– Family media watch group Common Sense Media published a detailed review of Hulk Hogan’s “Celebrity Championship Wrestling” and called it “not a pretty sight” due to the “D-level celebrities” striving for attention rather than a real prize at the end of the contest.
“It’s not clear what the contestants are hoping to gain – other than bragging rights and attention. But maybe that’s all they want,” writes Common Sense Media. “But some of that attention will be unpleasant, likely painful, and bordering on the demeaning. What would you be willing to endure to become mildly famous?” The review also points to the female contestants, such as Nikki Ziering, being marketed for their sex appeal, with the announcers referring to them as “eye candy.” The question posed in the review for parents to discuss with their kids, “Are they willing to embarrass themselves more than others to achieve glory?”
– Yesterday on the Howard Stern radio show, former American Idol season three contestant Diana DeGarmo was asked about potential involvement with TNA. DeGarmo hinted that she would be involved with the company in the future, but she couldn’t reveal her role, as it’s “a secret.”
Kurt Angle was also on the set of Stern’s show for his interview segment, then at the end of Angle’s interview, DeGarmo said her role would probably involve singing for TNA. News content provider Associated Content picked up on the story but messed up as they reported: “…she was on promoting TNA, an element of WWE, the wrestling federation.”