Scooby-Doo Wrestlemania Mystery, the long
dreaded awaited meeting between Scooby-Doo and WWE wrestlers Superstars John Cena and Triple H, will be unleashed on the world on March 25. The DVD is in the style of the classic one-hour New Scooby-Doo Movies that originally ran on CBS from 1972-1974. In that series, Scooby battled faux monsters with the aid of real and animated guest stars ranging from Sonny & Cher to Batman and Robin.
For fans of the New Scooby-Doo Movies series, this gives hope that Time-Warner will have a rare epiphany and revive the concept for the direct-to-DVD market. DC Comics is already producing a Scooby-Doo Team-Up series where Scooby meets DC characters like Bat-Mite, but we all know TW can do better than that. There are certainly enough potential guest stars for Scooby to solve mysteries with. Here are just a few of the potential meetings we here at The Outhouse would like to see. (And by “we” Juan means himself. Leave us out of this one - The OH Staff).
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Elvira has appeared in two comic book series over the years. There was the short-lived Elvira’s House of Mystery, published by DC Comics, and the more successful Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, published by Eclipse and Claypool in the 1990’s. The macabre alter ego has never appeared in animated form, except for a Christmas short apparently made for an Elvira’s Movie Macabre DVD. Scooby-Doo seems the appropriate vehicle for an animated Elvira to get a wider audience, as she can help Scooby and the gang outwit the ghosts and ghoulies.
Why should the former Heisman-winning Texas A&M quarterback and potential tfirst-round NFL Draft pick join forces with Scooby-Doo? Well, let’s just say Johnny Football is a huge Scooby-Doo fan...
‘Nuff said? ‘Nuff said.
Yes, I know, Chris Farley is dead. So were Laurel and Hardy, and they still met Scooby-Doo. Consider this: Scooby goes bonkers at the first sign of a crook disguised as a ghost or a monster, but the casual appearance OF TWO DEAD PEOPLE does little to rattle him.
Actually I love to see this more as Scooby meeting Farley’s beloved character Matt Foley. That’s because Foley and Scooby both apparently were homeless and living in a van.
Speaking of which, that a perfect segue into our next Scooby-Doo guest star...
Admit it, Mick Foley is the wrestler you really want to see Scooby-Doo meet, not John Cena. Heck, thanks to the magic of animation, you could have Scooby meet, Cactus Jack, Mankind, Dude Love and Foley. Or is that just too excessive? Meeting Foley should be enough.
The rap community has much potential for meetings with Scooby. Scooby with Eminem. Scooby with Lil Wayne, Scooby with Snoop Dogg a.k.a. Snoop Lion a.k.a. Whatever his name is this week. So why give Kanye the nod? Because I’ve got an idea where Kanye, Scooby, and the Gang are being chased around by ghosts while trapped in a fish stick factory.
Okay, so the Space-Jam sequel starring LeBron James may not be happening. So how about the next best thing where LeBron takes his talents to the Mystery Machine and aid Scooby-Doo in solving a mystery? LeBron could have his own “Scooby Gang” along for the ride in Dwayne Wade and Chris “Birdman” Anderson.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Scooby and the Gang meet...The Scooby Gang. It’s so obvious that it’s a freaking shame that it’s never probably never going to happen. Especially since Buffy’s creator is busy working with the Marvel Movieverse and shoving Skye down our throats on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. That’s sad, as it would be cool to see that would happen when Buffy met Scooby. Or when Willow met Velma.