During WWE’s most recent Quarterly Earnings Call, it was announced that Netflix would be airing a documentary series about Vince McMahon. The only details known at the time were that Chris Smith, the director of the hit Netflix documentary, ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’ would be directing, and the Executive Producer would be Bill Simmons, who was has previously worked on the 2018 HBO Andre The Giant documentary.
Now, Stephanie McMahon has now revealed more details during an appearance on the Token CEO podcast:
“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.”
She went on to talk about what we can expect to see during the series, from her father’s beginnings growing up in a trailer park, through to realising his vision to create the WWE we know today.
“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.”
According to Stephanie, the documentary will also look at Vince McMahon’s character:
“His story deserves to be told. There’s a balance there because every successful person has character traits that are interesting. There’s lots of fun along the way and I can’t wait to see what comes out”
Details of when the series will air are yet to be announced, check back at Inside the Ropes for more news and information as it becomes available.
Credit to Fightful for the transcription.