In a tweet, Perlman posted a picture of Rep. Jim Jordan (R), telling Gaetz that “if it weren’t for [Jordan] you’d be the ugliest politician walking.”
In response, Senator Cruz came to Gaetz’s defense, saying “listen Hellboy. You talk good game when you’ve got Hollywood makeup & stuntment. But I’ll bet $10k – to the nonpolitical charity of your choice – that you couldn’t last 5 min in the wrestling ring” with Rep. Jim Jordan “w/0 getting pinned.” Asking Perlman if he’s “up for it,” Cruz also questioned if Perlman’s publicist might think that it’s “too risky?”
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
Answering the call, Perlman then shifted his sight to Cruz, admitting that “since mentioning jim Jordan and wrestling is… problematic, why don’t we say f*** him and just make it you & me” before announcing that he would “give 50k to Black Lives Matter and you can keep all the tax payer money you were thinking of spending.”
Rep. Jordan is a former collegiate wrestler and wrestling coach, but it seems the main event is poised to be Perlman vs. Cruz. Although the Texas Senator has not responded to Perlman regarding a possible wrestling match, it’s safe to say followers of both Perlman and Cruz are interested to see how this debacle concludes.