WWE superstars who played the weirdest roles in movies
Over the years, numerous WWE superstars have played roles in movies. They were usually cast because of their huge sizes rather than their acting prowess. Except for The Rock, no other WWE superstar enjoyed a successful movie career. They have usually played pretty strung-out roles. Here we look at five major superstars with the weirdest roles in movies.
Jeff Jarrett played the role of a religious leader
The charismatic Jeff Jarrett, who was an extremely successful wrestler in WWE, and later co-founded Impact Wrestling, played the role of a Christian youth leader in the 2012 movie Spring Breakers. For someone whose gimmicks were extravagant, it was a weird choice. Further, it is more surprising that Val Kilmer was the first choice for this role.
Kevin Nash played the role of a male stripper
Known as 'Big Daddy Cool' and 'Big Sexy' during his wrestling days, Kevin Nash was a talented fighter. He landed himself a role as a veteran male stripper in the 2012 feature Magic Mike. Along with Channing Tatum, Nash gyrated weird dance moves without any facial expression and the scene was far from 'sexy'. Only Nash knows why he agreed to this role.
Big Show played a gay mechanic
MacGruber (2010) had many wrestlers making guest appearances, with Kane, Chris Jericho, the Great Khali and MVP among them. However, the titular character, when forming a gang, does not include the character of Big Show because he is a homosexual. It was very brave for Show to play such a character, keeping his wrestling gimmick as this powerful machine in mind.
Scott Hall played 'Mexican Sign Dude' in a movie
Yes, that was the character's name- Mexican Sign Dude. And for someone as popular a wrestler like Scott Hall, taking up such a ridiculous role is unfathomable. The spoof Western was anything but funny and had character names like Big Baby Sweets, a crime lord. Hall has three lines of dialogue, one being a crude joke regarding having sex with a dead man's wife.
River of Darkness had Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Sycho Sid
Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, and Sycho Sid could have done something better than working in a C-grade movie, River of Darkness, as weird creatures with stupid prosthetics. It was supposed to be a horror film, but the horror lies in how badly the movie is made, and not the content of the film. This unbelievably bad movie should have been named River of Disasters.