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Hello everybody and
welcome to the CCW Arena. On this program you’ll see wrestling legend
Hulk Hogan take ten celebrities on the wrestling journey of their
lives. Every week, the celebs will be trained by Hogan’s best buddies
and wrestling legends, in their own right, Nasty Boy Brian Knobbs and
Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. After various challenges, the celebrities
will square off in the CCW Arena in front of a live audience. After the
matches, they will come face to face with the judges. The judges
include Hulk Hogan’s former manager, Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart and
former President of WCW and General Manager of Raw in WWE, Eric
Bischoff. Those two and Hulk Hogan will determine who stays, and who
gets eliminated. After 8 weeks, whoever is left standing will be
crowned the Celebrity Championship Wrestling Champion.
Now, entering the arena
are your combatants.
Danny Bonaduce: Star of The Partridge Family and Breaking Bonaduce,
Danny is primed to enter the squared circle. Although he may appear
mild-mannered, but after seeing him in Breaking Bonaduce and knocking
out Barry Williams in 2 rounds on Celebrity Boxing.
Todd Bridges: Cut from the same cloth as Danny Bonaduce, Todd Bridges
also was a child star gone bad. After being typecast as Gary Coleman’s
brother in Diff’rent Strokes, he moved on from that to start up a
production company, Little Bridge Productions. He’s also a vet of
Celebrity Boxing by beating Vanilla Ice by unanimous decision.
Butterbean: Known as Eric Esch in real life, Butterbean has known
little in life, but fighting. He is known as the King of the 4-rounders
but is also known in the world of pro wrestling by knocking out Bart
Gunn at Wrestlemania XV.
Trishelle Cannatella: Primarily known for being on The Real World: Las
Vegas on MTV, she’s been known to have a very wild side. This wild side
led her to doing reality television such as The Surreal Life and Kill
Reality. Let’s see how that translates into the ring.
Dustin “Screech” Diamond: What hasn’t been said about this guy? Known
primarily for Saved by the Bell, he’s not scared to throw down against
anybody. He took out Ron Palillo in Celebrity Boxing 2 in a matter of
seconds, had several verbal brawls against Harvey Walden, IV on
Celebrity Fit Club and isn’t scared of anybody; a good trait to have in
Erin Murphy: This woman spent most of her life in front of a TV
camera. Whether it be as a baby in Folgers commercials, or as Tabitha
from Bewitched or the spinoff, Tabitha. She is widely known as a
well-liked TV personality. She has done some wrestling in her own right
as a mother of 6 boys and devotes her time to her City Council
Dennis Rodman: The Worm is one of those enigmatic characters that you
can’t seem to forget. His major claim to fame was as the colorful
forward of the Chicago Bulls when they won a handful of World Titles in
the early-mid 90s. When he was seen in the NBA as a real bad boy, he
was spotted by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff and wrestled in the main
event of WCW’s Bash at the Beach in 1997 and 1998.
Frank Stallone: Although he is primarily known as the brother of
Sylvester Stallone, he is an accomplished musician. He came up with the
scores for Staying Alive, and such hits as “Far From Over” and “Take You
Back”. He is also an accomplished actor by appearing in Barfly and
Tiffany: The 80s pop sensation with such hits as “I Think We’re Alone
Now” and “Could’ve Been” is well known to the 80s fans out there. She
is also known as the voice of Judy Jetson in the feature length Jetsons
movie. Currently, she just put out a new CD entitled, “Just Me”, and
just finished a four-month long summer tour.
Nikki Ziering: Her career started at the Bob Barker Studios by modeling
various prizes on The Price Is Right. After she got tired of modeling
Big Green Eggs and Ford Mustangs, she moved on to become an actress.
Her current roles were in National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers and Standing
Still. Now, she wants to prove she’s more than just a pretty face.
With the pleasantries
out of the way…LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!
All ten of our celebs
have entered the ring and are met up by Eric Bischoff and Jimmy Hart.
Eric introduces them to the Hulkster, and he runs down the rules. The
rules are that every week, the coaches will train the celebrities to
utilize 3 different wrestling moves. They are to use those moves during
the match that they will have the next day. They will be judged on
technical ability, showmanship, and fan reaction. The team that has the
best match will be spared and the other team will stay and be judged.
Out of that team, the one that Hogan, Bischoff and Hart decide was the
weakest out of them all, will be eliminated from the competition. With
that said, the coaches for each team are Nasty Boy Brian Knobbs and
Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake. The coaches then picked their teams. So,
let’s break them down.
With the teams broken
down, Eric Bischoff announces the three moves that would that have to be
perfected this week. Those moves are a kick to the midsection, a
forearm smash and the clothesline. With some pretty good demonstrations
out of the way by Beefcake and Knobbs, we go to the practice rings to
teach the celebs the moves.
The first move is the
Forearm Smash. In order to perform it properly, hit your opponent on
the back with the meaty part of the forearm. Knobbs points out to the
ladies that it’s not fun being the first kicked out because it makes you
look like a nobody.
The second move is the
kick to the midsection. The celebs are supposed to lightly tap them in
the mid-section. The highlight of this segment goes to Todd Bridges
kicking one of the training guys in the testicles.
Now, we get to the
clothesline. There are two parts to this, giving it and receiving it.
When you receive the clothesline, you’re supposed to fall directly on
your back, arms stretched out and feet up. Frank Stallone points out
that it’s choreographed, but it hurts like hell.
After the training
session is over, we go back to the locker room and get the rundown of
the matches. To start off with, we will have 2 tag team matches, with
the odd person out being the manager. Here are the matches:
Team Nasty Tag Team Match
Dennis Rodman &
Dustin Diamond & Frank Stallone
w/ Nikki Ziering as manager
Team Beefcake Tag Team Match
Danny Bonaduce & Tiffany
w/ Todd Bridges as Manager
Well, the time for
training is over and now we go “live” to the CCW arena where the ring
announcer introduces the judges for the show and the match-up for Team
Beefcake. We first see the heels (aka bad guys) come out in the form of
Danny Bonaduce, Tiffany and their manager Todd Bridges. After that, we
get Butterbean and Trishelle out there in fine fashion as the faces (aka
the good guys).
We start the match with
Danny and Butterbean. Danny does the classic “faux-handshake and kick
to the midsection” routine. He attempts the clothesline, but Butterbean
just gives him a shoulder-block and he goes down quick. Danny is
hurting, so Butterbean tags in Trishelle. Trishelle rams Danny into the
turnbuckle a couple of times, but a third attempt is for naught as Danny
kicks her to the midsection and smashes her with a few forearms. After
that, he tags in Tiffany, who has had problems in practice. Trishelle
gets the upper hand and tries to smash Tiffany’s head in the turnbuckle,
but she ducks underneath it. After that confusion, Trishelle runs into
Tiffany with a clothesline, but Tiffany counters with a clothesline, and
both of them are down.
After some stalling, we
get the men back in there. Danny goes back to Butterbean, but
Butterbean puts him in his place. Butterbean picks up Bonaduce and
throws him into the turnbuckle. Butterbean goes for the Kamala
Avalanche, but Danny gets out of the way and tries a body press, but
Butterbean catches him and just gives him a massive Powerslam for the
3-count. Todd proved to do nothing during the match, but he
orchestrated a post-match beat down. However, Butterbean just shrugged
Todd and Danny off and they retreated with Tiffany to the locker room.
My take on the match:
Quite interesting, and Danny and Butterbean have great chemistry
together. These two are my picks to go far in this contest. Trishelle
was decent in this outing, while Tiffany was borderline horrible, but
that is expected because of her performance in practice. Todd did
nothing as manager during the match, but the post-match beat down was
unexpected and shocked the judges.
We head back to the
ring for the Team Nasty Match. Led to the ring by Nikki Ziering, she
brings out the heels of Frank Stallone and Dustin Diamond. Afterwards
Dennis Rodman and Erin Murphy come out. (S-note: Why is Dennis Rodman
working face in this match? He is a natural heel. Oh well.) Dustin
Diamond and Dennis Rodman start us off. Dustin gets the people to root
against him and for his efforts gets a forearm smash and a huge kick to
the midsection. Once Dustin gets up, he’s met with another forearm and
Dustin rolls out of the
ring and Dennis brings in Erin Murphy, who taunts the heels. Dustin
tries to rush to Erin, but Dennis catches him with a huge right hook.
Erin then peppers him with a few forearms, but too little effect as he
peppers her. Dennis tries to run in, but the ref holds him back, giving
Nikki the opportunity to choke her out on the bottom rope. After some
damage, Dustin tags in Frank Stallone. Frank smashes her a bit and has
her locked in the Sleeper. He decides to pick her up and Dustin tags in
blind. (Tagging in blind means tagging your opponent on the back
instead of giving each other a high-five or slapping hands.)
Dustin isolates her to
the corner, and tries to slam into her, but to no effect as she slides
out of the way and tags in Dennis. Dennis gives Dustin another
clothesline before finishing him off by going to the second rope for
another clothesline for the 3-count. Now with the matches all over, it
is down to Eric, Jimmy and Hulk to determine which team will be spared
from total judgment.
Hogan exclaims that the
judges were impressed with the matches and says that only one team will
be spared. And that team is…….Team Nasty.
After Team Nasty
leaves; the three judges will pick one member of team Beefcake to spare
from elimination. Bischoff tells Trishelle that she has a great look,
but that only gets you so far in this business. But she is spared.
Jimmy Hart told Danny that he was lost in the beginning, but after 30
seconds, he caught on fire and worked his butt off. He is also spared.
Hogan told Butterbean that although he’s big, he can’t work the Hogan
gimmick. He needs to move out there and work. He gets told to hit the
showers, because he is spared.
With those 3 going to
the showers, it’s down to Todd Bridges and Tiffany. Tiffany was told
that she lacked the physicality of the others and the placement of the
others while in the ring. Todd Bridges lacked any involvement during
the match. He had to be mobile and do stuff while on the outside.
Hogan said that the judges were shocked and amazed that he planned out
the post-match attack. With all of that said, the first eliminated
Tiffany was the jabroni,
and got eliminated from CCW. She isn’t sad that she’s leaving. She had
a great time and thought better about wrestling.
Next week, expect more
CCW action and recapping here at Gameshownewsnet.com. For Bubba the
Love Sponge, Eric Bischoff, Jimmy Hart, and Hulk Hogan, I’m Robert
Seidelman saying goodnight, everybody.