The days of smoky National Guard Armories and Jim Londos are long gone. Today, wrestling is modern. And it's corporate. Synergy! Cross Promotion! Platforms! Game shows!
The new season will feature a number of special themed weeks, including WWE week, when a Superstar and Divas from "Friday Night SmackDown" take over the "Deal or No Deal" stage. WWE Divas Eve and Maria will accompany host Howie Mandel on stage walking each contestant through the game, while WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler will fill in as the guest banker for a week's worth of episodes. In addition, "Deal or No Deal" this season will feature weeks of shows honoring nurses, teachers, firefighters and police officers from across the country, giving them a chance to win the daily $500,000 top prize.
It's a good move for the WWE. Maybe someone will know a wrestler or two besides Stone Cold and Hulk Hogan. Now we just need a new cartoon and a Cyndi Lauper video and the glory days will be back!