I hope they have a lot of film. Vince McMahon may be the most fascinating person in the history of professional wrestling. Ignoring everything that he has done to change wrestling for better or for worse, he is also an incredibly unique personality with a set of stories that are almost hard to believe. At some point someone is going to put all of that together and we may now be at that point.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, Filmmaker Studios is producing a scripted series on McMahon, covering his life and career. The working title is “No Chance: The Vince McMahon Story and the Rise of the New Wrestling World Order” and a casting call has been ordered. There is nothing to suggest that the project is affiliated with WWE and there are no details on where or when this will air.
Here is the synopsis for the casting call:
“For decades, there were many professional wrestling territories across the United States. Each regional promotion was locally owned and offered it’s own distinct brand of wrestling and home grown superstars . Promoters would often cross-promote their wrestlers with other wrestlers in other promotion under the cooperation of the National Wrestling Alliance which made it easy for wrestlers to go from one territory to the next to improve their craft.
The territories had this system in place that worked well between the 1950s to late 70s. Then by the early 1980s, the rise of cable television began to raise the bar on wrestling territories in putting out a product that would appeal to a large audience. Few tried and had limited success until one third-generation entrepreneur saw the power of Cable TV as his weapon to turn his regional promotion into a national promotion .
Fueled with a bold creative flair of re-imagining pro wrestling as sports entertainment gave Vincent Kennedy McMahon the esteem edge over his adversaries. It was his art of the hustle that led him to raging war on the top territories (AWA, Jim Crocket Promotions, WCCW Mid-South, and many others) and stunting their growth by raiding all of their top talent . It was his novel and bold approach to pitch the Super Bowl of Wrestling Shows , ‘WrestleMania’ into the Pay-Per View stratosphere that wrestling would forever be changed forever.
This isn’t a movie but a review retrospective that will dig deep in learning not only about Vince McMahon’s adversaries but how he outsmarted them all in associating USA Pro Wrestling with the World Wrestling Federation. Learn more about other noteworthy promoters who dared tried to oppose the Young Conqueror in which we will focus on each territories noteworthy plays and embarrassing mistakes made on their wrestling shows.”
McMahon is fascinating on television as well. Check out some of his more out there moments:
Opinion: This could go in so many different ways and I am curious to see how it plays out. At the end of the day, McMahon is an amazing and incredibly detailed subject and a good look at him could be amazing. However, that depends on what the producers are able to present. If this is something with WWE influence, we are not going to hear very much that we have not heard before. Still though, almost anything looking at McMahon could be great as he is absolutely fascinating.
What do you want to see in such a series? How would it work? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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