The Main Event is an American comedy film directed by Jay Karas, from a screenplay by Larry Postel and starring Seth Carr, Tichina Arnold, Ken Marino and Adam Pally. It was released on April 10, 2020, by Netflix.


When 11-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that grants him super strength, he uses it to enter a WWE competition. With the support of his grandmother (Tichina Arnold), Leo will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Can one kid win it all in the face of epic challengers in the ring?


In June 2019, it was announced that production on the film would begin that week in Vancouver. Moreover, it was announced that Seth Carr, Tichina Arnold, Ken Marino and Adam Pally would star in the film, with professional wrestlers Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Sheamus also appearing.


It is scheduled to be released on April 10, 2020.


  • Seth Carr as Leo Thompson
  • Tichina Arnold as Denise Thompson
  • Ken Marino as Frankie
  • Adam Pally as Steve Thompson

The film features appearances by WWE Superstars The Miz, Sheamus, Keith Lee, Mia Yim and Otis Dozovic, as well as Corey Graves and Renee Young.


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