WWE invades the 2015 Academy Awards
Sure, Michael Keaton was pretty fantastic in “Birdman” and Benedict Cumberbatch gave a tour de force performance in “The Imitation Game,” but what would happen if your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas took over the year’s most celebrated films? In honor of the 87th Academy Awards, WWE.com gives several Oscar-nominated motion pictures a sports-entertainment spin. Check out these reimagined Oscar flicks, then download and print your own posters of each movie mashup!
‘The Grand SmackDown Hotel’
When The Rock talked about checking opponents into the SmackDown Hotel, you didn’t honestly think he was speaking metaphorically, did you? In this quirky surrealist comedy, The People’s Champ must maintain a balance between being WWE Champion and serving as concierge of one of Miami’s finest inns. However, things become even more complicated when The Great One is accused of pie theft, and joins up with one of his bellhops (Mankind) to clear his name.
‘Zig-Man’ or (‘The Unexpected Virtue of Showing Off’)
He’s a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, a four-time Intercontinental Champion and a former Mr. Money in the Bank. Yet, to many of his staunchest critics, he’s best known as “Zig-Man,” WWE’s brash and often outspoken Showoff takes to social media to vent his frustrations with management — namely The Authority. As he continues to bang his head against a glass ceiling in his latest career endeavor, can Ziggler finally prove his detractors wrong and steal the show at WrestleMania?
‘Into the Swamp’
Agony! Misery! Woe! All of these await any princes, princesses, bakers or children unfortunate enough to stumble into Bray Wyatt’s swamp. In this film adaptation of the off-off-off-Broadway musical, an evil force (Wyatt) wreaks havoc with the lives of several fairy tale characters — all of whom learn that not everyone gets a happy ending.
Funk was on a roll, until WWE Diva Cameron turned her back on her longtime friend, Naomi. In this stirring psychological drama, based on the critically-acclaimed novel, Naomi must cope with the disappearance of Funk as she unravels the mystery behind Cameron’s newfound infatuation with reflective surfaces.
‘Guardians of the WWE Universe’
Get “Hooked on a Feeling” with this hilarious space opera starring an intergalactic adventurer (Stardust) and his ragtag group of allies as they protect the cosmos from evil. Legendary rogue Stardust joins a steel-willed warrior (Paige), a tattooed powerhouse (Batista) and the unusual duo of Ballistic Bull and Rowt (El Torito and Erick Rowan) as they put aside their differences for the good of the WWE Universe. Be sure to stay through the credits!
‘The Impersonation Game’
What happens when a stunt double is a little too good at his job? In this historical spy thriller, Damien Mizdow is embedded alongside Hollywood “A-lister” The Miz, but when his skills as a doppelganger begin to distract audiences from “The Moneymaker,” Mizdow is demoted to personal assistant. Will Mizdow obey the self-proclaimed movie star, or will he try to crack the enigma behind The Miz’s baffling success?