Maybe it’s my own first-hand experience with a couple mental health challenges. Perhaps it’s that I’ve listened to Mauro Ranallo call MMA, boxing and pro wrestling for more than ten years, as I’ve made strides in dealing with those challenges.
It could be this is just a really good trailer for Bipolar Rock ‘N’ Roller, the new documentary about Ranallo’s fight for mental health which premieres on Showtime next Friday, May 25 at 9PM Eastern.
Either way, check it out. Here’s the synopsis for the film from Showtime:
“Prolific combat sports broadcaster Mauro Ranallo and his lifelong battle with mental illness are the subject of a new documentary film from SHOWTIME Sports®. BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N ROLLER – named for the moniker Ranallo gave himself as a broadcast personality and DJ in the early 90’s – will premiere on SHOWTIME during Mental Health Awareness Month on Friday, May 25 at 9PM ET/PT.
The film explores Ranallo’s career, including his work on the two biggest pay-per-view events in television history, and his relentless pursuit of a childhood dream despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Through this deeply personal portrait, Ranallo hopes that the film might inspire others to persevere in pursuing their dreams despite the challenges of a mental health condition.”