WWE is teaming up with Netflix to air a docuseries on the life and career of Vince McMahon. The news was announced late last year and there’s still not a lot of details about the project other than Bill Simmons serving as the executive producer while Chris Smith, best known from Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, will be the director.
WWE touted it as being the highest budgeted Netflix docuseries of all-time.
Triple H made an appearance on Roz & Mocha to talk about a wide range of topics including this documentary. McMahon’s son-in-law noted that the WWE Chairman has been hesitant until now to do something like this due to him thinking that no one cared enough about his life.
“Yeah, well in-house, but I think more in a larger format is something we talked about a lot. I think prior to now, Vince was always hesitant to do it. It’s a funny thing with Vince, he really doesn’t see himself…while Mr. McMahon is one of the most epic characters ever, he doesn’t see himself as part of the programming.
When you ask him about those things, he goes, ‘Nobody is interested in me, they want to know about the stars and performers.’ But the truth is, they do. The most difficult thing with Vince’s life is making it succinct. Every chapter of his life is a whole other unbelievable story. His story is amazing, all the things he’s been through, the trials and tribulations of getting to where he is. No one looks to that, no one gives him the credit. They just see this billion-dollar global empire he’s created and see him as the evil tyrant businessman or whatever.”
You can listen to the entire interview here (quotes can be found at the 4:10 mark).