Whether you're a current wrestling fan or someone whose love for the product has waned over the years, the news that Netflix are making a big budget Vince McMahon documentary will undoubtedly peak your interest.
As transcribed on NASDAQ.com, WWE's Chief Revenue Officer, Nick Khan told those on WWE's quarterly earnings call that they have sold a multi-part documentary to Netflix, that it will be executive produced by Bill Simmons and directed by Chris Smith - who previously directed Netflix's FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened.
He also stated it will have one of the biggest budgets for any documentary in Netflix's history:
I'm happy to share with you that in a ground-breaking deal, we have sold a multipart documentary to Netflix on the life of none other than our very own Vince McMahon.
By ground-breaking, I mean one of the highest budgeted docs in Netflix's history. Bill Simmons, as previously mentioned, will executive produce. Chris Smith, the amazing Director of Netflix' Fyre Festival documentary will direct and produce alongside WWE Studios.
Bill Simmons previously worked with WWE as executive producer on the Andre the Giant documentary, which was produced by WWE Studios, in association with HBO Sports. Khan noted on Thursday's call that it is the highest rated HBO documentary of the last 15 years.
Wrestling documentaries are generally great, and, given all we've heard so far, we are extremely excited to see this one come to fruition.