Dark Side Of The Ring Creator Evan Husney Recalls WWE Job Interview Before Season One Aired

Dark Side of the Ring has gained a following and become a hit as its tackled topics that expose the less than glamorous side of wrestling.

The show has looked at the death of Owen Hart, Chris Benoit's double murder-suicide, Jimmy Snuka's suspected involvement in the death of Nancy Argentino, and much more.

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Speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, Renee mentioned that WWE may want to scoop up co-creators Jason Eisener and Evan Husney.

Husney commented, "They probably want to do the opposite and scoop us away" before discussing his job interview with WWE after season one was shot, but before it aired.

"We're fans and huge wrestling fans. I was raised on WWE. I actually had a job interview with WWE. After we did season one of the job, before it had come out, I was just looking to pick up some freelance producing work and I saw a posting for WWE and thought, 'Why not?' I went there and it was like 'make sure you bring a suit.' I don't own a suit. I got fitted for my WWE interview. I'm friends with Bruce Prichard and was asking him for pointers (before he went back to the company). It was so wild and I interviewed with 73 people and it was like, 'Who is our champion right now?' I said, 'I don't know, but I bet it's Brock Lesnar.' 'What's your familiarity level (with the product)?' 'Well, I've interviewed 60 wrestlers for television. It was interesting. I didn't get the job. It was a freelance thing, for like three months, but maybe I would've moved on to a permanent situation," he said.

Dark Side of the Ring quickly gained popularity after the airing of the first season. Season three of the series premiered on May 6 with an episode focused on Brian Pillman.

Elsewhere during the interview, Husney and Eisener revealed the one episode of Dark Side of the Ring they would like to do. You can find their answer by clicking here.

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