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    Unwritten Rules of Wrestling

    Somewhat covered in the past but not for a while but thought I’d make a game of it anyway. I’ll start at 1 and you guys add as we go along:

    1. Never hit a Samoan/Tongan or anyone’s head over the turnbuckle or try and strike their head with any object.
    2. Always check for hidden cameras before revealing backstage plots.
    3. Never go into the NXT parking lot….even with Samoa Joe back.
    4. Always wait at least 10-15 seconds listening to their music when your promo is being interrupted before wondering “Who the hell is that?”
    5. Never bother with Adam Pearce, just ask Sonya Deville.
    6. Always acknowledge Roman.
    7. Always safely remove cameras and equipment before trying to put someone through an announce table.
    7a. Announce tables are too sturdy these days anyway.
    8. Never let your trunks/tights be pulled because then it’s impossible to kick out of the pin.
    9. When you’re in a figure four, always roll over.
    10. If you’re Ric Flair, don’t jump off the top rope….

    Carry on and add your own!

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    11. If you're a face against a group of heels, always go out alone
    12. Jump onto the apron if you want to distract the ref
    12a. The ref never hears impact sounds behind him

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    14. an inadvertent hip check into a referee will knock them unconscious for at least 10 minutes.

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    15. the ref should be really, really strict about tags in a tag match until the face gets the hot tag, then all bets are off.

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    16. Climbing a ladder is more physically difficult than any other act. Powerslamming someone larger than you, climbing bouncing ropes, actually running across said ladder as it is precariously propped between two other ladders...doesn't matter. Please a lot at least 5-10 seconds per step.

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    17. It is fine to attack your boss and not be fired or arrested as long as you then fight them in a match.

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    18. Also fine to assault, run over or stab someone as long as it ends in a wrestling match.

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    19. If you cheat and win it is usually fine and the result will stand, even though there are multiple tv cameras catching everything.

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    19. During your match, if someone's music hits or someone starts talking to you on the Tron, you must immediately stop whatever you are doing and face the stage/Tron, even if it means turning your back on your opponent.

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    21. If someone gets popular and it is unexpected, or the person isn't someone who is liked by the owner then you must cut their momentum and screw the fans because the owner is petty and hates the fanbase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazer View Post
    16. Climbing a ladder is more physically difficult than any other act. Powerslamming someone larger than you, climbing bouncing ropes, actually running across said ladder as it is precariously propped between two other ladders...doesn't matter. Please a lot at least 5-10 seconds per step.
    16a. You could apply that to steel cages as well. Climb as slow as possible so your opponent can pull you down even though you could ask the ref to open the door every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romford Pele View Post
    21. If someone gets popular and it is unexpected, or the person isn't someone who is liked by the owner then you must cut their momentum and screw the fans because the owner is petty and hates the fanbase.
    That's a rule?

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    22. Even though the goal of a match is to pin your opponent's shoulders to the mat, you are not permitted to cover their shoulders - the only thing you are allowed to do is to hook their leg.

    23. You are never allowed to watch any of your opponent's prior matches, therefore you will be totally surprised when they perform their signature moves on you.

    23a. If your opponent is Rey Mysterio, whenever he pulls you toward the ropes, you must fall with your head and arms only through the ropes, so you will be in position for the 619.

    23b. If your opponent can perform a frog splash, you must lie perfectly still with your arms next to you in order for the move to come off.

    24. All TV announcers have to act as though they have never seen a wrestling show before. Ever.

    25. If you are fat and are a face, you have to dance.

    26. The rollup of death is the most effective finisher ever.

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    This thread is fucking hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    16a. You could apply that to steel cages as well. Climb as slow as possible so your opponent can pull you down even though you could ask the ref to open the door every time.
    I love the door on the steel cage stipulation. It is the weirdest fucking remnant.

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    Don't bother having your agent or, God forbid, a lawyer present for contract signings regarding seemingly critically important matches. Instead, be a real man and sign that contract without hesitation then suffer the consequences of loopholes seen coming from a mile away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kangus View Post
    Don't bother having your agent or, God forbid, a lawyer present for contract signings regarding seemingly critically important matches. Instead, be a real man and sign that contract without hesitation then suffer the consequences of loopholes seen coming from a mile away.
    this is why roman is a heel. his utilization of Paul Heyman to review contracts breaks the rules.


    I would honestly love if Drew started looking through a contract some time, and said "Hold up.....section 2A contains a proviso that Sheamus gets to pick a guest enforcer AND gets a HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF THE GATE! This is just not cricket"

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    Do whatever you want before the bell rings because there are no rules until the ref starts the match

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    29. All contract signings should end with a table getting turned over at minimum.
    30. Attacking co-workers backstage is absolutely fine with no job-related repercussions.
    31. When separated by security/jobbers, wrestlers must break free to attack the other three times.

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    32. Outside of matches, the ropes act as a barrier between enemies. You can not cross the barrier until they leave. Especially if you're a babyface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romford Pele View Post
    19. If you cheat and win it is usually fine and the result will stand, even though there are multiple tv cameras catching everything.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gb9JZxTHOhU��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    That's a rule?
    It is in WWE, thats for sure.

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    32. All Harts can use the sharpshooter.
    33. All Von Erichs can use the Iron Claw.
    34. If they stand tall at the end of RAW/Smacksown before a PPV, they’re losing on the PPV itself.
    35. Hogan Must Pose.
    36. The Anderson’s are a real kayfabe family and to use the name, you need the blessing of another Anderson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hero! View Post
    34. If they stand tall at the end of RAW/Smacksown before a PPV, they’re losing on the PPV itself.
    I'd love if someone was actually keeping track of this alleged rule because I feel like it's one of those things that happens often enough that people think it's always the case but it's not really (much like if you're in your home town, supposedly that's a guarantee that bad shit happens to you when people often win titles and have big victories in front of their friends/family, too). I know for sure of one recent time where Asuka stood tall on SmackDown and then won on the PPV to pretty much everyone's surprise (I wanna say TLC match against Becky and Charlotte?).

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    The bad shit happening in your hometown rule seemed to apply to JR most of all over everyone else lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hero! View Post
    32. All Harts can use the sharpshooter.

    36. The Anderson’s are a real kayfabe family and to use the name, you need the blessing of another Anderson.
    That goes for the Graham’s as well, at least while Billy still lives.

    #1: back in the 70’s and 80’s, used to not only include Pacific Islanders but Black Men having hard heads that were unbuttable. Remember JYD and his opponents flying across the ring from a crawling head butt?
    (needless to include editorial comments as to why this one disappeared)

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    38. If you trained in the Hart family dungeon, some bad shit’s going to happen to you.
    39. Wrestlers should walk to the ring wearing their own merchandise.

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    40. If you have a sibling, you're eventually going to face off against them. This can be terrible (see Bellas) or terrific (see Cody vs. Goldust). I am quite looking forward to the inevitable Jimmy vs Jey, Uso vs. Uso, probably with Roman as guest referee. I want Rikishi in the front row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puppies View Post
    40. If you have a sibling, you're eventually going to face off against them. This can be terrible (see Bellas) or terrific (see Cody vs. Goldust). I am quite looking forward to the inevitable Jimmy vs Jey, Uso vs. Uso, probably with Roman as guest referee. I want Rikishi in the front row.
    There have been a few that got away from it.
    Barry Orton I believe never faced Bob Orton
    Not sure if Johnny Ace ever faced Animal
    Same with Randy Savage and the Genius
    Aka and Sika
    Blues Brothers
    Ealy Brothers
    So some exceptions

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    41 (more AEW) If you're waiting on the apron for a tag, make sure to leave yourself open for attack.

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    42. If someone interrupts your match with their music or talking on the Tron, be sure to stop whatever you're doing and give them your full attention, even if it means turning your back on your opponent.

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    43. Whenever there’s 300+lbers involved, the barricade is being smashed or speared. It’s now more dangerous than the Spanish Announce table was.

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    44. The best place to store a fire extinguisher is under the ring. This is still true, even with Kane retired

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    45. If you are a fan favourite and you are in feud with another fan favourite, you will be forced to be a tag team for no reason to see if you can 'co-exist' together

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    46. Arm-wrestling in wrestling never ends clean, heels always cheat.

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    47. Whenever there is personal property being backstage by someone and shown on the Titantron, the victim must stand about slack-jawed in the middle of the ring instead of rushing backstage to try and stop them.

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    48. All Andersons must have a spinebuster in their moveset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreyski View Post
    48. All Andersons must have a spinebuster in their moveset.
    Exception to that is Mr Anderson in TNA…..

    Anderson

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    Heels ignore the camera man and reveal plans

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    50. Any heels that have (expensive/luxury) personal transport will have it wrecked by the faces they are feuding with.

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    51. If you are a face, never make the save until your music hits

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