Don’t be powerbombed: Know the WWF lingo

WWF: World Wrestling Federation; the major league of wrestling

Raw Is War: Consistently the highest-rated cable television show. Monday at 9 p.m. on USA

Smackdown: A more child-friendly version of WWF; Thursday at 8 p.m. on UPN.

Wrestlemania: The annual World Series of the WWF that takes place in April.

Face: A good guy

Heel: A bad guy

Pops: Big crowd support.

Heat: Disliked by the crowd.

Degeneration X: The main heels of WWF consisting of HHH, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Bad Ass Billy Gunn. They also have several women sidekicks such as Stephanie McMahon and Torrie. Famous for the line: Suck It!

Vince McMahon: The owner of WWF and a master of pulling strings; as of Wrestlemania, he is now a lead Heel.

The Rock: The current WWF champion, as of Backlash. Always receives loud pops from the crowd, and with the absence of Stone Cold, he’s the lead face and The People’s Champion. Famous for lines such as Roody Poo, Jabroni, and Candy Ass. Finishing move: The Rock Bottom combined with The People’s Elbow.

Hunter Hurst Helmsley: Triple-H. The leader of Degeneration X and lead Heel. Most fans hate him; married to Stephanie McMahon, Vince’s daughter. A real showman whose finishing move is called the pedigree. Recently established alliance with Vince.

Stone Cold Steve Austin: Has been absent for almost a year since hurting his back. Still the most popular man in the WWF. Famous for Austin 3:16 and for his ability to drink beer after beer. At one time participated in huge feud with Vince.

Chris Jericho: The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah; a fan favorite and leader of the Jerichoholics. Beat HHH on Raw two weeks ago, only to be overturned with pressure from Vince. And nothing can ever . eeeeeever change that.Finishing move: The Walls of Jericho.

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