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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 S1 EP10
44:09

Body Slamming Homophobia in Mexico

Exotocios, Lucha Libre's LGBTQ+ wresters, battle the traditional machismo inherent in Mexican wrestling.
THE WRESTLERS S1 EP7
44:04

Voodoo Wrestling

Congo's voodoo wrestlers mix suplexes and powerbombs with deadly black magic.
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 S1 EP9
44:04

Wrestling on Canada's Reserves

Meet the crew bringing pro wrestling to remote First Nations towns.
THE WRESTLERS S1 EP6
44:04

The Craziest Wrestling in Japan

Invisible wrestlers and blow-up dolls, the strange world of Japanese wrestling.
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 S1 EP8
44:04

The Next Wave of Mexican Luchadores

As Mexico battles drug lords and Trump’s Wall, Lucha Libre is as popular as ever.
THE WRESTLERS S1 EP5
44:04

Powerful Women Of Wrestling

Damian profiles the strong women using wrestling to fight for change.
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.
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