The Rock waxes poetic on new wrestling movie: 'Fighting with My Family'

YouTube download / AP video / (29 Jan 2019) Film producer Dwayne Johnson talks about the inspiration behind the wrestling film "Fighting With My Family" and reveals what his "Jungle Cruise" co-star Emily Blunt will brag about the next time he sees her.

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORLANDO, Fla -- WWE Hall of Famer The Rock is excited about the movie he produced and stars in, "Fighting With My Family" about English pro wrestler Paige.  

The Rock endeavored to make the movie happen after seeing a documentary on Paige's life called "The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family," on British TV back in 2012 when he was in London shooting the action-movie continuum "Fast & Furious 6." 

The movie premiere of the female wrestler at Sundance Film Festival received a thumbs up from the website Deadline Hollywood as a "triumphant tale about Norwich, UK born wrestler Paige who worked her way up from working-class roots, defied TV wrestling’s glam female stereotype and became the youngest Divas Champion in WWE history at the age of 21."

Paige, the general manager of WWE's Tuesday night Smackdown brand, has been off the weekly broadcasts over the last several weeks while promoting the movie. 

 

 

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