From the orange goblin in bright yellow underwear that pioneered Hulk Hogan’s Pastamania, Hulk Hogan And The Wrestling Boot Band and Hulk Hogan Meat Shoes (not a real thing) comes a fantastic idea sure to thrill and entertain all of 2011’s rational, free-thinking adults: a midget pro wrestling reality show. This isn’t an “idea” as much as an actual show that is already scheduled to exist.
Here’s your introduction via a press release from truTV, a channel that used to be about court and is now just the same bullsh** from every other channel:
The following is a rundown of truTV’s new and returning series for 2011:
Hulk Hogan’s MCW – New series premieres Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Hulk Hogan, one of the legendary stars of pro wrestling, believes you need to start small if you want to win big. Now he’s lending his expertise to the new Micro Championship Wrestling, where he gives little wrestlers advice on recruiting, training and mentoring. It’s all with the goal of getting the MCW off the ground and into the arena. Hulk Hogan’s MCW comes to truTV from Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment.
At no point did somebody point out that having a 60 year old man organize a show where differently-abled people pretend to fight is a bad idea. Nobody ever pointed out that suspension of disbelief is the only thing that makes wrestling work, and when you make a reality show about people pretending to fight it fundamentally destroys that. The worst part is that nobody during the planning, preproduction or production stages of this show pointed out that Hogan is currently in charge of an ACTUAL pro wrestling program on SpikeTV overflowing with legitimate, able-bodied and sometimes legendary pro wrestlers that has never been popular, successful or made a goddamned lick of sense.
I guess it makes sense in context, considering that the other two shows announced in the press release are a New Jersey repo reality show and something called “Impractical Jokers” about improv comedians doing “crazy social experiments”. They also picked up “Wipeout” and are bringing back “Full Throttle Saloon” for its third season. So, there you go.