Viceland's Dark Side of the Ring documentary series

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Re: Viceland's Dark Side of the Ring documentary series

Post by Bandit » Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:23 am

That incident led to a all time classic New Jack quote "Man, I couldn't even beat my dick to that nasty shit."

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Oh New Jack, I miss you.

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Didn't the WWF take a big hit in popularity over the Dr Zahorian trial ? or was business going down domestically anyway due to decline in popularity. Think in Europe around this time WWF business was way up in comparison.

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Post by Bandit » Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:43 am

Business peaked at Wrestlemania 6. It was going to go down any way because Warrior wasn't Hogan and the kids who had been fans since 1984 were growing up. And for younger kids they liked Ninja Turtles more than wrestling.

The steroid scandal wasn't as big of a deal as the sex scandals. Everyone knew all of those guys were on steroids so people just laughed at them denying it. But there was nothing funny about the accusations against Mel Phillips, Terry Garvin and Pat Patterson (although Patterson was innocent.) That turned the adults off to it. I was a kid at the time so I didn't really understand what was happening because I didn't watch the news and WWF didn't talk about it on TV. But I did follow Vince's trial, which was a farce.

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Post by Bandit » Fri Oct 29, 2021 12:24 pm

Half way through this is definitely the best episode of the season.

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Post by Bandit » Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:38 pm

Here's the FBI File on WWF that Bix uploaded https://www.documentcloud.org/documents ... f-fbi-file


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A deep dive into the Pro Wrestling Spotlight archives on the trials. On all podcast platforms.

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Post by Ocelot » Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:02 pm

And still nowhere to watch it for those of us without Vice. I am le bummed.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:18 pm

Ocelot wrote:
Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:02 pm
And still nowhere to watch it for those of us without Vice. I am le bummed.

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Post by Ocelot » Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:46 am

Zoidberg I give you good rats brutha thank you.

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Looks like that video is dead. Here are some others.






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