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The Greatest Pro Wrestling Catchphrases of the '90s 

Erik Barnes
Updated September 24, 2019 7.6k votes 1k voters 27.3k views 22 items

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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.
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The Macho Man had a legendary career in the '80s that carried over through the '90s. The WWF and WCW was graced with the colorful antics and wardrobe of Randy Savage, topping it off with his signature catchphrase. Whether it was in the ring, in the recording booth, or with a Slim Jim in his grip, the excitement and gravelly delivery of "Ooooooh yeah!" echoes throughout wrestling and pop culture history.
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The Hitman's catchphrase worked whether it was as the confident underdog babyface or cocky arrogant heel. While not known for his promos, Hart was able to use this catchphrase to draw focus to his much lauded in-ring work rather than his quiet demeanor. For many fans and peers, Hart's boast of being the best wasn't a boast, but a simple truth.
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Stone Cold Steve Austin ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Pro Wrestling Catchphrases of the '90s
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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.
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The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment in the '90s and one of the highest grossing movie stars of today ended nearly every promo with this catchphrase. The tilting of the head to tongue-lash the "L's" in "smells" has been a sing-a-long favorite for fans starting back as early as Wrestlemania 14 and carrying on to when Dwayne Johnson makes the occasional return to WWE. Whatever the Rock is cooking, it usually smells like good times for the audience.
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