Andre The Giant Documentary Producer Had To Convince Vince McMahon To Do The Film

Bill Simmons says WWE trusts him with Andre the Giant's story. 

Earlier this week, the Andre the Giant documentary premiered on HBO. The film follows the life of Andre the Giant and provides insights to his life. In an interview with ESPN, producer of the film Bill Simmons talked about the creation of the film. He said he had been building relationships within WWE because of his podcast and eventually he got to talk to Vince McMahon. 

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"At that point I had a good enough relationship with the WWE to at least get them on the phone and get Vince, so we had this teleconference call...and basically tried to convince Vince to do it for an hour. It was really personal to him. I think we swayed them. The WWE is a really good company that is very protective of their (intellectual property) and they should be," said Simmons.

Even though WWE is protective, Simmons said he feels trusted by the company. 

"I just don't think this is something that could have happened sooner than this. They really put a lot of faith in us and they did not meddle or anything. They really trusted that we were going to do something good. It was a really good outcome, but it was basically an 11-year odyssey for me," said Simmons.

The full interview can be seen at ESPN.com

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