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Dark Side of the Ring

Dark Side of the Ring

Viceland 2019

From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling, and tries to find truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dark Side of the Ring

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#1 - Benoit Part Two

8.40

Season 2 - Episode 2

The conclusion to wrestling's darkest hour, including startling revelations about the troubled mind of Chris Benoit before he killed his wife and son, and then took his own life.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 121 votes.

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#2 - The Final Days of Owen Hart

8.36

Season 2 - Episode 10

On May 23rd 1999, Owen Hart fell 80 feet to his death in a stunt that went tragically wrong. Bravely reliving his final day, his widow Martha reveals the mistakes that took his life.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 106 votes.

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#3 - Benoit Part One

8.18

Season 2 - Episode 1

In 2007, wrestling superstar Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy and 7-year-old son Daniel, then ended his own life. Those closest to the tragedy have never spoken openly, until now.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 127 votes.

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#4 - The Montreal Screwjob

8.06

Season 1 - Episode 2

In one of wrestling's most infamous off-script moments, wrestler Bret Hart is stripped of his championship title through a backstage plot of betrayal that forever changes the sport.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 159 votes.

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#5 - The Killing of Bruiser Brody

7.98

Season 1 - Episode 3

Wrestlers relive the tragic evening in 1988 when they witnessed a locker room confrontation that resulted in the death of legendary wrestler Bruiser Brody.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 140 votes.

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#6 - David Schultz & the Slap Heard Round the World

7.77

Season 2 - Episode 7

The cautionary tale of David Schultz, set to become a superstar until his violent run-in with 20/20 reporter John Stossel saw him exiled from the business he'd sworn to protect.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 97 votes.

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#7 - The Last of the Von Erichs

7.77

Season 1 - Episode 4

The last surviving brother of the legendary Von Erich wrestling dynasty revisits the tragedy that plagued his once iconic family.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 127 votes.

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#8 - The Last Ride of the Road Warriors

7.74

Season 2 - Episode 9

The inside story of how wrestling's ultimate tag team partnership is undone when one half of the powerhouse duo slides into alcohol and substance abuse.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 101 votes.

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#9 - The Match Made in Heaven

7.71

Season 1 - Episode 1

Art collides with real life when the mythical love story between wrestling icons Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth explodes beyond the ring with tragic consequences.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 185 votes.

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#10 - The Life and Crimes of New Jack

7.68

Season 2 - Episode 3

One of the most feared and controversial wrestler's of all time, New Jack’s career reads like a criminal rap-sheet. Revealing the man behind the monster and his hardcore legacy.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 108 votes.

#11 - The Assassination of Dino Bravo
7.62
Season 2 - Episode 6

30-years after Dino Bravo's brutal murder, family and friends relive his descent from Montreal's favorite wrestling son to mob enforcer, and the deadly consequences that followed.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 98 votes.

#12 - The Brawl For All
7.60
Season 2 - Episode 4

It's known as the worst idea in the history of pro-wrestling — the legitimate boxing tournament that led to career-ending injuries and had audiences begging for the final bell.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 102 votes.

#13 - The Mysterious Death of Gorgeous Gino
7.58
Season 1 - Episode 5

For 30 years, the family of wrestling star Gino Hernandez believed his tragic death was a drug-related murder. Startling new revelations are revealed to his still grieving mother.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 104 votes.

#14 - Jimmy Snuka and the Death of Nancy Argentino
7.56
Season 2 - Episode 5

Investigating the mysterious story of Jimmy Snuka, whose girlfriend Nancy Argentino died in their motel room in 1983, and revealing her family's 30-year struggle for justice.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 99 votes.

#15 - The Fabulous Moolah
7.43
Season 1 - Episode 6

The legacy of wrestling's biggest female star is reexamined after new allegations.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 105 votes.

#16 - Cocaine & Cowboy Boots: The Herb Abrams Story
7.38
Season 2 - Episode 8

One man's fanatical attempt to build a wrestling empire to rival Vince McMahon's goes tragically haywire as his ego and cocaine addiction kills his dream - and him along with it.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 88 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

Comments

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for someone who never really got into wrestling (aside from the occasional mexican wrestling), it is still a fascinating watch. very well done and i find myself hanging on to every word. it must be incredible for a diehard fan immersed in its history.

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All these episodes are about High Profiled people at one time or another. How some of never heard of them baffles me. Unless you're limited to what is known today as the WWE. Maybe its just me, IDK. Anyway, Im only on series 2x5 but its a good watch so far.

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If you’re a wrestling fan you should watch this. The Chris Benoit one was what made me curious to check out the show and it was so well done I’ve gone through the rest of the episodes. Many of the episodes are about people I never heard of so I wasn’t sure if I was going to watch them, but I’m glad I did because they were really well done and enjoyable to watch.

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Season 1 focuses on wrestlers from the 1980s and early 1990s. That is probably before most people are aware off. But it was great for me - I'd vaguely heard of a lot of these people, and to see th stories behind them, the human touch, the sadness, the politics. It's was a great binge watch!

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