Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! Wrestlers in Costumes!

A whole new wooooooooorrrrrlllllld
Screen Grab via Pro Wrestling Sheet
Hey, happy Halloween everyone! Today is the day on the calendar when children dress up to solicit free candy from their neighbors and when adults dress up to engage in a variation on their neverending mating ritual. Halloween should be a holiday special to wrestling fans just because wrestling promotions at their best are year-round celebrations of at least the costume format. Even the most straitlaced wrestlers still basically dress up in their underwear and play a character that is way more serious than they really are. So when wrestlers dress up in character in costume, it's almost like meta Halloween. As always, wrestlers are happy to oblige, especially in this era of meta storytelling.

The Bullet Club got the party started at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Power Struggle show over the weekend. Kenny Omega, Marty Scurll, and Chase Owens recreated the main trio from Disney's Aladdin. Scurll dressed up in the titular role, Owens got all genie'd up, and Omega totally rocked the Princess Jasmine outfit.

However, they weren't the only ones to get in on the act. WWE had its own costume contest, featuring Sasha Banks, The Miz, and Drew Gulak. I could describe it for you, but watch it yourself, okay? WARNING, it's a bit not safe for work, because you can definitely see the outline of Gulak's, uh, Legal Eagle there...

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Gulak worked it as The Boss here. People who had no clue what they were looking for in evaluating wrestlers always had the knock on him that he had no personality, but that's always been bogus. Banks and Miz were decent too, but yeah, Gulak was the man here. Either way though, I hope all of you have a safe and happy Halloween, and may you not be visited by the ghost of Freddie Blassie tonight. Why not? I've said too much...