Dark Side of the Ring is one of the more popular and controversial documentaries to focus on major moments in pro wrestling history. The topics usually fuel debates among fans, pundits, and talent that was involved with the parties. Rumors that WWE forced Vice TV to cancel the series after the third season surfaces, but that’s not the case.
VICE TV released a statement denying the rumors. The network reaffirmed that they are committed to the series. Meanwhile, while speaking on Two Man Power Trip to promote the upcoming docuseries Tales from the Territories, Evan Husney addressed the rumors and reassures the fandom that a season four is in the works.
“It was some rumor about how WWE was putting pressure on A&E to not air our shows and it could be too controversial, so they were going to cancel it. VICE would never do that because it’s their most successful show. If Dark Side wasn’t successful, I could see not doing another season. It was this weird thing where, yeah, season three had some controversial moments, I could see where people put two and two together, we see that happen every day in the wrestling news cycle of people guessing with the rumor mill and speculating what one thing means and two things are similar, you put it together and you have a story. That’s how our news cycle works. I totally understand how people come to that conclusion. 99.9% of the time of anything, any conspiracy, is always the most boring answer or reason. In this case, the boring answer is that we just made another show for a second,” he said.
“Dark Side is in the works. There are still some things to work out, can’t say anything official yet, we’re in talks right now. There should be an official word, wink wink, nod nod, soon, we hope, but nothing we can say definitively right now. We aren’t done with the show, in terms of what popular thought may be or what the rumor and innuendo is. We’re definitely not done with the show. It would have been incredibly challenging for us to do another season of Dark Side and this at the same time. We’re way too much of control freaks to be able to do both. It would have been too tough. We wanted to give Tales from the Territories its best chance to be its own thing and create another brand. Maybe someday, once we’ve built this and it’s off and running, that can go, Dark Side can go. We really put it on pause in order to focus on this, but we’re not done with it as far as Jason and I are concerned.”
We’ll see when Dark Side of the Ring comes back in the future. The series is too popular in the fandom to be canceled. With pro wrestling being hot right now with WWE and AEW, fans would like to learn more about the good, bad, and ugly of the business.
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