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Wrestling Isn't Wrestling (2015)

A case study of longtime WWE superstar, Triple H, to explain why wrestling is an epic example of storytelling at its best.

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Max Landis

Writer:

Max Landis
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Cast

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Adam Savage ... Non-Fan
Jamie Hyneman ... Non-Fan
Max Landis ... Max Landis
Chloe Dykstra ... Triple H
Taliesin Jaffe ... Fancy Person
Lydia Bottom Lydia Bottom ... Fancy Person / Wrestler Mob
Mennell Tatiana Mennell Tatiana ... Fancy Person
Jacqueline Besson ... Fancy Person
Yuri Lowenthal ... Fancy Person
Matthew Mercer ... Fancy Person
Vincent Spano ... Creepy Old Man
Milana Vayntrub ... Ultimate Warrior
Rose Chirillo Rose Chirillo ... Hawk
Charley Feldman Charley Feldman ... Animal
Ana Walczak ... Shawn Michaels (as Ana Valentine)
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A case study of longtime WWE superstar, Triple H, to explain why wrestling is an epic example of storytelling at its best.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wrestling Isn't Wrestling See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia

Stephanie McMahon and Triple H both said on Twitter that they like what Max Landis did. See more »

Quotes

[Caption: When you say "I love pro wrestling," the response is inevitably... ]
Non-Fan: You do know it's fake, right?
[Caption: To which I say... ]
Max Landis: More real than any other TV show. WWE Raw features live death-defying stunts performed in front of an audience of thousands every week. People who feel the need to tell you that wrestling isn't real clearly don't watch wrestling because the show features an undead wizard...
[Caption: not kidding]
Max Landis: Leprechauns.
[Caption: not kidding]
Max Landis: An evil group of male ...
[...]
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Connections

References Clash of the Champions XXIV (1993) See more »

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It's My Time
Written by Alex Montilla and Chris Ranier
Vocals by Alex Montilla
Produced by Chris Ranier
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Excellent analysis of one great aspect of professional wrestling.
10 June 2015 | by ryansmorrisSee all my reviews

Not really much else to say, Max Landis has analysed the character of Triple H in such a way that anyone, wrestling fan or not, could understand. Wrestling Isn't Wrestling shows the progression from HHH's career beginnings as the Connecticut Blueblood, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and progressing through DX, evil DX, Evolution, his final years as a full-time wrestler and now, in the Authority. The representations of all male wrestlers as females (and Chyna as a male) is one of the things that makes Wrestling Isn't Wrestling unique. Overall I really enjoyed it, as did my friends, most of whom aren't wrestling fans. Definitely worth a watch.


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