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  • This happens to many promotions who join the NWA (or similar groups) (SWA to NWA SWA National Wrestling Alliance Scottish Wrestling Alliance?) but some promotions that were NWA members from the start still don't avoid it. Championship Wrestling From Hollywood had the excuse of Grand Father Clause, being based on CWF Florida, which was one of those after the fact cases. Most, such as NWA Pro Wrestling, NWA WCW or NWA ECW, have none.
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  • There was an episode of Raw that aired in 1997 called "Thursday Raw Thursday".note 
  • Chris Jericho proves to everyone that he's the Man of 1004 Holds, by listing all the holds he knows.
    Hold #1: Arm Drag. Hold #2: Arm Bar. Hold #3: The Moss Covered Three Handled Family Gredunza. Hold #4: Arm Bar. Hold #5: The Saskatchewan Spinning Nerve Hold. Hold #8: Arm Bar...
    (much later) Hold #264: Armbaaarrr!
    • Years later, he started listing all the wrestlers he'd beaten, including a couple of different gimmicks used by the same guys.
  • Averted when the term "WWE Superstar" or "Diva" is used (as officially used by WWE to refer to its wrestlers). Saying "WWE wrestlers", however, would be lampshaded.
  • The two time, two time, All-American American American American American, Jack Swagger!
  • "Uso", is the equivalent of "bro" or "sis" to two siblings of the same gender. Thus Rikishi's twin sons going by the "Uso Brothers" name in FCW is this. Upon calling them up to the main roster, WWE suddenly averted this trope by calling them simply "The Usos".
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  • And then there's the infamous Promo of Michael McGillicutty at the end of WWE NXT Season 2
    McGillicutty: And starting this moment... from now... from this moment on... this will be the moment... starting now... of the Genesis... of McGillicutty.
  • Intentionally invoked in TNA, with Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian declaring themselves (and demanding they be announced as) "the World Tag Team Champions of the World".
  • There's a reason why Brock Lesnar had Paul Heyman for a mouth piece, as evidenced by one of his promos against John Cena.
    Lesnar: This is real John. This is a real feeling that you're feeling, because I can feel it... I'm the reason you're feeling the way you're feeling right now John.
  • Jeff Jarrett puts over Global Force Wrestling, his upcoming promotion, by mentioning his alliance with AAA, "the #1 Mexican wrestling promotion in Mexico".
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  • When Michael Cole says, "Enzuigiri to the back of the head." The enzuigiri is a jumping kick to the back of the head, so he is basically saying, "Jumping kick to the back of the head to the back of the head."
  • WCW 1997: Mortis and Wrath were called manager James Vandenberg's "rare oddities."


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