entertainers aka WWE wrestlers aka superstars, heading
for Hollywood to make movies, television shows
got the basics of acting chops and improv; Action and stunt naturals
crop of pro wrestling stars following in the footsteps of "Rowdy" Roddy
Piper, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, Terry Funk and who can blame them
Piper and Vince McMahon
late, great, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and living legend, Jesse "The
Body" Ventura were a couple of the first wrestlers to turn their hand to
Hollywood, but there are far from the last to put their creative acting skills
to the test on a platform even greater that Vince McMahon's giant wrestling canvas
says Media Man agency...
Cena, the most famous of the current wrestler turn movie star, has further infiltrated
Hollywood and now it appears at least two more WWE Superstars are following in
Lynch, who will be appearing in Billions on Showtime on 5/3 at 9 pm
eastern, is getting television and movie offers. Hollywood directors are certainly
interested in casting her in big movie projects.
renown wrestling and MMA journalist and commentator, Dave Meltzer noted in the
Wrestling Observer Newsletter that a major national womens magazine is preparing
for a major feature on Lynch and others in the entertainment world are interested
in her because of how she connects with the live audience.
Wrestling, media and branding mastermind, Paul Heyman has suggested things for
her to tweet and her Twitter strategy appears to be working a charm. Agencies
including the Media Man Group have bought into her antics. Former UFC champion
Ronda Rousey has also been whipping up a social media frenzy with her social media
scribes of late.
grappler who is getting offers is Roman Reigns. He will be in David Spades
move entitled The Wrong Missy on streaming giant Netflix. The movie
is set to premiere on 5/13 and Reigns has interest from Hollywood producers for
other upcoming projects.
general consensus is that doors were opened for him when he did the Hobbs and
Shaw movie, which cousin Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson helped bring about.
vibe on Reigns is that he has the look of a star who will come off well on television
shows. That IT factor helps drawn big audiences, followers across the globe, and
hence the money machine that usually follows.
Reigns and Lynch choose to take on more roles then it could be the start of them
taking on a limited schedule with WWE, similar to what John Cena did when he started
to get movie offers.
the current worldwide situation, economic and otherwise, any well paid gig is
a good gig, and Reigns and Lynch are smartly exploring other options, regardless
of what WWE king pin Vince McMahon really thinks of the situation, politics, exclusivity
on stars or otherwise.
showbiz and WWE grapplers are naturals in rolling with the punches. These wrestlers
know how to get attention, sell tickets, and work the media and marketing machine.
Little wonder Hollywood is calling. Answer that call.
Lynch. WWE circa 2018
Reigns and Dwayne "The
"The Body" Ventura in Predator
Funk in Wildside
Savage, Hulk Hogan
and Pamela Anderson (Baywatch)
Stallone (Paradise Alley)
Race (then NWA Champion)
and Sylvester Stallone
Wrestler (2008) staring Mickey Rourke
3. Thunderlips (Hulk Hogan) and Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)
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