For the first time in its history, WWE has been nominated for a Sports Emmy award.
The 44th annual awards ceremony will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 22nd and it is already known that veteran sportscaster Bryant Gumbel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Per Variety, the nominations were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on April 11th. The President of NATAS, Adam Sharp, commented on the nominees.
“Today we honor these esteemed nominees and celebrate those who bring the thrill of competitive sports into our lives on a daily basis.
“We are excited by the extraordinary quality of this year’s submissions and equally excited by the opportunity to honor this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree, Bryant Gumbel, celebrating his more than five decades of sports broadcasting excellence.”
WWE Nominated for ‘Outstanding long documentary’
The nomination has come for the ‘Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair’ documentary which aired on Peacock on December 26th, 2022.
The TV special looked at the life and legendary career of The Nature Boy and promised to find “the real man behind the outrageous persona”.
Multiple stars made appearances to speak on the 16-time World Champion’s career, from the likes of Steve Austin and The Undertaker to Mike Tyson and Hulk Hogan.
It was well-received by many in the wrestling world, including Flair himself, who praised the documentary and described it as a “wonderful experience”.
‘Becoming Ric Flair’ will be up against other top films which aired on CNN, Netflix, and the History Channel:
- After Jackie (History Channel)
- Citizen Ashe (CNN)
- NYC Point Gods (Showtime)
- The Redeem Team (Netflix)