As the United States continues deals with the many challenges occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, Netflix continues to provide a source of escapism. In that vein, we bring to your attention a World Wrestling Entertainment movie being released on April 10th, by the streaming service.
A Netflix movie for the whole family, The Main Event follows an 11-year old boy who aspires to become the next big pro wrestling superstar in the WWE.
Focusing on pro wrestling, we at CYInterview have had compelling conversations with many of the greats of the sport. Some of those CYInterviews – with legendary wrestlers who have passed on – include “Classy” Freddie Blassie [see here], Bruno Sammartino [see here], “Macho Man” Randy Savage [see here], “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes [see here], Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka [see here], Bobby “The Brain” Heenan [see here] and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper [see here].
Now that we are here in Las Vegas, we reunited with our friend, Jake “The Snake” Roberts back in 2017 [see here] and in recent years have spoken with “The Genius” Lanny Poffo – the brother of the late great “Macho Man” Randy Savage [see here].
Of course, our good friend Ric Drasin, who is the dean of golden age bodybuilding, is a now retired professional wrestler and wrestling trainer. You can see our last CYInterview with him, where we discussed his friend the incomparable “Judo” Gene LeBell by clicking here.
Professional wrestling provides a terrific escape from the challenges now confronting us.