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N. a run-in to protect a wrestler from being beat up after a match is over.
  
Sccw
Southern California Championship Wrestling
  
Scientific Wrestler
(noun) Another word to describe a face (but can be a heel), impliesa wrestler who is well schooled in the art of wrestling.
  
Screw Job
A match or ending which is not clean (definite) due to factors outside the rules of wrestling
  
Screw-Job
N. adj. a match or ending which is not clean (definite) due to factors outside the "rules" of wrestling.
  
Screwjob
(noun) A finish that isnít clean, such as a wrestler being hit with a chair behind the refereeís back and then pinned. Or when another wrestler or group of wrestlers runs in and causes a disqualification. A joking term for a screwjob finish is a "Dusty finish," named after Dusty Rhodes, who was very fond of using these types of finishes when booking for the NWA. Screw jobs are usually done to save the losing wrestler's credibility, or to show -- yet at the same time save for a later date -- a big-name match (e.g. having a match on Raw that is also going to happen at a pay-per-view).
  
Scw
Southern Championship Wrestling
  
Secw
Southeastern Championship Wrestling
  
Seed
Because of their success in previous competition, seeded wrestlersare acknowledged as superior wrestlers. Seeds are usually selected accordingto criteria established by the tournament director and/or by the voting ofparticipating team coaches.
  
Sell
(verb) The act of receiving an opponentís move and making it look impressive. A good wrestler is one who not only knows how to perform moves well, but also knows how to make his opponentís moves look good. An example of a wrestler who does not sell moves well is the Ultimate Warrior.
  
Setup
An action of some sort designed to distract the opponent or cause a reaction, allowing an easier takedown.
  
Seven Basic Wrestling Skills
The US Wrestling Federation has dividedwrestling skills into the following categories:
  
Sew
Southern Extreme Wrestling
  
Shill
(noun) Term for a biased fan, or employee of a wrestling company, who's inabilityto criticize or disagree with anything that person's favourite promotion does ultimately negatestheir credibility.
  
Shoot
(noun) Reality. Something that is not in the script. Wrestling is fake, but when something from real life creeps into the show, it is called a shoot. For example, say two wrestlers who dislike each other in real life are having a match together, and they decide to settle their differences by throwing legit punches at each other during the match, that would be a shoot. If a wrestler takes a bump and breaks his arm, the injury would be a shoot because it was real and it wasnít part of the "act". Every so often a wrestler will be cutting a promo and heíll start shooting, saying things that he feels in real life that may or may not happen to go along with the storyline.
  
Simmed E-Fed
Usually refers to a type of fed where a complicated computer game is used to resolve matches (eg. TNM, WLS). The important feature of this type of fed is that the match resolution is a "black box". The players have no idea of the underlying mechanics which govern the match resolution. Contrast with booked. Compare with diced, gamed, rules-based.
  
Single-Leg Tackle
A move in which a wrestler takes the opponent down by lifting one of the opponent's legs.
  
Singlet
The one-piece uniform worn by wrestlers. One wrestler wears red, the other blue.
  
Slam
To lifting the opponent from the mat and bring him back down with unnecessary force; illegal in amateur wrestling.
  
Slamming
Lifting an opponent off the mat and bringing them back down with unnecessary force. This is illegal in all addressed wrestling styles.
  
Smart
(noun) The opposite of a mark, and an equally controversial term. A smart is a fan who views wrestling as much if not more from an inside perspective than from a regular fanís perspective. A smart is likely to subscribe to one or more sheets and be familiar with all of the terms listed here. With the emergence of the Internet, the number of fans who consider themselves smart has grown rapidly. Because of this, promotions have gone after smart fans by running angles that appeal more to them. For instance, if it is known to smarts that two wrestlers have a legit beef with each other outside of the ring, a promotion might start a program with these two wrestlers to appeal to the smarts.
  
Smart Mark (Smark)
(noun) A new term that is used mostly by those in the business to describe smarts. It is the belief of many that even though a fan may be "smart" to the inner working of the business, he still watches the TV shows and buys the tickets, therefore heís still a mark.
  
Smw
Smoky Mountain Wrestling
  
Spot
(noun) A move or series of maneuvers. A "planned spot" is a move or series of moves that is planned out before the match. A 'blown spot' is a spot that goes wrong and a 'spot-fest' is a match that contains many spots but no proper transitions between the spots (e.g. Taka Michinoku vs. Aguila (Essa Rios) at WrestleMania XIV).
  
Sprawl
An elementary counter to a leg shot. The wrestler throws his legs back, arching his hips into the opponent if necessary, making it harder to keep a grip on his legs.
  
Spwa
Southeast Pro Wrestling Alliance
  
Squash
N. a totally passive job where one wrestler completely dominates another. v.t. to win a squash match.
  
Ssw
Southern States Wrestling
  
Stable
A group of wrestlers that join together to form a group.
  
Stalemate
Two contestants are interlocked in a position other thana pinning situation, and neither wrestler is able to improve his position.The referee starts the wrestlers again in the center of the circle.
  
Stalling
Stalling is when a wrestler does not wrestle aggressively; continuously avoids contact with his opponent; plays the edge of the mat; delays the match; prevents his opponent from returning to inbounds area; is not attempting to secure a takedown. A wrestler will be warned one time and is penalized on each successive stalling infraction.
  
Stance
Footwork used when in neutral position or when both wrestlers are facing each other, neither in control. A good stance involves feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent, back straight, elbows in, hands out in front, and head up.
  
Standing Position
See neutral position.
  
Stealth Trunks
No matter how tight a pair of wrestling trunks are they will perfectly conceal any foreign object (a chain, brass knuckles) from the referee.
  
Stick
The Microphone
  
Stiff
(noun) A wrestler who moves very stiffly in the ring and just doesnít look good, or just an untalented wrestler. (adjective) Used to describe a move, such as a punch or a kick, that is delivered with such force that it looks especially realistic.
  
Stiff Chops
Hits or moves which cause real injury (though perhaps not more than a welting up of the opponent.) Big Van Vader has a reputation as a stiff worker. Not a shoot, but almost.
  
Strategy(Strat)
A written plan for how you would like the match to play out.
  
Stretch
N. a form of shoot where one wrestler dominates rather than injures the other as a proof of personal superiority.
  
Supporting Points
The parts of the wrestler's body that are supportingmost of his weight. These may include the feet, knees, side of thighs, buttocks,and sometimes hands.
  
Swa
Southwest Wrestling Alliance
  
Swerve
(noun) Something incorporated into an angle or storyline that is designed to throw off the "smart" fans.
  
Swf
Slammers Wrestling Federation
  
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