They may look like rough-and-tumble musclemen, but a group of professional wrestlers are absolutely adorable when they make their hands do smoochie-poochie-woochies and call each other “too sweet.”
Even though some of the wrestlers are now in their fifties, the manchildren still exchange finger-kisses and remark about one another’s sweetness, and an entirely new generation of wrestlers have taken up the cute, infantile gesture.
It all began in the 1990s when “Sexy Boy” and his friend “Big Sexy” began sharing wolfie-kisses to demonstrate that they were part of a “Kliq” (that is, a clique, but deliberately misspelled to denote bad-boy edginess).
As the Kliq increased in membership, more boys learned the secret handshake, and they bullied other boys who weren’t part of their super-duper-special club.
To demonstrate their love for one another, the boys often shout in unison — in a high-pitched, vaguely effeminite tone — “too sweeeeeeeet.”
Millions of fans around the world enjoy emulating the wolfie-kiss gesture and the catch-phrase, apparently unworried about looking and sounding like preteen girls at a cheerleading tournament.