Episode #49 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve into the Dark Side of the Ring documentary series exploring those oftentimes tragic stories surrounding the lives of past wrestlers.
By the late-90s, WWF wrestlers were well-known to spend 300 days of the year on the road, travelling from one town to the next to perform. The brutal and gruelling lifestyle impacted wrestlers in many ways with many picking up vices including addictions to alcohol, drugs, pills, etc. As explained in the title, Dark Side of the Ring, as a series, gravitates to these challenging stories bringing to light the difficulties wrestlers experienced in a very much bygone era of wrestling.
Dan Collacott, Imran Mirza and Tee-J Sutherland, as devoted wrestling fans, review two episodes from the three seasons of the show available. Two heart-breaking stories in their own right, we explore:
"The Assassination of Dino Bravo" (season 2, episode 6)
"The Montreal Screwjob" (season 1, episode 2)
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