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Ready to Rumble (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 2000 (USA)
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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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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Release Date:

7 April 2000 (USA)  »

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Untitled Wrestling Movie  »

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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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Did You Know?


The scenario of Jimmy King getting screwed by Titus Sinclair was based on a real life issue between Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair. In April 1998, Flair was fired from WCW for allegedly no-showing a taping of WCW's Thursday night television show called WCW Thunder (1998). By the end of the year, Flair was back in WCW after filing a lawsuit against Bischoff. See more »


The fight in the convenience store you can see the difference in shades of coloring between the ring mat built into the ground and the real flooring. See more »


Gordie Boggs: I puke all the time, and I'm not a pussy.
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in WWE Raw: Family Reunion (2006) See more »


Written by Mack David and Martin Denny
Performed by Martin Denny
Courtesy of EMI Rercords
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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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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