Putting The Multiplex In A Suplex: Good, Bad & Ridiculous Wrestlers In Movies

A Special Feature by Dom Smith.

Wrestling is a funny thing. It’s a soap opera, and it translates very well on to the big screen… mostly. What I wanted to do here was to discuss how some wrestlers have made the transition to film, and how it went.

But I also want to discuss, in brief what watching wrestling has meant to me – escapism. Wrestling, or Sports Entertainment as it is most commonly referred to now, is an ultimate form of escape. It is theatre, and it is film, compacted into a few hours of television each week, telling stories of heroes and villains.

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3 sporting films to watch if you’re avoiding the football

It might have come to your attention that there’s a bit of football on at the minute, but if you prefer your sports to be scripted, what are some alternatives to the Euros?

There’s no Escape To Victory, Rocky or Chariots Of Fire here – though all are fine films, here are three fairly recent options for anyone who’s not that into the footie.

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