Former wrestler Ricky and his wife Julia make a living performing with their children Saraya and Zak. When brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, they learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible.
Some of the side characters, while not specifically named, are meant to resemble sports entertainers and Paige's WWE coworkers Charlotte Flair and Pete Dunne, among others. See more »
During Paige's WWE Championship match, at the 1 hour 39 minute mark, an audience member is shown with an Apple Watch. Apple Watches were not debuted until 1 year later to that date. See more »
[Zak and Raya stop at a park bench after jogging. Zak then starts doing reverse push-ups on the bench while Raya sits down]
My name's Zak Zodiac. When I was three years old, I could name every WWE wrestler just by looking at his boots. Zak Zodiac. Every wrestler just by looking at his boots. When I was three years old, I could name...
[Zak notices the concerned look on Raya's face]
You all right?
[Raya nods. Zak sits down]
All right, what's wrong? I know when you're lying.
This is our shot, Zak.
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The scenes over the end credits come from the 2012 UK Channel 4 documentary 'The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family'. This is supposedly the documentary The Rock saw that got him interested in producing a film about Paige's story. See more »
In order to obtain a PG-13 rating in the US, some swearing was edited out of the film. The Blu-ray included an R-rated 'director's cut' which restores the edits. See more »
Although I'm a casual wrestling fan of over 20 years, I wasn't really planning on seeing this. Paige was a good wrestler, but her life story wasn't something I had any interest in. However, even if a lot of stuff might of been "enhanced," the movie doesn't fail to be entertaining. There's a surprisingly good amount of sharp wit and one-liners without being too screwball and keeping the drama intact. All the cast is great, especially Vince Vaughn as the coach who has to dash the recruits' dreams.
But I thought it glossed over too much of what made her special enough to rise in the first place. Sure she had the talent, but if you want to know how she made jump to champion then you're going to be disappointed. So they could've expanded a bit more on that.
Overall, it was a fun time and I can give a hearty recommendation even if you don't care for wrestling.
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