Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Top 12 Wrestlers’ Moments in Film


On Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD™ June 4


Today, many popular wrestling stars are taking turns on the silver screen and have caught the acting bug! Here, we’ll look at these action heavyweights and highlight some of their top on-screen moments, including Randy Orton, starring in 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded as Nick Malloy.

A twisted genius and a good man are going head-to-head in the ultimate game of cat and mouse! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios unveil a brand new chapter in its thrilling action franchise with 12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED. The second installment, starring WWE Superstar Randy Orton, debuts on Digital HD on May 21 and on Blu-ray and DVD on June 4 – just in time for Father’s Day.

As paramedic Nick Malloy, Orton jumps into overdrive in this pulse-pounding, thrill ride filled with gripping suspense! Malloy receives a terrifying call from a vengeful psychopath connected to his past, and the maniac (Brian Markinson) threatens to unleash a murder spree unless Nick can complete a series of 12 challenges without involving the cops or missing a single deadline. With no time to spare — and his own wife’s life on the line — Nick must piece together cryptic clues and hunt down the killer before it’s too late!

Randy Orton 

“Get a look at greatness!”

WWE superstar Randy Orton isn't a stranger to WWE Films and this June he’ll be hitting Blu-ray for the sports entertainment company in the action thriller 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded. This is the second installment in the franchise. The first 12 Rounds film was released in 2009 and starred WWE superstar and Heavyweight Champion John Cena. Orton, a former WWE Heavyweight Champion himself, takes over the lead role in the sequel.
Before his big screen career, Randy made his debut in WWE back in 2001. Orton is the youngest wrestler to become “World Heavyweight Champion” at the age of only 24. He has also won World Tag Team Championship teaming up with Edge. This Legend Killer is also winner of 2009 Royal Rumble. Randy was the Ex-Member of group Evolution which consists of Triple H, Ric Flair and Dave Batista.

John Cena 

“I haven’t backed down from a fight in my life, and I won’t start tonight.”

He's part wrestler, part rapper. And he's successful in both endeavors, cutting rap tracks and winning several titles in the ring, including the WWE Championship. Still wrestling in the WWE and its biggest star, Cena has made modest successes out of his WWE-produced starring roles in The Marine and 12 Rounds, and although his acting prowess has yet to be truly tested, there's no denying the current popularity of the 113kg Massachusetts native on the big screen.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson 

Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?”  

By far the most successful actor with a wrestling background, The Rock has firmly cemented his status as a full-fledged action star and a charismatic actor with considerable chops. The Rock made his big-screen debut in The Mummy Returns, which was so well received in the fans-sphere, that it led to spin-off/prequel film centering around his character The Scorpion King. He later starred in the often underrated actioner The Rundown, an update of Walking Tall, and the videogame-based sci-fi flick, Doom. Most recently he featured in Fast and Furious 5 and 6 along with leading the GI Joe sequel – GI Joe Retaliation.

Steve Austin 

"That's the Bottom Line Cause Stone Cold Said So!" 

Voted the most popular WWE superstar ever by wrestling fans, Austin is a four-time WWE champion and Hall of Fame inductee. Since leaving the company, he has played the lead in a string of low-budget but popular action movies, such as The Condemned. He also appeared in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables and has a comedy role in the forthcoming Adam Sandler film Grown Ups 2.

Hulk Hogan 

 “Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania destroys you?” 

Arguably the most famous wrestler ever, Hogan is a star of the 1980s and his name is synonymous with the industry. The inevitable film career brought mixed fortunes: a well-received cameo in Rocky III led to two starring roles in the 1990s comedies Suburban Commando and Mr Nanny, neither of which were loved by audiences or critics.

Jesse Ventura 

“Wrestling is ballet with violence” Jesse "The 'Governing' Body"

Ventura has enjoyed a long and varied professional life as a wrestler, a Navy diver, and a successful politician. Ventura's acting career is nothing to turn your nose up at either. First appearing in 1987's Predator alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, he later went on to star in a number of genre films like Guardian of the Universe, Demolition Man, Repossessed and teamed with Arnie again in The Running Man and Batman & Robin. Ventura made a memorable cameo as a "Man in Black" in the popular X-Files episode "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space.'" After his stint as the governor of Minnesota, "The Body" returned to acting (kind of) in 2005, lending his voice to an unseen motivational speaker in Johnny Knoxville's The Ringer.

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