Monday, July 21, 2008

You just can't make this up...

As I've written before, I've never really been interested in sports. Along with that, I've never really been able to get into Professional Wrestling. Oh, there was a time when I was a kid when I watched Hulk Hogan's Rock and Wrestling.

I also watched a little bit of actual "professional" wrestling too. I seem to recall one where Hulk Hogan's friend, who I seem to remember was Mr. Wonderful, was supposed to be "wrestling" alongside him in a tag-team match, but he turned on Hogan and the two became enemies. (A quick Wikipedia search confirms my memory.)

I don't remember watching it too much after that. I think it was the kind of thing that I'd watch when it was on, but I never went out of my way to watch it. For the most part, I think that I lost interest because it's pretty much the same thing over and over again. Unless dudes in tight briefs throwing each other around is your thing, I don't see what the appeal could possibly be. Even though I've had friends who have liked it for its kitsch factor, I've always assumed that the average fan is some sort of yokel who probably doesn't know how to read.

If you're thinking, "I'd like it if only it had some mention of Jesus," then boy, are you in for a treat! Presenting: The Christian Wrestling Foundation! I shit you not. Check out "The Italian Stallion" versus "Chris Idol"!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder, shit like this exists. Oh sweet Flying Spaghetti Monster preserve us!
Here's the thing - how do I even begin making fun of this? It just kinda makes fun of itself, doesn't it? I mean, the fact that exists is enough to make my head spin. Okay, I'm done.


The Skeptical Sorcerer said...

At first I thought "the Hulk was a cartoon, wtf?" , but then I read the part about the cwf and now I don't know what to, just wow, that's weird.

Lance Christian Johnson said...

As a comic book nerd, it is my duty to point out that there is no relation between Hulk Hogan and THE Hulk.

The Skeptical Sorcerer said...

oh my bad, I know nothing of these things lol. That must drive you comic book nerds crazy.

Lance Christian Johnson said...

Indeed. It makes!!!!

(Lance turns green, his shirt tears off, and he proceeds to fight off the army tanks that are coming toward him.)

sfben22 said...


As a fellow comic book nerd AND a (apparently reviled by you)wrestling fan, I must inform you that there is, in fact, a relationship between the entities known as Hulk Hogan and The Hulk. You know very well that the green guy in purple pants is known as The Incredible Hulk, and in his first few appearances, the announcers foolishly referred to Hulk Hogan as "The Incredible Hulk Hogan". Marvel threatened legal action, and ever since, the WWF/E , and for the past few years Terry Bollea (HH) himself, have licensed the HULK name from Marvel Comics.
And now you know, and knowing is half the battle. (Oops, wrong cartoon!)

Lance Christian Johnson said...

Hey Ben,

Actually, I did know about that connection. Also, the line "Even though I've had friends who have liked it for its kitsch factor..." was a shout-out to you.