WWE takes over the 2017 Academy Awards
This weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors the year’s best films and most nuanced performances with the 2017 Academy Awards. However, the honorees seem to be missing something. Where are the powerbombs? The RKOs? The Bella Twins? Fortunately, WWE.com has rectified the Oscars’ sports-entertainment deficit with six poster parodies that give some of this year’s hottest contenders a much-needed WWE spin.
This gripping biographical drama follows the First Lady of SmackDown LIVE during the days before John Cena’s tragic loss at SummerSlam 2016, and her subsequent navigation of Team Blue’s perilous and intensely political Women’s division.
When a WWE Superstar (Sheamus) vanishes following a barroom brawl, his tag team partner (Cesaro) must get to the bottom of the disappearance in this hilarious dark comedy from the directors of “The Big Valbowski,” “Good Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Inside Curt Hawkins.”
“HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY”
This British biographical comedy examines the life of Hunter Hearst Helmsley, a blue-blooded Greenwich socialite whose dreams of becoming the First Gentleman of WWE are cast aside once he befriends a known degenerate (Shawn Michaels) and develops an unhealthy obsession with sledgehammers.
Set in a bizarre, post-apocalyptic future, “The Viper” stars Randy Orton as a loner whose alliances tend to end badly. Now, he has 45 days to find a new tag team partner or he’ll be taken to a lab and transformed into an animal of his choosing. In his case? One of the most lethal serpents on the planet, the viper.
Starring in their first musical comedy, Lana and Rusev take audiences on a whimsical journey from the cold streets of Bulgaria to the bright lights of Nashville, Tenn., where they realize that all of your wildest dreams can come true if you crush your opponents and break their spirits.
“MAN BEAST BY THE SEA”
This emotional drama follows a hopeful free agent (Heath Slater), who goes undrafted by either Raw or SmackDown LIVE until an unexpected ally (Rhyno) helps the perennial underdog get signed to a lucrative contract by not only becoming his tag team partner in the ring, but in life as well.