Being a wrestling fan for a big portion of my life, there were times when I stayed up all night just to watch wrestling. Stone Cold and The Rock were my two favorite superstars of all time. I even went to see a WWE live event in Kuala Lumpur in 2014. It was really spectacular watching it live near the ring.
I used to believe wrestling was real but one day I had to take a bit of time to really accept that wrestling wasn’t real at all. It is scripted but I do know that sometimes the pain is real.
This movie is about the life of Paige as she slowly becomes the superstar Diva in the WWE. Honestly, I did not know why Paige was until I watched this movie. I haven’t watched wrestling for many years even though my friend still told me that he still watches it weekly and follows up with ever single pay per view.
She comes from a wrestling family in Norwich, England and have been wrestling since she was 10. Her parents sign up her brother, Zak and her to try out at O2 Arena but WWE only agreed to sign her. Her brother tries to convince the WWE to give him another chance but he failed to do so.
As Paige enters the ring in her NXT live event. She freezes and is heckled really badly leaving her in a state of tears in the locker room. The NXT is a transitional training promotion by the WWE to find the next talent for WWE. After a lot of hard work and determination, she finally gets to Wrestlemania 30. She meets with the Rock who gives her the good news that she makes it to the main roster of the WWE. She has to wrestle AJ Lee for the WWE Women’s championship and wins.
2018, She had this injury that led to her ending her career.
I watched the whole movie and did some research. Some portions of the movie isn’t factual like her trainer who appears in the movie played by Vince Vaughn is fictional. Usually the real trainer in WWE is usually experience wrestlers who have been in the WWE for a long time.
I prefer him to be playing comedic roles. One day, he changed into this new style which had me taken by surprise.
The movie from my view lacks climax. It felt monotonous at times. When I watched the movie, I couldn’t feel the struggle faced by new wrestlers who would one day be WWE Champions. There was this lack of depth in character.
From my view, it’s not easy to make it in WWE. It’s a pretty tough career to be in. Why is it scripted while everyone gets paid differently. Does that mean that if the management likes certain superstars, they have bigger paychecks?