Wrestling fans, behold … your first look at the character of Paige in the highly publicized movie being made about her family — as well as a shot of the wrestler playing AJ Lee.
Fans in attendance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles were given a special treat after the show ended tonight, a re-creation of Paige’s debut against AJ Lee for the end of Fighting With My Family.
Following some banter with The Rock — which included him calling CM Punk on the phone — the big match was filmed and Thea Trinidad made her entrance as AJ. Despite the wardrobe confusion though, Trinidad’s voice was almost identical to AJ’s.
Paige — played by Florence Pugh — eventually made her entrance and the two filmed various spots. Once that was complete, her stand-in Tessa Blanchard filmed a more wrestling heavy version.
Pugh also filmed a promo that ended with her Paige’s famous “This is My House” catchphrase.
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet
Check out a brief video of Florence’s entrance below:
Paige sent out the following tweet saying she was proud of Florence, Tessa & Thea:
Thea responded to Paige’s tweet:
Below is couple videos of Thea as AJ Lee and Florence as Paige:
The “Fighting With My Family” movie based on Paige’s wrestling family will be filming during tonight’s RAW at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As noted, WWE Studios and The Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions are partnering for the movie.
Rock has been busy working on the movie this past week, as seen below. Rock and Florence Pugh, the actress who will play the character based on Paige, were at the Staples Center earlier doing work.
With the movie filming tonight at RAW, The Rock is rumored to be appearing.
Filming for Fighting With My Family — the movie about Paige — will take place next week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Multiple sources say a big moment from Paige’s career will be filmed in front of the live audience, which means we’ll more than likely get our first look at Florence Pugh as the WWE Superstar.
Tessa Blanchard and Thea Trinidad have been hired to work on the movie and Lena Headey — aka Cersei Lannister has been cast in the role of her mom, Saraya Knight.
We’re told production started this week and Dave Taylor has been the on-set wrestling coordinator.
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet
Paige and Alberto Del Rio are scheduled to be married in May, schedule permitting, according to The Observer. No word yet on if this will be filmed for WWE’s Total Divas. Paige proposed to Del Rio in the ring at an indie event in Puerto Rico last October but later received a ring from him in January of this year.
As noted, The Rock’s Seven Bucks Productions and WWE Studios are teaming up for a movie based on Paige and her family, “Fighting with My Family.” Game of Thrones star Lena Headey and actor Nick Frost have joined the cast, plus The Rock will be making a cameo in the movie. Rock wrote the following on a $17.5 million deal for worldwide rights that MGM has secured:
Crazy that this passion project I’m producing started years ago when I was in London filming and couldn’t sleep (clearly I didn’t have my tequila) so at 3am I turn the TV on in my hotel suite and watch a documentary on a UK channel about a local wrestling family. The doc was intriguing, unpredictable and heartfelt. I had a hunch the narrative would make an interesting movie.
And here we are starting production this week and fortunate enough to sign this kind of deal – I couldn’t be happier for everyone who’s worked so hard bringing this passion project to life.
Special shout out to our new partners Gary Barber and Jonathan Glickman of MGM who came in strong and believed so passionately in this unique project. Thank you boys! Let’s shoot.
#FightingWithMyFamily #SevenBucksProds #MisherFilms #Film4 #WWEFilms #MGM
The life story of WWE Superstar Paige will soon be told on film … because The Rock just announced that he’s making a movie out of the 2012 documentary about her family.
Dwayne Johnson dropped the news today saying, “BREAKING: Our @sevenbucksprod is excited to announce production on a cool project we’ve been working on for years based on a very unique and gritty professional wrestling family and their daughter’s journey into the spotlight of the WWE.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Florence Pugh has already been cast in the movie … so she may be the one playing the role of Paige. They also claim Johnson will make a cameo as himself.
The Rock adds, “Pleasure to partner with WWE Studios and Film 4 to bring this cool story to life.
Paige and I both know what it’s like to come from a wrestling family who’s had it’s good and hard times. Her and I have talked about this project for years now and we’re all excited to bring her and her family’s story to life.”
Source: Pro Wrestling Sheet
Alberto Del Rio was reportedly involved in a backstage fight at Arena Naucalpan in Mexico this weekend, according to @Luchablog. Del Rio and Paige were in attendance for an IWRG show, likely to watch his brother wrestle in the main event.
While backstage, local lucha star Alan Xtreme (Rafy of Ninja Turtles) was nearby and while what happened next isn’t clear, it’s believed Del Rio thought Alan touched him or touched Paige. The two started hitting each other and a brawl broke out, spilling over into a hallway that connects the locker room to a fan entrance way. Many fans witnessed what happened. No word yet on Del Rio’s status after the fight but Alan’s face was said to be marked up. Luchaworld reports that Alan is in bad shape but stable condition.
Luchablog also reported that Paige and Del Rio were seen drinking before the fight.