WWE has been working hard not only with their 365 days a year professional wrestling business, but in Hollywood as well. They’ve helped produce movies featuring John Cena, Colin Farrell, Kane, Halle Berry, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Terrence Howard as the list goes on and on.
Most of those movies have been made to get the attention of adults who may not be interested in the business itself. Which is a pretty smart idea to attempt to bring in some new viewers. But we all know how much this company tries to keep this a family friendly business.
They have eliminated the use of (at least limited) cuss words, took it easy on the Divas (used to show a lot of skin) and have stopped wrestlers from cutting themselves. You know, blood. The Attitude Era had a lot of these things in their shows, which some parents didn’t approve of.
With all that being said, the WWE plans on releasing not only a Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery later on this year but a animated Flinstones movie in early 2015. That’s right, the WWE is bringing back old cartoons and repacking them for the younger audience.
These cartoons are pretty old and were around when most of the older wrestling fans were growing up. The Flinstones film is something this company has been wanting to roll with for a year now. So when you think about the Flinstones, who do you think of?
Fred/Wilma/Pebbles Flinstone, Dino, Barney/Betty/Bamm-Bamm Rubble. You had Mr. Slate, Pearl Slaghoope, The Great Gazoo to just name a few.
But according to NoDQ.com, the WWE will introduce a couple new characters which will be voiced by current WWE Superstars. They have, are you ready for this? John Cena as John Cenastone, CM Punk as CM Punkrock, Vince McMahon as Vince McMagma.
The Bella Twins, Daniel Bryan and a couple other Superstars are supposed to be in this film. The idea is to have a prehistoric WWE Main Event, I mean, why else would the WWE have their own talent in a animated cartoon and NOT involve wrestling?
So it’s safe to say it’s like the Scooby-Doo reboot that will be coming out after Wrestle Mania. Good luck with this one, WWE.