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Crying wrestling fan gets Web Redemption on Tosh.0

February 16th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments
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For the record, Willis did not break down and sob after this photo was taken.

Last night on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, David Willis, who became an Internet sensation when he broke down crying, “It’s still real to me, damn it,” during a Q&A session when discussing the untimely deaths of wrestlers at the “Tribute to Starrcade” fan convention years ago, received his long-overdue Web Redemption.

Hosted by comedian (and old-school wrestling fan) Daniel Tosh, the show regularly features guests who have achieved unlikely overnight fame via mishaps or other forms of less-than-flattering video footage posted on the Internet, providing them an opportunity to face their demons and overcome their dubious past.

On past episodes, Tosh has referenced Arn and Ole Anderson, the Four Horsemen, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Randy Savage, J.J. Dillon, Ric Flair, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Gorilla Monsoon and other stars from the ’80s and ’90s

I met Willis at the 2009 NWA Wrestling Legends Convention when he politely asked to have his photo taken with me. I laughed, saying, “Hell, I’m the one who should be asking you for a photo-op–you’re a bigger celebrity than I’ve ever been.” When I published my initial post of our meeting, reader Eric Plunk suggested a Tosh.0 Web Redemption for Willis, and I wholeheartedly agreed.

David Willis and "Dowdy" Daniel Tosh.

Glad to see Willis finally redeem himself with the help of Tosh, Koko B. Ware (my former traveling companion on the road), Ted DiBiase and Sgt. Slaughter. (I wonder if Tosh will stick with kilts this season after so many years of cardigans, casual jackets and hoodies.)

The Tosh skit featuring all three WWE Hall of Famers is provided below, along with the original footage of Willis’ outburt from Jimmy Kimmel Live.

  1. February 16th, 2011 at 10:54 | #1

    Nice belt in that first photo, lol.

  2. Eric Plunk
    February 16th, 2011 at 20:43 | #2

    Now where’s my pay for this idea? lol

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