Dark Side of the Ring Season 2 will tell us the True Story of Chris Benoit!
Widely acclaimed television documentary series “Dark Side of the Ring” is coming back for a second season! The series revolves around controversial subjects in the realm of professional wrestling. The 2-hour season premiere is all set to air on Viceland on Tuesday, March 24. The first Dark Side of the Ring season 2 trailer revealed that it will finally tackle the controversial case of Chris Benoit!
About the Show
Professional wrestling is scripted. Mostly everything that you see on your TV screens is planned in advance. However, incidents and backstage politics have been a mainstay in World Wrestling Entertainment. Because of these factors, several controversies have emerged both on and off camera.
Dark Side of the Ring highlights such controversial stories. It features people with strong roots in the professional wrestling business (Eric Bischoff, Vince Russo, Jim Cornette, etc.). Also, we get to hear the point of view of people close to the performer/familiar with the event in question.
In the first season, stories like the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” and “The Killing of Bruiser Body” were shed light on. This season, things will get a little darker as the Chris Benoit suicide controversy, as well as the Owen Hart death incident at a WWF event, will be covered.
Dark Side of the Ring season 2 will Feature Chris Benoit’s Controversial Story!
Almost 13 years after Chris Benoit allegedly murdered his wife Nancy and 7-year-old son Daniel before committing suicide himself, we will get to hear in detail from those close to the wrestling legend.
The 2-hour season premiere will focus on Chris Benoit’s life as a wrestler and the possible causes behind him going down such a darker path. Son David and close friends Chris Jericho and Vickie Guerrero will share their sides of the story as well. Moreover, Jericho, who also happens to be the series narrator this season, has clearly stated that the documentary’s purpose is not to “glorify a murderer”.
Well, we are definitely excited for the episode! Are you? Watch the Dark Side of the iIng trailer now, if you haven’t already!