The Real Smackdown

In 2nd grade, my birthday present was Wrestlemania II at Madison Square Garden. This was the rematch between Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage. I lost my voice screaming for JYD, Hillbilly Jim, The Glow Girls, George “The Animal” Steel and the always-entertaining, bad-guy for life, Russian flag waiving Nikolai Volkov.  Yup, fake wrestling was where it’s at and I was definitely a Hulkamaniac.  Fast-forward thirty years and a new documentary, from the producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 puts the smackdown on this steroid subculture.  “Bigger Stronger Faster” exposes America’s pastimes for what they really are and believe me, you’ll never look at body-slams the same.