WWE announced today that WWE Studios will be partnering with A&E Network to produce five Biography documentaries about WWE legends. They’re currently set to air in Spring 2020 and, according to WWE, will include “new and archival interviews and never-before-seen footage” that “will give fans an in-depth look at the early lives, rise to fame and careers of some of the most influential Superstars in WWE history.” The documentaries will each be two hours long and will profile Shawn Michaels, Booker T, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Given the partnership between the channel and WWE, it seems likely these documentaries will have tones more similar to HBO’s 2018 Andre the Giant documentary. Andre the Giant featured some new information and footage, but was also a very much a WWE-approved presentation of the story of Andre’s life and career. It will be surprising if the Savage film, for example, gets into his real-life relationship with Miss Elizabeth the way that Viceland’s Dark Side of the Ring series does. However, with Emmy and Peabody Award winning directors already attached, this series promises well-produced insights about many fans’ favorite performers and iconic wrestling moments of decades past.