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Yeah, I'm going there. For people who know me, besides my love of wrestling, I'm quite fond of Smurfs. I remember when the cartoon came to NBC along with the toys, lunch boxes, and tshirts. I was in third grade and became instantly hooked. It's an obsession that never left. In fact, I still have all those little rubber Smurfs, along with the drinking glasses sold in Hardee's restaurants in the early 80's.
Anyway, since today is the premiere of the Smurfs Movie, I decide to tie my two loves together. So, I'm casting wrestlers past and present to play Smurfs. I'm basing my decisions on personality and appearance in most cases.
here and watching it on YouTube. He tripped and feel and pretty much killed his character immediately. As far as Clumsy goes, he was my favorite Smurf when I was a kid. He was down to earth and likable. I'm not so sure the same can be said for Shockmaster. But again, it's that one trip that lead to this choice.
Triple H as Handy: It's not so much that I've ever seen Triple H build anything. And I really hope he doesn't end up destroying the WWE dynasty. I picked Trips to play the role of Handy because of the sledge hammer of course. Also, Handy was the hardest working Smurf in the village. Some could argue that Trips is one of the hardest workers in the WWE with both his work inside the ring and now as an executive with the company. (Note, this is a butt kissing attempt to get a job with the WWE in case Triple H is actually reading this post.)
Bad News Brown as Grouchy: Was their a more angry WWF (or WWE) superstar than Bad News Brown? The dude was always in a bad mood. Just like our boy Grouchy. Although deep down, Grouchy had a soft heart. I think had Brown stuck around in the WWF, we would have seen him soften up with a face turn. I'm just guessing though, but it seems that even the baddest of the bad guys eventually have a change of attitude while in the E.
R-Truth as Harmony: Jillian Hall could have just as easily been put in this role. Whenever Harmony tried to make "music" it sounded horrible and drove the other Smurfs nuts. It's the same thing when R-Truth does his "What's Up?" rap. That's been the best part of his heel turn. No more (c)rap.
Bastion Booger as Greedy: I couldn't really think of anyone for the role of Greedy and kept coming back to Bastion Booger. For those who watched the cartoon, you know that Greedy loved to cook, but he loved to eat even more. Obvisously that's why they called him Greedy. I seem to remember an angle or a stunt with Bastion where he consumed mass quantities of food on Raw or Superstars, so that's why I went with him for this role.
Vince has played that evil character so well in the past, feuding with his superstars and with those he created. It's very similar to Gargamel feuding with Smurfette after creating her. It may be a stretch. I had considered Papa Shango because of the wizard/magic stuff that he did back in the day.
I hope you enjoyed this. It was a lot of fun coming up with this list. But also very time consuming. I think I covered most of the major Smurfs. It turns out everyone I casted has a connection to the WWE. That wasn't intentional. I basically went with who came into my thoughts first. Who would you cast? Leave your comments here or on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.