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ZIGG
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Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
even if you're not a pro-wrestling fan, this series is great. two of the best episodes below



The Life and Death of Bruiser Brody
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The Match Made in Heaven (Macho Man & Elizabeth)
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paladine36
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
these are really well put together
also DDP is working magic on the wrestlers that are going through his program
jake the snake and scott hall look so much healthier


bencoleman
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
I just watched the Brody doc. What a travesty. That was pure murder.


stapuffmarshy
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
I hate pro wrestling and have welcomed any chance in my adult life to make fun of other adults who watch it with some suspended belief that it's somewhat real.


But I've watched the Von Erick one, the Savage one and the Brody one.

frick they are fantastic entertainment by themselves. The Von Erick story was just beyond sad and tragic and yes Brody was flat out murdered and that dude walked away free as a damn bird.

Highly recommend to anyone. Very much impressed and will watch the rest. I don't know about a couple of the subjects but Google helps


peaster68
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
The one on the Montreal Screwjob is great.

Jim Cornette was hilarious.
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stapuffmarshy
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
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Montreal Screwjob is great.



That one and the fabulous moolah one are the two I have to research

But the ones I had a little knowledge of have been great


navy
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
Big time old school rasslin' fan. Mid-South and such.

Did not know about this.

Pretty sure I have Viceland on Hulu so going to check it out.

Thanks!


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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
Some of the best times I had as a kid was my dad taking me to the Centroplex to see Jake the Snake, the Rock N Roll Express, Junkyard Dog, all those guys.
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stapuffmarshy
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
When I was a young lad the group was Ernie the big cat ladd and a couple guys in mask called the assassins. Other than that my knowledge is kind of limited but still find the series very compelling so wrestling fans will love it


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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
Magnum TA owned a business and was a neighbor of my business.

He was a shell of his former self and partially paralyzed on one side of his body.

He wrapped a Porsche around a light pole in the mid 90s.

Very cool guy, very tragic story

I hope the do an episode on him


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LSU316
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
Magnum TA was going to be on Ric Flair's level with NWA/WCW from what the stories say.....I wonder how different early 90s WCW would have been had that wreck not occurred. We may not have ever gotten Bischoff as an EVP and never had the NWO....although Im sure Bill Watts would have still f'd it up.


LSU316
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
It's truly amazing that Kevin found the strength to make it through with everything that happened to that family.

Also, if WWF would have let Kerry use his real name instead of freakin Texas Tornado I bet he would have been over like Rover.


LSU316
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
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The one on the Montreal Screwjob is great. 


I really don't care what anybody says that was a work....now maybe it went a little further than it should have but I think Hart knew that he was leaving Montreal without the belt and that that was his last time on WWF TV....I also firmly believe that Vincent Kennedy McMahon knew that Hart was going to make the WCW gesture.....otherwise like Hall said they would have cut away from the hard camera.

It was all a work.


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Arksulli
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although Im sure Bill Watts would have still f'd it up.




Bill Watts is a wrestling genius. Everyone blames him for the bad run of WCW when he was in charge which is a bit unfair. He was brought in to cut costs, which he did, otherwise the company would never have lasted long enough for Eric Bischoff to steer it onto the rocks and for Vince Russo to rape the dying corpse.

Give Watts the money that Bischoff got to play with and things would have been different. Granted, pushing his son was dumb, but other then that Watts would have been fine.

Oddly enough... we almost got this years earlier. Watts and Ted Turner had come to an agreement and TBS was airing Mid-South wrestling to insanely high ratings. Watts was getting ready to go national when Vince McMahon, who had bought out the Georgia wrestling promotion, sold out his time slot on TBS to the Crocketts.

This gave the Crockett family the oomph they had to not only move Mid-South off the air but launch a massive talent raid on the surviving territories and eventually form WCW on the ashes of the NWA. Vince, meanwhile, got enough money to put on Wrestlemania.

That whole long chain of events all started years before when Ole Anderson (then part owner of Georgia Wrestling) called Vince McMahon Sr. a whole slew of cuss words for promoting Ohio (Which Ole owned) and stated that Vince Jr. and his wife were a pair of whores at an NWA convention. Then Ole forced out Jim Barnett, who went to Vince McMahon Jr. and gave him the contacts in the wrestling business to expand nationally. The first thing Vince Jr. did was to nuke Georgia Championship Wrestling.

Magnum TA was part of a run of just incredibly horrible luck for the NWA/WCW. Their future seemed pretty set. David Von Erich and Barry Windham were going to be swapping the belt back and forth with Ric Flair and someone like TA would be in the mix as well.

Instead David passed away, Barry sort of drifted back and forth between the WWF and NWA/WCW, and Magnum had the car accident. The whole territory system died as a result. Memphis and, oddly enough, Portland held on a lot longer then you'd think before they went under.


LSU316
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
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Bill Watts is a wrestling genius.


He was never going to make it at Turner with his societal prejudices. He was a wrestling guy working for a TV company.....Bischoff was the opposite which is why he turned it around for a minute.


dr smartass phd
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
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Magnum TA was going to be on Ric Flair's level with NWA



Ric Flair would have never had his reign if David Von Erich hadn't died. I lived in Denton when he died, man the people at the services was humongous. Hell Harley Race (at the time NWA champ) put him over by tapping out with the claw.



This week, the Handsome Half-Breed Gino Hernandez.
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dr smartass phd
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
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Ernie the big cat ladd and a couple guys in mask called the assassins



Old school Leroy McGuirk territory before Bill Watts bought it and turned it into Midsouth


dr smartass phd
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
Don't forget when Fritz sold WCCW to Jerry Jarrett and he wrecked it


TnMountaineer
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
WCCW was already dead when he sold it to Jarrett. Look at the attendance at the big events by that time. All of the Von Erich deaths killed the territory. Not to mention Lance Von Erich. In it’s heyday though..man it was great.


dr smartass phd
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re: Viceland's new series "The Dark Side of the Ring" is amazing
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it’s heyday though..man it was great.



The heydays were fantastic. Yeah it was pretty dead when Eric Embry was your headliner.



Jimmy Garvin and Sunshine working on the ranch was pretty good stuff.
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