– INFLUX Pictures has started filming for its upcoming documentary “The Rings of Saturn,” which looks at the post-wrestling life of former WWE, WCW and ECW star Perry Satullo, a.k.a. Perry Saturn. The film, planned for a July 2018 release, will feature interviews with Saturn and other former and current professional wrestlers and promoters, actor re-enactments and animated sequences. The film will take a look at Saturn’s life after wrestling, including several years after Saturn said he was shot while stopping two men from sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. One of the goals of the film is to uncover what director Ian Withey calls these “lost years of Perry Saturn.”
“It was the number of years he went missing and no one knew how to get ahold of him,” Withey said. “He completely disappeared, and this documentary will really shine a light on what happened at that time.”
Withey said viewers can expect “tales from the road” from the Monday Night Wars era, and more stories from Saturn and other wrestling icons. Interviews have been filmed with Chris Jericho, Raven, Diamond Dallas Page and Sonny Onoo. “The Rings of Saturn” will explore Saturn’s path from stardom to homelessness, and the issues he faces today as he recovers from years of the physical demands of professional wrestling, drugs and alcohol, and abuse as a child, though Withey is quick to note the film doesn’t point fingers.
Is an effort to pay the wrestler back for years of entertainment, INFLUX Pictures will split profits with Saturn, according to Withey. To fund the project and get closer to the film making profits so that Saturn can benefit, the production company has set up a campaign on Seed and Spark, a crowd-funding site that lets people support projects in a number of ways. In addition to monetary donations, Seed and Spark lets supporters “follow” a project for free. With enough followers, filmmakers can receive perks such as discounted equipment rentals and free admission to film festivals. The campaign is available at this link.
– I was interviewed on the latest edition of the Kreiner’s Korner podcast. On the podcast, I discussed founding Wrestling Inc. in 1997, why I originally created the site, how much wrestling has changed since then and more. You can listen to the full episode by clicking here.
– Joey Ryan is finally pulling into Major League Wrestling. Major League Wrestling officials confirmed today Ryan will make his debut against Maxwell Jacob Friedman (“MJF”) on December 7th at MLW: Never Say Never at Gilt Nightclub in Orlando. Tickets are on sale now at mlw.eventbrite.com. The current December 7th card features a double main event with Matt Riddle facing “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, while Shane “Swerve” Strickland & John Hennigan will team up in a No DQ match against Jimmy Havoc & Darby Allin.
– It’s not clear if these are related, however both Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have been teasing some big news over the past several days. In addition to working together in WCW and TNA, the two have collaborated on several projects in the past, including Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling and an online gambling game called Hulk Hogan’s Hulkamania in 2010.
When it rains it pours. I? will never say I’m bored again. Business is getting crazy off the chain. Better than ever, one more time around the block! Thank u God. I? AM Grateful. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) November 10, 2017
Game just changed. Stay tuned.
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) November 11, 2017
4 back to back east/west coast trips, 5 appearances, and a launch of a great new project. It’s been a good 10 days!
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) November 12, 2017