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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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Step by Step

Hulu

Beautiful Ladies of Wrestling
Season 5, Episode 13
1/12/1996

Because My Name is Earl wasn’t the first sitcom to do a “clever” pun on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling name, I give you the Step by Step wrestling episode.

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Ringside Cinema

Life with Mikey (1993)

Touchstone Pictures

Before tuning into Netflix to watch  Jerry Lawler try and beat the crap out of Jim Carrey for not breaking kayfabe in Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, feel free to revisit Lawler’s earlier Hollywood work alongside Michael J. Fox.

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Roseanne

Amazon Prime

“Roseanne-Feld”
Season 9, Episode 20
3/4/1997

At first, I didn’t get the title to this episode and wondered if it had to do with the wrestling storyline. It didn’t. Having watched it, I realized this episode was pretty much about nothing and then it hit me. This was basically a throwaway episode and apparently a dig at Seinfeld. Only problem is that as good as Roseanne was, their later seasons sucked and even with Seinfeld being a show about “nothing” there were way more great episodes than there were bad ones. I guess, what I’m really trying to say is, I wish there was more wrestling to this episode.

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