The Rock Recommends David Schultz Episode of Dark Side of the Ring

Producers Evan Husney and Jason Eisener's Dark Side of the Ring has not only proven to be a hit with viewers and critics alike, but it's also earned the respect of current wrestlers as well as those who've retired from the ring. One who fits in the latter category (and occasionally the former) is entertainment juggernaut and ex-full-time WWE wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Johnson revealed how much of an influence former WWE star David Schultz had on The Rock and his professional growth from a young age, encouraging everyone to watch the next episode of Vice's docuseries highlighting Schultz's career and controversial career setback. Airing this Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Vice, "David Schultz and The Slap Heard Round the World" traces how Schultz's career derailed after a violent run-in with 20/20 reporter John Stossel over just how "real" professional wrestling was.

David Schultz is the subject of the next Dark Side of the Ring, courtesy of Vice.
David Schultz is the subject of the next Dark Side of the Ring, courtesy of Vice.

The second season consists of ten episodes and focused its investigative spotlight on a wide range of subjects, beginning with a two-part look into the life and tragics deaths of Chris Benoit, Nancy Benoit, and their son, Daniel. From there, the series looked into the murder of Dino Bravo, the WWF/WWE's "Brawl for All" tournament that led to career-ending injuries, the controversial career of ECW star New Jack and David Schultz's violent run-in with a 20/20 reporter.

The remainder of the season looks at the death of Nancy Argentino, Jimmy Snuka's girlfriend, the story of tag team wrestling legends Hawk and Animal: The Road Warriors, Herb Abrams' attempt to build a wrestling empire, and the story of Owen Hart's death during a WWE pay-per-view. Along with serving as executive producers, Husney also serves as a writer with Eisener directing. Catherine Whyte, Naveen Prasad, and Vanessa Case also serve as executive producers, with Alex McIntosh producing. Tara Nadolny is the supervising executive for Vice TV, with the series produced by Vice Studios.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.