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Sports of Film of the Week: Beyond The Mat

Barry Blaustein’s doc which is as grim a portrayal of show business life — and pro wrestling — as you can get.

Title: Beyond The Mat

Director: Barry W Blaustein

Release date: 1999

The plot: The filmmaker looks at professional wrestling as ‘theatre most base’ and explores why he loves the WWE. But more importantly what it this half-sport, half-show and how does it affects its actors? The likes of Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts feature in Barry Blaustein’s doc which is as grim a portrayal of show business life as you can get.

Typical YouTube comment: ‘youre correct smart guy…but let me suplex you through a table…let me know how fake that feels’

Watch the entire film here…

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