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Old 05-09-19, 08:19 PM
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Dark Side of the Ring on Viceland

If anyone loved professional wrestling during the 1980s and 1990s, Dark Side of the Ring is a perfect documentary series airing right now. The first episode covering the ill-fated romance between Miss Elizabeth and Randy Macho Man Savage almost brought me to tears. They often rerun episodes if you check Viceland's late-night schedule.

They use modern interviews with participants and show a ton of old-school wrestling clips to tell the story.
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Old 05-09-19, 10:42 PM
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They use modern interviews with participants and show a ton of old-school wrestling clips to tell the story.
You just described a documentary.
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Great series. Hopefully there's a Season 2.
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It is good though I was kind of bored during the Gino Hernandez episode.

Never heard of him and hope they focus more on wrestlers most people know.
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We've been discussing this series in the ProWrestling thread over in the Sports forum, and so far my favorite of the bunch has been the Von Erich one, which had a very different tone than the WCCW doc that WWE did around 10 years ago. In this one, the blame on many, if not all of the deaths and downspiral of the family was put on the father, Fritz, who should have known better, but because he was set in his old chauvinistic, old school ways, he kinda screwed everyone's life in that family. That shit of pointing a gun to Kevin's face for no fucking reason was just crazy.
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Old 05-25-19, 08:23 PM
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Re: Dark Side of the Ring on Viceland

What does the extended cut of A Match Made in Heaven Macho Man episode have that was now shown in the episode that aired back in April?
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Re: Dark Side of the Ring on Viceland

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What does the extended cut of A Match Made in Heaven Macho Man episode have that was now shown in the episode that aired back in April?
I was wondering the same. Looks like it is still only an hour long.
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What does the extended cut of A Match Made in Heaven Macho Man episode have that was now shown in the episode that aired back in April?
I think there was a little more interview footage with Brother Love recalling an incident about Miss Elizabeth getting slapped for theatrics and Randy kept telling the other female wrestler it was okay, hit her hard. It was amusing but I could see why it didn't make the initial cut.
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