This is a professional wrestling
term for, as the name suggests, generating a response (heat
) from the crowd
in a cheap
Common methods for a babyface
include mentioning and sucking up to the town they're in, mentioning other babyface wrestler
s, escaping submission move
s at the last second, and making up ridiculous catchphrase
Common methods for a heel
include insulting the town they're in, making fun of the local sports team
ing during a match, preaching conservative values
, and interfering in other people's matches.
The "cheap" really doesn't imply that the wrestler is cheating
by using these methods, only that these things are done so frequently that the audience
is trained to automatically respond to them in the correct fashion.