He’s smart and a fan! Jeopardy has been one of the most successful and popular game shows in American history, having run for the better part of forty years now. The show was popular enough that longtime host Alex Trebek was a special guest at WrestleMania 7 in 1991. The show is still going strong nearly thirty years later and shows no signs of slowing down given the popularity of one of its recent participants. Now what in the world does this have to do with wrestling?

Over the course of the summer, Jeopardy surged in popularity due to the rise and success of James Holzhauer, a professional gambler who racked up several record scores on the show while winning over thirty games in a row. He is one of the most successful players the show has ever seen and won the Tournament of Champions earlier this month. Holzhauer is known for his quirky personality and huge bets, which is why he is being brought back for a special Greatest Of All Time Tournament, a series of matches against the two other most successful contestants in the show’s history. Therefore, it’s time for some promos.

Before we get to this, keep this gem in mind. Check out the inspiration for this greatness:


With the announcement of the tournament on Monday, Holzhauer imitated the famous Scott Steiner Math promo from Impact Wrestling, talking about how his opponents had a lower chance against him than normal. Holzhauer went on to ask about fellow contestant Brad Rutter’s record against a steel chair and various other wrestling related statements. This is not the first time Holzhauer has referenced wrestling, including AEW. Here are some of his better wrestling related tweets:

Opinion: I love wrestling and Jeopardy so this is kind of a perfect match. There is something so cool about seeing someone who is considered very smart also being a wrestling fan as the stereotype about them is not the most positive in the world. This isn’t going to change any of that, but it is a nice treat to see someone getting this kind of media attention and portraying wrestling as something he likes. You don’t get that very often and it was cool to see.

Do you watch Jeopardy? Who is your favorite celebrity wrestling fan? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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