WWE and Scooby-Doo are teaming up again for another wrestler-laced mystery, and the new movie features plenty of outdated WWE stuff and a wrestling-free storyline from one of the worst WWE games!
The WWE-Warner Bros. Animation tag team has made for some wonderfully weird toons. So far we’ve had a Scooby-Doo movie set in a weird utopia called WWE City and a Flinstones flick prominiently featuring the bridge-burning CM Punk well over a year after his departure. It should come as no surprise, then, that the first trailer for Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon showcases plenty of anachronisms and insanity that wouldn’t even fly on WWE programming. Check out the trailer, via IGN, below:
After you get over the shock of hearing the Undertaker serve as the primary conduit between Scooby’s crew and WWE, there’s plenty more weirdness to take in. Whether it’s a pre-mohawk Sheamus, the recently retooled Los Matadores, the recently departed Dusty Rhodes (listed in the credits) or departed stars like Stardust and El Torito, it’s fascinating to see how much the fast-moving world of the WWE is reflected in the long lead time of an animated production.
Oh, and then there’s the story itself, which seemingly pushes away from actually putting wrestlers in a ring in favor of putting WWE Superstars in tricked out cars taking part in some sort of race. You’ve got The Undertaker driving a giant sandwitch and Kofi Kingston hanging ten on a drone, which seems straight out of a reboot of the PlayStation 2 car combat game WWE Crush Hour.
Bitching about a Scooby-Doo/WWE combo project eschewing reality is a bit silly, so even if we don’t actually see Shaggy grappling with The Miz, it should be nice to see this strange swath of Superstars gabbing with the likes of Velma, Fred, and Daphne. My prediction? One of those supercars is actually a ghost.
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