A Vince McMahon documentary is in the works. Originally reported by PWInsider, Vice TV is “currently in the process” of creating a new documentary about the former WWE Chairman that will cover McMahon’s career as well as his “retirement” from his corporate positions this past summer after being accused of multiple allegations.
PWInsider has also confirmed it will air in October.
As wrestling fans and documentary lovers already know, Vice TV is no stranger to wrestling documentaries with their production of Dark Side of the Ring starting in 2019; a docuseries that spotlighting controversial events/people from the world of professional wrestling.
“It’s not something I can quite answer yet, but it’s not … We’re definitely thinking about more Dark Side of the Ring,” series co-creator Jason Eisener told ComicBook.com when discussing the series’ future. “It’s definitely something that will, hopefully, be in the cards in the future. But right now, we’re gearing up for Tales From The Territories to come out … But yeah, there’s going to be plenty more wrestling documentaries that are going to come out from me.”
While series co-creator Jason Eisener, has moved on to what people are assuming is the WWE-friendly Tales from Territories dosueries, it’s unknown if Eisener and Dark Side of the Ring co-creator Evan Husner will be involved with this Vince McMahon documentary.
McMahon was the subject of headlines throughout the summer due to an alleged misconduct investigation. These allegations culminated in McMahon first stepping down from his positions as WWE Chairman and CEO and retiring altogether shortly after.
“Our global audience can take comfort in knowing WWE will continue to entertain you with the same fervor, dedication, and passion as always,” McMahon wrote in his retirement statement.
This is not the first time a Vince McMahon docuseries has been in the works; Netflix has reportedly cancelled its plans to produce a McMahon docuseries in the midst of the investigation. According to Fightful’s Denise Salcedo, “Another source indicated the project was already ‘deep’ in post-production and several talent interviews had been done months ago. Millions were spent. I spoke to one of the producers on the project, however they declined to confirm nor deny this story to me.”