In the event you’ve even had a summer season fling with skilled wrestling, you understand that WWE’s CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon is insane on a number of ranges. That madness will quickly be documented in a multi-part biographical collection on Netflix.
WWE made the announcement throughout its Q3 earnings name with traders on Wednesday, reports the Wrestling Observer. It will be produced by WWE and Invoice Simmons, who additionally labored on HBO’s 2018 documentary on Andre The Large. Chris Smith, who helmed Netflix’s Fyre Pageant documentary, will direct the mission.
McMahon is understood world wide for a lot of causes. He is performed himself on WWE TV, on and off, for properly over 20 years, most notably throughout a late-’90s feud with Stone Chilly Steve Austin. He is additionally a rags-to-riches story, growing up in a North Carolinian trailer house with an abusive step father and now reported to be worth $1.6 billion.
Inside wrestling circles although, McMahon is a extra enigmatic and idiosyncratic determine. A infamous workaholic, he posed on the duvet of Muscle and Health at age 70. Many former staff have famous how upset he gets after sneezing, on the grounds that he ought to be capable to management the bodily impulse to sneeze. Different well-known tales embrace the time he drag raced and almost killed a member of the WWE writing crew, the time he had an announcer fake arrested as a prank, and the time he tried to fart in someone’s face but accidentally soiled himself — moments earlier than going to the ring for a dwell TV section, the place digital camera crew needed to shoot round his bottom.
So, sure. The documentary needs to be attention-grabbing. There is no phrase but on its launch date.