By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The NBCU-owned Peacock streaming service has ordered eight episodes of a “MacGruber” streaming series for 2021. The series stems from the 2010 movie of the same name, which came from a “Saturday Night Live” parody based on the “MacGyver” television series. The 2010 film starred Will Forte in the lead role and featured appearances by then-WWE talent Chris Jericho, MVP, Great Khali, Kane, Mark Henry, and Big Show. Read more at HollywoodReporter.com.
Powell’s POV: I admit that the pro wrestling connection is a little soft, especially considering (spoiler alert) the fate of the characters played by the wrestlers in the film. This is more of a selfish post celebrating the greatness of this underrated comedy gem being converted into streaming series. Now if only a streaming service would relaunch Forte’s “The Last Man on Earth” series.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features referee Rob Page discussing the difficulty of reffing tag matches in the modern era, making three counts if a wrestler's shoulders are down even if it wasn't the planned finish, the growth of F1rst Wrestling, and more...