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The Main Event (2020)

After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar.


Jay Karas


Larry Postel (screenplay by), Zach Lewis (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Seth Carr ... Leo
Tichina Arnold ... Grandma
Adam Pally ... Steve
Ken Marino ... Frankie
Aryan Simhadri ... Riyaz
Momona Tamada ... Erica
Glen Gordon ... Caleb
Keith Lee ... Smooth Operator
Babatunde Aiyegbusi ... Samson
Josh Zaharia ... Trevor
Dallas Young ... Mason
Bodhi Sabongui ... Luke
Matt Polinsky ... Corey Graves (as Corey Graves)
Renee Paquette ... Renee Young (as Renee Young)
Kofi Kingston ... Kofi Kingston


When 11-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that grants him super strength, he uses it to enter a WWE competition. With the support of his grandmother (Tichina Arnold), Leo will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Can one kid win it all, in the face of epic challengers in the ring? Directed by Jay Karas, THE MAIN EVENT co-stars Adam Pally, Ken Marino, and features WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus. Written by Netflix

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Just because it's for kids doesn't give it an excuse to be so damn lazy
11 April 2020 | by confrankSee all my reviews

This was the last, and debatably worst, project I was in as a background actor. For 4 days, I filmed the climax cringing and shaking my head at every bit of this brutal sequence I was participating in. The filmmakers know their main audience is kids who are WWE fans, and if they fall for lame WWE narratives they can get away with an excruciatingly lazy story and forced conflict that does these actors no service. The obvious wire work on all the fighting was cheap and sucked too. Are we really this easy to please with a slapdash feature length WWE advertisement when we're 10 years old?

Amongst it all, I can safely say the hip, grandma character is the worst goddamn thing you'll have to sit through. "you just got Grandma'd" will go down as the single worst piece of dialogue of 2020. Thank you Ken Marino for giving us just one funny character amidst the cringe.

Anyways, don't watch this. Maybe this quarantine shutting down all film productions is exactly what this industry needs to get its head on straight.

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10 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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