On July 2, Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment finished production on â<80><9c>Hulk Hoganâ<80><99>s Celebrity Championship Wrestlingâ<80> for CMT. This was an idea that my partner Jason Hervey and I have been working on for quite some time. As I have stated before, when we first brought the idea to Hulk, he liked it but was pretty committed to another show (Hogan Knows Best) and it was a question of timing. For me personally, it was also a question of whether or not I really wanted to commit to being involved in another wrestling project. Anyone who knows me well knows that I like new challenges. I must to have a â<80><9c>been there, done thatâ<80> gene that makes it difficult for me to get excited about doing things that are in any way â<80><9c>less thanâ<80> experiences I have already had.
This project certainly fulfilled that pre-requisite. In my book â<80><9c>Controversy Creates Cashâ<80> I discuss my â<80><9c>better than, less than, or different thanâ<80> approach to creative strategy and solutions. This reality show hit on all eight cylinders by being different than any other wrestling show on television, and therefore in my own not-so humble opinion, â<80><9c>better thanâ<80>. The wrestling ability of the cast and their performances improved so dramatically over the period of just a couple of weeks, that even the most cynical critics will be surprised. The effort that our production team as well as Jimmy, Brian, Brutus and Hulk, and a hundred others put into this effort really makes me very proud of the product.
It has also whet my appetite.
People continue to ask me if I will ever get back into the wrestling business in a competitive way. I ended â<80><9c>Controversy Creates Cashâ<80> with six words: â<80><9c>Probably Not, But Never Say Neverâ<80>.
Iâ<80><99>m glad I did.
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