The BEST episodes of Dark Side of the Ring

Every episode of Dark Side of the Ring ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dark Side of the Ring!

From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling, and tries to find truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality.

Last Updated: 1/27/2023Network:VICE TV (US)
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Benoit Part Two
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8.32
165 votes

#1 - Benoit Part Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/24/2020

The conclusion to wrestling's darkest hour, including startling revelations about the troubled mind of Chris Benoit before he killed his wife and son, and then took his own life.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Final Days of Owen Hart
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8.22
147 votes

#2 - The Final Days of Owen Hart

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/19/2020

On May 23rd 1999, Owen Hart fell 80 feet to his death in a stunt that went tragically wrong. Bravely reliving his final day, his widow Martha reveals the mistakes that took his life.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Benoit Part One
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8.19
176 votes

#3 - Benoit Part One

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/24/2020

In 2007, wrestling superstar Chris Benoit murdered his wife Nancy and 7-year-old son Daniel, then ended his own life. Those closest to the tragedy have never spoken openly, until now.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
In the Shadow of Grizzly Smith
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8.18
97 votes

#4 - In the Shadow of Grizzly Smith

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/3/2021

Having survived familial abuse at the hands of their father and the mysterious abduction of their sister, Jake The Snake and his siblings struggle to reconcile with their past.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Brian Pillman Part Two
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8.01
91 votes

#5 - Brian Pillman Part Two

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/6/2021

After enduring a horrific car wreck, Brian Pillman masks his injuries while pushing his body to the brink. His untimely death leaves his young family struggling to cope.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Montreal Screwjob
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8.00
208 votes

#6 - The Montreal Screwjob

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/17/2019

In one of wrestling's most infamous off-script moments, wrestler Bret Hart is stripped of his championship title through a backstage plot of betrayal that forever changes the sport.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Brian Pillman Part One
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7.99
97 votes

#7 - Brian Pillman Part One

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/6/2021

After enduring a horrific car wreck, Brian Pillman masks his injuries while pushing his body to the brink. His untimely death leaves his young family struggling to cope.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Killing of Bruiser Brody
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7.96
180 votes

#8 - The Killing of Bruiser Brody

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/2019

Wrestlers relive the tragic evening in 1988 when they witnessed a locker room confrontation that resulted in the death of legendary wrestler Bruiser Brody.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Collision in Korea
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7.84
97 votes

#9 - Collision in Korea

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/20/2021

In one of the most bizarre acts of political theatre ever conceived professional wrestlers deployed to North Korea faced a terrifying ordeal that had them fighting for their lives.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Dynamite Kid
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7.76
100 votes

#10 - The Dynamite Kid

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/10/2021

The Dynamite Kid earned worldwide fame with a riveting, self-sacrificing style, but violent confrontations outside the ring would destroy his family, his body and his legacy.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
David Schultz & the Slap Heard Round the World
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7.74
129 votes

#11 - David Schultz & the Slap Heard Round the World

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/2020

The cautionary tale of David Schultz, set to become a superstar until his violent run-in with 20/20 reporter John Stossel saw him exiled from the business he'd sworn to protect.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Match Made in Heaven
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7.72
240 votes

#12 - The Match Made in Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/10/2019

Art collides with real life when the mythical love story between wrestling icons Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth explodes beyond the ring with tragic consequences.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Becoming Warrior
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7.72
109 votes

#13 - Becoming Warrior

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/27/2021

The Ultimate Warrior was a divisive force in and outside of the ring. His first wife reveals how an aspiring chiropractor morphed himself into wrestling's most polarizing figure.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Last of the Von Erichs
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7.71
171 votes

#14 - The Last of the Von Erichs

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/1/2019

The last surviving brother of the legendary Von Erich wrestling dynasty revisits the tragedy that plagued his once iconic family.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Last Ride of the Road Warriors
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7.70
138 votes

#15 - The Last Ride of the Road Warriors

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/12/2020

The inside story of how wrestling's ultimate tag team partnership is undone when one half of the powerhouse duo slides into alcohol and substance abuse.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Blood & Wire: Onita’s FMW
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7.68
87 votes

#16 - Blood & Wire: Onita’s FMW

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/30/2021

After Japan’s Atsushi Onita created FMW and its spectacular matches featuring explosions and gratuitous gore, his handpicked successor took his own life while drowning in debt.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Double Life of Chris Kanyon
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7.62
90 votes

#17 - The Double Life of Chris Kanyon

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/23/2021

In a culture that celebrates machismo and negative gay stereotypes, wrestling innovator Chris Kanyon kept his own sexuality a closely guarded secret for decades.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Many Faces of Luna Vachon
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7.62
92 votes

#18 - The Many Faces of Luna Vachon

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/14/2021

A striking villain in the ring, Luna Vachon was a groundbreaking physical performer who battled mental illness and addiction while seeking to champion women’s wrestling.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Life and Crimes of New Jack
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7.61
147 votes

#19 - The Life and Crimes of New Jack

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/31/2020

One of the most feared and controversial wrestler's of all time, New Jack’s career reads like a criminal rap-sheet. Revealing the man behind the monster and his hardcore legacy.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Brawl For All
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7.60
141 votes

#20 - The Brawl For All

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/7/2020

It's known as the worst idea in the history of pro-wrestling — the legitimate boxing tournament that led to career-ending injuries and had audiences begging for the final bell.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Assassination of Dino Bravo
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7.59
133 votes

#21 - The Assassination of Dino Bravo

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/21/2020

30-years after Dino Bravo's brutal murder, family and friends relive his descent from Montreal's favorite wrestling son to mob enforcer, and the deadly consequences that followed.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Plane Ride From Hell
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7.58
106 votes

#22 - The Plane Ride From Hell

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/16/2021

A private 757 flight descended into a nightmare as intoxicated wrestlers clashed with their flight crew, erupting into one of wrestling’s most infamous scandals.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Mysterious Death of Gorgeous Gino
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7.52
138 votes

#23 - The Mysterious Death of Gorgeous Gino

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/8/2019

For 30 years, the family of wrestling star Gino Hernandez believed his tragic death was a drug-related murder. Startling new revelations are revealed to his still grieving mother.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Jimmy Snuka and the Death of Nancy Argentino
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7.47
139 votes

#24 - Jimmy Snuka and the Death of Nancy Argentino

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/14/2020

Investigating the mysterious story of Jimmy Snuka, whose girlfriend Nancy Argentino died in their motel room in 1983, and revealing her family's 30-year struggle for justice.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Extreme & Obscene: Rob Black’s XPW
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7.47
87 votes

#25 - Extreme & Obscene: Rob Black’s XPW

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/21/2021

XPW merged Rob Black's passions for hardcore porn and deathmatch wrestling, but after he waged a war with federal authorities his empire imploded.

Watch Now:Amazon

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