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If WWE Was Game of Thrones: Part 1



The sixth season of Game of Thrones is coming up, and some of us in the Smark Henry offices also happen to be A Song of Ice and Fire geeks. Because we're fans of GRRM's whole mythos, we've also thought about who'd be who in the ruthlessly medieval world.

So we came up with this mini-series to explore the similarities, hopefully in time for Game of Thrones's sixth season premiere on Sunday. They're not going to be 100% accurate due to the show's family-based cast of characters, but we've tried. And because the show's cast is just as big as WWE's current roster, we've decided to split this into parts.

We begin today with the Lannisters and a little bit of House Targaryen.



Vince McMahon as Tywin Lannister


The man who runs the show and has the most money of all, it’s only natural that Vinny Mac would be the big, bad Tywin. Like the Lannister patriarch, Vince is a ridiculously strong man even in his advanced age, he may have some warmth and depth to show beyond his greedy side, but in the end he’s all about the money and power. That, and he’s never gonna die unless someone shoots him at the crapper.



Triple H as Jaime Lannister


Beyond the obvious connotations (but minus the incest), Hunter is the perfect Jaime, especially when you consider postmodern Triple H. Like Jaime, he’s been a dick for the longest time, and while he may seem like one, he’s really got other people’s interests in mind (his NXT boys, wrestlers with some real talent). Although he might not have completely turned over a new leaf, at the very least he’s a little more likeable now than he was before.



Stephanie McMahon as Cersei Lannister


I mean, who else would she be?



Shane McMahon as Tyrion Lannister


Shane was originally going to be Jaime (because it was that easy) and Hornswoggle as Tyrion (because it was super easy) but after the events of this year’s WrestleMania, it’s pretty clear that he’s Vince McMahon’s most hated son. Although Shane might be a little closer to Jaime had he not feuded with Vince (Shane was previously evil, and changed his ways to be a man of the people), being the (onscreen) best choice we have in ending the Vince McMahon tyranny and being kayfabe-disowned makes him the best Tyrion.


Linda McMahon as Joanna Lannister


Perfunctory connection. Was relevant before, but although Linda isn’t dead like Joanna, she’s not so relevant now.



Sasha Banks as Daenerys Targaryen

Strong-willed future queen who ruled once and is in the middle of a slump due to forces beyond her control. She’s promised the highest spot in the land, but it’s going to take a while to get up there; she’s gonna have to fight her way to the throne.



Goldberg as Khal Drogo

Trust us, it was pretty hard casting Khal Drogo, because we couldn't find someone brutish enough but with a touch of nobility, but we might have found the right one in Goldberg. Goldberg, like Drogo, was at the top of the mountain in WCW. After the company was killed off, he, like Drogo, had his career "resurrected," but it just didn't feel the same. Goldberg wasn't treated the best way possible in WWE, and even though he had a world title run, it just felt like something they had to do and not really want to do. That led to his short WWE run getting killed off—the same way Daenerys had to kill off the revived Drogo that just wasn't the same anymore.

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That's it for the first part; check out Part 2 here, when we reveal the denizens of the North, and more! Let us know what you think—do you agree or disagree with our comparisons? Who would you rather have as whom? Tell us in the comments!

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