Glossary of professional wrestling terms
Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of jargon throughout its existence. Much of it stems from the industry's origins in the days of carnivals and circuses. In the past, professional wrestlers used such terms in the presence of fans so as not to reveal the nature of the business. In recent years, widespread discussion on the Internet has popularized these terms. Many of the terms refer to the financial aspects of professional wrestling in addition to in-ring terms.
A point in a match in which the heel stops the face's attack or comeback and goes on the offensive.
Also lackey or heavyA (typically larger) wrestler who accompanies another wrestler as a to matches and acts as a bodyguard.
A brief offensive flurry by a , before losing momentum back to a after being dominated for several minutes. Usually, it occurs before the actual .
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