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The Wrestler (2008) - Plot Summary Poster

(2008)

Plot Summary

  • This is a drama about an aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. As he faces health problems that may end his wrestling career for good he attempts to come to terms with his life outside the ring: by working full time at the grocery store, trying to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and forming a closer bond with a stripper he has romantic feelings for. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, The Ayatollah, which may be his ticket back to stardom.

    - Written by Matlock-6
  • Robin Ramzinski, better known by his stage name Randy "The Ram" Robinson, is an aging wrestler who, after his heyday in the 1980s, continues his passion for wrestling. Randy is given the chance for redemption after agreeing to a 20th anniversary rematch against one of his old opponents, the Ayatollah. However, Randy is forced to retire after suffering from a heart attack. With his career over, Randy attempts to start a relationship with a stripper named Cassidy, but his advances are constantly turned down. Randy also tries to reconcile with his daughter Stephanie whom he abandoned at a young age, but she rejects him because of what she sees as his shortcomings as a father. Struggling to adjust to a new life, can Randy cope with retirement, or will he risk all and go back into wrestling?

    - Written by Sam
  • Twenty years ago, Randy 'The Ram' Robinson was a successful wrestler; now he is decadent, living alone in a trailer, working part time in a supermarket and wrestling in the weekends. After a wrestling match, Randy has a heart attack in the dressing room and has heart by-pass surgery; his doctor forbids him to use steroids or wrestle again. Randy decides to retire and proposes that the stripper and lap dancer Pam "Cassidy" move in with him. However she does not accept and suggests that he approach his daughter Stephanie to resolve their differences. Randy gets a full-time job in the supermarket, but he does not deal well with the world outside the arena and decides to return to the sport where he is recognized by his fans.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

Over the credits, we see numerous magazines and newspaper articles from the 80's, all of which feature Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke)...

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