WWE have confirmed that Jim Ross, Conrad Thompson and Dave Meltzer will appear across two upcoming WWE shows that will air on A&E Network in 2021.
The news comes after the popular channel originally announced five new episodes of the WWE Biography series for Spring of 2020, but were forced to postpone thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This time around, the episodes will focus on Randy Savage, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Roddy Piper, Booker T and Shawn Michaels with Jim Ross and Meltzer as talking heads on the careers of each man.
While many will speculate on the inclusion of Jim Ross, who currently serves as AEW’s lead commentator, the show is being put together by A&E and not WWE.
A statement from the channel, which also included the much talked about show hosted by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, read:
The network is also expanding its partnership with WWE Studios for the new series “The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt) which joins the previously announced greenlight of five “Biography” specials showcasing WWE Legends “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Booker T, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels.
“The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt)
A&E Network has greenlit the new series “The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt) in partnership with WWE Studios which takes viewers on the ultimate hunt to find some of WWE’s most iconic, lost memorabilia. In each episode, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque, will lead a team of collectors, WWE Superstars and Legends as they investigate, negotiate, bid and travel across the country to hunt down and reclaim some of the most elusive WWE collectibles.
Throughout history, WWE’s action-packed storylines have spawned iconic, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, most of which is lost in attics, hidden in boxes or even claimed by competitors. Guided by McMahon and Levesque, the series will unearth these rare items in the hopes of preserving and sharing the legacy behind the memorable moments in WWE history. Episodes will feature exclusive WWE footage as well as unprecedented access to the WWE Archives, which holds more than 10,000 rarities including Andre the Giant’s custom boots, Vince McMahon’s cement-filled Corvette, The Undertaker’s caskets and more. Over the course of ten one-hour episodes, WWE Superstars and Legends will give viewers a unique look into WWE history as they seek out the missing treasures that have left a lasting mark on pop culture.
“The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures” (wt) is produced by WWE Studios for A&E Network with Susan Levison and Ben Zierten serving as executive producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Dolores Gavin and Jonathan Partridge serve as executive producers for A&E Network. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “The Quest for Lost WWE Treasures.”
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As stated by the announcement, ‘The Quest For Lost WWE Treasures’ will feature Triple H and Stephanie McMahon travelling around the country to seek out rare and forgotten pieces of WWE merchandise. The show will take the form of Toy Hunter, in which host and toy expert Jordan Hembrough sifts through rare toy collections for a hidden gem.
In 2020, WWE advertised on their social media platforms for fans with collections of rare memorabilia to appear in what was described at the time as an ‘un-named project.’
Podcast host and wrestling personality, Conrad Thompson, will feature in the series as a collector of wrestling memorabilia.