THE SHEIK REVIEWED
“The Sheik” might be one of the great wrestling documentaries. Too many documentaries want to make you enamored of the wealth and fame of Pro Wrestling. But, this one steps back to show the humanity. Growing as part of the youngest target audience for the WWE, I could identify all of the Rock ‘N’ Wrestling types by the age of 4. While I stopped following wrestling by the Doink and 123 Kid era, I was fascinated by the larger than life types that represented the 1980s Golden Era. Where do they go, once the McMahon family retires them?
The documentary follows The Sheik as an aging athlete trying to find what matters. Is it still having the fans’ love? Is it staying close to his family? What about trying to master social media? The answer is that everything matters, as The Sheik battles his demons and tries to answers for missteps in the past. He knows that he needs to get it together and he’s trying each and everyday. This is a tale of redemption, purpose and trying to redefine your Golden Years. If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend picking it up.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1