Apple TV+ Docu-Series Follows Aspiring Pro Wrestlers In ‘Monster Factory’
What does it take to become a professional wrestler? Hard work, dedication, and more than a few bumps and bruises along the way. It also helps to have someone with years of experience in your corner. That’s exactly what aspiring pro wrestlers go looking for in the little town of Paulsboro, New Jersey.
Apple TV+ has released the trailer for their new show, Monster Factory, about the pro wrestling school of the same name. But it’s not just about the wrestling. According to Vulture, the docu-series follows the lives of more than forty men and women as they learn everything about the business of entertaining the masses from the ring, including refereeing and operating the cameras.
I’m guessing this new series will attract some eyeballs in these parts. Professional wrestling has a long history in Charlotte and the Carolinas, dating back to the 1930s when Jim Crockett, Sr. began promoting events here. Television helped spread the gospel of pro rasslin’ and, by the 1980s, Crockett Promotions’ events were being seen nationally on TBS before the family sold their business to Ted Turner.
The Monster Factory’s owner, operator, and head trainer; former pro wrestler Danny Cage; says he’s been able to get more people signed to major promotions like WWE than any other coach. Some of the Monster Factory’s famous alumni include Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul “Big Show” Wight, King Kong Bundy, Sheamus, and Tony Atlas. Can Danny Cage do it again with someone from this crop of students? We’ll find out when Monster Factory hits Apple TV+ on March 17th. Check out the trailer below.