiase Jr. , costing himself and Holly the tag team titles in the process.
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  • James Storm turned into this on one episode of TNA Impact, when Bobby Roode made a sexual comment about Storm's young daughter.
  • Uncle Elmer (Hillbilly Jim's uncle) was ordinarily an enormously fat, lazy, slow-witted buffoon. But threaten his nephew or one of his own two boys, and he might just sit on you until you beg for mercy.
  • In Real Life, The Undertaker is this towards the younger superstars in the locker room (and that's everybody).
  • Kevin Steen is already known to be one not to be messed with, but you dare mock his son, he will reign vengeance upon thee... and let his son get the pin on you.
    • He was also victim of this when he mocked Shane McMahon's family and said that Shane was the one who should have died in the accident. Shane had to be physically restrained.
  • 911 was this way towards anyone who threatened his manager, Paul E. Dangerously.
  • Mike Quackenbush is this toward his students and CHIKARA in general, as his Roaring Rampage of Revenge against GEKIDO in 2012 proved, also qualifying as Beware the Nice Ones/You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry.
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  • Al Snow was this way toward Maven and Nidia, who were the inaugural WWE Tough Enough Champions. During Nidia's WWE Divas Undressed segment, she talked about how uncomfortable it was for "dad" to be there when she was topless.

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