Harry 'Red' Newman: You see, in Oklahoma not all legends are about victory. Some are less obvious. Some you don't see coming. Some are born out of struggle.
Sharon Chetley: Did somebody hit you? Tell me who, Calvin.
Cal Chetley: Why? Whadda ya gonna do? Pop a cap in his butt?
Sharon Chetley: I could.
Cal Chetley: Ah, then we'd have to move.
Cal Chetley: Hey, Luli, if I tell you something, promise you won't laugh?
Luli Stringfellow: No.
Cal Chetley: I want to join the wrestling team. What do you think?
Luli Stringfellow: Do you know how?
Cal Chetley: No, but my dad was a college champion and my brother was an All-American, so I figure it's in the genes.
Luli Stringfellow: Doesn't look like it to me.
Billy Barrow: Think Chetley here is interested in my mother.
Coach Tennent: Chetley, you're... you interested in Barrow's mother?
Cal Chetley: No, sir. Least not with all her clothes on.
Cal Chetley: Joined the wrestling team today.
Sharon Chetley: I knew it. I knew it. Damn it. Damn it!
Cal Chetley: I want to wrestle, Luli.
Luli Stringfellow: I thought you were. What happened?
Cal Chetley: Told my mom about it.
Luli Stringfellow: And?
Cal Chetley: And she just about gave birth.
Sharon Chetley: There are things about Mike you don't know, Cal doesn't know. You know, it turns out he wasn't as unbreakable as everybody made him out to be. Nobody is.
Coach Tennent: You know, if I say no to Cal, you're just asking for a different kind of trouble. I'll tell you what I'll do. How about I watch him just to make sure he's out there for the right reasons?
Sharon Chetley: And if another Mike shows up at tomorrow's practice, willing to sacrifice everything in his life for this, you're-you're gonna tell him to ease off?
Coach Tennent: Yes, I will.
Sharon Chetley: At the cost of victories?
Coach Tennent: Trust me.
Sharon Chetley: I-I don't really even know you, but you... you better be tellin' the truth. That kid is all I got.
Cal Chetley: Hey, Donald, do you think I'm the worst 135-pounder in the region?
Donald Worthington.: You haven't officially wrestled in enough matches to be considered the worst wrestler in the region, according to the state athletic commission. Do they think there's anyone in the region you can defeat before the year's over? It's mathematically possible.
Cal Chetley: Oh, well, thank's for not saying no.
Harry 'Red' Newman: Well, I know a little somethin' about brothers. Had eight of 'em. And if you need your brother, I can promise you that he needs you. Now, he may not know it like you know it, but he does.
Mike Chetley: You want me to teach you how to wrestle?
Cal Chetley: No. No, Mike, you-you... got a lot goin' on. It's not that important.
[Mike waits for the truth]
Cal Chetley: Yes, I w-would love it if you'd teach me to wrestle.
[Scenes of Mike privately advising Cal are interspersed with later scenes of Cal at weigh-ins]
Mike Chetley: [privately] Psychology.
Weigh-in Official: [at weigh-ins] 129 and a half. Step down, please.
Mike Chetley: First time you see your opponents at weigh-in...
Weigh-in Official: Next weight class, 135. Claymore, step up, please.
Mike Chetley: ...look right through him. He doesn't exist. It's a confidence game. Somehow, YOU are gonna instill fear.
Weigh-in Official: 134 and a half. Step down, please. Riverdale.
Coach Tennent: Chetley.
Mike Chetley: You're thinkin' one thing, that your girlfriend is in the front seat of his car, and if you lose she's goin' home with him. And you think that over and over again. And let it burn - because it'll show in your eyes.
Coach Tennent: Chetley!
Weigh-in Official: Step up, please.
Mike Chetley: Do it right, sometimes they pee themselves.
Mike Chetley: Yeah. There's one more thing. Ya gotta weigh in naked.
Cal Chetley: [chuckles] Naked?
Mike Chetley: It's... trust me, it's uncomfortable, but it makes them MORE uncomfortable, because it shows you're proud and it shows you got nothin' to fear.
Weigh-in Official: 135 even. Step down, please. 140.
Mike Chetley: After that, you find a spot in that gym. It's your spot, your space. You go there, bring music with you, music you love, music that gets into your soul. You do all those things, and THAT'S gonna give you the edge.
Cal Chetley: [watching Luli eat fries] You know, a good friend wouldn't eat those in front of me.
Sharon Chetley: I just want you to know I-I'm proud of you for gettin' out there.
Cal Chetley: But?
Sharon Chetley: But nothin'. I wish it were golf, but it... it's not, so... just know I'm gonna be there for you.
Cal Chetley: Okay.
Sharon Chetley: No matter what, I'm gonna be there for you. You gotta know that, just... don't let it push you too far, PLEASE.
Cal Chetley: Mom, I'm havin' fun.
Sharon Chetley: One day when we're older and sittin' in rockin' chairs, I want you to describe to me - in a way I can understand - HOW WRESTLIN' is FUN.