Rockstar Wrestling

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Rockstar Wrestling
Rockstar Wrestling logo 2012.jpg
Format professional wrestling
variety show
sports entertainment
web series
Starring Cast
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Goodpaster
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Production company(s) Digital Lizard Productions
External links
Website

Rockstar Wrestling is a hybrid variety show combining professional wrestling and the music industry. Independent production company, Digital Lizard Productions[1] presents the free web show. During the seven week inaugural season, Rockstar Wrestling will freely distribute a darkly comedic take on professional wrestling and showcase independent music artists from around the world.[2] Each fighter represents a different genre of music and defends its honor in plotted and written story arcs similar to that of a premium cable television series. [3]

History[edit]

In August of 2011 independent production company Digital Lizard Productions announced they were entering preproduction on a new web series project Rockstar Wrestling. At this point the official website was unveiled and an open casting call was made for fighters, performers, and musicians. [4]

In December of 2011 and April of 2012, the first two volumes of the “What Is Rockstar Wrestling” video trilogy were made available.[5][6] In these introductions, Rockstar Wrestling revealed certain aspects of the concept and introduced the hosts. Part three is slated for release during late summer 2012.

Season One is slated to be shot late summer/early fall 2012.


Music[edit]

Rockstar Wrestling presented an open call for music submissions in the later part of 2011. Through their own website and Sonicbids.com they received over 1100 song submissions from music artists around the world.[7] In the spring of 2012, Rockstar Wrestling has announced selected bands on their website. Over 120 songs of various music genres were selected and will be part of Season One.[8] These songs will be featured in promotional videos, musical scores to the action, and as “Victory Music”.

Victory Music[edit]

As opposed to the modern standard of entrance music, the fighters of Rockstar Wrestling have “Victory Music”. “Victory Music” is a song or a piece of music personally associated with a performer and their represented music genre. In order for “Victory Music” to be heard, the fighter must win their match.


Programming[edit]

The first season of Rockstar Wrestling will feature a five day webcast format.[9][10]

Fight Sessions[edit]

Released every Monday of the regular season is the "Fight Sessions". This show features the weekly wrestling action where fighters will battle it in the ring.
Hosted by: Kurt Louder & Reed Roberts

The Backstage Pass[edit]

Released every Tuesday of the regular season is "The Backstage Pass". This news show features updates on the happening of Rockstar Wrestling as well as exclusive interviews.
Hosted by: Angelica Cade

The B-Side[edit]

Released every Wednesday of the regular season is "The B-Side", a loose form talk show format featuring interviews, rants, and other various segments.
Hosted by: Reed Roberts

The Mix Tape[edit]

Released every Thursday of the regular season is "The Mix Tape", a montage of scenes, interviews, testimonials, and other various segments.

The Bonus Track[edit]

Released every Friday of the regular season is "The Bonus Track", a podcast featuring updates on the happenings of Rockstar Wrestling as well as some of the music from that week.

Misc.[edit]

While in preproduction, Rockstar Wrestling released an intro-mercial trilogy "What Is Rockstar Wrestling" as well as supplemental "Demo Series". During the regular season preview videos and additional content is available.


Setlists[edit]

Each video released by Rockstar Wrestling will be part of a weekly “set list” named after a popular song.

Setlist 0: "For Those About To Rock"[edit]

(PRE-PRODUCTION)

# Video DLPRockstar.com Description Release Date Link
SP001 "Intromercial" This is the first few minutes of a featurette “intro-mercial” that explains what we’re planning to do and what we’re all about. 10/16/2011 Link
INTRO001 "What Is Rockstar Wrestling?" V.1 This is the FULL 20 minute version of our first "intro-mercial". Angelica Cade explains what Rockstar Wrestling is all about and we're introduced to Reed Roberts and Haynes in a vulgar display of fun. 12/5/2011 Link
INTRO002 "What Is Rockstar Wrestling?" V.2 In Volume Two Angelica Cade details some of the aspects of the Rockstar Wrestling experience including The Five Day Format, The Music Genres, The Charts, and more. We also check in with VJs Reed Roberts, Haynes, and the debuting Kurt Louder. 4/20/2012 Link

Platinum Star Championship[edit]

# Champion Date Won Weeks Platinum Defeated Notes Link
1 To Be Determined N/A N/A To Be Determined N/A N/A

Cast[edit]

Fighters[edit]

Character Performer Genre Notes
To Be Announced N/A Club N/A
To Be Announced N/A Country N/A
To Be Announced N/A Emo N/A
To Be Announced N/A Funk N/A
To Be Announced N/A Gospel N/A
To Be Announced N/A Grunge N/A
To Be Announced N/A Indie N/A
To Be Announced N/A Juggalo N/A
To Be Announced N/A Metal N/A
To Be Announced N/A Pop N/A
To Be Announced N/A Punk N/A
To Be Announced N/A Rap N/A

Plus Ones[edit]

In Rockstar Wrestling, each fighter is allowed a “Plus One” with them at ringside.

Character Performer Genre Role
To Be Announced N/A N/A N/A

Crew[edit]

Character Performer Genre Role
Angelica Cade Knust, LaurenLauren Knust Crew VJ/Host
Host of "The Backstage Pass"
Lead News Anchor
Reed Roberts Deal, ChrisChris Deal Crew VJ/Host
Fight Analyst on "The Fight Sessions"
Host of "The B-Side"
Kurt Louder Kenney, JakeJake Kenney Crew VJ/Host
Commentator on "The Fight Sessions"
Field Reporter on "The Backstage Pass"
Haynes Himself Crew VJ/Host
Haynes is a sock.

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