Create-A-Wrestler: Rosa Croft

Rosa Croft - Les ReinesMedium: Film
Title: Les Reines du Ring
Bio: Only wrestled once in a four-on-four tag match, which she was incredibly late to. She seemed to turn the tide in her team’s favor, but ultimately came up short.
Signature Move: Drawing sympathy from the crowd.

What the World is Watching: The Abbott and Costello Show

Abbott & Costello - Logo“The Wrestling Match”
Season 1, Episode 17
3/27/1953

Settle in for a classic show featuring some old school wrestling with more comedic gags than a Colt Cabana match.

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10 Count! The Best Cracked & MAD Magazine Wrestling Covers

IMG_2101Sadly, here’s another Cheap Pop Culture post based on somebody talented passing away. RIP Jack Davis.

Before Cracked became a listicle site and a podcast, and you were more likely to try a MAD Magazine fold-in than you were to look through its Twitter feed, these humor magazines served a purpose to many a youth when it came to satirical skewering of the pop culture we were surrounded with at the time. As wrestling caught on with the masses so did its coverage on many national magazines, giving us some pretty awesome Cracked and MAD magazine cover illustrations.

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What the World is Watching: Maron

Maron - Logo1“Cold Turkey”
Season 3, Episode 12
7/30/2015

Sadly, Marc Maron has decided to end his show Maron after it’s fourth season. Personally, I thought it was just as as good as his podcast. Especially, if you wanted to actually see Maron work through his personal issues instead of just hearing him talk about them. Anyway, here’s a wrestling-ish episode that features CM Punk and Colt Cabana, both of whom were guests on previous episodes of WTF with Marc Maron.

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Create-A-Wrestler: Cody “The Crusader” Conway

Walker-3 Cody the CrusaderMedium: Television
Title: Walker, Texas Ranger
Bio: Against doctor’s orders, the once-retired Cody “The Crusader” goes on to headline a long-awaited rematch against his greatest rival, The Warlock. Reports state that Cody was paid half a million dollars for his return bout, making it one of the largest paydays in both real and fictional wrestling history.
Signature Move: Overcoming an aneurysm.

What the World is Watching: Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker-Logo“Crusader”
Season 6, Episode 16
1/31/1998

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since Roddy Piper passed away. He was as big a personality in the world of entertainment as he was in wrestling. But for every They Live or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia memorable part that Piper had a hand in, there were other lesser-known roles that he was just as entertaining in. Such is the case in this episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. RIP Hot Rod.

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Create-A-Wrestler: “Fighting” Jack Fletcher

Characters-JackFletcher2Medium: Television
Title: The Characters
Bio: An everyman type of underdog, “Fighting” Jack Fletcher was as good a wrestler as he was at delivering on his promises made during awkward backstage interviews.
Signature Move: Crapping his pants.