New Vice TV documentary “The Nine Lives of Vince McMahon” failed to draw even 100,000 viewers when it premiered on December 13th.
The show took a deep dive into the life and career of former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, and featured footage from previous Dark Side of the Ring episodes. The project was produced without input from WWE and featured comments from the likes of Jim Cornette and Vince Russo.
Vince McMahon Documentary Pulls In Just 95,000 Viewers
According to ShowBuzzDaily, the documentary drew 95,000 viewers, with a 0.04 rating in the 18-49 year-old demographic. The show ranked outside of the top 100 on cable.
The premiere of the documentary came hot on the heels of a fresh report concerning allegations of sexual misconduct that surround the former WWE Chairman.
The report contains two legal claims from women who claim McMahon sexually assaulted them. A letter sent by the lawyer of former WWE referee Rita Chatterton on November 3rd, stated that she is asking for $11.75 million in damages. This is related to an incident where Chatterton claims that McMahon sexually assaulted her in a limousine in 1986. In a previously unreported incident it is alleged that McMahon sexually assaulted a former spa manager back in 2011.
Incredibly there have also been suggestions that Vince McMahon is looking to return to WWE, believing that he had previously received bad advice which led to him retiring. However, it seems that there is little support within the company for a McMahon return.
“I know allies of Vince – very much allies of Vince and very protective of Vince and things like that – who are not business allies of Vince within that company right now, because they know that it would be the worst thing. And they are very strong allies of Vince. People who you would think are his allies, you don’t know. People are happier in the company, they know the company’s running better, and so the people who are allies or looking at the best interests of the company, they don’t want him back.”
Meltzer added that while McMahon insists he wishes to return that effectively blocks any potential sale of the company.
H/t to Wrestle Talk