“I heard he was naked, covered in baby oil and cocaine. He was chasing hookers with a baseball bat. There were rumours that he got sodomised by the police.”
Iconic wrestling promoter Herb Abrams, who founded Universal Wrestling Federation, died in very mysterious circumstances.
We investigate his fanatical attempt to build a wrestling empire to rival Vince McMahon that went tragically haywire as his ego and cocaine addiction killed his dream — and him along with it.
DARK SIDE OF THE RING Season 2 ventures deeper into wrestling’s shrouded past, tackling the biggest stories from the last 40 years, with unprecedented access to a new cast of insiders who reveal the brutal and often tragic consequences of a life lived in the squared circle. Watch this clip and the rest of the new SEASON 2 box set free on All 4:bit.ly/DSOTRS2YTVICEonAll4
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