Ever hear the old expression “The holidays ain’t over till the beefy wrestler in tight underwear renders his opponent unconscious”? Yeah, neither have we. But that seems to be the mantra on the WWE Raw Holiday Tour, where professional wrestlers keep the festivities going with a “Fatal Four-Way Steel Cage Match.” What more could you want? Tonight, big boys John Cena, CM Punk, Alberto del Rio, The Miz, and other wrestling stars battle for WWE glory. For wrestling diehards, the show also features a special appearance by WWE Hall-of-Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, who, some might remember, sent Andy Kaufman to the hospital in 1982 after going too hard on him in a wrestling match. (See it on YouTube, kids.) Also on the bill is something called the “Santa’s Helper Diva Championship Match.” Feel free to use your imaginations.
Tue., Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 21, 2011