Netflix are making a four-part in-depth documentary on Vince McMahon
WWE has signed a "groundbreaking" deal with Netflix
More details are starting to emerge about Netflix's upcoming major documentary about WWE owner Vince McMahon.
The documentary series was first announced last week, during WWE's third quarter earnings call. The company's president & chief revenue officer Nick Khan revealed that Netflix had signed a "groundbreaking" deal for series chronicling the life of Mr McMahon, noting that it will be one of the biggest budget documentaries in Netflix's history.
Now we have some more information about the series, courtesy of Vince's daughter, Stephanie McMahon. Speaking on the Token CEO podcast with Barstool Sports' Erika Nardini, she revealed the documentary is set to be four episodes long.
"There's no-one like my father," she added.
That is certainly true, and there have been so many wild stories told about Vince over the years that it is great to see his story being spread over multiple episodes.
The series is to be produced by Bill Simmons, who also produced the 2018 Andre The Giant documentary and created ESPN's great 30 for 30 series of docs.
It will be directed by Chris Smith, the man behind Netflix's Fyre Fest doc, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. So we know it is in good hands.
Vince McMahon's path to wrestling domination began when took over his father's World Wide Wrestling Federation, and renamed it WWF in 1980.
Vince's masterstroke was to take wrestling national.
Prior to the 1980s, wrestling in the USA had been split into regional territories. But Vince changed all that, splitting from the National Wrestling Alliance and promoting shows outside of his established North East territory. He would then make Hulk Hogan his top star, and usher in the 1980s boom period of wrestling.
While he regularly appeared as a commentator and announcer, in the late 1990s he was acknowledged as the owner of the company and became an on-screen bad guy - with his tussles with Stone Cold Steve Austin being some of the most iconic moments in wrestling history.