What can I say? There’s something the once-wrestling fan in me finds entertaining about this concept. Maybe I’m just looking for a lighthearted version of The Wrestler to help me feel better? Or I just like to see aging wrestlers who weren’t made a ruin by the lifestyle? Okay, getting too depressing here. Back to comedy, which Walk Like a Panther will try and give audiences with its own old guy wrestlers.
The movie follows a group of former wrestlers who were part of a group called the Panthers. Surprisingly, looking like a panther seems to not be much of a concern. Having now retired and spending their days at the
Winchester local pub, they reunite for one last big show to save their favorite pub from going out of business. At least they’re not going to hunker down, sip a pint, and wait for the whole thing to blow over.
And well, you know where it goes from here. Lots of old people realizing they can’t take the punishment like they used to, lots of jokes based on it and their tights, and I’m sure the pub will be alright. It appeals to me, what can I say. I prefer this version of post-wrestling life to Randy “the Ram” Robinson’s.
Walk Like a Panther is scheduled for release on March 9 in the UK. Most of us will probably be talking about a different movie with “Panther” in the title at that point, but hey, wrestling fans might want to check this out.