The Calgary Herald has an article up on a new documentary titled “350 Days” will look into the lives of pro wrestling from the 80s “golden era.” The documentary will look at the popularity of wrestling in the 80s and the drug use during that decade. They interviewed over 60 wrestlers.
Bret Hart was quoted as saying, “You really didn’t know how good you could wrestle in 1984. It mattered how big your arms were and how you looked under the lights with baby oil all over you. No one said you have to take steroids, but the truth is that’s what it was. If you wanted to be a star you’d take steroids because everybody else is taking them. It kind of got, like, if you want to keep your job you’ve got to get competitive with everyone else.”
Bill Eadie and Superstar Billy Graham are also quoted in the story. Eadie noted that he believes that over 60 percent of the guys from that era are broke not just because they didn’t make money but because of how they spent their money on the road those days. Bret said that recreational drugs were plentiful during those years as well as the “ring rats.”
You can read The Calgary Herald article by clicking here.