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These Twitter accounts pair wrestling with your favorite TV shows

'Parks and Rec,' 'Always Sunny,' and 'Arrested Development' put on their spandex.

Feb 29, 2020, 5:03 am*

Internet Culture

April Siese 

April Siese

Wrestling is having a moment on Twitter. The social media network has been blessed with the likes of @WWESubway @WrestlingPoetry and @WWEdril—accounts that pair sports entertainment with your meals, verse, and absurdism.

Proving you can combine all three of those things and distill them into something even greater, three new WWE mashup accounts have popped up. Their focus? Pairing cult classic sitcom lines with everyone’s favorite WWE superstars.

First up is @parks_and_wwe, or Monday Night Pawnee, if you will:

We all knew Dean Ambrose had the bravado of Ron Swanson lurking somewhere deep inside him. @parkes_and_wwe just confirms it. Though Xavier Woods makes a pretty formidable Donna Meagle stand-in, the entire New Day are everything “treat yo’ self” about the current WWE product.

Juxtaposed in between quotes as saccharine sweet as a box of Booty-O’s are retweets of something far more depraved: @wwealwayssunny.

The accounts appear to be related, with the wrestling-meets-It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Twitter constituting @parks_and_wwe’s lone followback. Both were started in June, though they’re not the first sitcom wrestling mashups to grace social media. Meet @WresDevelopment, the Arrested Development entry in this WWE absurdist pairings contest:

Nickname: Steve Holt!, Activities: Football, Quote: ‘I’m out of here!’ pic.twitter.com/mP2bQkaegr

— WrestlingDevelopment (@WresDevelopment) April 23, 2016

Coo-coo-ca-cha! Coo-coo-ca-cha! pic.twitter.com/pqivPPsqKj

— WrestlingDevelopment (@WresDevelopment) April 28, 2016

@WresDevelopment mysteriously stopped tweeting mid-May. There’s no reason to hang your head and wait for some sad Charlie Brown music, however. If the account can inspire two more in three months’ time, just imagine all the sweet wrestling sitcom programming gracing Twitter in half a year.

pic.twitter.com/EU0PDQIDTg

— Monday Night Pawnee (@parks_and_wwe) June 15, 2016

And just imagine the finishers. Who knew meat tornadoes could be so devastating?

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*First Published: Jun 19, 2016, 3:40 pm

April Siese

A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.

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