Catfreeek reviewed this 4 years ago and IMO correctly identified both the good stuff and the flaws. I expressed interest in watching it at the time but it sat at the bottom of my queue for years. A couple of days ago I finally watched it, and here we are.
As a defiantly proud (yet somehow equally ashamed) fan of pro-wrestling, I declare without hesitation that Wrestlemaniac is the best and only wrestling-horror movie that I have ever seen. From what I gathered, there are merely a select few films that fall into the wrestling-horror category. (The only promising leads my research led to are the Mexican luchador films Mil Mascaras vs. The Aztec Mummy and Santos vs. The Vampire Women.)
Wrestlemaniac tells the tale of the masked wrestler El Mascarado who, as the story goes, was pieced together by scientists from a group of talented wrestlers whom mysteriously disappeared. El Mascadaro earned superstardom because he was a total wrestling badass. However, he was subsequently banished to the town Sangre de Dios after making the faux pas of ripping his opponents' faces off. Mind you, he didn't merely unmask his opponents (which is considered a massive disgrace in luchador circles), he literally ripped their faces off.
Like every run-of-the-mill slasher flick we're privy to a maniac picking off a bunch of fools off one at a time. This group includes Alphonse - a smug, controlling porn director who consistently belittles everyone around him, a gentle doormat whom you just want to hug (his name is Steve but he's referred to as "Fats" because he's a bit overweight), and three sexy women whose characters are not quite as fleshed out as their bodies.
|Wrestling is a lot like life, only cooler.|
If on the other hand you think that professional wrestling is totally stupid then you should probably just watch something else.