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Episode no. Season 13
Episode 10
Production no. 1310
Original airdate October 21, 2009
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"W.T.F." is the tenth episode of Season Thirteen and the 191st overall episode of South Park. It aired on October 21, 2009.[1]


After attending their first WWE match, all the boys want to be professional wrestlers.[1]


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Plot details follow.

After seeing a World Wrestling Entertainment Raw event, the boys, Tolkien, Butters, and Jimmy believe to have found their true calling in life. They decide to sign up for wrestling classes but soon find out that the wrestling taught in schools is quite different from professional wrestling, including making professional wrestling monikers. The teacher, Mr. Conners, tries to teach them wrestling, only for them to find the starting position "gay". The boys walk out of the class, assuming the teacher is a child molester. Mr. Conners realizes that they only took the class after seeing the WWE show, much to his frustration.

The boys then go make a parody of the WWE called W.T.F. (Wrestling Takedown Federation). Their performances catch the attention of several rednecks who constantly gossip to each other about the wrestling action the same way one would gossip about a TV show, only they most likely believe that it is real; despite the fact that they know the performers are underage prepubescent children. They believe that they have engaged in adult situations such as serving in the Vietnam War, among other wild tales.

W.T.F.'s popularity heightens once a new character, Bad Irene (Cartman in drag), debuts and says that she is addicted to having abortions; the boys' backyard wrestling promotion now has an auditorium, complete with proscenium staging and theater-style lighting, along with "wrestling" in which the "wrestlers" recite dramatic monologues. The wrestling teacher is enraged after hearing the rednecks tout W.T.F. as the best wrestling they've ever seen. He shows them footage of real wrestling on his iPhone, only for them to dismiss it as "gay porn" and brush him off.

Later, Mr. Conners finds that he has been fired by the School Board, simply because "wrestling" (influenced by seeing W.T.F.) is inappropriate for children, and because of possession of gay porn (the freestyle wrestling videos). He later decides that he shall destroy the W.T.F. to restore the integrity of the sport of wrestling.

At the same time, the boys begin preparing for their Saturday show, SmackDown!, which WWE chairman Vince McMahon wants to come watch and scout talent for the WWE. Cartman meets with Stan, Kyle, and Kenny at the Sizzler, saying that he wants to give smaller roles (a de-push) to Tolkien, Jimmy, and Butters because Cartman feels they will ruin the Smackdown show; throughout this conversation, the boys use the term "wrestling" but seem to be talking about stage acting. They hold tryouts (in the manner of a theater audition) to find a better "wrestler." They soon see a young man who watched wrestling since he was a child and also turns out to be a great musical actor.

Mr. Conners is in his house (which is filled to the brim with Olympic wrestling trophies, awards, and medals) when he reads that Vince McMahon will be at the event. He sneaks into Smackdown, armed with a rocket launcher, and tries to assassinate McMahon, but instead kills Kenny, AKA El Pollo Loco (Spanish for "The Crazy Chicken"). Mr. Conners later runs into the ring, chastising the crowd with an impassioned monologue about how professional wrestling has ruined "real wrestling", and the downward spiral his life has taken. The rednecks begin to support Mr. Conners since professional wrestling "took his job", "took his dog" and "broke his jaw." (when the rednecks say the last two they sound like their saying "took his job." in slang). Vince McMahon is also impressed, and decides to sign Mr. Conners to the WWE with the promise of making him the 'lead wrestler', he speaks in a polite English voice and also talks about wrestling like acting like the boys did earlier. The boys are frustrated and begin brawling amongst themselves, blaming each other for the lost opportunity. The rednecks are unimpressed by the real scuffle, deeming it "fake" and angrily leave.


  1. 1.0 1.1 W.T.F. (Season 13, Episode 10).

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Story Elements

Wrestling Takedown FederationVince McMahonMr. Conners • "Wrestling Audition Song"


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