The '90s provided one of the hottest periods in pro wrestling and television as a whole. Every Monday night would showcase top-level wrestlers talking trash and ending promos with their signature catchphrases. These character quotes would generally help build up excitement for the in-ring action, sell tickets to live shows, and make millions in merchandise sales. Many wrestlers from WWE, WCW, and ECW became household names due to simple slogans, witty one-liners, or mat-based mission statements. What are your favorite WWE catchphrases of all time? Be sure to vote up your favorites!So let's sing-a-long with The Rock and decide which pro wrestling catchphrases, wrestling quotes, and wrestling slogans conquered the '90s.
Arguably the catchphrase that launched the Attitude Era in the '90s, Stone Cold Steve Austin made his mark and made millions in t-shirt sales with "Austin 3:16." The catchphrase is so potent that it was barely uttered again by Austin at all after his post-match promo at the 1996 King of the Ring. While "Austin 3:16" would be expressed through t-shirts and signs, Austin verbally signs off his promos with a one-liner providing the bottom line.Because he said so.
During Austin’s late-90s babyface run, and subsequent runs after that, he would invite the audience to weigh in on his next hell-raising antic. This call-and-response phrase would emit a loud, unified “HELL YEAH!” that would reach all the way to the rafters. This isn’t just a catchphrase, it’s the ‘90s pro wrestling version of the game Marco Polo.