Hulk Hogan Brings Celebrity Wrestling to CMT
Hogan will star in the series and also serve as executive producer, teaming with producers Eric Bischoff and "Wonder Years" sibling Jason Hervey.
On the series, 10 adventurous celebrities will be trained and coached in the performance and skills of professional wrestling. They'll face regular challenges as well as elimination matches leading up to a championship match crowning the Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion.
"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!" says Bob Kusbit, CMT's head of development.
The 10 wrestlers will be split into teams of five and trained by two yet-to-be-determined former wrestlers and then judged on their acumen and flair by Hogan, Bischoff and a yet-to-be-determined third arbiter.
"I am excited to have this opportunity at CMT to get the chance to run wild with their audience," Hogan says. "As I looked at the sports entertainment landscape, I realized it was time to shake things up from the traditional formats people have become used to seeing. The audience is ready for something different and more contemporary, and through my partnership with BHE and CMT, that's exactly what were gonna do."
CMT will premiere "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling" in Fall 2008. The celebrity contestants will be announced at a later date.