Vince McMahon has accomplished a ton in his life and that story is going to be told in as many ways as WWE can tell it. They are working on a new Netflix docuseries based on The Chairman, but that’s not the only project in development.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a casting call is out for a new project called “No Chance The Vince McMahon Story and The Rise of the New Wrestling Order.” This will tell the story of how Vince McMahon rose to power by using cable television to spread his pro wrestling product throughout the United States and beyond.
The gist of the story they are telling is that for decades, there were many professional wrestling territories across the U.S. Each regional promotion was locally owned and offered its own brand of wrestling and local stars. Promoters would cross promote with other companies under the auspices of the NWA and this system worked from the 50s through the 70s. In the early 80s, the rise of cable began to raise the bar. A few tried to expand with limited success until Vince McMahon saw the power of cable as his weapon to turn his regional company into a national company.
Vince McMahon went on to change the idea of pro wrestling after that. He then created the concept of sports entertainment off the heels of capturing the top spot in the pro wrestling world.
It will be very interesting to see how this particular story is told. There were a lot of backroom dealings and conversations that fans were not privy to. Years later, some serious skeletons could get dragged out of the closet depending on how candid this review retrospective is.