Old School, cause I'm an old fool....
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Re: Did these catchprases Start in Wrestling?
I certainly remember hearing the word jabroni, and smackdown before I ever heard them on wrestling.
Jabroni is a word used in Italian slang from what I remember. I looked it up online and apparently it is like calling someone an idiot but more offensive.
I could not find an origin for Smackdown although I do remember hearing it used in football like another poster said. It was funny to see peole give the Rock credit for the word on many sites, even though JR used it before he did.
AS for 4 Life, the phrase "for life" was a term used certainly before wrestling popularized it. However the change of "for" to "four" may have been an NWO thing. But it seems more lilely at least to me that it was used by by gangs in both forms.
So no for sure on two, but probably no for all three.