Low blows on CMT card
EmptyDanny Bonaduce, Dennis Rodman and Dustin "Screech" Diamond are heading into the ring to compete in CMT's upcoming reality series "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling" (HR 5/2).
Also on board are Todd Bridges, superheavyweight boxer Butterbean, Trishelle Cannatella, Erin Murphy, Frank Stallone, Tiffany and Playboy playmate Nikki Ziering.
In addition, professional wrestling manager Jimmy Hart has joined Hogan and former World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff as judges on the show, in which the contestants will compete to be named "Celebrity All-Star Wrestling Champion" based on their performance in challenges that will include mastering wrestling moves, talking trash and working a live audience. The cast will be coached by former pro wrestlers Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake and Brian Knobbs.
Production is under way in Los Angeles for a fall premiere. The eight-episode series is based on an original concept by exec producers Hogan, Bischoff and Jason Hervey.(partialdiff)