I don’t want to say this lightly: Countdown is the WWE Studios film we’ve always wanted.
Here’s the plot synopsis:
This electrifying thriller is directed by John Stockwell (Into the Blue) and written by Richard Wenk (The Equalizer). When a madman kidnaps a young boy and rigs him with explosives, Ray (Dolph Ziggler), haunted by the loss of his young son, defies his captain (Kane) and takes matters into his own hands. Now he must beat the clock to stop a psychopath and save an innocent child.
That sounds amazing by itself, but what it doesn’t tell you is that the threat is happening at a WWE live event. Yes, Lionsgate and WWE Studios finally figured out the magic combination: a movie that combines all the cheesy glory of a 1980s action film plus cameos from The Ascension. Seriously, the Ascension is in the trailer more than once. So are the Lucha Dragons. The New Day shows up, and tell me Big E wouldn’t make any movie you’ve ever seen a little better.
That all builds to the finale of the trailer, which I swear to God is Rusev in full gear holding a gun on Ziggler, and Ziggler countering it with a superkick. Read that sentence 20 times. It keeps getting better. RUSEV PULLS A GUN ON DOLPH ZIGGLER AND ZIGGLER SUPERKICKS HIM.
This is a real thing in a movie. A glorious, glorious movie. If you haven’t already jumped on Amazon and pre-ordered five copies, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. April 5 can’t come soon enough.