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EIWF 05-29-2019 10:38 AM

Viceland - Dark side of the ring
Any one watched the Viceland series Dark side of the ring?

I actually enjoyed the "The Match Made in Heaven" episode the most. The story of Macho Man and Liz.

I also like how they have some lookalikes and film segments to go with the narrative to add to the feel of the episode.

"The Montreal Screwjob" was good, as was "The Fabulous Moolah".

The "The Last of the Von Erichs" didn't really catch my interests so much. Still need to watch too more. But well worth a look.

Ol Dirty Dastard 05-29-2019 10:41 AM

we've posted about it regularly in the 100,001 reply thread.

Fignuts 05-29-2019 07:33 PM

It does probably deserve its own thread.

Bad News Gertner 05-29-2019 09:23 PM

We should have done this weeks ago lol

Anybody Thrilla 05-29-2019 11:23 PM

I watched the Montreal Screwjob episode tonight. Good stuff. There's a whole marathon of this and The Wrestlers on Viceland right now. I'm loving it.

Bad News Gertner 05-29-2019 11:46 PM

The Wrestlers is so good.

xrodmuc316 05-30-2019 03:10 AM

I've enjoyed all of the episodes. If I have one gripe, I didn't really like how much of Linda Hogans narrative they used during the Macho Man and Elizabeth episode.

Seemed like she was more spinning tales than reliable.

The Bruiser Brody episode was really good.

Droford 05-30-2019 04:41 AM

Only one I didn't like was the one about the guy I can't even remember his name cause I had never heard off him
Wrestled the free bird gsir cream match

WinterDecay 05-30-2019 10:27 AM

I found the Von Erich episode very sad and excellent.

Jordan 05-30-2019 11:25 AM

I watched them all with my girlfriend who would never watch anything wrestling related if she wasn't with me...

We both liked Bruiser & Montreal Screwjob the best. Gino and Moolah were not very compelling for either of us and The Savage/Liz story comes in a the middle. From my perspective they should have talked about Steph.

Haven't watched "The Wrestlers" yet but I will...

I know there are some episodes of Dark Side of the Ring that weren't released, like one about Benoit... hoping those are released this summer.

Big Vic 05-30-2019 11:36 AM

Only seen Bruiser and Macho so far. Hope to catch the rest on demand.

Ol Dirty Dastard 05-30-2019 11:37 AM

I found the Moolah one to be quite compelling.

Seanny One Ball 06-02-2019 02:12 PM

The only unsatisfying one was Gino Hernandez because it completely destroys all ambiguity over a myth most fans are unaware of. Montreal talks on a subject everybody knows and still keeps it relatively fresh.

Gino just wasn't that interesting a guy really and there he is stuck in amongst some legit wrestling folklore.

Dino Bravo should have been the one. I think Gertner suggested that for a second season and I'd like to know more about it.

Seanny One Ball 06-02-2019 02:23 PM

Topics I'd like to see in further episodes:

Dynamite Kid
Chris Adams
Dino Bravo
Terry Garvin
JBL's bullying
Steroid trial

Bad News Gertner 06-02-2019 02:36 PM

From what I've heard, Dino Bravo is on the season 2 list and will be the first episode.

Heisenberg 06-05-2019 09:31 AM

Just the Brody one so far

Seanny One Ball 06-05-2019 11:47 AM

Brody was really a great episode, the in depth explanation of how it went down sounds way worse than it reads.

Heisenberg 06-05-2019 12:08 PM

Yeah, I'm going to read the Brody book next once I get time to escape from real life scheduling. The only wrassling I've entrenched myself into these days has been Hulu episodes of RAW/SD, Being the Elite on YouTube and the recent AEW PPV, DoN.

Also, excited to see Moxley-san in NJPW

Bad News Gertner 03-24-2020 11:07 PM

Dark Side of The Ring Discussion Thread (Warning: Spoilers)
Might as well create a thread for this. What a fucking show tonight. Man was that ever heartbreaking.

New Jack next week which should be interesting lol

Bad News Gertner 03-24-2020 11:12 PM

Felt so bad for his poor son. He looks so much like his dad.

Volare 03-24-2020 11:26 PM

Get back to you guys after....

Volare 03-24-2020 11:39 PM

Chris talking about Regal's message being revealing because of his demeanor and tone and all that, is blowing my fucking mind...never had a clue Regal lived near Benoit at the time

Posted my thoughts in spoilers so I don't ruin it for others just incase.

Volare 03-24-2020 11:48 PM

Speaking from a fan standpoint...David did mention he wanted to wrestle...and if he's "hellbent" on screw everyone but Chavo and Jericho, but Malenko and Arn work WITH Jericho...see where I'm going??

Bad News Gertner 03-25-2020 12:45 AM

To be fair, if you're entering a Discussion Thread it's pretty much a given that spoilers will discussed.

Bad News Gertner 03-25-2020 12:46 AM

Actually, fuck it. I'll just edit the thread title.

xrodmuc316 03-25-2020 01:46 AM

Is it really a spoiler that Benoit murdered his family 13 years ago?

xrodmuc316 03-25-2020 01:48 AM

In the movie Titanic, that boat sinks

Droford 03-25-2020 03:35 AM

Would have preferred Eddie and Benoit's stories separately (as much as possible with Benoit at least)

Droford 03-25-2020 03:37 AM


Originally Posted by xrodmuc316 (Post 5329346)
In the movie Titanic, that boat sinks

Dont steal my material

Volare 03-25-2020 09:04 AM

So much for trying to be nice, I hate you all!!! :)

Big Vic 03-25-2020 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by Iceman King Gertner (Post 5329333)
To be fair, if you're entering a Discussion Thread it's pretty much a given that spoilers will discussed.

Kris P disagrees

Bad News Gertner 03-25-2020 10:41 AM

Lol yes he does

Bad News Gertner 03-25-2020 10:46 AM

Here's both episodes

Heisenberg 03-25-2020 12:44 PM

Thank you for posting episode 2 :-)

Seanny One Ball 03-25-2020 01:38 PM

Yes, major rep storm coming your way for that.

Ol Dirty Dastard 03-25-2020 01:52 PM

A great watch but not what I'd call a fun watch.

The ending offered some catharsis. Though, having listened to both Sandra and Chavo on Jericho's podcast, there wasn't much about this that I didn't already know to some degree. Still, the stuff with his older son at the end...was quite riveting and heartwrenching.

RP 03-25-2020 02:08 PM

I watched the first part. It's really hard to want to watch the 2nd part. Chris Benoit IS my favorite wrestler of all time. I still dont believe he did this.

Sepholio 03-25-2020 02:48 PM

Oh man this is hard to watch. Heartbreaking.

Seanny One Ball 03-25-2020 03:07 PM

90 minutes of re-treading old ground

Ol Dirty Dastard 03-25-2020 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by Seanny One Ball (Post 5329453)
90 minutes of re-treading old ground

As deep-dive wrestling fans, it's impossible not to know the whole story. I appreciated the added touch of Sandra and David, who brought a fresh perspective to the whole thing. (Unless you're like me and listened to her on Talk is Jericho).

I also appreciated Chris Jericho's role in reconnecting the two. It was a good look for him.

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