Pro Wrestling & Politics are More Similar Than You Think – Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show

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Published on March 28, 2023

Just in time for WrestleMania, professional wrestling’s biggest event, we present an in-depth look at how wrestling and politics have more similarities than one might think. WWE Superstar LA Knight and Peter Rosenberg, host of the “Cheap Heat” podcast, join Roy Wood Jr. to break it all down. Nowadays, it’s not enough for wrestlers and politicians to be themselves – they need to put on a show and connect with the crowd in order to win in the ring… or on the campaign trail.
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15 comments

  • Taylor Ethridge 11 months ago

    LA Knight YEAH!

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  • rafalwiklinski 11 months ago

    YEAH

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  • Mitchell Davis 11 months ago

    YEAH

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  • Unkle Pablo 11 months ago

    YEA!!

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  • Muhammed Kebbeh 11 months ago

    Yeah!

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  • Random Account 11 months ago

    Lemme talk to ya! Yeah!

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  • David Yancey 11 months ago

    It was Mr. Wrestling II and the Fabulous Freebirds for me (I’m 53)

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  • Bren Jarred Calderon 11 months ago

    Yeaaaahhhh!

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  • Rishi 11 months ago

    LA knight YEAG!

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  • PrinzPassionsfrucht 11 months ago

    That is a pretty decent Macho Man impression from you Roy, I’m impressed!

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  • Misery Lit Media 11 months ago

    My family half-jokes that Pro-Wrestling is “basically high-impact performance art.” As an artist, I’m not against it in principal – but I DO care about whether the performers are adequately compensated for their efforts, and receive the medical and retirement benefits they deserve… but I have doubts about the MacMahons ever doing right by them, unless they’re FORCED to.

    Edit: John Oliver did a piece on it before the pandemic, back when it was at least theoretically possible to get the live audience to pressure the MacMahons into offering better benefits to the wrestlers… but after everything shut down, and the audience was reduced to “live” video feeds, they lost their “voices” because their feeds could be cut off.

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  • Dave Fiesta 11 months ago

    John Cena would be the easiest politician. He’s patriotic, jacked, and an incredible talker.

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  • Cancun771 11 months ago

    Oh you mean in the way that wrestlers also are never indicted? Like them Jan 6 ringleaders?

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  • Thr33XGaming 11 months ago

    Yeah!

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  • Kristin Nelson-Patel 11 months ago

    Are you guys going to miss Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota, entirely??

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