In what is primed to be the WWE Network’s greatest achievement, WWE unexpectedly threw out a tweet that sent waves of joy throughout the Twitter machine. After the tragedy of an attempt at comedy with the short-lived Camp WWE, Southpaw Regional Wrestling seems to be the comedy gem that the WWE Network needs to take it “over-the-top,” if you will.
With John Cena playing “Lance Catamaran,” a loosely based parody of Gordon Solie from the territory days, and Rusev and Lana in cowboy hats among others, we’re getting a show that jokes about the things that professional wrestling from the 70s and 80s hilarious. We got promos in front of green-screened waves, Cesaro drinking scotch and Chris Jericho channeling his inner Freddie Blassie. If that isn’t potential comedy gold, I don’t know what is.
WWE plans to debut Southpaw Regional Wrestling this Friday and I can’t wait for Lance Catamaran’s debut as WWE’s best commentator. Take that Mauro Ranallo and Corey Graves!