This video is brought to you by the hilarious Matt McCarthy (No. 2 on the Comedians Who Are Legit Wrestling Fans list), who is also the co-host of the We Watch Wrestling podcast. In it, he plays a bar patron who is a defender of all things pro wrestling. But he doesn’t have to sell how real pro wrestling is because Dolph Ziggler shows up to superkick some sense into some jaybrone who claims it’s fake. And you get to see Dolph wax philosophical about Bishop George Berkeley, writer Samuel Johnson, and subjective idealism. Yeah, they went there! Also, “I refute it thus!” should be Damien Sandow’s new catchphrase.
The Mountain Goats channel Korn’s Twisted Transistor video, and do a much better job of getting other people to mouth their lyrics, as they pay homage to Chavo Classic.
With the 2015 Royal Rumble upon us, I’d be a fool not to make this month’s 10 Count! Royal Rumble related. With so many lists out there I figured I’d take a look at the top 10 first two Rumble entrants. These guys usually help set the tone for the Rumble. It’s even better when the two guys have some sort of backstory. This is a marquee WWE event, second only to WrestleMania, so you need to start it off with the right pair of wrestlers because, no disrespect to D’Lo Brown, are you seriously going to give a shit when the first two entrants are D’Lo and Grand Master Sexay?
While Mama’s Family will never make any top ten sitcom lists, or be revered for breaking any ground as a sitcom or, hell, for being an entertaining sitcom for that matter, it was still a sitcom I regularly watched as a kid. Which will tell you that I spent most of my childhood without cable TV. Upholding the long-standing tradition of working class/white trash family sitcoms, Mama’s Family also happened to have a wrestling episode that involved Harper matriarch, Thelma, and daughter-in-law Naomi competing inside the ring. The show also decided to go the much more realistic route of having their TV characters, that have never wrestled before, win their matches against seasoned pros. And yet, we still wonder why the WWE books celebrities the way they do.