A new report has given an update on the much-anticipated Netflix documentary on the life and career of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Towards the end of 2020, WWE announced during a quarterly earnings call that Netflix was set to air a documentary series about Vince McMahon.
It was then revealed that Chris Smith, the director of the hit Netflix documentary, ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’ is going to be the director of the series, while Bill Simmons, who previously worked on the 2018 HBO Andre The Giant documentary, will be an Executive Producer.
Speaking on the Token CEO podcast shortly after the announcement, Stephanie McMahon said the documentary on her father was “a really big deal”.
“For the first time ever, there is a four-part documentary on the life of my father Vince McMahon and it’s going to be on Netflix. It’s a really big deal. I’m totally nervous about it because I want to protect my dad, not that he wants to be protected.”
“It’s going to be incredible. There’s no one like my father. He grew up in a trailer park in North Carolina and didn’t meet his dad until he was 13 and had no running water until he was 10. To have someone who truly lived the American dream, who believed in himself and was willing to invest in himself. The things he had to do to even get into the business, let alone take over the business.”
“He had this vision to make one global brand. At the time, some of those [regional] promotions had connections with the mafia and other organizations. Death threats were a regular thing. I had heard these stories before, but I didn’t understand the timing until I was a parent. He was going through all of that when we were kids. It puts things in a whole different perspective.”
“The courage, the guts, and a take no prisoners attitude; that was my dad. Just pure, driven, ambition. He turned a regional wrestling promotion into a global media empire that is still growing.”
Since the initial announcement, there has been no word on the progression of the series. However, Mike Johnson of PWInsider has now provided an update on the project, saying that it is still in production and that he assumes Vince McMahon’s performances at WrestleMania 38 – where he had a surprise match with Pat McAfee and suffered one more Stone Cold Stunner from Steve Austin – will be part of the show.