Wrestling is Still a Threat in The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! - Geek.com

Full stop, I don’t like professional wrestling at all. If you want more details you can read my review of the frustratingly well-designed WWE app, but the fascinating idea of entertainment that blends fact and fiction is utterly wasted on these stupid beefcake, borderline-Juggalo spectacles. However, for some baffling reason loads of otherwise smart and respectable folks in the industries I work still unironically enjoys wrestling in the Year of Our Lord 2017, and so I’ve picked up more wrestling knowledge through sheer osmosis than I would like to admit.

But my brain isn’t the only thing wrestling keeps seeping into against my will. In a bid to seduce innocent, ignorant children, the WWE has begun appearing inexplicable team-up cartoon movies alongside Hanna-Barbera characters. When wrestlers met Scooby-Doo last year, I could give that a pass. Scooby-Doo has a long history of teaming up with Batman and Don Knotts. But unsurprisingly, the WWE has already burned up the goodwill I could spare with its new cartoon The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

I blacked out a little bit while watching the trailer but from what I remember the plot seems to involve everyone’s favorite 1960s future family The Jetsons unfreezing famous wrestleman Big Show who then conquers the world with robot drones that had taken over the sport. The Jetsons then recruit good(?) wrestlers from the past like Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins and Alicia Fox to save the future or whatever. It’s the best film featuring the Jetsons and prehistoric savages since The Flintstones Meet The Jetsons.

Honestly, the idea of wrestling still existing in The Jetsons’ supposedly utopian future is the most depressing, dystopian idea since Demolition Man or Jason X. This really feels like a Harvey Birdman skit that got out of hand. The saving grace is that the film, the first new Jetsons thing in decades for some reason, was produced by Young Justice’s Brandon Vietti, so at least he’s getting paid before working on a quality cartoon again.

This is just the latest example of the WWE extending its tendrils across media. The cabal recently produced that weird schlock Jesus movie starring the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dude, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. The Surf’s Up sequel from earlier this year decided it needed to shove wrestlers into its surfing penguin antics. WWE Studios was also behind that Leprechaun reboot from not that long ago. And of course, WWE overlord Mr. McMahon’s wife Linda McMahon works under the administration of famous WWE character “President” Donald Trump because they’re all such obviously great, worthwhile people. Hey, if The Rock “Dwayne” Johnson can break through and become a mainstream charismatic movie star, the WWE will always hope it can pull that off again.

So after The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! what’s the next Mad Lib of a WWE/Hanna-Barbera crossover? WWE vs. Jabberjaw? WWE Meets the Shmoo? A WWE play written by the rebooted gay playwright Snagglepuss?

But for real, wrestling is so stupid and pointless! What is wrong with all of you?!?

Wrestling is Still a Threat in The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! – Geek.com


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