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Old 08-08-2014, 07:42 PM
Martin Hyde is offline
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This terminology was all a closely guarded secret up until the late 80s/early 90s. Even the "smarks" of earlier eras didn't quite know all the inner workings of kayfabe, even if they knew a lot of it. In the 90s that all changed with the Internet, there used to be a major Pro Wrestling FAQ that was shared on all the BBS/Usenet groups that basically gave chapter and verse on every single thing about pro wrestling including all the terminology.

That's where I remember a lot of these terms I'd never heard of before (but sort of understood the concept of just from knowing a lot about wrestling.)

Edit: And in the world of Google it's easy to rediscover stuff from the earlier Internet that people have preserved: Link has all the old Usenet FAQs and such.

Last edited by Martin Hyde; 08-08-2014 at 07:43 PM.