The Vince McMahon docuseries is still being worked on.
A multi-part docuseries on Vince McMahon was first announced during the third quarter 2020 WWE financials call. Bill Simmons was tapped as the executive producer for the series while Chris Smith, the director behind Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, was set as the director.
In December 2021, Stephanie McMahon said the docuseries was scheduled to release in 2022, but no exact date was given.
July 2022 it was reported that the docuseries was no longer part of the Netflix slate.
On June 15, 2022 the Wall Street Journal reported the WWE board was investigating a secret $3 million settlement that Vince McMahon reportedly agreed to pay to a departing employee with whom he allegedly had an affair, according to documents and people familiar with the board inquiry. More reports regarding McMahon's alleged misconduct and hush money would be published and he would retire as WWE CEO on July 22, 2022.
Vince McMahon officially returned to the board of directors on January 6, claiming he needed to return to help lead the upcoming round of media rights negotiations. Vince is the controlling shareholder of the company.
Speaking on his podcast, Bill Simmons commented on the docuseries about McMahon.
"Vince hasn't really spoken publicly about all the allegation and the NDAs that he signed, and all that stuff, we haven't heard him talk about it. He can say, 'I took a break.' We probably won't (hear him talk about it). That's why I feel like he's coming back to sell it and then he's out. He probably just wants to cash in. I think it really probably did bother him though that things were going so well without him. Think about that, he's had this thing...I'm working on this massive docuseries right now about him, which is, obviously that keeps evolving. This guy has been doing this since 1976. This is his. This was a local promotion that he blew up into a whole thing. I think he honestly kind of lost it, that it was doing well without him. You have something for five decades and then, 'Oh, it's gonna fall apart now.' No, actually, it's not gonna fall apart. It's doing better," said Simmons when discussing the potential of WWE selling the company.
It is unknown when the docuseries will air.
WWE is reportedly exploring options regarding the sale of the company and has taken action in engaging with outside advisors to help with negotiations for upcoming media rights deals.
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