WWE has extended a working relationship with American television network A&E. They will team up to produce eight biography documentaries on WWE’s most iconic legends. This will include superstars from the 80s, 90s, and the Attitude Era, and the episodes will premiere from April 18th onwards.
Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir, the director, and producer of Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’ and HBO’s series on Andre the Giant, will produce a documentary on Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Texas Rattlesnake became more than just a WWE superstar in the late 90s. Hehir and Rogal will capture the journey of Austin from a WCW reject to a pop culture icon.
Shawn Michaels is one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time. However, the Heartbreak Kid had his struggles with alcohol and drugs. Emmy Award winner Joe Lavine will chronicle the life of WWE’s most enduring villain and its greatest performer.
‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper is the most underrated heel in the wrestling business. No other superstar knew how to be bad like ‘The Hot Rod’. Joe Lavine will capture the incredible life of the late WWE legend.
George Roy, the Emmy Award-winning director of Mayweather and HBO’s Mantle will direct two documentaries; Booker T and Bret Hart. Booker T is WWE’s most eccentric yet charismatic superstar. Bret Hart is simply a wrestling genius, warranting the tag, ‘The Best there is, The Best there was, and the Best there ever will be’.
The complex and larger-than-life story of Macho Man Randy Savage will be told by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman. They are the producers of Cocaine Cowboys and Screwball. One of Macho Man’s iconic opponents, the late Ultimate Warrior, will also have his own show, produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir, the creators of ‘The Last Dance’.
Mick Foley is WWE’s wildest performer across all ages, eras and generations. Thoman Odelfelt will direct the documentary on the life of the man with three extremely different personas, produced by the creators of ‘The Last Dance’ once again.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon will take you on a journey of collecting and restoring iconic memorabilia. This could include WWE Titles that were never seen again, WWE Hall of Fame rings, wrestling gear, etc.
WWE legends will join them along their journey, including The Undertaker, Sgt. Slaughter, Ric Flair, Kane, Greg Valentine, Jerry Lawler, and many more.