The Wrestling Episode: The Rock Becomes His Own Father On ‘That 70s Show’

02.05.18 1 year ago 15 Comments


The Wrestling Episode is our cleverly-named 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 That ’70s Show. What Is It?

It’s a show set in the ’70s.

Which one?

That one.

… Okay?

Back in the late ’90s, a team of writers from Saturday Night Live who’d worked on the Wayne’s World and Brady Bunch Movie movies created two of the most important sitcoms of the era: 3rd Rock From The Sun, about a family of aliens trying to convince the world that French Stewart was funny, and That ’70s Show, which was basically Dazed and Confused as a sitcom. You know, if you replaced Linklater’s lack of structure with TONS of structure, and replaced the film’s dark, nostalgic underbelly of bittersweet sadness with jokes about Gerald Ford. I’m making it sound worse than it was. It was a cute show.

And There Was A Wrestling Episode?

There was! And even stranger? The World Wrestling Federation helped them make it.

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