Stone Cold Steve Austin is getting the Michael Jordan treatment. The WWE is working with the producers of ESPN’s megahit The Last Dance to tell the wrestling legend’s story.
Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia revealed that the project is coming out next year. She told entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet that the producers contacted her because she and Austin are close friends.
Austin has been a regular guest on Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast. She told Van Vliet that producers told her that their conversations convinced them that Austin was a subject worth pursuing. She says that they told her they “wanted to do a different documentary, because he’s [been the subject of] a few already.”
This is just the latest documentary news surrounding the WWE. Last week it was revealed that company CEO Vince McMahon would be the subject of a multi-part documentary that Bill Simmons is producing for Netflix. A&E is also working with the WWE to produce five new episodes of Biography highlighting legends like Austin, Randy Savage, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Booker T, and Shawn Michaels.
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