Wrestlemania concluded last night with a 46-year old man plummeting 20ft from the top of a cage through a table below. The commentators pleaded with him to think twice in advance, rather in the manner of a woman in Eastenders telling her gangster boyfriend an act of retaliation wasn't worth it.
Competing with wrestling for the attention of sports fans was the final round of games from the National Football League and the knockout games from the National Hurling League. We thought about how one might marry the two.
We thought about how one might marry the two.
Since the WWE/WWF was founded in 1980, it's fair to say that Gaelic football games have rarely broken out in the course of wrestling matches. The inverse, however, has happened with great regularity down the years, with many of the most celebrated instances of this phenomenon being preserved on youtube.
Considering that the world of wrestling has had such a large influence on the GAA, and the GAA has had comparatively little influence on wrestling, we pondered how the world of Gaelic football and hurling could give something back.
The field of nicknames is one such area. Here's a few they might think about passing onto their performers.
Signature move: An elbow to the head followed by a swift collapse to the ground.
Greatest wrestling achievement: The Blue Panther took part in the infamous World Wrestling All-Ireland of 1983 when four men were sent to the Stand, Brian Mullins was busy getting his fist to everything and Ciaran Duff kicked another wrestler in the head.
Signature move: Clandestinely smearing vaseline on his opponent prior to the fight.
Actually a wrestler, of course.
'Chedder', aka 'The Big Cheese'
Signature move: Schooled in the frightening aggressive world of Laois club hurling, his signature move involves submitting his opponent by jamming his woolly hat over their head until the tap out through lack of oxygen.
Tag team specialist: Often does a tag team with the Undertaker.
Alter ego - Alan Byrne, longtime Wicklow footballer.
Like many a wrestler, he has come out retirement when it might have been wiser to leave well alone.
Signature move: Barging into unsuspecting older fellas from behind.
'Dan the Man'
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) June 7, 2015