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Dark Side of the Ring
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looks like only six episodes

Season 1
S1, Ep1
10 Apr. 2019
The Match Made in Heaven

Art collides with real life when the mythical love story between wrestling icons Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth explodes beyond the ring with tragic consequences.

S1, Ep2
17 Apr. 2019
The Montreal Screwjob

In one of wrestling's most infamous off-script moments, wrestler Bret Hart is stripped of his championship title through a backstage plot of betrayal that forever changes the sport.

S1, Ep3
3 Feb. 2019
The Killing of Bruiser Brody

Wrestlers relive the tragic evening in 1988 when they witnessed a locker room confrontation that resulted in the death of legendary wrestler Bruiser Brody.

The Last of the Von Erichs
S1, Ep4
1 May 2019
The Last of the Von Erichs
The last surviving brother of the legendary Von Erich wrestling dynasty revisits the tragedy that plagued his once iconic family.

S1, Ep5
8 May 2019
The Mysterious Death of Gorgeous Gino

S1, Ep6
15 May 2019
The Fabulous Moolah
04-26-2019 10:18 AM
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RE: Dark Side of the Ring
They aren't bad.

Kinda campy.

The Macho-Liz was was good, but a lot of filler and doesn't fill in gaps.

The Bret Hart was alright, but pales in comparison to "Wrestling with Shadows"



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04-26-2019 10:24 AM
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RE: Dark Side of the Ring
Not quite the same thing, but I've never asked my fellow wrestling heads here -

What is your opinion of the film The Wrestler (2008) starring Mickey Rourke?
04-26-2019 10:53 PM
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RE: Dark Side of the Ring
The screw job just doesn't fit in with the other topics discussed
04-27-2019 07:19 AM
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RE: Dark Side of the Ring
The Tupelo concession stand brawl would be a good episode.Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee vs. Wayne Farris and Larry Latham.Farris had the The Honky Tonk Man days in his future and Larry Latham would become Moondog Spot.
04-27-2019 08:41 AM
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(04-27-2019 08:41 AM)Gibson Tiger Wrote:  The Tupelo concession stand brawl would be a good episode.Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee vs. Wayne Farris and Larry Latham.Farris had the The Honky Tonk Man days in his future and Larry Latham would become Moondog Spot.

That was a shoot. Kayfabe material. The rest are real life behind the scenes stories of the cess poll which is professional wrestling. I personally know stories which would turn your stomach but if I share them you would be able to guess the names of the people involved.

Tony Atlas has talked about the night Brody was murdered several times and how he has to sneak out of the country out of fear for his own life. He was warned NOT to go back to his hotel room. The killer was a co-owner of the promotion and had a lot of pull in the community.
04-28-2019 10:13 PM
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(04-26-2019 10:18 AM)Unionman76 Wrote:  on viceland

looks like only six episodes

Season 1
S1, Ep1
10 Apr. 2019
The Match Made in Heaven

Art collides with real life when the mythical love story between wrestling icons Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth explodes beyond the ring with tragic consequences.

S1, Ep2
17 Apr. 2019
The Montreal Screwjob

In one of wrestling's most infamous off-script moments, wrestler Bret Hart is stripped of his championship title through a backstage plot of betrayal that forever changes the sport.

S1, Ep3
3 Feb. 2019
The Killing of Bruiser Brody

Wrestlers relive the tragic evening in 1988 when they witnessed a locker room confrontation that resulted in the death of legendary wrestler Bruiser Brody.

The Last of the Von Erichs
S1, Ep4
1 May 2019
The Last of the Von Erichs
The last surviving brother of the legendary Von Erich wrestling dynasty revisits the tragedy that plagued his once iconic family.

S1, Ep5
8 May 2019
The Mysterious Death of Gorgeous Gino

S1, Ep6
15 May 2019
The Fabulous Moolah

The Killing of Bruiser Brody

Wow ............ I watched this on Vice yesterday.

Somebody definitely got away with Murder.

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04-29-2019 02:00 PM
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(04-26-2019 10:53 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Not quite the same thing, but I've never asked my fellow wrestling heads here -

What is your opinion of the film The Wrestler (2008) starring Mickey Rourke?

LOVED that movie, and it still holds up today. The only part that was questionable for me was Randy doing the hardcore stuff. I can't think of a real life situation where a guy who was a top star in the 80s or 90s being reduced to doing a one shot hardcore match, and especially not being aware of it beforehand, like the way it went in that scene.

Other than that, fantastic movie.

Back to Dark Side of the Ring....very well done series. I loved the Randy and Liz episode mainly because of Dutch Mantell narrating. Bruiser Brody's was great as well. Looking forward to the Von Erich episode.
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An interesting report in the story is that Dutch and Tony never knew about the trial until after it was over. Two key witnesses to what was going on and Tony didn't get a subpoena and Dutch got his 10 days after the trial was over.
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Season two started last night (3/24) on Vice (D'tv 271) with the Chris Benoit story. This was an incredibly dark story.
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(03-25-2020 11:30 AM)UofMark Wrote:  Season two started last night (3/24) on Vice (D'tv 271) with the Chris Benoit story. This was an incredibly dark story.

Yep. Heavy, heavy episode. Chris' son David made me lose it near the end. That kid has been through it and back again.
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(04-28-2019 10:13 PM)ncrdbl1 Wrote:  ...
That was a shoot. Kayfabe material.

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I mean, I ain't the wrasslin guru by any stretch. But a "shoot" is where they go off script. A "work" is something that's part of Kayfabe. You can have a "worked shoot" which is something that looks like a shoot but is really a work (like according to that Dark-Side of the ring episode on the Montreal Screw Job, a lot of people think that was actually a worked shoot).
03-25-2020 02:01 PM
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Earl Hebner was in on it.
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(04-26-2019 10:53 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Not quite the same thing, but I've never asked my fellow wrestling heads here -

What is your opinion of the film The Wrestler (2008) starring Mickey Rourke?

I thought it was a great movie, true to the sport and hard times.
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