WWE have announced that their non-WWE focused documentary is set to premiere on the WWE Network on March 7th 2021. The documentary titled ‘Heaven’ will tell the ground-breaking story of US amateur wrestler Heaven Fitch.
Heaven Fitch made history in 2020 becoming the first female athlete to win a boy’s State Wrestling Championship in North Carolina. High school star Fitch, who won her State Title in the 106-pound weight class, began wrestling at the age of six. Speaking to the Independent Tribune in 2018, Fitch revealed that her parents initially didn’t want her to follow her brothers into wrestling, but would argue that if they were allowed to wrestle, she should be able to as well.
Following her landmark triumph Fitch’s coach Chris Waddell described the trailblazer to the BBC as an “exceptional wrestler.”
“There hasn’t been anyone like her in North Carolina,” he told the BBC. “I’ve never coached anyone like her.
“Heaven’s an exceptional wrestler and she’s making history. It’s an outstanding achievement – she’s just that good.”
“All around,” he explained, “she’s probably the most talented kid I’ve ever coached.
“I always tell her she’s a unicorn – because she’s so special.”
‘Heaven’ marks the WWE Network’s first ever non-pro wrestling documentary. The film will be narrated by WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix and will also feature an introduction from WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon.
Speaking on the documentary, Ben Houser, VP & Executive Producer, WWE Network Documentaries said:
“The story of Heaven Fitch is the beginning of a new genre of storytelling for WWE Network Documentaries. She has inspired so many with her elite athleticism as well as her numerous accomplishments. We are excited to share Heaven’s championship story with the WWE Universe,”
WWE recently announced that the WWE Network will be moving to the Peacock streaming service from March 18th 2021.