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Professional Wrestling Terms You Need To Know To Be An Expert

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Vote up the words and phrases that are most important for understanding professional wrestling

Pro wrestling slang can be hard to figure out right away, given the old-school nature of the business. Many of the insider words associated with the wrestling world can have the average fan struggling to figure out what performers like Chris Jericho and Steve Austin are talking about on their weekly podcasts. The carny aspect of wrestling means many people in the industry using these key professional wrestling terms may sound like they're speaking in a code that fans might not understand. 

While time has led to this changing, with fans getting more in the loop about the secret terms used in professional wrestling. The influx of podcasts and interviews has made wrestling jargon more accessible to diehard fans.  

But for fans who don't keep up with everything behind the scenes or for people new to the sport, this glossary of wrestling slang will serve as a useful primer for all the pro wresling terms you need to know. Vote up the jargon you think will be most helpful for newcomers.

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    15 VOTES

    Babyface

    Babyface
    Video: YouTube

    Definition: The traditional "good guy" or hero character in a storyline

  • 2
    13 VOTES

    Heat

    Heat
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    Definition: The ability to get negative reactions from a crowd while playing a villain

  • 3
    15 VOTES

    Pop

    Pop
    Video: YouTube

    Definition: The reaction of an audience loudly cheering or expressing happiness with a wrestler or match

  • 4
    20 VOTES

    Shoot

    Shoot
    Video: YouTube

    Definition: When a wrestler says or does something that breaks the script