The Rock Delays WrestleMania Doc

WrestleMania 40 shatters records, fans await behind-the-scenes story.

by Atia Mukhtar
The Rock Delays WrestleMania Doc
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WrestleMania 40 by WWE has broken not only all the company's records but has also cemented an impression that will be remembered as one of the most unforgettable spectacles in the history of the company. While fans long for its documentary, murmurs are rife that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may be at the center of its postponement.

The event took place in Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, and the number of people who had come from all over the world, 145,298, had really gathered such that it set a new mark with a 78% increase in gate receipts over previous records.

It is a staggering number that reiterates that WrestleMania is a global cultural phenomenon, basically watched and appreciated from almost every part of the world.

The Rock's Documentary Delay

Despite the overwhelming success, the anticipation for the behind-the-scenes documentary has been met with unexpected delays.

Initially, it was thought that the vast amount of footage to be sifted through was causing the hold-up. However, recent insights from PWInsider reveal that there might be more to the story. In WWE, sources indicate that the delay may be put down to waiting on final approvals from The Rock, a man whose influence and demands have been known to actually resculpt the production schedule of WrestleMania itself.

This isn't the first time The Rock's involvement has proven controversial; his attempts to claim too much credit for the success of WWE events have been murmured about behind the scenes before. The documentary, said to give viewers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the construction and presentation of WrestleMania 40, is currently cloaked in uncertainty.

No official release date has been set as yet, which naturally sees fans left in the lurch with each new development. The record-breaking performance of WrestleMania 40, and the subsequent drama around its documentary's release, just shows that high stakes and high drama are WWE.

Of course, the big question for fans is what effect it will have on the finished product with The Rock in the mix. With anticipation building, this documentary can give fans an all-time look into what goes down during one of the most legendary nights in sports entertainment history.

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