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Encyclopedia > Promo (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling, a promo is short for "promotional interview", a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. The act of delivering such an interview is known in the business and by fans as cutting a promo. A promo targeted to denigrate or insult another individual, stable, or a rival promotion is said to be cut on the target (e.g., "Triple H cut a promo on Batista"). A promo is designed to help the audience identify or dislike a wrestling persona. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... David Michael Bautista, Jr. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ...


Some wrestlers have made careers off of their ability to cut good promos. They are said to be "good on the mic." Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Dusty Rhodes, The Rock, Jim Cornette, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Mick Foley, Jesse Ventura, Jake Roberts, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho and Roddy Piper's careers were made on their ability to cut good promos more so than their ringwork. Talent on the mic is a valuable commodity for a pro wrestler because they can still get work despite an injury or diminishing ring skills. Many wrestlers become well known for promos due to their generally humorous nature. The Rock, Chris Jericho, Christian Cage, Armando Alejandro Estrada, John Cena, Ken Kennedy, Carlito, and Scott Hall are good examples of this. John Bradshaw Layfield, Edge, Raven, and Booker T are also known to give engaging heel promos, Raven has been commended on multiple occasions, by fans, for his skills at delivering promos. Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... The American Dream Dusty Rhodes (born Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... James (Jim) Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is an American professional wrestling manager, commentator, promoter, and booker. ... Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos on July 15, 1951), also known as The Body, The Star, The Mind, and Governor Body, is an American politician, former professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hazem Ali is an American professional wrestler and wrestling manager of Palestinian descent,[1] better known by his ring names, Osama Rodriguez Alejandro and Armando Alejandro Estrada. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... Kenneth Anderson (born March 6, 1976) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name Mr. ... Carlos (Carly) Colón, Jr. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... John Charles Layfield, known by his current ring name John Bradshaw Layfield or JBL (born November 29, 1966), is an inactive American professional wrestler. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... Scott Levy (born September 8, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Raven. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman[1] (born March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his wrestling name Booker T, is an American professional wrestler. ...


However, some wrestlers have became popular by in-ring skills (e.g. Bret Hart, Chris Benoit, Bryan Danielson, A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, Rey Mysterio, Shelton Benjamin), physical attributes (e.g. The Big Show, Chris Masters, Torrie Wilson, Stacy Keibler,), or gimmick (e.g. Kane,) alone. In many cases, these wrestlers either have bad promo skills, the wrong kind of voice for promos, (e.g. Bobby Lashley), spoke a foreign language (either in kayfabe or reality) (e.g. The Great Khali, Umaga), or just never did them as part of the gimmick (e.g. Sabu). This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Christopher Chris Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Bryan Danielson (born May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington)[1] is an American independent professional wrestler, known as American Dragon. ... Allen Lloyd Jones (born June 2, 1977), better known by his ring name The Phenomenal One A.J. Styles (also written AJ Styles), is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Christopher Daniel Covell (born December 24, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name in the United States, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shelton James Benjamin (born July 9, 1975)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) working on its RAW brand as one half of The Worlds Greatest Tag Team with Charlie Haas. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stacy Keibler (born October 14, 1979) is an American actress, former professional wrestler and manager for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name, Kane. ... Franklin Roberto (Bobby) Lashley (born July 16, 1976) is an American professional wrestler better known as Bobby Lashley. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Dalip Singh (born August 27, 1972) is an Indian wrestler and actor, better known by his ringname The Great Khali. ... Edward Umar Fatu (born March 28,[2] 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, and currently Umaga. ... Terry Michael Brunk ( December 12, 1964- ) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. ...


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