Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson & Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions has worked with Vice on wrestling projects in the past. Just last year, they produced a documentary series about pro wrestling’s territory era — the descriptively titled Tales from the Territories — with Dark Side of the Ring creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisener.
According to a report out yesterday (Nov. 20) from Deadline, Seven Bucks and Vice are teaming up for a look at more recent wrestling history. The main thrust of Deadline’s article is about Seven Bucks’ hiring execs to head up their television and film development divisions. But it includes a list of projects Johnson & Garcia’s company are currently developing that closes out with one for Vice: “a docuseries investigating the mysterious demise of World Championship Wrestling (WCW), once the biggest wrestling company in America.”
The rise and fall of WCW has been covered in documentaries in the past, but the most prominent tellings of the story have come from WWE and had a very “history is written by the victors” slant. And as someone whose rise to fame with the then-WWF was a big part of the Monday Night War which led to WCW’s end, and who still has ties to the modern WWE, The Rock certainly isn’t a completely objective observer.
But he was a two-time WCW World champ during the Invasion angle that came after Vince McMahon purchased WCW, so... there’s that. And it can’t be more biased than WWE’s Rise and Fall of WCW and The Monday Night War were.
No word on when Seven Buck’s WCW series could show up on Vice. As an “in development” project, there’s a chance it never sees the light of day. But we’re keeping it on our radar.