By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE personality Paige spoke with People.com and recalled her reaction to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson informing her that he wanted to turn her life story into a feature film. “It all started with Dwayne,” Paige said. “I didn’t know it was going to be made the day of Wrestlemania 2014. I get a text on my phone, ‘Hey, it’s DJ. I would love to talk to you at some point today.’
“I didn’t know who D.J. was! I didn’t know he had a nickname. And then I go, I get taken to his room, he comes in, he’s like, ‘Hey, I just want to let you know that I stumbled across your documentary. And I fell in love with the family. I fell in love with your story and I think it’s so beautiful and so relatable that I want to do a movie on it.'” Paige said she was left speechless and “I was crying my eyes out.” Read the full story at People.com.
Powell’s POV: The film Fighting with My Family comes out in theaters officially on Friday, but can be viewed in most theaters beginning today. The film currently has a 93 percent rating amongst the movie critics polled by RottenTomatoes.com.
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