Juggalo Championship Wrestling (formerly Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling) is, as the name suggests, the Insane Clown Posse's own Professional Wrestling promotion. After having had less-than-successful runs with WWE and WCW, and having worked with various independent promotions in the Michigan area, and ran their own one-off show Hellfire Wrestling, ICP got to work in late 1999 and created their own promotion, as part of their empire centered around their record company, Psychopathic Records. They released three DVDs from 1999-2001 (Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1, Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 2 and Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 3) and have done live events on and off for years since, particularly at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos.Unlike most wrestling videos where the announce team is positioned at a desk near the ring calling the action in a usually straight-faced manner as it happens, the JCW DVDs have hilarious, Dangerously Genre Savvy commentary that is added on after. Not as an alternate commentary track, as the only commentary track. The three DVDs are hosted by "Diamond Donovan '3D' Douglas" (Violent J) and "Handsome Harley 'Gweedo' Guestello" (Shaggy 2 Dope), with "'Luscious' Johnny Stark" (Jamie Madrox from Twiztid) joining in on Volume 1, and Psychopathic Records employee the Rude Boy commenting on his own matches on the first two and as a full-fledged third member on the third DVD. This commentary allows for a LOT of Kayfabe-breaking and Lampshade Hanging.
"The only tropes that just don't give a shxt!":
'80s Hair: Rude Boy has a mullet on Volume 1, and one of the referees does on Volume 3.
Acting for Two: Jumpsteady is in the main event on Volume 2 as Evil Dead, and also has an uncredited appearance backstage as the Masked Negotiator, a gimmick he'd revisit on Volume 3 as Kamala's manager. He also appears at the end of Volume 3 unmasked.
Chris Hero appears as Robin Leach and as himself and Hy-Zaya is both RuPaul and himself on Volume 2.
Mad Man Pondo, wears a Superman shirt around his waist on Volume 3 and has a Superman logo tattoo. However, as Pondo does not behave in a way that could possibly resemble Superman, it also should be considered a subversion.
Character Filibuster: Mad Man Pondo, before his match on Volume 3, with the announcers warning us about how long his promo is.
Cheap Heat: Invoked by name by the announcers, when "Honest" John Cheatham says, in his repeated promo (see Department of Redundancy Department below) before the Abdullah the Butcher vs. Rude Boy match on Vol. 3, that Abdullah "is a full-blooded Muslim."
The Chew Toy: Tom Dub, who gets squashed by King Kong Bundy on Volume 1, Hornswagglin' Hillbilly on Volume 2, and by Kamala on Volume 3.
Cluster F-Bomb: What else would you expect when they practically had the word shit right there in the name?
Corpsing: Nearly happens when Truth Martini makes his way out for the battle royal.
LUSCIOUS JOHNNY STARK: "You know, I hear that his big brother, 'Bad Boy' Barry Brunzellnote Not an actual person, was thinking of coming to JCW."
GWEEDO: "That's just lies, Caroothis Martellini would never have him do that."
LUSCIOUS JOHNNY STARK: "OK" (stifling laugh.)
Department of Redundancy Department: On Volume 3, Abdullah the Butcher's manager "Honest" John Cheatham cuts a promo about Abdullah backstage, then repeats it in the entranceway before the match, something the announcers acknowledge.
Understandable, since Abby had just parked his van and Patrick had his hand out apparently expecting Abby to pay him
The Dog Bites Back: For all the sarcasm and deliberate parody of the clichés associated with a bad wrestling promotion, it is exciting to see the Rude Boy actually fight back against Abdullah the Butcher on Volume 3, after two straight DVDs of Abby beating him up nonstop.
It's noted that ICP, being the owners, forced Tom Dub to face King Kong Bundy.
Rude Boy says on Volume 1 that there's no chance that his two best friends, Joe (Violent J) and Joey (Shaggy 2 Dope), are going to have Abdullah the Butcher "go over on" (defeat) him.note He's proven wrong.
It's also mentioned at the oddest times, such as in the main event on Volume 1, when Gweedo tells Johnny to "Kayfabe" the name of a move.
Only in It for the Money: Truth Martini cites this as his reason for why he agreed to dress up as a Doink the Clown for the main event on Volume 1. Otherwise averted, as a Running Gag (one of many) centers around how little the wrestlers are supposedly getting paid for their efforts and how cheap the promotion is. This particularly comes into play on Volume 3, when the entire second rope breaks off of all four sides of the ring during the opening match, when MDogg20 is going for an Asai Moonsault on Josh Prohibition. Gweedo asks why they didn't replace the rope.
3D: "Evil Dead is just that, guys, he's dead. But, the benefits to death are as follows. Nothing hurts him, nothing scares him, he's dead."
Punny Name: "Izzy High," "Mr. Meaner," "Honest John Cheatham"
Refuge in Audacity/Vulgar Humor: The commentary just crosses so many lines, to the point that at certain points they actually question each other for saying certain things.
Retcon: Even though the commentators mention Mr. Meaner doing a gay gimmick as Big Flame during Meaner's entrance for the battle royal on Volume 1, this is completely ignored during the ICP/Evil Dead-Rainbow Coalition main event on Volume 2.
Ricky Morton: The commentators mention during the main event on Volume 1 that this is Shaggy's role in the match, just to build to the hot tag so J can come in and do his hiptosses, which is exactly what happens.
Spoof Aesop: During the Mad Man Pondo-Necro Butcher match on Volume 3, the commentators imply that Butcher is an alcoholic/drug addict and talk about how there are no steroids in either guy's training regimen.
GWEEDO: "Stay away from steroids, and stay as far away from a gym as you can."
The Stoner: Izzy High on the first DVD, along with a scene involving a few wrestlers passing a joint on Volume 2.
Freestate Amsterdam: Izzy High is billed from there. However, no one apparently told him, since he gets on the mic and calls Detroit "the dope-burningest town in America. USA USA USA!," leading to The Iron Sheik, Izzy's opponent, hitting Izzy with his flag, which is pretty much justified in this case.
Suspiciously Specific Denial: During the Kamala (w/the Masked Negotiator- see Acting for Two above) vs. Tom Dub match on Vol. 3, the announcers say, "That's not Stefan, that's clearly Serious Darius. And that's not Rob, that's the Masked Negotiator."note "Serious" Darius Bagfelt's real name is Stefan Kudek. Jumpsteady's real name is Rob Bruce.
Tagline: "JCW: The only wrestling promotion that just don't give a Shxt!"
Tag Team: The Rainbow Coalition (Big Flame, Neil and Bob [Jaimmy Coxxx]) on Vol. 2.
Redneck Devil Without A Cause, a rip on Kid Rock on Volume 1
The announcers call Insidious, one of the participants in the battle royal, "Jerry Only of The Misfits" and "a member of Coal Chamber."
On Volume 2, there is a tables match between ICP's bodyguard Billy Bill and "Mr. Dick Nipple," who is Sharon Osbourne's "lawyer." ICP had brought Coal Chamber on tour with them during the Amazing Jeckel Brothers tour, but kicked them off due to the fact that too many Juggalos were demanding refunds for the shows where Coal Chamber performed. ICP went on The Howard Stern Show to defend themselves and said that no one had the courage to stand up to Coal Chamber's "crumpet-ass bitch manager." Sharon responded by threatening to sue ICP for breach of contract, leading to her and J making a bet for $50,000 that ICP's next two releases, Bizaar and Bizzar, would not sell 200,000 copies. Combined, the albums sold around 400,000 copies before falling off the charts, though Osbourne did not pay ICP.
The main event on Volume 3 is ICP vs. "Kid Cock" (Kid Kash as a parody of Kid Rock)note The Kid Kash gimmick started in ECW in 2000 as a No Celebrities Were HarmedCaptain Ersatzfor Kid Rock and "Feminem," (Adam Gooch as a parody of Eminem). Feminem has a fat Kim Mathers rip as his valet, and Kid Cock's valet bears ZERO resemblance to Pamela Anderson.
The fact that ICP point out mistakes or bad moments in their own matches elevates it to Take That Me.
Theatrics Of Pain: When The Iron Sheik hits Izzy High with his flag to start their match on Volume 1, the announcers say, "The ginger blow, and the oversell."
Took a Level in Badass: Interviewer "Serious" Darius Bagfelt, who nails Mad Man Pondo with Pondo's own STOP sign (which he modified to read "Can't STOP Pondo") for interrupting Bagfelt's attempt to interview Chris Hero on Volume 2, followed by Darius stomping on Pondo.
BAGFELT: "Mad Man Pondo, don't you ever, ever fuck with a Serious Darius interview again, you little bitch!"
Wrestling Family: All three of the Dail brothers (Billy Bill, Chucky [Redneck Devil Without a Cause/Neil] and Dougie [Suburban Gangsta/"Mr. Dick Nipple"]) appear.