The Wrestler

The Wrestler (2008)

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Other mistake: When the setup for the first match is announced, the Ram is said to fight Tommy Rotten "for the strap", which is pro wrestling slang for a belt, meaning it was a title match. But after the match, which he won legitimately, The Ram is not announced as a new champion, nor is he ever referred to as such, and no belt is given to him after the match.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mickey Rourke's character has decided to wrestle again toward the end of the film, there is a sequence where you see him prepping to wrestle again, part of his prep is shaving his arm pits. When he arrives to the arena to wrestle, there is a brief shot of him sitting in a chair, in that scene he lifts his arms and you can see hair in his armpits.

Continuity mistake: When Randy is in the strip club talking to Cassidy about his daughter, and how she "ripped him a new a**hole", part of his hair is hanging down over his face. A few shots later (with Randy visible in each shot) his hair is back behind his ear, without him flicking it back or brushing it back. (00:51:00)

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Trivia: Following the release of the film, Mickey Rourke was scheduled to compete in a match at Wrestlemania 25 against Chris Jericho. The two even appeared on "Larry King Live" to sell the feud. Rourke later dropped out of the match, and ended up being a special guest at the event, and "punching out" Jericho after his match. According to Jericho, Rourke pulled out of the match because his agents felt associating with WWE would ruin his chances of winning an Oscar for his performance in the film.

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