FIRST LOOK: The Main Event – Netflix

Think a Little Big League vibe + Twilight Zone magic + professional wrestling (WWE) backdrop and that seems to be the magical story behind The Main Event.

An 11-year-old boy, Leo (Seth Carr) who wants — literally — inside the wrestling ring. Sounds kind of unusual and, no surprise, another Netflix Original released this Easter weekend.

Tichina Arnold, I wasn’t immediately familiar with her name as an actress. Looked her up on Wikipedia, I have seen her in films before — knew she looked familiar — Big Momma’s House, Little Shop of Horrors and has made more than a little splash on TV. Tichina plays the boy’s grandmother.

Tichina was on Tuesday’s “TMZ Live” to talk about “The Main Event,” when the conversation quickly turned to that old saying … Black don’t crack!!! See, she’s playing grandma — or as she puts it, G-ma — to an 11-year-old kid who gets his shot to become a WWE superstar.

Tichina Arnold Fired Up for Grandma Role in Netflix-WWE’s ‘Main Event’

I haven’t followed pro wrestling for years. Got to go back to the Rowdy Piper and Playboy Buddy Rose days, Andre the Giant, The Iron Sheik, that’s the pro wrestling I remember. Hulk Hogan, saw a few of his matches on TV. So, guessing, I’m not going to recognize many (any?) wrestlers here.

Seth Carr plays Leo in The Main Event official trailer

Netflix has been our top streaming source for seeing new movies and TV during the pandemic. Kara and I started watching the first season of Jason Bateman in Ozark last night and watched this movie today. A review and critique with reviews from others will be coming soon.

The Main Event is available for streaming April 10, 2020 on Netflix.

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