WWE boss Vince McMahon’s life and career will be the subject of a new multi-part Netflix documentary.
The company’s president and chief revenue officer Nick Khan confirmed the exciting news during the third quarter financial call on Thursday.
He described the move as a ‘groundbreaking deal’, with Bill Simmons – The Ringer founder and co-creator of ESPN’s 30 for 30 docu-series – serving as executive producer.
He held the same position for HBO’s 2018 Andre the Giant documentary.
As reported by Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer, the new McMahon series will be ‘one of the highest budgeted docs in Netflix history’.
Filmmaker Chris Smith – who directed Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened – will be at the helm for the Vince piece.
With WWE themselves involved in the project, it will be interesting to see what the documentary focuses on and how much freedom the director has.
Although the wrestling promotion has its own WWE Network, Khan confirmed there have been talks for a new strategy when it comes to selling content to other major streaming platforms.
The company couldn’t say when such a deal would be completed.
However, there has still been plenty of wrestling content on Netflix itself – including some created in collaboration with WWE.
The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro and The Rise and Fall of WCW have both been available, as well as a top 50 countdown series WWE OMG!.
More recently, The Big Show Show aired for one series, with a crossover special and upcoming festive episode rounding off its run.
Meanwhile, WWE stars past and present – including Sheamus, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, Otis, Mia Yim, Corey Graves and Renee Young – were part of the cast of The Main Event.
The 2020 Netflix movie starred Black Panther actor Seth Carr as a youngster dreaming of being a superstar between the ropes.