Monday, April 6, 2020

Netflix launching 2 new projects for WWE fans to stream: The Big Show Show and the Main Event film

This past weekend wrapped up the biggest night(s) of the year for wrestling fans as we tuned into Wrestlemania 36, a welcomed distraction from all of the news flying around about the current coronavirus pandemic. As the only major sporting event to air globally, many viewers were torn between the idea of the show carrying on in an empty arena with no high energy chanting from the crowd of 80,000 viewers or over the top pyro and larger than life characters vs postponing the highly anticipated battles between our favorite WWE superstars to a later date.

We caught the first night and got such a kick out of the boneyard match with The Undertaker and AJ Styles, this was definitely an out of the box and entertaining moment. There were some great surprises and overall it was a history-making showcase of talent that will be talked about for a long time. 

Now that it's over, Netflix is helping us all stay entertained while bunkered down at home and bringing us some family-friendly fun with two exciting new project collaborations with the WWE: The Big Show Show series starring world wrestling entertainment superstar The Big Show, Paul Wright and a new original film 'The Main Event' starring Seth Carr and Tichina Arnold.            

If you've been following us in this space over the last six years you know we've been long time members of the WWE Universe, with Mike and I watching as kids back when it was the WWF and our own boys becoming true fans and dreaming of becoming tag team partners someday.

 We've had some really incredible and random opportunities (like the kids ending up in two pay-per-view commercials) to meet some of the most legendary superstars, including chatting with the Big Show at Jets games and a surprise meeting with Kofi Kingston who makes an appearance in the 'Main Event' original movie. Featuring their superstars in roles they'd portray as themselves on the big and small screen wasn't new to WWE studios. They'd done an impressive job of bringing the story of Diva and women's champion Paige to life back in 2019 in the Annapurna Pictures film 'Fighting with my family'.  To say we're pretty hyped about the new content coming to Netflix this week is an understatement. 

The Big Show Show

The new scripted 10-episode series, produced by WWE Studios, has Paul Wright playing a fictitious newly retired version of himself and also stars Allison Munn (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn; That '70s Show) as his wife, Reylynn Caster (American Housewife) plays his teenage daughter Lola, Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) and Lily Brooks O'Brian play his two younger daughters.

“When the teenage daughter of the Big Show, a retired world-famous WWE superstar, comes to live with him, his wife and two other daughters, he quickly becomes outnumbered and outsmarted. Despite being 7 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, he is no longer the center of attention.”

The Main Event 

There have been a countless number of times I'd find the boys flopping around on their beds and our couches, raising their championship belts while pretending to be WWE tag team partners The New Day. When the boys had the chance to meet Kofi Kingston less than 24 hrs before he won the title at Wrestlemania 36, it was a priceless moment where they got to soak in some time with their Idol. Ironically they've always had a fascination with the masked, high-flying wrestler's Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio, so we knew they'd really enjoy watching the new family comedy, 'The Main Event'. 

When 11-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that grants him super strength, he uses it to enter a WWE competition. With the support of his grandmother (Tichina Arnold), Leo will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Can one kid win it all, in the face of epic challengers in the ring? Directed by Jay Karas, THE MAIN EVENT co-stars Adam Pally, Ken Marino, and features WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus. 

Make sure to check out the Big Show Show now streaming and The Main Event coming to Netflix on Friday, April 10th. 

Which of these new Netflix titles do you think you'll tune in for? Have a favorite wrestler? Let us know who in the comments. 

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