10 Wrestlers Who Gave Advice We Could Clearly Hear

Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho and Becky Lynch - WWE stars who called it loudly in-ring.

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"Call it in the ring, brother!".

That's a line which carries a certain amount of street cred amongst pro wrestlers. The ability to subtly call spots on the fly or work a match around the live crowd's responses is worn like a badge of honour in locker rooms worldwide. It's also an increasingly rare skill that's not exactly at risk of dying out, but has definitely lessened.

Today's workers are more prone to carefully laying matches out in advance. The word "prone" makes that sound like a negative, but it's not meant that way; the industry has just evolved in many respects, and this is one of them. That might not suit old-schoolers who prefer their wrestlers to go through the curtain blind.

Speaking of old-schoolers, Bruce Prichard also said on his podcast that ring mics are more sensitive than they used to be. That makes it harder for the men and women gracing WWE rings to keep their plans quiet. Sometimes, their advice is 100% audible to fans both at ringside (remember that?) and watching at home.

The plus side? This creates fascinating glimpses into the inner workings of their matches...

10. Chris Jericho

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Chris Jericho is one of the most vocal workers in history.

Again, that's no knock, because his shouts ("Ask him" and, "C'mon baby!") have typically enhanced his matches over the years. At Survivor Series 2001 though, Jericho wanted to make sure that Rob Van Dam's pacing was spot on during the climactic 'Team WWF' vs. 'Alliance' elimination showdown.

At one point during the five-on-five battle, Jericho yelled "neckbreaker" at his peer. Sure enough, seconds later, the Canadian was blasting RVD with that very move. This wouldn't be the last time they called spots or shared advice - later, Jericho also told Rob to "slow down".

He followed that up with a quick, "Take it easy" comment. Jericho must've been keen to ensure that they didn't get over-excited, race through their work and mess the near-45 minute match format up for everyone else watching from the ring apron.

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