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The Goldbergs

Hulu

“WrestleMania”
Season 7, Episode 7
11/06/2019


The Goldbergs is a family sitcom set in the 80’s whose premise ran its course about two seasons in. And if you’re thinking a show called The Goldbergs should’ve had an episode that features Bill Goldberg, they did do that already, and about 10 other times. Like Goldberg himself, it didn’t seem to concern itself much with actual professional wrestling. But this particular episode is dedicated to professional wrestlers. Especially those who have wrestled at WrestleMania.

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The Love Boat

Paramount Plus

“Who’s the Champ?, Miss Mon, Gopher’s Delusion”
Season 9, Episode 13
02/01/1986

The Love Boat followed Captain Stubing and his crew aboard the MS Pacific Princess cruise ship and included a revolving cast of passengers played by different guest celebrities/actors. This particular episode featured Chris Jericho Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea. 

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The Powerpuff Girls

Cartoon Network

“Impeach Fuzz”
Season 1, Episode 10
1/27/1999

The Show
The Powerpuff Girls are a team of super heroes made of sugar, spice, and whatever Chemical X is. This wrestling episode features them taking a backseat to some of their supporting characters.

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A.P. Bio

Peacock

“Aces Wild”
Season 3, Episode 7
09/03/2020

The Show
Disgraced Harvard philosophy professor, Jack Griffin, winds up teaching high school A.P. Biology while probably learning very little from his students, aside from coming up with more ways to make fun of them. This episode is no exception when one of them is forced to reveal his desire to become a pro wrestler. 

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Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

“The Wrestler”
Season 2, Episode 4
02/13/1998

In Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s William Riker presents dramatizations of stories that are beyond our comprehension, yet challenge us to determine whether they’re real or fake. Can you name a better topic for this discussion than professional wrestling?
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Room 104

HBO

“Avalanche”
Season 4, Episode 3
8//2020

Room 104 is an anthology series, similar to The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror, and is on whatever variation of HBO is currently streaming right now. Every episode is a different story that takes place in hotel room 104. This particular episode is the spiritual successor to the 2008 movie, The Wrestler.

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The Jeff Foxworthy Show

“Wrestling Opera”
Season 2, Episode 21
4/28/1997

If you watched The Jeff Foxworthy Show you might’ve been a redneck. Or one of the very few people who watched this sad attempt at capturing the magic of the TGIF-style family sitcom. It was another in a long list of examples that not all comedians’ material translates to the sitcom format.

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Love

Netflix

Bertie’s Birthday
Season 3, Episode 5
3/9/2018

Netflix’s Love was a great anti-romantic comedy series made even better by having their own wrestling episode.

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Weird Science

Hulu

“Men in Tights”
Season 4, Episode 2
1/13/1996

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Kim Possible

Dailymotion

“Pain King vs. Cleopatra”
Season 1, Episode 12
9/6/2002

At the beginning of February, the Disney Channel announced that they were going to do a live-action movie based on the Kim Possible cartoon. In a tweet prompting their fans to drop suggestions as to who should play the titular character, WWE’s Becky Lynch decided to nominate herself. After seeing this episode, it’s obvious the live-action Kim would definitely need to know her way around the ring. And have orange hair.

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