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Women’s Wrestling TV Episodes

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With International Women’s Day having just passed, and it being National Women’s History Month, I realized I could do more to spotlight the representation of women’s wrestling (both good and bad) in pop culture. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s enough TV episodes featuring women wrestling to make a top ten list. These are the best ones.

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What the World is Watching

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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The Abbott and Costello Show

Abbott & Costello - Logo“The Wrestling Match”
Season 1, Episode 17
3/27/1953

Settle in for a classic show featuring some old school wrestling with more comedic gags than a Colt Cabana match.

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Create-A-Wrestler: The Masked Mabels

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Medium: Television
Title: Mama’s Family 
Bio: The Masked Mabels were once the most dominant tag team in the women’s wrestling division. Despite their size and years of wrestling experience, they were easily defeated by a wrestling grannie on the biggest show in the history of Raytown.
Signature Move: Jobbing to an older lady who has never wrestled.

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Create-A-Wrestler: The Prophet

Rumble - The Prophet

Medium: Television
Title: Rumble
Bio: Like how most retired wrestlers are wont to do, The Prophet returned to the squared-circle after having taken a vow to spread the gospel and cure little girls of being deaf. He challenged Britain’s best, Lord Byron, in a winner-takes-all match, which included the Lord Mount Evan’s Tag Team Championship belt, and Byron’s love interest, Georgy.
Signature Move: Spreading the word of God.

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Rumble

Rumble-LogoI know not all British sitcoms are going to be Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones, Peep Show, The Office, or even The IT Crowd, but who knew England could give the U.S. a run for its money when it comes to producing dumbed-down tripe. Rumble is not only offensive to British sitcoms, but sitcoms in general and, more specifically, to professional wrestling.

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Create-A-Wrestler: The Intern

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Medium: Television
Title: Scrubs
Bio: The Intern was a world champion wrestler. A malnourished world champion wrestler, but a world champion nonetheless. Maybe. Nobody ever knew who he won the title from or where the title came from. But one thing was certain, few were as aggressive as The Intern was on the mic.
Signature Move: Cutting promos.