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    Dark Side Of The Ring

    This Vice series has popped up on Hulu recently. Have only watched the first episode so far, which covers Macho Man and Ms. Elizabeth's story, but I found it pretty interesting. I'm no wrestling expert and I imagine those that are might take issue with some of the material, as lot of it is told via second hand information (which I guess it has to be when the subjects are dead) but as someone who followed it pretty closely in the 80s before giving up on it I dug it.

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    The episode about the murder of Bruiser Brody is hard to watch. That story is such a disgusting miscarriage of Justice that it will ruin anyone’s mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy Parker View Post
    The episode about the murder of Bruiser Brody is hard to watch. That story is such a disgusting miscarriage of Justice that it will ruin anyone’s mood.
    We watched that one last night and yeah, it's pretty rough. Such an insane story in so many ways. I went into it blind knowing nothing about the man and now want to know more about him. Looked up some of his Japanese matches on youtube and they're pretty insane.

    We also watched the Montreal Screwjob episode, which surprised me because that is one wrestling story that I was pretty familiar with, but it managed to shine some new light on it for me, which I appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    We watched that one last night and yeah, it's pretty rough. Such an insane story in so many ways. I went into it blind knowing nothing about the man and now want to know more about him. Looked up some of his Japanese matches on youtube and they're pretty insane.

    We also watched the Montreal Screwjob episode, which surprised me because that is one wrestling story that I was pretty familiar with, but it managed to shine some new light on it for me, which I appreciated.
    One Brody match you HAVE to see is the cage match against Lex Luger. It’s on YouTube, and it’s hilarious. Brody didn’t want to work with Luger, and he just stops selling midway through the match, and it scares the living shit out of Luger.

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    Ha, I will look for that.

    We watched the Von Erich episode yesterday. I knew nothing about their history, I just have vague memories of The Texas Tornado from when I was a kid and knew that they were a wrestling family kind of like the Hart family was. What a sad, tragic story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    ....and knew that they were a wrestling family kind of like the Hart family was.
    I thought that said "kind of like my family was."

    The Von Erichs and Bruiser Brody episodes were really great. I'd love to see more from this era. I was so WWF-focused that I missed out on so much in the 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison Jane View Post
    I was so WWF-focused that I missed out on so much in the 80s.
    This is honestly the cutest thing I've ever read.
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H. View Post
    This is honestly the cutest thing I've ever read.
    Ha! Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison Jane View Post
    Ha! Why?
    Just imagining you as a Little Hulkster in the '80s. Honestly, I didn't know many girls who were into wrestling when I was growing up. It's awesome!
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H. View Post
    Just imagining you as a Little Hulkster in the '80s. Honestly, I didn't know many girls who were into wrestling when I was growing up. It's awesome!
    Ha! I was a pretty dorky kid. Loved Piper, Macho Man, The Hart Foundation. Definitely liked Hulk Hogan. I remember crying the night he first lost the belt.
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