MacGruber is a hilarious funny born out of Saturday Night Live. Portrayed by Will Forte, MacGruber is a spoof on the typical action hero that Hollywood tends to glorify. The 2010 feature length adaptation of the popular SNL sketch managed to stay as entertaining considering that the source material usually just lasts under a minute on average.
MacGruber enjoyed a lot of love, especially from the diehard fans. People have praised Forte’s seemingly natural loud eccentric performance as an over the top macho man. However, one of the reasons the movie made so much noise as it was about to come out was the number of professional wrestlers that comprised of MacGruber’s team. If you’re a wrestling fan, you might be thrilled to see the following guys in MacGruber:
Montel Vontavius Porter, affectionately known as MVP, is the ballin’ superstar that is best known for having a feud with Matt Hardy for the US Championship. He uses a big boot to the corner as well as the drive by kick as his finishers, with the ballin’ elbow as his signature move. MVP is in MacGruber as Vernon Freedom.
Known mostly as The Undertaker’s brother (not in real life of course), the Big Red Machine has made quite a name for himself and has very much stepped away from the deadman’s shadow. Kane is a multitime world champion that has faced off against legends like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, John Cena, and of course, The Undertaker himself. Kane also is an accomplished star onscreen, famous for his role as Jacob in the slasher horror series See No Evil. In MacGruber he plays Tanker Lutz.
The Big Show
The World’s Largest Athlete has made an impact as a professional wrestler from the very beginning of his long storied career. He has beaten Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, and a host of other legendary names. He has been champion in every federation he’s worked in. Acting-wise, The Big Show has had notable appearances in MadTV, the Adam Sandler movie “The Waterboy”, and others. The Big Show is in MacGruber as Brick Hughes.
The World’s Strongest Man is a part of MacGruber’s odd collection of special agents! Mark Henry has had a long wrestling career that has spanned nearly two decades. He is a former World Heavyweight Champion and has had memorable feuds with people like The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Batista, and the aforementioned Kane and The Big Show. He has undergone several character changes as a wrestler too, from the fun loving Sexual Chocolate, to the man who inducts people in his so-called “Hall of Pain”. Mark Henry plays Tut Beemer.
The Great Khali
The seven foot tall Punjabi Playboy may not be much of a talker, but his appearance alone already grabs people’s attention. The Great Khali has popularized The Punjabi Prison Match, wherein he has had classic matches with both The Undertaker and Batista. He appears in MacGruber as Tug Phelps.
Last but not least, there’s the best in the world at what he does, Chris Jericho. Jericho is a bonafide legend and star, being the first ever undisputed champion by beating The Rock and Steve Austin on the same night. He is one of the most beloved performers in the sport even to this day. He is also a legit rockstar, serving as frontman for the band Fozzy. He has appeared in movies like Sharknado, and in TV shows like Dancing with The Stars. Jericho is a total package, and in MacGruber, he keeps up with Forte as Frank Korver.
MacGruber’s crew is perhaps the most imposing group of guys you can ever see, and what they do in the movie is nothing short of epic. Be sure to checkout MacGruber!
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