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Tales from the Darkside

“Basher Malone”
Season 4, Episode 20
7/24/1998

Here’s an episode originally featured on my TV Wrestling Episodes Perfect for Halloween 10 Count! So continue reading to find out about one of the most obvious and literal depictions of good vs. evil in wrestling that’s ever been made for television.

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Centraal Beheer

hogan-beheer-10Leave it to Centraal Beheer, an an insurance company located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, to help try and get Hulk Hogan back into the general public’s good graces before the WWE has a chance.

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TV Wrestling Episodes Perfect for Halloween

Charmed - 7Halloween is almost here, which means more Halloween related, wrestling pop culture content. And while the wrestling horror movie sub-genre is still a work in progress, you can still get your Halloween/wrestling fix by watching these 10 wrestling episodes from TV shows that deal with the supernatural. And the best part is, most of these shows are either streaming on Netflix or Hulu.

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Create-A-Wrestler

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No Holds Barred - RipMedium: Film
Title: No Holds Barred
Bio: Is basically the movie version of Hulk Hogan, but in blue and white instead of the red and yellow. Will also ruin the lives of those who harm his family or threaten his employment with the WWF.
Signature Move: Beating people until they die.

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10 Count! The Best Cracked & MAD Magazine Wrestling Covers

IMG_2101Sadly, here’s another Cheap Pop Culture post based on somebody talented passing away. RIP Jack Davis.

Before Cracked became a listicle site and a podcast, and you were more likely to try a MAD Magazine fold-in than you were to look through its Twitter feed, these humor magazines served a purpose to many a youth when it came to satirical skewering of the pop culture we were surrounded with at the time. As wrestling caught on with the masses so did its coverage on many national magazines, giving us some pretty awesome Cracked and MAD magazine cover illustrations.

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Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker-Logo“Crusader”
Season 6, Episode 16
1/31/1998

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since Roddy Piper passed away. He was as big a personality in the world of entertainment as he was in wrestling. But for every They Live or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia memorable part that Piper had a hand in, there were other lesser-known roles that he was just as entertaining in. Such is the case in this episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. RIP Hot Rod.

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Baywatch

Baywatch-Logo“Bash at the Beach”
Season 6, Episode 15
2/19/1996

Some people stand in the darkness. Afraid to step into the light. Some people need to help somebody, when the edge of surrender’s in sight. When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside, you gotta take a stand it don’t help to hide. I am a real American. Forever and always, I’m always here.

Just as I was able to seamlessly mash up “Real American” and “I’m Always Here”, so were the producers of Baywatch who brought together two of the most popular, half naked, blondes of the 90’s.

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