Re-released 2015 Directors Cut
Directed by Cody Knotts
Wasting not a single scene the viewer is thrust immediately into an indie wrestling (Extreme Rising Wrestling Association) circuit environment, helmed by none other than the film's director (or at least it looks a lot like him). One that thrives on rampant testosterone, macho soap opera shenanigans, crooked money wheelin' and dealings and partially bared lady flesh. “The Franchise”, Shane Douglas, finds himself embroiled in a feud, a very recently surfaced dispute he must settle strangely one that is withdrawn from his usual outside the ring antics. After battling his nemesis he's the only man to leave the squared circle due to a botched move, a “tombstone” (quite fitting really). This leaves the captive audience wondering, did that just happen... for real?