VICE TV announced Tuesday afternoon that Season 2 of the critically acclaimed series, Dark Side of the Ring will premiere on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00pm ET/PT on VICE TV with a special two-hour episode focusing on the Chris Benoit tragedy. The series will air weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT.
“The first season of Dark Side of the Ring was a massive hit,” said Morgan Hertzan, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VICE Television. “These powerful stories transcend wrestling fandom and resonate with both fans of the sport and newcomers who were captivated by this incredible storytelling. We rise to the challenge and do not shy away from the truth. I am proud and excited to continue telling these courageous stories in season two.”
“As lifelong fans, we have always been fascinated by the behind-the-scenes, human stories of the world of professional wrestling,” said Executive Producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener. “For our second season we’re going even deeper into its secretive past. Many wrestlers and family members we interviewed have never spoken out before. Our series seeks to help bring closure to their stories.”
Season 2 of Dark Side of the Ring is narrated by wrestling icon AEW superstar Chris Jericho, who has first hand knowledge of many of the tragic events covered throughout the series. The two-part special premiere episode delves into the horrible murder-suicide of wrestler Chris Benoit, who in 2007 killed his wife and seven year old son before hanging himself.
In subsequent episodes, the series covers a number of other infamous wrestling stories that include: the murder of Dino Bravo, the controversial career of New Jack, David Schultz’s violent run-in with a 20/20 reporter, the heart-breaking story of Owen Hart’s stunt that went tragically wrong, and more.
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