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SUPERNATURAL 11.15 “Beyond the Mat”: Dean (Jensen Ackles) sees an obituary notice for a wrestler he and Sam (Jared Padalecki) used to watch when they were kids. Deciding they need a break from tracking the Darkness, the brothers decide to attend the funeral to pay their respects. The funeral is full of wrestlers, including Shawn Harley (Mike “The Miz” Mizanin), a hot shot new wrestler with a fiery temper who pushes everyone’s buttons, and veteran wrestler Gunner Lawless (Aleks Paunovic). Sam and Dean attend the next match to re-live one of their fondest childhood memories but when another wrestler turns up dead, play time quickly turns to work.
Liane Hentscher/The CW image of Shawn Harley (Mike “The Miz” Mizanin).
Liane Hentscher/The CW images of Gunner Lawless (Aleks Paunovic).
Liane Hentscher/The CW image of Paul Lazenby as Hellraiser.
The Winchester brothers in the world of professional wrestling? Supernatural spent three days (January 13-15) filming at their Top Notch wrestling ring set in east Vancouver’s Wise Hall turned into Trenton Hall, Missouri. The Wise is a longtime arts and concert venue with its own tavern.
The “Kill of the Week” appears to be Larry Lee, The Hangman, according to a Memorial poster outside.
The Impala was parked outside on Thursday waiting for night shoot of the Winchesters (photo doubles) driving up to Hall.
Memorial Event poster suggests the “Kill of the Week” will be Larry Lee, The Hangman.
A film notice posted around the neighbourhood detailed three days of fight sequences “simulating our wrestling match”.
Plus a Thursday night shoot of the Impala driving up to the Hall.
And a Friday night shoot — out of sequence — of a confrontation in the alley behind the Hall and of an actor simulating dying. The Hangman?
Supernatural’s Beyond the Mat airs tonight on The CW in the U.S. and Space in Canada.