Dark Side of the Ring

Dark Side of the Ring

A streamlined look into the tragic stories and fascinating urban legends in pro wrestling

The Very Best

8.5

TV Show

United States of America
English
Documentary
2019
Chris Jericho
44 min

TLDR

It's either this or Nacho Libre with wrestling, huh?

What it's about

Pro wrestling personalities pull back the curtain on wrestling stories cloaked in mystery and anguish.

The take

Dark Side of the Ring is where the comfort of pro wrestling and the mystery of true crime meet. The very premise of the series is that the wrestling industry is rife with with sketchy and downright depressing stories; and while it continues the tradition of depicting pro wrestling tragically (to great results), the episodes are streamlined and very consistent with having an insightful and balanced pool of perspectives. There's a lot of details for wrestling fans to sink their teeth into, but for the true crime and mystery-loving crowd, expect baseline stories about drugs, self-destruction, and outlaw wrestling practices unless it's one of those transcendent stories.

What stands out

It's sad that many of these are just biographies, but I'm glad they exist.

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