Normally that headline would be considered the result of an April Fool's joke, but on Tuesday the WWE announced that they "...will co-produce a Scooby-Doo animated feature that will find Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at WrestleMania."
The WWE.com article went on to state that the Scooby-Doo film would feature WWE superstars and divas, including Triple H, John Cena, Kane, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella Sin Cara, AJ Lee and Vince McMahon.
The article also gives a brief synopsis of the film's plot:
When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.
This announcement is made on the heels of the news of the WWE creating a new Saturday morning kids program on the CW network. However, these announcements are not a novel idea for either the Scooby-Doo franchise or the WWE.
Scoody-Doo has already teamed up with figures such as Batman and Robin, the Three Stooges, the Harlem Globetrotters and even Sonny and Cher. On the other hand, though it has been over 20 years since the WWE has had a presence in the world of cartoons, many may remember the short-lived CBS animated series Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling.
The project is obviously one that is aimed at the WWE's younger demographics, but may in the end result as a delightful treat for fans of both pro-wrestling and the old Scooby-Doo cartoons.
The film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and will be available through multiple outlets including DVD and Blu-Ray.
Look forward to Jerry Lawler reminding young audiences to go out and buy the film within the near future.
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