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Anyone else watching this? It's really well done. The most recent episode was about Chris Benoit. Interesting, but hard to watch.

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I watch this show also. Last season the Von Erich episode was heart wrenching as they followed Kevin around talking about his brothers

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I hadn’t heard of this, but I’ll have to check it out.  Unfortunately, there’s a lot of material for someone doing a show about the dark side of wrestling.   Hell, Vince McMahon is the biggest success story, and you could probably do a whole season on how fucked up he is, to say nothing of the truly sad cases.

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15 minutes ago, longhornmatt said:

I hadn’t heard of this, but I’ll have to check it out.  Unfortunately, there’s a lot of material for someone doing a show about the dark side of wrestling.   Hell, Vince McMahon is the biggest success story, and you could probably do a whole season on how fucked up he is, to say nothing of the truly sad cases.

It's on the Vice channel and the second season just premiered last night. I highly recommend. Even if you're not exactly a fan of wrestling. Hell, I haven't watched in 20 years, but the stories of their lives and backstage are fascinating. 

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Yep, I haven’t watched since the WCW days on channel 21 on Friday nights in DFW. That Von Erich episode last season was crazy good. 

All 6 season 1 eps are available on VICE On Demand, only an hour each. Benoit was the first 2-hour one. 

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Here’s the YouTube version of the Von Erichs’ episode. 

 

 

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Last season was great. Thanks for the heads up.

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It was very well done and pretty gut-wrenching. weird thing personally for me is that I met Nancy and first husband Kevin Sullivan at a gas station in Daytona when I was there for spring break in 1990 (he was quite proud to let me know she was his wife) , and also met Guerrero and Benoit at a 24 Hour Fitness probably about 2003 in Houston. Eddie was legit cool as hell and just as everyone described him Chris was very guarded.  Very tragic tale for sure 

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Enjoyed every episode. Looking forward to rest of season 2

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The Benoit episode was lengthened for TV, they pandered to too many interviews. 

Glad they appear to be going back to the one-hour formula now. 

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Don’t have the first clue who New Jack is, but the guide info sounds fun. 

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One of the most feared and controversial wrestlers of all time, New Jack's career reads like a criminal rap- sheet. Revealing the man behind the monster and his hardcore legacy.

 

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I'd never heard of him either.  Holy shit about the reverse Rodney King bit and then calling the NAACP home-grown monkeys.

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On 3/31/2020 at 1:58 AM, ss13 said:

Don’t have the first clue who New Jack is, but the guide info sounds fun. 

 

New Jack's ass should've been locked up multiple times for the shit he pulled. What a piece of garbage.

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Ho lee fuk, just watched New Jack, that shit was way fucking crazier than I expected. 

Think this series is even better for people that don’t follow wrestling anymore, because a lot of this shit is brand-ass new. 

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Well, the Brawl for All episode was certainly interesting. 

Next week is Superfly Snuka’s young girlfriend’s death, should be good. 

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If you have your DVR set to record all new episodes, you’re probably fucked tomorrow. For whatever reason, it’s listed as ‘The’ Dark Side of the Ring, so may want to double check. 

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That episode actually sucked, but no one is watching anyway. Good one for the DVR to miss. 

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I've been watching off and on. The ones I've seen were strong to quite strong. I quit following wrestling after the VonErichs other than seeing WWF(E?) promo stuff with Hogan, etc on network shows. All this is new to me other than recognizing a name here and there.

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Especially in that motel/lodge.

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I'm still enjoying it.  Jericho is good as the narrator in these.  He could have a 3rd career doing voice over.

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11 hours ago, ss13 said:

That episode actually sucked, but no one is watching anyway. Good one for the DVR to miss. 

I wouldn't say it sucked. It was far from their best, though. It could be that I already knew that whole story, so I wasn't as excited for this one. 

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The Dino Bravo one last night was pretty good.  Bootlegging cigarettes, serious business.

Also, his daughter...would.

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1 hour ago, WBT said:

The Dino Bravo one last night was pretty good.  Bootlegging cigarettes, serious business.

Also, his daughter...would.

Agreed and agreed. 

I didn't know the Natives in Canada were so tied into organized crime. 

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Yeah, that was a good one.  I never knew the guy that slapped Stossel went on to become a badass bounty hunter.

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24 minutes ago, ss13 said:

^ No shit, he is the fucking highlight of the show. 

He's got a good podcast doing just that. 

I also listen to Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, commonly known as Brother Love. It's great for wrestling history. 

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1 hour ago, BrickHorn said:

I could listen to Jim Cornette talk wrestling business and history all damned day.  

Like he'd give you a choice...

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2 hours ago, WBT said:

Yeah, that was a good one.  I never knew the guy that slapped Stossel went on to become a badass bounty hunter.

Dude was Dog before Dog.

 

This one was fantastic. 

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Stossel was a little bitch start to finish.

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21 minutes ago, ss13 said:

Best part was slapping him the second time. 

the second one was a pretty fucking good shot

4 hours ago, lateshow said:

He's got a good podcast doing just that. 

I also listen to Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, commonly known as Brother Love. It's great for wrestling history. 

agree. my favorites are Corny's stories about fans coming after wrestlers in the old territory days, particularly this one about Hercules Hernandez (not with Bruce but still awesome- wait for it!)

 

 

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1 hour ago, ss13 said:

Best part was slapping him the second time. 

He knew the first one may have caused a concussion so the second was a clear cut attempt to un-concuss Stossel. Gotdamn humanitarian if you ask me  

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There were also some series on Fox Sports which highlighted some of the wrestlers from the past.

One was the Undertakers best WrestleMania moments, and the other one was on Shawn Michaels.

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There's an episode about the road warriors in a couple weeks.  Hopefully they cover the early part of their career when they were as over as anyone has ever been and not just focus on when Hawk was too far gone to be out there

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Not a great episode, but coke, Vaseline, & hookers is certainly one way to go. 

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We're not talking about South Carolina snaggle tooth call girls, we're talking about Hollywood honies.

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I am really enjoying this show although last nights was kind of boring.  Sadly, I remember watching the UWF for a brief period but must have been too young to understand how crappy it was.  I also watched the one with the brawl for all deal where the WWE guys boxed each other.  I don’t remember that whole angle but I enjoyed the episode way more than the cocaine and cowboy boots deal.  As long as the episode has Jim Cornette talking I am really interested because anything that guy says is great.  

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