WILBUR: THE KING IN THE RING
54 mins (2017)
Pro Wrestling is Wilbur McDougall’s great passion. He commanded respect in the ring for years, amassing fans, and refining his art. His “bad guy” persona, King Wilbur Force, brought out all his traits: charisma, strength, and a stinging wit. Sadly, though, Wilbur’s 197 kilograms caught up with him, causing him to walk away from the ring, his fans, and his active lifestyle. While Wilbur overhauls his lifestyle and wrings the changes, his friend Ollie is determined to find the drama. As his genuinely good intentions slowly turn exploitive, the films asks what is Ollie willing to put on the line for his career?
However, it is Wilbur and Ollie’s friendship that holds everything together and makes this a very human story.