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WRESTLING REALITY - Season 1 (2007)

 

Is a documentary-drama television series that follows the lives of a group of independent pro wrestlers in the Maritime provinces of Canada. The series consists of 6 half-hour (documentary-drama) episodes, 6 one-hour segments of televised matches and shoot interviews. The sneak peek of the premiere episode was September 25, 2007, on The Fight Network with the full series then airing back in early November 2007. The series tackles many issues that go on behind the scenes in the wrestling world including drug use, steroids use, and sex. The series gives the public a glimpse of what the lives of pro wrestlers are really like.

 This series was filmed and produced by Greg Hemmings and Hemmings House Pictures.

 

KARDINAL SINNERS - Season 2 (2009)

 

This series is a continuation of Wrestling Reality, another 6 episodes of behind the scenes wrestling drama from Hemmings House Pictures that premiered two years ago on Rush HD. Like its predecessor, Kardinal Sinners centres on Atlantic Canadian wrestlers Brody Steele (a.k.a. Peter Smith) "Wildman" Gary Williams, "Kowboy" Mike Hughes and Trash Canyon (a.k.a. Rick Doyle). But unlike Wrestling Reality, a sobering eye has replaced the wrestlers' wide eyed optimism.

They had reason to believe they had launched their careers to new heights, given Smith's appearance on TSN's Off The Record, the boys being interviewed on Entertainment Tonight, Canoe TV, Breakfast Television in Toronto and talk of a second season. But when the latter never came to fruition, hopes sagged. After waiting a year for a second season that never came, Williams had taken a break from wrestling and Doyle, fed up, quit the business altogether, while Smith and Hughes continued wrestling as the "Kardinal Sinners," albeit mostly abroad.


The series picks up with producer Greg Hemmings launching a new tour and documentary-drama and Smith and Hughes trying to convince a reluctant Williams and Doyle to join them for one final shot at greatness. This new journey, however, seems a much more tumultuous one, as the passion, excitement and dreams of stardom that ended the first series are replaced with pessimism and anger. Tensions threaten to derail the project and the bonds of friendship are strained to the breaking point.

The series offers physicality and real, true-to-life plots and emotions, with personal profiles giving viewers an insider's look at the lives of these apparently indestructible he-men who are in fact vulnerable and all too human outside of the ring.

This series was filmed and produced by Greg Hemmings and Hemmings House Pictures.

 

 

WARNING!

 The videos below contain course language, violence and scenes of controversial nature.  This is not intended for Viewers under the age of 18.  Viewer discretion is strongly advised.  Rated "R"

 

Wrestling Reality Trailer (Season 1)

 

Kardinal Sinners Trailer (Season 2)