WZ Presents: “The Wrestling Drinking Game”

Bill Pritchard

*This is done as an editorial for entertainment purposes only. Drink at your own discretion.

While I enjoy watching professional wrestling every week, I do find myself saying that the same things are happening over and over again. I'm not talking about stuff that gets heat like Vickie Guerrero saying 'Excuse Me', or having random promos, but there are things going on that just seem too formulaic or overdone. When I do the live blogs here on Wrestlezone, I will think to myself that I have seen that happen too many times, and to paraphrase Vince McMahon, "it's time to shake things up again!" The whole entire show would benefit from a little refresher and I am not suggesting things dramatically change, but I would like to see a few tweaks to the WWE/TNA "formula."

There is a drinking game where you drink every time something happens in a certain time frame or event. Examples of this are listening to "Roxanne" by The Police and drink every time you hear the words 'Roxanne' or 'red light', or watching the Wizard of Oz and take a sip every time someone say Oz, etc. The game has been amended to include professional wrestling, and the rules are simple; you drink every time these things happen:

WWE Raw / Smackdown

1. Jack Swagger starts a match with a waistlock takedown

2. Evan Bourne starts to get some offense in with kicks to his opponent’s thighs

3. Someone starts out a match with a shoulderblock

4. A match ends in a disqualification, or has a pinfall due to interference

5. A Divas match lasts less than three minutes (Drink twice if the introductions are longer than the match itself)

6. A match is made where a Superstar will face “this man…” and that man turns out to be Big Show, Mark Henry or Randy Orton

7. Twitter is plugged by an announcer or Superstar (Drink twice if they try to get something to trend during the broadcast)

8. A Superstar refers to the fans as the WWE Universe

9. John Cena gets called controversial

10. CM Punk breaks kayfabe in a promo

11. Michael Cole makes fun of an announcer/superstar, or kisses up to the Miz

12. Michael Cole calls a move by the wrong name

13. WWE shows a “Did You Know?” statistic

14. Booker T says one of his announcing “catchphrases: “my boy”, “my fav five”, “aww shucky ducky…”, etc.)

Impact Wrestling

1. Sting says ‘Ta-ta for now’

2. A wrestler cuts a promo and describes professional wrestling as “this business”

3. An on-screen character takes a dig at “that other company (up north)”

4. They use a worked shoot element for a storyline

5. Taz uses a sexual innuendo

6. Ric Flair calls himself God, or throws his jacket

7. Someone gets attacked backstage

8. A wrestler barges into another’s locker room and a fight breaks out

9. An in-ring fight breaks out and it gets broken up by agents, then each guy breaks free again and leaps into the opposite corner to continue fighting

10. Dixie Carter (or “TNA Management”) is referenced, or appears on screen

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