Stunt Granny Audio #189

Jeremy & Kevin are back in your ear holes this week with even more inside jokes! They start off by talking about the proposed TNA Hall of Fame. Naturally, they wonder whether TNA is worthy of any such monument. After talking over that topic they move on to the next logical question, who is worthy of induction? Would there be any one aside from the founders Jarrett & Bob Carter? Jeremy & Kevin go through the show from June 19, 2002 to get some ideas. Does Ken Shamrock deserve this honor? They move on to contemplating whether any of the current wrestlers on the TNA roster deserve it. Would they be ballsy enough to induct Hulk Hogan? How about trying to bring back someone like R Truth? Jeremy & Kevin talk about girl power brought to you by Dixie Carter and Brooke Hogan. Is she famous for anything that Tazz listed in his introduction of her? Will she finally stop taking daddy’s money now that she has a woman’s job? What do these ladies have in common with 50 Shades of Grey? And what is Brooke’s job going to be? Jeremy & Kevin wrap this part of the conversation by wondering whether they’re rather have sex with Carter or Brooke. Their last topic from TNA is Gut Check and more specifically Joey Ryan. Does he really act like Ron Burgundy? Does he make good points for how the Gut Check gimmick works? Is he better than Alex Avila who won the first time? Find out this and more when you click on the link below!

Stunt Granny Audio Show #189

NBC Buys Dwayne Johnson-Jerry Bruckheimer 1980s Wrestling Drama

We interrupt the Matt Hardy News Network to bring you this press release:

NBC is getting in the ring with a put pilot commitment to a drama about the 1980s professional wrestling boom that is executive produced by one of the biggest ’90s wrestling stars, Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock. The fictional drama set in the world of wrestling in the ’80s hails from Bruckheimer TV, marking a departure from the company’s signature brand of procedurals. It will be written by Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena), who will co-executive produce alongside KristieAnne Reed. Johnson, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producing.

The ’80s, often called “the golden age of wrestling”, marked a surge in the popularity of professional wrestling in the U.S. fueled by the growth of cable television and pay-per-view and the efforts of hot-shot promoters like Vince McMahon. During that period, pro wrestling shifted from a system controlled by numerous regional companies to a system dominated by two nationwide companies: Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling and McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation. It featured the launch of WrestleMania and the emergence of wrestling’s first crop of superstars led by Hulk Hugan. The project extends the popularity of period dramas among the broadcast networks, which have two such series, the 1960s-set Pan Am on ABC and The Playboy Club on NBC, premiering this fall. It also expands wrestling’s presence at NBCUniversal. NBC’s sibling network USA carries WWE Raw as well as the revival of WWE Tough Enough. This is the third sale and third put pilot commitment for Bruckheimer TV so far this development season. The company recently set up a Navy SEALs drama at ABC and a procedural about a mom-turned-New York State Trooper at CBS. Fahey previously worked with Bruckheimer TV as a writer on the ABC series The Forgotten.

Hulk Hugan? This is going to be a resounding success. – Dusty

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