The stars of Exposed! Pro Wrestling's Greatest Secrets are eight real-life professional wrestlers who wear masks and work under pseudonyms to conceal their true identities. The reason given is that, by breaking "kayfabe" (literally, "the secrets of the business"), their careers and even their well-beings are at risk.
The documentary was roundly criticized for being sensationalist, misleading, and outdated in the presentation of the "secret tricks." Critics in and out of the wrestling business contend that many of the "secrets" exposed were already widely known by fans to begin with, and others were so obscure as to be non-notable.
Exposed! Pro Wrestling's Greatest Secrets was filmed mostly in a empty Los Angeles arena, although an audience was present for some scenes.
This program has achieved a certain level of notoriety among professional wrestling fans as an object of ridicule, and served to introduce the term "stunt granny to the professional wrestling lexicon.
Likewise, Mick Foley on WWF Monday Night RAW announced, to tag partner Al Snow, "We didn't do so well last week, but last night, the secrets of professional wrestling were revealed to me!" Foley also poked fun at the program several times in his autobiography, Have a Nice Day!