It was reported back in October that production on the third season of the hit Vice show Dark Side of the Ring had begun.
The series focusses on the greatest tragedies and misfortunes which have taken place under the banner of pro wrestling, with its first two series reaching record numbers of viewers for Vice TV.
There had been much speculation about what topics the third season might cover, but various reports have hinted at some potential episode subjects. Dave Meltzer recently reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that producers have confirmed content for eight episodes so far, with himself being interviewed for a number of episodes.
PWInsider reports that four episodes will be centered around the lives of Jake Roberts, Rockin’ Robin, Sam Houston and Grizzly Smith.
Another episode will document the Hulkamania phenomenon and its link to the infamous steroid abuse scandal in the early ninties.
Earlier in the year, the producers behind the show said that they’d like to focus on international stories, and it seems that another subject they’ve decided on is the infamous Collision in Korea event.
Collision in Korea was a joint event between NJPW and WCW which took place in North Korea in 1995. The event was the source of a series of controversies, and it remains the only wrestling event to ever take place in North Korea. The show set a world attendance record, although nearly all of the spectators were forced to attend by the Korean government.
Eric Bischoff noted on his 83 Weeks podcast that he was interviewed by the DSotR producers, likely in connection with the Collision in Korea episode since Bischoff played a pivotal role in its organization. He also noted that he was interviewed about the death of Brian Pillman.
14 new episodes of the TV show have been commissioned by Vice TV. Episodes are scheduled to premier in late 2021.