New ‘Rumble’ Trailer Confirms Animated Monster Wrestling Film’s Early Release On Paramount+

Rumble, the pro wrestling animated film that features WWE superstars Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch as part of the voice cast, has been bumped around the release calendar since before Reigns became the “Head of the Table.” First announced back in 2015, the film was originally given a July 2020 date, but has moved around multiple times, most recently to February 18th 2022. That was to be in theaters, but a new trailer confirms not only a new date, but also an exclusive streaming debut on Paramount+.

Rather than opening in 2022, Rumble will now hit Paramount+ this year on December 15th. The film takes place in a future where professional wrestling features giant monsters as its superstars. Geraldine Viswanathan voices Winnie, a human girl with a dream of following in her father’s footsteps by managing a lovable underdog monster named Steve, voiced by Will Arnett.

Others in the voice cast include Ben Schwartz, Terry Crews, Charles Barkley, Tony Danza, Fred Melamed, Bridget Everett, Stephen A. Smith, and Michael Buffer.

Rumble is directed and co-written by Hamish Grieve, best known for his work on the terrific Rise of the Guardians.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.