The single-most prolific name in all of professional wrestling is Vince McMahon. The power-walking corporate giant took the niche genre of entertainment and finagled his way into turning World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) into a publically traded juggernaut. As first reported by Variety, WWE is developing a series that will follow Vince McMahon and his federal steroids trial.
The series, titled The United States of America vs. Vince McMahon, will follow the 1994 United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York criminal court case with the same name. The case came about following the suspicion that McMahon supplying illegal anabolic steroids to his professional wrestlers. However, the jury found McMahon not guilty on July 23, 1994.
WWE will produce the series in collaboration with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television and its current president Chris McCumber. In a statement, McCumber reveals what fans can expect from the series.
“We have a dramatic, riveting saga – one that’s crazier than fiction – that will appeal to the cross-section of Blumhouse and WWE fans,” said McCumber. “To say I’m thrilled about collaborating again with WWE is an understatement.”
Vince McMahon currently serves as the chairman and CEO of WWE. As the infamous story goes, McMahon saw the commercial potential of monopolizing wrestling. After acquiring the World Wide Wrestling Federation from his father, McMahon bought the contracts for wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, forcing small promotions to close. Thanks to the creation and success of ventures like WrestleMania and the WWE Network, McMahon is worth around $1.7 billion. Moreover, McMahon assisted with the launch of the careers of Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, and Dave Bautista.
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