What Do Figment and Pro Wrestling Have in Common?
Is Figment a professional wrestler?
We never thought our favorite dragon was capable of clotheslining anyone, but we’re starting to wonder.
A new rumor (or fact?) suggests that Figment shares an exceptionally odd connection with the world of professional wrestling.
Is Figment All-Elite? Maybe.
Please allow me to explain.
Figment’s Triumphant Return
As MickeyBlog has excitedly reported, Figment is back at the Imagination! pavilion.
For the first time in 15 years, the imagination-loving dragon hosts a permanent character greeting at EPCOT.
The pictures from this Figment interaction have delighted our staff.
Figment has never looked more adorable. Also, the costumed cast members have had a lot of fun with the kawaii nature of Figment’s face.
Not coincidentally, you may have noticed that we’re using Figment images on our main page a lot.
There’s no specific reason for that. As fans, we’re simply gleeful about Figment’s new look and the character spot itself.
Sure, Figment has fallen down a couple of times, something I hadn’t even known a dragon could do. I guess he’s out of practice with his flying.
Anyway, Disney has already fixed the problem to protect the safety of one of EPCOT’s greatest treasures:
Kudos to Disney for the quick modification. New reflective baseboard runners in the Dreamport Tunnel: https://t.co/z49Zi5aZ3b
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 12, 2023
We can’t have Figment falling down. Sure, it’s funny, but we must protect Figment at all costs!
Figment’s Dreamport Comes from Where???
That tunnel is the real curiosity here, though. Pro wrestling fans, doesn’t it look familiar?
Today, I was skimming my email when something caught my attention.
Here’s a report from Fightful.com, a site that chronicles the inner workings of professional wrestling and MMA fighting:
“We’re told that the tunnel in a recent Disney video that resembled AEW’s old tunnel…..is actually AEW’s old tunnel.”
Folks, I read more about Disney than any sane person ever should. I’m either obsessive or compulsive about it, or maybe I’m both.
Still, this one is a first for me. A pro wrestling site just broke a Disney news story of note!
According to them, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has provided Disney with its Figment Dreamport.
Apparently, the tunnels that wrestlers used to walk out to their matches are now where Figment makes his appearance as well!
Is Figment All-Elite?
Here’s a video of Figment entering via the Dreamport:
— MickeyBlog.com (@MickeyBlog_) September 10, 2023
He does kind of look like a wrestler with his entrance, right? Now, here is a picture one of MickeyBlog’s reporters took of the Dreamport:
Compare that to this old picture of the Young Bucks defying gravity on a prone individual on a table.
First, wrestlers are ridiculously acrobatic and athletic. Second, that dude on the table should probably try to get out of the way.
Third and most importantly, you can see the old AEW/new Figment tunnel in the background!
AEW has since switched to larger tunnels now that the pandemic is over, and the company is selling out 80,000-seat stadiums.
Still, this picture of Kenny “The Cleaner” Omega coming out of the AEW entrance tunnel should remove all doubt:
Folks, Figment is the new Kenny Omega! He’s coming out of that same entrance tunnel!
Is Figment All-Elite? I say yes!
Here’s my question to you. What should Figment’s walkout music be? And you can’t say One Little Spark! That’s too easy!
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