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Canadian Bulldog's Breaking News: Stallone Accuses WWE Films Of Copying Movie

By Canadian Bulldog
Jan 4, 2007, 18:21


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Breaking News: Stallone Accuses WWE Films Of Copying Movie

 
 
Above: Former WWE performer The Rock in a poster for his newest film.
 

By Canadian Bulldog, World Wrestling Insanity News

 

(Hollywood, CA) - Sylvester Stallone, one of Hollywood's highest paid actors and the star of films such as "Rambo" and "Demolition Man", is accusing World Wrestling Entertainment's WWE Films division of blatantly ripping off one of his films.

 

Stallone claims that WWE Films' newest venture, a movie entitled "Rocky Maivia", mimics one of his own. We're just not sure which one he's talking about.

 

"You know, I 'ont wanna beshdlef or nuthin', but aaaay, belsazz done for arbl, right?" Stallone said during an exclusive interview with World Wrestling Insanity News. We think he may be referring to "Judge Dredd". Or maybe "Cliffhanger"?

 

According to the film industry website Ain't It Cool News, "Rocky Maivia" tells the story of former 7-time WWE Champion The Rock, returning for one final chance for glory. Past his prime and having moved on to other ventures, The Rock challenges current champion John Cena, who is hated by fans because he can't find any competition (or because he won't sell for opponents; either way).

 

WWE Films has already produced several tag lines for the film, including "Finally… The Rock has come back… to wrestling, in a round about kind of way!"; "Just bring it. Again."; "Know your role and shut your mouth."; and "It doesn't MATTER what the film's name is!"

 

While casting decisions are up in the air, Variety reports that WWE Films is interested in having Dwayne Johnson ("Gridiron Gang", "Doom") play the title role. At the very least, Johnson has agreed, in principle, to pose for poorly-doctored promotional photos of the film, such as the one below:

 
 
 
Above: Maivia poses with his trainer… let's just say for argument's sake, Chavo Guerrero Classic.
 

 

Up until now, Stallone had retained excellent relations with WWE. He inducted Hulk Hogan to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and was recently interviewed on Monday Night Raw by Jerry "The King" Lawler about some movie he was promoting.

 

"I don't mean da fasye no disrespect or nuthin', I'm just saying, giffta brgehy theo m the sjesh kluffomeyer," explained Stallone. "Ieeyou!"

 

Perhaps he's thinking it's too close to the plot of "Get Carter"?

 

For what it's worth, WWE Chairman and bastion of integrity Vince McMahon vehemently denies ripping off any of Stallone's concepts.

 

"Look at the two films we've produced so far," McMahon argued. "If we were stealing anybody else's work, surely we could have put out better crap than this."

 
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 Canadian Bulldog is a borderline journalist who writes weekly for World Wrestling Insanity and Online Onslaught and has published his own book of nutty e-mails to wrestlers. See his obscenely expensive Canadian BullBLOG for more details. He welcomes your comments at CanadianBulldog@worldwrestlinginsanity.com


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