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** Blading (professional wrestling) **

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Ric Flair, a regular practitioner of blading as demonstrated at
WrestleMania X8.

In professional wrestling, *blading* is the practice of intentionally
cutting oneself to provoke bleeding.^[1] It is also known as *juicing*,
*gigging*, or *getting color*.^[1] Similarly, a *blade* is an object used
for blading, and a *bladejob* is a specific act of blading. The act is
usually done a good length into the match as the blood will mix with the
flowing sweat to make the wound look like much more blood is flowing from
it than there actually is.^[2] The preferred area for blading is usually
the forehead, as scalp wounds bleed profusely and heal easily. Legitimate,
unplanned bleeding which occurs outside the storyline is called *juicing
the hard way*.^[3]

*Contents*

· 1 History
· 2 Examples
· 3 See also
· 4 Notes
· 5 References

*History[edit]*

Prior to the advent of blading, most storyline blood in wrestling came from
one wrestler deliberately splitting the flesh over their opponent's eyebrow
bone with a well placed and forceful punch.^[4] In his third autobiography
/The Hardcore Diaries/, Mick Foley cites Terry Funk as one of the few
remaining active wrestlers who knows how to "bust an eyebrow open" in this
way. The forehead has always been the preferred blading surface, due to the
abundance of blood vessels. A cut in this area will bleed freely for quite
some time and will heal quickly.^[5] A cut in this location will allow the
blood to mix in with the sweat on the wrestler's face, giving them the
proverbial "crimson mask" effect.

In modern North American pro wrestling, blading is almost exclusively
performed


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blading_(professional_wrestling)

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