Welcome to episode 2 of “Not About Dark Side of the Ring” – a humorous weekly review & recap of “Dark Side of the Ring” on Vice. This week, Steph, Chris, and Don Povia discuss episode 2 of the show which focuses on Nick Gage.
Despite being in the business for close to two decades, there’s a good chance you have never heard of Gage, especially those who tend to skip matches involving blood, weapons, and lightbulbs.
Nick Gage is the self-proclaimed “king of deathmatch wrestling,” but his road to the top includes a six-year prison sentence for robbing a bank, extensive drug use, personal tragedies, and stabbing David Arquette in the neck.
This is the episode that show creator Evan Husney called “a little too much” for the people at Vice.
The trio talks about the appeal of the deathmatch, the lack of backstory in this week’s episode, Nick’s troubled past, and willingness to die for wrestling. The crew also discusses the lighter moments of the show like Jon Moxley’s soundbites, Gage’s last meal before prison being a Whopper, and laying out matches that involve pizza cutters.
Plus, Steph gives the final total of the number of times she had to cover her eyes during the episode.
If you missed out on episode one recap on Brian Pillman, got check it out now.