The Wrestlers

May 2019
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Season 1 Episode 1 - The Next Wave Of Mexican Luchadores

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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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Season 1 Episode 10 - Death Match

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 2 - The Best New Talent In America

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 3 - Body Slamming Homophobia In Mexico

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 4 - Powerful Women Of Wrestling

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 5 - Wrestling On Canada's Reserves

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 6 - The Craziest Wrestling In Japan

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 7 - Japan's Finest Wrestlers

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 8 - Voodoo Wrestling

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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.
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Season 1 Episode 9 - The Changing Face Of Wrestling

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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.
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