Vince McMahon won’t have a say in the long-awaited documentary being produced about him.
For wrestling fans there is perhaps no more fascinating subject for a documentary – for both good and bad reasons – than Vince McMahon. McMahon is the subject of a documentary produced in conjunction with Netflix but following the serious allegations that led to his short-lived retirement in 2022, the future of the documentary remained uncertain.
Speaking on Bloomberg Live, executive producer Bill Simmons gave an update on the state of play with the documentary and said it has the potential to be something very special:
“This Vince McMahon documentary that we have been working on for 3 years, I think it has a chance to be really great. I really think it has the chance to be the best one I’ve been involved with. I’ll be interested to see what people think about that one. It was a lot of time and it was one where Netflix still has the final cut of it. It was a little more old-school in the 30 for 30 model. I think it has a chance to be really special.”
Simmons was asked if McMahon would have a chance to view the documentary before it airs and he made clear that McMahon won’t have any say over the final cut:
“Not the giving notes on the final cut part. I think he gets to look at clips.”
Vince McMahon has no say in WWE
While many believed that the Endeavor takeover of WWE would consolidate Vince McMahon’s position at the top of the company, it seems that the opposite has become true.
McMahon is said to be “out of creative” in the company with Triple H left to run the company’s creative direction as he sees fit.