Because Rob Ford.

Earlier this morning, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford defeated former pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan in an arm-wrestling match at the Toronto convention center during "Fan Expo," the Comic-Con of Canada. 

Ford struggled at the beginning of the match, but eventually managed to gain the upper hand. After claiming victory, he jumped up, both arms in the air, reveling in his most recent job perk.

Here's the very short match, captured on video by one spectator:

The local media, who are perhaps resigned to the Ford administration serving solely a source of amusement from here on out, tweeted the entire event as it happened:

Afterwards, one journalist hoped they could get Hogan's take on the mysterious crack video but got nothing:

Hogan though, says Ford is a natural fit for the world of wrestling:

While the event was meant to be lighthearted, not everyone in Toronto enjoyed the latest example of Ford turning himself (and some feel, the whole city) into an international source of cheap amusement: 

It has been 99 days since news first broke of the existence of a video allegedly showing the mayor smoking crack cocaine.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. a photo of a man surveying a home garage.
    Transportation

    How Single-Family Garages Can Ease California's Housing Crisis

    Given the affordable housing crisis, California cities should encourage single-family homeowners to convert garages into apartments and accessory dwelling units.

  2. Transportation

    Electric Scooters Aren’t a Transportation Revolution Yet

    New data show a staggering rise in shared dockless e-scooter use nationwide. But commuting habits have seen little change since the dawn of micromobility.

  3. A tent-like pavilion with a colorful stained-glass design in a cemetery at dusk.
    Design

    The New Art Galleries: Urban Cemeteries

    With their long-dead inhabitants remembered only foggily, historic cemeteries like Mount Auburn and Green-Wood use art to connect to the living.

  4. A photo of couples dancing in a park.
    Life

    The Geography of Online Dating

    When looking for love, most people don’t look far from home. That's what a big-data analysis of interactions on a dating site revealed.

  5. Transportation

    Will Ottawa Ever Get Its Light Rail?

    Sinkholes, winter-weary trains, and political upheaval have held the Confederation Line light-rail transit back from a seriously overdue opening.