In One-Shot Wednesday, we take some time to talk about a show that ran one 13-episode season or less. In honor of this week’s Royal Rumble, we’re going to take a look at a lesser-known wrestling federation.
The year was 2007. Over three months, MTV aired ten episodes of an extreme wrestling show- electric weapons, coffins, fireballs, and an exploding cage. In a “mysterious underground bunker” wrestlers fought over grudges perceived and personal. A wrestler from 50 years before awoke from a coma, not having aged a day, and was bent on wrestling just the way he always had. Musical guests such as Good Charlotte and Pitbull stopped by, making this the professional wrestling equivalent of All That. This was Wrestling Society X.
The show was moderately successful, but faded away quickly in the wake of- of all things- a flash paper fireball being seen as an imitable act, and therefore unairable. The season/ series finale was pulled, and we never saw them again.
Or did we?
Do you recognize Tyler Black of Do It For Her, the emo tag team? Do you love the phrase “emo tag team” as much as I do? You got it- WWE’s current heel darling, Seth Rollins, before WWE picked him up. Other notables include Evan Bourne (appearing as jock Matt Sydal) Colt Cabana (as comatose 40s wrestler Matt Classic) and X-Pac (as, well…6-Pac.)
Wrestling Society X is wild, weird, and silly in all of the right ways. Wrestling Society X is available prescription drug neurontin 600 mg