Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling

In this short film, director/screenwriter Max Landis swedes the rise of Triple H as an argument I’ve heard a lot recently and grown to respect: TV wrestling isn’t meant to be a sport, it’s meant to be a story, and beyond that there are loads of other secret stories swirling around us– a creativity drawn up in ads, celebrity gossip, demographics, political stumping and more. I never watched wrestling growing up, but Landis’ own telling of the legend and his cartoonish filmic sensibilities fit his bombastic subject well. (That said, I wish I could grow to respect Max Landis’ beer-crackin’ mannerisms and goofy in-your-face broposture.)

2 thoughts on “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling

  1. Your maternal great grandmother Bee and I used to watch pro wrestling from New Haven hosted by McMahon’s old man pretty much every Saturday night when I was perhaps ten.

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