“Dark Side of The Ring” won critical acclaim for its awesome retelling of some of the most captivating and notorious tales from the world of professional wrestling. The Vice TV project is returning with a brand new docuseries called “Tales from the Territories.” Showrunners are now looking for actors to play personalities from the territory days including a very young Dwayne “The Rock Johnson.”

PWInsider reported that Vice TV put out casting calls for younger versions of some of the biggest names in professional wrestling such as Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart and Andre the Giant to name a few. The showrunners are looking for a teen actor to pull off a 15-year-old Rock. Check out the details below.

As Mike Johnson reported earlier today, Vice TV’s Tales from the Territories’ first episodes will be devoted to topics revolving around the old Memphis Wrestling territory.

Several recent Canadian casting calls from August and September give some insight into additional episodes for this season, specifically into wrestling personalities they were casting for re-enactment scenes.

Episode 4 looks to be focusing on Championship Wrestling from Florida as they were casting for younger versions of Bob Roop, Kevin Sullivan, The Brisco Brothers, Barry Windham, Mike Graham, Hiro Matsuda, Hulk Hogan, Pat Patterson, a CWF Referee (must look similar to Bill Alfonso) and more. 

Episode 5 looks be focusing on Stampede Wrestling as they were casting younger versions of Stu Hart, Bret Hart, Smith Hart, Helen Hart, The Mongolian Stomper, Andre the Giant, Dr. D, and more. 

There were also casting calls for those of Polynesian descent, obviously for an episode based around Polynesian Pro Wrestling, which The Rock’s grandmother promoted.

They were also casting for a Dwayne Johnson at 15 years old. 

There was also a casting call for ‘wrestlers, Fighters, Boxers, and talent with Stunt or Martial Arts Training’ to play various wrestlers for a shooting starting in October.

For those not in the know, DSTR is partnering with The Rock’s Seven Bucks Production for their latest docuseries. Keep reading Thirsty for more from the world of sports and entertainment.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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