Zack Ryder, you have company.
It looks like Tyler Reks and his buddies Tyson Kidd, Curt Hawkins and Drew McIntyre are jumping on the YouTube series bandwagon with their creation of MidCard Mafia.
I have to say that, after watching the first episode, I seriously doubt that Ryder has anything to worry about.
Right off the bat, Reks and his crew start the show with a disclaimer that this show is not associated with the WWE, and "IS NOT rated PG. It is much, much worse."
Afterwards, the MidCard Mafia goes on this very odd mission involving butter sticks or something. I don't want to give too much away because I'm sure you're already enthralled. Its neither funny nor really all that vulgar, but maybe I just don't get their complex style of comedy.
The characters are all voiced by their respected wrestlers—except for McIntyre. Reks has stated that he will begin his stint on the show very soon. In the meantime, whoever plays McIntyre clearly can't differentiate from a Scottish and a Mexican accent.
I liked this idea as soon as I saw it. I mean come on, MidCard Mafia? That's hilarious and incredibly clever, even though these four guys aren't midcarders in the slightest.
Sadly, none of the show actually is all that hilarious or clever—except for maybe one joke by Hawkins about NXT near the end of the show (trust me, you'll know it when you hear it).
I doubt we'll be hearing any "We Want Hawkins" chants or an influx of "Reks or Riot" signs in the near future, though, because of this attempt.
But I'm done critiquing, watch here and let me know what you think. The clip is courtesy of lordsofpain.net.
Does this series really have a shot of getting off the ground?