The show is notable due to its minimalistic cartoon style, and its use of various in-jokes and memes that most viewers would either have to have watched the show from an early age, or spend a significant amount of time on YouTube.
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There is an underground hobby in which wrestling is modeled after professional wrestling, instead of training and practicing, usually in a backyard. These practices are organized into federations, but they are not being legitimized. Most backyard wrestlers are just emulating the sport, but there are also some who were trained or learned how to wrestle by following an article online.
Wrestling personnel is generally opposed to backyard wrestling. Its peak years of popularity were 1996-2001, during the boom period of professional wrestling, notoriously known as The Attitude Era, when high-risk stunts exerted a strong influence on the wrestling fan base. With an increase in ultra-violent acts in backyard wrestling, particularly from Mick Foley and WWE, parents and wrestling companies felt less accepting of it. Thus, WWE began airing advertisements stressing the dangers and seeking to deter fans from duplicating them. In addition to actual backyards, backyard wrestling can occur in spaces like parks or warehouses. Initially, camcorder-filmed events were shared person-to-person; increasingly public-access television and the internet have come to be used. It has also broken into the media with several Best of Backyard Wrestling volumes produced since 2002 (one documentary), two video games entitled Backyard Wrestling: Don’t Try This at Home and Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood that year, as well as a 2002 documentary entitled The Backyard chronicling this trend under a more mainstream light. The interviewee Paul Hough compared it to Beyond the Mat but with yarders. In May 2015, Global News ran a story on VBW which produce wrestling episodes.