Quiz: The Pro Wrestling Quiz
The Pro Wrestling Quiz
By: Gavin Thagard
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About This Quiz

It's said that you can tell a person's age by who their favorite wrestler is. If you grew up in the Golden Age of wrestling, you were probably a fan of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair or Andre the Giant. If you came along a little later, then you probably clung to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin or The Undertaker, and if your favorite wrestler is just now making his run, then Daniel Bryan or A.J. Styles are at the top of your list.

No matter your favorite wrestler or your favorite era, one thing is certain about professional wrestling: it's entertaining. Between the incredible athleticism and all of the trash talk, there's plenty to enjoy from the performers going at it inside the squared circle.

How much do you actually know about the ins and outs of pro wrestling? Do you know all of the elements that go into making a match great? Can you define any of the wrestling terminology? Do you know which promotions are the most popular around the world? 

If you're a pro wrestling fan, take this quiz and see how much you really know about the sport. That's if you're up for the challenge, of course, because not everyone can score a victory on this quiz. 

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What is it called when wrestlers keep up the illusion of their character in the ring and in public?
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Who is the owner of World Wrestling Entertainment?
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What is an unscripted event in wrestling called?
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Wrestlers take on various personas in the ring. What are these called?
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Which of these is the biggest wrestling event in the WWE?
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Wrestlers sometimes take on partners in a match. What's this called?
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What do you call it when wrestlers stick to the script?
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What's the pin fall count in the WWE?
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How can a match end besides a pinfall?
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"Stone Cold" Steve Austin helped usher in which era in the WWE in 1997?
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What's the name of the biggest wrestling promotion in Japan?
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How long is a count out in the WWE?
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Which promotion competed with the WWE in the Monday Night Wars in the late '90s?
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What needs to happen for a wrestling match to officially begin?
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Who famously slammed Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III?
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Who is responsible for governing a wrestling match?
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What's one way to get out of a submission hold?
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What's a bad guy character referred to as?
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Who famously said, "To be the man, you gotta beat the man"?
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What must be touching the mat for a pinfall to be counted?
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What do you call a good guy in the ring?
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Two rivals will often wrestle multiple times throughout a storyline. What's this called?
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What determines how much heat someone is getting?
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Who ended The Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak?
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Some moves or sequences are planned in the ring. What's this called?
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What's a group of wrestlers who team up for a common goal?
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Who called himself "The Excellence of Execution"?
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What's a monologue by a wrestler in an interview called?
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What do wrestlers do to make their opponent's move seem painful?
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What's the most heavily promoted match on a card?
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One of the most important aspects of wrestling, what does it mean to get over?
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How do wrestlers refer to losing a match?
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What do you call a wrestling event that's not televised?
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Some wrestlers cut themselves to cause bleeding during a match. What's this called?
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What happens when a heel and a face switch roles in a match?
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