Vince McMahon’s reign as WWE boss has been marked by inconsistent bookings, controversies and scandals over the past few years. Fans are eagerly awaiting Netflix’s docuseries which would follow McMahon life and career in WWE. The limited series is slated to drop this year, with additional scenes being filmed in response to controversies surrounding McMahon.
WWE first revealed during its third-quarter 2020 financials call that they had teamed up with Netflix to shoot a docuseries based on Vince McMahon. Bill Simmons was picked up to serve as the executive producer. The director, Chris Smith, renowned for his work on ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened,’ was subsequently appointed for the project.”
However, significant changes were unfolded over the months as McMahon was forced to resign from the company in the summer of 2022 amid the hush money scandal. Subsequently, he made a swift return to office after forcing his way through in January. McMahon then eventually agreed for an acquisition deal by by Endeavor and orchestrating the merger of WWE with UFC under the entity TKO Group Holdings.
While discussing the topic on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that the docuseries would soon premiere and asserted that it would not be a puff-piece as it covers the scandal, retirement, and other controversies. He also said that the unresolved period following McMahon’s return and the company’s sale remains to be documented, leaving room for potential changes and adjustments in the final product.
“So this is what I can say about the Vince McMahon documentary. And, of course, this is all subject to change. Because when this documentary started, ordered by Netflix years and years ago, obviously, this was not the end result that anyone imagined. It was going to be something that they did. And Vince told them that he does not want a fake documentary. And Vince was probably the most interesting interview on the documentary. I don’t know all the different people they talk to. I only know what I talked about. And they were told this was anything but meant to be a puff piece if it ends up being, perhaps, much of the documentary. It’s a multi-part. Several of the parts were already done, the only stuff that was left to be done was the stuff that would have covered the period from Vince forcing himself back in and the sale, everything else was done.“
“They were done with the scandal with Vince, retiring, quitting, whatever, forced out whatever that deal was last year or actually 2022, so work 2023, actually, sorry. But that stuff was all done. Now? Can they go back and clean it up? Of course, they can’t. And I guess when the finished product comes out? Well, no, I don’t anticipate it because it didn’t feel like Vince actually wanted that, believe it or not. I can’t say 100% Because I know what they were aiming for. This could change. Politics do get in the way of documentaries, that’s for sure. I don’t expect it. I’ll just say that,”
Judging by Meltzer’s revelations fans can expect that no aspect of Vince McMahon’s life and career will be left unexamined. Stay tuned to Ringside News for further updates as we eagerly anticipate the unveiling of this remarkable journey through the life of one of wrestling’s most iconic figures.
What are you expectations from the Netflix series? Do you think it would do justice to the wrestling magnate’s tumultuous journey in WWE? Let us know in the comments!