Reviewing ‘THE WRESTLER’…

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The Wrestler is fictional story about Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson, a partially retired wrestler who used to be one of the big stars in the industry but now works house shows for small crowds while maintaining a job at the butchers. It tells the story of a wrestlers life behind the ring and curtains and what the audience doesn’t see. It shows all the heart ache with his medical, financial and family problems all a cause of pro wrestling. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky

Interview with Darren Aronofsky

Interview with Mickey Rourke

Its interesting how he says in the interview that he went into the role with no respect for the business, but after 2 weeks of training he couldn’t walk up the stairs and but the end of the film had 3 MIR’s. Rourke is an ex boxer so he was able to compare the two. Boxing your looking to beat the guy as fast as possible, wrestling is more to do with working with your opponent, almost like a ballad.

Round-table discussion with Legends of Pro Wrestling ( From Right to Left: Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake, Diamond Dallas Page, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Lex Luger, Greg ‘The Hammer’ Valentine)


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