WWE has been through many controversial moments in the company’s history. Their current dealings with Saudi Arabia could turn into its own series down the line. To start things out, WWE is getting a focus on their steroid trial.
WWE and Blumhouse have partnered up to develop a new series called “The United States of America vs Vince McMahon.” This new series, yet to be picked up on a broadcasting platform, will focus on the company’s tribulations with steroids in the 90s.
This will also stand as the first scripted portrayal of Vince McMahon along with many other legendary Superstars of the time. The dramatical portrayal of these events will unfold in a planned series.
Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive Producer & Chief of Global Television Distribution said of the project: “Jason, Chris and their team at Blumhouse create amazing work and we look forward to delivering an inside look into one of the most pivotal moments in our company’s history.”
Since this series is getting the stamp of approval from WWE, it will be very interesting to see how the story is told. It is likely that many facts will be washed over to paint WWE in a positive light.
Vince McMahon was indicted by the federal government in 1994 for allegedly supplying anabolic steroids to WWE Superstars. McMahon went to trial in the midst of a terrible set of life events. Stephanie and Shane, his two children, were in school at the time, and his company was at the brink of bankruptcy. This series will follow those events in McMahon’s life as he was also judged by a jury of his peers in this massive steroid case.
We will have to see where this series lands and how effective it is at telling the true story. It certainly has our attention so far.
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