Vladimir Abouzeide has been officially recognised by WWE as their first-ever superfan with an upcoming documentary about his life being released later this year.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon presented the plaque to Vladimir at WrestleMania 37.
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 10, 2021
The Peacock/WWE Network special, entitled ‘Superfan: The Story of Vladimir’, details the life and history of one of WWE’s most devoted fans. Abouzeide moved from Haiti to Manhattan as a child and quickly fell in love with professional wrestling. For more than 30 years, he was seen front row at any wrestling event held in Madison Square Garden. In the trailer for the documentary, the likes of Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, Sam Roberts and Bruce Prichard all are interviewed.
Along with Vladimir’s time at ringside, his fandom has also extended inside the ropes too. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper invited the WWE superfan into the ring during an October 1986 edition of “Piper’s Pit.” In the segment Abouzeide suggested that Hot Rod should team with Hulk Hogan to take on Paul Orndorff and Harley Race. The suggestion was met with loud cheers inside the world’s most famous arena.
The film also discusses the COVID pandemic, and how WWE decided to run shows with no fans until further notice. Since March 2020, WWE programming has not toured and has aired all programming with no fans in attendance in person. The only exception has been WrestleMania 37 which had a sell-out crowd for both nights.
While no exact release date has been announced, the end of the trailer states the documentary will air at some point in summer 2021.