After presenting Beyond The Mat last November, Oli Davis, Luke Owen and Laurie “El Fakidor” Blake are back at The Prince Charles Cinema with a “Wrestle-A-Long” 35mm presentation of Ready To Rumble on May 7.
Released in 2000, this critically panned movie—based on the now defunct WCW—was largely overshadowed by the controversial storyline WCW employed to garner publicity for the film’s release. In an attempt to market the film and to attain more viewership for their weekly television show, WCW had the film’s star David Arquette, a real-life wrestling fan, win their prestigious World Championship. This decision is often cited as pivotal to the demise of WCW.
In 2018 Arquette has since returned to the world professional wrestling in an attempt to earn the respect of the fans that have trolled him since 2000; making it only fitting that we see this film return to the big screen!
Here we take a look at what became of some of the other stars of the movie, be they the actors in the main roles or the many many wrestler cameos, including one from a future multiple-time WWE Champion!
Tickets for the Wrestle-A-Long are available here.