The Wrestler is about a professional wrestler from the 1980′s named Randy ‘Ram’ Robinson played by Mickey Rourke.
The story goes that Ram was forced to retire from professional wrestling after a heart attack which threatened to kill him if he were to ever wrestle again. Due to this, Ram stops his wrestling career, takes up a completely different job, tries to woo an aging stripper and at the same time wants to reconcile with his estranged daughter.
But for how long can you keep THE WRESTLER away from the ring? Ram resigns from his job and announces that he would fight his old nemesis “The Ayatollah”.
Does he win? What about the heart attack warning that he’s got from the doctor?
We’ll have to wait for the movie which would be releasing on December 17, 2008.
The Wrestler premiered at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and was adjudged as winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Film.