• Update On Vince McMahon’s Netflix Documentary
On July 22nd 2022, long-time WWF/WWE promoter Vince McMahon officially retired from all his positions within WWE as a result of the infamous hush money & $exual misconduct scandals, but has since returned to WWE’s Board of Directors on January 6th 2023.
Due to those scandals, most people believed that the planned Netflix documentary about Mr. McMahon was scrapped, but according to Bill Simmons, the man behind the project, that is not the case at all and it’s still going to be produced and then be available on Netflix, once it’s finished.
Here’s what Simmons said on his podcast:
“The Rock was going to be at WrestleMania in LA. With all this upheaval and all this stuff happening, let’s say they did try to go private and try to sell it to the Saudis. The Rock’s going to be at WrestleMania? This is going to dramatically change their business.
There are things that they won’t be able to get away with, not to mention Vince hasn’t really spoken publicly about all the allegations and the NDAs that he signed and just 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, and I think he honestly kind of lost it, that it was doing well without him. You have something for 5 decades, and then, ‘Oh, it’s gonna fall apart now.’ It’s kind of like what we were talking about with Dana White. No, actually, it’s not going to fall apart. It’s doing better.”
In 2022, VICE released a different documentary about Vince McMahon on their own, with the title ‘The 9 Lives of Vince McMahon’, but critics didn’t have anything good to say about it, as it mostly featured clips from past ‘Dark Side of the Ring’ episodes, with a few new interviews in between.
WATCH: Vince McMahon Kisses Candice Michelle (Part 1):
• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 74th birthday of legendary Old School NWA/WWF Manager “Sir” Oliver Humperdink (Real name: John Sutton).
He worked as a manager (and very early on as an occasional wrestler as well) for several different territories, from the early 60s till the mid-90s.
Humperdink managed some big names over the years, such as Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, The Fabulous Freebirds, … & many, many more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
January 16, 1949 – March 20, 2011