Well, the Covid-19 pandemic really did shut down all the gyms and the playgrounds around, did it not? Such a pity for all sports enthusiasts because you surely cannot play baseball or basketball at home. Now, wrestling? The jury is still out on that. Siblings wrestle each other all the time, for candies, the telly remote, or even the attention of their parents. But, the disclaimer is that no matter what wrestling move you watch on WWE, you must never repeat it at home, or someone could get seriously injured and we all love our families right, even our totally annoying siblings? So, how else do you think your passion for wrestling could find a proper voice, Movies on Wrestling ?
Even though professional as well as beloved wrestlers such as the Rock, Batista and John Cena have all starred in a host of films and gotten their share of the limelight, movies on wrestling go back a long long time, even to the age when the masked legend Mil Mascaras would lend his wrestling star power to action packed movies there he fought vampires and saved the world. Vince McMahon might have started WWE Studios to let his star power reach far and wide, but if we look at everything historically, wrestling and acting have gone hand in hand for a long period of time.
The following are some of the key movies on the world of wrestling, selected jointly with liontips.in, which all true wrestling fans must watch at least once in their life:
- My Breakfast With Blassie or I’m From Hollywood: Yes, those names are most definitely very quirky and why should they not be, right? My Breakfast With Blassie or I’m From Hollywood are two very well known and well regarded films that deal with the world of wrestling, the celebrity wrestlers who fight it out and the tantrums they throw. Both starring Andy Kaufman who had a dual career being a wrestler as well as a comedian, the films show his enmity with Jerry Lawler in painstaking detail. But that was not the only stunt Kaufman pulled, apparently. He was also great friends with Classy Freddie Blassie which is the major focus of this film, as the title shows. There is an excellent banter between them that you must watch. For more of Andy, the second part is also highly exhilarating with it being a documentary film on his time spent in Memphis.
- Fighting With My Family: Wrestling is not just a man’s sport in a man’s world, right? A BBC documentary influenced this highly mercurial film that was produced by the Rock and released on a large scale. Florence Pugh starred as Paige and this film revolves around her struggle to hide her wrestling identity from her family, all the while working hard and trying her best to make it to the Performance Centre, put her name up in the main roster and ultimately get crowned as the youngest Diva Champion ever.
Some other films on wrestling to watch out for include No Holds Barred, 30 For 30: The Nature Boy, Body Slam and so on. Go grab your popcorn!