WWE Studios was the kind of venture to further bridge the gap between the still relatively niche world of professional wrestling, and the mainstream entertainment consciousness. Big budget movies? Starring WWE Superstars, no less? That was the proverbial yellow brick road to prosperity as WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon, once famously rebuked rival, Ted Turner: he wasn’t in the wrestling business -- he was in the entertainment business.
But let’s be real. Aside from breakout stars like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin,
Hulk Hoganand John Cena, how many silver-screen friendly wrestlers can you honestly name off the top of your head?
Have you heard of the Big Show, the seven-foot giant who starred in the family comedy, Knucklehead? What about Adam “Edge” Copeland? Before his ensemble role in SyFy’s Haven, he was buddy-copping around alongside Jamie Kennedy in a movie called Bending the Rules! You catch that in theaters? Okay, we didn’t think so -- but that doesn’t necessarily mean they were bad. Then again, who knows -- we haven’t seen ‘em, yet, ourselves.
But that’s exactly what we want to do at On This Very Screen. We want to take a critical eye (which is a pompous way of say we're gonna crack jokes and make obscure pop culture references) to the entire film catalog of WWE Studios, and give them seemingly what no current WWE fan has given them so far – a fair shake. We’re going to give you an honest look and a fresh take on Vince McMahon’s dream, and we’re going to do it from the perspectives of a life-long WWE zealot, a newly-rejuvenated fan of pro-wrestling, and someone who has absolutely no idea who Marty Jannetty is.
We’re going to bridge the gap between the bridging the gap, because -- let’s be honest -- this might just be the best thing to ever happen to WWE Studios.
Sincerely, Marc, Annie, Paolo