The producers of the touted “The Last Dance” documentary are working on the career of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The news is according to ex-WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia while on “The Chris Van Vliet Show.”
“It was funny because my husband and I were currently watching that documentary as this message was happening,” Gracia said. “So when (the producer) Jake (Rogal) reached out to me, I was just like, ‘Jake, I’m literally watching your documentary right now, this is amazing.’ Come to find out that they want to do a documentary for ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and it’s coming out next year.”
The WWE legend may not have the global magnitude of the likes of Jordan, but the once stalwart of the Attitude Era was must-see TV. Austin 3:16 revolutionized the perception of wrestling. His iconic shirts were tantamount to the most popular selling jerseys. He had no qualms with flipping fans off and dousing himself with absurd amounts of beer.
“The Last Dance” chronicled the historic run of the Bulls in the 80s and 90s. Most notably, audiences around the world became enlightened to the esoteric battles between Jordan and Bulls management. The documentary will surely highlight Austin’s effusive battles with Vince McMahon and The Rock. Who could forget about Mr. 3:16 filling McMahon’s car with cement?
The Bulls documentary justly depicted His Airness as this otherworldly athlete. Fortunately for the producers, it won’t be hard doing the same “Stone Cold.” Jordan has his picturesque fade away, but Austin’s got his Stunner.
The NBA and ESPN were pleased with the unparalleled success of “The Last Dance.” The documentary premiered in April, and 5.648 million was the average amount of views per episode. Moreover, it received an Emmy for most outstanding documentary or nonfiction series.
The Steve Austin documentary will look to replicate the same success.