WWE documentary “Superfan: The Story of Vladimir” on display?
There are reportedly no plans to release WWE’s much-anticipated “Superfan: The Story of Vladimir” documentary, which tells the life story of Vladimir Abouzeide, one of its most recognizable and dedicated fans. in WWE history.
As stated back in WrestleMania 37 Weekend, Vladimir appeared on Night 1 of WrestleMania 37 alongside Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to announce the documentary. They also named him the first officially certified WWE Superfan and gave him a plaque.
In an update, PWINsider reports that there are currently no current plans for the film to see the light of day. The Vladimir movie is 100% post-production done, but there’s no official word on why it hasn’t been released. PWIInsider speculates that unless someone with great power in the WWE makes a decision, the film won’t be seen any time soon.
WWE has not had any contact with Vladimir for several months. The longtime pro wrestling fan, who still lives in New York City, has reported experiencing several health problems later this year.
PWInsider has noted that if WWE releases the film in the near future, they will have to change its ending because as of January 1, some of the endings are outdated. The film screened for a week as part of the Los Angeles Shorts documentary festival earlier this year, and it received a positive response.
WWE last promoted the documentary at the September 10 issue of SmackDown on FOX, presenting it during a promotion for future WWE Network programming that took place at Madison Square Garden. The material was not featured in promotions at RAW last night from the Barclays Center in New York City.
WWE has shelved several projects beyond the Superfan documentary, including the WWE Icons episode on Lex Luger, which was scheduled to air this past summer, and a documentary on the WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, to look into his health problems. a few years back. There is also a Money In the Bank documentary in the works, which has since been made.
There’s no word on whether or not these projects will be brought back to life, but there doesn’t appear to be any rush from within WWE, based on what sources are saying. Over there have been talked WWE’s are trying to shoot their original documentaries for more revenue by licensing them to a third party, likely A&E, but there’s been no update in that regard.
Stay tuned for more. For those who missed it, here’s the trailer for the Vlad doc:
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