Cultaholic is a YouTube channel and independent website founded by British wrestling fans Adam Pacitti, Jack King, Ross Tweddell and Sam Driver. The group started after all four men, and their colleague Adam Blampiednote , resigned from their jobs at WhatCulture Wrestling. During their more than two years with that company, each of the members became well-known as the channel's official faces, thanks to their videos and content about news from the world of wrestling (particularly WWE) and eventually had a hand in forming the channel's own independent wrestling promotion, WhatCulture Pro Wrestling (later renamed Defiant Wrestling). Beyond starting with similar content to that channel, Cultaholic has expanded to include some of the shows listed below.
The channel also features video essays and histories of subjects such as Worst Shows Ever, Wrestling Lost Media, Wrestling True Crime and other matters. The channel also includes various wrestling tier lists and rankings. You can find the YouTube channel here, and the website here.
Beyond the original four, other presenters added over the years include Tom Campbell, Andrew Hodkinson, Owen Mawson, and Fraser Porter. Other writers also work for the company and its website. The company Cultaholic Ventures Ltd. also has a sister channel, Triple Jump, which focuses on video game-related content instead and is run by fellow WhatCulture alum, Ben Potter and Peter Austin. Both have collaborated on various videos where there is an overlap in their interests.
- Top 10 Lists - Lists from the various members about different pro-wrestling topics.
- News Videos - Two to three videos per day aggregating news from around the largest promotions of the wrestling world.
- Cultaholic Wrestling Podcast - Adam, Ross, and Maffew from Botchamania discuss various wrestling news items, review WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown, answer fan mail, and induct members into their own hall of fame.
- Predictions, Reactions and Punishments - The group comes together to predict the results of an upcoming WWE pay-per-view, and filming their reactions to the show while engaging in a drinking game. Losers end up being subjected to a punishment decided in prediction video as decided by their Patreon contributors.
- Straight To Hell - Ross Tweedell spearheads a series where his guests offers five things from wrestling that should be sent STRAIGHT TO HELL...
- Desert Island Graps - Tom interviews people about their favorite matches of all time, amongst other things.
- War Stories - A series hosted by Sam Driver about key moments from the Monday Night Wars.
- WTF Moments - Hosted by Ross Tweedell, who has taken it upon himself to point out the most absurd moments of wrestling pay-per-views.
- Top 10 Wrestlers Of The Week - Jack gives his top 10 wrestlers for each week while holding overall rankings for every wrestler whose ever made the list.
- This Day in Wrestling - Jen Louise talks with a guest (either Adam, Jack, Ross or Sam) about the significant events that occurred on that particular day.
Cultaholic shows examples of:note
- Aborted Arc: Their A to Z of WWE series initially appeared to be building to Tom (who many commenters noted was basically cosplaying Bray Wyatt in his Firefly Funhouse role) playing a Fiend-esque character, but it seemingly went nowhere.
- Accidental Innuendo: Pointed out In-Universe during Michael Cole's commentary of the hotdog contest from I Got An AI To Write An Episode Of WWE Raw, where he says that hotdogs are famously known for being extra sweaty and that Rey Mysterio loves to chow down on a few of them after a hard match.
- Accentuate the Negative: Whenever Ross does his WTF Moments.
- Sometimes subverted - once in a while, he'll make an especially impressive move a WTF Moment.
- Affectionate Parody:
- The Big Dog Bebop anime sequences in the intros of WTF Moments are this, with it having Shout-Out after Shout-Out to popular anime such as the Cowboy Bebop name to the images from Fairy Tail being photoshopped with Ross' head.
- The intro to the "What happened to..." videos from Pacitti is one to Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire".
- Anime Opening Parody: Big Dog Bebop, a series of openings for the channel's "WTF Moments" shows, which parodied anime openings, complete with Engrish subtitles, Japanese-spoken songs, and still images of the show's host Ross Tweedell, Roman Reigns, Rusev and Edge.
- Ascended Extra: Sam and Jack are now this, due to being given their own set of prediction, reaction and punishment videos as well having more screen time in general.
- Ascended Meme: Their habit of singing "Don't You Forget About Keith" (a parody of "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds about NXT wrestler Keith Lee, which they even made a full music video for) ascended when Beth Phoenix quoted it on commentary on the 11 December 2019 episode of NXT, causing the Full Sail crowd to take up the chant themselves.
- Bad Future: Played for Laughs in "I Got An AI To Write An Episode Of WWE Raw", where Sam uses an AI to write a future episode of RAW and then claims that this is how RAW will look like when Skynet takes over. As Adam and Tom find out, it's absolutely horrifying.
- Bait-and-Switch: One of their Running Gags when Tom Campbell is doing a news story with Sam Driver is to introduce him as "the man named after a wrestling move" and clarify that of course he meant "Sam [a wrestling move that is NOT a driver]". Possibly the silliest was the time he labeled him "Sam Forward-Russian-Leg-Sweep".
- Big Eater: Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton manage to eat 16 and 14 hot dogs respectively during their hot dog eating contest in I Got An AI To Write An Episode Of WWE Raw. It's even more impressive for Rey, whose small stature doesn't hinder him in the slightest.
- Orphaned Series: Video game pundit Jim Sterling, who had recently actually begun training and working as a wrestler for Pro Wrestling EGO, did two episodes of a new show in collaboration with the site, "WreSterling," but abandoned it shortly thereafter due to Creative Differences, including his decision to stop watching any and all WWE programming due to their going ahead with Saudi Arabia shows following the murder and dismemberment of a journalist at the order of the regime's crown prince.
- Replacement Scrappy: Invoked by Ross in the WTF Moments for SmackDown Live, calling The Riott Squad "AAAABSOLUUUUUTIONnote 2.0" and its leader Ruby Riott a "rubbish Paige pal".
- Shout-Out: In the Fastlane 2019 punishment video, in which Adam has to spend a night in the 'worst hotel in Britain' (according to reviews), he makes a joke about there being an identical Adam who lives on fish heads behind one of the doors in his hotel room.
- Take That!: Towards the members' past channel:
- Every use of WhatCulture ends up being named "NAME REDACTED".
- The very first list done on the channel was about defections of wrestlers to other companies, which Adam Pacitti is quick question why they're doing that particular list.
- The WTF Moments for Elimination Chamber 2018 included this gem:(#2 is sign saying "I Like X-Pac #1 Fan") "Now I don't know about you, but I will sleep well tonight, knowing what that sign says there. Imagine thinking something just like that had to be shared with the entire world, I might just be like post a video on your YouTube channel, classisly telling people "10 things that will happen after Vince McMahon dies". I don't know about you, but some things are better off being kept to yourself than being shared with the entire world." note
- Took a Level in Badass: Jack, Going from WhatCulture's resident Butt-Monkey to Inaugural Cultaholic Champion, though he is still a bit of a Butt-Monkey.
- Top Ten List: Here's the playlist.
- We Didn't Start the Billy Joel Parodies: "What Happened to That Wrestler?" is the opening theme for their series of videos of the same name about the fate of old wrestlers.
- Word-Salad Horror: I Got An AI To Write An Episode Of WWE Raw has a lot of these, with the AI-generated Michael Cole's brief dialogue about hearing voices in his head and not being afraid of killing somebody taking the cake.