Available only in VHS
Enter the exciting world of independent wrestling, where young hopefuls dream of making it big time in WWF.
A make or break environment where intense competition and struggle can pay off with a professional contract or a split second mistake can break your neck and end your career.
"Body Slam! The Making of a Professional Wrestler" looks behind the glitz and glam of the stage shows and presents the true stories of four dedicated athletes, at different stages in their game, living on a shoestring and a dream. Who will make it and who won't? Join us as we explore the realities behind this supposedly "fake" sport.
Footage includes a look at "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels and a behind-the-scenes look at UPW!
From October 2000 through May of 2001, Emmy Award-winning Producer-Director Dennis Lofgren followed Ultimate University/UPW through practice, through live shows and through.....life. The result is "Bodyslam: The Making of a Pro Wrestler," a compelling, behind-the-scenes look at the world of independent pro wrestling.
Although the show includes literally dozens of UPW wrestlers and Ultimate University students, Lofgren, after a couple months of production, chose to focus on Christopher Daniels, Mikey Henderson, Jon Heidenreich and the late Drzan McBee.
At the time this gritty documentary was made, Chris was preparing for his shot at a contract with the then-still-functioning WCW, Big Jon was a few months into training and prepping for a try-out with WWF and Drzan, a beginner to the squared-circle, was wondering if she could balance motherhood with pro wrestling.
In the tradition of Ultimate's previous feature on The Discovery Channel, "Bodyslam..." is as real as it gets and is sure to be talked about within the pro wrestling world for years to come.