Roderick Strong appeared at an “AEW Together” community event on Thursday at the Inglewood High School, where he played some basketball from his wheelchair.
Prince Nana, Paul Wight, Ric Flair, Mark Henry, Willow Nightingale, Red Velvet, Taya Valkarie, Daniel Garcia, Matt Taven, Ethan Page, and Satnam Singh were also at the event.
You can check out a video of “Roddy” hooping it up below:
Could’ve posted one of the many I made. #NeckStrong https://t.co/tjhnziEBZc
— Roderick Strong (@roderickstrong) November 17, 2023
Zak Knight, the brother of AEW wrestler Saraya, is set to be featured in a documentary about his life and career.
Lambda Films sent out the following press release today, announcing that the Fighting For My Family documentary will have a spinoff:
“Fighting For My Family”: Lambda Films set to shed new light on a popular story
The Knight family first took the spotlight in 2012, when siblings Saraya and Zak appeared alongside other relatives in the documentary “The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family” – a personal look at their entry into the world of professional wrestling, with a big focus on Saraya’s success. Since this, and the 2019 film of the same name, Zak Knight hasn’t spent as much time in the spotlight. But thanks to a new collaboration with UK-based production agency Lambda Films, that’s about to change.
Speaking about the now in-production documentary “Fighting For My Family”, Lambda creative director Ryan Stone notes “This isn’t merely a continuation of a known tale—it’s a crucial narrative that rounds off an unfinished epic. With the pro-wrestling scene gathering momentum in the UK, the timing couldn’t be more apt. As wrestling giants like AEW and WWE make significant moves, the spotlight is back on the arena.”
Set against the raw canvas of Britain’s often-misconstrued pro-wrestling scene, the upcoming documentary paints a poignant picture of a world where ordinary individuals confront extraordinary challenges, all in search of acceptance, camaraderie, and the tantalising allure of stardom. Tormented by unresolved traumas, Zak ‘Zodiac’ Knight grapples with emotional turmoil and severe physical debilitation, pushing him out of the ring and into a life of isolation and despair.
“Our approach is both authentic and controlled, giving us ample flexibility in the storytelling process.” Ryan explains. “We’re working to give Zak’s incredible story a truly unique visual and emotional depth.”
By interweaving stylised cinematic segments with raw, personal footage and wrestling highlights, the documentary promises a captivating narrative experience. “At present, we are wrapping up interviews with key figures, including family, industry frontrunners, and mental health professionals, to enrich the story.” Ryan continues. The documentary’s climax is anticipated to be Zak’s debut at a major wrestling promotion in the U.S., symbolising not just personal triumph but also the enduring legacy of a wrestling family.
For industry insiders and film aficionados, Fighting For My Family is not merely a wrestling chronicle; it’s a look at the intricate interplay between mental health and high-pressure industries, underscored by a story of hope and resurgence. With a predominantly retrospective storytelling approach, and an incredible underdog story at its core, this documentary is being meticulously crafted for an audience appreciative of cinematic depth and nuanced storytelling.
“Zak wants his story told.” Ryan states. “He has been so open and honest about his struggles with mental health and how it affected him personally, and his family. There is a lot of helpful advice, information and hope in this project for those who might be feeling similar. From our perspective, we are hopeful for the fairytale ending to this documentary – Zak being signed to one of the big league American wrestling companies – and this is currently very close to becoming a reality.”
Keep an eye on Lambda Films’ Fighting For My Family page for the latest updates and sneak peeks.
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Roderick Strong, a professional wrestler, recently made an appearance at an “AEW Together” community event. The event took place at Inglewood High School, where Strong showcased his basketball skills from his wheelchair. The event was attended by several other notable wrestlers, including Prince Nana, Paul Wight, Ric Flair, Mark Henry, Willow Nightingale, Red Velvet, Taya Valkarie, Daniel Garcia, Matt Taven, Ethan Page, and Satnam Singh.
A video of Strong playing basketball at the event was shared on social media, showcasing his determination and athleticism. Strong also tweeted about the video, mentioning the hashtag #NeckStrong, which highlights his resilience and strength despite facing challenges.
In other wrestling news, Zak Knight, the brother of AEW wrestler Saraya, is set to be featured in a documentary about his life and career. The documentary, titled “Fighting For My Family,” will shed new light on the Knight family’s journey in the world of professional wrestling.
The Knight family first gained attention in 2012 when Saraya and Zak appeared in the documentary “The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family.” The documentary provided a personal look into their entry into professional wrestling, with a focus on Saraya’s success. Since then, Zak Knight has not been in the spotlight as much. However, a collaboration with UK-based production agency Lambda Films is set to change that.
The upcoming documentary aims to capture the raw and often-misunderstood pro-wrestling scene in Britain. It will depict the challenges faced by ordinary individuals in their pursuit of acceptance, camaraderie, and stardom. Zak Knight’s story will be at the center of the documentary, showcasing his emotional turmoil and physical debilitation that led him out of the ring and into a life of isolation and despair.
Lambda Films plans to create a unique visual and emotional experience by combining stylized cinematic segments, personal footage, and wrestling highlights. The documentary will also feature interviews with key figures, including family members, industry frontrunners, and mental health professionals, to provide a comprehensive perspective on Zak Knight’s journey.
The climax of the documentary is anticipated to be Zak’s debut at a major wrestling promotion in the United States, symbolizing not only personal triumph but also the enduring legacy of the Knight wrestling family. The documentary aims to explore the interplay between mental health and high-pressure industries, offering hope and inspiration to those facing similar struggles.
Zak Knight has been open and honest about his struggles with mental health, and the documentary aims to provide helpful advice, information, and hope to others who may be experiencing similar challenges. The filmmakers are hopeful for a fairytale ending to the documentary, with Zak being signed to one of the big American wrestling companies.
Fans can stay updated on the progress of the “Fighting For My Family” documentary by visiting Lambda Films’ dedicated page for the project. The documentary promises to offer a cinematic depth and nuanced storytelling experience for wrestling enthusiasts and film aficionados alike.
In conclusion, Roderick Strong’s appearance at the “AEW Together” community event showcased his determination and resilience. Additionally, the upcoming documentary “Fighting For My Family” will shed new light on Zak Knight’s life and career, providing an in-depth look into the challenges he has faced and his journey in the world of professional wrestling.