Do You Know These Pro Wrestling Terms?

By: Annette
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Do You Know These Pro Wrestling Terms?
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About This Quiz

Every sport has its language, and wrestling is no different. In fact, these pro wrestling terms are bigger, badder and more fierce than any other sports lingo. It's time for the A-show.
A-Team
Top stars
Management
Fans sitting in the front row
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The A-team are the top stars that play in what's called the A-show. An A-show is a wrestling event where a company's biggest draws wrestle.

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Botch
A hit to the face
A twisted ankle
A messed-up move
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A botch is basically a scripted move that goes wrong. There is an attempt at it, but it doesn't come out as planned.

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Burial
A drop kick
Purposeful de-popularizing of a wrestler
A two-leg hold
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Burial is characterized as the purposeful de-popularizing of a wrestler. The promoter or booker might force a particular wrestler to lose.

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C-show
Car show
A mid-level show
A show featuring the lowest in prestige
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C-show is sometimes used as a derogatory term. It refers to a show that has rookies and entry-level talent.

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Enforcer
The name of a famous wrestler
The bouncer
The wrestler's bodyguard
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The enforcer is usually a very large wrestler himself, but he acts as another wrester's bodyguard. The term was coined by Arn Anderson.

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Exótico
A female wrestler
A drag wrestler
Any latin wrestler
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An Exótico is typically a Mexican luchador, or male wrestler, who competes in drag. They certainly put on a show!

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Face
An ugly wrestler
A heroic, babyface wrestler
A type of smackdown
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The Face is also called babyface. It's the heroic wrestler that everyone is going to cheer for. This is opposite of the Heel.

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Feud
An unscripted rivalry
A scripted rivalry
A backstage quarrel
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A feud is a scripted rivalry. It takes place between two or more wrestlers and generally follows a storyline.

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Finisher
The cleanup crew
The final, signature move
The trophy
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A wrestler's final, signature move is generally called the finisher. It's the move that leads to the pinfall or submission.

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Gas
Steroids
Stamina
Either
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Gas can either refer to steroids or stamina. It's basically the fuel that keeps a wrestler going.

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Gimmick
A wrestler's signature move
The wrestler's real-life persona
The wrestler's fake character
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Basically, the character that the wrestler portrays is their gimmick. It's also the feeling that this character evokes.

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Jobber to the stars
Always loses to the stars
Always beats the stars
Never fights the stars
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Jobbers to the stars are also known as glorified jobbers. They always lose to the stars in a match, but they beat everyone else.

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Go away heat
Come from an opponent
Comes from the champion
Comes from the audience
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Go away heat definitely comes from the audience. It's the vibe they put out when a wrestler is not entertaining them enough.

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Go home
The calling of a match
The cue to end a match
The beginning of a match
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When one wrestler says to another wrestler, "go home," it means that it's time to end the match. The referee could also say it.

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Green
A happy wrestler
An inexperienced wrestler
An old wrestler
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A green wrestler is an inexperienced wrestler. Because of this, they might make mistakes early in their career.

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Gusher
A deep cut
A boastful wrestler
A hard kick
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A gusher refers to a deep cut. The cut can either be unintentional or purposeful.

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Garbage wrestling
Marked by dirty words
Actual use of garbage
Hardcore wrestling
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Garbage wrestling is a type of hardcore wrestling. It focuses on brawling techniques or use of weapons.

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Heel
The villain
The hero
The manager
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The heel refers to the villain in the match who is meant to be booed. This is the opposite of the face.

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Hooker
A sexually promiscuous wrestler
A wrestler with swagger
A wrestler with a match-ending hook
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A hooker is characterized by their match-ending hook. The most famous of these is Lou Thesz.

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Hollywood
A wrestler that only does movies
A wrestler that makes the most money
An arrogant heel
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Usually the popular, arrogant heel is known as Hollywood. Examples include Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Batista.

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Hoss
A weapon
A type of hit
A large wrestler
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A hoss is a large wrestler that doesn't really have any other skills. A match between two hosses is called a hoss-fest.

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Juice
Steroids
Blood
Either
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Juice can either refer to steroids or blood. Blood from the forehead is referred to as juice.

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Kayfabe
A fake match
An endless match
A match promoted as being real
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Kayfabe refers to a match that is promoted as being totally real. This refers to all matches prior to the mid-'80s.

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Lemon
A juicy wrestler
A wrestler perceived as a failure
An old wrestler
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Any wrestler that is perceived as a failure by the audience is known as a lemon. No wrestler wants to be a lemon.

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Lucha libre
Wrestling in Spain
Wrestling in Mexico
Wrestling in Portugal
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Lucha Libre is basically Mexican wrestling. This translates into "free fight."

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Missed spot
Mistimed move
A poor spot light
A wrestler that doesn't show up
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A missed spot is basically a mistimed move. It's also called a blown spot or mis-selling.

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Monster
Unbeatable wrestler
Ugly wrestler
Pompous wrestler
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A monster is a seemingly unbeatable wrestler. They can either be a face or a heel.

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Mouthpiece
A mouthguard
A manager that does all the talking
A wrestler's motto
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A mouthpiece is a manager that does all the talking. This is often the case if the wrestler has poor oration skills.

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No contest
A match where one wrestler will clearly win
A match that has no winner
A match that is rigged
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No contest refers to a match where there is no winner. It's a match where winning conditions are pretty much impossible, due to injury or interference.

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Over
Finished
Booed
Popular
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When someone is over with the audience, they are popular. It can also be described as achieving the desired reaction from the fans.

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Over-show
To show too much of a reaction
To show too little of a reaction
To have no reaction
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When a wrestler shows too much of a reaction to the opponent's offense, it's known as over-show. The famous match between Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels in 2005 is a good example.

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Paper
To promote
To litigate
To give out tickets
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When you paper an event, you basically give out tickets to fill the house. This is meant to make the event look well-attended.

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Pinfall
Holding a wrestler's shoulders to the mat
Holding a wrestler's feet to the mat
Falling in a pinwheel motion
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Pinfall involves holding a wrestler's shoulders to the mat for a three count. The wrestler then wins a fall.

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Fall
A signature move
An accidental move
The ending of a match
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The fall is the ending of a match. This can be achieved through pinfall, submission, count-out or disqualification.

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Five moves of doom
Signature sequence of moves
The tactics of Hulk Hogan
The secret moves that only a few wrestlers know
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The five moves of doom refer to the signature sequence of moves that a wrestler uses before the finisher. This term is often used pejoratively.

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