The third season of Dark Side of the Ring is coming later this year, narrated by our very own Chris Jericho. So far, an episode on Brian Pillman is the only one so far officially announced. Although it is believed there will also be episodes on Chris Kanyon, the Collision In Korea event, Grizzly Smith and his family, Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, Xtreme Pro Wrestling, Nick Gage, Bruiser Bedlam. PWInsider has now reported that The Dynamite Kid’s first wife Michelle, children, and former sister-in-law Julie Hart have been interviewed for an episode about him.
The Dynamite Kid’s story is an unfortunate one that saw him destroy his body by wrestling against the doctor’s advice after he blew out two discs in his back in the 80s. He’d finally retire in 1996, but the damage had already been done, and he’d spend his final years virtually penniless in a wheelchair. It’s believed heart problems and a previous stroke contributed to him passing away on his 60th birthday.
During his prime, he was a huge fan favorite due to his tag team, The British Bulldogs with Davey Boy Smith, and was considered one of his generation’s greatest wrestlers. Notwithstanding that, he wasn’t well-liked by his peers and was considered a mean-spirited bully. In his first book, Mick Foley revealed he had been left unable to eat solid food following an enhancement match against him.
No air dates for any upcoming episodes have yet been confirmed, and the series is still being filmed. However, it is known season 3 will premiere with the Brian Pillman episode and include an interview with Steve Austin. This was quite a coup by the producers as talents still affiliated with WWE don’t usually participate.
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