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Fight Like a Girl

Documentary following Kimberly Benson, aka Viper, a top female wrestler from Scotland, as she fights in some of the most important matches of her career.

Kimberly Benson is Viper, one of Scotland's top female wrestlers. As part of BBC1's Our Lives, we are with Kim in Glasgow and in Japan as she fights in some of the most important matches of her career.

As women's wrestling steps into the mainstream, it's a pivotal moment in Kim's career. We follow Kim into this intriguing and sometimes dangerous world at home and abroad as she takes us behind the scenes of a rarely seen and often misunderstood yet utterly fascinating world.

We are with Kim as she competes in a series of high-pressure matches that could have a huge impact on her future career. We are ringside as she fights men twice her size in a rare match that puts male and female wrestlers in one ring to fight it out. We see her battle for a Scottish championship, and ultimately she puts everything on the line for a chance at her first ever world champion title. We travel with her to Japan to see her take part in this epic match. Can Kim survive the hectic pace of training, travelling and fighting? Can she do all this while balancing working for a living and some form of family life? On top of all that, there is the ever-present threat of injury.

While the outcomes of wrestling bouts are scripted, there is nothing fake about the physical danger these women constantly put themselves in. How far can Kim's talent, personality, skill and bravery take her in the world of pro wrestling, and what does it cost her?

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 6 Mar 2019 20:30

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Music Played

  • Rage Against the Machine

    Wake Up

  • Ramones

    Blitzkrieg Bop

  • Asiya

    Beli Lebedi

  • David Holmes

    My Mate Paul

  • Young Fathers

    Rain Or Shine

  • Beach House

    Myth

  • The Postal Service

    Such Great Heights

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Edith Bowman
Executive Producer David Harron
Executive Producer Jo Scott
Producer Katy Bird
Director Katy Bird
Production Company Raise the Roof Productions

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