Release Date: August 31st, 2019
Cast: Adrian Street, William Regal, Johnny Saint, Road Dogg
WWE Network, 21 Minutes
Adrian Street was a wrestler that was around during my most impressionable time and in an era where I grew to love that industry. However, I didn’t learn about the guy until later on, as he wasn’t featured on the few shows I had access to.
Still, the guy is a fucking legend and he may not have been the first wrestler to be kind of a dandy but he was the first to really push the bar sexually and thus, opened the doors for the others who weren’t afraid to add a certain level of flamboyant mystery and potential gayness to their character.
This short documentary was really fun to watch albeit way, way too short. I would’ve liked to have seen a whole retrospective on his career, as opposed to this Cliff Notes version that mostly just focused on the gimmick instead of the actual career and achievements the man had.
While he might not have been a WWE star, he made a massive impact that influenced a generation of wrestlers that would go on to influence another generation.
Without Adrian Street, there is no Goldust, no Adrian Adonis, no Billy & Chuck, no Kwee-Wee, etc. Street changed the wrestling landscape forever and made some things a lot less taboo, culturally, in an industry that was ruled by old men pushing tradition and alpha manliness.
I don’t feel like this documentary really makes that point as well as it could, had it been longer than twenty minutes.
Still, this is a good short documentary to check out because, if anything, it will just make you want to know more about the character and the man behind it.
Pairs well with: other WWE Network documentaries.