“Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies.” Say What?

He kicked alien ass in They Live.  Well, someone better buy that man a pack of bubble gum because Rowdy Roddy Piper tackles zombies in Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies.

Rowdy Roddy Piper fights a zombie in "Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies"
via Principalities of Darkness

Just when you thought it was safe to be a zombie.

Filmmaker Cody Knotts has unleashed his first full trailer for the upcoming Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies – an action-horror romp that proves there’s still truth in advertising.

Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies is exactly as it sounds — sports entertainment icons and local ring talent using their signature fighting styles, athleticism, and anything they can get their hands on to fend off the undead.

An abandoned prison is the battlefield as a troupe of professional wrestlers are booked for a private show only to be faced with the undead.  Unfortunately for the zombie nation, they aren’t just facing any group of professional wrestlers. They are facing living legends like WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Matt Hardy, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, former ECW World champion “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, and even Olympic medalist turned WWE and TNA World champion Kurt Angle!

Ryan “The Steel City Prodigy” Mitchell, Shane Taylor, Ryan Edmonds and Facade all feature in this film. Taya Parker, Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2009, and Reb Sky, Howard Stern’s Woman of the Year, and Shannon Hart round out the cast (including a guy with a mustache you have to see to believe).

Renegade Wrestling Alliance legend and former McKeesport-based Pro Wrestling eXpress superstar Ashton Amherst portrays the main villain. He calls upon dark forces to exact revenge on “The Franchise” Shane Douglas for killing his brother during a wrestling match. He leads an ever-growing zombie horde against Douglas, his family, and the cast of professional wrestlers.

What happens when the guts and glory of professional wrestling’s finest are squared off against an army of darkness seeking to rip them to shreds?  Blood and dropkicks!

The wrestlers all performed their own stunts and no CGI was used. Rowdy Roddy Piper even put one of the zombies, wrestler G.Raver, in the hospital after smashing him in the head with a cooking pot in the kitchen scene!

The movie soundtrack features music by Dead in 5, Reverent Skye, Ken Hampton, and 2011 Italian Golden Globe winning composer Marco Werba.

Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies was primarily filmed in Parkersburg, West Virginia, with locations at the former Wood County Jail, Fort Boreman Park, City Park and several restaurants.

Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies doesn’t have an official release date, but you can check out the website for more details and behind-the-scenes info.