Netflix issued the following press release this afternoon
SETH CARR, TICHINA ARNOLD, KEN MARINO, and ADAM PALLY STAR ALONGSIDE WWE SUPERSTARS IN JAY KARAS’ THE MAIN EVENT FOR NETFLIX AND WWE STUDIOS
Production on the Live Action Family Movie Commences This Week in Vancouver
Based on an original screenplay by Larry Postel.
Director: Jay Karas (Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, Break Point, Parks & Recreation)
Producers: WWE Studios’ Richard Lowell
Executive Producers: WWE Studios’ Susan Levison, along with Maggie Malina
Cast: Starring Seth Carr (Black Panther), Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood, Everybody Hates Chris), Ken Marino (The Other Two, Black Monday, Bad Milo), and Adam Pally (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Mindy Project) alongside WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus, among others.
Logline: After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar.
Production is currently underway in Vancouver and the film is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2020.
The Main Event joins a growing slate of live action movies featuring kids and teens and made for families, which includes the upcoming comedy Tall Girl, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, and Hello, Universe, based on Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Award-winning, New York Times bestselling novel.
WWE Studios is WWE’s multi-platform content division that develops and produces scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries and feature films. Recent projects include Andre the Giant, the Emmy-nominated documentary in partnership with HBO, as well as hit showsTotal Divas and Total Bellas on E! and Miz & Mrs. on USA. WWE Studios also recently produced the feature film Fighting with My Family in association with MGM and Seven Bucks Productions.
Seth Rollins was not WWE’s first pick for last night’s segment with DX and The O.C.
According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Ricochet was originally planned to to be a part of the segment, and was pulled due to an elbow infection. The company was planning on using him as a fresh face to “get the rub” from DX and endorse him as a major player in the company.
Seth Rollins ended up working a match against AJ Styles, and being a part of the segment. It’s unknown how long Ricochet will be out of action.
It was also noted that Rikishi was originally supposed to give D-Von Dudley and The Revival a “Stinkface”, but was not medically cleared to perform any moves.
The WWE 24/7 Championship changed hands 9 times over the course of tonight’s RAW Reunion event in Tampa, FL.
The event featured several WWE legends and Hall of Famers, and saw legends such as Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco win the championship. Alundra Blayze won the title at one point, and threw it in the garbage, similar to what she did with the WWF Women’s Championship on an episode of WCW Nitro in 1995.
The following title changes occurred during the show.
Jon Moxley will be making his Game Changer Wrestling debut at Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 2 on September 14 in Atlantic City, NJ.
Bloodsport events feature matches that must end in either a knockout or submission. The ring features no ropes or turnbuckles, and the matches are presented in a MMA style. Although these bouts are worked, competitors work stuff and the matches have a semi-shoot feel.
At the last Bloodsport event Josh Barnett and Minoru Suzuki worked until a time-limit draw.
GCW and Josh Barnett are teaming up to bring back one of the most talked about events of the year when Bloodsport comes to The Showboat in Atlantic City on Saturday, September 14th!
It’s the ultimate hybrid. MMA meets Pro Wrestling in the most intense, physical, and groundbreaking event in years. Who will survive when shit gets real?