Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Athletic Idols Edition


As a life-long fan of professional wrestling, I love occasionally dipping into the well of squared-circle history for Major Spoilers purposes, if only to let the cynical snarkers get some meanness out of their system.  It reminds me of a discussion I had with a professional sportscaster around the turn of the century, wherein he admitted to enjoying the spectacle and athleticism of the entire affair, but when asked why he wouldn’t cover it in his segments had the perfect response: “I don’t cover movies about football, either.”  He also had a theory that a wrassler like The Rock would be perfectly suited to playing a superhuman in real life, a prediction that eerily presaged the Rock’s eventual action movie career.  For me, I’d peg WWE lifer and company man Kane, aka Glen Jacobs, for my real-life super-duper, combining as he does a massive build and unexpected agility with a sharp mind (follow him on Twitter @JacobsReport if ya don’t believe me), which leads us into today’s pre-scripted query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders if ‘Referigerator’ Perry and Sergeant Slaughter ever had long talks about their old gigs in the G.I. Joe personnel transports, asking: What real-life athlete do you think would make the best superhero/supervillain?