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Centraal Beheer

hogan-beheer-10Leave it to Centraal Beheer, an an insurance company located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, to help try and get Hulk Hogan back into the general public’s good graces before the WWE has a chance.

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2016: The Year of Wrestling in Pop Culture

Supernatural-UpsetHarleyThe 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.

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The Strain

The Strain - Logo“The Silver Angel”
Season 2, Episode 4 
8/2/2015

It being October means reviewing something that fits in well with the Halloween season. What better show to capitalize on that than this particular episode of The Stain that features a short homage to the old school El Santo vs. movies, directed by Guillermo Del Toro himself.

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Concrete Heat & Chunk Truck

Steven Universe - Concrete HeatMedium: Animation
Title: Steven Universe
Bio: They build hospitals for the sick, and they build muscles that look slick.
Signature Move: Gross misuse of safety equipment and the public’s tax dollars.

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Jane the Virgin

janethevirgin-logo“Chapter Twenty”
Season 1, Episode 20
4/27/2015

In this wrestling episode, Jane the Virgin tries to show us a glimpse of what it would have probably been like if Kharma had decided to continue wrestling while being pregnant. Spoiler alert: the baby bump would’ve been used as a foreign object.

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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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The Best Cracked & MAD Magazine Wrestling Covers

IMG_2101Sadly, 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.

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The Characters

Characters-Logo“Tim Robinson” 
Season 1, Episode 7
3/11/2016

While most people on Netflix were probably checking out DJ Tanner from Fuller House La Magistral Cradling Los Pollos Locos, they were probably too high on their nostalgia trip to check out another Netflix original show that featured wrestling.

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American Angels: Baptism of Blood (1989)

With Netflix recently announcing that they’ve ordered a comedy series based on everybody’s favorite female wrestling league from the 80’s: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), I figured I’d finally get around to reviewing the quintessential 80’s women’s wrestling movie, American Angels: Baptism of Blood.

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