Once again, 2020 holds no shortage of surprises. This time a sitting United States senator and a Hollywood actor may end up in the wrestling ring.
Ron Perlman, known for his roles in Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy, took to Twitter to attack Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida for criticizing the U.S. soccer team for not requiring its players to stand for the national anthem.
The conflict quickly escalated after Perlman commented on Gaetz’s appearance, claiming that Gaetz is “lucky” because if it weren’t for Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, he would be the “ugliest politician walking”.
Sen. Ted Cruz jumped in on the action, challenging Perlman to a wrestling match against Jim Jordan. Cruz offers ten thousand dollars to the charity of Perlman’s choice if he's able to “last 5 min in the wrestling ring” with Jordan.
Listen Hellboy. You talk good game when you’ve got Hollywood makeup & stuntmen. But I’ll bet $10k—to the nonpolitical charity of your choice—that you couldn’t last 5 min in the wrestling ring w/ @Jim_Jordan w/o getting pinned. You up for it? Or does your publicist say too risky? https://t.co/eRerYVe5kj— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 15, 2020
Perlman responded, instead challenging Cruz and promising 50 thousand dollars to Black Lives Matter.
Cruz is currently 1-0 in basketball matches, so the odds may be currently in his favor.
I tell you what teddy boy, since mentioning jim jordan and wrestling is... problematic, why don’t we say fuck him and just make it you & me. I’ll give 50k to Black Lives Matter and you can keep all the tax payer money you were thinking of spending. https://t.co/6QDwCaEkpv— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) June 15, 2020