Around WrestleMania 34, WWE started playing a clip from the film Fighting With My Family. The scene was basically a promo from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who in addition to playing himself in the story of current SmackDown General Manager Paige and her wrestling family, also has a producer credit via his Seven Bucks Productions. There was even speculation the recently retired Paige had been moved into her current role to help promote the movie ahead of its September 2018 release date.
Well, it seems that clip is all we’re going to get of Fighting With My Family for a while, as Deadline reports it’s been pushed back to March 1, 2019.
There haven’t been any reports of concerns about the picture from MGM, who purchased the distribution rights for a hefty $17.5 million, WWE Studios or Johnson’s camp. But it’s hard to see this as a good sign. The reports says the reason for the move is to get away from a busy Sept. 14 weekend headlined by the latest movie in the Predator franchise. But in jumping to March, it will go head-to-head with a How To Train Your Dragon flick, which - while a different target demographic - doesn’t seem much less daunting.
Rumors fly around Hollywood as much as they do the wrestling web, so we’ll likely hear more on this soon. But we probably won’t be seeing much more of Fighting With My Family this year.