In 2021, there’s more WWE content to consume than ever before. But if you can’t get enough WWE programming, we have good news.
WWE is partnering with A&E to create two new television series this year. These shows will air back-to-back on Sunday nights in April, the week following this year’s WWE WrestleMania event.
It starts with WWE: Biography, a show that will provide documentary-style features on some of the greatest WWE legends of all time. Some of those included are “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and The Ultimate Warrior.
WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures will follow. It will feature Triple H and Stephanie McMahon searching for rare WWE memorabilia. The show is very similar to the Toy Hunter show which was broadcast on The Travel Channel.
WWE’s ‘Biography’ and ‘Most Wanted Treasures’ Series Coming to A&E
The following is a press release from WWE regarding the new partnership with A&E.
A&E AND WWE® OFFER FANS THE ULTIMATE ROW IN NEW 10-WEEK ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP STARTING SUNDAY, APRIL 18
EIGHT TWO-HOUR BIOGRAPHICAL SPECIAL FILMS REVEAL THE PERSONAL AND INTIMATE STORIES BEHIND THE SUCCESS OF WWE’S MOST MEMORABLE LEGENDS
NEW SERIES ‘WWE’S MOST WANTED TREASURES’ SEARCHS FOR ICONIC WWE MEMORIES LOST FOR DECADES
New York, NY – February 23, 2021 – A&E Network and WWE Studios are giving fans an exclusive look behind the curtain in an all-new Sunday night programming partnership. With unprecedented access to the WWE archives, the ten-week programming block features eight original two-hour documentaries under the award-winning “Biography” banner showcasing the stories behind some of the most memorable WWE Superstars of all time, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin®, “Macho Man” Randy Savage®, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper™, Booker T®, Shawn Michael®, Bret HartMick Foley and ultimate warrior. The new “Biography” specials are led by some of the industry’s top directors and storytellers to chronicle the success of these WWE legends and their lasting mark on sports entertainment and popular culture. Each special will air weekly at 8 p.m. ET/PT starting Sunday, April 18.
Following 10 p.m. ET/PT, the brand new series “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures”, led by WWE Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque launches a hunt for some of WWE’s most iconic missing memorabilia including Kane’s original mask, Ric Flair’s butterfly dress, Andy Kaufman’s neck brace, Andre The Giant’s passport and more. In order to find these quintessential relics, the team will partner with WWE Legends, including undertakers, ric flair, Mick Foley, Book T and more to return these items to the WWE Archives.
“For more than two decades, ‘Biography’ has been the home of high-end non-fiction storytelling and we are thrilled to expand that with this global partnership with WWE,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming, A&E Network. “This one-of-a-kind collaboration gives viewers the ultimate front-row seat as we chronicle the journeys of these cultural icons and the memories that come with them.”
“We are thrilled to unveil the stories behind some of the greatest legends and moments in WWE history,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “Together with A&E, we’ve created incredible nostalgia-infused programming that will inspire and entertain audiences everywhere.”
Biography Lineup – Premieres Sunday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
“Biography: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin” – Directed by Jake Rogal and produced by Jason Hehir (“The Last Dance”, “Andre The Giant”), this film traces the story of the man who became WWE’s biggest star in the 90s. Authentic and feisty “Stone Cold” personality Steve Austin embodied WWE’s “Attitude Era” and turned him into a pop culture icon. After being nearly crippled by a neck injury, Austin made one of the greatest comebacks in WWE history. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
“Biography: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper” – Directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Joe Lavine (ESPN 30 for 30 “Playing for the Mob”, HBO “Namath”), this film focuses on “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who is universally considered one of WWE’s greatest villains. During his Hall of Fame career, he played the antagonist role against a who’s who of WWE big names, while amassing more than 30 championships.
“Biography: “Macho Man” Randy Savage” – Produced by Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman (“Cocaine Cowboys”, “Screwball”, ESPN 30 for 30 “The U”), this film will tell the larger-than-life story of one of the most colorful and charismatics of all time set foot inside the ring. With two WWE Championships, four WCW® World Championships and a 14-month reign as Intercontinental Champion, Savage became known for his famous catchphrases, larger-than-life personality and the huge flashy dresses he wore on the ring.
“Biography: Booker T” – Directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning George Roy (“The Curse of the Bambino,” “Mayweather”), this film features one of the greatest superstars in sports-entertainment history . Booker T is an 11-time WCW Tag Team Champion, six-time World Champion, winner of the 2006 King of the Ring Tournament, and a two-time (2013 and 2019) WWE Hall of Fame inductee. In addition to his Hall of Fame in-ring career, Booker T also became a color commentator for WWE’s weekly lineup.
“Biography: Shawn Michaels” – Directed by Joe Lavine (“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, ESPN 30 for 30 “Playing for the Mob”, HBO “Namath”), this film chronicles the savage life of one of WWE’s greatest performers and villains more durable. After drug addiction nearly claimed his life, Shawn Michaels, aka “The Heartbreak Kid,” made one of the most unlikely late-career comebacks in WWE history. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
“Biography: Ultimate Warrior” – Directed by Daniel Amigone (“Red Wings 24/7: Maple Leafs – Road to the Winter Classic”, “Chain of Command”, “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth”) and produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir (“The Last Dance”, “Andre The Giant”), this film tells the story of Ultimate Warrior, a WWE Hall of Famer who inspired an entire generation of fans living by his mantra of “always to believe”. With his colorful face paint and equally colorful interviews, Ultimate Warrior is perhaps best known for defeating Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become both WWE Champion and Intercontinental Champion.
“Biography: Mick Foley” – Directed by Thomas Odelfelt (24/7 “Mayweather-Marquez”, 24/7 “Penguins-Capitals: Road To The NHL Winter Classic”, HBO “Courtside At The NBA Finals”) and produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir (“ The Last Dance”, “Andre The Giant”), this film follows the unique and multifaceted career of Mick Foley, the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductee better known as “Mankind”. A fan favorite during WWE’s “Attitude Era”, Foley shocked the public in 1998 in a career-defining match when he was thrown from the top of Hell in a Cell by Undertaker.
“Biography: Bret “Hitman” Hart” – Directed by George Roy (“Booker T”, “The Curse of the Bambino”, “Mayweather”, HBO “Mantle”), this film tells the story of Bret Hart, one of the greatest technical athletes in the WWE history, earning him the nicknames “The Hit Man” and “The Excellence of Execution”. Throughout his career, the five-time WWE title holder has defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Ric Flair and Yokozuna, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
WWE “Biography” documentaries are produced by WWE Studios for A&E Network. WWE Studios executive producers are Kevin Dunn, Chris Kaiser, Susan Levison and Richard Lowell. A&E Network executive producers are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson. A+E Networks owns worldwide distribution rights.
“WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” – Premieres Sunday, April 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
“WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” takes viewers on a journey to find some of WWE’s most iconic lost memorabilia. In each of the nine episodes, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque Lead a team of WWE Collectors, Superstars and Legends as they investigate, negotiate, bid and travel across the country to hunt down and recover some of WWE’s most elusive collectibles. Throughout history, WWE’s action-packed storylines have spawned iconic and one-of-a-kind memories, most of which have faded away. Superstar in training, AJ Francis will hit the road alongside some of the most famous WWE legends of all time, including The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair, Mick Foley, Kane, Big Show, Mark Henry, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Booker T, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and sergeant. Slaughter. The series will unearth these rare artifacts in hopes of preserving and sharing the legacy of memorable moments in WWE history.
“WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” is produced by WWE Studios for A&E Network with Susan Levison, Ben Zierten, David Carr, Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque serving as executive producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Dolores Gavin and Jonathan Partridge are executive producers for A&E Network. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures.”
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