Ready to Rumble (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  7 April 2000 (USA)
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Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.



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Two dimwit sewage workers watch their hero, WCW wrestler Jimmy King, get screwed out of the World title by wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and evil WCW owner Titus Sinclair. They embark on a quest to help their hero win his title - and honor - back. Features cameos by lots of WCW wrestlers. Written by Greg Popil

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Sometimes two heads are simply more than one. See more »


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, sexual content including brief nudity, and wrestling violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,257,778 (USA) (7 April 2000)


$12,372,410 (USA) (19 May 2000)

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The character of Titus Sinclair was originally planned to be Eric Bischoff playing a fictionalized version of himself, but he was fired from WCW before filming began. See more »


After the triple tier caged match, when the King is shown holding the title belt, his name already appears on the nameplate but Diamond Dallas Page was the champion going into the match. It should be noted, however, on the WCW product it was not unusual for the name plate not be changed for several weeks after a title change. See more »


Mr. Boggs: Woah! What the hell are these?
Sean Dawkins: Those are my nuts.
Mr. Boggs: Wouldn't you like to be on the other side of this search?
Sean Dawkins: You want me to grab your nuts?
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Crazy Credits

No wrestlers were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »


Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »


Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
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Good movie if it would stick to wrestling
15 April 2012 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Sad this movie did kill WCW forever, this wrestling federation went down even further if it would have stick to its wrestling only (the "King" storyline with DDP and the evil manager Sinclair), but instead, went into too much vulgarity such as raw sewage and toilet bowl humour, which was not necessary at all. I would have went another direction rather than putting too much of feces jokes.

Martin Landau is great as a former wrestler turned teacher. And the wrestling storyline is just like what we see on TV.

Bottom line: should have stick to wrestling only, as it is the only entertaining portion here...

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