Here’s a list of the top ten comic book series about the world of professional wrestling. Are you surprised there’s more than two?
“Pain King vs. Cleopatra”
Season 1, Episode 12
At the beginning of February, the Disney Channel announced that they were going to do a live-action movie based on the Kim Possible cartoon. In a tweet prompting their fans to drop suggestions as to who should play the titular character, WWE’s Becky Lynch decided to nominate herself. After seeing this episode, it’s obvious the live-action Kim would definitely need to know her way around the ring. And have orange hair.
Settle in for a triple feature with a look back at the trio of cameos from one Leon White, a.k.a Big Van Vader, a.k.a Francis (Leslie) Stecchino.
“Silence of the Slams”
Season 5, Episode 13
Not counting the animated Scooby Doo TV episodes, I think this might be my last entry regarding spooky wrestling-themed TV episodes. It’s also my favorite title of the spooky wrestling episodes. I’m surprised this hasn’t been used as an actual title of a Halloween-themed indy wrestling show. Continue reading “Grimm”
Season 2, Episode 4
Despite watching this episode when it was still available on Netflix, today it was announced that Hulu will not only be adding Animaniacs (and, more importantly, Tiny Toon Adventures) to their catalog of shows, but that they’ve given a two-season order to revive the show. Now here’s Animaniacs crapping on pro wrestling and its fans.
Large Brother, Where Fart Thou?
Season 7, Episode 5
Bob’s Burgers is great. If you haven’t been watching, you should. This particular episode gives a brief glimpse of how incredible an entire wrestling-themed episode of Bob’s Burgers would be.
Halloween 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.
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.
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.
With the start of the second season, Lucha Underground put out a comic book to capitalize on the show’s serialized development, since that is the show’s strongest attribute after insane lucha libre action. With season two wrapping up tonight with Ultima Lucha Dos, it seemed fitting I post up this recap of the four-issue series.