Almost a year ago we were treated to the Ruthless Aggression series on the WWE Network which featured episodes focusing on John Cena, Evolution and Brock Lesnar and other stars from that 2002-2006 post-Attitude era in WWE.
WWE Senior Producer Steve Conoscenti recently spoke to Wrestling Inc and mentioned that season two of the Ruthless Aggression series is coming to the WWE Network in 2021, alongside many other shows.
“In terms of new series’ that are coming out there. The series like WWE 24, The Icon Series, Ruthless Aggression Season 2…that’s coming soon. So I think a lot more coming from the brands you already know and more brands will keep popping up.”
The new season will reportedly have topics such as Ohio Valley Wrestling, Raw Divas Search, Tough Enough, plus the creation of both the Elimination Chamber and Money in the Bank matches.
Before then however, we’ve got the anticipated WWE Icons series which drops its first episode on January 31st (the same day as the Royal Rumble PPV.) Conoscenti had this to say:
“We’re doing a series on WWE Network, called WWE Icons, it’s the story of them as people not just as a wrestler. So we’re here in Elmira to capture the essence of Beth Phoenix’s upbringing, she’s done so much in Elmira, she was an athlete in the school, she talks about how she loved growing up here. It was important for us to show instead of just say. In our business, things aren’t always what they seem on TV/ When someone talks about what they want to be when the grow up, it’s extremely important to see it so that you can connect more with it, someone sees something like that, Beth Phoenix came from here – she can do it and I can to. So I think what you’ll see is a lot of her home life, raising two kids amid a pandemic, her husband, Edge, made a comeback and then got hurt. Her juggling everything and then her time as a commentator on NXT. So we did a bunch at her house, the craziness of her daily life is. Even before WWE, we’ve got plenty of stuff on the independent days. [We] hear from her wrestling coaches, hearing from her coaches. It’s a lot of Beth that maybe you didn’t know of her other than her throwing people around in the ring.”
The first Icons episode to debut will be focused on two-time WWE Champion and Hall of Famer, Yokozuna.
At this stage, there is no word on when exactly season two of Ruthless Aggression is expected to drop but it’s looking like the second half of 2021.
h/t to WrestlingInc for the transcription!