Wrestling with the stars


Somehow, you knew reality television would get around to this eventually. CMT is setting a fall premier for “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.” The celebrities have not been announced yet, but the plan is for Hogan to introduce them to the art of the ring and then, through “various exhilarating challenges and elimination matches,” they will compete for the title of "Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion."

The eight-episode series will include dramatic team challenges and training scenarios, as the 10 celebrities are divided into two teams of five, trained by two former professional wrestlers and judged by a dynamic trio that includes Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff (former World Championship Wrestling President) and another judge yet to be determined.

“Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” is based on a concept by and executive produced by Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey and is being produced through Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment. Melanie Moreau and Bob Kusbit are executive producers for CMT.