It was only a matter of time before the most dominant brand in Wrestling would team up with the most dominant streaming service in the world. Here’s everything we know about WWE Studios’ The Main Event.
The Main Event is an American sports-entertainment film and is a collaboration between WWE Studios and Netflix. Parks & Recreation director Jay Karas will direct, meanwhile the producers behind the film are WWE Studios’, Susan Levison, Maggie Malina, and Richard Lowell.
This is the first WWE Studios film to be exclusive to Netflix.
What is the plot of The Main Event?
The following synopsis has been given for The Main Event:
After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE Superstar.
Who is in the cast of The Main Event?
The following cast members have been confirmed for The Main Event:
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|TBA||Lisa Durupt||Shall We Dance | Preggoland | Psych|
|TBA||Adam Pally||Iron Man 3 | Dirty Grandpa | Band-Aid|
|TBA||Tichina Arnold||Everybody Hates Chris | Little Shop of Horrors | Martin|
|Ms. Cartwright||Lucie Guest||Never Better: A Closure for Comedy | You Me Her | Orphan Black|
|Lord Copperhead||Paul Lazenby||Deadpool 2 | Riverdale | The Predator|
|TBA||Seth Carr||Black Panther | Breaking In | Terminator Genisys|
|Mason||Dallas Young||Ready Player One | The Good Place | Shameless|
|Caleb||Glen Gordon||Proof | DC’ Legends of Tomorrow | A Heavenly Christmas|
|Luke||Bodhi Sabongui||DC’s Legends of Tomorrow | A Million Little Things | The Prince|
|Riyaz||Aryan Simhadri||Teachers | SEAL Team | Angie Tribeca|
|Erica||Momona Tamada||The Boys | The Terror|
The following WWE Superstars have been confirmed to appear in The Main Event:
Other superstars have been rumored to appear such as John Cena and Bray Wyatt.
What is the production status of The Main Event?
Filming for The Main Event began in the summer of 2019 on June 19th. It took less than two months for filming, concluding on August 12th, 2019.
Despite principal photography ending in August, the film has only recently changed its status to post-production. Editing the film is Dan Schalk, who was only recently announced as the editor of The Main Event.
British Columbia was the on-set location for filming The Main Event.
Has Netflix released a trailer?
Not yet! A trailer for The Main Event trailer is likely to drop at a WWE pay per view.
With the Royal Rumble at the end of January, we could see the trailer drop then. The next scheduled PPV after Royal Rumble is Elimination Chamber.
When is the Netflix release date?
With the film in post-production, we could see the release date for The Main Event being the weekend of Wrestlemania, April 3rd-5th, 2020.
Will The Main Event be a global exclusive?
From all the information we know so far, that’s a solid yes. Even though the WWE has typically released films straight to DVD or limited release in cinemas this will be their first collaboration with Netflix.
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