It’s an interesting topic. Wrestling has grown in a lot of ways in recent years, with one of the more surprising being the way its true stories are presented. Fans are now being given a look behind the scenes of the industry through a series of television programs and films, some of which offer a look at some real life stories. Now we are going to be getting another one and it could be a fascinating subject.
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A new wrestling documentary has been announced for Netflix starting next month. The streaming platform has announced a documentary series, called The Wrestlers, focusing on Ohio Valley Wrestling, which will debut on September 13. There is no word on how many episodes will be included or when the series was filmed. The following synopsis was included:
Once a proud finishing school for aspiring pro wrestlers, the gym has since hit hard times. Acclaimed wrestler Al Snow clings to an old school wrestling philosophy with a heavy emphasis on storytelling, but in spite of the love of a few diehard fans, the gym struggles week to week to stay relevant enough to keep its doors open. Things have become so dire financially that Al has to sell a majority stake to a group of local businessmen including Matt Jones, the most popular radio personality in the state of Kentucky. Matt and the new ownership group have infused the struggling gym with much-needed cash but it still operates at a staggering loss. The new owners have given Al the summer to turn things around. Wrestlers chronicles the efforts Al and his band of aspiring wrestlers make as they struggle with their personal ambitions and each other while they attempt to come together to save this historic gym.
There is a lot to this. Check out the trailer and some of OVW of days past:
Opinion: It’s almost amazing to see just how much OVW has changed over the years, but there is something to be said about a series looking at it behind the scenes. At the same time, OVW has not been anything close to what it was before in years and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Maybe this can help drum up some interest in the place again, but that might be a heck of a miracle to pull off.
How does this sound? Which promotion would make a good documentary subject? Let us know in the comments below.
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