We reported last week here on eWn that WWE and Netflix are teaming up for a new docuseries on Vince McMahon. The series will be one of the highest budgeted Netflix docuseries in the company’s history. Stephanie McMahon recently spoke with Token CEO and confirmed that the Vince McMahon documentary will be released in four parts. She also noted that she’s nervous about the series because of her relationship with her father. She said,
“For the first time ever, there is going to be a four-part documentary on the life of my father Vince McMahon and it is going to be on Netflix. That’s a really big deal. I’m totally nervous about it because I want to protect my dad, not that he wants to be protected. There’s no one like my father. He grew up in a trailer park in North Carolina and he didn’t meet his dad until he was 13 and had no running water until he was 10…..to have someone who truly lived the American dream, who believed in himself, who was willing to invest in himself. The things he had to do to even get into the business, let alone take over the business, which at the time was regional. He had this vision to make one global brand. At the time, some of those promotions had connections with the mafia and other organizations. Death threats were a regular thing…..the courage, the guts, and you talk about a take no prisoners attitude…..that was my dad making it happen. Just pure, driven, ambition. He turned a regional wrestling promotion into a global media empire that is still growing. His story deserves to be told.”
Bill Simmons and WWE Studios will be the executive producers for the docuseries.