FACTOID # 26: Delaware is the latchkey kid capital of America, with 71.8% of households having both parents in the labor force.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Gimmick (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestler's personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Nature of a Gimmick

The nature and plausibility of gimmicks vary widely. In recent years, the emphasis has been on more realistic gimmicks which portray the wrestler as an actual person, albeit with exaggerated personality traits, as opposed to previous years during which gimmicks could be best described as cartoonish (most of the World Wrestling Federation's product in the 1980s and early 1990s fits this category). World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... This article is very long Some browsers may have difficulty rendering this article. ...


Gimmicks can be described as heel or face. A face gimmick is one that is designed to be popular with crowds, often through adopting endearing mannerisms. A heel gimmick is one that is designed to be hated by crowds, usually to make the face more popular in any storyline in which they may both be involved (for example, pretending to betray a trusting face). A tweener gimmick falls between the two extremes. In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humorously referred to as evil. In non-wrestling jargon, heels are often bad guys in pro wrestling storylines. ... In professional wrestling, a face is a character who is portrayed as being moral or approving (that is, faces are good guys or crowd favorites). The vast majority of wrestling storylines (though not all) place a heel (or bad guy) against a face. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... In professional wrestling, a tweener is a character who is portrayed as being morally neutral or ambiguous (that is, they are between a face and a heel). ...


Over a wrestler's career, he or she may be expected to portray many gimmicks, most of which may be implausible or inconsistent (see kayfabe). Sometimes a wrestler may undergo a complete on-screen personality change from one week to the next. In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KEI-feib; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


Promotions will often recycle past gimmicks, giving them to newer wrestlers. Typically, a promotion will wait several years before trying to recycle a gimmick in order to allow fans' memories to fade. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Examples of Gimmicks

  • The Rock: a cocky and charismatic bully, who refered to himself in the 3rd person, and who coined memorable catchphrases such as, "If you smell what The Rock is cooking."
  • Hulk Hogan: an all-American patriotic good guy who carries the United States flag to the ring, protects the underdogs, has a theme song about being a "real American," etc.
  • Gorgeous George: a heel wrestler who came to the ring in sequined robes, sprayed disinfectant on himself and cheated on every opportunity. Although he did not invent the professional wrestling gimmick, he popularized it for generations to come.
  • Mick Foley: most recently portrayed, under his real name, as a wrestling legend and all-around good guy or bad guy. Previous gimmicks include Cactus Jack (a violent tough guy), Mankind (a mentally ill man wearing a leather mask) and Dude Love (a fun-loving hippie).
  • Shawn Michaels: known as The Heartbreak Kid or HBK. After leaving the tag team The Rockers, he was presented as a flamboyant, arrogant and charismatic male stripper who in his entrance theme called himself a "sexy boy." This persona evolved into that of a juvenile and vulgar heel renowned for his arrogance and insatiable ego while in the WWE's D-Generation X stable of 1997 and early 1998. Since his WWE return and (real-life) conversion to Christianity his persona has been altered to that of a legend of the business whose popularity stems from his past reputation and achievements rather than his on-screen flamboyance. In his return to DX, now a face tag team, Michaels has been more the straight man of the duo (often talking Triple H out of especially risque actions or being distracted by Triple H so he can do them out of Michaels's sight).
  • The Undertaker: his initial gimmick was of an undead wrestling phantom/zombie. During the Attitude Era he was the cult leader of the Ministry of Darkness stable. He was later humanized into his American Badass gimmick, that of a biker with red hair. At WrestleMania XX he readopted the Dead Man gimmick.
  • The Dudley Family: of Extreme Championship Wrestling, all of whom were half-brothers in ECW storylines, despite varying wildly in physical characteristics and race. The most enduring partnership in the stable, the Dudley Boyz, are now in Total Nonstop Action.
  • Doink the Clown: originally an evil clown loosely based on Pennywise, until he received a midget partner named Dink, then the gimmick was changed to more of a regular circus clown.
  • Irwin R. Schyster: an Internal Revenue Service tax collector who is also a professional wrestler. I.R.S. epitomizes the "day job" era of the early 1990s WWF, in which a wrestler's gimmick was often defined by a second job they supposedly did away from the ring.
  • The Hurricane: an outlandish superhero in the vein of the Batman TV show. This gimmick developed to the point that he was given a sidekick "Super Hero in Training (S.H.I.T.)," Rosey. He later betrayed Rosey, moved from Raw to SmackDown and removed his costume. He started going by his real name of Gregory Helms and adopted the gimmick of a vengeful, serious competitor who is determined to overcome the stigma of his silly former persona through success in the ring.
  • John Cena : a rapper who for several years wore a large metal chain around his neck and a throwback sports jersey connected to the city where he was performing. In 2006 he starred in the movie The Marine and began wearing military-related attire to the ring, including camouflage shorts, dog tags and a T-shirt with the words "Chain Gang Assault Battalion", and giving a salute as he enters the arena.
  • The Boogeyman: a worm-eating psychopath with facepaint, a smoke-emitting staff and a clock he smashes against his head, who yells "I'm coming to get you" and scares the living daylights out of his opponents.
  • Randy Orton: a cocky, self-proclaimed "Legend-Killer" who humiliates and disrespects veterans and respected wrestling personalities. Also sometimes known as RKO, his initials (Randall Keith Orton, which is also the name of his finishing maneuver).
  • Edge: the "Rated-R Superstar," who does shocking things like having sex in public and shooting on fellow wrestlers. Originally he was in a tag team with Christian as a goofy surfer. In his first years in the WWF/WWE he was portrayed as a loner type character, usually entering through the crowd to the ring and at one point had a vampire persona alongside Gangrel and Christian who formed The Brood. Edge's current gimmick is similar to that used by "Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman towards the end of his World Championship Wrestling run.
  • Eugene: a mentally challenged wrestling savant.
  • Kane: also known as The Big Red Machine or The Big Red Monster. A sadistic, uncaring "monster" who appears to suffer from schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder and Munchausen syndrome, among other mental illnesses. His character is the half-brother of The Undertaker and supposedly burned over 98% of his body as a child, though he wears nothing but wrestling tights to the ring now. Viewers later found out that the burns were never physical but rather mental. Originally he wore a full-body red and black wrestling suit, gloves and a mask, but later he removed the mask and upper-body attire and shaved his head.
  • Chris Jericho: also known as Y2J, a play on the Y2K phenomenon in the year 2000, and The Human Highlight Reel. A cocky, trash-talking rockstar with popular catchphrases such as "I'm the king of the world" and "Assclown." (In real life he is a rockstar, vocalist of Fozzy, but humble and friendly unlike his wrestling persona).
  • John Bradshaw Layfield: a rich Texan businessman living in New York. This character appears to be patterned after J.R. Ewing from the popular 1980s television show, Dallas or even possibly George W. Bush (in real life, Layfield is a successful stock market investor and is featured in the financial news media). Bradshaw was previously cast as a hard-drinking Texan trailer-park cowboy while in the Acolytes, then Acolyte Protection Agency, with tag partner Farooq.
  • Red Rooster: a talented Southern "rassler", Terry Taylor was brought to the WWF to look and occasionally act like a rooster in the ring, complete with a streak of red hair that stood on top of his head. Despite being a long-time veteran, Taylor also played a rookie in this role. This is an example of the use of a gimmick to bury a wrestler who is not well-liked by a promoter.
  • Mr Perfect: an incredibly skilled multi-discipline athlete who constantly brags about his numerous flawless performances.
  • Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: a wrestling manager who was known for his deceit and cheating to get his wrestlers over. Heenan would often distract the referee, hand illegal objects to his wrestlers, and do anything to win. Heenan portrayed a character who acted tough until he was confronted, then he would hide in the background, while his wrestlers would take care of his problems. Heenan later became a "broadcast journalist" later in his career, continually supporting heel wrestlers and cheating in the ring. His catchphrase "It doesn't matter if you win or lose as long as you cheat," sums up his personality.
  • "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase: a rich man who tried to buy the championship, whose gimmick is seen as the predecessor to Bradshaw's JBL gimmick listed above.
  • Sting: started as a blonde surfer with facepaint much like a Hulk Hogan-style fan favorite, but after being thought of as a traitor (which was proven wrong), he returned in black and white with darkened, longer hair and a trench coat in a gimmick mimicking The Crow comics and specifically movie look. After keeping silent as that character until he gained redemption, he started speaking again, as in his previous gimmick, except with a mean streak thereby combining the characters.
  • Jake "The Snake" Roberts: used the memorable gimmick of bringing his python Damien into the ring to strangle his opponents. The snake was effective against AndrĂ© the Giant, who was terrified and it actually did bite Randy Savage.
  • Muhammad Hassan: (as well as his manager Daivari) used a highly controversial gimmick of an angry Arab American who was sick of the discrimination towards him after 9/11. Mark Copani (his real name), actually an Italian-American, was later released due to the public backlash against the character following an angle which aired shortly after terrorist attacks in England (but was taped before), in which masked terrorists working for Muhammad attempted to strangle The Undertaker with wire, evoking sensitive publicized incidents of terrorist beheadings. His character was killed by The Undertaker at the next pay-per-view by a last ride to below the entrance ramp.
  • Mark Henry: first a heel character who was obsessed with romance and known as Sexual Chocolate. He later returned with The World's Strongest Man gimmick (more realistic, as he participated in weightlifting at the 1996 Olympics). This gimmick would show Henry as a man who possessed tons of strength and would go on a path of destruction, injuring many wrestlers.
  • Mae Young: a woman in her early eighties who is usually seen stripping or parading scantily clad on WWE television. Young is an example of a gimmick influenced by popular culture; her character is heavily based on Mae West.
  • The Hollywood Blondes: a tag team generally composed of two young, blonde wrestlers. Generally, the gimmick involves the wrestlers being cocky heartthrobs, causing the predominantly male audience to boo out of jealousy. In the 1970s, Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts had the team name. In the 1980s, it was Rip Rogers and Ted Oates and in the 1990s, it was Steve Austin (as Stunning Steve Austin) and Brian Pillman, who were the better-known team owing to their nationwide exposure on Turner Broadcasting System. In the late 1990s, Lenny Lane and Lodi gave this concept a homosexual spin as the West Hollywood Blondes. The former tag team of MNM (Mercury-Nitro-Melina) is an example of this gimmick with an attractive female manager in Melina, as are the young tag team of The Teacher's Pets (Idol Stevens and K.C. James, although Stevens has darker hair) and their naughty teacher valet Michelle McCool.
  • Tiger Mask: a famous junior heavyweight wrestler in Japan, who wears a tiger-themed mask and uses high-flying moves in the ring. Four wrestlers have portrayed the Tiger Mask character.
  • Spirit Squad: a five-man male cheerleading team known for performing disrespectful cheers and ultra-athletic moves, sometimes involving a trampoline and annoying their opponents with an air-horn.
  • Mickie James: originally an energetic preppie girl who displays bipolar, obsessive and lesbian behavior, among other strange actions. She was similar in some aspects to Kane but is now a face, retaining only her enthusiasm and vicious streak.
  • Melina and Johnny Nitro: the Hollywood couple who think they are better than everyone around them. The relationship between Nitro and Melina became emphasized when the tag team of MNM broke up after Mercury's departure.
  • "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: also known as The Texas Rattlesnake. He was a beer-drinking, foul-mouthed renegade who has blatant disregard for authority and lives by the creed "Don't Trust Anybody (DTA)." His feud with Mr. McMahon was a driving force behind the Attitude Era and late 1990s wrestling boom. Stone Cold had numerous popular catchphrases such as "Austin 3:16 says 'I just whipped your ass'" and "And that's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so" and often gave opponents (and the audience, to their delight) the finger, in between gulps of beer. He had arguably the most popular gimmick in wrestling history, combining traits of a blue-collar everyman with those of a rebellious, independent antihero. Although he attempted to portray a heel character in his comeback and alliance with The Corporation in the early 2000s, the crowd saw Stone Cold as a permanent face. His catchphrase from that period of "What?" is still commonly repeated by crowds interrupting the promos of heels.
  • Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake: a barber who rendered his opponents unconscious before cutting their hair.
  • Big Boss Man: a former prison guard who fought for law, order and justice as a face while savagely beating his opponents up with his nightstick, as a heel.
  • "The Kings": this gimmick was used by several superstars such as Jerry Lawler, Harley Race, Jim Duggan, Kurt Angle (King Kurt), Randy Savage (Macho King), Owen Hart (King of Harts), Mabel (King Mabel), Triple H (The King of Kings, a gimmick which may be seen as a combination of his The Game persona and his early Jean-Paul Levesque/Hunter Hearst Helmsley personas) & most recently Booker T (King Booker). In most cases, the superstar/s who used this Gimmick came after winning the King of the Ring tournament thus it was during one of their heel runs.
  • Kevin Thorn and Ariel: two more modern vampires who tend to bite each other and their opponents and dress in complete black and red and resemble the masquerade vampire books characters. David Heath used the name of Gangrel used a similar vampire gimmick during his WWF/WWE run in the 90's and is more closely portrayed as a vampire from Anne Rice's vampire chronicles.
  • Montel Vontavious Porter: known as MVP, a play on the term Most Valuable Player, he is a cocky free agent who thinks he is not only the best wrestler but the best athlete ever. He approaches the ring out of an inflatable entrance structure similar to those in the National Football League and wears an ostentatious jumpsuit resembling a Power Ranger. He also performs the Ballin' "fadeaway" as part of his athletic gimmick. A similar gimmick is used by Bobby Roode in TNA.
  • Cryme Tyme: known as Shad Gaspard and JTG, they are two stereotypical African-American thug wrestlers. They performed in a series of video vignettes before their Raw debut in which they committed crimes in order to train in various athletic skills, such as robbing a convenience store and carjacking a white man lost in the ghetto.
  • Vito: "the toughest man to wear a dress", who puts his dress over his opponents' heads. Formerly the no-nonsense partner of fellow Italian Nunzio.
  • Eddie Guerrero: a fan favorite who often won matches, despite his technical wrestling skill, by lying, cheating and stealing. He played up the urban Mexican-American stereotype by driving lowriders to the ring, exclaiming "Viva la Raza!" and calling people "essa" and "homes."
  • Jimmy Wang Yang: an Asian "redneck" who wrestles in a high-flying style, formerly Akio.
  • Jillian Hall: A beautiful blonde woman with extremely humongous breasts, who is a successful fixer for wrestlers. Examples are MNM and JBL.
  • Ron Simmons: In a previous WWF/WWE stint he was a leader of a stable called the "Nation of Domination", a take off of the Nation of Islam leader Lewis Farakan. Now he is portrayed as a retired wrestler and JBL's former partner, who has a comic gimmick by saying one line, "Damn!"
  • Chris Benoit: A ruthless wrestling machine, who injures wrestlers in a methodical way. This eventually evolved from a young stud-type bully to a more respected tough guy.
  • Sylvain Grenier: An ambassador to Quebec
  • William Regal and Dave Taylor: two fighting Englishmen
  • Paul London and Brian Kendrick:A tag-team which consists of two young, care-free "dare-devils" that perform many high risk moves in matches.They recently had a valet in Ashley Massaro.
  • Finlay: A tough and proud Irishman who is clad in green and black and carries a shillelagh to the ring and has a Leprechaun known as the Hornswoggle hidden under the ring.
  • Umaga: A wild Samoan savage with tribal markings on his face and is only controllable by his handler Armando Alejandro Estrada.
  • Deuce 'N Domino: A couple of greasers in the style of 1950s cool kids, such as Fonzie from Happy Days or the main characters from the Grease movies.
  • Latin American Exchange: A team of Latin-American immigrants who loudly decry the way that latinos are treated and stereotyped in the USA. The characters also take great pride in their latin heritage, and little respect for much else.
  • The Miz (Mike Mizanin): An arrogant kid who dresses in punk or emo style and sees himself as one of the best superstars on SmackDown, despite his overwhelming lack of experience.
  • Rey Mysterio: An underdog face, and close friend to Eddie Guerrero, he always wants to prove that his small size is not a handicap to his abilities. He mostly performs high flying moves & rarely uses dirty tactics to win matches.
  • Koko B. Ware: A birdkeeper gimmick who came to the ring with a parrot named Frankie on his shoulder.
  • Slick: A stereotypical african-american jive talker who was cocky and arrogant at all times. Later, he adopted an ordained minister gimmick to show he changed his ways in life.
  • The Model Rick Martel: An arrogant model who absolutely loved to show off.
  • Demolition: A death-threatening tag team that used to pound their way through each and every opponent they faced.

Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and third-generation professional wrestler, best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock. ... Terrence Gene “Terry” Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known as Hulk Hogan. ... George Raymond Wagner, or Gorgeous George (March 24, 1915 - December 26, 1963) was a professional wrestler. ... Mick Foley Sr. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... D-Generation X (a. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1962[1][2]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, (The) Undertaker. ... This article is about the undead. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Dudley Family was a large professional wrestling stable that was created by Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Team 3D is a professional wrestling tag team (formerly a stable) of Brother Ray (Mark Lamonica), Brother Devon (Devon Hughes), and formerly Brother Runt (Matt Hyson). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1986. ... Lawrence Michael (Mike) Rotunda (born March 30, 1958), also known as Captain Mike Rotundo and Irwin R. Schyster, is a former American professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Gregory Shane Helms (born July 12, 1974) is an American professional wrestler, performing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January 1966 to 14 March 1968. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Matt Anoai (born April 7, 1970 in Samoa) better known by his ring name of Rosey, is a professional wrestler who was mostly known for performing for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... Throwback uniforms are one-time or limited-time variations on a sports teams uniforms styled to resemble uniforms from that teams past. ... The Marine is a 2006 film directed by John Bonito, written by Michelle Gallagher and Alan B. McElroy, produced by Joel Simon, and starring WWE professional wrestler John Cena. ... Martin (Marty) Wright (born October 31, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his professional ring name The Boogeyman. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980), is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any event that is unplanned and spontaneous: that is, it is real, not staged. ... Gangrel or Gangrel may mean: Gangrel is the name of a a fictional clan of vampires. ... The Brood was a stable in the World Wrestling Federation during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. ... Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and American football player. ... Nicholas David Dinsmore (born December 17, 1975), also known by his ring name Eugene, is an American professional wrestler who performs on World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... Look up savant in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Flogging demonstration at Folsom Street Fair 2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Antisocial personality disorder (abbreviated APD or ASPD) is a psychiatric diagnosis in the DSM-IV-TR recognizable by the disordered individuals disregard for social rules and norms, impulsive behavior, and indifference to the rights and feelings of others. ... This article is about the self-inflicted factitious disorder. ... Mental Illness. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rock Star or Rockstar may refer to: Rock Star, a 2001 film starring Mark Wahlberg. ... Fozzy is a heavy metal band, fronted by pro wrestler Chris Jericho, and also including musicians from Stuck Mojo and other established metal bands. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (261,797 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... Dallas title card. ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Paul W. Taylor III (born August 12, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia), better known by his ring name, Terry Taylor, is an American retired professional wrestler. ... Rasslin is a term that refers to a Southern style of pro wrestling. ... In professional wrestling, to bury refers to the worked lowering (relegation) of a popular wrestlers status in the eyes of the fans. ... Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003), also known by his ring name Mr. ... Bobby The Brain Heenan Raymond Louis Heenan (born November 1, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name of Bobby The Brain Heenan, is an American professional wrestling manager and commentator. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Terrence Gene “Terry” Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known as Hulk Hogan. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Crow is a comic book series created by James OBarr. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. ... Genera Aspidites Antaresia Apodora Bothrochilus Leiopython Liasis Morelia Python Python is the common name for a group of non-venomous constricting snakes, specifically the family Pythonidae. ... André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark Copani (born November 7, 1981) is a currently inactive professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Muhammad Hassan, a controversial heel wrestler forced into an unceremonious exit. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Arab Americans constitute an ethnicity made up of several waves of immigrants from 22 Morocco in the west to Oman in the east. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Mark Gordon Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown! brand. ... Mae Young Mae Young (born March 12, 1923), is a former professional wrestler who is a native of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA. // Wrestling career Mae Young, whose full name is Johnnie Mae Young, was one of the most recognizable female wrestlers during the 1930s and 1940s. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... Steve Austin & Brian Pillman, The Hollywood Blonds The Hollywood Blondes were a heel tag team in World Championship Wrestling in 1992 & 1993. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Buddy Jack Roberts Dale Hey was a professional wrestler better known as Buddy Roberts. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Hustler Rip Rogers Rip Rogers was a professional wrestler and was a trainer for Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... This article is very long Some browsers may have difficulty rendering this article. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin or simply Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler and American football player. ... TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... Leonard Carlson, better known as Lenny Lane, is an American professional wrestler. ... Bradley (Brad) Cain (born September 8, 1970 [1]) is an American professional wrestler, better known as Lodi, who competed for World Championship Wrestling from 1997 to 2000. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Lenny Lane & Lodi were brothers that had several team gimmicks. ... MNM are a professional wrestling stable in World Wrestling Entertainment that consists of Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro, and manager/valet Melina Perez. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Tiger Mask (Japanese: タイガーマスク) began as a manga in 1968 and was later adapted into a successful anime series in 1969. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of tigers in 1900 (red) and 1990 (green) Synonyms Felis tigris Linnaeus, 1758 Tigris striatus Severtzov, 1858 Tigris regalis pink, 1867 Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family and one of four big cats in the Panthera genus. ... Fang mask used for the ngil ceremony, an inquisitorial search for sorcerers. ... The Spirit Squad was a five member tag team who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the RAW brand, as well as in farm territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... Mickie James (born August 31, 1979) is an American professional wrestler. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ... This article cites its sources but does not provide page references. ... A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... John Randall Hennigan [1] (born October 3, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Johnny Nitro currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on the RAW brand. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin or simply Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Ed Leslie as Brutus The Barber Beefcake. ... Raymond (Ray) Traylor (May 2, 1962 – September 22, 2004) was an American professional wrestler. ... Jerry ONeil Lawler (born November 29, 1949) is a professional wrestler and wrestling commentator, known throughout the wrestling world as The King. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment working and wrestling on its RAW brand as the color commentator. ... Harley Leland Race (born April 11, 1943), is a retired American professional wrestler and current promoter. ... James (Jim) Duggan (born January 14, 1954), better known by his ring name Hacksaw Jim Duggan, is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment, for its RAW brand, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, who is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Owen Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian-American professional wrestler. ... Nelson Frazier, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Booker Robert Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965), better known by his wrestling persona Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. ... King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... Kevin Matthew Fertig (born January 17, 1977) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Kevin Thorn. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... David Heath David William St. ... Gangrel or Gangrel may mean: Gangrel is the name of a a fictional clan of vampires. ... Antonio Banks, born on October 28, 1985 in Stockholm, Sweden, is an American professional wrestler. ... We Fly High is the lead single from Jim Jones third album, Hustlers P.O.M.E. (Product of My Environment). ... Bobby Roode is a Canadian professional wrestler nicknamed The Canadian Enforcer or The Natural. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... Cryme Tyme is a professional wrestling tag team consisting of JTG and Shad Gaspard. ... Vito is an Italian name of Latin origin, meaning life-giving. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... James Eas Yun (born May 13, 1981) is an American professional wrestler. ... The cast of The Dukes of Hazzard, representing an assortment of redneck stereotypes. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ron Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (born May 21, 1967) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Sylvain Grenier, (born March 26, 1977), is a Quebecois professional wrestler, who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... William Regal as Goodwill Ambassador and Commissioner Darren Matthews aka William Regal (born May 10, 1965 in Staffordshire) is an English professional wrestler performing in World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... Dave Taylor can refer to more than one person: Dave Taylor (hockey) is a prominent retired professional hockey player. ... Paul London (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions along with Brian Kendrick. ... Brian David Kendrick (born May 29, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently wrestling on the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is currently one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with Paul London. ... Finlay may refer to any of the following: Finlay Calder, former Scotland rugby player Carlos Finlay, Cuban doctor who first identified mosquitos as a disease carrier Dave Finlay, Northern Irish professional wrestler, currently in the WWE David Finlay, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross Dr. Finlay, a fictional character created... The word shillelagh can mean: shillelgah, a type of club (weapon) (see Shillelagh). ... A modern stereotypical depiction of a Leprechaun of the type popularised in the 20th Century. ... Dylan Postl (born May 29, 1986) is an American midget wrestler on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand currently wrestling as Hornswoggle (although he is still referred to his previously known name, Little Bastard). ... Edward Umar Fatu (born March 28, 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, and currently Umaga. ... Hazem Ali is an American professional wrestler of Palestinian descent, better known by his ring name, Armando Alejandro Estrada. ... Deuce N Domino are a professional wrestling tag team that currently performs on the SmackDown! brand of World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Whos cool, and has two thumbs? This guy! - Fonzie Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, popularly known as Fonzie or simply The Fonz, was a fictional character in the American sitcom Happy Days (1974–1984) played by Henry Winkler. ... Happy Days was a popular American television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. ... Grease (1978) is the name of a film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Jim Jacobs and Warren Caseys musical, Grease. ... The Latin American Exchange (frequently abbreviated to LAX) is a heel Hispanic professional wrestling stable in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, currently consisting of Konnan, Homicide and Hernandez. ... Michael The Miz Mizanin (born October 8, 1980) is an American professional wrestler working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... Rey Mysterio Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known as Rey Misterio, Jr. ... Koko B. Ware & Frankie James Ware aka Koko B. Ware is former professional wrestler. ... Slick is a town located in Creek County, Oklahoma. ... Richard Vigneault (born March 18, 1956) is a Québécois former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) between 1980 and 1995 under the ring name Rick Martel. ... Demolition of the Old Myer Building, Perth, Western Australia. ...

See also

Perfect Pro Wrestling Gear for Perfect Pro Wrestling Gimmicks! Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
The Top 10 Wrestlers Ever (1142 words)
There is one caveat, I believe that professional wrestling became the sport that we know and love in the early 1980s so all the wrestlers will be post 1980.
Professional wrestling is at its very best when two juiced up men, one good (face) and one bad (heel), are at each others throats due to some intrigue in the storyline.
To be a great wrestler in the ring a competitor must be able to execute all the standard wrestling moves with speed and accuracy.
Backyard Wrestling: The Sincerest Form of Flattery (8619 words)
While the fan-base for Professional Wrestling is wide and encompassing of all ages and races, the subject material and subsequent broadcasts are intended to target white, adolescent, males.
The end of Backyard wrestling matches is usually a result of the fact that Backyard wrestling matches rarely take on the simple and straightforward one-on-one match format that is seen so regularly in professional wrestling.
Backyard Wrestling: This is a general term for the practice of amateur "professional"-style wrestling conducted without formal training and without the limitations of a league.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m