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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gordie Boggs
... Jimmy King
... Sean Dawkins
... Goldberg
... Sasha
... DDP
... Mr. Boggs
... Isaac
... Sting
... Titus Sinclair
... Sal Bandini
... Eugenia King
Tait Smith ... Buddy King
... Mrs. MacKenzie
... Jane King


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.



Release Date:

7 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wrestling Movie  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,257,778, 9 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,372,410, 21 May 2000
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rey Mysterio appears in the opening match. This was around the time when he did not wear a mask as part of his character. See more »


Several moves the wrestlers do only work if there is participation from both men and is shown. However, the movie contradicts itself when participation between both men is not being done. See more »


Eugenia King: What are ya high? I haven't seen him in two years. All I've got to remember him by is an itchy crotch. You ever see crabs up close? Wanna see?
Gordie Boggs: Fantastic!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes and additional scenes run during the first half of the credits. See more »


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


Lohengrin (Prelude, Act III)
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker (as Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti)
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I'm not "Ready" to watch this film again
6 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Ready To Rumble" is an example of what's wrong with films today. From its glorification of professional wrestling to its non-stop scatalogical humor, it was painful to watch. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy stupid comedies as much as the next guy, but watching David Arquette acting more like a baboon than on his telephone commercials is not my idea of a fun time. Will someone please get this guy a new agent? Courtney Cox, please read some of these scripts before he signs on! Meanwhile, Oliver Platt is completely unbelievable as the "professional wrestling champion of the world." Poor Martin Landau is reduced to playing a over-the-hill wrestler. The only laughable part of this movie, besides the fact that it was so bad, was a hilarious crack on Michael Bolton. I admit you are at a disadvantage if you are not a pro-wrestling fan, but I would hope even The Rock would lay the smackdown on this film. The act of watching this movie is as painful as the countless hits to the crotch the filmmakers thought were so amusing. This film is below the belt, and unless you are a big Adam Sandler fan, stay out of the ring for this one.

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