February 09, 2008

MSNBC Smackdown?

With the news this week that the CW Network will be dropping WWE Smackdown, I was surprised the other night to be watching MSNBC and here an advertisement for an upcoming broadcast called "Lockup: Raw - Hell in a Cell."

Is wrestling coming to the news network? Not exactly. As part of MSNBC's bizarre programming decision to have about half of its shows be true-crime reality series and re-runs of "To Catch a Predator," they're now airing a prison-set reality show called "Lock-up," and the upcoming episode is called "Lockup: Raw- Hell in a Cell."

Apparently no one told them that both "Raw" (the Monday night show) and "Hell in a Cell" (a particular brand of steel cage match) are both well-known wrestling terms. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to the debut of "To Catch a Predator: Suplex Edition."

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 9, 2008 07:53 PM
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