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The Wrestlers is an exploration of the wrestling world's underground. Traveling from First Nations communities in rural Manitoba to Mexico's Lucha Libre scene in Juarez, the series sees Damian Abraham exploring the personalities involved in the sport of pro wrestling.

Wednesday at 10:00 PM on Viceland (US)
1 Season, 10 Episodes
May 22, 2019
Documentary & Biography, Reality, Sports
Cast: Hiroshi Fukuda
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  • Exoticos, male wrestlers who embrace the feminine and dress in drag inside the ring, have been defying the macho side of Lucha Libre for decades.

  • In war-torn Congo, a cultural collision has made one of wrestling's strangest subgenres: voodoo wrestling, in which suplexes and powerbombs mix with hexes and deadly black magic.

  • Damian heads to northern Quebec to join a crew of wrestlers who brave weather and isolation to bring professional wrestling to remote and disadvantaged First Nations communities.

  • Invisible wrestlers, blow-up dolls, and waterpark matches: welcome to the weird and wild world of Japan's DDT, the world's strangest wrestling promotion.

  • As Mexico copes with an ever-present drug war and Trump's Wall, Lucha Libre is more popular than ever, and some wrestlers see Lucha as their ticket to America.

  • Damian travels to Florida and Bolivia to learn how women wrestlers around the world are using professional wrestling to battle inequality, misogyny, and domestic abuse.

  • On the fringe of wrestling is Deathmatch, where wrestlers battling with barbed wire, razor blades and broken glass, challenge the idea that wrestling is fake.

  • Japan boasts the finest women's wrestling in the world. Damian visits Tokyo to learn what makes these women so good and meet the upcoming generation of female wrestlers.

  • One generation of wrestler hands the reins to the upcoming stars.

  • Damian finds out what it takes to become a professional wrestler in America today.

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