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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Definition: The traditional "good guy" or hero character in a storyline
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Definition: The ability to get negative reactions from a crowd while playing a villain
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Definition: The reaction of an audience loudly cheering or expressing happiness with a wrestler or match
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Definition: When a wrestler says or does something that breaks the script