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Drag Queens, Wrestlers, and the Life of a Gay Dad

By Designerdaddy @DesignerDaddy
Drag Queens and Wrestlers

Jon meeting his first drag queen, 2013; Jon (and dads) at his first WWE match, 2018.


For the most part, being a gay dad is like any other parenting experience.
The everyday is filled with a mixture of failure and success; laughter and tears; mealtimes, play times, poop times. And then there are those moments when I marvel at the hilarious dichotomy my life has become.

Case in point… While no one is 100% true to stereotype, our family was staying in our appointed lanes on a recent Friday night. Papa and I were catching up on RuPaul’s Drag Race as our 8-year-old basked in the glorious mayhem of a WWE match.

Jon watched on his tablet with headphones so the noise wouldn’t bother us (and so he wouldn’t hear the more adult drag queen vernacular.) This proved moot, however, as our son began announcing the play-by-play. As he called out the names of the wrestlers, two thoughts struck me:

“How many other families are simultaneously watching RuPaul and WWE?� and
“Wow, professional wrestlers and drag queens are a lot alike.�

Seriously, have there ever been two more over-the-top forms of entertainment? The costumes, the theatrics, and the characters themselves — exaggerated gender stereotypes depicting strength, prowess, and sassiness for days. Yet the similarity between the performers’ names is what made me chuckle the most — a vertiable wordplay salad of innuendo and bravado.

So in true Drag Race/Wrestlemania fashion, I’ve paired up names for you to determine whether they’re drag queens or wrestlers. If you’re a diehard fan of either genre, you’ll likely ace this. However, I included some queens from the new season of RPDR to keep you on your toes. There are also a couple of trick questions, and some bonus questions at the end. And be sure to leave your score in the comments!

Now let’s get ready to rumble‌ and DON’T [email protected] it up!

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Drag Queens and Wrestlers

HEAD-TO-HEAD: DRAG QUEEN or WRESTLER?

(Each correct answer scores 1 point. Answers at the bottom of the post.)

1. AJA vs. AJ STYLES

2. CHAD GABLE vs. CHAD MICHAELS

3. BIG E vs. DAX EXCLAMATION POINT

4. JESSICA WILD vs. TERRY FUNK

5. ALASKA vs. STONE COLD

Drag Queens and Wrestlers

6. ROMAN REIGNS vs. MANILA LUZON

7. ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER vs. PORKCHOP

8. DUSTY RAY BOTTOMS vs. DUSTY RHODES

9. RAJA vs. RUSEV

10. MILK vs. KIMCHI

Drag Queens and Wrestlers

11. RANDY SAVAGE vs. GIA GUNN

12. THE MIZ vs. MIZ CRACKER

13. BEN DELACREME vs. RIC FLAIR

14. PHOENIX vs. APOLLO

15. MORGAN MCMICHAELS vs. SHAWN MICHAELS

Drag Queens and Wrestlers

16. TRIPLE H vs. TRINITY TAYLOR

17. SIN CARA vs. FINN B�LOR

18. YAHUA HAMASAKI vs. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA

19. RODDY PIPER vs. REBECCA GLASSCOCK

20. RAVEN vs. MAYHEM MILLER

Drag Queens and Wrestlers

BONUS QUESTIONS:

(5 points for each grouping correctly labeled.)

A. DETOX vs. STING vs. SHARON NEEDLES

B. REY MYSTERIO vs. JINKX MONSOON vs. MOJO RAWLEY vs. PANDORA BOXX

C. MAX vs. VIKTOR vs. KANE vs. BOB vs. WILLAM vs. ELIAS vs. ROWAN

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This is not a sponsored post, but if RuPaul’s Drag Race or the WWE want to comp our family some tickets and backstage passes, I wouldn’t say no! đŸ˜‰

For more pop culture-filled family fun , visit and like Designer Daddy on Facebook.

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ANSWERS (1 pt. ea.): 1. DQ/W  2. W/DQ  3. W/DQ  4. DQ/W  5. DQ/W  6. W/DQ  7. W/DQ  8. DQ/W  9. DQ/W  10. DQ/DQ  11. W/DQ  12. W/DQ  13. DQ/W  14. DQ/W  15. DQ/W  16. W/DQ  17. W/W  18. DQ/W  19. W/DQ  20. There are both wrestlers and drag queens named Raven and Mayhem Miller, so any answer is correct!  BONUS (5 pts. ea.): A. DQ/W/DQ  B. W/DQ/W/DQ  C. DQ/W/W/DQ/DQ/W/W

PHOTOS: Used for illustrative purposes, and do not represent the names listed in the quiz. Collage 1 (clockwise from left): Nina Flowers, The New Day, Sharon Needles, Kim Chi, Randy Savage, Finn BĂĄlor. Collage 2: Dusty Ray Bottoms, Dusty Rhodes, Milk, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sasha Velour. Collage 3: Adore Delano, Jimmy Uso, Goldust, Bob the Drag Queen. Collage 4: Rey Mysterio, Latrice Royale, Ric Flair, Nina Bo’Nina Brown, Sting. Collage 5: Acid Betty, The Miz, Shawn Michaels, Asia O’Hara.

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