Back in October 2020 it was revealed that there was going to be a new documentary heading to Netflix examining the life and times of WWE CEO Vince McMahon.
Details were originally scarce, but it was later announced that the documentary will be a four-part series directed by Chris Smith who directed ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,’ which told the story of the now infamous Fyre Fest. Bill Simmons of The Ringer is also set to be involved, serving as the Executive Producer. Simmons has a history with wrestling documentaries, having also been an Executive Producer on the acclaimed HBO documentary ‘Andre The Giant.’
Vince McMahon’s daughter Stephanie went on to detail how the series would look back at her father’s childhood, where he grew up in a trailer park, through to becoming the all-conquering head of the biggest wrestling promotion in the world.
Appearing on the Roz & Mocha Show on Kiss 92.5 Triple H revealed that Vince was initially hesitant to do the documentary, believing that no one is interested in him as he doesn’t see himself as part of WWE’s programming.
“Prior to now, Vince was always hesitant to do it. With Vince, he really doesn’t see himself — while Mr. McMahon is one of the most epic characters ever, he doesn’t see himself as part of the programming. When you ask him about those things, he goes, ‘Nobody is interested in me. They want to know about the stars and performers.’ The truth is, they do (want to know about Vince). The most difficult thing with Vince’s life is making it succinct. Every chapter of his life is a whole other unbelievable story. His story is amazing, all the things he’s been through, the trials and tribulations of getting to where he is. No one gives him the credit, they just see this billion-dollar global empire he’s created and see him as the evil tyrant businessman,”
While Vince McMahon had been the head of the WWF for many years he rose to fame after moving away from being a play-by-play commentator and morphed into the ‘Mr McMahon’ character going head to head with Stone Cold Steve Austin during the Attitude Era. He has appeared in few on-screen storylines in recent years, instead staying behind the scenes.
At time of writing there is no official word on when the documentary will arrive on Netflix.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.