On a recent episode of his podcast Your Mom’s House, comedian Tom Segura took a shot at pro-wrestling fans saying, “I think wrestling is for f*cking r*tards. I think it is the f*cking stupidest shit,” he said. “It’s fake and you’re a f*cking idiot. They’re not real fights. These are just stunt people.” (Transcribed by Pro Wrestling Sheet)
Just figured wrestling fans should see this video of @tomsegura saying we’re all “retards” for future reference if his name comes up.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) May 8, 2020
Segura caught the attention of several wrestlers in the industry, including former world champion Dolph Ziggler who wrote Segura a lengthy response defending the business.
I am extremely proud of the incredible work wrestlers continue to put in everyday and I am pleased with our product (usually). I will assume this is a comedic take from someone having fun. If not, I am always willing to discuss the professional wrestling business at length, any time and any place.
— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) May 8, 2020
Other stars who responded included Ricochet, Baron Corbin, Abyss, and Ronald Funchess. Check out their replies below.
What a pile of 💩 https://t.co/PAW7PdprSC
— THE KING (@BaronCorbinWWE) May 8, 2020
— Abyss (@TherealAbyss) May 8, 2020
Get at me @tomsegura I got words for you on your wrestling take.
— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) May 8, 2020
In response…Segura released this clip.
A lot of people don't get it. I LOVE wrestling! pic.twitter.com/hty90db68g
— Tom Segura AKA Mr. Ladybug (@tomsegura) May 9, 2020