Disc Covering: "Wrong Side of Town," A Match Made in Dtv Heaven

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Wrestlers and Dtv movies are made for each other (I've covered one such pairing in this column before). Most of these straight-to-dvd movies are just schlock action soap operas, and what is wrestling if not schlock action soap operas in front of a live studio audience? Even if they don't have much acting experience, wrestlers already have all the other necessary prereqs: lots of practice in front of the camera, the ability to do their own stunts, and built-in believability as ass kickers. Take a guy like Dave Bautista, former WWE Heavyweight Champion and the top-billed actor in "Wrong Side of Town." Do I want to see him in "Death of a Salesman?" No. Can he handle a story about two former Navy Seals trying to survive after a bounty is placed on their heads? Absolutely.

Now that I think about it, I kind of do want to see Bautista's "Death of a Salesman.
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