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Viceland to air pro wrestling docu-series "Dark Side of the Ring" starting on April 10th (featuring Macho Man, Von Erichs)

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#52
Viceland has released the full Bruiser Brody episode:



 

Clu

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#59
After listening to the guy who made it on the cornette experience I am sold. Seems like it is not just a lets talk about the business but a fan who wanted to it for a real long time and tried to get them to make it and vice finally said yes when they needed programing for their tv network.

Glad to see some people finally get to learn the history of some of the stuff. The murder, the relationships, the screw job, the tragic history of the von erichs.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#60
I thought I posted in this topic before, must've just been in the Wrasslin' OT. Really looking forward to the Moolah one.

Watching the Brody one now, good for anyone who hasn't heard the stories before. Brody would've made so much money in the 90s as his career would've been winding down, IIRC Vince wanted to bring him into the WWF and they were talking before Brody was murdered. Kind of surprised they didn't have Manny Fernandez talking about his bullshit story of getting revenge for Brody with it being called out considering the showed the footage of the knee drop onto Invader III.

Of course then 25 years later Vince put Carlos Colon into his HOF, though the story was that he did it as part of getting WWC's library.
 
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Nov 13, 2017
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#66
This is available on amazon prime video for a buck for a sub to the whole season. Probably a price mistake (the description is for Lachey's Bar)
 

Clu

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The screwjob episode was so good, loved it. New info it gave and of course no one would ever believe Vince Russo came up with the double cross lol
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#69
Good episode but I can't help but feel like it focused on individual accounts a bit too much and ignored the wider picture, like Shawn and Triple H's part in it. It's a real pity they'd already filmed the Montreal episode by the time they interviewed Meltzer.

I'm also a little annoyed they gave Russo a platform to spout his absolute horseshit. He should be ignored.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#70
Again, I'm disappointed by how much was left out, from completely ignoring the original screw job involving Wendi Richter and Moolah over Wendi having the nerve to want to be paid relative to her position on the card and positioning by the company of her, maybe they're saving it for the Moolah episode but I doubt it. They also glossed over the full impact of the screw job and how it's pretty much the nexus of so much shit good (for the WWF) and especially bad that happened in the following years that probably wouldn't have had Bret not left or if the screw job hadn't taken place. Not even a mention of the talent that left in response to it, including the famous night Rick Rude appeared on Raw with a beard and Nitro without it on the same day due to Raw being taped.

It's good for more to hear Cornette's story since he's told it before but putting Russo's bullshit out there... Really?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#74
The Russo/Cornette stuff on the Montreal Screwjob episode ws gold. "Jim believes anybody coming out of a box is automatically over" lmao

Also Im with Scott Hall. #TeamWork
 
Nov 8, 2018
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#75
Bruiser Brody episode was very disturbing. Atlas accounts and stellar re-enactment really delivered.
Man that was very disturbing.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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#81
Viceland has released the full Bruiser Brody episode:



I remember vividly when this happened. It was all over the news here in Puerto Rico and I for one, believe Tony Atlas's story. Wrestling in Puerto Rico during the 80's - 90's was extremely popular and personal to fans here on the island, and what Dutch said about then throwing whatever they had at their disposal at heels is very true. And Invader 1 is a piece of shit (always has been) so I don't doubt that he was capable of murder. I was quite sad when Brody died because he was one of my favorite wrestlers at the time. His style was new and refreshing in the WWC when Carlos Colon booked himself like Triple H did during the 00's (Carlos actually beat Ric Flair of all people 😒). Rest in peace, Brody. You were an amazing talent.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Finally catching up on this. Love the production and how they present the episodes. Pretty great for people familiar with the material, or coming in fresh.

Only thing that stuck out odd during the Brody episode was where Tony called Abdullah a liar. I understand why they highlighted the inconsistency/lie, but I didn't see how that one thing would have drastically changed the narrative or insunuate foul play.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#86
So far, I'm 2/4 on the series.

Bruiser Brody and the von Erichs were great episodes that covered some of the big tragedies of the industry and brought light to topics that haven't quite been covered to death.

Montreal Screwjob was competent, but it covered a very well tread area and didn't really feel like it justified itself. Though I think the episode itself was fine, I'd have rather they spent their efforts elsewhere.

Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth was really worthwhile for the interviews just shooting the shit about their old friends. The episode otherwise felt like they went in expecting to tell a much darker story, ended up finding out that the evidence didn't support their initial hypothesis, and were too far into production to change to another story.
 

Clu

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You have a lot of people saying Moolah is great, and a few saying she was an asshole. I believe she was both, she was great to some of the girls, the guys, the fans and an asshole to a lot of the girls. I agree with one of the girls, can't take away her legacy because she was an asshole, but we can agree that she was one to people and maybe ruined some lives and careers along the way.

I hope one day they talk about Mae Young since they openly talk about how she tougher then Moolah.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#93
I don't get that final bit, the same woman who earlier said Moolah tried to pimp her out was saying Moolah wasn't a pimp? What?

Even if you ignore all that though, Moolah's legacy was that she was a fucking terrible wrestler who set women's wrestling back decades. Kinda like Big Daddy in the UK, I guess.
 
Jan 23, 2018
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True story. I grew up in Lake Dallas, Texas originally, and the parents of all the Von Erich family were our neighbors. Probably the entire reason I'm into wrestling in the first place. I remember when the suicides started they shut down completely in a social sense. The parents were just gutted horribly.