The world of professional wrestling has seen numerous influential personalities, but few can rival the enigma that is Vince McMahon. As a titan in the industry, his life, brimming with drama both inside and outside the ring, is a story worth telling. And now, the buzz is back: The Vince McMahon documentary, once rumored to be shelved, is not just alive but thriving at Netflix.
The Road So Far: From TV Series to Film
In mid-2022, the rumor mill was rife with whispers about the documentary being axed. But, as the saying goes, where there’s smoke, there isn’t always fire. While initially envisioned as a series, Netflix has since pivoted, deciding to chronicle McMahon’s life in a film format instead.
The documentary promises to shed light on numerous facets of Vince’s life, from the seismic effects of the global pandemic on professional wrestling, a multi-million-dollar hush money saga, the strategic WWE and UFC brand merger, and the dramatic relinquishment of his creative reign over WWE.
Behind the Scenes: McMahon’s Involvement
Wrestling during the pandemic era was so wild that AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan at one point fought in Vince McMahon's office during a MITB match 😂 pic.twitter.com/SSPowAtf9H
— Wrestling Pics & Clips (@WrestleClips) October 11, 2023
Producer Bill Simmons, in a candid conversation at the Screentime Conference, shared his enthusiasm for the project. And while McMahon might be credited as an executive producer, his creative influence on the project is limited. “I really think it has the chance to be the best one I’ve been involved with,” shared Simmons. Elaborating further, he said, “I’ll be interested to see what people think about that one. It was a lot of time, and it was one where Netflix still has the final cut of it. I think it has a chance to be really special.”
Release Anticipation: A 2024 Debut?
With no official release date yet, the wrestling community and Netflix enthusiasts are left speculating. But, connecting the dots and considering the documentary’s progress, it’s plausible to expect Vince McMahon’s larger-than-life journey to grace our screens by 2024.
The Vince McMahon documentary, with its whirlwind tales and unmatched legacy, promises to be an unmissable watch. Whether you’re a wrestling aficionado or a casual viewer, this is one story where the lines between reality and theatrics blur, making for an unforgettable viewing experience.