angle - a wrestling "plot" which may involve only one match or may continue over several matches for some time; the reason behind a feud or a turn. eg- the Austin vs. McMahon angle
blade - the practice of cutting oneself or being cut with a part of a razor blade hidden in tights, hair or wrappings in order to produce juice. eg- the guys in ECW blade very frequently
blow up - become fatigued or exhausted. eg- The Ultimate Warrior was said to be one of a number of wrestlers who blows up on the entry ramp.
booker - the individual responsible for angles, finishes, hiring and firing in a
promotion. eg- "Whoever booked Doink to win matches must have been crazy!"
bump - a fall or hit done as a spot (see spot) which takes the wrestler (or other
participant, i.e. referee, manager) out of the ring or out of action. eg- Mankind took a huge bump at the 1998 King of the Ring
card - the series of matches in one location at one time. eg- the Summerslam card looks pretty good
draw - To attract marks. n. the popularity of a wrestler, the ability to bring in
marks. eg- Steve Austin is a huge draw
dud - A particularly bad and totally uninteresting match. eg- Barry Darsow vs. Mike Enos
face - (babyface) a good guy. eg- Warrior
fall - a referee's count of three with the loser's shoulders on the mat. eg- "Goldberg got the fall on Wayne Bloom"
feud - a series of matches between two wrestlers or two tag teams, usually face
vs. heel though face feuds and heel feuds are not unknown. eg- Kane vs. Undertaker
finish - the event or sequence of events which leads to the ultimate outcome of a
match. eg- the match finish was a spear, jackhammer, and a pin
green - (rookie) not good due to inexperience. eg- Darren Drozdov is green
hardway juice - real blood produced by means other than blading, i.e. the hard way. One
of the possible outcomes of a shoot. eg- "Rocky screwed up the chair shot and Mankind juiced the hardway"
heat - enthusiasm, a positive response. eg- Steve Austin has a tremendous amount of face heat
heel - a bad guy, rule-breaker. eg- Hollywood Hulk Hogan
house show - non-televised shows done on tour eg- "The WWF has a house show in Walawalamuk today"
job - a staged loss. A clean job is a staged loss by legal pinfall or submission
without resort to illegalities. v.i. To do a job. Sometimes combined with a
descriptive adjective (stretcher job, rope job, tights job.) eg- Shawn Michaels did the job for Steve Austin at Wrestlemania
jobber - an unpushed wrestler who does jobs for pushed wrestlers. Sometimes known as fish, redshirts PLs
(professional losers,) or 'ham-and-eggers.' eg- Barry Horowitz
juice - bleed, usually as a result of blading. eg- Sandman juices in some of his matches
kayfabe - some way showing that wrestling is fixed. eg- Vader broke kayfabe by forgetting to fall down after being hit by a baseball bat
kill - diminish or eliminate heat or drawing power. There are a variety of ways
to do this, but mostly it is done by having a wrestler do too many jobs. A
house can be killed by too many screw-job endings. eg- WCW killed the crowd after all the NWO run-ins
mark - a gullible wrestling fan who doesn't know what is fixed. eg- "Tom thinks Kane and the Undertaker are really brothers. What a mark!"
pop - sudden heat from a house as a response to a wrestler's entry or hot
move. eg- the crowd pops after a Stone Cold Stunner
post - to run or be run into the ringpost. eg- Benoit was posted by Stevie Ray
potato - to injure a wrestler by hitting him on the head or causing him to hit his
head on something. eg- Chris Jericho potatoed Juvi with a chair
ppv - abbreviation for Pay Per View
run-in - interference by a non-participant in a match. eg- Nash did a run-in during Konnan's match
save - a run-in to protect a wrestler from being beat up after a match is over. eg- Sting saved Lex Luger from the NWO
screw job - a match or ending which is not clean (definite) due to factors outside
the "rules" of wrestling. eg- "The referee didn't see Hogan use the chair on Sting! What a screw job!"
shoot - something that is not fixed or planned previously eg- Bret Hart punching McMahon after Survivor Series 1997
spot - An event or sequence of events which makes a particular match
distinctive, a high-point of a match. eg- Sabu's flying legdrop chair spot
squash - a totally passive job where one wrestler completely dominates another. v.t.
to win a squash match. eg- "Jerry Flynn was squashed by Goldberg"
stiff - chops, hits or moves which cause real injury (though perhaps not more
than a welting up of the opponent.) eg- Benoit's chest chops are very stiff
turn - change in orientation from heel to face or vice-versa. eg- By turning on the WOlfpac, Curt Hennig did a heel turn
work - a deception or sham, the opposite of a shoot. eg- Austin beating up Vince McMahon was a work
workrate - the approximate ratio of good wrestling to rest holds in a match or in a
wrestler's performance. eg- Chris Benoit has a good workrate. Hulk Hogan does not.