Making Movie History: It Was A WrestleMania Weekend

So you get another week of me not having a full column, but it’s not entirely my fault because this past weekend was a bit hectic for me. Then this was a short work week due to the holiday today (Good Friday) making my work week extremely busy. None the less, I’m going to provide you with another, albeit short, list of things you need to know.

Alright, so this past weekend I was in Houston due to attending the WWE Hall Of Fame 2009 ceremony on Saturday night and then WrestleMania 25 on Sunday. It was a dream come true for me because I’ve been watching wrestling since the tender age of five and it was just so amazing to sit up in the press box and watch this event take place. Maybe it wasn’t the best WrestleMania in history, but it was awesome and included the phenomenal Undertaker/Shawn Michaels match.

Due to that wrestling bonanza; I give you films that are about wrestling or include wrestlers that I just think you should see. I certainly don’t believe they are all good, but you still should see them:

The Devil’s Rejects – Diamond Dallas Page

No Holds Barred – Hulk Hogan and Tiny Lister (aka Zeus). Come on now; you really can’t miss this movie and the sheer lunacy of it.

Spider-Man – Randy “Macho Man” Savage

Suburban Commando – Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker. Taker’s performance is just incredibly lame yet oh so awesome.

The Princess Bride – Andre The Giant in one of the greatest roles he’s ever been in whether on the big screen or in the ring. Fezzik may be big and plodding and all around not the greatest actor ever, but “Anybody wanna peanut?”

They Live – Rowdy Roddy Piper. Just watch it…it has Piper wearing special sunglasses that allow him to see aliens.

The Scorpion King – The Rock. Meh!

Rocky 3 – Hulk Hogan as Thunder Lips. Nuff said!

Man On The Moon – The story that delves into the brilliant mind of the late and great Andy Kaufman. Jerry “The King” Lawler is the wrestler that makes the biggest appearance and impact in the film because of the great storyline they played through in real life.

Ready To Rumble – It’s stupid and involves a ton of wrestlers from WWE present and past along with the now defunct WCW, but it’s still fun.

See No Evil – Kane in a cheesy horror slasher flick as the bad guy. Pretty fun!

The Marine – John Cena…meh times two!

Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia – Mr. Kennedy. This one is a lot better then it ever had any right to be whatsoever.

The Condemned – Stone Cold Steve Austin. I wanted so much to like this…but I didn’t. I’d still watch it again though.

Wrestling With Shadows – Bret “Hit Man” Hart. More of a documentary then a movie, but still needs to be watched.

Beyond The Mat – Numerous wrestlers included here and like “Wrestling With Shadows;” you just need to watch it.

Alright. That is my list of wrestling movies or at least those associated with wrestlers that many and all should see. If any of you have any other suggestions or good ones to check out, please leave your comments below. I’ll be back next week with my regular column, especially since I have more time. Trust me folks; I’ve got some doozies for you.

Have a safe and Happy Easter everyone!

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