WWE: 15 Greatest Wrestling Documentaries Of All Time
If you are a casual fan of professional wrestling or a devoted “smart mark”, you have no doubt been exposed...
If you are a casual fan of professional wrestling or a devoted “smart mark”, you have no doubt been exposed to one of the high quality documentary films about the lives and labors of the in-ring performers. But how does The Rise and Fall of ECW compare to Wrestling Road Diaries? Or The British Wrestler to Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows? This list will take a look at some of the best and brightest wrestling movies out there. Will you find your favorite?
Note: This list contains documentaries produced by – and with the cooperation of – World Wrestling Entertainment. While I understand these films make some questionable claims about their subject matter, I believe their relative strengths justify their inclusion.
15. The Fit Finlays (2010)
BBC’s The Fit Finlays examines the family life of Dave “Fit” Finlay Jr., then WWE wrestler and now a backstage official. Finlay is most famous for his work in American promotions, however The Fit Finlays focuses on his early career in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles.
As you would expect from a BBC production, the documentary is very slick. With a sizable budget, the filmmakers were also able to secure footage of Finlay performing in promotions across Ireland, Wales and Germany – as well as WCW and WWE.