In professional wrestling
terminology a work
is anything that is planned
or agreed on
advance, usually as a trick on the audience.
- Scripted and staged rivalry between wrestlers, or other promotion-enhancing instances of high drama.
- Any rigged wrestling match in which the winner is predetermined and the fighting is choreographed. The opposite of a shoot.
- The parts of a match that are dedicated to active fighting, as opposed to restholds or lying around in a supposedly dazed state. The ratio of work-to-rest is referred to as workrate.