The BEST Episodes of Dark Side of the Ring
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2021
Network: Viceland (US)
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.
#1 - The Final Days of Owen Hart
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 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.
#2 - Benoit Part Two
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.
#3 - Benoit Part One
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.
#4 - The Montreal Screwjob
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - The Killing of Bruiser Brody
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.
#6 - The Last of the Von Erichs
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 1, 2019
The last surviving brother of the legendary Von Erich wrestling dynasty revisits the tragedy that plagued his once iconic family.
#7 - David Schultz & the Slap Heard Round the World
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 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.
#8 - The Last Ride of the Road Warriors
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 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.
#9 - The Match Made in Heaven
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 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.
#10 - The Life and Crimes of New Jack
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.
#11 - The Mysterious Death of Gorgeous Gino
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 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.
#12 - The Brawl For All
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 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.
#13 - The Assassination of Dino Bravo
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 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.
#14 - Jimmy Snuka and the Death of Nancy Argentino
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 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.
#15 - The Fabulous Moolah
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 15, 2019
The legacy of wrestling's biggest female star is reexamined after new allegations.
#16 - Cocaine & Cowboy Boots: The Herb Abrams Story
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 5, 2020
One man's fanatical attempt to build a wrestling empire to rival Vince McMahon's goes tragically haywire as his ego and cocaine addiction kills his dream - and him along with it.