A documentary covering the downfall of WCW is in the works by a company owned by one of the biggest WWE superstars ever.
The death of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) has been covered endlessly in books, documentaries, and elsewhere, but there is a new project that has been announced that will take a deep dive into the fallen wrestling promotion.
It has been reported by Deadline that Seven Bucks Productions, which is the company owned and created by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Seven Bucks will be producing “a docuseries investigating the mysterious demise of World Championship Wrestling (WCW), once the biggest wrestling company in America.”
The Seven Bucks production about WCW will be a partnership with Vice Studios, which could mean that it will air on Vice TV. Seven Bucks and Vice also partnered for the roundtable discussion series “Tales of the Territories.” That series featured wrestling legends talking about different territories during ten one-hour episodes that aired on Vice TV in 2022.
What Was The Rock Doing When WCW Died?
What’s interesting about The Rock’s company being involved is that while WCW died in March 2001, The Rock was a main event performer in WWE (then known as the WWF) that was one of the biggest stars during the much-celebrated Attitude Era that led to WCW’s demise.
When WCW died, The Rock was getting ready to main event WrestleMania 17 as the WWE Champion defending his title against “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in the main event. Unfortunately for The Rock, Austin cheated with the help of Vince McMahon to leave that event as the new WWE Champion.
There’s no official word when production will begin on the potential WCW series and no word on when it will be released.