The Masked Saint revolves around the life of Chris Samuel, a professional wrestler and family man who realizes he needs something more. His calling to become a pastor prompts him to retire from wrestling and move with his wife and daughter to a small town. Yet the battles he faced in the ring are minor compared to the challenges he must overcome at his new church. From an overbearing congregant and failing attendance to mounting bills for church repairs, Chris has his hands full.
Chris finds an ally in Miss Edna, an elderly woman from his church, who gives him sage advice and shares her wisdom in a book of writings. Unbeknownst to him, she is also a wrestling fan and encourages him to use his talents to take action, tricking him into reconnecting with his old colleagues―including a shady wrestling promoter. When Chris stumbles onto a fight on the seedy side of town, his wrestling skills take down the assailant and a masked vigilante is born.
In order to raise some funds, Chris returns to the ring professionally, and things begin to seemingly improve for the church. His life as a pastor and wrestler soon take up most of his time though―not to mention Samuels’ shrouded crime-fighter is now being sought by the police. His talent, as well as his violent secret identity, begins to overshadow his calling as a Pastor, and it takes his faith, family and Miss Edna to remind him about grace, goodness and the truth.
The Masked Saint was written by and inspired by true events in the life of pastor Chris Whaley.
Chris Whaley is a former professional wrestler and has been a Southern Baptist pastor for 30 years. The Masked Saint is based on his own life; he wrestled under the ring name, The Saint, from 1978 – 1988. He was trained by the Great Malenko, and wrestled such greats as Rocky Johnson (father of Dwayne Johnson) and the Undertaker. Chris married his high school sweetheart; they have two daughters and live in Florida.
The Saint confronts the reality that there are no easy calls in life. But this does not mean that there are not right and responsible calls. From the theatrical world of wrestling to the real world of human hurt and sorrow, this film demonstrates the adequacy of a life lived for Christ to transform everyone associated with that lifestyle into peace and joy. If this film had been available when my son was growing up, he would have been by my side in the middle seat to see it and talk about it later.
The Masked Saint is a classic good vs. evil tale about the new pastor of a struggling church who hides his identity to help the church as a masked wrestler named The Saint. The story takes some unexpected twists and turns, building to a full-blown, pyrotechnics-enhanced, noholds-barred wrestling match as The Saint removes his mask and wages battle against The Reaper in a locked cage match. I recommend thishighly entertaining and thought-provoking film that shows us that with God, all things are possible!
This riveting, action-packed movie tells the story of a pastor and his love for Jesus who takes one of his God-given skills throughthe uncharted path of professional wrestling and fights for Jesus!The Masked Saint shows us that God can use us in all situations - anywhere, anytime, anyplace! You should NOT miss this movie!
Most heroes don’t wear masks. They go about their everyday lives adding value to others and caring in ways that the crowds never see and few applaud. But what happens when one such hero does put on a mask and becomes a hero in two worlds? The story of my friend Chris Whaley is a true story about one of those heroes. Behind a mask and in front of a congregation, Chris lived heroically and stood for what is right and when necessary he fought for it as well. This entertaining story of a true hero will amaze and encourage you to take your stand and know that some things are worth fighting for.
This is a modern day David and Goliath story about good overcoming evil. The masked hero ultimately takes his mask off and reveals the truth that with God all things are possible. Don’t miss this movie!
An excellent, family-friendly, inspiring film. I highly recommend it!
Faith, family, and the need to fight for both. Leap over the ropes and don’t miss The Masked Saint!