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K. Fitz from Staten Island
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I’d like to see a 30 for 30 about Bruiser Brody,
What would you like to see?

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I thought the Flair doc, while well done, did not offer a lot of new information. As such, my wish list includes subjects that I think would both be worthy of interest from ESPN/its audience AND would have the potential to add bring new information to light.

1) Facing Hogan

Similar to a great book/doc from years back ("Facing Ali", where all of Ali's opponents talked about fighting him), I would love a doc that looked at men who faced Hogan at the first nine Wrestlemanias, focusing on those matches/programs, and the effect they had on their career afterwards.

2) Saturday Night's Main Event

Right in the ESPN sweet spot for nostalgia (the mid-80s), I think there would be a great story to tell by mixing wrestling news with the XFL documentary-style discussion of Vince and
Ebersol's NBC dealings.

3) "I'm Huge In Japan"

A full examination of the appreciation of Japanese wrestling culture by the US audience, including the big gaijin names who went over, the importance of tape trading and dirt sheets to the growth of the US fan base of Japanese wrestling, the internet's role in the popularity of Japanese wrestling in the US, and how being a fan of AJPW or NJPW was kind of the alpha of the outgrowth of the current "hipster wrestling fan" fan base.

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If we're talking wrestling, I'll admit I'm biased, but I'd like to see something about Georgia Championship Wrestling igniting the national expansion of the cable era. Could start with the ASWA split following the death of Ray Gunkel and evolving with the advent of Turner's cable expansion and how (if?) it influenced McMahon, etc.

The only problem might be finding enough footage (particularly from the early '70s).

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Ernie Ladd.

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AWA since it us to air on ESPN. It would be neat to see many AWA legends take part in the documentary.

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I don't know that we will ever see another pro wrestling based 30 for 30, but I agree, an in-depth look at Japanese wrestling culture would be super interesting.

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How about a 3030 on the events of 1983 and 1984, The Death of territorial wrestling and the Rise of Vincent K. McMahon. Two years that changed the world

Start in early 83 and go to Wrestlemania I, March 1985

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Rob from IA
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They already did the Von Erichs, so I'd think something on Owen Hart would be interesting. I'd personally rather see one on Lucha than Japan wrestling.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr. disco:
I don't know that we will ever see another pro wrestling based 30 for 30, but I agree, an in-depth look at Japanese wrestling culture would be super interesting.

Through the lens of the death of Mitsuharu Misawa.
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I can't see another 30/30 on anyone involved in pro wrestling. Netflix does some great a great job of covering those types of documentaries. I guess if there was 1 left. (Just crossed my mind) Kurt Angle might be a good one. Olympic gold, with a broken neck, his battles with substance abuse. Kind of reinventing his career. Yeah... that might be a good one.

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1. Danny Hodge
2. Kamala
3. George Steele

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Not going the wrestling route, but loosely associated as Derrick Dukes was sort of involved.

The down fall and/or redemption of journeyman heavyweight boxer Tim Anderson, who killed his promoter Rick 'Elvis' Parker in cold blood after going through a series of events put on him at the hands of his promoter that almost made it look justified.

Also would love to see one about the World Football League.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Coach:
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If this happens and it was produced like Flairs a cartoon image of Ole finding out he lost tv and losing it immediately popped in to my head.

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quote:
Originally posted by Gabba Hey:
I can't see another 30/30 on anyone involved in pro wrestling.

Agree with that. Nearly all the suggestions in this thread appeal to too narrow an audience. Flair is a big enough pop culture name to have crossover appeal. Even many people who are not wrestling fans have at least heard of him or know who he is.

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I thought that this was a thread about a 30 for 30 wrestling. I agree won't be another wrestling one. So since that is off the table, here is what I'd like to see:

1. Villanova's Cinderella Run in 1985
2. From Worst to First (Atlanta Braves 1991)
3. Danny and the Miracles (Kansas' 1988 Championship Run)
4. The Great White Hype (Gerry Cooney)
5. Dan and Dave

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A 30/30 on the Life and Death of Bruiser Brody. But my fear is ...it would turn into not a story about the man, but a story about the murder.
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PsychoSem
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Dan and Dave was one of the ones they used to launch the 30 for 30 podcasts.

https://youtu.be/Jf34Mmk84RU


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Originally posted by The Coach:
I thought that this was a thread about a 30 for 30 wrestling. I agree won't be another wrestling one. So since that is off the table, here is what I'd like to see:

1. Villanova's Cinderella Run in 1985
2. From Worst to First (Atlanta Braves 1991)
3. Danny and the Miracles (Kansas' 1988 Championship Run)
4. The Great White Hype (Gerry Cooney)
5. Dan and Dave



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quote:
Originally posted by Rob from IA:
They already did the Von Erichs, so I'd think something on Owen Hart would be interesting.

A&E's Biography did an episode about Owen Hart that was done well.
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The World Football League would be a great one. Excellent suggestion.

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How about a 3030 on the World Bodybuilding Federation, the story of Vince McMahons failed attempt to take down Joe Welder and the Weider bodybuilding empire. While at tbe same time being on trial for trafficking steroids. Did the Weiders secretly encourage the feds to go after Vince? There is a good story there

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Yeah, when you have a team that's players haven't been paid in five weeks playing in the championship game that had drawn 30k - 60k to all of it's home games. That story needs to be told.

Plus guys like the Miami 3 and Stabler committing to go to WFL teams.

Memphis and Birmingham trying to enter the NFL after it folded.

Just lots of interesting things going on there.


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Originally posted by 18 Guys Named Ramirez:
The World Football League would be a great one. Excellent suggestion.



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Rob from IA
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There is an episode of NFL Films that covers the WFL. They used to show them ESPN all the time, but they probably are on NFL Network now.

Here it is on youtube if you need a fix.

https://youtu.be/Gkfb7dwT4IQ

For wrestling fans, Eddie Einhorn is interviewed i n it if you skip to around 13 minutes in.

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I certainly think wrestling will have another 30 for 30. You have the following legit options...
1. Brusier Brody
2. Kurt Angle
3. The Hart Family
4. The Attitude Era/Monday Night Wars

From a non-wrestling standpoint.
1. J.R Richard
2. The Malace at the Palace
3. Aaron Hernandez and Tim Tebow
4. Drug problems in 70's & 80's NBA

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Dick the Bruiser. 4 years with the Packers and then one of the big draws in the ring.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr. disco:
I don't know that we will ever see another pro wrestling based 30 for 30, but I agree, an in-depth look at Japanese wrestling culture would be super interesting.

Given the ratings for the Flair 30 For 30, I'd actually be surprised if they didn't go back to the pro wrestling well.

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