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PAIGE-FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY UPDATE

By Mike Johnson on 2019-02-04 09:40:00

Paige is slated to be at the Raw and Smackdown tapings this week,  PWInsider.com has learned.

She is likely coming in to help promote the theatrical release of Fighting with My Family.  It's the first time she's been at TV since WWE eliminated her General Manager role on Smackdown.  We are told she was initially slated for the Royal Rumble pre-show but plans changed once the Sundance premiere of the film became set in stone.  The film will be released this weekend in New York and Los Angeles and released nationally in the United States on 2/14.

Stephen Merchant (The Office, Hello Ladies) wrote, directed and executive produced the film, which is based on a British documentary about the Knight family that was released several years back.  WWE tryouts for Paige and her brother, who wrestles as Zak Bevis internationally were featured in that documentary.    Dwayne Johnson, after seeing the documentary, decided to develop a feature film version.

The role of Paige is portrayed by actress Florence Pugh.  Nick Frost and Lena Headey play Paige's parents.  Johnson appears in the film as himself (well, The Rock) while Vince Vaughn plays a WWE trainer who recruits Paige to the company.  WWE Smackdown Live star Zelina Vega plays AJ Lee in the film.  Impact Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard does the in-ring stunts for Pugh.

The film has launched an official website at FightingWithMyFamily.Movie.

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