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Wrestlicious is an American television show produced by Jimmy Hart and Lottery winner Jonathan Vargas who funded the show with his winnings. It's an all-women's wrestling show and it is purely So Bad, It's Good. It is a show of over the top gimmicks (who each get introduced with a catchy little rap like the one above), pink ring ropes, cheesy segments and a commentator that lets loose a Hurricane of Puns in every match (while sounding eerily like Stan Lee). And yet, it features some of the top women wrestlers in North America including many SHIMMER stars. Its flagship show is Take Down, which Viacom wished to pickup for a second season in 2011.


Provides examples of:

  • Actor Allusion:
    • The Canadian Ninjas (Nicole Matthews and Portia Perez) and The Experience (Lexie Fyfe and Malia Hosaka) wrestle as tag teams on this, as the Naughty Girls and Lunch Ladies respectively.
    • The commentator liked to refer to Lacey Von Erich as "The Beautiful Person".
    • When Paige Webb was Shaking Her Hair Loose, the commentator remarked "she has lovely hair, it would be a shame if anything happened to it". Serena Deeb (who plays Paige Webb) debuted on WWE SmackDown! in a memorable segment where CM Punk shaved her head bald.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Charlotte's finisher, the "Confederate Crush".
  • Advertised Extra: Malibu McKenzie, Shauna-Na, Super Nova and Jimmy's Angels who were important enough to get a rap solo but barely appeared on the show.
  • All-American Face: Glory. She wins the Wrestlicious title too.
  • Advertisement:
  • Alliterative Name: Kandi Kisses, Kickstart Katie, Malibu McKenzie, Cousin Cassie, Tyler Texas...
  • Amazon Brigade: Jimmy's Angels.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Alexandra The Great. Not the biggest ever but well cut.
  • As Herself: Lacey Von Erich, the only girl on the show who doesn't have a gimmick. Also Daizee Haze is pretty much playing the same character she normally plays on the indies as Marley.
  • Badass Adorable: Most of the roster, even the ones you'd least expect as further elaborated on the 'she cleans up nicely' entry further down.
  • Badass Boast: See Gratuitous Rap below.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Try looking for those who don't
  • Barely There Swim Wear: Malibu McKenzie and her bikinis.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: The Wrestlicious girls will never get bruised or bloodied, or even have their hair badly messed up despite beating the crap out of each other.
  • Belly Dancer: Aziza's gimmick.
  • Big Applesauce: Toni The Top. And Brooke Lynn (despite being played by a New Jersey girl).
  • Biker Babe: Kickstart Katie. Also a female Badass Biker.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Brooke Lynn.
  • The Cameo
    • Several notable wrestling names repeatedly appeared in the "Are You Smarter Than A Male Wrestler?" segments.
    • Also, Austin Aries was a referee on one episode.
  • Canon Name: Marley was only given a first name but according to Daizee Haze, the character's last name is Sebastian.
  • Catchphrase: Boot Camp Bailey's "Atten-tion!"
  • Catholic School Girls Rule: The Naughty Girls, played by SHIMMER's Portia Perez and Nicole Mathews.
  • The Cheerleader: Averted with Amber Lively who is sweet and perky.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Bandita is proud to say that her restaurant doesn't have a roach problem - the rats ate them all.
  • Companion Cube: Sierra Sheraton has a stuffed chihuahua she calls "Gucci".
  • Cool Mask: Super Nova, why are we not surprised.
  • Country Mouse: Sweet little Cousin Cassie from down on the farm.
  • Cute Bruiser: Felony of a fairly average size but fights pretty rough, unsurprisingly.
  • Delinquent Hair: Juvi Hall's hair has pink streaks in it. An obvious sign she's no good.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Glory is of course one to Hulk Hogan, Trope Codifier of the All-American Face. Fans have suspected that Coco Montegro is one to Kofi Kingston.
  • Dreadful Musician: Kandi Kisses who must lip synch during live performances.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Boot Camp Bailey, who mainly puts her maggots in hopeless match ups as "training".
  • Dumb Blonde: The "Are You Smarter Than A Male Wrestler" segment which had the girls going up against a dumb blond male.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Kandi Kisses on the first episode when it was revealed she was lipsynching during her performance.
  • Fanservice: The "Wrestlicious Spotlight" segment which was 30 seconds of one of the girls on the beach in a bikini.
  • Faux Action Girl
    • A handful of the girls who were trained for the show but didn't get into the ring that much. Maui is probably the biggest example. Her opening rap says "I pack punch like molten lava" and she is defeated by Toni the Top in under a minute.
    • Boot Camp Bailey qualifies as well. She is a Drill Sergeant Nasty but played by a model so she's never shown actually training the girls herself.
    • Aziza appears ready to compete in a match but it gets changed and she's never seen again.
  • Genki Girl: Amber Lively, Tyler Texas, Cousin Cassie, Shauna-Na and Lil' Slamm.
  • Genre Blind: Paige Webb is Genre Blind enough to keep opening the clearly pervy e-mails she gets from her fans.
  • Girl Posse: Kandi Kisses has her backup dancers The Gumdrops. Shauna-Na also has a gang of other 50s girls The Be-Bops.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Cousin Cassie, Tyler Texas.
  • Girls Behind Bars: A theme with Felony's skits.
  • Girly Bruiser
    • Hmm Charlotte, Cousin Cassie, Malibu McKenzie, Sierra Sherraton, almost too many to name.
    • Emphasised with the Wrestlicious title being a tiara.
  • Glasses Are Sexy: Serena Deeb played Paige Webb, and the commentator sighed that it was a shame she couldn't wear her glasses while wrestling.
  • Granola Girl: Marley (Daizee Haze under her usual gimmick but a different name)
  • Gratuitous Princess: Maui is apparently an Island Princess and Autumn Frost is the Ice Princess because of course their characters wouldn't be complete without the title.
  • Gratuitous Rap: The first couple of episodes opened with these as a nifty way for the characters to introduce themselves. It's almost amazing how many words actually rhyme with (or at least come close to rhyming with) "Wrestlicious".
  • Hollywood Nuns: Sister Ophelia wears the traditional 'penguin' habit and also carries a cane around.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: White Magic. Armed with voodoo dolls, magic stick and magic powder.
  • Hospital Hottie: Malibu McKenzie in her only skits on the show. She's strangely advertised as a bikini babe but appears as this for some reason.
  • An Ice Person: Autumn Frost who "is so cold her outfit turned blue".
  • Ironic Nickname
    • White Magic is a villainous voodoo sorceress. White magic is typically thought of as healing and positive.
    • The Naughty Girls' names are Faith, Hope and Charity. Yes they're heels.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Charlotte does indeed wrestle in that big poofy skirt of hers.
  • Lady of War: Alexandra The Great has a 'conquer' gimmick, if you hadn't already guessed.
  • Lovable Jock: Amber Lively, the nice perky cheerleader.
  • Lovely Angels: The Naughty Girls, The Lunch Ladies, The Southern Belles, TNT, The Bristols. And then there's Jimmy's Angels...
  • Magic Realism: White Magic's Voodoo Dolls and spells apparently work.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Inverted. Sister Ophelia and the Lunch Ladies are the only characters that don't provide Fanservice.
  • Naughty Nuns: Averted. Sister Ophelia is a non Fanservice character managing the Naughty Girls. Though she does cane the girls if they misbehave and keeps a close eye on the money box.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Paige Webb, with whom it is a running gag.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: See Take That! below.
  • Non-Action Guy: None of the male regulars on the show are actual wrestlers.
  • The One Guy: The all-women's show has only about five on screen males.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: Charlotte and Savannah carry them around.
  • Pink Means Feminine: The ring ropes are pink to remind you that it's an all women show.
  • Plenty of Blondes: Charlotte, Marley, Kandi Kisses, Cousin Cassie, Tyler Texas, Malibu McKenzie, Boot Camp Bailey, Juvi Hall.
  • Pretty in Mink: Autumn Frost has furry covers on her boots and around her waist.
  • Pungeon Master: The commentator.
  • Punny Name: Names like Brooke Lynn, Paige Webb, Juvi Hall, you get the picture.
  • Running Gag
    • In the form of segments such as Paige Webb's "You've Got Male" where she gets a pervy e-mail from a fan each time.
    • Felony keeps trying to escape her parole officer any chance she gets.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Lil' Slamm the rapper.
  • Shaking Her Hair Loose: Paige Webb again who shakes her hair out of its bun at the start of matches.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Not probably the intended effect but Mercedes Martinez isn't exactly known for her looks. But in her costume as Maria Toro, she's surprisingly pretty looking.
  • Spicy Latina: Maria Toro and Bandita.
  • Spiritual Successor: The show is essentially a reboot of Women of Wrestling (WOW), which itself was the successor to G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). A couple of WOW's girls played characters on the show too. Also of CRUSH, an extremely short lived promotion from 2003. They taped a pilot and shopped it around, but it never got picked up.
  • Stripperiffic: Well duh, it's a women's wrestling show.
  • Take Our Word for It: You'll have to take Jimmy Hart's word about Kandi Kisses and her horrific singing.
  • Take That!
  • Up to Eleven: Daizee Haze (Marley) and Lorelei Lee (Tyler Texas) have their normal gimmicks cranked up with Marley practising yoga in the ring and getting help from her "spirit guide" while Tyler Texas strums a big pink guitar down to the ring and says "yee-haw" before nearly every move.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: A promo hyping up the debut of The Bristols (played by The Blossom Twins) aired on one of the later episodes but they never appeared again.
  • World of Action Girls: Well, some of them are models or such with no wrestling training but even they have a segment dedicated to getting them that training.
  • World of Pun: Not just puns on the title either, commentary is an especially copious source of it