Saturday, June 28, 2008
CMT and Hulk Hogan are shaking up the wrestling world!
CMT teams-up with Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff (Former President of World Championship Wrestling) and producing partner Jason Hervey in a celebrity fueled reality wrestling competition slated to premiere this Fall. HULK HOGANS CELEBRITY CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING will train ten adventurous celebrities who, through various exhilarating challenges and elimination matches, will compete for the title of "Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion."
Each episode will take the viewer through the training process, preparation and performance aspects of professional wrestling. In addition to starring in the series, Hogan will also serve as Executive Producer.
"The CMT audience loves professional wrestling, so a show where superstar Hulk Hogan trains celebrities, gets them into character and into the ring, and really pulls back the curtain on how intense, colorful and difficult it is to be a champion, is a big win for us and our viewers!" said Bob Kusbit, Head of Development for CMT.
The new series will feature 10 celebrity contestants, male and female, in tag teams, performing moves like the Pile Driver, the Running Power Slam, Dragon Sleeper and the Triple Power Bomb as they compete against one another for the CCW title! Former pro wrestlers, Brian "Nasty" Knobs & Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, will train the contestants, with Hulk, former World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff, and Jimmy Hart serving as judges.
Contestants include Dennis Rodman, Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell), Danny Bonaduce, Tiffany (pop singer), Todd Bridges (Different Strokes), Trishelle (Real World), Butterbean (boxer/ Jackass 2), Nikki Ziering (Playboy), Frank Stallone (musician), and Erin Murphy (Tabitha from Bewitched)!!