Ever wonder about the ins and outs of the professional sport of wrestling? It takes strength, creativity, and a certain type of individual to take it on and put on a show. Netflix is bringing us a new docuseries for our viewing pleasure to tell us all about it. And that’s Wrestlers!
The streaming production is directed by Greg Whiteley, who also lent his behind the camera skills to Netflix documentaries Cheer and Last Chance U. Here’s everything we know about the Netflix Wrestlers docuseries ahead of its release!
Netflix Wrestlers docuseries release date (When is Wrestlers on Netflix coming out?)
Mark your calendars! Wrestlers begins streaming Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 at 12 a.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET on Netflix.
How many episodes is Wrestlers on Netflix?
Wrestlers has a total of seven episodes, all of which will be available to watch on premiere day. Each one will be an hour long.
Wrestlers synopsis (What is Wrestlers on Netflix about?)
Have you ever heard of Ohio Valley Wrestling? The gym is known for producing some of the best and biggest wrestling stars we know today. Those include John Cena, Brock Lesnar, The Miz, Dave Bautista, and Randy Orton. And even though it has a good reputation because of its success, the gym has “since hit hard times,” per the synopsis.
It’s a place full of memories for “acclaimed wrestler” Al Snow. But as the gym continues to struggle financially, he had to sell a majority stake to a group of local businessmen in the area, including Matt Jones, who is “the most popular” radio personality in Kentucky. The new owners have given Al until the summer to try and get the beloved place back on its feet.
The docuseries chronicles Al’s effort to save the “historic gym,” as well as show us a behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional wrestling and all the hard work and challenges that the strong male and female athletes go through for the sport they love.
It’s not 100% clear who exactly will appear in the docuseries to give interviews, other than the one and only Al Snow of course. However, based on the trailer and promotional images, we can also expect to hear from Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg, as well as wrestlers HollyHood Haley J, Mike Walden a.k.a. Ca$h Flo, and The “Good” Reverend Ronnie Roberts.
The trailer gives us a look at all the action we’ll see, the showmanship that goes into wrestling, and hints at the struggles the owners are trying to work through, and even the drama between different wrestlers. Check out the video below:
Stay tuned to Netflix Life as we bring you news and updates about Wrestlers ahead of its release! The docuseries begins streaming Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023 on Netflix.