Fed By: Josh Grossberg
Wrestlemania this ain’t.
But CMT has rounded up the usual batch of semistars—Danny Bonaduce, Dennis Rodman and Dustin “Screech” Diamond, among them—to go a-grappling in Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
Joined by reality-show stalwarts like Diff’rent Strokes star Todd Bridges, ’80s popster Tiffany, The Real World’s Trishelle Cannatella, Playmate Nikki Ziering, as well as Erin Murphy (Tabitha on Bewitched) and super heavyweight boxer Butterbean, the would-be wrestlers will receive tips from the Hulkster before competing in a series of elimination-style smackdown challenges.
Hogan, pro wrestling manager Jimmy Hart and former World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff will do the judging. Former pro grapplers Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and Brian Knobbs will help with the training.
The last contestant standing gets the title of Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion.
The eight-episode series, produced by Hogan, Bischoff and Wonder Years alum Jason Hervey, is currently filming in Los Angeles and expected to premiere on the cable channel this fall.