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.
- The Nature Boy's catchphrase sums up not only his character's motivations, but the concept of pro wrestling in general. Flair's outright dominance proved that he was "the man," but the phrase left open the possibility that a new "man" can take his place, should a worthy foe take him down. Half philosophy, half boast, fully Flair.231109Is this one of the best?
Most catchphrases are made to be quick and concise, but this one is a full-out introduction. The New Age Outlaws were able to coin a sing-a-long phrase by simply being their own ring announcer. This catchphrase makes the list just due to the fact that nearly every ‘90s wrestling fan can recite the entire intro word-for-word.216109Is this one of the best?
- 11D-Generation X's simple slogan expressed the rude, crude angst that enveloped pop culture in late '90s. From 1997 to the early 2000s, "Suck it" introduced the concept of crotch-chopping to many a teenager, much to the chagrin of parents, teachers, and clergymen. In the dawn of the crude humor of South Park and the shock TV of Jerry Springer, DX's catchphrase fit right in with the cultural zeitgeist. And if you're not down with that, well, there are two words for ya.234123Is this one of the best?
Whether you knew them as the Legion of Doom or as the Road Warriors, Hawk and Animal would punch, kick, slam, scream, and snarl into the hearts of wrestling fans. Hawk’s guttural growl into “WHAT A RUSH” provided a great finale to some of the most colorful tag team promos in the '90s. This catchphrase even kicks off The Legion of Doom's WWF entrance theme. That's how good it is.15793Is this one of the best?