Why 'The Soup Salutes WWE' Could Be a Great Monthly Addition to WWE's Programs

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2012

Picture: thesouptv.com
Picture: thesouptv.com

This week, WWE superstars joined Joel McHale for a special edition of his hit clip show called The Soup Salutes WWE: Piledriving Clips in Your Face.

The show was a collection of funny WWE clips and McHale's signature silver-tongued barbs about the Divas and superstars of WWE.

If WWE was testing the waters for something bigger, then they have hit gold, because this could be a monthly installment that would be a great addition to their lineup of programs.

The TV-14 atmosphere on E! made for some hilarious jokes that we would not normally hear on WWE television and the superstars seemed to enjoy letting loose a little and joking about their own profession.

From start to finish, the show delivered with clips ranging from WrestleMania IV to a recent match with Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan.

Bryan mocking himself after McHale made a joke about him and Cody Rhodes having their crotches in each other's faces was one of the better moments of the show.

Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole sat at a commentary table made just for this show and they interjected throughout the show with random lines and segues to clips.

Watching Michael Cole lose it when Jerry Lawler was talking about Bad Girls Club was one of the more memorable moments.

Joel also punished the ridiculous Mankini throughout the night with various trademark wrestling situations like a Boston Crab and being hit with a 2x4.

The WWE network is going to be looking for content and this show is a great starting point for a similar program if Joel and Co. do not want to do it on a regular basis.

Despite losing sleep over Joan Rivers hitting on Hornswoggle, I would say that this is one of the better non-WWE ventures they have taken part in.

Miz, Eve, Rey Mysterio, Brodus Clay, Hornswoggle, Lawler, Cole and Daniel Bryan were excellent representatives for WWE and there is a whole roster of capable performers who could step in for future installments.

The amount of content available for McHale or another comedian to lampoon is seemingly endless if they are willing to go as far back as WrestleMania IV.

If you have a chance to watch this hilarious special edition of The Soup, then I suggest you do not waste time and check it out. You won't regret it.


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