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The Rock Announces New TV Show, Hideo Itami Return Promo, More NXT Highlights From Tonight (Video)

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The Rock

The Rock posted the following on Instagram, revealing plans for a new USA Network series called “Muscle Beach” through his Seven Bucks Productions company and Flynn Pictures: 

BIG NEWS: Our @sevenbucksprodalong with our producing partner Beau Flynn’s @flynnpictureco sell a script titled “MUSCLE BEACH” to USA Network! Written by Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer. An original hour long drama series who’s found the perfect home at USA – a network who’s been on fire with their brilliant dramatic television. “Muscle Beach” is set in a legendary bodybuilding gym in 1980’s Venice Beach where a colorful tribe of lost souls struggle to reinvent themselves by bench-pressing their way to a bigger, better American dream, no matter what the cost. As the series explores the body obsessed fitness movement that took the nation by storm during the supersized Reagan 80’s, the excess of the era and the many temptations of Los Angeles will expose the dark side of chasing dreams.

As a kid growing up in the 80’s it’s exciting to produce a series that stays true to our brand and dig deep into an iconic time in bodybuilding and unique Venice Beach culture – the 80’s.

The 80’s was a crazy time in Venice Beach with many lost souls. A very crazy time… #SevenBucksProds #FlynnPictures#USANetwork #OriginalDramaSeries#MuscleBeach

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Hideo Itami

NXT ran the following promo for Hideo Itami’s return in two weeks:

NXT Highlights

In addition to Itami’s return, NXT also featured Rhyno versus Samoa Joe, American Alpha versus The Authors of Pain, Bayley versus Nia Jax and more: