Year in reviews are still going on, right? Enjoy the third installment of The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture.
Title: No Holds Barred
Bio: An ex-con street fighter who built up a larger-than-life reputation on WTN’s Battle of the Tough Guys TV show, only to fail miserably in his first pro wrestling match against Rip.
Signature Move: Crippling his opponents’ family members.
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.
With Netflix recently announcing that they’ve ordered a comedy series based on everybody’s favorite female wrestling league from the 80’s: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), I figured I’d finally get around to reviewing the quintessential 80’s women’s wrestling movie, American Angels: Baptism of Blood.
Previously, I covered the best All-American wrestling attire that’s ever been worn inside the squared circle. And it still stands as the definitive guide in patriotic wrestling gear. Now, in celebration of American’s independence, I’d like to bring to your attention the most All-American fictional wrestlers to come across pop culture.
Title: The Big Show-Off
Bio: The Devil was one of the biggest heels in his territory. Despite a small setback due to a broken leg, The Devil returned to the ring displaying a gentler side when it was announced that he had gotten engaged to his girlfriend. He was later barred from professional wrestling after being charged with committing a crime.
Signature Move: Assault with a deadly weapon.
A screwball romantic comedy wrestling movie that fails at all of those descriptions.
Title: Box of Moonlight
Bio: Even with a physique that leaned more towards the uncle side, Uncle Samson was always protecting the good folks at local armories and American Legion Posts from the evils of communism via good ol’ American wrestling know-how.
Signature Move: Corkscrew elbow drop.