Stiff ( Wrestling jargon )

In the professional wrestling lexicon, a wrestler whose offense often hurts his opponent is known as a "stiff worker".

Professional wrestling matches are "fixed", in the sense that the winner is predetermined and the wrestlers are actually cooperating with each other and not trying to hurt one another. However, some wrestlers are intent on making their attacks look as realistic as possible, and this can injure and even endanger their fellow wrestlers.

Stiff workers may be depushed, blacklisted or even fired if other wrestlers have enough problems with their work. Examples of wrestlers with a stiff style are Tajiri, Mike Awesome, and Scott Steiner.