Wrestling movies: Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Wrestler, Beyond the Mat, Fighting with my Family

This episode, Game Film focuses on movies about professional wrestling. Hosts Aron Harris and Os Davis take a look at:

• Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) – The Rod Serling-scripted, star-studded (Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris and a cameo by Muhammad Ali) production of a washed-up boxer;

• The Wrestler (2008) – the Mickey Rourke comeback vehicle about a pro wrestler who faded in obscurity after enjoying superstardom in the 1980s;

• Beyond the Mat (1999) – a fan’s documentary on various aspects of the pro wrestling business with something of a focus on Terry Funk, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Mick Foley; and

• Fighting with my Family (2019) – the based-on-a-true-story tale of NXT and WWE star Paige from her roots in her parents’ ragtag wrestling company in England to breaking into the upper ranks.

See you in the film room…

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