10 Wrestlers Who Deserve Biopics (And Who Should Play Them)

WWE biopics that must happen. Paul Giamatti as Paul Heyman, Nicolas Cage as The Undertaker!

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The world of professional wrestling is full of some of the most outlandish characters ever seen on TV. As a business, it attracts eccentrics thanks in part to its flashy nature and high physical requirements. Because of this, the world of sports entertainment is a melting pot of drama, filled to the brim with potential storytelling in cinematic form.

Although there are many fantastic tales to be told - and many perfect actors to star in them - viewers haven't been given many wrestling biopics. Therefore as fans of the industry, it is our job to create hypothetical movies for ourselves and imagine how fantastic they would be.

The following entries would make for utterly compelling films and could give the movie business an entirely new perspective on the professional wrestling industry's harsh reality, whilst still being a tonne of fun.

A significant reason why these films would work is that the leading figures already have pitch-perfect casting choices that could make the movies viable. The entries coming up all discuss which actor that could be, and is likely to get fans everywhere dreaming of them becoming a reality.

10. Fit Finlay - Stephen Graham

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David Finlay Jr, otherwise known as Fit Finlay, is one of the biggest unsung heroes in wrestling. He has truly done a lot, not only for the business, but also for British performers in the American market. There is an abundantly obvious appeal to his engaging career coming to screen, as the documentary "The Fit Finlays", was a fascinating watch, even for those who may not enjoy wrestling.

Stephen Graham would be the perfect option for this role, as the pair bear a strong resemblance, with Graham clearly matching a younger version of the Northern Irish icon, and likely able to be made up to resemble his later years. Additionally, while Graham was born and raised in Lancashire, he is renown for his excellent accent work, as can be seen in movies like Snatch and The Irishman.

The actor even has a little experience with wrestling, as he starred in the movie Walk Like a Panther, which centred on a group of former performers who return to the ring to save their local pub.

Finlay's legacy is apparent but not as widespread as it deserves to be, and as such, a movie based on his life and career would do wonders for him and those involved.


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