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Wrestlers on The Simpsons

The Simpsons has been around so long that they’ve featured enough wrestlers for you to make a whole roster out of for your Universe Mode in the WWE 2K games. Or to be more relevant with the times, create them on Fire Pro Wrestling World. Here’s a list of them.

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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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Ringside Cinema

Highlander (1986)

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If you ever imagined what it would look and sound like for the Fabulous Freebirds to come out to music from Queen as their entrance theme, then this is the movie for you. Also, if you ever wanted to watch a movie with an entire soundtrack by Queen, then you’re also in luck.

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Game of Thrones Wrestling Characters

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With season six of Game of Thrones premiering this Sunday, I figured I’d do a non “Game of Thrones Characters and their WWE Soulmates” list that Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard already did, and was then done by WhatCulture a year later. There are more connections between WWE and Game of Thrones than just hypothetical soulmates. Like Samoa Joe voicing The Beast in the video game version. Or the fact that the actor who played The Mountain, Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, showed up at an NXT show and… well, that’s all that happened.

But what about those crazy wrestling gimmicks that would actually fit within the Games of Thrones universe? Spoiler alert: A lot of these guys would fit in perfectly with the wildlings.

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Create-A-Wrestler

Create-A-Wrestler: Conan “The Crusher” McNulty

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Title: Rugrats
Bio: Conan “The Crusher” McNulty ruled the senior’s wrestling division with an iron first and a can of motor oil. With his opponents unable to grab McNulty long enough to slap on a wrestling hold, McNulty was free to tickle them into submission. His reign as Senior’s Division Champion was put to an end by his arch-rival, Pretzel-Maker Pickles.
Signature Move: Tickling.

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Fictional Comic Book Luchadores & Their Lucha Underground Counterparts

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 9.50.13 PMWith Lucha Underground fully embracing their comic book influences and releasing their own comic book yesterday, and with the premiere of season two tonight, it only made sense to make this list of the best fictional comic book luchadores. With many of the heroes and villains of Lucha Underground borrowing from the same supernatural themes and conventions found in these comic books, it also made sense to compare the comic book characters to their Lucha Underground counterparts.

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Fictional Comic Book Wrestlers

SpiderManCrusherCoverWith the new wrestling-themed comic book Ringside coming out this month, and every other wrestling and comic book blog having already conducted an interview with Ringside creative team: Joe Keatinge and Nick Barber, I figured I would take a different approach to celebrate its debut. Instead, I’ll take a look at past notable comic book wrestlers. Here’s hoping Ringside’s new top draw is just as memorable or, at the very least, searchable on Google.

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