One of the most intriguing and anticipated shows coming up on WWE Network is Breaking Ground, WWE’s attempt at recreating ESPN’s excellent WWE Behind the Curtain documentary that focused on NXT up-and-comers like Xavier Woods, Adam Rose and Corey Graves. Breaking Ground will once again take viewers behind the scenes, focusing on NXT stars like Apollo Crews and Bayley, but this time around, ESPN isn’t involved, and WWE has made some, uh, interesting creative choices with the new series.
Today in a press-release, WWE announced that Breaking Ground, a show about the trials and tribulations of young pro wrestlers, will be narrated by 84-year-old actor William Shatner. Ex-cell-ent? Shatner commented on WWE beaming him up to the voice-over booth…
“Ever since I tossed the legendary Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler out of the ring, I’ve been enamored with WWE. My love affair continues with the new show, Breaking Ground.”
Bleh, I have no interest in hearing about William Shatner’s love affairs. That said, I’d be totally okay with Shatner’s involvement in Breaking Ground so long as we get at least one scene of The Shat giving Eva Marie acting lessons.
Breaking Ground is produced by infamous WWE shadow master Kevin Dunn and 3 Ball Entertainment, the company behind high-quality reality-based entertainment such as Bar Rescue, LA Hair, My Cat From Hell and the Kitten Bowl (although apparently not the Puppy Bowl). Hoo boy. The first episode of Breaking Ground will debut for free on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, October 25. The show will debut on the WWE Network on Monday, October 26 after Raw, and all subsequent episodes will be Network-exclusive.