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The Wrestler (1974) Poster

(1974)

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The bulk of the cast is made up of wrestlers from the Minneapolis-based American Wrestling Association, which was owned by the film's producer, Verne Gagne.
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The list of wrestlers Frank gives who have died in the ring are all real, and they all did die either while wrestling or from injuries sustained in a match.
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The promoters that Frank meets with regarding the "Super Bowl" are the real promoters of the National Wrestling Alliance, including WWF founder Vincent McMahon Sr.
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In addition to having real professional wrestlers playing the wrestlers in the film, "The Mobster" was played by professional wrestler Sammy Menacker. He was formerly known as "Slammin' Sam Menacker." By the time this film was made, Menacker had retired from the ring but was still in the business as a host/commentator.
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