A&E Network is about to hit the mat with WWE Studios on a ten-week programming block featuring eight original feature length documentaries under the network’s “Biography” banner. The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to WWE’s immense archives for an in-depth look at the lives of the wrestlers.
The eight docs are:
Biography: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, directed by Jake Rogal and executive produced by Jason Hehir (The Last Dance, Andre The Giant), which airs April 18.
Biography: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Joe Lavine (Namath), which airs April 25.
Biography: “Macho Man” Randy Savage, produced by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman (Cocaine Cowboys), which airs May 2.
Biography: Booker T (pictured) directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner George Roy (Mayweather), which airs May 9.
Biography: Shawn Michaels, directed by Joe Lavine, which airs May 16.
Biography: Mick Foley, directed by Thomas Odelfelt (Courtside At The NBA Finals) and executive produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir, which airs May 23.
Biography: Ultimate Warrior, directed by Daniel Amigone (24/7 Red Wings: Maple Leafs – Road to the Winter Classic) and executive produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir, which airs May 30.
Biography: Bret “Hitman” Hart, directed by George Roy, which airs June 6.
And following the premiere of the Biography programming block on April 18, another new series makes its debut; WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures, led by WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque, which sees a hunt for some of WWE’s most iconic missing memorabilia including Kane’s original mask, Ric Flair’s Butterfly Robe, Andy Kaufman’s neckbrace, Andre The Giant’s passport and more.