Glossary of professional wrestling terms

Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of jargon throughout its existence.[1][2] Much of it stems from the industry's origins in the days of carnivals and circuses.[3] In the past, professional wrestlers used such terms in the presence of fans so as not to reveal the worked nature of the business.[1][3] In recent years, widespread discussion on the Internet has popularized these terms.[1] Many of the terms refer to the financial aspects of professional wrestling in addition to in-ring terms.[3]

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Marty Jannetty (front) during his time in The Rockers with Shawn Michaels

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A loud roar of approval that a wrestler receives from the fans when making their entrance to the ring, in reference to one of the most iconic and idolized tag teams in WWE history, the Road Warriors, also known as, Legion of Doom.

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Dolph Ziggler (with title belt) accompanied by a valet ( AJ Lee) and an enforcer ( Big E Langston) as seconds.

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