WWE and A&E have announced a new partnership today. The television station and WWE Studios will collaborate on 5 separate 2-hour biographical documentaries to air on A&E.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Booker T, and Shawn Michaels will be the subject of the biographies.
“We are thrilled for the tremendous opportunity to partner with WWE Studios to produce these special films that honor some of the most impactful personalities who have left a lasting imprint on pop culture,” stated the Executive VP and head of programming for the A&E Network Elaine Frontain Bryant.
WWE Studios issued a statement as well.
“This project further solidifies WWE Studios’ commitment to deliver new programming across genres and platforms,” said senior VP and head of WWE Studios Susan Levison.
WWE & A&E Biographies
A&E’s biography series has been running since the early 1960s and has been a flagship show for the station. They have previously produced documentaries on the Rock and Andre the Giant as well.
Kevin Dunn, Chris Kaiser, and Richard Lowell will serve as Executive Producers on the project.
Vice is also producing a series of wrestling-related documentaries. “The Dark Side of the Ring” 6-part series will begin airing later this month.