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  • Archive Panic: It's just over three years old, but there are so many episodes that are at least two hours long each that those who are either getting into VGCW or getting back in after missing a few weeks will need to dedicate some time watching past episodes (or reading the wiki) to understand a lot of the series' context. It gets worse if WVGCW and the other spin-offs are of any interest to those viewers. Made a little easier with every show from Season 11 of the main show onwards being archived on an official VGCW Network Youtube channel
  • Ascended Meme:
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    • After the title character's exploits in VGCW, the series has been referenced via an event poster in Octodad: Dadliest Catch.
    • Within the female division, there's Chie adopting the "Steak Cold" gimmick for a short time in Season 3, complete with Steve Austin's entrance music, and Mama's using The Rock's "IF YOU SMELL..." line at the beginning of her entrance, both after the chat referenced the respective WWE wrestlers in other matches.
  • Author's Saving Throw: Haggar's sudden Face–Heel Turn into becoming one of Groose's lackeys was revealed in Season 11 to be the result of amnesia caused by the Ring Rangers ambush of him way back in Season 7.
  • Awesome Music:
    • A lot of the wrestlers' intro music, such as that of Dr. Eggman or Break Man. Some of the music the hosts play during fights also qualifies.
    • The WWE Raw eleventh theme "Tonight's the Night" and its various remixes, which add an orchestral sound to the tune. Similarly, EDBW has "Roar of the Crowd", WWE NXT's theme song.
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    • Some wrestlers' intro themes have become so endeared by the chat that the host will often, if not always, introduce that wrestler last just so their theme music plays itself out during the match. Most notable on this list are the Wii Fit Trainer (a remix of Tim & Eric's "Sports") from the Female Division and Brock ("Two Perfect Girls") from EDBW.
    • And then someone made a remix of the DK Rap and the Mortal Kombat theme for a specific title match.
  • Badass Decay:
    • Has happened to a lot of wrestlers, but Red had it the worst for the longest. After almost losing the Casual Championship to Captain Falcon, then later losing the title to Segata Sanshiro when it was most important, failed to prove his worth as a contender for the main belt, got beaten to a pulp by Ganondorf and Donkey Kong, lost the respect of fans and worst of all, his personal rival was now more favored after having been a jobber for the longest time. As of "End Game 5", this certainly changed as Red fought Scorpion in an epic Iron Man Match to a 5-5 draw, then going on to win the Co-Op Championship with Ness, and winning a Royal Rumble, earning a VGCW Championship match with Scorpion for End Game 9. Though he lost, he gave a strong showing.
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    • Charles Barkley had it worse than anyone. He was formerly one of the most dominant wrestlers in the fed, being one of only two three-time VGCW champions. After he won his third championship and dropped the "Chaos Bomb" promo, he followed up on that momentum by immediately losing the VGCW title to Groose and not winning a single match since, with the exception of his victory over perennial Jobber Gary Oak. His unsuccessful cash-in against a weakened Mike Haggar may well have been the pinnacle of his Badass Decay. This losing streak led to CM Dunk getting the pink slip on the April 15 2014 show.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Lots.
    • The Game Grumps; expect to see a whole bunch of cheering and booing when either of them show up in the ring.
    • Judging by the reaction after the Game Grumps defeated the Super Mario Brothers on February 10, it's possible that the base is swiftly breaking towards considering them outright heels. When the Game Grumps retired on the 29 October 2013 show, most fans did gave their thanks to the two.
    • Bowser, a well-liked heel, have possibly become this after defeating Ganon 8-7 in a rematch of their infamous inferno match — a lot of people were cheering for the Dark Lord to prevail.
    • At one point, Ganondorf himself was starting to go down this road. While he remained quite popular, many fans got sick of his being at the top of the card all the time and his immense overexposure (for a while, there was a very real possibility that he would end up as VGCW champion, Co-op champion, and GM of VGCW all at the same time). When he fought and lost to Adam Jensen in the semifinals of the Great Tournament, the fans were solidly behind Jensen, despite the fact that Jensen had previously eliminated huge fan favorite Mike Haggar.
    • Charles Barkley. His status as one started with his sudden rise after the reworking of his CAW (going from being Vegeta's sole solo wins to VGCW Champion) and the 'ping-pong' that has followed (losing the belt due to the Glitch Bomb, being the winner of the Fatal Four Way to regain the title, losing it to Vegeta only to win Money In The Bank in the very next show) has left many a fan sick of the b-ball superstar and wishing he'd get out of the main event. He later defeated fan favorite Groose in a King of the Ring tournament for the vacant VGCW title, while still holding on to the Money in the Bank briefcase. By then, it was an understatement to say fans were sick of King Charles. Then came his "Chaos Bomb" Shoot, in which he mocked the VGCW Chat for its hypocrisy. This moment ended up being well-received by the chat itself. He went from the mocking title "Charles Cena" thanks to this perceived X-Pac Heat, to an affectionate "CM Dunk" moniker. However, he then lost his title in a rematch with Groose, much like what happened to Ganondorf, and later lost almost every single match ever since (his only victory since being a win against Gary Oak). Finally, now that he has lost his title match against Mike Haggar at "End Game 5", the fanbase is mostly against him again. He was fired on the April 15 2014 show because of this.
    • Proto Man has a bit of a mixed reaction as well, mostly due to his Glitch Bomb wins. However, him being literally dismantled by Air Man and Knuckles to take his Dragon Ball caused universal mourning among the VGCW crowd. His return made the fans cheer. His redemption came full circle when he won the Elimination Chamber VGCW Championship match, being the one to dethrone Gaben.
    • Captain Falcon became this after his Casual Championship title match in which he defeated Red. On one hand, some fans were impressed that Falcon had Taken A Level In Badass and are also glad that he has proven that Red is not invincible. However, others were not pleased with him because one, he defeated Red, two, Falcon won by count out, so the belt does not change hands, and three, he spammed Thesz Presses throughout the match, making his win seem a bit cheap to some. (This has now become known in the fandom as the Falcon Press.) Then the next week, Falcon faced Red again in a non-title match, with a future title shot against Red on the line, ending with Captain Falcon pinning Red. He later finally lost to Red in his second shot at the belt. Falcon would later be alleviated of this status, partly due to what happened afterwards as described below.
    • Segata Sanshiro received some bad heat for defeating Red and getting the Casuals belt, considering that one, Red was doing incredibly well (as usual for the time) throughout the match until he botched one high-flying move (that he managed to pull off on Segata four times earlier in the match) which Segata dodged and took advantage of and two, this denied Red of his eighth "badge" and his guaranteed title shot for the main VGCW Championship belt. About half of the chat exploded in anger after the match ended, as if the old Sega-Nintendo Console Wars were reignited. This poster shows some the anger. As Segeta's reign went on, the chat was split between cheering and booing Segata since that he had held the belt for a while now until he was defeated by Dracula, but hasn't defended the belt as much as Red.note  The only thing that fans unanimously like about Sanshiro is that when he wrestles, "Angels with Burning Hearts" from Burning Rangers may be played during the match. He has had a resurgence from this, with the Running Gag of Bowser trying to get revenge on Ebisumaru ending up pissing off Segata and recieving a beatdown, as well as making Guile tap out.
    • Later on, Red himself became one of these, as he ended up doing poorly since his loss of the belt to Segata and suffered more devastating defeats to fellow Nintendo cohorts Ganondorf and Donkey Kong. Also seen as being Harsher in Hindsight, as Barkley predicted in his pipe bomb-esque speech that the fans would start turning their backs on Red eventually. Not to mention, like Barkley, Red became overexposed to the eyes of several VGCW fans. As of his match with Scorpion, which ended in a 5-5 Iron Man Match draw, this has supposedly changed, but there are several people in the chat who are still actively against Red. However, unlike Scorpion, he lost his first two WWE 2K14 matches. To be fair though, his first 2K14 opponent The Angry Video Game Nerd has been on quite a winning streak as of late (save for that one Triple Threat against Kefka and Sagat), but there were still those in the chat who refused to support Red during the match. Though his slaying Dracula after the latter eliminated Dan and Arino in a Fatal 4 Way may have done him some favors. His rematch with Ness, though he lost, showed his old fire as well. Their befriending and eventual teaming up as PK Chu, complete with taking the Co-Op belt from the Saiyans has put Red back in very good company. Not to mention FINALLY getting a VGCW Championship shot via winning a Royal Rumble..against Scorpion. He lost, but he gave a good showing.
    • Even Chief Arino became one at one point. After suffering a minor losing streak, the man with the most heart in the VGCW had more than a few people booing him in his match against Kazuya Mishima, even after beating him in a hard-fought match that seemed impossible for the Chief to win. He has come back from that, however.
    • In the WVGCW, Daisy was this, between her penchant for absorbing punishments, 11th hour comebacks, and the kicker, defeating fan-favorite Terra Branford to win the finals of the #1 Contender Tournament. Many in the chat have compared her unglowingly to John Cena for these reasons. However, since then, Daisy's been losing more than winning, ending this.
    • Terra Branford was this post-WVGCW "Breakdown", when in Esper form, she beat Ivy for the Gurl Gamer title... with the Glitch Bomb. However, her betrayal by Bayonetta and Gruntilda ended this status.
    • Gaben became this after entering the Royal Rumble as entrant #40 and winning, then beating Mike Haggar for the Hardcore Championship. Him eliminating fan favorites Duke and Kefka in the Rumble didn't help his image either. When he was defeated for the title by Proto Man in the Elimination Chamber, the crowd was happy.
    • Chop Chop Master Onion immediately gained this when he first appeared, as several people were either pleased or dismayed at the sight of his unusual-looking CAW and entrance.
    • About half the fans despise Illidan for winning the Star Road tournament due to his design, moveset, and beating fan favorites Scrooge McDuck and Johnny Cage along the way. The other half believe Illidan has potential to be a worthwhile addition to the main roster and have argued to give the Betrayer a fair shake first. It doesn't help that Illidan's Texas Piledriver finisher (Shadowmoon Valley Driver) and Chokeslam (Ready Check) tend to end matches instantly, which reminds veteran VGCW fans of the Glitch Bomb. Though his alliance with Gary has done some favors, helping him get painted as the "monster heel" everyone loves to hate..
    • Sagat. The reasons fans didn't like him are: 1.) He was yet another Street Fighter character (the roster at the time had seven, including the Female Division) that his detractors believed was taking up roster space for more deserving talent; 2.) his pure striker moveset was rather generic; and 3.) he was considered boring in terms of personality in contrast to his former tag partner M. Bison. The reasons people did like Sagat are: his CAW model's faithfulness to the character design; his Tiger Uppercut finisher's close resemblance to his canon move; and his huge upset victory with Bison over Gamecenter FU for the tag team titles, where he pinned both the Nerd and Arino. Ultimately though, it wasn't enough to save him from the chopping block, as he was put into an I Quit match with Bison during Season 8 and lost.
    • It didn't take long for Dracula to become this after ending Phoenix Wright's singles winning streak, and denying him a rematch with Scorpion, who was the last guy Phoenix had lost to, for the VGCW Championship. The epic match Scorpion and Dracula had, however, has fans wanting a rematch.
    • Even Ness wasn't immune to the backlash that resulted from eliminating both his tag partner Red and perennial underdog Ezio during the Season 8 Royal Rumble, the fact that Ness went on to win the rumble didn't help matters either as quite a few fans felt Red and Ezio were more deserving of the win in order to pick up their careers.
    • Chie's "Steak Cold" gimmick during Season 3 and 4. Some fans liked it as it gave Chie some screen time and helped push her into the main event including a run as the company's first Casualette champion. Others felt that the gimmick was shallow and had grown stale quickly. After losing the Casualette belt to Shadow Peach, Chie dropped the gimmick and returned to her in-game personality, a move that was universally well received.
    • On a meta-level, the use of fantastical elements such as Dragon Balls, time travel and robots into the plot. On one hand, they are usually very well done given the constraints of the game and help add to the charm of VGCW as a whole. On the other hand, fans believe that they remove some of the significance of winning the titles and give certain wrestlers on the roster way more screen time than others. As a response to the criticism, Bazza toned down the fantasy elements for Season 9 in favor of focusing more attention on the title feuds and the Great Tournament, giving wrestlers more chances to interact with each other.
    • Kinzie being called up from EDBW has elicited a very polarizing reaction from the fans. Her detractors feel that other talent in developmental were more deserving of promotion, and with Kinzie's winless record, many are concerned that any wrestler who loses to her will practically end their career. That said, others are willing to give her a chance before casting further judgment.
    • Zubaz had the pleasure of being the second straight Star Road winner that had plenty of people angry and salty. Most anger seem to stem from the fact that he was originally an concept character for Street Fighter 2 turned into an in-joke from the Two Best Friends, that got pushed into the limelight when they backed games such as Shovel Knight and Divekick to include him in as a character. Not only that, but he's also relatively obscure. Zubaz, however, didn't have the same repertoire of salt that Illidan had; in fact he had some great matches where he got beat hard at first, then came back to win vs Mr. Torgue from Borderlands and Revolver Ocelot. He also won against Asura, who had been tearing through the bracket with a series of squash matches against favorites like Kanji. However, some might argue that The Baz won by no-selling finishers anyway, so he's a bad wrestler. Not even mentioning the fact that he got in instead of some favorites to win the whole thing. However, his gimmick of not being recognized by anyone has earned him some fans.
    • Scorpion himself slowly became this to some as he continued to successfully defend his VGCW Championship over 2 seasons, and over 9 months. When Nappa cashed in and won the title in Season 10, some were happy to finally get a new champion while others admire the fact Scorpion had held onto the belt this long.
    • Sabin Rene Figaro seems to have gotten this during his reign as VGCW champion. It's not that he's hated per se, so much that his first title defense was against fan favorite Kanji Tatsumi, who many saw as the best of the New Generation. Sabin himself lampshaded this, pointing out he was going to be hated either way (beat Kanji, and you're holding back the young guys; lose and you're a paper champion). His second title defense, against the even more popular Johnny Cage, only seemed to cement this. And with his third title defense being against Dracula, who has just come off of both handing Senator Armstrong his first loss and winning the Royal Rumble on the same night, this trend only looked to continue. Eventually though, since Dracula won the match, people were able to look in hindsight and appreciate Sabin's reign for what it was and a lot of the detractors came around to him.
    • Morrigan (not that Morrigan) has had a very polarized reception since debuting in EDBW which saw her immediately win a #1 Contender tournament for the EDBW Women's Championship at Killscreen IV. What didn't help was that two of her matches were attributed to the fans as winning by pure luck and taking advantage of the game engine's wonky mechanics, plus beating Fio Germi in the final, who had solidified herself as a fan favorite earlier in the tournament. Morrigan managed to win some fans over by establishing her snarky and dismissive self as a neat foil to then reigning champion Sophitia Alexandra. Then, in their match at Killscreen, Morrigan used her magic to weaken Sophitia and win the title. Half the chat was unhappy that Dudebro set up the match to have Morrigan cheat to win, particularly against the very popular Sophitia. Others argue that Sophitia had already accomplished everything as champion (Sophitia would go on to debut on the WVGCW roster a few days later) and that dropping the belt to a fresh heel with massive amounts of heat represents a much needed shakeup for EDBW's female division.
    • The Blood Money PPV of 2016 ending has fans up in arms. Either it was a great way to get heel heat on M. Bison by having him literally hack the feed and deny the fans a chance to even see the ending of the epic Barrett vs. Dracula title match… or it was unnecessary and over the top, especially considering Bison's Shadaloo stable had monstrous heel heat leading up to that point even in the same PPV after destroying The Dragons note  and Shadow Ball Valley note , and putting Dan Hibiki through two tables for daring to attempt a Big Damn Heroes moment.
    • Waluigi became this after his victory over fellow Base-Breaking Character Zubaz in a 6-man Elimination Match that determined the #1 Contender for the Casual Championship. Part of the chat approved of the People's Champion getting another shot at the Casual Championship; another part was angry, as they wanted the 'Baz to win.
  • Crack Pairing: For a show mostly about characters beating up other up for people's entertainment, there sure is quite a bit of love in the air in a lot of the shows:
    • In VGCW, Jimmy Lee & Fujin appear to be a couple, if various scenes between the two are led to be true.
    • The Female Division has given us quite a number of pairings too:
      • VGCW's first canon pairing came in the form of Dr. Gero & Mavis Beacon, and after getting their cut of assisting Carmen in her plans, they eloped together, though the two still make various appearances on the show every once in a while.
      • Shortly afterwards came hints of a relationship between Lightning & Dick Gumshoe, as the pair would often be seen together when it came to investigating, and Lightning showing signs of interest towards Gumshoe...until Gumshoe's work was done and left to continue his own line of work, and advised Lightning to patch up her relationship with her tag team partner.
      • Then came Mr. Satan & Impa coming together with their common knee problems. Naturally, this didn't sit well with Zelda and Videl, who attempted to break up the pair to no avail...that is, until Mr. Satan himself ended the relationship due to Impa's transformation (and subsequent knee healing) just before her match with Zelda to determine who was right.
    • VGCW at Home has shown plenty, but none are as popular than the blossoming romance between Duke Nukem and Cooking Mama. It was later confirmed.
    • Other relationships from At Home that have blossomed include Waluigi & Table-san before they were separated into different houses, JonTron & Princess Daisy, and Red & Chie Satonaka, although despite seemingly being Just Friends, they have had plenty of Ship Tease over the course of the year despite being in relationships with other people.
    • ARENA gave us Dante / Marie.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: While all the characters are from popular media, fans have attached themselves to certain stars more than others.
    • The most bizarre of them all is real-life WWE superstar Jey Uso, who was accidentally left in a Royal Rumble roster and became an immediate sensation among the chat for the utter randomness of his presence.
    • Nappa probably has the highest VGCW popularity to actual popularity of all of the wrestlers, although the fact that he is primarily the Dragon Ball Z Abridged version of Nappa helps.
    • Ash Ketchum/Red was one because of how much of a Determinator he became to eventually gain the Casual Championship belt and hold it undefeated for five more matches, which is longer than nearly every VGCW Champion. He had lost this status since losing the belt and suffered a long losing streak, but has since shown his old fire hadn't been put out, creating PK Chu alongside Ness in particular helped him return to this status, Especially after they won the Co-Op titles and going on to nearly defeat Scorpion, all in the same season!
    • Waluigi because of how he's just—well—endearing he is for some reason. Heck, the chat still goes "WAH!" over him even after he "won" the Jobber Tournaments of Season 3 and 9. (According to the VGCW Wiki, pokecapn's Mario Party Let's Play series have played a role in Waluigi's popularity, especially with getting the nickname "The People's Champion".)
    • Groose is also very popular with the fans; whenever the God Roosternote  comes out to fight, the chat will shout in sheer excitement, "THE GROOSE IS LOOSE!" His hilarious entrance (complete with random close-ups of his ass and him tripping on the ropes) and well-made CAW help quite a bit.
    • Barret Wallace is also hugely popular among the VGCW fanbase despite not having the best win-loss record, partly due to his entrance (where one can expect the chat to flood with "HEY HEY HEY HEY" upon his appearance), and partly due to his excellently done CAW appearance and moveset. The fact that he occasionally comes through against superior competition, including Charles Barkley and Illidan, certainly helps.
    • Scorpion is in the same boat as Barret in that he doesn't have an impressive win-loss record but remains immensely popular, with many fans declaring him "The Hardest Working Man in VGCW" due to the fact that matches featuring Scorpion are always among the best on the card, and he always gives his opponents a hard fight no matter who he's up against. When he finally won the VGCW Championship at End Game 7, the crowd went wild. To reinforce the dark horse statuses of Red and Scorpion, what happens when you put them together in a 30-minute Iron Man match? They tie. That's how good they are.
    • Phoenix has definitely become one of these after Season 6. Enough so that, because of his winning streak (6 in a row at the time), he was put into an Elimination Chamber match for the VGCW Championship. Oh, and beating Brock Lesnar just two days after Brock ended The Undertaker's Wrestlemania Streak certainly helped with this status. Some people have been complaining about how many attempts to get a VGCW Championship title match he's had, but he had earned each of them.
    • Miles Edgeworth was one in EDBW, putting on epic matches, and many clamored for him to be promoted, despite him losing both Star Road tournaments. GM Gary Oak must've taken notice, because on the Season 10 premiere, Edgeworth showed up in Gary's limo.
    • Kefka has become one, due to his hilarious Kefka's Korner interview segments.
    • On the women's side Chie has become this for similar reasons as Scorpion. Not the most impressive record-wise, but extremely entertaining to watch. After an epic Iron Woman match in which the crowd chanted "Steak Cold" in reference to the Texas Rattlesnake, she took the role to heart, mimicking the legend's entrance and speaking style. This new attitude would lead her to become the first Casualette Champion. After her loss to Shadow Peach and losing her title, Chie abandoned the gimmick, but this helped her become even more over with the fans thanks to her Social Link with Elizabeth. Eventually, Chie would finally capture the WVGCW Championship in the Chamber of Elimination PPV.
    • Although spin-off show EDBW (Extreme Dudebro Wrestling) has a few popular characters, none are more beloved than Johnny Cage, thanks to his wonderfully fitting entrance and consistent performance in the ring. When Johnny was denied entrance to VGCW by Illidan, the crowd lost it, and many clamored for Cage to be in VGCW. They got their wish at End Game 7, when Cage made his debut by revealing himself to be the Red Ring Ranger to the immense cheers of the crowd.
    • Unsurprisingly, given the source material and the music that accompanies his matches, Senator Armstrong is one of the most popular wrestlers on the EDBW roster. When he appeared on the VGCW Season 10 premiere, the fans couldn't believe it. His amazing Iron Man match with Illidan at End Game X further cemented him as main-roster material.
    • Another EDBW graduate that's highly popular in VGCW is Kanji Tatsumi, thanks to his awesome (if unintelligible) entrance theme (RISE UP!) and excellent in-ring work. His matches with VGCW Champion Sabin Rene Figaro and Ganondorf are particularly well-regarded; even though he lost both of them, he put up one hell of a fight.
    • Virgil, of all people, has become this after he showed up in a VGCW VS WWE match against Dante... and defeated him, something Dante has never been able to live down since. He even appeared as the number 1 entrant in a Royal Rumble and eliminated Air Man!
    • In EDBW, Francis York Morgan became a major one after his debut in the September 26 2014 Royal Rumble. He won, sending SEVEN wrestlers over the top rope, taking out Brock, Jacket, and Travis Touchdown before their entrance music ended, and knocked the hated Magus out of the ring.
    • M. Bison became this big time after sending his hated tag partner Sagat into retirement, which was followed up by becoming the first wrestler to cleanly pin one of the Practice's Robot Masters.
    • Peacock practically became an instant fan favorite, both due to her being an Ensemble Dark Horse from her game and putting on a MOTY contender against Videl, and winning.
    • Ebisumaru was once a tag-exclusive character, but the crowd started to love his antics, eventually voting him into the second Great Tournament. When he beat Bowser with his own Thwomp Bottom, the crowd went wild at the unlikely result, and this would spark a hilarious feud.
    • Jacket was a very popular character in EDBW because of his awesome music, his brutal moveset, and accurate CAW. Unfortunately, he was fired in EDBW after losing a match in the Purge, undertaken because of the need of space for fresh blood from Star Road 2.
    • Professor Layton gained an instant fan following thanks to his dominating performance at End Game 9's New Generation Battle Royale as well as playing the part of an Insufferable Genius who tazes people that fail to solve his puzzles, as Sabin found out the hard way.
    • After he became the leader of the PRATS, and after saving Mr. Satan from The Practice, Dan became a massive fan favorite, simultaneously getting Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
    • Despite their rather shaky record, Jet Set Radio is one of the more poplar tag teams in the women's division thanks to both Cube's and Gum's flashy moveset and the music that plays in their matches. The chat erupts into chants of "UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND" whenever they come out to their theme.
  • Evil Is Cool:
    • Ganondorf is so popular that he's become a face simply because everybody thinks he's so awesome. Even after pulling a Face–Heel Turn in Season 5, he's been having trouble keeping heat due to his popularity. He was actually despised before, being considered a heel, but after his 30-minute Iron Man match vs. Bowser, where he lost 32-5 (Bowser pinned him 32 times, he only got 5), and his teaming up with Zangief during the Little McMahon saga, made people sympathize with him AND respect him for helping Zangief after he got screwed over.
    • Ever since his return in Season 5, Bowser himself has become very popular—it doesn't hurt that he's had some excellent Inferno Matches, is quite the Large Ham, and as of Season 6, is billed as "The King of Awesome", complete with an Eddie Guerrero entrance.
    • Dracula's gotten a bit of this, despite being a heel. Though he toppled Phoenix's streak, his epic 10-10 Iron Man match with Scorpion proved he is indeed top tier talent. Dracula eventually won the VGCW Championship, and has many memorable title matches since.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • Bazza timed Gabe Newell's first full episode as GM to sync with the 2013 Steam Summer Sale. The VGCW Universe was indeed ready for a miracle.
    • The hack that allowed the 40 Woman Royal Rumble at Breakdown 06 could exploit a lot of potential match options, such as the return of Impa's bleeding knees, not requiring a Gender Bender like Robin to swap the EDBW Hardcore Championship between genders, and perhaps most importantly, use characters like Fujin and the Future Four to actively fight male wrestlers, potentially for plot purposes.
  • Game-Breaker: The high body splash finisher, also called the Banana Slamma (when used by Donkey Kong) and now known as the Glitch Bomb. It inflicts 100% damage on all of the opponent's limbs, and is the main reason why Bowser beat Ganondorf 32-5 in the infamous inferno match. Once the exploit was discovered, Donkey Kong was suspended for its use, and Bowser's moveset was changed so as not to include it. It returned when Esper Terra used it on 4 October 2013 to beat Ivy for the Gurl Gamer title, to the crowd's anger. At End Game X1, the Bomb would return in the hands of the GameShark-possessed Donkey Kong, who used it against Segata Sanshiro. This time, however, Segata would kick out of it.
  • Good Bad Bugs:
  • Harsher in Hindsight
    • Zangief getting announced as The Red Cyborg takes on a whole new meaning now that The Practice has turned him into a cyborg.
    • The end of Season 10 paid tribute to Earthbound, where the Omnicidal Maniac Big Bad was ultimately felled by the prayers of everyone in the cast. Satoru Iwata, who was heavily involved in Earthbound's coding, died just before Season 11 started, which adds a layer of poignancy to Season 10's conclusion.
  • HSQ: You'd be surprised how often the A.I. pulls some ridiculously awesome move off on an opponent that just makes you scream "Holy Shit!".
  • Love to Hate: Illidan is known for attracting a considerable amount of heel heat from his mere presence alone. If an opponent manages to win over him, the chat goes ecstatic at seeing him lose. If Illidan wins, especially if it was due to his manager Gary's interference, it further increases the fans salt towards him. Either way helps Illidan stay relevant in the show and is a step up from his X-Pac Heat during his initial debut. This has changed over the seasons, as Illidan has actually gained a ton of support for putting on great matches and eventually turning on Gary.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Kefka's AI is ironically quite close to him in the games, as he will often stay back and watch other wrestlers fight in Triple Threat matches, only taking shots at them when necessary. Too bad it backfires for him, as he's lost twice doing this.
    • Carmen Sandiego managed to become the Female Division General Manager instead of Bryn (legally, on top of that).
    • Guile was gradually built up as one. He revealed his sinister colors when he betrayed Duke Nukem, and feuded with him and Ganondorf for the next few weeks, culminating with a triple threat Hell in a Cell match, which he won. But he truly showed his magnificence in the Ring Rangers storyline. After Johnny Cage made his debut and made it clear he wasn't responsible for all of the unprovoked backstage attacks, Guile is hinted to have been behind them. And he was. After beating Johnny Cage in a match, he reveals he was indeed behind the attacks, and explainse his actions. Guile was the first ranger Cage recruited, the black ranger, and he sent Guile forth for new members, a ploy meant to give less highly regarded wrestlers a time to shine, hoping that these unknown faces would make Gabe pay attention more to the actual wrestling without any bias against a perceived mid or low carder. As the middleman, however, Guile changed the orders, telling them they were going to take what was rightfully theirs by force, hence the unprovoked backstage beatings. All this was in a bid to give himself more power and renown in the company. It worked. This line says it all:
    Guile: Not only did I win the match Carlton. I won the war.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Air Man literally murdered Proto Man for the Dragon Ball inside him. Ever since then, people have been calling him "MURDERER" whenever he's shown up.
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • "HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!", which is played when, well, a new wrestler is being introduced. Expect the chat to explode with excitement and guesses whenever the sound is played.
    • "TOO BAD! WALUIGI TIME!"
    • "PREPARE YOURSELF!"
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Lose your first match in VGCW, and you're a jobber for life, no matter what you do afterwards. Link is the biggest example of this, even after beating Waluigi (the man who beat him in his debut match) twice. There are a few exceptions, though:
      • Adam Jensen's first opponent was then-VGCW Champion and resident badass, Ganondorf.
      • Groose avoided this, as he made it to a Championship shot a little more than a month after his introduction (then later won the title in another match) and even did a better job against Majin Vegeta than Nappa and Charles Barkley. His excellent CAW and hilarious entrance help.
      • Jade also avoided this in her first match as fans felt that Lara Croft cheated her out of a win. At the end of that match, Lara speared Jade through the barricade. Just as Jade got up and ran back to the ring, the referee counted her out just before she had the chance, giving Lara the win. The chat became furious immediately afterwards.
    • Charles Barkley will forever be known as the man who lost to Vegeta, who had previously never won a single match in his career. To make matters worse, he lost to Vegeta twice. His more recent exploits, however, have caused much of this to die down. Winning three VGCW Championships certainly helped. He latter went to suffer this again since he lost his cashed-in title match after months of holding the Money in the Bank briefcase.
    • The chat is more than happy to reference a typo Bryn made in the epilogue to season 1 of WVGCW, when he wrote "short break" as "shork break". They even deliberately use it as a typo for "shark"; when Cole mentions someone using a shark kick, the chat will inevitably light up with "SHORK KICK" posts.
    • On Bazza's side, the Jey Uso incident, in which he accidentally let Jey Uso into a royal rumble for a few split seconds before he got thrown out almost immediately. He was brought back for one VGCW vs WWE match, but after that Bazza had no intention of using him. Even now, whenever anyone whose identity hasn't been revealed becomes plot important, everyone will immediately guess Jey Uso.
    • Then there's Baz mistakenly giving the team of Scorpion and Donkey Kong Toejam & Earl's entrance... complete with dancing Scorpion, an intro so out of character that Baz cut it off almost immediately. Even worse, when they won that match, the game called them Toejam & Earl. For some time afterward, the chat called Scorpion "Toejam", DK "Earl", and vice versa.
    • In-universe and out, ever since it was revealed that she used her Witch Time powers to screw RPGenie's title match, Bayonetta has gotten blamed for whenever a glitch causes a wrestler or the entire game to freeze up.
    • Dante will never live done losing to Virgil in a WWE vs. VGCW match, to the point that every time he appears, someone, both in the chat and the show, will bring it up.
    • Shadaloo and M.Bison will never live down their losing streak in the second half of season 12; to the point that every promising villain stable who ends up jobbing will be compared to Shadaloo.
  • Star Making Match: Many wrestlers are well liked, but all it can take is one incredible match to become beloved by the fans.
    • VGCW:
      • Ash Ketchum had gained a ton of support ever since saving his career in an I-Quit and nearly winning a Royal Rumble, but after winning a Contendership match for the Casual Championship, Ash ended up squashing Guile to become the new Casual Champion and evolved into Red, one of the company's mainstays.
      • Scorpion had always been a popular performer on VGCW, but for the most part had been relegated to the midcard. He really experienced a massive surge in popularity when he entered a feud with then-newcomer Illidan Stormrage, much-hated victor of Star Road, and managed to pin the beast to give him his first loss since joining the main roster. This victory propelled Scorpion all the way to the top of the company to become the VGCW Champion for nearly an entire year.
    • WVGCW:
      • Terra Branford's career started off, like a lot of WVGCW wrestlers, in the background. But it really took off after her iconic 2/3 Falls Match against Rydia, delivering a Superplex off of each turnbuckle and coming from behind to win 2-1. Since then, she has gone on to become one of the biggest stars in the division, a two-Time WVGCW Champion and WVGCW Co-Op Champion, and the "Terror" she is known to be by the fans.
      • Chie Satonaka was beloved by the fans, but she could never get that huge victory that would propel her into super-stardom. After showing tremendous amount of heart in a tag team match against Mad Gear and challenging "Poison"note  to an Iron Woman Match and won 4-2, she went on to win the Casualette Championship and the first ever 40-Woman Royal Rumble.
    • EDBW:
      • Francis York Morgan's career started with this: after making his debut in the second EDBW Royal Rumble, not only did he managed to get the most eliminations, but he won. Life is beautiful, indeed!
      • R. Mika was rather liked, but it wasn't until her run in the Queen of the Ring #1 Contendership Tournament and winning the title from Jinx in the same evening that propelled her to the next level, which indirectly led to another star-making match...
      • Sophitia Alexandra was also a participant in said tournament, but was knocked out by Mika in the semi-finals. Determined not to fall behind, she later won a Triple Threat to determine the #1 Contender to Mika's title at Killscr3n. In a critically-acclaimed 2/3 Falls Match, Sophitia got her revenge on Mika to win the EDBW Women's Championship and become insanely popular.
      • Fio Germi was always considered an alright upper-midcarder in both SNST and EDBW, but her matches were generally either mediocre or just alright. Then Fio participated in yet another Queen of the Ring tournament to determine the #1 contender for the Women's belt at Killscreen IV, and her first opponent was the much reviled Princess Elise. The match proved to be way better than it had any right to be, and Fio made an absolutely insane showing to go against Elise's hate, ultimately winning the match and the favor of the crowd. Though she didn't actually get the #1 spot (she later lost to Morrigan in the final round), it proved her worth as one of the show's top faces.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • Little Mac used to be despised for using his backstage pull to win victories over fan favorite Zangief. However, their last match saw him go against the orders of Baz McMahon, who wanted Zangief injured, so fans have been speaking of him more fondly ever since, even if it's as a victim of a hit-and-run who they want to see avenged. His retirement match against Zangief had the crowd cheering for both.
    • Majin Vegeta pulled a Heroic Sacrifice, and the chatroom very quickly went from hating him to mourning for him. Since coming Back from the Dead, Vegeta has gone on to become "the Badman", shaking off most of his jobber reputation.
    • Charles Barkley appears to have quelled some of the backlash over a later title win by launching a shoot promo at the crowd over it.
    • Ezio seems to have gotten this from a CAW remake alone in Season 6. It helps that Ezio spent most of the match beating up Dan, and came insanely close to winning, only being beaten by Knuckles.
    • Up until Season 5, Duke was regarded by many as a mediocre wrestler who had not accomplished much since his famous 3-1 victory during his debut. Then he got into a cage match with Solid Snake and won, which started to get him over with the fans again. Then he beat Donkey Kong, who, minus the "light-switcher-offer" incident, had been undefeated in singles since his return from suspension. But it was his feud with Ganon in Season 6, which culminated with him beating the Dark Lord himself in an "I Quit" match at End Game 6, that finally propelled him to become one of the biggest stars on the roster. His clobbering of Gaben during the Beat The Clock challenge also furthered Nukem's reputation as a man who can win against all odds.
    • The same seems to have happened to Duke's former tag partner Guile. Prior to his heel turn at End Game 6, Guile's only major accomplishment had been a brief run as Casual Champion and was considered by some to be bland and generic compared to the more popular Duke to the point where fans on the forums openly expressed possibly cutting Guile from the roster, which was worked into the plot as the catalyst for his heel turn. Throughout Season 7, Guile went on the warpath in order to prove he's better than Duke, first by defeating Flint in a show-stealing opening match and then squashing then VGCW champion Proto Man in a non-title match. Finally at End Game 7, Guile not only defeated both Duke and Ganon in a Hell in a Cell triple threat match, but it was revealed he was the one behind the Ring Ranger invasion, cementing him as one of, if not THE, top heels on the roster.
    • Illidan may have done this in the 25 Feburary 2014 show, where it was revealed he'd begun working for Gary, making them the VGCW equivalent of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. It also helped that he'd become the company's resident Wrestling Monster heel, where any wrestler who manages to beat him is able to go over with the fans, giving him actual heel heat as opposed to the X-Pac Heat he received at Star Road. This, plus his consistent match work, ensured his continued spot on the roster after his original contract from Star Road expired. He then went on to become a full-on face after turning on Gary and feuding with Senator Armstrong, culminated in a show-stealing Iron Man match between the two at End Game X.
    • The Dragons were considered just plain old boring Jobbers until they joined the P.R.A.T.S. They then adopted silly personalities and Duane & BrandO's Double Dragon Rap as their theme. Their dialog has proven to be comedic gold, and eventually winning the titles showed how good they can really be.
    • Dan forming the P.R.A.T.S. finally pulled him out of the heap in the eyes of many, as his segments with the Lee brothers provided some of the funniest moments on the show and some pretty good matches as well. The fact that Dan hasn't won a match in ages may have also helped softened the fans' previous heat towards him. It was even enough to have the crowd CHEER for him when he faced Guile. His rescue from the heap was fully confirmed after saving his former tag team partner Mr. Satan from the Practice.
    • On the ladies' side, Rinoa, after spending a long time as an unpopular jobber, took a dramatic gimmick and attitude adjustment, emulating her castmate Squall, as well as replacing Jessie as James' client. The result is both a winning streak and a significant upsurge in popularity. Once Jessie and Rinoa got over their feud, both have become more popular than ever.
    • Lightning was hated a lot for simply being from Final Fantasy XIII, along with her beating The Boss 6-2 in an Iron Woman Submission match. During Season 2, this changed as she went undercover to get Carmen arrested and got character development out of it. She started to slip back into Scrappydom after getting doublebooked for the Co-Op and WVGCW championship in one PPV, but then at the conclusion of Season 6 was named the new General Manager of the Female Division, which she kicked off with a bang by announcing the first WVGCW Royal Rumble. Lightning further won over the crowd by her demonstrating actual competence as GM in comparison to her predecessors.
    • While she wasn't outright hated during her debut, Elizabeth had trouble trying to get over with the chat and was seen by some as just filling up roster space. Come Season 4, Elizabeth finally got some screentime in the Shadow Peach plot, where she demonstrated her Cloud Cuckoo Lander tendencies from the games as well as her evolving friendship with Chie, complete with Social Link upgrade screens from the series. At the end of Season 4, when Elizabeth announced she was leaving WVGCW to continue her quest to free Makoto, fans were saddened and pleaded her to come back some day.
    • Dante finally got over the fans' hatred of the DmC reboot with his awesome performances in EDBW, both in singles and as a Tag Team with Travis Touchdown. It only got better once Travis got promoted without him and resulted in a rivalry between the two.
    • Zubaz had decent matches up to the finale in Star Road 2, besides one squash against Ike. However, he was still disliked because of his reputation as a "meme". When he ended up facing Asura, fans gave up as they both caused salt. It was a 50/50 split between Asura and Zubaz in a match that turned out to be a long, tense, 23-minute slobberknocker that ended with Zubaz winning with a Divekick. The great match gained the support of those who were at least ambivalent about Zubaz, even converting some people who hated him. Doesn't mean he wasn't still hated for getting in over favorites, though. His gimmick of not being recognized by anyone carried over into VGCW, earning a few good funny plot scenes.
    • ToeJam and Earl had a rather shaky start to their VGCW careers, only managing one win and failing to really impress the crowd due to their lackluster matches, with Earl in particular becoming widely regarded as dead weight. Come the premiere of Season 10, the duo got a new look and theme song (from their new game Back in the Groove, to be precise), a much improved moveset and hints of a potential feud against Groose and His Gang of Bullies. But it was their show-stealing tag match with Captain Falcon and Ezio, complete with TJ&E successfully executing a Hot Tag— formerly deemed practically impossible for the AI to pull off, thanks to 2K14's shoddy coding— and Earl coming through for the victory via roll-up that turned the aliens from Funkotron into fan favorites overnight.
    • The female division's Cate Archer wasn't really hated, but in a bad way, as nobody cared much about her either way, since her source material was somewhat obscure and she didn't do much besides show up to matches. When she was given plot in Season 5 it didn't endear her much to people either, as it led to her beating Tifa, a popular up-and-comer for the belt, and ultimately becoming champion by beating Chell, who was highly regarded as well. Bryn solved this by putting Cate into a feud with Jade, a more popular wrestler who also hadn't had much to do in plot, and playing up her arrogant attitude to make her a convincing heel people would want to see Jade beat. Ultimately Jade did, in an exciting match both of them looked strong in.
    • Joanna Dark was one of EDBW's least liked wrestlers because her CAW sported her design from Perfect Dark Zero, which is not remembered fondly by fans of the original, and was eventually inactivated from EDBW following a purge of the roster. Then came Breakdown '06, where she made a surprise entry in WVGCW's inaugural Royal Rumble wearing her outfit from the original game, which, along with her solid showing, had fans turning an instant 180 on her.
    • Ivy Valentine was hated by a lot of people due to having an overpowered CAW, and being in the title scene too much. After being removed from the show for over a year, she returned with a new CAW. This, and the fact she made it clear she had no interest in going for the title, being more interested in fighting the top card then winning the belt, helped her popularity greatly.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Dan (pre-P.R.A.T.S.) and Donte. Dan was hated for unceremoniously winning a Royal Rumble by throwing out Ash Ketchum, who had won the crowd over by putting up one hell of a fight that night. Donte, on the other hand, was hated for being the version of Dante that came from the much-maligned reboot. The chat had a conniption fit when he won a match against his more well-received counterpart.
    • Kratos wasn't particularly well-liked back when he was doing nothing more than appearing in Royal Rumbles, doing his token offense, and getting eliminated. When he actually won a Royal Rumble, the fans were livid. When he beat Adam Jensen to win the VCGW title, the fans went nuclear. To give you an idea of how much the fans hated Kratos, when Little Mac (at the time the biggest heel in VGCW) immediately cashed in his Money in the Bank contract afterwards and won the title from Kratos, the fans cheered for Mac.
    • Ezio was strongly disliked by the fandom, as some fans considered him "boring" and he had a track record of eliminating favorites in Royal Rumbles. However, his WWE 2K14 makeover for Season 6 removed much of his blandness, which removed one of the chief complaints of his character, and his showing in that match also helped win over fans. His much improved entrance also helped, showing him coming in from the crowd like a real stealth assassin.
    • Jerry Lawler in WVGCW because of his very limited bank of perverted lines towards the female wrestlers, which get repetitive and distasteful very quickly. Cries of "KING PLS" and "FUCK OFF KING", among others, can be heard in chat whenever King spouts one of these lines.
    • People hated Illidan Stormrage, winner of the first Star Road tournament, for his uninspired design, bland movelist, for adding to the over-saturation of wrestling monsters to the main roster, and for knocking off fan favorites Johnny Cage and Travis Touchdown. Even Baz hated him. Him squashing Little Mac in his proper VGCW debut and attacking Zangief and Arino backstage after their matches only fanned the flames. His team-up with Gary aimed to change this, but after beating up Falcon, this was negated and took a massive U-turn back into Scrappyhood. (It didn't help that in said match, Illidan was saved by interference on Gary's behalf). Since then, though, Illidan has managed to find a niche as the company's monster heel to beat, and his trilogy of matches with Snake showed that he was more than just a "Mastodon" type wrestler. By the time his one-year contract from Star Road expired, most fans had come to accept Illidan's place in the company, something that didn't seem possible a year ago.
    • As of late, Ivy. See X-Pac Heat below as to why.
    • These days, Morrigan seems to be the undisputed Scrappy champion. There is of course the previously mentioned tainted win over Sophitia. However, after dropping the title to Jeanne, the belt was stolen by Commander Shepard, which was not only a rehash of the Cate/Jade rivalry, but proceeded to keep Morrigan in the title scene. She formed a stable with Shepard and Ellie called Cerebus, which continues to get focus despite none of them being very well liked. With the newest season subtitled Wres Effect, it doesn't seem like Morrigan is going to get any less exposure. At this point, she has lost what little support she had, and the audience is completely sick of her.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Roll up finishes, particularly if they come at the end of what was an otherwise exciting match and they have a tendency to occur more often during women's matches. Of course, when Roll Caskett wins with one of these, she generally gets a more positive reaction due to how well-received she is and the resulting puns that come out of it.
  • Seasonal Rot: Season 8 is regarded by many, including Bazza himself to be the weakest season on VGCW overall, as the Robot Master plot took a considerable amount of time away from other wrestlers. Season 9 managed to rectify this by giving much more emphasis on the wrestlers and their interactions with one another, and was regarded as a huge step up over Season 8, with some considering it to be the best season in the show so far.
    • Season 12, World Tour, along with the Broken Base it caused, is also regarded as one of the weakest season in VGCW history. With Shadaloo taking up a considerable amount of air-time, interrupting 2 high-profile matches, including the main event VGCW Championship match at the Blood Money PPV, the response by creative afterward, 50/50 and other odd booking, and other factors, is seen as dragging the season down, and eventually led to the ending of VGCW as a whole. Season 13 is seen as a better season, however.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Yeah, Dan Hibiki ditched his former mentor Mr. Satan and aligned himself with Dracula, but honestly it's hard to blame him. After all, the fans turned their backs on him and booed him relentlessly for weeks, all because he eliminated fan favorite Ash Ketchum in a Royal Rumble. Dan himself even lampshades it ("what was I supposed to do, let him win?"), pointing that he wanted to be VGCW champion just like Ash did.
    • In response to the massive backlash from Barkley winning the VGCW Championship title back, said VGCW Champion spoke out to the audience, reminding them that he earned the title each and every time he competed for it. Unlike Dan's case however, Barkley's rant is completely justified, up to and including having Money in the Bank and competing for the title at the same time, even referencing an example of this from real life wrestling.
  • Too Soon:
    • On the day of the Sandy Hook shootings viewers reacted this way to Egoraptor's theme song ("go to school, shooting 'em up"). As soon as Bazza realized this he immediately replaced the theme song for future matches until the Sandy Hook event was considered water under the bridge.
    • Invoked again when a match that took place two days after the Boston Marathon bombings started playing the boss music from Super Bomberman, though most of the fans shouting "Too soon" were joking in this case. Also invoked in the 23 May 2013 stream, when the announcer said that the match between the Game Grumps and the Super Mario Bros. was a tornado tag team match. (This was after the 2013 Moore, Oklahoma tornado.)
  • Uncanny Valley: Some of the wrestlers in VGCW look rather disturbing. Word is that the reason Sonic the Hedgehog disappeared the first time around was because Baz didn't like how he looked. Then there's Woody, who was just plain Nightmare Fuel, especially at the end of his career.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Bryn's masterful production values are very well-done, and gives WVGCW a unique flair. And he had only gotten better over time, with his skills essentially allowing him to all but remove load time screens via very well done editing. EDBW has also adopted similar visual effects after it started having a story.
  • The Woobie:
    • Starting from Season 8, Ezio was seen as this by the fans. Desperate to catch up after fellow midcard breakouts Scorpion and Captain Falcon, Ezio challenged the Angry Video Game Nerd at the season debut and came close to winning but lost to a reversed finisher. He later fought the Nerd in a rematch and came up short again. Then he issued an open challenge to Little Mac and again put up a great fight but due to the game mechanics, couldn't get Mac in a position to land his Eagle Dive finisher and lost. Then, he entered the Season 8 Royal Rumble at #38, eliminating Gaben and lasting to the final three... only to be eliminated by Ness, who later went on to win the Rumble. Then, he got voted into the Chamber of Elimination match by the fans, got squashed by Ganon in the Beat the Clock challenge to determine who would start the match, and in the actual Chamber, got eliminated first, in about 5 minutes. And yet despite all these setbacks, Ezio still soldiered on. After stepping it up however, this seems to have changed.
    • To those who liked Woody despite his bizarre appearance, he counts as this. Woody just wanted more people to play with their toys. In the end, frustrated that no one would play with him, Woody gets turned by Dracula into an uncontrollable beast, and ends up getting put down by Geno.
    • Lucas is already this in MOTHER 3, but his career in EDBW so far hasn't been very happy - after one losing match in a tag team with Ness, he was brought back to VGCW, leaving Lucas by himself. Not long after that Ness formed a new, far more popular (and successful) tag team with Red, apparently forgetting all about his former partner. The chat takes this even further, claiming Ness and Flint don't even bother showing up to his matches. That all (supposedly) changed when Lucas got an EDBW title shot, and WON.
    • Zubaz just wants to find a place calls home, yet despite winning the Star Road 2 tournament, Kefka mistakes him for a hobo and has him ejected by security. Unlike all the other cases, this is Played for Laughs.
    • Roll. She just wanted to have friends. But all of her friends, even her best one, Shaundi, keep leaving her. One member of the forum summarizes Roll's career as of the end of 2015 thusly.
      "So Roll's plotline is thus. She loses her team mate, her friend starts ignoring her, she discovers she accidentally FUCKING KILLED A WOMAN IN THE RING, that gets brought down on her by the entire audience, and she becomes so depressed and broken by the experience that she literally doesn't want to wrestle ever again? ...J...Jesus fucking Christ, Bryn. "
    • Table-San. She is very shy and modest, yet rarely does a stream go without her being top being removed and being called "a slut" or "disgusting" by the announcers or audience. She only puts up with it to get through medical school and support her brothers.
  • X-Pac Heat:
    • What's worse than being a jobber in VGCW? Being a wrestler that the fans simply don't care about at all, as it often results in you being thrown into an "I Quit" match with your job on the line. In some cases, such as Kratos, the offending wrestler is outright Put on a Bus.
    • Raphael is a pretty good example of X-Pac Heat in VGCW, as he has a great track record (he's one of the few champions to hold onto the belt for a fairly long period of time) but is widely hated by the fans for being boring. True to the trope, Raphael became part of a short lived heel stable called the McMahon Elite Four, including Ezio Auditore (at the time hated just as much as Raphael, if not more-so), Gary Oak (who actually is somewhat liked by fans, but had yet to win a singles match at the time the group was formed), and Mr. L (who very quickly abandoned the group once Baz got arrested).
    • Another example is Wesker, who defeated Wreck-It Ralph (who was at least popular among the VGCW fanbase and really only put in the match for potential copyright issues) in an I Quit Match to keep his job... and ended up getting fired anyway for being boring.
    • Illidan Stormrage got bucketloads of this during Star Road. When he won the whole thing, the crowd lost it, though this has dissipated entirely since then, becoming a fan favorite.
    • On the 4/24/14 episode of WVGCW, Ivy Valentine pretty much got the "Bootista" treatment from the fans after defeating Chell for the #1 Contender for the Gurl Gamer title due to breaking Chell's singles winning streak, fans growing tired with her constantly being in the title scene, and preventing a dream match between Chell and current defending champion Ayla for the title. This wasn't helped by the CAW's creator going on the forums after the match and somewhat boasting about how he's practically made Ivy undefeatable, admitting that he didn't balance her at all and that anyone who fights her has the deck stacked against them, which led to another fellow CAW creator getting frustrated and letting loose a load of frustrations they previously had about the creator and their constant praise of Ivy. You know it's bad when even Bazza and Bryn are freaking out.
      Bazza (in response): WHAT DID YOU DOOOOOOOOOOOO?
      • Luckily, Ivy's loss to Ayla did satisify viewers immensely, coupled with her humilation by Ayla, Tifa, Meryl, Chell, and Faith and instant sabbatical for over a year the next show helped matters further.
    • Sindel garnered a ton of heat from nearly everyone in the VGCW Universe since stealing and subsequently beating Kitana for the Casualette Championship at Breakdown F.I.V.E., when it was obvious for months that Sindel was above the Midcard Title and was, in the eyes of the fans, holding the Midcard at ransom for her own personal gain. It didn't help that she was constantly beating fan favourites in matches that were seen as not very good by the fans, and people were getting tired of her constant boasting in her promos. It remains to be seen whether this heat continues now that she has lost the belt to fan favorite Tina Armstrong.
    • Morrigan has probably ended up earning the most heat out of anyone listed so far. Debuting in a 8-Woman Ladder Match Tournament to determine who would face beloved EDBW Women's Champion Sophitia Alexandra at Killscreen IV, she won the whole thing, going through Jeanne, Aqua, Fio Germi, the latter two being huge fan favorites, to do so in three below-average matches, which left the fans...less than pleased to say the least. And when she cheated by using a Hex to weaken the Champion and beat her 2-1 for the title at Killscreen, the fans were understandably very angry about it, and Sophitia debuting on the Main Roster three days later hasn't served to quieten the boos.
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