May 2, 2008 / 7:08 AM / 10 years ago

Hulk Hogan series lands at CMT

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CMT is getting in the wrestling ring with Hulk Hogan. The country music cable network has ordered eight episodes of the competition series “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling” for a fall debut.

Hulk Hogan flexes his arm during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana February 3, 2008. REUTERS/Lee Celano

The series will feature 10 celebrities competing for the title of “Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion” through challenges and elimination matches. Two former pro wrestlers will train the contestants, with Hogan and former World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff serving as judges. A third judge along with the competitors and trainers will be announced later.

Hogan, who is credited as a creator and executive producer of the series, said he was looking “to shake things up” in terms of sports entertainment with “something different and more contemporary.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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