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THE FABULOUS MOOLAH FEATURED ON VICELAND'S DARK SIDE OF THE RING TONIGHT

By Mike Johnson on 2019-05-15 11:35:00

Viceland's Dark Side of the Ring will return for its sixth episode tonight at 10 PM, featuring a documentary look at the Fabulous Moolah the controversy that has come out around her in recent years.  The series is narrated by Dutch Mantel.

This will be the final episode of the season.

Dark Side of the Ring Director Jason Eisener discusses the first season of the Viceland’s documentary series, his life-long love of professional wrestling, what they hoped to bring to wrestling fans and those who weren’t fans, the use of re-enactments in the series and how that evolved, Viceland’s reaction to the series thus far, where things stand for a potential second season, the work they put into their planned Dino Bravo episode already, the personal highlight for him this season, the insane reason Earl Hebner thought was the reason they really wanted to interview him, whether he thinks Vince Russo or Jim Cornette was the true architect of the Montreal Screwjob as they each claimed on Dark Side, putting together the Bruiser Brody pilot episode that will air tonight, the pressure of making that pilot, whether there’s any chance of a sequel following the Jose Gonzales trial itself, how working on the series has changed how he views pro wrestling, his response to cynicism towards the series’ darker stories, the Gino Hernandez episode, WWE’s Fabulous Moolah controversy, whether there’s any chance of a home video release for the series and much, listening to disco with Abdullah the Butcher and much more.  Elite subscribers can listen by clicking here.

Evan Husney, the Producer of Viceland’s new documentary series Dark Side of the Ring sat down with PWInsider.com for a 90 minute discussion about the debut of the series, whether he was a fan before working on the series, the genesis of the series, why Viceland is the perfect home for the series, the legal scrutiny they put each episode through, what influenced the look at the series, the true-crime presentation, putting together the reenactments, why Bruiser Brody had to be the first subject they worked on, having Mick Foley as the narrator for the pilot, the process of getting interview subjects on board, convincing Abdullah the Butcher to open up, dealing with over the top personalities who's memories don't always match, the decision to debut the series with their Randy Savage and Elizabeth episode, plans for a second season, what will it take for that season to be green-lit, Dutch Mantel as narrator for the series, a deep discussion of the Gino Hernandez episode, Kevin Von Erich today and much more!   Elite subscribers can listen by clicking here

Vice issued the following press release in support of the series:

VICELAND TO PREMIERE SIX EPISODE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING DOCU-SERIES: "DARK SIDE OF THE RING" PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 @ 9PM

SERIES EXPLORES THE SECRET HISTORIES OF SOME OF WRESTLING'S BIGGEST NAMES INCLUDING RANDY "MACHO MAN" SAVAGE, BRET HART, BRUISER BRODY, AND THE FABULOUS MOOLAH

MARCH 28, 2019 – BROOKLYN, NY: VICELAND will premiere a new docu-series set in the world of professional wrestling -- DARK SIDE OF THE RING -- on Wednesday, April 10 at 9 PM ET.

The six-episode series will examine the collision of fantasy and reality in the singular universe of professional wrestling -- the only sport whose stars' larger-than-life characters exist in and often out of the ring, telling some of the dark and untold stories around some of the sport's all-time greats -- stories that obsess hardcore wrestling fans and will compel new viewers alike.

From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling - with each episode centered on a professional wrestling icon, including the tragic love story of Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Miss Elizabeth, the infamous "Montreal Screwjob" which stripped Bret Hart of his title, the locker room altercation that led to the death of Bruiser Brody, as well as the dark history of the Von Erich wrestling dynasty, the controversial death of "Gorgeous" Gino Hernandez and a look at the intense allegations against legendary female star The Fabulous Moolah.

Guiding viewers through the stories is narrator Dutch Mantel, a leading authority on the sport and a retired manager, booker and wrestler with over 40 years in the game.

DARK SIDE OF THE RING is from VICE CANADA and produced by Evan Husney and directed by Jason Eisener ("Hobo with a Shotgun").  Ed Hatton is series producer and VICELAND's Chris Grosso executive produced.

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