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Encyclopedia > Squash (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling, a squash is an extremely one-sided match; one performer dominates the other and quickly defeats him with virtually no resistance. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Squash matches were the almost exclusive content of syndicated wrestling shows through the 1980s. The WWF aired several shows weekly that consisted mostly of various wrestlers fighting unknowns, usually to help get a gimmick or moveset over. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... In professional wrestling, the term over means making a wrestler look good. ...


Today, such squash matches are usually used to portray a wrestler as an unstoppable monster heel. One current example is Umaga, whom the WWE established as an undefeated juggernaut through having him wrestle and soundly defeat jobbers; his squash victims have also included Maria and established wrestlers such as Ric Flair and Sabu. Another example is The Great Khali who squashes victims on a regular basis. In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner, breaking rules or otherwise taking advantage of their opponents outside of the bounds of the rules of the match. ... Edward Umar Fatu (born March 28, 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, and currently Umaga. ... A job is professional wrestling slang referring to a performer who loses a match. ... Maria Kanellis (Born February 25, 1982)[1][2] better known simply as Maria, is an American professional wrestler, working for World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... 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. ... Terry Michael Brunk (born December 12, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. ... Dalip Singh Rana[1] (born August 27, 1972) is an Indian professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name The Great Khali. ...


One example of a face using squash matches, to devastating effect, was WCW's Goldberg in his storyline against the nWo, where Goldberg would quickly defeat a heel opponent after using his spear and jackhammer finishers against him. In the NWA, Magnum T.A. was also well-known for his quick squashes ending with a belly-to-belly suplex. In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... William Scott Bill Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is a currently inactive American professional wrestler, retired football player, and actor. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Terry Wayne Allen (born June 11, 1959) was a professional wrestler who became famous under the name of Magnum T.A. // Terry Allen started wrestling in 1977 for Florida Championship Wrestling and the Pacific Northwest territory. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Notable squash matches

While most squash matches involve established wrestlers defeating jobbers, sometimes the opponents are established wrestlers. Whatever the reason — either to establish him as unstoppable, to (shoot) deal with an uncooperative or underachieving wrestler or simply to further an angle — several matches have become well-known in the wrestling community: In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any unplanned event – that is, the event is real and not staged. ...


One of the earliest well-known squash matches took place at the inaugural WrestleMania, when King Kong Bundy used an avalanche and big splash to crush S.D. Jones in an announced time of nine seconds. WrestleMania (chronologically known as WrestleMania I) was the first WrestleMania professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 31, 1985 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ... Chris Pallies (born November 7, 1957) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. ... Conrad Efraim, was a professional wrestler better known as Special Delivery Jones. ...


Other examples include:

  • Chuck Palumbo and Sean O'Haire vs. Buff Bagwell and Lex Luger (WCW Greed 2001) - Palumbo and O'Haire successfully defended their WCW World Tag Team Titles in less than a minute against Bagwell and Luger, who stayed in the ring and mockingly sold their injuries even as the next match as about to begin.
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Tazz — During The Alliance storyline in the WWF during 2001. The match started off with Stone Cold Irish whipping Tazz to the turnbuckles and kicking him, picking him up and ending him with a Stunner.
  • Trish Stratus vs. Nidia - Stratus retained her Women's Championship in only 3 seconds. However, it is worth noting that she knocked out Nidia with the cast on her arm before the match ever started.
  • Edge vs. John Cena - at New Year's Revolution 2006, moments after John Cena retained his WWE Championship in an elimination chamber match, Edge cashed in his money in the bank opportunity and pinned John Cena in under 2 minutes to win the title.
  • Edge vs. Mr. Kennedy on the May 7th 2007 edition of RAW, Edge beat Mr. Kennedy in 4 seconds to win the money in the bank briefcase. Before the match started Edge hit Kennedy with the announce table monitor and then match started Speared Mr. Kennedy and pinned him after it had begun.

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Squash (professional wrestling) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
In professional wrestling, a squash is an extremely one-sided match; one performer dominates the other and quickly defeats him with virtually no resistance.
Squash matches were the almost exclusive content of syndicated wrestling shows through the 1980s.
One example of a face using squash matches, to devastating effect, was WCW's Goldberg in his storyline against the nWo, where Goldberg would quickly defeat a heel opponent after using his spear and jackhammer moves against him.
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