Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Patriot: Life Beyond the Mask

Del Wilkes - The Patriot: Behind the Mask

From the Highspots website:

Behind The Mask: Del “Patriot” Wilkes story chronicles the life and career of one of wrestling’s most memorable masked men. This 3 Disc documentary set not only highlights Del’s success in the world of professional wrestling but it also documents his impressive career on the gridiron at the University of South Carolina.

Del Wilkes is only one of four Consensus All American football players to come from the University of South Carolina. You will learn of his leadership and determination on the football field that helped fellow teammate George Rogers win the 1980 Heisman Trophy and as the leader of the 1984 USC “Black Magic” football team become the highest ranked team in the school’s history.

After Del’s football career was cut short he joined the professional wrestling ranks where he was trained at legendary Fabulous Moolah’s school. You will learn of Del’s path to becoming The Patriot, becoming a superstar in All Japan, his successes in WCW and WWF. Also for the first time ever Del goes in depth about what led to him spending nine months in a South Carolina penitentiary and hear about how he overcame his faults to be the man he is today.

Behind The Mask: Del “Patriot” Wilkes is a story of tremendous success, mistakes, and redemption. Also included on this 3 disc set are over 10 matches from Del’s career, bonus stories, and a private tour of Del’s memorabilia. This DVD set defines one of the most athletic masked big men in pro wrestling history.

Documentary approx. 2-hours  Total run time approx. 7-hours