Five famous words in WWE history


The WWE Universe frequently bears witness to two types of matches on a regular basis. There’s the tactical display between two talented Superstars employing the full array of their maneuvers to gain an edge.

And then there’s the slobberknocker, a knock-down, drag-out brawl between two fighters who just plain refuse to quit. Introduced to the WWE Universe by Jim Ross at WrestleMania IX, the term perfectly fit legendary battles by brawlers from Bam Bam Bigelow to Sheamus and everyone in between.

Using the word “slobberknocker” may be commonplace in the WWE Universe, but the word originates on the gridiron. A football player who connected an especially hard hit on an opponent was said to have knocked the slobber out of their target’s mouth. Now, it regularly occurs when The Celtic Warrior finishes off his latest foe with a Brogue Kick.