As we reported here in March, wrestler turned Ring Of Honor (ROH) announcer Nigel McGuinness initiated that month a Kickstarter funding campaign in order to self produce and distribute a documentary on his pro wrestling career, which would focus largely upon his retirement tour on the independent scene late last year. Comfortably getting the $32,000 he required, the project is now nearing its completion and he has released the very professional looking trailer that can be seen above.
The film will tell the story of how he finally obtained his dream of being a nationally televised American wrestling superstar called Desmond Wolfe, only for that heaven to quickly turn to a living hell when TNA abruptly stopped using him as an in ring performer for reasons that have yet to be explained. In the trailer, McGuinness jokes that "a lot of people on the Internet have read that I've got Hepatitis C and everyone else thinks I've just got brain damage". Those rumours had credibility because McGuinness failed a WWE physical in the autumn of 2009 before joining TNA, who rather shortsightedly immediately signed him thinking they had got one over on their rival's. Moreover, in an interview with Alex Marvez in January 2009, he had already admitted to suffering several concussions during his career, including one at ROH's Rising Above pay-per-view where he couldn't walk without stumbling for a week afterwards. Hepatitis C being another possibility stemmed from Devon Nicholson being refused a WWE developmental contract when they found out he had the disease, which Nicholson claims he suffered from double juice matches with WWE Hall Of Famer Abdullah The Butcher. Nicholson is currently taking a new innovative treatment to try to be cured of the serious illness. We at Cageside Seats would like to wish him well and hope he makes a full recovery, especially as the drugs come with major side affects.
We also hope that McGuinness get the desired feeling of resolution from making his documentary and we will have further coverage of the movie when it comes out.