Not sure why this is getting such bad ratings. I love this movie. Its a ton of fun with alot of great comedy. Its essentially a popcorn flick so trying to get something serious out of it is pointless (its wrestling after all).
This is yet another example of people's crazy hatred of certain Movies.This Movie was not that bad at all!As A matter of fact as far as 'Wrestling Movies' are concerned it's nearly Gone With The Wind!The plot was fairly decent as two Wrestling Fans attempt to track down one of their Wrestling Heroes throughout the **** 'Bad Guy' is essentially Eric Bischoff (Former Boss of World Championship Wrestling),but played by An Actor of course.There were tons of Wrestlers in the Movie and even though they weren't in every single scene they had A key role in the Movie ****,as A Wrestling Movie is concerned I don't believe you can get much better.However,what I believe why people hate on this Movie so much is when this Movie was made WCW was losing the Rating against the WWF (now WWE) and by the time the Movie was released it was irrelevant to A great majority of Wrestling fans which it was garnered specifically **** did everything possible to promote the Movie as best as they could,but they were fighting A losing battle as WWF would eclipse WCW in the Ratings Wars,thus the Movie was basically dead on arrival.This would be further compounded by the fact that the star of the film David Arquette actually won the WCW World Heavyweight Title (One of the most legendaryand prestigious Wrestling tiles in history).This further infuriated the small base of WCW Fans as well as Wrestling fans in general against the Movie **** far as I recall,I was interested at the time to see anything involving Wrestling period and was somewhat excited to see it.I already expressed how much I like,so I will finish up by saying I could understand at the time why people disliked the Movie back then,but now I have absolutely no comprehension why people still consider it one of the worst Wrestling Movies of all **** bottom line is that compared to most 'Wrestling Movies' ,Ready To Rumble still holds up nicely and for anyone to simply hate on it without reexamining it again is just stupid in my opinion.I guarantee you if you watch it again objectively now of days I believe that you will see it in A entirely different light.
While the comedy was disappointingly unfunny most of the time and the acting wasn't particularly good, it's still a fairly enjoyable and entertaining movie. If you're a wrestling fan, you will probably like this movie.