Report: WWE Studios Teaming With Netflix To Present Original Films; First Project Begins This Summer

More moves being made outside of the ring by WWE.

World Wrestling Entertainment's film studio WWE Studios Inc. is set to partner with Netflix according to PWInsider. WWE is working with the streaming service to present original films with the plan being to release them on Netflix. The report notes that Netflix and WWE are targeting family audiences and the first project that they'll be working on together is entitled 'The Main Event' which begins filming this summer.

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'The Main Event' is about a ten year-old kid who has a dream of becoming a professional wrestler but those dreams are shut down by his peers. The young kid then discovers a cereal that gives him super-strength and he soon becomes a wrestler known as "The Spaghetti Kid". The report also notes that John Cena is scripted into the film making a cameo appearance and the current version of the script has roles slated for The Miz and Bray Wyatt.

The screenwriter for the film, Larry Postel has three other projects in the works as well as 'Flip Turn' is in filming, 'Driver Les' is in filming and 'The Lift' is in pre-production. The latest film that WWE Studios was a part of is 'Fighting With My Family' which releases globally in the United States on Valentine's Day and 'The Buddy Games' starring former 4-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is in post-production.

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