Are You Serious?
was a Web Original
show produced by WWE
, airing on the company's YouTube page
. The series features former WWE superstar Road Dogg and current WWE commentator Josh Mathews being forced to watch not-so-great wrestling clips from the annals of wrestling history. They're inexplicably joined by a puppet Triple H
that's been dubbed "Puppet H". The series amounts to basically a web video version of the WrestleCrap
site combined with Mystery Science Theater 3000
, but it's proven to be the more popular of WWE's YouTube
Tropes appearing in this work
- A Day in the Limelight: The last episode of Are You Serious was hosted by Puppet H when Road Dogg and Josh Matthews were locked out of the vault... and decided to just leave.
- The Nicknamer: Road Dogg gives Josh a new nickname every week.
- Noodle Incident: Whatever Road Dogg and Josh did to end up in the Vault.
- Old Shame: See Take That Us.
- Smart Mark: Parodied with the puppet character Smart Mark, aka Mark, who claims to be "very smart."
- Take That: The entire series is dedicated to taking potshots at some of wrestling's dumbest moments, many of which come from WCW.
- Take That Us: However, WWE isn't above putting the microscope on themselves, and both Road Dogg and Josh Matthews' more embarrassing moments have been on the program as well.
- Both Road Dogg and Josh like to take shots - usually weight-related ones - at Billy Kidman, a retired wrestler who hasn't been seen on air for several years but who works backstage for WWE.