A classic 1999 episode from the second series of Louis Theroux’s first Weird Weekend series, Louis travels to America to find out what it takes to become a professional wrestler and meets various professional wrestlers, a professional wrestling referee, and other people involved in the sport.
He also undertakes some training himself at the WCW Powerplant and provides some insight into what goes on behind the scenes at the large wrestling events as well as small indie events. Stick around and browse our full list of Louis Theroux documentaries.
A decade after the first episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, and eight years after the last, Theroux released a 2008 follow up book The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner, in which he provides an update on what has happened to many of the subjects. It is available to purchase on Kindle, paperback, hardcover, or audio book.