7.8
78 votes
Dark Side of the Ring

Dark Side of the Ring

Viceland 2019

Finding truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality in the veiled world of professional wrestling.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Dark Side of the Ring

Dark Side of the Ring - S2E8

#1 - 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 #1 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 88 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S1E6

#2 - 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 #2 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 105 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S2E5

#3 - 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 #3 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 99 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S1E5

#4 - 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 #4 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 104 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S2E4

#5 - 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 #5 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 102 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S2E6
#6 - 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 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 98 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S2E3
#7 - 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 #2 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 108 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S1E1
#8 - 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 #3 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 185 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S2E9
#9 - 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 #4 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 101 votes.

Dark Side of the Ring - S1E4
#10 - 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 #5 Worst episode of Dark Side of the Ring from 127 votes.

Last updated: may 01, 2021

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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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