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The Simpsons

“Gorgeous Grampa”
Season 24, Episode 14
3/3/2013

If there’s one thing I’ve learned thanks to Maffew’s Botchamania, is that wrestling nerds love them some Simpsons references. Especially, when you can tie them into a joke about wrestling. So here’s a Simpsons episode full of wrestling references and jokes about wrestling. 

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Wrestling-Themed TV Shows

With the new Netflix show GLOW already receiving GLOWing rave reviews, it’s safe to assume that pro wrestling fans have finally gotten a live-action TV show about wrestling that gets it right, and to top it off, actually holds some kind of artistic merit. But before you decide to binge on all 10 episodes of Netflix’s latest female empowering dramedy, please refer to this list of those wrestling shows (both animated and live action) that came before GLOW, and died a miserable cancellation, or are actually still airing. But mostly died a miserable cancellation.

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2016: The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture

Supernatural-UpsetHarleyThe year’s wrapping up, and in the world of professional wrestling, journalists, fans, bloggers, etc., will be declaring their wrestlers and matches of the year. However, here at Cheap Pop Culture, I’d rather give you a breakdown of all the times pro wrestling reared its red-headed step child head in the world of pop culture. So enjoy the second annual of The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture.

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My Name is Earl

My Name is Earl-Logo“B.L.O.W.”
Season 2, Episode 16
2/08/2007

Unlike most sitcoms, My Name is Earl had a high concept which centered on this low-life dude who wins the lottery, but then immediately gets hit by a car. Having learned what karma is, Earl creates a long list of all the people he’s ever wronged and plans to use his money to right those wrongs. In this episode he helps a woman become a Black Lady of Wrestling and also have a baby.

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Create-A-Wrestler

Magnificent Mimi

American Angels - Magnificent MimiMedium: Film
Title: American Angels: Baptism of Blood
Bio: The American Angels’ Women’s Champion was a force to be reckoned with. She was a dominant champion and showboat who finally met her match in newcomer, Luscious Lisa. Was also rumored to be dating Angels color commentator, Diamond Dave.
Signature Move: Playing to the crowd.

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Luscious Lisa

American Angels - Luscious LisaMedium: Film
Title: American Angels: Baptism of Blood
Bio: Granddaughter of famous old school grappler, George “Killer” Kane, Lisa was a scrappy underdog who made her American Angels debut in the main event against Magnificent Mimi. There were rumors of backstage heat on Lisa for her close involvement with Angels commentator, Diamond Dave, who was said to be Mimi’s real-life boyfriend.
Signature Move: The Snap.

Ringside Cinema

American Angels: Baptism of Blood (1989)

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.

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