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The 25 Greatest Sports Documentaries of All Time

7. Beyond the Mat

Year: 1999
Director(s): Barry Blaustein
Synopsis: Three pro wrestlers deal with the dangers of their profession and the toll it has taken on their families and personal lives.
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While most of us loved pro wrestling during at least one point in our lives, we never knew how much went on behind the scenes to provide entertainment. This doc is so raw and real that Vince McMahon himself refused to promote the film when it was released. The moves might be fake but the pain, sacrifice, and betrayal is all too real. Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler is only half the story...

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