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"Ooh, Wrestlicious baby"

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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.
  • 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.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Charlotte's finisher, the "Confederate Crush".
    • Kandi Kisses
    • Kickstart Katie
    • Malibu McKenzie
    • Cousin Cassie
    • Tyler Texas
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.