Paige, the youngest female to ever win a WWE championship, battled supermodels, her own insecurities, Vince Vaughn, and even her entire family in the comedic bio-flick, Fighting with My Family.

As a teenager, Paige (Florence Pugh) was forced into her family business of professional wrestling. With her brother Zak (Jack Lowden) she became a great wrestler and trained others in their community. Eventually, they received a WWE tryout. The trainer Hutch (Vince Vaughn) chose Paige but not Zak. While Paige struggles to work her way to WWE television, Zak struggles with his dream dying.

Needless to say, this is a must watch for wrestling fans even if you are not a fan of Paige. The Rock’s limited scenes are hilarious and it is an intriguing take on how the WWE Performance Center is like. Hardcore fans might be upset with the twisting of the actual story. There is no mention of Paige’s win of the first ever NXT Women’s Title. But hey, the story is not as dramatic if she’s too successful.

Vaughn’s performance was spectacular. As one character he took on the role of not only the head of NXT but also the voice of WWE management as none of the McMahon family is featured. He not only pushes and guides Paige, but he also does his usual Vaughn comedy bit. His strong performance and presence was crucial. It never feels boring and he’s a big part of that. Nick Frost and Lena Headey as Paige’s parents carried the beginning portion of the jokes.

The bout between Paige and AJ Lee (Zelina Vega) was disappointing as it does not feel like an authentic WWE match. It feels disjointed from the crowd even though it was filmed at a WWE event.

There have been good wrestling movies and there have been terrible wrestling movies. This is fun, whether you are a fan of weird.

 

 

 

 

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