It sort of reads like the setup for a joke your grandpa told you. What do you get when you take a Japanese guy, a Scottish guy and a Jewish dude from Chicago, put them in a car and send them across the middle of the country? The answer, however, is actually the funny part.
Enter Colt Cabana, who mentions right off the bat in the trailer for Wrestling Road Diaries 3 that “our style of wrestling isn’t for us to look as tough as we can.” By “our” he means himself, Japan’s Kikutaro and Scotland’s Grado in a new documentary that sees Cabana & Co. driving to whatever venue will have them, documenting “the craft of the comedic wrestler.”
Humor is sort of something that’s been sucked out of a lot of the wrestling you see on television. Sure, you’ve got the New Day and a few others, but the wrestling that a lot of people grew up on – the almost cartoonish 1980s era and the Monday Night Wars WWE of the 1990s – was almost always inherently funny, or at least tried to be at times. Yet Cabana, Grado and Kikutaro engage in another sort of humor. It’s borderline slapstick, it’s good natured and it’s fun. That’s probably the most important part, and Cabana’s latest look into the lives of professional wrestlers (including his own), really highlights just how much wrestlers want to just go out and entertain people no matter how big or small the crowd.
Wrestling Road Diaries 3 is available for pre-order today and ships on November 5th. Digital will be available November 11th.