Joey Ryan Documentary Set For Central Scotland Documentary Festival

A documentary on independent wrestling star Joey Ryan, “This Is Wrestling: The Joey Ryan Story,” will be making its UK premiere at the Central Scotland Documentary Festival.

Check out the full press release here:


The full programme for the 2019 Central Scotland Documentary Festival is officially live and showcases a breadth of exciting documentaries and events from near and far. Grahame Reid, Head Curator of the Festival, is looking forward to building on the successes of past years, with another inspiring programme that includes the UK Premiere of This is Wrestling: The Joey Ryan Story – a documentary that goes behind the scenes and below the belt for the viral life of Joey Ryan, one of the most colourful characters in wrestlings explosive transformation.

Grahame commented:

‘The conversation at Central Scotland Documentary Festival continues into 2019 with screenings and events covering a whole host of topics for people to sink their teeth into. We are also continuing our pay-what-you-can pricing structure to make the Festival affordable to as many people as possible. Each booker gets to decide which of the ticket prices best matches their circumstances – £8.50, £5.50 or £2.50.’


It took a career of hard work to make Joey Ryan a professional. It took one grab of his crotch to make him an international sensation.

Sure, some think he’s “killing the business” but to millions of viewers around the globe he’s the first shot of a revolution. Joey Ryan opens up about rejection, the importance of supporting performers and fighting for equality in the most unconventional ways. The King of Dong Style describes the unique route to finding success in a business designed to capture hearts, minds… and now… his penis.

This is Wrestling tells Joey’s story over a two year period of what can be considered the birth of a “Golden Age” in professional wrestling. While following one of the most iconic stars of the era you see the freewheeling world of independent wrestling thrive thanks to their rabid fans as well as the unconventional lifestyle of the performers they love.

Booking for the full Central Scotland Documentary Festival programme is open now and can be booked by calling +44 (0)1786 466 666 or online at

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