While wrestling has been known for cheesy, clichéd promos and child-motivating monologues, the encouragement that Dallas gives to these fallen heroes is heartfelt and sincere. His constant efforts to help them right themselves magnify his overwhelmingly positive attitude, which is one of the true motivating factors that keeps the fight alive between the wrestlers and their addictions. The self-belief that Dallas helps them find along the way is very genuine. Dallas’s treatment of Jake and Scott is akin to a loving brother, and ultimately, it is the power of family that will have the potential to bring about the biggest change in these legends.
This is a film that transcends wrestling, and can be universally appreciated for the important themes that it represents – hope, persistence, friendship, love and family.