Essential WWE Documentaries

by thedairylanddon | created - 23 Sep 2015 | updated - 02 Nov 2017 | Public

THe Rankings of Documentaries about the Superstars and History of Professional Wrestling produced by World Wrestling Entertainment Films

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1. The Monday Night War: WWE Raw vs. WCW Nitro (2004 Video)

TV-14 | 180 min | Documentary

Now it can be told. In 1995, two wrestling companies squared off on Monday night television to compete head to head in an unprecedented confrontation. On one side, Vince McMahon, the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Charles Ashenoff, Steve Austin, Chris Benoit, Eric Bischoff

Votes: 905

2. The Rise & Fall of ECW (2004 Video)

TV-MA | 360 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary on the rise and fall of cult wrestling federation ECW

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Abdullah the Butcher, Donna Adamo, Bill Alfonso, Mike Alfonso

Votes: 1,290

3. The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior (2005 Video)

90 min | Documentary

The Ultimate Warrior's meteoric rise to fame and fortune following his defeat of Hulk Hogan, his rivalries with other wrestlers such as Randy Savage and Rick Rude, and his rapid burn-out when the pressures of fame got too much for him.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Jim Hellwig, Adnan Al-Kaissy, André the Giant, Eric Bischoff

Votes: 778

4. WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW (2009 Video)

PG | 105 min | Action, Biography, Sport

The Rise & Fall of WCW examines the storied history of World Championship Wrestling, from its beginnings in the territory system through Ted Turner's acquisition and the savage battles with... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: David Abbott, Abdullah the Butcher, Terry Allen, Arn Anderson

Votes: 777

5. The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling (2007 Video)

540 min | Biography

Documentary about the rise and fall of World Class Championship Wrestling, the Von Erichs, as a family and individually. Interviews with Kevin Von Erich, Gary Hart, Skandor Akbar, Bill ... See full summary »

Director: Vince McMahon | Stars: Abdullah the Butcher, Chris Adams, Brian Adias, Skandor Akbar

Votes: 141

6. The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

It started in the Midwest, and grew in stature until it was rivaling WWE and WCW for national supremacy, its champion on par with their promotions. The AWA launched hundreds of careers, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Adrian Adonis, Adnan Al-Kaissy, Ole Anderson, André the Giant

Votes: 123

7. WWE Legends of Wrestling (2006– )

60 min | Action, Sport, Talk-Show

Wrestling legends from the good old days sit around and tell candid stories on themselves and other wrestling legends. Panelists include everyone from Michael PS Hayes, Eric Bishoff to Bret Hart & Kevin Nash.

Stars: Michael Seitz, Jim Ross, Pat Patterson, Dusty Rhodes

Votes: 26

9. Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology (2010 Video)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

The Hart Family has long served as Canada's first family of sports entertainment; from patriarch Stu Hart and his Stampede wrestling and Dungeon, a training site that has produced multiple ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Abdullah the Butcher, Ted Annis, Ted Arcidi, Steve Austin

Votes: 148

10. Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (2006 Video)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

Professional Wrestling Legend Roddy Piper Is Highlighted Throughout This Special.

Director: Vince McMahon | Stars: Roddy Piper, Adrian Adonis, Lou Albano, Randy Anderson

Votes: 180

12. The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Sport

Chronicles Stories Of The American Dream Dusty Rhoades.

Stars: Dusty Rhodes, Dick Afflis, Terry Allen, Arn Anderson

Votes: 86

13. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (2011 Video)

Action, Biography, Sport

For more than a decade, Bret Hit Man Hart and Shawn Michaels engaged in perhaps the most storied rivalry in the history of sports entertainment, from their teams (the Hart Foundation and ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Jim Ross, Pamela Anderson

Votes: 285

14. WWE: Ultimate Warrior - Always Believe (2015 Video)

TV-PG | 99 min

Follow the WWE homecoming of the iconic Ultimate Warrior, as he prepares for his Hall of Fame induction, reunites with WWE Legends, and reflects on his legendary life and career.

Stars: Stephen Rafferty, Stephen Rafferty

Votes: 22

15. WWE: CM Punk - Best in the World (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Biography, Sport

For the first time ever, experience the rise of CM Punk with CM Punk: Best in the World! From his early days in the Indy circuit to his explosive transformation into the most unabashed, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: C.M. Punk, Mike Adamle, Brent Albright, Ken Anderson

Votes: 989

18. Jake 'The Snake' Roberts: Pick Your Poison (2005 Video)

TV-14 | Sport

In the 1980s and early '90s, professional wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts reigned as one of the WWE's biggest and baddest superstars. Distinguishing himself with the menacing live python ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Jake Roberts, Randy Anderson, André the Giant, Richard Blood

Votes: 195

19. Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story (2014 Video)

TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

WWE fans, you have waited long enough! His glistening wardrobe, often-imitated cadence and grandiose style was outshined only by his virtuoso performances in the ring. Macho Man, with his ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Blood, Marty Brennaman, Allen Coage, Ted DiBiase

Votes: 212

20. Ric Flair & The Four Horsemen (2007 Video)

TV-14 | 200 min | Documentary, Sport

Follows the rise of one of if not greatest group in wrestling history, the four horsemen.

Stars: Terry Allen, Arn Anderson, Gene Anderson, Ole Anderson

Votes: 144

21. WWE: Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan (2010 Video)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan revolutionized sports entertainment with impressive skills as a manager, wrestler and color commentator. He is recognized as the greatest manager of all time. Over ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Adnan Al-Kaissy, Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, Rodney Begnaud

Votes: 83

23. 20 Years Too Soon: Superstar Billy Graham (2006 Video)

Sport

At one point officially the strongest man in the world "Superstar" Billy Graham is legendary in the world of wrestling memorable for his costumes and attitude as much as for his astounding ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Matt Anoai, John Cena, Ric Flair, Billy Graham

Votes: 39

24. The Epic Journey of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (2012 Video)

TV-14 | 115 min | Action, Biography, Sport

Finally...the Rock has come back to WWE and finally...the Rock's story is being told in its entirety! From growing up in a sports entertainment family to playing Division 1 NCAA football at... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Brian Adams, Kurt Angle, Steve Austin

Votes: 375

25. WWE for All Mankind: Life & Career of Mick Foley (2013 Video)

TV-14 | 134 min | Action, Biography, Sport

Mick Foley broke into sports-entertainment in 1983, shortly after a fateful trip to see his idol Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka inspired him to pursue his dream. Now- 30 years, 3 personas, 3 WWE ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Mick Foley, Skandor Akbar, Arn Anderson, Kurt Angle

Votes: 313

26. Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 151 min | Action, Biography, Sport

At his apex, Stone Cold Steve Austin was a pop culture phenomenon, the biggest superstar in the history of sports entertainment. Despite battling the rejection of being fired and a ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Chris Adams, Arn Anderson, Ariane Andrew

Votes: 577

27. The Big Show: A Giant's World (2011 Video)

Documentary, Action

This DVD follows the career of the big show

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Paul Wight, Arn Anderson, Randy Anderson, André the Giant

Votes: 100

28. Rob Van Dam: One of a Kind (2005 Video)

TV-14 | 360 min | Action, Biography, Sport

Add a Plot

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Scotty Antol, Bam Bam Bigelow, Eric Bischoff, Terry Brunk

Votes: 90

29. WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time (2010 Video)

PG | 146 min | Action, Sport

There is no greater honor than the recognition of your peers. For the first time ever, WWE Superstars have rated their favorite Superstars of all time. This countdown contains profiles of ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Shawn Michaels, Mark Calaway, Steve Austin, Bret Hart

Votes: 143

30. WWE: Twist of Fate - The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story (2008 Video)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action

Twist of Fate: The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story includes two features in one--as each brother gets a chance to shine in the spotlight. First Matt Hardy was born to wrestler--from his earliest ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Brian Adams, Ken Anderson

Votes: 135

31. WWE: Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action

The pain is back! Eight years after hitting the WWE with F-5 fury, Brock Lesnar has returned to deliver destruction to the WWE Universe for a second time. Brock Lesnar Here Comes the Pain! ... See full summary »

Stars: Brock Lesnar, André the Giant, Kurt Angle, Steve Austin

Votes: 246

32. Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon (2006 Video)

Documentary, Sport

A history of the career of Flyin' Brian Pillman from WCW days to the WWE.

Stars: Arn Anderson, Randy Anderson, Steve Austin, Eric Bischoff

Votes: 105

33. Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action

He's one of the most dangerous competitors in the history of WWE. He's relentless and remorseless; the Apex Predator. Randy Orton can end matches in the blink of an eye with his devastating... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Randy Orton, Kurt Angle, Afa Anoai Jr., Barrymore Barlow

Votes: 142

35. Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 166 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The documentary and full story of the most frightening athlete in American history.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Mark Calaway, Paul Levesque, Brian Adams, Kurt Angle

Votes: 381

36. WWE: McMahon (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 360 min | Sport

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Is Highlighted With Segments Offering Up Esteemed Co Hosts and Guest Appearances And Even Steamy Love Interests Included.

Director: Vince McMahon | Stars: Vince McMahon, Lou Albano, André the Giant, Kurt Angle

Votes: 161

37. Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name Is Paul Heyman (2014 Video)

121 min | Action, Biography, Sport

the life and career of Paul Heyman told to you by himself

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Paul Heyman, Adrian Adonis, André the Giant, Bam Bam Bigelow

Votes: 327

38. Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon (2010 Video)

PG | 71 min | Action

The first-ever biography of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, featuring his life in and out of the ring, including his rich historical battles with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair for the NWA ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Richard Blood, Arn Anderson, Stu Bennett, Barbie Blank

Votes: 116

39. WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge (2012 Video)

TV-14 | 110 min | Action, Biography, Sport

The life and career of the Rated 'R' Superstar. From wrestling in school gyms to the breakthrough TLC matches and finally becoming the 11 time WWE champion, this DVD recalls all the defining moments in the career of Edge.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Stu Bennett, Matt Bloom, Mark Calaway

Votes: 256

40. Lita: It Just Feels Right (2001 Video)

150 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Amy Dumas Is Highlighted Throughout This Collection.

Stars: Amy Dumas, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Jose Seldano

Votes: 131

41. Daniel Bryan: Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes! (2015 Video)

TV-PG | 68 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Daniel Bryan has shattered the mold of a WWE main event Superstar on the strength of one word- YES! Now, get a behind-the-scenes look at his incredible journey from his wrestling dreams as ... See full summary »

Stars: Bryan Danielson, Joe Anoa'i, Steve Austin, Dave Bautista

Votes: 44

42. Journey to SummerSlam: The Destruction of the Shield (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Documentary about the three members of the wrestling stable 'The Shield' from their start in the wrestling business, their WWE debut, their successes, and their breakup, culminating to their SummerSlam 2014 matches.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Joe Anoa'i, Dave Bautista, John Cena, Michael Coulthard

Votes: 94

44. WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come (2013 Video)

TV-PG | 126 min | Action, Biography, Sport

In this rare match from his earliest days in sports entertainment, the man who would was not yet known as The Game takes on the legendary Ricky Steamboat on WCW Saturday Night.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Kurt Angle, Ted Arcidi, Steve Austin, Dave Bautista

Votes: 432

45. It's Good to Be the King: The Jerry Lawler Story (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Biography, Sport

You hear his voice calling the action every week on WWE's flagship show, Monday Night Raw, but there is more to being king other than having the best seat in the house! In this regal new ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dick Afflis, Steve Austin, Bobo Brazil, Jack Brisco

Votes: 34

46. nWo: The Revolution (2012 Video)

Documentary, Action, Sport