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Linking to a past Trope Repair Shop thread that dealt with this page: What to do with individual Wrestler pages, started by Fighteer on May 27th 2011 at 4:29:00 PM
Why are Maria Menounos and Freddie Prinze Jr. listed on this page? IMO, the only celebrities who should be listed are Mr. T, Andy Kaufman, Cyndi Lauper, Tiny Lister and Robert Swenson. MAYBE you could make a case for (urgh) David Arquette. The rest, no, leave them on the Actors lists. Thank you.
Why do certain pages (e.g., Wrestling/Sabu) still have "Turn of the Millennium/Professional Wrestling" listed as an index when that page no longer exists? Thank you.
Should we maybe separate tropes that apply, for example, to a wrestler's career with different promotions? Maybe have folders for all the big mainstream feds (WWF/E, WCW, TNA, ROH, NJPW, NWA), and then just have everything else listed under "Independent promotions"?
Just to clarify, this would mean that all individual wrestlers' pages would have the folders "Tropes that apply to _____'s WWE career", etc., as it applies to different people.
I think wrestlers' gimmicks are rarely the same from one promotion to another, so this could be a good way to organize their pages, instead of having various gimmicks all across the page.
Use of 'g****-B*****' in the page quote seems to be an R5 violation.
There is an entry for Germans Love David Gasselhof, about Great Khali. Am i understanding the tropes wrong, but shouldn't that bit rather be under Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales?
Anyone think the example list is better organized by date rather alphabet? This is an industry where time is especially noticeable after all, what with the Three Month Rule, Seven-Year Rule, ect. At the very least, I think the promotions should be organized by date they were founded since that information is already listed.
I guess I can tolerate the wrestlers being grouped "alphabetically", if only because it would take a more time to see just when they all debuted and so many don't ever fully retire from the industry but I will volunteer if people can accept it. If not, can we at least order them by the first letter of their name/ring name? That would make finding things quicker, considering its a large list of English style first name-sir name, descriptive monikers that aren't proper names, red barons and Spell My Name with a "The". Going by the first letter of the sir name just feels silly here and I think we can just throw out the 'the doesn't count' stipulation because here it does.
Can I create a page for the Global Wrestling Federation? It aired on ESPN from 1991 to 1994. It is known for the infamous bungee cord match.
Create away. If you know about a promotion, wrestler or anything related to Professional Wrestling, just add it.
I was asked to bring a conversation to this page. The previous discussion can be found on the Character Sheets subpage. I wanted to know whether wrestlers who already have pages should also be listed on the Character Sheets as well. While many wrestlers worked for multiple promotions and should have specific information related to time in each, what about those who have only worked for one (Kofi Kingston, Ryback, etc.)? Thanks for your help.
Kofi Kingston has worked for multiple promotions. As for it, I think if a wrestler already has a page, then the tropes relating to them should just go to that page and save room on the character sheets.
Why doesn't this have a section on the forums? It's obviously got a good amount of followers on this wiki, and it's named a large amount of tropes. Does anyone know if there's a way to add a subforum?
Look under the live performance section of the forums. There you will find threads for professional wrestling (one of them was deleted for unknown reasons but replaced by another that's been up for years)
As for no forum column in general? Well, a lot of wrestling fan tropers have left, a lot never post on the forums in general and the current moderation group are not wrestling fans.
If any one knows how to merge or redirect a few pages, could they do that?
Bob Holly, Brodus Clay, Vickie Guerrero
These pages have two Trope Pages, one with the Wrestling/ Namespace and one without. It appears someone created the new page and then didn't redirect or merge, or whatever it you do make them go to the same page if you click on MAIN on the Trope Page.
I would do it myself if I knew how.
Done. The thing to do is redirect the page in Main/ — type [[redirect:Wrestlong/InsertNameHere]] to do so.
Thanks, could you, while you're at it, do it for Bob Backlund?
Also done. Thanks for catching these!
No problem. And found what I think is the last of bunch, Paul Heyman. I tried the with help you provided but, no luck.
Time for a more detailed version, then. (It probably didn't help that my original post contained a typo!]]
When the content of the page has already been moved and all, you redirect the old page, as you know. To do this:
If that makes sense, great! If not, say so and I'll pull in someone else to clarify as my explanations get long-winded rather quickly. :)
This was very helpful, thanks.
In "Literature about professional wrestling" a book was released in September 2012 called Lucha Gore: Scares From The Squared Circle, a book containing 16 horror stories all based around pro wrestling. And the first (and best) story in the book is written by Ed Ferrera, former WWE and WCW writer.
I think we should condense the lists of individual wrestlers and tag teams, stables, and miscellaneous entities into 3 different folders. What do other people think about this idea?
Removed this because it was linked to the wrong trope. I don't know the correct trope but I think there is one.
The Hurricane's last gimmick in ECW involved a roar powerful enough to flatten his opponent and force him out of the ring.
I think there needs to be a page for Evolution, the top heel stable from 2003-2005. Considering it served as the launching pad for the careers of Randy Orton and Batista, as well as having been involved in many of the big angles in the time perios, I feel it's a stable just as notable as DX or the Horsemen, if not as long-lived.
May be there should at least short description what is it (like "oiled-up musclemen in short-shorts pretending to fight with each other")? I haven't to watch to enwiki in order to understand that it is not movies, not theatre, but also not real fighting.
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How well does it match the trope?