WWE announced that a ton of content is currently free for a limited time on the WWE Network, including these 10 must-see documentaries.
WWE has understood for a long time to keep the cameras rolling at all times. Even if something is, at the time, never intended to see the light of day, it’s worth holding on to. Part of the reason this often pays off is with WWE’s magnificent documentary features, taking a deep look at specific superstars and stories of different parts of wrestling history.
On top of that, their extensive library of content from defunct promotions like WCW and ECW, and various other early independent promotions, leaves them a plethora of early examples from various wrestler’s careers.
WWE Network has, for a limited time, made tons of pay-per-views and original content free to watch for all fans, without you even having to provide them a payment method and these 10 stand out as ones that fans should make a point to see while they have the opportunity to.
Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (2007, Length: 1h58m)
The first entry on this list is the 2007 saga of “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. It starts at the beginning, with talk of Shawn’s early life and how he got into the business.
It’s also not shy at all about his issues with substance abuse, which Shawn also discussed extensively in his 2005 autobiography also called “Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story.”
This is a great early example of how WWE could bring extensive archival footage together with in-depth and insightful interviews with everyone from his closest family and friends to his peers in the wrestling business.
Despite missing that bit, it’s still a fantastic watch for anyone who wants to know more about Michaels, or wants a complete picture of his career.
Turning on Marty Jannetty, Sensational Sherri, The Kliq, his 1997 knee surgery, the Montreal Screwjob, his forced retirement due to a back injury, meeting his wife, finding God and finally getting clean, his triumphant return and the eventual revival of D-Generation X, and so many other important moments in a career that spanned over two decades are covered in this fantastic documentary.