Vice Media has issued the following:
VICELAND DOUBLES DOWN ON WRESTLING WITH NEW GLOBAL DOCUSERIES THE WRESTLERS MAY 22 AND “EXTENDED CUT” EPISODES OF DARK SIDE OF THE RING
Following the much buzzed about wrestling docu-series DARK SIDE OF THE RING, which is posting some of the network’s biggest ratings to date), VICELAND premieres THE WRESTLERS on May 22 at 10pm ET. Hosted by hardcore musician and life-long wrestling fan Damian Abraham (lead singer for the Canadian punk band F**ked Up), the series goes beyond the world of mainstream professional wrestling to dive into the vibrant, fascinating and bizarre subcultures in the wrestling universe around the world. From Lucha Libre in Mexico to the women’s wrestling scene in Japan to “voodoo wrestling” in Congo and countless points between.
In addition, the network will release special “Extended Cuts” of DARK SIDE OF THE RING beginning May 22 at 9pm ET with never-before-seen footage from the compelling tales of professional wrestling’s golden age.
THE WRESTLERS is a Vice Studio Canada production and is produced and directed by Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry. Damian Abraham co-produces. Chris Grosso is executive producer for VICELAND