It was announced via a press release last year that A&E and WWE Studios are working together to produce two-hour original documentaries on various wrestlers.
At the time, it was confirmed that three episodes were in pre-production and scheduled to air in Spring 2021. Although not confirmed, the belief is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the premiere date for the documentaries have been pushed back.
These documentaries will look at the careers of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Booker T, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Shawn Michaels.
AEW announcer Jim Ross mentioned on Twitter that he was filming content for documentaries produced by A&E, but didn’t mention WWE. Ross wrote in the caption of the post, “@A&E crew here today to record content for a couple of documentaries.”
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 5, 2021
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Ross was indeed interviewed for the documentaries even though he’s currently under contract with the rival promotion. Meltzer added that Ross will be featured on three episodes of the series.