13 WWE terms that will change the way you see pro wrestling

We already explained why the perception that the WWE is “fake” is very misguided. It’s an elaborate theatrical production that incorporates the talents of hundreds of skilled performers, producers and technicians. And there’s much more to the product than meets the eye.

In the last few years, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has relaxed his stance on maintaining “kayfabe,” or the illusion that what happens in the ring is, in fact, “real.” Former WWE Superstars like Steve Austin and Chris Jericho (both still on the WWE payroll) host popular podcasts where they dissect the behind-the-scenes aspects of the business.

If you pay attention, you’ll pick up a unique style of lingo that comprises many conversations between people who actually work or have worked for WWE. Here are 13 terms that will enlighten you about the inner-workings behind what you see on the screen.

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