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The Wrestlers

Documentary
1 season availableCanada
MA15+

From the bright lights of Florida to the spotless streets of Japan and the chaos of the Congo, Damian Abraham dives headlong into the fascinating ways cultures around the world have embraced one of America's greatest exports: professional wrestling.

S1 E1: The Next Wave Of Mexican Luchadores
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S1 E1: The Next Wave Of Mexican Luchadores
46m
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.
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1. The Next Wave Of Mexican Luchadores

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.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

2. The Best New Talent In America

Few people have had a larger impact on pro wrestling than veteran promoter Gabe Sapolsky. Damian follows Gabe's crew on an American tour as he trains the next crop of superstars.
47m
Available until 29 April 2022

3. Body Slamming Homophobia In Mexico

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.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

4. Powerful Women Of Wrestling

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.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

5. Wrestling On Canada's Reserves

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.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

6. The Craziest Wrestling In Japan

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.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

7. Japan's Finest Wrestlers

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.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

8. Voodoo Wrestling

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.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

9. The Changing Face Of Wrestling

Damian documents the handoff of one generation to the next by visiting a famed wrestler at the close of his career, and profiling the rise of one of wrestling's newest stars.
46m
Available until 29 April 2022

10. Death Match

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.
47m
Available until 29 April 2022