Dark Side of the Ring confirms season four subjects

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VICE TV has confirmed the ten subjects that will be covered in the upcoming season of Dark Side of the Ring.

The popular documentary series will return on Tuesday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET with a ten-episode season covering various figures and events in the industry.

The latest trailer reveals the following subjects:

Chris Candido & Tammy Sytch – Candido died tragically in 2005 following surgery and developing a blood clot while working with TNA. Sytch has been battling substance abuse for years with numerous arrests and time served. Last year, she was involved in a fatal car crash that killed a 75-year-old man. Sytch faces years in prison as she is awaiting her trial.

Magnum T.A. – As the expected heir apparent in Jim Crockett Promotions, his career was cut short at the age of 27 when he crashed his Porsche and was left paralyzed.

Adrian Adonis – Had significant success in the Pacific Northwest and teamed with Jesse Ventura as the East-West Connection and a separate team with Dick Murdoch. H was plagued by substance abuse problems and saw his weight balloon throughout the ‘80s. He died tragically in 1988 during a Canadian tour in Newfoundland where he was a passenger when the vehicle he was in swerved and left three dead including Adonis.

Doink the Clown – Matt Borne was the original one to play the character in 1992. A veteran of the Pacific Northwest and son of Tony Borne. He was found dead in his apartment in June 2013 and was ruled an accidental overdose.

Junkyard Dog – For a several-year period was one of the biggest territorial draws in the country for Mid-South Wrestling and led to the company staging regular events at the Superdome in New Orleans. A cultural phenomenon to those that grew up with him but fell into addiction problems that saw his career adversely affected throughout his WWF run. He died in June 1998 after falling asleep at the wheel.

Marty Jannetty – Famously part of The Midnight Rockers in the AWA and later, the Rockers in WWF. He had the rep of a massive partier and would be fired multiple times by the WWF and jeopardizing his career. Over the past years, he has frequently made erratic posts and gained a lot of attention in 2020 when he insinuated that he was involved in the murder of a man, but later said he made it up.

Bam Bam Bigelow – A very talented big man during his era, who was custom-made for Japan and was an early protégé of Paul Heyman’s. Bigelow was plagued in the WWF by being on the wrong side of political circles but did ascend to headline WrestleMania in 1995 against Lawrence Taylor, which was supposed to transition Bigelow into a babyface star, which was short-lived. He had runs in NJPW, ECW, and worked with WCW until they went out of business in 2001. Bigelow died in 2007 with multiple drugs found in his system.

Abdullah the Butcher – One of the biggest foreign stars in Japanese history. A recent story on his current state revealed that he’s broke and had to sell his WWE Hall of Fame ring. He lost a major lawsuit filed by Devon Nicholson after it was revealed Abdullah had Hepatitis C after bleeding during a match, which led to Nicholson contracting the disease.

Bash at the Beach 2000 – A worked angle that turned into a legitimate issue. The idea was to split the World Championships in WCW with Booker T. winning one version, and Hulk Hogan “walking out” with the other version. Later that night, Vince Russo cut a promo in the ring that Hogan deemed was defamatory and not agreed upon, which led to a lawsuit being filed. Bash at the Beach ended up being Hogan’s final WCW appearance and was picked up by the WWF in 2002, which hurt his chances to prove his worth was diminished when he was brought back by the top company and made its world champion within months of the return.

The Graham Family – A tragic story involving Eddie Graham (Edward Gossett), one of the smartest bookers of his time and a mentor to so many including Bill Watts and Dusty Rhodes. Graham took his own life in 1985 and his son, Mike, did the same in 2012. Mike’s death occurred two years after his son also killed himself.

The trailer includes interview clips involving Bret Hart, Jim Ross, Tony Atlas, Jake Roberts, Mick Foley, Diamond Dallas Page, Jim Cornette, and Jeff Jarrett.

Season four premieres on Tuesday, May 30 at 10 p.m. ET on VICE TV.

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