For more than 25 years, MTV has seemingly gone out of its way to eliminate just about everything the “M” in their name stands for. So when it came time to fill a time slot on MTV2, the question apparently was not “hey, should we maybe put music videos there?” but “what show can we dig up, and bring back into the fold?” A show that could, perhaps, play upon nostalgia a bit? And when it was realized that they had already brought “Beavis and Butt-Head” back once, and Chris Hardwick is already doing a game show that is not “Singled Out” on a different network, their options where limited. “What about ‘Celebrity Deathmatch,'” someone probably asked. Indeed, what about “Celebrity Deathmatch?”
And that question was answered. MTV has decided to revive their hit claymation-meets-WWE program, “Celebrity Deathmatch” eight years after it was taken off the air. For Millennials, it was a venue that finally settled hypothetical arguments no sane people had about who would win in a fight: Kid Rock or Eminem, Dave Grohl or Courtney Love, Jack Black or Jack White, the list goes on.
The series creator, Eric Fogel, will return for the series, and it promises to be — and this is a word many dread — reimagined in a social media world. So be prepared for every weekly Twitter beef to be brought to life via clay and feature lethal farts. Because that’s totally something “Celebrity Deathmatch” would do.