3+ The Main Event Reviews – We’ve Seen This Match Before

The Main Event ⭐️½

Some believe there are no original stories left to tell. If you’ve read every single story ever written, that’s probably true. The basic plot structures in every genre likely have been told.

It’s the style, spice and perspective that provide nearly limitless variations.

When I come to a story ripe with cliches like this one, I’m looking for a fresh perspective, a different mixture of the story stew. This one comes up pretty short in that department, unfortunately.

Even though the feature reflects WWE’s core values built on family, teamwork and inspirational aspirations, and contains healthy messages about proving one’s mettle using wit and wisdom, “The Main Event” sags far too frequently.

‘The Main Event’ Review: Netflix’s Family Film Has a Fighting Spirit – Variety

… you’ve been warned, SPOILERS ahead …

Wrestling is kind of interesting

The idea of an young boy wrestler beating the adult giant wrestlers has potential. Some of the ring antics shown are cool like when Leo jumps from one corner to the other. That would really turn heads.

I was a little mixed up on one scene involving the bullies at school and Leo. The lights go off, does he put on the mask? Because all of a sudden he goes super strength and leaves the three bullies hanging from their underwear. Also, how does the teacher who busts the boys know it was Leo? Just because he’s standing there among the other kids looking guilty? Head scratch.

Reviews by Others

Let’s see what others are saying about The Main Event?

Recommended

  1. HCMovieReviews: “…is far from the upper card, but certainly not a dark match. Despite being overly childish now and again, there is a fun charm to this spectacle.”
  2. Jesse Revell Reviews: “…a very solid wrestling movie for kids but it isn’t the best wrestling movie ever (that belongs to ‘Ready to Rumble’).”

Not Recommended (or undecided or unstated)

  1. Doc / Embrace Your Geekness: “This was not terrible, but it is, most likely, going to be more enjoyable for younger viewers.  It is silly and predictable and makes little sense.  Gigantic WWE fans, especially the younger ones, might like this more than others.”
  2. Keith Noakes / Keith Loves Movies: “…may very well serve as a decent distraction but there are plenty of better wrestling films out there.”

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Is Ronda Rousey’s Meltdown on WWE Fans Real or Fake?

The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father’s Eyes ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The phrase: don’t bite the hand that feeds seem to be apt for the vitriol at “ungrateful fans” from Ronda Rousey — if it’s real.

That’s the question with pro wrestling: how much of what you’re seeing is and isn’t real?

You might have heard Rousey’s name, the former UFC badass that was the master of the arm bar submission. She lost her last two bouts, retired and went to pro wrestling.

I haven’t followed her career in wrestling, but have seen stories here and there suggesting she’s been doing well there, and good for them.

Until I saw this story that she’s tired of the road and, perhaps, truly disgruntled with fans.

“So it’s just like … what am I doing it for if I’m not being able to spend my time and energy on my family, but instead spending my time and my energy on a bunch of f*cking ungrateful fans that don’t even appreciate me? I love performing. I love the girls. I love being out there … but, at the end of the day, I was just like, ‘F*ck these fans, dude.’ My family loves me and they appreciate me and I want all my energy to go into them.

Ronda Rousey Says She Won’t Return Full-Time, Blames Ungrateful Fans

Ouch. I’m guessing this won’t go well with wrestling fans. Or maybe it will, as she’s turning into a WWE villain.

You can watch Ronda Rousey’s documentary on Netflix — click the title link at the start of this post for my review — and learn more about her time before she went to wrestling. There’s a good story there.

As for melting down against fans? I can’t really comment, because I don’t know if it’s real angst or a con job to rile up the fans (so more ticket sales will be generated). After all, the “Rowdy” in Ronda’s fighting name came from one of the best rile-em-up masters in wrestling: Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Ronda is now battling with another female wrestler, Nia Jax, in a war of words outside the ring:

“Anyone who is outraged by me calling pro wrestling ‘fake fights for fun’ has never been in a REAL fight,” Rousey wrote. “While you all are tip toeing around bruising some pro wrestlers’ huge soft egos – no one is thinking about all the REAL fighters you’re insulting when pretending pro wrestling is somehow on the same level of realism. Yes, I understand, wrestling 300 days a year for years on end is incredibly tough on the body and a difficult profession – but do you know what would happen if you got in 300 REAL fights in a year? You would be dead.”

The escalating ruse paving Ronda Rousey’s path toward WWE return

Hype or real? I don’t know. Usually you don’t see the wrestlers using the four letter F-word that ends with an ‘e’ instead of a ‘k’, so maybe this is real. What Ronda describes as a grueling physical run for the sport is real, the people involved are all in very good shape actors who spend a lot of time on the road working. Fans that love the sport and are very passionate about it are real, too. It’s fun entertainment to watch, especially when there are spirited personalities.