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A&E is an American digital cable and satellite television television channel.
An abseil, also called a rappel after its French name, is a controlled descent off a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.
An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education, higher learning, research, or honorary membership.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Acrobatics (from Greek ἀκροβατέω akrobateō, "walk on tiptoe, strut") is the performance of extraordinary human feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination.
Admiral-Lord Mountevans rules are a set of professional wrestling rules mainly used in British wrestling.
Aggression is overt, often harmful, social interaction with the intention of inflicting damage or other unpleasantness upon another individual.
José Alberto Rodríguez (born May 25, 1977), is a Mexican-American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist.
(AJPW / AJP) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972.
All-in wrestling was the first wave of professional wrestling in the United Kingdom to be based on the Catch As Catch Can style of wrestling.
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, four-wheeler or quadricycle as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.
American burlesque is a genre of variety show.
André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.
Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, writer, performance artist, and comedian.
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institution or concept that stands in or represents opposition against which the protagonist(s) must contend.
An antihero, or antiheroine, is a protagonist in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes such as idealism, courage, and morality.
Muhammad Hussain Inoki (born on February 20, 1943) is a Japanese professional wrestling and mixed martial arts promoter, politician, and retired professional wrestler and martial artist, best known by his ring name Antonio Inoki.
Athletics is a term encompassing the human competitive sports and games requiring physical skill, and the systems of training that prepare athletes for competition performance.
In psychology, attitude is a psychological construct, a mental and emotional entity that inheres in, or characterizes a person.
The Attitude Era is a term used by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, then known as World Wrestling Federation or WWF), professional wrestling fandom and media outlets to describe the company's programming, branded as "WWF Attitude", during the Monday Night Wars period when Monday Night Raw went head-to-head with World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) Monday Nitro in a battle for Nielsen ratings each week during the latter half of the 1990s.
¡Mucha Lucha! (later known as ¡Mucha Lucha!: Gigante for the third and final season) is a Mexican-American animated television series that premiered on Kids' WB on August 17, 2002.
is a Japanese professional wrestler and actor, better known as.
A backbreaker refers to professional wrestling moves which see a wrestler dropping an opponent so that the opponent's back impacts or is bent backwards against a part of the wrestler's body, usually the knee.
James Donald Raschke (born October 17, 1940) is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Baron von Raschke.
In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal or battle royals) is a multi-competitor match type in which wrestlers are eliminated until one is left and declared winner.
Beyond the Mat is a 1999 documentary directed, written, produced and narrated by Barry W. Blaustein.
William Scott Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American professional wrestler, actor, former professional football player and former mixed martial arts color commentator.
The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of singles or albums in the United States and elsewhere.
Bloodstained Memoirs is a professional wrestling documentary released online via an official stream in 2009.
Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature.
The Boston crab is a professional wrestling hold that typically starts with one wrestler lying in a supine position on the mat, with the other wrestler standing and facing him.
Bound for Glory (frequently abbreviated to BFG) is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced annually in October by Impact Wrestling.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.
A brainbuster is a professional wrestling throw in which a wrestler puts the opponent in a front facelock, hooks their pants or thigh, and lifts them up as if they were executing a vertical suplex.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957), better known by the ring name Bret "The Hitman" Hart, is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, retired amateur wrestler, writer and actor.
Brooke Ellen Bollea (born May 5, 1988), better known by her stage name Brooke Hogan, is an American reality television star, actress, singer-songwriter, media personality, and professional wrestler.
Canvas is an extremely durable plain-woven fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, backpacks, and other items for which sturdiness is required.
In sports, a card lists the matches taking place in a title match combat-sport event.
A cartoon is a type of illustration, possibly animated, typically in a non-realistic or semi-realistic style.
Catch wrestling is a classical hybrid grappling style and combat sport developed in Britain circa 1870.
Catch: The Hold Not Taken is a 2005 documentary film that contrasts the billion dollar industry of professional wrestling with its humble roots in Lancashire, England, where the original tradition struggles to survive.
Central America (América Central, Centroamérica) is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with the South American continent on the southeast.
A champion (from the late Latin campio) is the victor in a challenge, contest or competition.
A championship belt is a large, extravagantly designed belt used primarily in combat sports such as boxing, mixed martial arts, and professional wrestling to signify the champions of the promotion or company, much like a cup or trophy in other sports.
A chokeslam is a type of body slam in professional wrestling, in which a wrestler grasps an opponent's neck, lifts them up, and slams them to the mat.
Christopher Michael Benoit (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler.
Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler and musician who appears primarily for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) through a non-contractual agreement, where he is the current IWGP Intercontinental Champion in his first reign.
Christopher Todd Mordetzky (born January 8, 1983) is an American professional wrestler.
Charles Robert Palumbo (born June 15, 1971) is an American mechanic, reality television personality and former professional wrestler.
Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1969 – April 20, 2016) was an American professional wrestler, glamour model, pornographic film actress, and bodybuilder.
A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists.
Classical conditioning (also known as Pavlovian or respondent conditioning) refers to a learning procedure in which a biologically potent stimulus (e.g. food) is paired with a previously neutral stimulus (e.g. a bell).
Classics or classical studies is the study of classical antiquity.
Phillip Jack Brooks (born October 26, 1978), better known by the ring name CM Punk, is an American mixed martial artist, comic book writer and former professional wrestler.
Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes (born Cody Garrett Runnels, June 30, 1985) is an American professional wrestler and occasional actor.
A combat sport, or fighting sport, is a competitive contact sport that usually involves one-on-one combat.
Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American independent wrestling promotion.
(comedy of the profession) was an early form of professional theatre, originating from Italy, that was popular in Europe from the 16th through the 18th century.
A confidence trick (synonyms include con, confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust.
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Co., Ltd. (CMLL;, "World Wrestling Council") is a lucha libre professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico City.
A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom.
In combat sports, a cornerman, or second, is a coach or trainer assisting a fighter during a bout.
Cross-promotion is a form of marketing promotion where customers of one product or service are targeted with promotion of a related product.
In professional wrestling, a cruiserweight is a wrestler who competes in a Cruiserweight division.
A cultural icon is an artifact that is identified by members of a culture as representative of that culture.
In professional wrestling, a cutter is a ¾ facelock front face bulldog maneuver.
D-Generation X (also known as DX) was a professional wrestling stable (and later tag team) best known for their appearances in the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE.
David Finlay Jr. (born 31 January 1958) is a Northern Irish professional wrestling trainer, producer and retired professional wrestler.
Wesley David Richards (born March 1, 1983) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time with impact Wrestling and Ring of Honor (ROH).
In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler has the opponent in a front facelock/inverted headlock, and falls down or backwards to drive the opponent's head into the mat.
In law and government, de facto (or;, "in fact") describes practices that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised by official laws.
Dean Simon (born August 4, 1960) is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Dean Malenko.
Dallas Page (born Page Joseph Falkinburg on April 5, 1956), better known by his ring name Diamond Dallas Page (DDP), is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker and actor.
Digital distribution (also referred to as content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) is the delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games.
Discovery, Inc. (formerly Discovery Communications) is an American mass media company based in Silver Spring, Maryland, first established in 1985.
A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.
Doink the Clown is a professional wrestling character who first appeared in the World Wrestling Federation in 1992.
is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion formerly known as Toryumon Japan.
Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. (October 11, 1945 – June 11, 2015), better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, was an American professional wrestler, booker, and trainer who most notably worked for the National Wrestling Alliance, Jim Crockett Promotions, and the World Wrestling Federation, later known as the WWE.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) was an American professional wrestler and a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family.
Jorge Ernesto Guzmán Rodríguez (born August 2, 1963) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler and political activist, best known under the ring name, El Hijo del Santo ("The Son of the Saint").
Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta (September 23, 1917 – February 5, 1984), more widely known as El Santo, or in English The Saint, was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado (Spanish for masked professional wrestler), film actor, and folk icon.
Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight.
Jeremy Fritz (born December 15, 1979) is a Canadian professional wrestler and television personality currently signed to WWE where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Eric Young, He is a former NXT Tag Team Champion.
An exhibition game (also known as a friendly, a scrimmage, a demonstration, a preseason game, a warmup match, or a preparation match, depending at least in part on the sport) is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced.
Exposure in magic refers to the practice of revealing the methods of magic tricks.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was a professional wrestling promotion that was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1992 by Tod Gordon.
Eye-gouging is the act of pressing or tearing the eye using the fingers or instruments.
In professional wrestling, a face (babyface) is a heroic or a "good guy" wrestler, booked (scripted) by the promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans.
A facebuster, also known as a faceplant, is generally a takedown move in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without involving a headlock or facelock.
Fandom is a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest.
A fantasy sport (also known less commonly as rotisserie or roto) is a type of online game where participants assemble imaginary or virtual teams of real players of a professional sport.
Fantasy wrestling is an umbrella term representing the genre of role-playing and statistics-based games which are set in the world of professional wrestling.
In professional wrestling, a feud is a staged rivalry between multiple wrestlers or groups of wrestlers.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film.
Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those which emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
A folding chair is a light, portable chair that folds flat, and can be stored in a stack, in a row, or on a cart.
The fourth wall is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall separates actors from the audience.
Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practiced throughout the world.
The Funeral tolling of a bell is the technique of sounding a single bell very slowly, with a significant gap between strikes.
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.
David William Heath (born February 16, 1969) is an American professional wrestler.
Gene Eliza Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress.
A gimmick is a novel device or idea designed primarily to attract attention or increase appeal, often with little intrinsic value.
Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable nomenclature throughout its existence.
Dustin Patrick Runnels (born April 11, 1969) is an American professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand under the ring name Goldust.
In hand-to-hand combat, grappling is a close fighting technique used to gain a physical advantage such as improving relative position, or causing injury to the opponent.
Greek wrestling (πάλη, pálē), also known as Ancient Greek wrestling and Palé, was the most popular organized sport in Ancient Greece.
A groin attack is a deliberate attempt to cause pain to the groin area of one's opponent.
Hard Justice (2005) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion, which took place on May 15, 2005 at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida.
Hardcore wrestling is a form of professional wrestling where disqualifications, count-outs, and all other different rules do not apply.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
In professional wrestling, heat can refer to both crowd reactions and real-life animosity between those involved in a professional wrestling angle, or match.
In professional wrestling, a heel (also known as a rudo in lucha libre) is a wrestler who portrays a villain or a "bad guy" and acts as an antagonist.
A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a real person or a main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength; the original hero type of classical epics did such things for the sake of glory and honor.
The history of professional wrestling, as a performing art, started in the early 20th century, with predecessors in funfair and variety strongman and wrestling performances (which often involved match fixing) in the 19th century.
Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows is a 1998 documentary film, directed, produced and written by Paul Jay, which follows World Wrestling Federation (WWF) superstar Bret "The Hitman" Hart during his last year in the WWF, from his World Wrestling Federation Championship victory at SummerSlam to his final match with the company and the infamous Montreal Screwjob at Survivor Series on November 9, 1997.
Dylan Mark Postl (born May 29, 1986) is an American professional wrestler and actor who is known for his work in WWE under the ring name Hornswoggle.
Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician.
Human sacrifice is the act of killing one or more humans, usually as an offering to a deity, as part of a ritual.
Impact Wrestling is an American professional wrestling promotion currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
An improvised weapon is an object that was not designed to be used as a weapon but can be put to that use.
In professional wrestling, the independent circuit or indie circuit is the collective name of independent professional wrestling promotions which are smaller than major televised promotions.
Intergender wrestling, also known as mixed wrestling, is a type of professional wrestling match between a man and a woman, and may also refer to tag team matches with both men and women on each team.
An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase, or piece of media that spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via the Internet.
An Iron Man match is a professional wrestling match type that is set to go a specific amount of time, usually 30 or 60 minutes, with the competitor with the most falls at the end of that time named the victor.
Aurelian Jake Smith Jr. (born May 30, 1955), best known by his ring name Jake "The Snake" Roberts, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler.
Jerry O'Neil Lawler (born November 29, 1949), better known as Jerry "The King" Lawler, is an American professional wrestler and color commentator signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the company's legends program.
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality, actor, author, former politician and retired professional wrestler, who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television host.
John Charles Layfield (born November 29, 1966), better known by the ring name John "Bradshaw" Layfield (abbreviated JBL), is an American businessman, retired professional wrestler and television personality most prominently known for his time in WWE where he is a former WWE Champion.
John Randall Hennigan (born October 3, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, actor and traceur, who is currently signed to Impact Wrestling under the ring name Johnny Impact and Lucha Underground under the ring name Johnny Mundo.
Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events.
Julius "Jules" Dassin (December 18, 1911 – March 31, 2008) was an American film director, producer, writer and actor.
DeAlva Eyvonnie Sibley (May 25, 1922 – July 20, 1998), better known by her ring name of June Byers, was an American women's professional wrestler famous in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler, actor, businessman and politician, better known by his ring name Kane.
, also spelled Katahajime, is a chokehold in judo.
In professional wrestling, kayfabe is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true", specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind.
is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
KeMonito (Born in 1967) is a Mexican Mascota enmascarado, or masked professional wrestling manager/mascot currently working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) portraying a tecnico ("Good guy") wrestling character.
Kenneth Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick; February 11, 1964) is an American mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer, and retired professional wrestler.
Kim Possible is an American animated action comedy-adventure television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle that originally aired on Disney Channel from June 7, 2002 to September 7, 2007.
A knockout (abbreviated to KO or K.O.) is a fight-ending, winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, mixed martial arts, karate, some forms of taekwondo, and other sports involving striking, as well as fighting-based video games.
Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler, actor and former amateur wrestler currently signed to professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he is the on-screen general manager of the Raw brand and an occasional wrestler.
A ladder match is a type of match in professional wrestling, most commonly one where an item (usually a title belt) is hung above the ring, and the winner is the contestant who climbs a ladder and retrieves the item.
The law of agency is an area of commercial law dealing with a set of contractual, quasi-contractual and non-contractual fiduciary relationships that involve a person, called the agent, that is authorized to act on behalf of another (called the principal) to create legal relations with a third party.
A leg drop or legdrop refers to an attack used in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler will jump and land his leg across a fallen opponent's chest, throat, face or head or in some cases, the groin/lower-abdominal area.
Lawrence Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by the ring name Lex Luger, is an American retired professional wrestler, television producer and football player currently working with WWE on their wellness policy.
Lipstick and Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling (often referred to as Lipstick and Dynamite) is a 2004 documentary film about the early days of women's professional wrestling in North America.
Lisa Marie Varon (née Sole; born February 10, 1971) is an American professional wrestler, fitness competitor, and bodybuilder best known for her time as a WWE Diva under the ring name Victoria and her time spent as an Impact Wrestling Knockout under the ring name Tara.
This is a list of family relations in professional wrestling.
This is a list of independent wrestling promotions in Canada, sorted by regional area, and lists both active and defunct "indy promotions.".
This is a list of independent wrestling promotions in the United States, sorted by regional area, and lists both active and defunct "indy promotions" from the 1990s and 2000s.
There are a large number of distinct styles and schools of martial arts.
This is a list of professional wrestling promotions in Australia and lists both active and notable defunct promotions.
This is a list of the biggest (notable) active, inactive, and defunct professional wrestling promotions.
This is a list of professional wrestling promotions in Europe, sorted by country, and lists both active and defunct professional wrestling promotions.
This is a list of professional wrestling promotions in Great Britain and Ireland, including England, Scotland, Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man) and lists both active and notable defunct professional wrestling promotions from the 1950s to the present day.
This is a list of professional wrestling promotions in Japan which includes both national and independent puroresu and joshi companies from the post-World War II period up to the present day.
This is a list of professional wrestling promotions in Mexico and lists both active and defunct "lucha libre" professional wrestling promotions from the 1930s to the 2000s.
This is a complete list of professional wrestlers, commentators, managers, road agents, and other workers associated in professional wrestling categorised by the promotion of which the wrestlers are mainly associated.
Comic book superheroes and professional wrestling characters have long been viewed in the same vein of entertainment as colorful characters that are larger than life, and numerous wrestlers have appeared or been referenced in comic books.
Literature, most generically, is any body of written works.
Live Audio Wrestling (also known as The LAW) was a Canadian sports radio talk show hosted by "The Mouth" Dan Lovranski and Jason Agnew.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Lucha libre (meaning "freestyle wrestling" or literally translated as "free fight") is the term used in Mexico for professional wrestling.
Antonio Peña Promotions, S.A de CV d/b/a Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, or simply AAA (an abbreviation of its original name Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, Spanish for "Assistance, Assessment, and Administration") is a Mexican Lucha Libre (professional wrestling) promotion based in Mexico City, Mexico.
Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon (January 12, 1962 – August 27, 2010) was an American-Canadian professional wrestler, better known as Luna Vachon.
Magic, along with its subgenres of, and sometimes referred to as illusion, stage magic or street magic is a performing art in which audiences are entertained by staged tricks or illusions of seemingly impossible feats using natural means.
In professional wrestling, a manager is a supporting character paired with a wrestler (or wrestlers) for a variety of reasons.
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.
is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW) in Japan where he was a one-time FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Champion and a one-time WEW World Heavyweight Champion and in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in the United States where he was a one-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion.
Mascarita Sagrada (Spanish for Little Sacred Mask, real name not known, born January 11, 1965) is a Mexican Mini Luchador enmascarado (Spanish for Mini Masked wrestler) and one of the most well known Mexican Minis of the modern era.
Masculinity (manhood or manliness) is a set of attributes, behaviors, and roles associated with boys and men.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Merriam–Webster, Incorporated is an American company that publishes reference books which is especially known for its dictionaries.
Michael Francis "Mick" Foley Sr. (born June 7, 1965) is a former American professional wrestler and color commentator currently signed to WWE.
Philip Andre "Mickey" Rourke Jr. (born September 16, 1952), is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films.
Michael Lee Alfonso (January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007) was an American professional wrestler.
Mildred Bliss (August 5, 1915 – February 18, 1989), better known by the ring name Mildred Burke, was an American professional wrestler.
Mock combat involves the execution of combative actions without intent to harm.
Alvin Antonio Burke Jr. (born October 28, 1973) is an American professional wrestler and rapper, better known by his ring name Montel Vontavious Porter (or abbreviated as MVP).
In psychology, a mood is an emotional state.
A moonsault, moonsault press, or back flip splash is a professional wrestling aerial technique.
The morality play is a genre of Medieval and early Tudor theatrical entertainment.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Music hall is a type of British theatrical entertainment that was popular from the early Victorian era circa 1850 and lasting until 1960.
Mythologies is a 1957 book by Roland Barthes.
Nacho Libre is a 2006 Mexican-American sports comedy film directed by Jared Hess and written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and Mike White.
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an American professional wrestling organization.
In professional wrestling, a neckbreaker is any throw or slam that focuses its attack on the opponent's neck.
, operating as, is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion based in Nakano, Tokyo.
The New World Order (commonly abbreviated NWO, in logo stylized as nWo) was a professional wrestling stable that originally consisted of "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.
The New York State Athletic Commission or NYSAC, also known as the New York Athletic Commission, is a division of the New York State Department of State which regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of New York, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, professional wrestlers, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers.
Night and the City is a 1950 film noir directed by Jules Dassin and starring Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney and Googie Withers.
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.
The NWA World Women's Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
Jessica Nora Kresa (born June 6, 1978) is an American professional wrestler, referee, bartender and actress better known as ODB.
An open secret is a concept or idea that is "officially" (de jure) secret or restricted in knowledge, but de facto (in practice) may be widely known; or it refers to something that is widely known to be true but which none of the people most intimately concerned are willing to categorically acknowledge in public.
Over the Edge (1999) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on May 23, 1999, at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.
Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian–American professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he wrestled under both his own name, and ring name The Blue Blazer.
Patter is a prepared and practiced speech that is designed to produce a desired response from its audience.
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Pay-per-view (PPV) is a type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast.
Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility.
Pecking order or peck order is the colloquial term for the hierarchical system of social organization.
Performing arts are a form of art in which artists use their voices or bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic expression.
A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.
A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his opponent, turns him upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponent head-first into the mat.
A pinfall is a victory condition in various forms of professional wrestling that is met by holding (pinning) an opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat, usually until the referee counts to three.
Politics (from Politiká, meaning "affairs of the cities") is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group.
A powerbomb is a professional wrestling throw in which an opponent is lifted (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestler's shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat.
A powerslam is a professional wrestling body slam move in which the wrestler performing the slam falls face-down on top of his/her opponent.
is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2000 by former All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) legend Mitsuharu Misawa.
Profanity is socially offensive language, which may also be called swear words, curse words, cuss words, bad language, strong language, offensive language, crude language, coarse language, foul language, bad words, oaths, blasphemous language, vulgar language, lewd language, choice words, or expletives.
Aerial techniques, also known as "High-flying moves" are maneuvers in professional wrestling using the ring's posts and ropes as aids, in many cases to demonstrate the speed and agility of smaller, nimble and acrobatically inclined wrestlers preferring this style instead of throwing or locking the opponent.
Attacking maneuvers are offensive moves in professional wrestling, used to set up an opponent for a submission hold or for a throw.
A championship or title in professional wrestling is a recognition promoted by professional wrestling organizations.
In professional wrestling double-team maneuvers are executed by multiple wrestlers instead of one and typically are used by tag teams in tag team matches.
Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by performers to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission.
Professional wrestling in Australia makes up a small part of Australian culture.
Professional wrestling in Canada has a rich, cultural history.
Professional wrestling in New Zealand has been promoted in the country from the early 20th century.
Professional wrestling in the United Kingdom spans over one hundred years but became popular when the then new independent television network ITV began showing it in 1955, firstly on Saturday afternoons and then also in a late-night midweek slot.
Professional wrestling in the United States, until the 1920s, was viewed as a legitimate sport.
Many types of wrestling matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, are performed in professional wrestling.
A professional wrestling promotion (also federation or fed) is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling.
Much like singles matches, tag team professional wrestling matches can and have taken many forms.
Professional wrestling throws are the application of professional wrestling techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming them down.
On various occasions in professional wrestling, a single-elimination tournament of varying match types are held, often to determine a championship or number-one contendership therein.
A protagonist In modern usage, a protagonist is the main character of any story (in any medium, including prose, poetry, film, opera and so on).
is the popular term for the predominant style or genre of professional wrestling that has developed in Japan.
Pyrotechnics is the science of using materials capable of undergoing self-contained and self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions for the production of heat, light, gas, smoke and/or sound.
Radio is the technology of using radio waves to carry information, such as sound, by systematically modulating properties of electromagnetic energy waves transmitted through space, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width.
Randal Keith Orton (born April 1, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and actor.
Ready to Rumble is a 2000 American buddy comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steven Brill, which is based on Turner Broadcasting's now defunct professional wrestling promotion, World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Real life is a phrase used originally in literature to distinguish between actual and fictional or idealized worlds, and in acting to distinguish between performers and the characters they portray.
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is a monthly sports newsmagazine on HBO that debuted on April 2, 1995.
In professional wrestling, a referee is an authority figure present in or near the ring during matches.
The regulation of sport is usually done by a sport governing body for each sport, resulting in a core of relatively invariant, agreed rules.
Retirement is the withdrawal from one's position or occupation or from one's active working life.
The revenge tragedy, or revenge play, is a dramatic genre in which the protagonist seeks revenge for an imagined or actual injury.
Óscar Gutiérrez (born December 11, 1974), better known by his ring name Rey Mysterio Jr. or simply Rey Mysterio (Spanish for "King Mystery"), is an American professional wrestler.
Terrance Guido Gerin (born October 7, 1975), better known by his ring name Rhyno (or Rhino), is an American professional wrestler, politician, and actor.
Richard Morgan Fliehr (born February 25, 1949), better known as Ric Flair, is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under its Legends program.
Richard Weedt Widmark (December 26, 1914March 24, 2008) was an American film, stage, and television actor and producer.
Richard Henry Blood Sr. (born February 28, 1953), better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is an American retired professional wrestler.
, better known by his ring name is a Korean-Japanese semi-retired professional wrestler who is best known for his longtime work in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) as both a wrestler and a booker.
Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment, LLC, d/b/a Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Brian Girard James (born May 20, 1969) is an American professional wrestler and a former United States Marine.
Robert Alejandro Szatkowski (born December 18, 1970), better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam (frequently abbreviated to RVD), is an American professional wrestler.
Roderick George Toombs (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler and actor.
Roland Gérard Barthes (12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician.
Role-playing is the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role.
Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985) is an American professional wrestler and a former professional gridiron football player, who is part of the Anoaʻi family.
Romance is the expressive and generally pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person.
Ronnie Aaron Killings (born January 19, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, actor and rapper.
The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling event, produced every January since 1988 by professional wrestling promotion WWE.
Nuufolau Joel Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), better known by his ring name Samoa Joe, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and performing on the SmackDown brand.
Satanism is a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan.
A secret identity is a person's alter ego which is not known to the general populace, most often used in fiction.
A secret society is a club or an organization whose activities, events, inner functioning, or membership are concealed from non-members.
Shane Brandon McMahon (born January 15, 1970) is an American businessman and professional wrestler who is a minority owner of WWE and the vice-chairman of Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc, formerly Wecast Holdings Inc.
The sharpshooter, originally named sasori-gatame, scorpion hold in English, is a professional wrestling submission hold.
Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965), better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American actor, professional wrestling personality, television presenter and retired professional wrestler.
A shillelagh (or; sail éille, "thonged willow") or blackthorn stick is a wooden walking stick and club or cudgel, typically made from a stout knotty stick with a large knob at the top.
was a Japanese professional wrestler.
A shoot in professional wrestling is any unplanned, unscripted, or real-life occurrence within a wrestling event.
Shoot wrestling (also known as shoot style or strong style) is a combat sport that has its origins in Japan's professional wrestling circuit of the 1970s.
In America, a sideshow is an extra, secondary production associated with a circus, carnival, fair, or other such attraction.
Jorge Arias (born September 5, 1977) is a Mexican-American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Sin Cara.
A soap opera or soaper is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction presented in serial format on television, radio and in novels, featuring the lives of many characters and focusing on emotional relationships to the point of melodrama.
Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
A society is a group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.
South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the Comedy Central television network.
In general, spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates.
A spectator sport is a sport that is characterized by the presence of spectators, or watchers, at its competitions.
Sport psychology is an interdisciplinary science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology and psychology.
Sports entertainment is a type of spectacle which presents an ostensibly competitive event using a high level of theatrical flourish and extravagant presentation, with the purpose of entertaining an audience.
In theatre and performing arts, the stage (sometimes referred to as the deck in stagecraft) is a designated space for the performance of productions.
Stage lighting is the craft of lighting as it applies to the production of theatre, dance, opera and other performance arts.
Jan Stanisław Cyganiewicz (April 1, 1879 – September 23, 1967), better known by the ring name Stanislaus Zbyszko, was a Polish strongman and professional wrestler 2-time World Heavyweight Champion at his highest profile in the United States during the 1920s.
Starrcade is a recurring professional wrestling event, originally broadcast via closed-circuit television and eventually broadcast via pay-per-view television, held from 1983 to 2000 by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and later World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Steve Borden (born March 20, 1959), better known by the ring name Sting, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, author and former bodybuilder.
Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964, later Steven James Williams),Steve Austin. ''The Stone Cold Truth'' (pp. 10, 12–13), better known by the ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, and television host.
A story arc (also narrative arc) is an extended or continuing storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television, comic books, comic strips, boardgames, video games, and films with each episode following a dramatic arc.
Strength athletics, more generally known as strongman competitions, is a sport which tests competitors' strength in a variety of different ways.
A strike is a directed physical attack with either a part of the human body or with an inanimate object (such as a weapon) intended to cause blunt trauma or penetrating trauma upon an opponent.
A strobe light or stroboscopic lamp, commonly called a strobe, is a device used to produce regular flashes of light.
A stunner is a common term in professional wrestling referring to the sitout ¾ facelock jawbreaker maneuver.
A submission is a combat sports term for yielding to the opponent, and hence resulting in an immediate defeat.
Submission wrestling (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply as no-gi) or combat wrestling (in Japan), is a form of competition and a general term for martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submission holds.
A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero or Super) is a type of heroic stock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of his/her universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains.
A superman punch is a technique used in Sanshou, Lethwei, Muay Thai, ITF-style Taekwondo, Kickboxing and Mixed martial arts fighting.
A suplex is an offensive move used in both professional and amateur wrestling.
The term suspension of disbelief or willing suspension of disbelief has been defined as a willingness to suspend one's critical faculties and believe something surreal; sacrifice of realism and logic for the sake of enjoyment.
Tag team wrestling is a type of professional wrestling in which matches are contested between teams of multiple wrestlers.
Talksport (styled as talkSPORT), owned by Wireless Group, is a sports radio station and the Global Audio Partner of the Premier League.
Tevita Tu'amoeloa Fetaiakimoeata Fifita (born May 7, 1983) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) under the ring name Tanga Loa (originally Tanga Roa).
Peter Senercia (born October 11, 1967), better known by the ring names Taz or Tazz, is an American radio presenter, former color commentator and professional wrestler.
Theodore Marvin DiBiase Jr. (born November 8, 1982) is an American businessman, actor, and retired professional wrestler, best known for his time with WWE.
Telecatch was a Brazilian professional wrestling TV program originally called "Telecatch Montilla", it was broadcast by TV Globo from 1967 to 1969.
The Telegraph Media Group (TMG, previously the Telegraph Group) is the proprietor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.
Terrence Funk (born June 30, 1944) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and actor.
Andrew James Robert Patrick Martin (March 17, 1975 – March 13, 2009) was a Canadian-American professional wrestler and actor.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Disciples of Apocalypse (DOA) were a biker-themed professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in the late 1990s.
Mary Lillian Ellison (July 22, 1923 – November 2, 2007) was an American professional wrestler, better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah.
The Mexicools were a professional wrestling stable and tag team, that were signed to World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown! brand.
The Ministry of Darkness was a villainious professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1999.
Michael Gregory Mizanin (born October 8, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, actor and media personality currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name The Miz.
The New Age Outlaws were a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) made up of "Road Dogg" Jesse James and "Badd Ass" Billy Gunn.
James Fullington (born June 16, 1963) better known by his ring name The Sandman, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler, best known for his career with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where he developed into a "Hardcore Icon".
The Shield is a professional wrestling stable in WWE which consists of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins who perform on the Raw brand.
Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig; June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, who most famously wrestled under the ring name The Ultimate Warrior for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1987 to 1991 and again in 1992 and 1996.
Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by the ring name The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE as a free agent.
The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity is a book, published in 2008, by Heather Levi.
The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film produced and directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood.
Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage.
A theatre in the round, arena theatre or central staging is a space for theatre in which the audience surrounds the stage.
Manuel Leal (born June 8, 1939), better known as Tinieblas ("Darkness"), is a Mexican luchador.
Jacob Christopher "Tito" Ortiz (born January 23, 1975) is an American retired mixed martial artist.
TLC (originally an initialism for The Learning Channel) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Inc. Initially focused on educational and learning content, by the late 1990s, the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles, family life, and personal stories.
A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers.
A traveling carnival (US English), usually simply called a carnival, or travelling funfair is an amusement show that may be made up of amusement rides, food vendors, merchandise vendors, games of chance and skill, thrill acts, and animal acts.
Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969), better known by the ring name Triple H (an abbreviation of his original WWE ring name Hunter Hearst Helmsley), is an American business executive, professional wrestler, and actor.
A literary trope is the use of figurative language, via word, phrase or an image, for artistic effect such as using a figure of speech.
True Life is an American documentary television series that has been airing on MTV since March 31, 1998.
George Murdoch (born February 21, 1973), is an American actor, political commentator, and professional wrestler best known for his time in Impact Wrestling under the ring name Tyrus.
Edward Smith Fatu (March 28, 1973 – December 4, 2009) was an American Samoan professional wrestler.
The undead are beings in mythology, legend, or fiction that are deceased but behave as if they were alive.
Sean Allen Morley (born March 6, 1971), better known by the ring name Val Venis, is a Canadian professional wrestler.
Vaudeville is a theatrical genre of variety entertainment.
Verisimilitude (or truthlikeness) is a philosophical concept that distinguishes between the relative and apparent (or seemingly so) truth and falsity of assertions and hypotheses.
Vickie Lynn Benson (née Lara,Guerrero, Eddie. Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story, p. 53. formerly Guerrero; born April 16, 1968) is an American professional wrestling personality and medical administrator.
In a novel, theatrical script, screenplay, sketch stories, and poetry, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or character and gives a trenchant impression about that character, an idea, setting, and/or object.
Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, businessman, film producer, actor and sporadic professional wrestler.
Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation," although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional understanding of the word.
"W.T.F." is the 10th episode of the 13th season of the American animated television series South Park.
World Championship Wrestling, Inc. (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion, historically based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.
WrestleMania is a professional wrestling event produced annually between mid-March to early April by WWE, an American professional wrestling promotion based in Stamford, Connecticut.
WrestleMania VI was sixth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and the first to be held outside of the United States.
WrestleMania XII was the twelfth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
A wrestling ring is the stage on which professional wrestlers wrestle.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., d/b/a WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling.
The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand.
The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestlers and professional wrestling personalities maintained by WWE.
The WWE Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand.
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST on the USA Network in the United States.
WWE SmackDown, also referred to as SmackDown Live or simply SmackDown, is a professional wrestling television program that debuted on April 29, 1999.
WWE (formerly the WWF, WWWF, and its predecessor, Capitol Wrestling) has maintained at least one primary women's championship since 1956 (except for a three-year interim between 1990 and 1993 and another between 1995 and 1998).
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A zipline (or zip-line, zipline, Sypline, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide, flying fox, or foefie slide in South Africa) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope.
The 1980s professional wrestling boom (more commonly referred to as the Golden Age) was a surge in the popularity of professional wrestling in the United States and elsewhere throughout the 1980s.
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