General Sports

Nikki Ziering to star in Celebrity Championship Wrestling

Mmmmmm, Nikki Ziering

Talk about a small, small world. On the same day we reminisce about Celebrity Boxing, we get smacked in the face with Celebrity Championship Wrestling. Oh, it’s true. It’s damn true. But like any show that features “celebrities,” the term is used extremely loosely. Don’t be expecting to see Brad Pitt or Jennifer Lopez or George Clooney donning spandex for the reality show, but Nikki Ziering is participating, meaning every male in America will be tuning in.

The new series will feature 10 celebrity contestants, male and female, in tag teams, performing moves like the Pile Driver, the Running Power Slam, Dragon Sleeper and the Triple Power Bomb as they compete against one another in for the CCW title! Two former pro wrestlers will train the contestants, with Hulk, former World Championship Wrestling president Eric Bischoff, and a surprise celebrity guest serving as judges.

Contestants include Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell), Tiffany, Todd Bridges (Different Strokes), Trishelle (Real World), Butterbean (boxer/ Jackass 2), Nikki Ziering (Playboy), Frank Stallone (musician), Erin Murphy (Tabitha from Bewitched), and two surprise contestants!

The show will run on CMT starting this summer and we are literally counting the minutes to the first three-way (in or out of the ring) involving Trishelle, Ziering and Kim Kardashian, who is our dream vote for mystery guest No. 1.


[]: Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling
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All Other Sports

Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t like mainstream sports

Are you one of those people who can watch absolutely any trivial garbage that comes across your television screen? If so, then, boy oh boy, do we have the show for you!

NBC announced yesterday that they will have a sports/reality show where people compete for a chance to participate in the U.S. championships which could even lead to a trip to the 2010 Olympics. Not spicy enough for you? Well, what if we throw Bruce Springsteen or Jon Bon Jovi into the mix? Sounds like a crazy combo already, but you haven’t heard anything yet. So, are you curious to know the sport these athletes will be competing in? Would you believe us if we said curling? Better yet, what if we told you the name of the show was going to be Rockstar Curling?

According to sources, the two rock stars are among a group of entertainment types who rent arena time on occasion to pick up brooms instead of guitars.

Organizers are trying to negotiate a deal to get one of them involved, possibly as a host.

The series is the brainchild of New York-based sports marketing agency mktpartners and Carr-Hughes Productions of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Mktpartners has an office in Toronto and has an advertising commitment from the likes of Tourism Canada, sources say.

“This show is all about the opportunity to expose American viewers to curling,” said Colin Campbell, Canadian president of mktpartners and one of the creators of the show. “We feel there might be some great athletes out there who might develop into good curlers given the chance.

We know lots of people actually enjoy the sport, but we just don’t see how it will translate to the tube. Of course, we thought Pirate Island had more potential than Dancing With the Stars, so what do we know.


[]: Rock stars courted for curling reality show

NFL General

Eddie George returns to stardom, kinda

There has been a ton o’ talk about the Madden curse with Vince Young grabbing the cover. Well, here’s a story that shows there can be life after Madden.

Former NFL running back Eddie George had his pro career virtually ended when he became the first victim of the Madden jinx, but he’s now prepared to take on a new role as a reality show douche on TV One’s newest program called “I Married a Baller.” If you can’t tell from the title of the show, George isn’t the star in the show; that distinction goes to his wife Tamara A. Johnson-George, aka “Taj” from the R&B group SWV, aka “Sisters With Voices.” But don’t expect to see the alcohol fueled tirades that accompany most crappy reality shows because the Georges appear to actually be a normal, adjusted, happy couple. Well, there go the ratings.

Unfortunately, everyone isn’t going to have the pleasure of watching the couple as they “get on each other’s nerves occasionally, rely on family and friends, and come across as loving parents to their children” because the alternative to BET, TV One, is only available in central Ohio on Time Warner. So, don’t delay, contact your local cable operator today and tell them that you want your TV One. George seems to enjoy watching himself on the tube and you will too.

You just see how precious and blessed you are to have your kids and your wife and the things you do have,” George said. “Watching on television, you’re like ‘You know what, man? I’m an all right guy.’


[The Columbus Dispatch]: New show stars wife of gridder, by George