The Office's Rainn Wilson Says He Wants To Wrestle Sting
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Great news for you weirdos who enjoy paying roughly $69 dollars to watch grown men beat the crap out of each other for sh--ts and giggles (nice). It seems the niche-internet-microcelebrity-to-pro-fighter pipeline has apparently expanded beyond 20-something vloggers best known for respectively oogling corpses and getting fake married on live stream for those sweet, sweet pay-per-view wedding dollars, now including somewhat relevant sitcom stars.
In a move that will probably throw the Paul brothers into a (likely much needed) existential crisis, actor Rainn Wilson – a.k.a. The Office's Dwight Schrute – is the latest actual celebrity to express interest in continuing down this bizarre path. On Saturday, the star took a break from well, whatever beloved TV icons do on Christmas day to share one of his goals with the entire world: His desire to take on wrestling legend Sting – not to be confused with that Sting – in a one-on-one match.
“Someday I will wrestle Sting,” wrote the star on Twitter. “And I will win. You can bet on it.”
Although garnering the approval of modern wrestling legends including Ricky Starks …
… and wrestler Matt Sydal …
… it seems with the support of his contemporaries, the legendary athlete decided to accept the challenge. “I may have to break out the Flying Toe Hold,” he wrote, citing a move that sounds nothing short of excruciatingly painful.
While it's unclear if/when we'll get to see Dwight get his ass whooped by one of pro wrestling's finest, the concept of celebrities taking a stab at pro-wrestling isn't new. Over the past several years, several stars (who notably aren't Jake or Logan Paul) have entered the ring, from Puerto Rican pop star/Crocs designer, Bad Bunny, to basketball icon, Shaquille O'Neil, and Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update correspondents Michael Che and Colin Jost.
And it's not just the boys – earlier this year, actress Rosario Dawson took a break from voicing Wonder Woman and dating ex-Presidential hopeful Cory Booker (a feat which probably requires a superhuman level of patience) to take a swing at the sport, facing off with Malakai Black earlier this year.
So, folks, here's to Rainn Wilson – we would pay money to see an Office-themed Rocky training montage.
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