The 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.
Sadly, 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.
Bio: Once a famed luchador, El Mascarado became a deranged killer inside and outside the ring. Instead of being sent to prison, he was sent to live in some small remote town in Mexico, free to kill anyone who happened to stop by via wrestling holds.
Signature Move: Murder.
With WonderCon having just taken place in Los Angeles last weekend; and, more importantly, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out last week; and, even more importantly, my ongoing 10 Count! series in which I’m booking fantasy WrestleMania cards based on different pop culture mediums, I bring you the ultimate comic book fictional wrestling card. Which is way better than anything Marvel’s Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation has ever put on.
Title: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6
Bio: Despite becoming a masked luchador in the name of his father, El Muerto is neither a junior or a El hijo del. After being given 10 years to train and unmask a hero, in order to avenge his father’s death and earn his mask, El Muerto chooses to go after Spider-Man of all people, instead of a regular babyface/tecnico luchador.
Signature Move: Being rescued from El Dorado.
Title: Jackie Chan Adventures
Bio: El Toro Fuerte is a world champion luchador. It is believed that most of his power comes from the ox talisman that is embedded in his mask, hence the name. Is also a trusted sidekick of one Jackie Chan (the animated version).
Signature Move: Big splash.
Title: Google Photos App
Bio: The crazed masked cat is known for his high-flying lucha style. He is also known for his stalker of an ex-girlfriend, who can be spotted in the crowd during his matches.
Signature Move: Flying Body Press