- Awesome Music: The end credits song, sung by John Joyce.
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The scene where Rip and Samantha go to the diner, and Rip foils a robbery there. The robbers escape but none of this is ever mentioned again.
- Cult Classic: Amongst wrestling fans.
- Ham and Cheese: Having fun, Tiny Lister?
- Brell is almost as over the top as Zeus.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: In the movie, a rich media mogul attempts to sign Hulk Hogan, which fails. In real life, Hulk Hogan would later sign with a rich media mogul that also happened to own WCW.
- Moral Event Horizon: If Brell didn't cross it when he tries to have Samantha raped, he's utterly, irredeemably over it when he sics Zeus on Rip's brother, beating him so badly he needs a wheelchair afterward.
- Narm: Quite possibly one of the Narmiest movies ever made. Pretty much the only reason to watch it is for the Narm Charm.
- Zeus' constant screaming
- Rip managing to burst through the top of a limo like an explosion (leading to the infamous "dookie" scene)
- The ridiculously over-the-top final fight.
- Hogan's never been the best actor in the world, but his snarling and grunting in some parts of the movie border on cartoonish.
- One-Scene Wonder: Stan Hansen AKA the guy who makes fun of Brell's minion's "teenie weenies".
- Retroactive Recognition: While Zeus' actor, Tom Lister was reasonably well-known as a wrestler at the time, younger fans might know him as the prisoner who refused to take part in The Joker's "social experiment" in The Dark Knight.
- So Bad, It's Good: It's really hard to take this movie seriously, especially in today's more postmodern Professional Wrestling circles.
YMMV / No Holds Barred