The tumultuous life of former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon will be covered in a new documentary being produced by VICE TV.
Vince McMahon retired as the WWE Chairman & CEO on July 22nd. The reason for the retirement was because of numerous “hush money” payments to multiple women including a former employee recently and multiple women that worked for the company in the 2000s as well as the years that followed.
The damning report from The Wall Street Journal on July 8th revealed that McMahon “agreed to pay more than $12 million over the past 16 years to suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity.” After that report came out, McMahon appeared on WWE TV multiple times and it wasn’t known what he would do next, but he ended up retiring two weeks later.
In addition to Vince retiring from WWE, long-time Producer and former Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis was fired by WWE because he was part of the scandal involving McMahon.
After Vince’s departure from WWE, his daughter Stephanie became the new Chairwoman along with the role of Co-CEO with Nick Khan, who was the WWE President in the past. In addition to that, Paul “Triple H” Levesque (Vince’s son-in-law) took over as WWE’s Head of Creative on Raw/Smackdown with a new job title of Chief Content Officer.
A new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider has confirmed that Vice TV is currently in the process of producing a new documentary on Vince McMahon. Vice TV is known for their “Dark Side of the Ring” documentaries about professional wrestling as well as the upcoming “Tales from the Territories” that are co-produced by The Rock’s production team.
It was also confirmed by PWInsider that the McMahon documentary is going to air later this month in October although no date has been announced. Vice TV did not return PWInsider’s request for a comment on the story.
Following his WWE retirement, McMahon has kept a low profile aside from being spotted at New York City restaurant for his 77th birthday in August. John Cena was among the guests at the party.