Vince McMahon Documentary Undergoes “Change Of Direction”

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A new report has given an update on the highly-anticipated Netflix documentary on Vince McMahon.

Back in 2020, it was revealed that a new documentary was being produced on the life and career of Vince McMahon. However, the docuseries has been affected by delays and several changes after McMahon was hit by allegations of sexual misconduct that summer which led to his ‘retirement’ from WWE.

Since then, McMahon has been named in a sex trafficking and sexual assault scandal which has seen him leave WWE.

Meanwhile, WWE secured a huge streaming deal with Netflix for Raw, leaving some to wonder whether the documentary would be shelved. Despite these fears, the project is still alive and kicking.

Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer stated that the film has been pushed back due to changes made following Janel Grant’s lawsuit — but crucially it hasn’t been shelved.

Regarding the Netflix documentary on Vince McMahon, which at last word was to be a six-part series, some thought with the Netflix $5.2 billion deal with TKO and the Janel Grant lawsuit that maybe Netflix would just scrap the thing. That isn’t the case, but they obviously have to change the direction based on what happened. At one point the plan was for it to be out sooner but it’s not going to be out during Mania season. But it is still planned to be released in 2024, but no time frame is finalized.

WWE Turns Back On Vince McMahon

The report comes after it was revealed that figures within WWE have thrown in the towel on Vince McMahon. This report noted that female employees were “repulsed” by the allegations made against McMahon, while others who had supported him previously have walked away.

Following the filing of the lawsuit by Grant, McMahon resigned as Executive Chairman of the TKO Group.