Picks and Pans Review: The Stars Get Ready to Rumble for Hulk Hogan, Ringleader

updated 10/20/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/20/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

• He's host and mentor for Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling, premiering on CMT Oct. 18. Where else will you see Rodman vs. Bonaduce?

HOW REAL IS IT?
We taught them the art of wrestling. Telling a story, making people love you or hate you. It got very competitive right away. And it's hard to learn how to fall. Frank Stallone got a couple of cracked ribs. Danny Bonaduce bent a metal plate in his forearm. Everybody was ice-packed and whining and complaining.

WHO ROCKS?
Todd Bridges was the best athlete. But in his blood, in his veins? Screech! Dustin Diamond. He reminds you of Andy Kaufman. He's cunning in the ring and manipulates the audience.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?
When we worked on character development, Dennis Rodman came out as Rodzilla, but Stallone came out as a drag queen! We said, "We don't have wardrobe for that," but he said, "I'll bring it from home."

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