Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Marking Out 03: From A Distance

To start at the beginning of the story CLICK HERE.

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Mark- A wrestling fan who enthusiastically believes that professional wrestling is not staged. Also sometimes used by industry insiders to describe a participant in the wrestling industry who believes that any aspect of the industry is more important than the money they can earn; for example, being preoccupied with holding a title belt rather than being paid more.

Card- The lineup of the matches that will be staged at a given venue for a given performance. The card is generally performed in a roughly inverse order to the way in which it might be printed for posters or other promotional materials. The major matches between well-known opponents may be for "titles" and are said to be "top of the card" or "headliners" while the preliminary matches between lesser-known opponents are said to be the "undercard."

X-Sign- A signal used by referees during a match to indicate that a wrestler is unable to continue and may need medical attention. The referee will make an X with his arms and, if necessary, point to the wrestler who is hurt. Since the fans have picked up on the significance of the signal, it is now sometimes used in kayfabe fashion, to sell a storyline injury.

Bump- To fall on the mat or ground.

(Apologies, but this Nitro was so awful that there's only one Youtube video of it, and it's not available for embedding, and it's in Russian. If you really want to see it, click here. Just remember, what's seen cannot be unseen).

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