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In professional wrestling, kayfabe is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true", specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this "reality" within the direct or indirect presence of the general public.
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    • Definition 

    • Etymology 

    • History 

    • Faces and heels 

    • Uses 

    • Breaking kayfabe 

    • Storylines becoming real life 

    • Real-life events are written into storylines 

    • Real-life events are written out of storylines 

    • Outside professional wrestling 

    • Crowd as pseudo characters