Columnist Robert Pasbani previews what will likely be a shocking new documentary, as well as keeping you posted on all the big wrestling happening tonight.
Teddy Hart, now 42, is considered a story of what could’ve been. The nephew of Bret and Owen Hart, he is a third-generation wrestler and had numerous opportunities in WWE and other promotions but his behavior would always get him (and those who affiliated with him) in trouble. Now, he’s the subject of a new true crime docuseries on Peacock, Dangerous Breed: Crime. Cons. Cats.
The series will premiere on Tuesday November 22nd, it’s unclear how many episodes will air.
The doc started as a reality series Hart was fimlimg with Canadian filmmaker Frederick Kroetsch. After the disappearance of Hart’s girlfriend, Samantha Fiddler, the doc took a turn. Kroetsch also notes that after filming with Hart and previous ex-girlfriends, those women reached out to Kroetsch to describe accusations of abuse and sexual misconduct.
The initial synopsis of the doc reads “After accumulating years of footage, Frederick is shocked when multiple women whom he has been filming alongside Teddy, describe disturbing accusations of sexual misconduct behind the scenes. As Teddy defends himself against growing allegations, his protege and ex-girlfriend Samantha Fiddler, goes missing. With Samantha’s family desperate for answers, Frederick reexamines the footage and seeks out the people closest to Samantha, leading to a dramatic current day confrontation with Teddy Hart.”
Dave Meltzer reports that Hart was encouraging friends to be interviewed for the documentary, saying it would be fun, likely not realizing what the true nature of the documentary would be. It will be hard for any wrestling promotion to hire Hart after this. Here’s the trailer for the doc:
Smackdown is live at 8pm on Fox. Here’s the card:
AEW Rampage is on at 10pm on TNT. Here’s the card:
CM Punk made his first public appearance since September’s All Out. He appeared on Thursday’s Cage Fury Fighting Championships resuming his MMA color commentating duties.
NXT’s Cameron Grimes is expected to be called up to the main roster.
Dave Meltzer reports that AAA is working with Conrad Thompson to promote a show in Los Angeles on WrestleMania weekend, and they’re booking a 7,000-seat arena in Carson, CA, about 45 minutes from where WrestleMania will be.
At age 69, Ricky Steamboat is coming out of retirement to team with FTR to face Brock Anderson, Jay Lethal and a mystery partner, managed by Arn Anderson. The match takes place Thanksgiving weekend, 11/27 at the Dorton Arena in Raleigh. For many years in the 80s, it was a tradition to have a wrestling show during that weekend. Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. The Rock & Roll Express is also scheduled.
On Dynamite, AEW announced they will be debuting in the UK in 2023. They also teased two more big west coast cities in 2023.
Bandido has signed with AEW for three years. He was mulling over AEW and WWE and ultimately picked AEW because then his family (including a newborn) wouldn’t have to move to Florida, and he felt with the AEW schedule he could see his family more.
Natalya suffered a dislocated nose and will be out for at least three months.
AEW’s The Bunny (Laura Dennis) filmed a new movie for the Lifetime channel, Bad Tenant, about “a homeowner renting a room to a seemingly charming music manager who turns out to be a psychotic con man.” She plays “Axelle,” one of the managers clients.
Rey Mysterio revealed his inspiration for his signature move, the 6-1-9. He told SportsTiger that luchador Super Astro was the first person he saw do it. “When I would see him run and do the move, he would just faint and come back in the ring. When I started wrestling, when I started adapting moves from here and there, I was like, ‘what if I put my opponent on the ropes and connect with my feet,’ so it was just a moment of creation that happened.
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