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THE WRESTLERS / Clip
4:45

Witch Catch Wrestling in the Congo

Damian is invited to an audience with La Reine Shakira, a prominent witch catch wrestler, for a demonstration of her black magic as Christianity makes its comeback in the ring.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
4:19

The First Transgender Exótico Wrestling Champion

Damian talks with Estrella Divina, an exótico wrestler and trans activist, about her road to self-acceptance and coming out in conservative Acapulco, Mexico.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
3:45

Being a Gay Wrestler in Japan’s DDT Promotion

Danshoku Dino is known for portraying a gay character in Japan’s DDT. Some criticize Dino’s provocative style of wrestling for relying on stereotypes, but Dino sees his character as a comedic element in DDT’s pastiche of American pro-wrestling.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
4:47

How Trump’s Immigration Policies Impact Lucha Libre Wrestling

Historically, luchadores have crossed the border to seek more lucrative wrestling careers. Damian speaks with lucha libre fighter Black Spider on how Trump’s proposed border wall jeopardizes the livelihoods of up-and-coming luchadores.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
3:23

The Wrestlers Finding Success Outside of the WWE

After fighting for their respective releases from the WWE and traditional wrestling promotions, Hassan Assad, aka MVP, and Sami Calihan have both found success on the independent wrestling circuit.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
3:15

Becoming a Deathmatch Wrestler

Hardcore wrestlers Jun Kasai and Danny Havoc discuss their biggest influences and inspirations in the no holds barred world of deathmatch wrestling.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
1:27

The Wrestlers (Series Trailer)

From the bright lights of Florida to the spotless streets of Japan and the chaos of the Congo, Damian Abraham dives headlong into the fascinating ways cultures around the world have embraced one of America's greatest exports: professional wrestling.
THE WRESTLERS / Clip
0:30

THE WRESTLERS (Series Trailer)

Hardcore musician Damian Abraham documents the vibrant subcultures of professional wrestling around the world.