WWE, you never cease to amaze me. We know that most within the company are not fans of MMA, especially John Cena who thinks its safer for children to watch people being hit with steel chairs than fists, but what surprises me more is how WWE actually perceives MMA and how little they truly know. Above is the trailer for “Knucklehead”, which stars 7’2″ behemoth, Paul Wight AKA The Big Show, who… eh, just read their description below, then read mine after that.
Written by Tom Sullivan & Bear Aderhold and Adam Rifkin, “Knucklehead” follows the adventures of a trio of misfits – a naÃ¯ve giant and church orphan turned amateur fighter Walter Krunk (Big Show); former mixed martial arts champion-turned-manager Eddie Sullivan (Mark Feuerstein); and church aide turned chaperone, Mary O’Connor (Melora Hardin) – fighting their way across the south to the annual Pro-Am MMA tournament in New Orleans.
What does that translate to? Pure unadulterated slapstick comedy that a third grader might enjoy. And if the third graders don’t like watching Big Show fall down, crash into things or hit his head on stuff, they will surely enjoy the fart jokes. Oh yes, there are fart jokes. We are assuming there will be plenty of jokes involving things hitting Big Show in the crotch, and we will update you once we can confirm that.
The best part about this is that there is absolutely no mention of actual MMA. The most we hear is them discussing bare-knuckle fights, and that is also the most that we see here. Watch that commercial and count the number of MMA gloves that you see. If you are too lazy to count, I will do it for you – zero. This movie has as much to do with MMA as Dana White has an endorsement deal with Rogaine. What is your take on this abomination to nature (the movie, not Paul Wight)?