A new update has been given on the long-awaited Netflix documentary focussing on the life and career of the incomparable WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
During a WWE quarterly earnings call back at the tail end of 2020, it was announced that Netflix was going to air a documentary series about Vince McMahon.
Chris Smith, the director of the hit Netflix documentary, ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’ is attached to the project as director, and the Executive Producer is Bill Simmons, who previously worked on the 2018 HBO Andre The Giant documentary.
Speaking in 2020 on the Token CEO podcast, Stephanie McMahon discussed the project, saying:
“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.”
“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.”
Now Mike Johnson of PWInsider has provided the latest update on the project saying that it is still in production and that he assumes that McMahon’s interaction with Stone Cold Steve Austin and what will surely be his final match with Pat McAfee at WrestleMania 38 will be part of the show.