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Hilarious Facebook and Instagram filters turn you into a WWE superstar

It's time for you to (kinda) enter the ring.
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
September 27, 2019
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Fox Sports is celebrating WWE Friday Night Smackdown's debut on the network by creating seven AR filters that can turn you into wrestling stars. They'll swap a wrestler's face with yours in WWE video footage, including ones showing superstars' iconic moves and entrances -- like The Undertaker bouncing off the ropes and Charlotte Flair twirling fabulously in her cape.

The magic was made possible by Facebook's Spark AR Studio, with the company behind the filters (Current Studios) creating a mask that can adjust itself to fit your face. That way, your face fits well over the wrestlers' in the clips. The filters start by assessing your face and then processing the clip, which sometimes took a few seconds during our tests. When you tap on the button to take a picture, the editing, saving and sharing tools will appear. You can share it straight to your Facebook and/or Instagram Stories, or you can doodle on it first if you want.

We've seen a few of the seven filters featuring The Undertaker, Triple H, Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair. There are more rolling out with those, so there's still a chance for your favorite wrestler to be one of them. Fox Sports will start testing some of the filters right now, but you'll have to wait a bit for all of them to become widely available: they're going live in the coming days.

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