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Pro Wrestling Terminology

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Last updated: December 6, 2017
First submittedDecember 5, 2017
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Person who commonly loses to others to make them look good.
Jobber
The first wrestler to come out for the first match. Also sometimes refers to the first match itself.
Curtain jerker
Reacting to an opponent's attacks to make them look like they really hurt
Selling
Showing no reaction to an opponent's moves, usually to show endurance or immunity to pain.
No-selling
To fall on the mat or ground after being hit by an opponent's move
Bump
When a referee gets knocked out of the match, temporarily or permanently
Ref bump
A hold applied during the match, such as a chinlock or headlock, that allows wrestlers to catch their breath for a moment
Rest hold
One-sided, usually short match that makes the winner look dominant.
Squash
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A wrestler who is liked and cheered by fans, and usually acts as a "good guy"
Babyface
A wrestler who is hated and booed by fans, and usually acts as a "bad guy"
Heel
A wrestler intentionally cutting themselves, usually on the forehead, to bleed after an attack.
Blading
The staging area just behind the curtain where wrestlers come out to the ring
Gorilla position
When a fresh tag team partner comes into the match and begins dominating the other team
Hot tag
A non-televised wrestling show
House show
The presentation of pro wrestling as if it were real
Kayfabe
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Nov 16, 2018
Never heard the term "Curtain Jerker" before (tried "Opener" about a dozen times) but got the rest right. :)
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Nov 16, 2018
I don't think it's quite as common as some of the other terms, and it may be less common than it once was. Certainly WWE seems to consider the first (televised) match of the show a prominent place, so maybe this concept is falling out of fashion?