All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

WWE Studios is the production division of World Wrestling Entertainment, and a host of exciting future movies and TV shows fall under that banner.


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All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

Here’s what to expect from WWE Studios over the next few years. World Wrestling Entertainment is best known for its mainstream brand of professional wrestling, with Vince McMahon’s empire of smack talk and suplexes still top of the heap. WWE’s main product will always be the in-ring wrestling – Raw, Smackdown and NXT lead the weekly output and annual staples such as Wrestlemania and the Royal Rumble remain as popular as ever – but wrestling’s very nature demands a certain element of drama and production, and more so than other promotions, WWE has always shown a natural inclination towards that “entertainment” side of the business.

Through the eras, crossover stars such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dave Bautista and John Cena have all risen to prominence in a WWE ring, cutting promos and building fan bases that would follow these aspiring household names to the bright lights of Hollywood. WWE actively blurs the lines between wrestling and wider media by producing their own films and TV shows, and WWE Studios was established in 2002 for that very purpose. For almost 2 decades, WWE Studios has offered the company’s top wrestlers a chance to spread their acting wings in movies such as The Marine, reached young fans by crossing over with Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones, and appeased wrestling nerds with award-winning documentaries.

The explosion of streaming services has opened even more avenues for WWE Studios to explore, leading to deals with the likes of Netflix and Quibi in recent years. Now partnered with Peacock in the U.S., here are all the projects currently in the works at WWE Studios.

Rumble

All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

The biggest release currently on WWE Studios’ slate is Rumble, produced in conjunction with Paramount Animation and based on the 2013 Monster on the Hill graphic novel. An impressive cast featuring Will Arnett, Terry Crews and Tony Danza is rounded out by two of WWE’s biggest modern day superstars in Becky Lynch and current Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. This bright and wholesome family adventure takes place in world where monsters compete in competitive pro wrestling tournaments, but Steve (voiced by Arnett) is an underdog with no hope of glory until he pairs up with a teenage human called Winnie (Geraldine Viswanathan), who agrees to coach Steve on his path to success. It’s essentially Monsters Inc. but with wrestling. Delayed from a planned 2021 release due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rumble is now set for February 18th 2022, but a trailer is already online, so fans can preview the fat gags and Rocky vibes for themselves.

Big Show Vs. The World: A Giant Abroad

All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

Paul Wight enjoyed a stellar wrestling career working in WWE, WCW and ECW from the mid-1990s to the present day, collecting a total of 7 world championships among various other titles. The archetypal “big man” of professional wrestling, Big Show still makes appearances on WWE television today but, edging toward 50 years of age, has started to look for acting roles that don’t involve being slammed through tables and put in headlocks. Earlier in his career, Big Show made appearances in Jingle All The Way, Psych, Star Trek: Enterprise and much more, but 2020 brought a starring role in Netflix’s The Big Show Show sitcom.

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While The Big Show Show has been cancelled after a single season, the man formerly known as The Giant will feature in Big Show Vs. The World: A Giant Abroad, riffing on the classic Karl Pilkington travel series An Idiot Abroad. Each installment will take Wight back to an exotic location where he’ll investigate a local myth or legend, mixing the classic travel documentary format with a hint of the paranormal. Big Show Vs. The World was announced in late 2019, and 2020 wasn’t exactly conducive to travel, putting the brakes on Paul Wight’s supernatural sight-seeing for the time being.



The Quest For Lost WWE Treasures

All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

As any WWE fan of a certain age can attest, there’s a biblical catalog of memorabilia and merchandise from across the decades. Some of this wrestling history is so rare, its existence (or otherwise) has taken on a mythical quality, sought after by collectors who’ll pay big bucks for the genuine article. WWE flirted with a similar concept previously, with Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins’ Figure It Out YouTube series, but The Quest For Lost WWE Treasures will expand the concept beyond expensive action figures and into the world of one-of-a-kind on-screen props. On the hunt for these lost treasures will be Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, giving the project some serious big name value, and the husband and wife couple will be using WWE’s own archives, as well as a team of professional collectors, to track down these long lost gems. The Quest For Lost WWE Treasures was announced in May 2020 for the A&E channel.

Netflix’s Vince McMahon Docuseries

All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

Say what you like about Vince McMahon, it’s probably been said a hundred times before, and whether you believe WWE’s commander-in-chief took pro wrestling to the masses or stands laughing over its cold, dead corpse, there’s no denying Vincent Kennedy McMahon is a fascinating character. Bravely electing to navigate through the financial success, lawsuit controversy, WWE Championship reign and rumored aversion to sneezing, Netflix and WWE Studios will release a documentary series into the mad genius of Vince McMahon. Rumors of a McMahon biopic began back in 2017, but those plans have seemingly been dropped in favor of a straight-up documentary, which is reportedly one of the most expensive Netflix has ever made. While the streaming giants certainly know their way around a docuseries, the involvement of WWE Studios likely means this won’t be the full, unadulterated dive into Vince McMahon’s life and career many wrestling fans are hoping for.

Brawl In The Family

All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

Wrestling and game shows aren’t natural bedfellows, but in the land of WWE, the announcement of Brawl In The Family doesn’t even crack the top 10 maddest things the company did in 2020. One of many present-day WWE superstars to branch out into the world of reality TV, The Miz and his wife Maryse enjoyed great success with their Miz & Mrs TV show. Keen to compound upon that victory, the current Money In The Bank briefcase holder (and his spouse) pitched their own game show, and Brawl In The Family was born. Announced in late 2020, WWE Studios are currently developing the concept ready for sales to networks ahead of a proposed 2021 premiere. The Miz and Maryse will serve as hosts, making families compete in a variety of challenges inspired by classic game shows.

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Gorgeous George

All 13 Upcoming WWE Studios Movies & TV Shows

In 2015, an announcement revealed Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty & The Beast) was in the process of writing a biopic about Gorgeous George, a legendary professional wrestler active during the 1940s and 1950s. Two years later, Gad confirmed the project remained active and a script had been delivered to WWE Studios. Since then, news of Gorgeous George’s biopic has gone quiet, leaving production status very much in the air.

Upcoming WWE Superstar Documentaries

WWE is renowned for producing slick, fascinating documentaries into their biggest stars. The Chronicle series has dissected the lives of major superstars of the past and present in entertaining and informative fashion, while WWE Studios’ 2018 Andre The Giant documentary provided a critically acclaimed look at one of the biggest names in the business. It’s no surprise, then, that WWE Studios have a number of similar projects in the pipeline.


“Stone Cold” Steve Austin – As part of WWE’s A&E deal, the studio will produce 7 installments of the Biography series. One of the standout stars of WWE’s famous Attitude Era, Steve Austin’s documentary was originally slated for 2021.

Shawn Michaels – Known as the Heartbreak Kid and widely considered one of the greatest in-ring wrestlers of all time, Shawn Michaels also has a Biography episode lined up.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage – Billy Corben will direct this Biography effort, based on the life and career of the Macho Man. This decorated, respected pro wrestler amassed 29 title reigns and his feud with Hulk Hogan made headlines. Savage also appeared in the wrestling scene of Tobey Maguire’s first Spider-Man movie.

Booker T – One of the more modern names on WWE Studios’ list, Booker T currently works as an announcer and pundit for the company, though rumors of an in-ring return persist.

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper – Joe Lavine oversees this insight into the life of hugely influential Canadian star Roddy Piper, who sadly passed away in 2015.

Bret Hart – Rivaling Shawn Michaels as one of the industry’s finest workers, Bret Hart still makes sporadic appearances for WWE and other promotions. His well-publicized “Montreal Screwjob” exit from WWE should make for a compelling chapter.

Ultimate Warrior – Known for his bright makeup and nonsensical promos, Ultimate Warrior’s WWE Studios documentary was announced in late 2020.

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