The Wrestling Episode: ‘Fuller House’

Pro Wrestling Editor
02.29.16 41 Comments

The Wrestling Episode is our cleverly-named new feature wherein we watch non-wrestling shows with wrestling episodes and try to figure out what the hell’s going on in them. You’d be surprised how many there are. You can watch the episode on Netflix here. If you have any suggestions on shows that need to be featured in The Wrestling Episode, let us know in our comments section below.

I’ve Never Heard Of Fuller House. What Is It?

In 1987, the sentient TGIF birthing matrix created the show Full House, about a widower trying to raise three daughters in San Francisco with the help of his handsome, Elvis-obsessed exterminator brother-in-law Jesse and their extremely unfunny friend Joey. The show was so dorky and on-its-sleeve sappy that it found a following, particularly among kids who’d been raised on TV sitcoms, but were too young to have actually seen anything good. It ran for an astonishing eight seasons, was possibly the last pure cheeseball sitcom of its era before the sarcasm of the ’90s set in, and launched the Cerberus that is the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen line of “popular ladies existing.”

In 2016, apparently done with creating high quality original programming like House of Cards, Jessica Jones and Master of None, Netflix decided to bring the show back as ‘Fuller House.’ Get it? The new show features everyone from the original cast who wasn’t an Olsen, and now revolves around one of the show’s daughters being a widow and trying to raise three boys with the help of Girl Jesse and Girl Joey. It’s been described as “a porn parody without the porn,” and hits a sweet spot between “enthralling” and “embarrassing.” Basically, it’s the most fun thing in the world to watch if you think it’s hilarious how lame you used to be. Are. How lame you are.

So, There’s A Wrestling Episode?

Why yes, yes there is.

Full House didn’t get around to shoehorning pro wrestling into an episode until very late in its run … the two-part series finale, even. The episodes mostly revolve around youngest daughter Michelle falling off a horse and getting amnesia — not a joke — but there’s a subplot about Jesse and Joey trying to sell a Travel Channel-style show and ending up in a tag team match.

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