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Will the Camp WWE cartoon be an amusing parody of the company?

The description of characters for the Camp WWE cartoon in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggests that the show will be an amusing parody, either of their real-life personas or those they have played on WWE programming.

Vince McMahon to Triple H: "You've still got a lot to learn, pal"
Vince McMahon to Triple H: "You've still got a lot to learn, pal"
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Little had been heard about the development of the Camp WWE cartoon series since its announcement that it would be coming to the WWE Network in late 2015 on March 30th of this year until Dave Meltzer updated his readers with the project's progress in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

According to Meltzer, Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios are currently casting voice actors for the cartoon and that the voice work is scheduled to be taped on August 9th in Los Angeles. However, more intriguing is that the characters in Camp WWE seem set to be an amusing parody, either of their real-life personas or those they have played on WWE programming. These include:

  • Vince McMahon being the owner of the camp, described as a "big brash, egomaniacal billionaire as well as a loving father who hates complaining campers and ass kissing subordinates, but loves money and power and is always thinking of new ways to run down his competition." Hilariously, his character will be "clearly, the most intelligent character on the show.In real-life, Vince still fancies himself to be the smartest guy in the room, whose creative writing abilities are second to none, despite 18 year ratings lows for his programming.
  • Triple H being the co-head camp counselor, who is a tough, cerebral, vindictive prankster that wants to earn the respect of Mr. McMahon and the affections of his daughter Stephanie. Despite considering himself to be highly intelligent, he "still has a long way to go.In real-life, although Hunter's NXT brand has got off to a hot start, he's still viewed by WWE stockholders with suspicion, having no prior experience of running a business of WWE's scale whatsoever.
  • Stephanie McMahon being the other co-head camp counselor, who is "beautiful, bold, confrontational and fearless," as she takes after her father, of course, but lacks the maturity to effectively run the camp on her own, so she's constantly running to Vince for help at the first sign of trouble. In real-life, Stephanie has been nicknamed The Vincess by her brother Shane McMahon, and her run as head WWE writer was a struggle before settling into her current role as a brand ambassador.
  • John Cena being the "most adorable, cheery, upbeat boy scout type", whose good nature is sometimes used against him to do other's dirty work and his consistently positive attitude rubs some people up the wrong way. So he's a polarising figure in camp, just like he is to WWE fans in real-life.
  • The Undertaker being "a large gothic kid obsessed with death and mystical powers".
  • The Big Show being "a big, dumb and gentle eight year old" that "doesn't understand his own strength", who will be a Homer Simpson type character. Maybe that means a babyface turn will be in Big Show's future?
  • Mark Henry being "the strongest eight-year-old in the world" who fancies himself as a ladies man even though he's clueless when it comes to the opposite sex. I guess someone on the script writing team must have loved his Sexual Chocolate gimmick during the Attitude Era!
  • Brie and Nikki Bella as identical twins that sometimes switch places on unsuspecting campers. Twin Magic is back in fashion!
  • Ric Flair being a teenager who is a Limousine Ridin', Jet Flyin', Kiss Stealin', Wheelin' Dealin', Son of a Gun and The Dirtiest Kid in the Camp who shocks Mr. McMahon with his sexual exploits.
  • Hulk Hogan was supposed to be another camp legend, but with his WWE firing over past racist comments and the company banning their partners from using him in any future projects, it's expected that the show's scripts will be rewritten to completely remove his character from the series.
  • On that note, maybe they'll want to rethink R-Truth's character slightly, as he is set to be "not bright" and "the most gullible camper" of the children, who despite being "funny" drives everyone else crazy with his conspiracy theories based on second and third-hand information.

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