CMT's “HULK HOGAN’S CELEBRITY CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING” Features Bill Goldberg

11/17/08



LOS ANGELES — November 17, 2008 — It’s week six, and the competition becomes even more intense as another element is added to the CCW ring—weapons. On Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT professional football player turned championship wrestler Bill Goldberg makes a guest appearance on HULK HOGAN'S CELEBRITY CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING to provide the contestants with some helpful advice on how to fully utilize their weapons. The celebrities struggle to keep their cool as tensions continue to rise, and during a trip to a surprise location the celebrities are given the chance to choose a weapon that will allow them to let out their anger and frustration in the ring.

The show takes on another unexpected twist when a former cast member returns in hopes of reclaiming a place in the final match. Frustrations resurface for some, and Hulk Hogan has no choice but to step in and take charge. Two rivals must settle their differences in a “Falls Count Anywhere Match”, where moves are allowed both in and outside of the ring.

As a WWE World Heavyweight Champion, WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, Goldberg is the perfect person to help motivate the remaining contestants in their most dangerous match to date. The CCW contestants will fight in their first ever “Hardcore Match,” where their chosen weapons will be permitted for use in the ring.

Goldberg will coach the remaining five celebrity contestants-- including former NBA champion Dennis Rodman, "Different Strokes" actor Todd Bridges, Super Heavyweight boxer ButterBean, reality TV star Trishelle Cannatella and "Saved by the Bell's Dustin Diamond– who will continue to go head to head in the ring in their quest to win the title “Celebrity All-Star Heavyweight Champion.” Hulk Hogan, along with former World Championship Wrestling President Eric Bischoff and professional wrestling manager Jimmy Hart serve as judges and decide who gets eliminated each week. Tune in this week to see who will be the next “Jabronie” and lose their chance at claiming the coveted CCW Championship belt.

HULK HOGAN’S CELEBRITY CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING is developed and executive produced by Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey of Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment as well as Hulk Hogan. Melanie Moreau and Bob Kusbit are executive producers for CMT.

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