VICE’s Dark Side of the Ring has been covering the underbelly of the wrestling world over three seasons delving into such topics such as the murder of Bruiser Brody, the life of Dynamite Kid, and the infamous Plane Ride From Hell. The most recent episode of the show aired in October of 2021, covering Vince McMahon’s steroid trial in the mid 1990’s.
While there was uncertainty about whether or not the series would be renewed after its third season, a January report from PWInsider revealed that the show was currently being filmed. In addition to revealing a potential list of topics, the report noted that that Mick Foley, ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, Terry Funk, and Jim Cornette have all been interviewed for the new DSOTR season.
The show’s creators released more information about the series in mid-April, revealing that the show was set to premiere on May 30th on VICE TV.
Now, an update from PWInsider reveals that the following ten topics are to be covered in the fourth season of the popular docuseries:
- Abdullah the Butcher
- Adrian Adonis
- Bash at the Beach 2000
- Bam Bam Bigelow
- Chris Candido & Tammy Sytch
- Doink the Clown
- The Graham Family
- The Junkyard Dog
- Magnum TA
- Marty Jannetty
Potential Topics For Dark Side Of The Ring Season 5
The report from PWInsider also notes their previous reports that episodes covering Mike Awesome and The Sandman have been in production and that interviews have been filmed for those episodes. While those subjects aren’t among those in the official lineup for season four, PWInsider speculates that those episodes could be in production as part of an upcoming season five.
VICE TV also released a longer trailer for the upcoming season on social media. That trailer can be seen below.
We’re back with these 10 all-new episodes.
Season 4 premieres May 30, 10P on @vicetv. pic.twitter.com/LCxWBXhTtC
— Dark Side of the Ring (@DarkSideOfRing) April 26, 2023
Speaking in an interview with Variety to announce the upcoming season, executive producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener had this to say:
“We’re incredibly grateful to our viewers for giving this show the life that it has had for the past 4 years. As lifelong fans of professional wrestling, our subjects continue to inspire us. There are so many fascinating and compelling stories left to tell and it’s a privilege to share more of them in our fourth season.”
One man who’s unlikely to appear in the upcoming season is legendary commentator Jim Ross, who felt misrepresented in the episode chronicling WWE’s infamous Plane Ride from Hell.