A theoretical phenomenon that occurs when a puroresu (Japanese pro wrestling) audience is so happy to see a native wrestler win over a gaijin, or foreigner, out of pure nationalistic pride, that said gaijin's gimmick is ignored, regardless of whether they "get it" or not.
"Well, Big Bossman's original "prison warden/security guard" gimmick may have been "lost" on the Japanese fans, but, then again, they may have succumbed to the "Rikidozan Effect" and been rendered indifferent to it."
by TBJApan October 29, 2011

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