Beyond the Mat (1999)

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A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.


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  • Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Dwayne Johnson in Beyond the Mat (1999)
  • Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Dwayne Johnson in Beyond the Mat (1999)
  • Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Dwayne Johnson in Beyond the Mat (1999)
  • Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Dwayne Johnson in Beyond the Mat (1999)
  • Mick Foley in Beyond the Mat (1999)
  • Mick Foley in Beyond the Mat (1999)

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20 March 2004 | changingshades
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| Foley is Good and the real world is faker than wrestling
Yes, that's the title to the second Mick Foley book, but it also does a good job of summarizing this wonderful documentary. This movie shows wrestling for the dangerous and addictive sport it is and that people seem to forget because the endings are predetermined. If you can watch the scenes where Foley is repeatedly hit in the head in front of his wife with a chair and then try and talk about how fake the sport is. Look at the life of Jake Roberts and say that there isn't something inherently messed up. Though it depicts horrible acts of violence and drug use, but this movie is more shocking in the damage people in this sport do to themselves in pursuit of this "fake" sport with so little respect for themselves. A chilling and wonderful documentary.

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