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Wrestling with Death

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Pro wrestler mortician fam has heart; disturbing imagery.

TV WGN Reality TV 2015
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Starring undertakers by day, wrestlers by night, this unscripted series attempts to contrast the family's two worlds by mixing scenes of their gentle professionalism as morticians with the rough-and-tumble events inside the ring. However, the attempts to connect the two worlds by connecting the lessons learned from each of the deceased to their everyday lives is a little clunky.

It's not the most sophisticated of shows, but wrestling fans will appreciate the matches as well as the behind-the-scenes training. But even seasoned fighters may be taken aback by the mortuary footage, which includes images of cadaver preparation and funerals. But behind all the toughness, this show surprisingly has a lot of heart. And in the end, it's all about family.

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