WWE Legend Names the DC and Marvel of Pro Wrestling

Published 12/26/2021, 7:30 AM EST


Comic books have been an integral part of pop culture. And there are two comic giants who are still standing as rivals – Marvel and DC. However, WWE legend and veteran wrestling promoter Jim Cornette revealed who is the Marvel and DC of the pro-wrestling industry.

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The interesting thing about Cornette’s revelation is why he thinks a certain promotion is Marvel or DC. For over half a century, both comic books have been fighting for the number one spot, and according to most fans, it is an even battle.

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Cornette confessed that WWE is just DC Comics and NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) is just like Marvel. NWA was the rival promotion of WWE when the latter was run by Vince Sr.

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Jim Cornette compares WWE and NWA

WWE legend Cornette confessed on the latest episode of his podcast of ‘Drive Thru‘ that he thinks WWE is like DC and NWA is Marvel.

The reason he drew such a parallel is that in the comics, Marvel has more realism linked to it like it used real scientific phenomena to describe extraterrestrial activities. However, in DC Comics most of the things are entirely fictional, like the city the characters are based in for instance.

“As I’ve said this before, DC [Comics] was always the WWF [WWE] and Marvel [Comics] was the NWA. Marvel [WWE] was just a more believable, a little more realistic. They [even] were in a real city like New York, not Metropolis or Gotham City” Cornette said.

This certainly makes us think that just like DC comics, WWE also uses superstars with certain gimmicks, just like The Undertaker, Kamala, Kane, The Ultimate Warrior, etc.

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Now, all these superstars proved to be some of the biggest personalities in the pro-wrestling industry. However, there is no realism to it because there is no ‘Deadman’ in real life.

Whereas, back in the 70s, NWA was the place where the “realism” was reflected. With superstars like Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, the crowd witnessed the larger-than-life real humans with no over-the-top gimmicks.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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