2017: The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture

Year in reviews are still going on, right? Enjoy the third installment of The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture.

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Ringside Cinema

Life with Mikey (1993)

Touchstone Pictures

Before tuning into Netflix to watch  Jerry Lawler try and beat the crap out of Jim Carrey for not breaking kayfabe in Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, feel free to revisit Lawler’s earlier Hollywood work alongside Michael J. Fox.

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What the World is Watching



Lizard Scales and Wrestling Tales
Season 3, Episode 5

Oddly enough, Disney’s Jessie expired from Netflix today, exactly four years after the premiere date of its wrestling episode. So, I guess you should read this and see what you missed out on.

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The League

FX Networks

“Bro-Lo El Cordero”
Season 4, Episode 9

The League is leaving Netflix at the end of this month. So, if you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and watch this episode where the guys take to the squared circle, lucha libre style.

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The Simpsons

“Gorgeous Grampa”
Season 24, Episode 14

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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10 Count!

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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Streaming March 2017

netflix-logoHere’s all the new content that features wrestling (in some way or another) available to stream this month. And it’s all on Netflix.

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