William Regal became a real man’s man in 1998, when he wrestled in WWF under the much manlier name of Steven Regal. His “Real Man’s Man” gimmick was clearly ahead of its time and would be a favorite now, but it bombed in the Attitude Era. It did, however, produce one of the greatest entrance themes in the history of pro wrestling.
Fast forward to 2020, and that gimmick is the gift that keeps on giving.
Cesaro has been playing a whole lot of online UNO on Xavier Woods’ UpUpDownDown Youtube channel, and his poor play earned him a punishment. He was forced to sing along with Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo’s old theme, but he didn’t really put his heart into it.
So he was then tasked with doing his own rendition of Regal’s “Real Man’s Man” gimmick, to glorious results:
My man is out here shaving with a Swiss Army knife, inspecting under his car hood with a look of manly awareness on his face, tossing thin cinder blocks around, chopping down feeble trees with two swings of an axe, and giving us those reassuring head nods and the occasional thumbs up, so we know that all of his manly duties have been successfully carried out.
He’s not squeezing oranges with his bare hands, but there’s only so much manliness that can be crammed into one hot afternoon.
Have you ever had a day in your life where you’ve been as manly as Cesaro or Regal?