Viceland has released the newest trailer for the season 2 premiere of their hit series Dark Side of the Ring. The first highly-anticipated episode centers on the Chris Benoit murder/suicide tragedy of 2007, and features Chris Jericho, Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero, Sandra Toffoloni, and David Benoit being interviewed. Jericho would also be serving as narrator for the entire season.
Vice issued the following press release on the season:
DARK SIDE OF THE RING Season 2, lifts the veil on wrestling's most controversial stories, and will premiere on Tuesday, March 24th at 9:00pm ET/PT on VICE TV with a two-hour special episode on the tragic story of wrestling icon Chris Benoit. The series, produced by VICE Studios, will air weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT.
This season, DARK SIDE OF THE RING, the most watched show in VICE TV's history, ventures even deeper into wrestling's shrouded past, revealing the brutal and often tragic consequences of a life lived in the squared circle. Wrestling icon and former WWE superstar Chris Jericho narrates the series.
The two-part premiere special episode delves into the tragic story of wrestling superstar Chris Benoit. In 2007, Benoit, one of the biggest names in the sport, killed his wife, Nancy and seven year old son Daniel before hanging himself in a crime that shocked the world and sparked a conversation about mental health in sports that continues today. The documentary offers unprecedented access to Benoit's inner circle of family and friends, who reveal their complicated feelings about the tragedy 13 years later including his son, David: "That definitely was not him. He's still my hero," and Sandra Toffoloni, Nancy Benoit's sister: "I think I do, someday want to forgive himů it's not today."
In subsequent episodes, season two dives into a new slate of wrestling stories that include: the murder of Dino Bravo; the controversial "Brawl for All" tournament that led to career-ending injuries; the feared career of New Jack; David Schultz's violent run-in with a 20/20 reporter; the death of Nancy Argentino, Jimmy Snuka's girlfriend; the inside story of wrestling's ultimate tag team partnership Hawk and Animal; Herb Abrams' fanatical attempt to build a wrestling empire; and the devastating story of Owen Hart's stunt that went tragically wrong.
Vickie and Chavo Guerrero also took to social media to hype the premiere date, which is March 24th at 9pm EST. Check those out below.
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Here's a project that I've been working on with @evanhusney & @jasoneisener that is so near & dear to my heart. @darksideofthering The Chris Benoit story on @vice March 24th at 9pm ET/PT I hope this reminds everyone that there were people that were so very affected and not just the sensational murder coverage by the media. All out there heart & souls into this project #vice #darksideofthering #guerrero #benoit #family #brothers