The documentary produced on the first-ever officially recognised WWE superfan has reportedly been shelved by the company.
At WrestleMania 37 Triple H and Stephanie McMahon officially named the first-ever WWE superfan as they presented Vladimir Abouzeide with a plaque. At the time it was also announced that a documentary was being produced on the fan that had become recognisable to other wrestling fans around the world.
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.
The film also discusses the COVID pandemic, and how the company decided to run shows with no fans. 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.
However, Mike Johnson of PWInsider is now reporting that according to WWE sources there are now “zero plans for the film to see the light of day.” The report adds that the last time the documentary was promoted by the company was at the September 11th edition of SmackDown.
Other projects reportedly postponed include a WWE Icons episode focussed on former WCW Champion Lex Luger that was originally meant to air in July. A documentary on Ric Flair’s health issues and a film on Money In The Bank are also now up in the air as well.