Years ago, there was a great disturbance in the force when Road Dogg - then head writer on Smackdown - declared on twitter that, when it comes to wrestling, "wins and losses don't count". Predicatably, the D-O-Double G was raked over the coals for this announcement as, despite being a scripted sport, wins and losses absolutely do matter in professional wrestling.
Wins and losses are why people still talk about Asuka and Goldberg's legendary winning streaks; they're why some wrestlers walk out of promotions; and they're why Smackdown stumbled when Road Dogg called the shots, with his 50-50 booking philosophy resulting in everyone on the show treading water.
Wrestlers need that big win to get them to the next level, but for that to happen they also need a dance partner willing to lie down for them. Fortunately, in this modern era of wrestling, there's an abundance of talent willing to do just that.
This article will take a look at ten notable wrestlers who can always be relied on to put their egos aside for their opponent's benefit. To be clear, all of these wrestlers are legitimate stars - there's only one name on the list who hasn't won a major championship - which makes their selflessness all the more impressive.
10. Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch's willingness to put over Zoey Stark on RAW was a great piece of business. Zoey's (relatively) clean win immediately caused her stock to shoot up, and firmly established the neophyte grappler as a legitimate threat to The Man.
In bygone times, a star of Lynch's caliber taking the fall against a relative newcomer like Zoey would have been unthinkable. Thankfully, the former Big Time Becks has never been shy of using her status to elevate those around her.
From pitching to drop the belt to Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania 36, to 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 dropping the belt to Bianca Belair two years later at WrestleMania 38, Becky has never been shy about doing the job to promote the women around her. Hell, she once let Dana Brooke pin her!
Arguably just as impressive is Becky's willingness to step away from the title scene, as she hasn't been in title contention since losing at SummerSlam last year. (Yes, she won the Women's Tag Team Championship but that's rapidly reaching 24/7 levels of irrelevancy). Instead, Becky - along with Zoey and Trish - are proving that the women's division is capable of meaningful storylines that have nothing to do with winning a belt.
Becky has never been shy in her ambition to leave women's wrestling in a better condition than it was at the start of her career, and even without a title it's safe to say she's doing just that.