NWF Kids Pro Wrestling: The Untold Story
To actually get into the ring and perform professional wrestling is every wrestling fan’s dream as a kid. But to actually accomplish it as a kid is a whole other ballgame.
“NWF Kids Pro Wrestling: The Untold Story” is an in-depth look at the history of the league that actually existed during the 1980’s. Learn how a very talented and ambitious 14 year old kid did the impossible task of running his very own professional wrestling league during a time when doing such a thing was simply unheard of. Predating the emergence of “Backyard Wrestling,” NWF Kids Pro Wrestling was a much different venture. These young kids not only got inside the ring and wrestled, but they actually produced their own cable TV shows, promoted their own “live” spectator events, and ran the league from behind the scenes.
I find the determination it took to create NWF, the National Wrestling Federation, and to keep it running, to be amazing. What started out as a few kids goofing around in their basement quickly turned into a professional wrestling television show that then evolved to live arena events. It is amazing to watch the evolution of professional wrestling unfold in this documentary. The interviews are very well done, and it is cool to see the grown-up wrestlers talking about how fun it was to put on the show. On the other hand the movie doesn’t really go anywhere. It almost seems like the same small problems pop up to put a chink in the wrestler’s chain. Overall I would recommend this film mainly because it’s just so amazing what this kid did. But because of some of the violent wrestling moves, it is appropriate at a 12+ age level.