Lana Joins Cast Of VH1’s ‘The Surreal Life’ Revival


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Lana is all about that Surreal Life.

According to a new report from Deadline, VH1’s classic series The Surreal Life is being rebooted and CJ Perry, better-known to fans as former WWE Superstar Lana, is listed as one of the castmates for the new season.

Following in the path of MTV Cribs, which also recently got picked up for a revival, The Surreal Life is set to return this fall with Perry and the following names: Dennis Rodman, August Alsina, Stormy Daniels, Tamar Braxton, Frankie Muniz, Kim Coles, and Manny MUA.

Perry would be the third castmate who was a professional wrestler, as Chyna and Maven Huffman were both featured on the original series. Chyna was on season 4, while Maven was on the sixth and final season of the show. Rodman, primarily known for his NBA career, also made several appearances in WCW and joined the nWo.

There’s no word on if the show will film at Glen Campbell’s former Hollywood Hills mansion (site for the original run of the show), but houseguests will follow the same format of living together and competing in a series of challenges.

“The Surreal Life is known for bringing together some of the biggest names in pop culture and creating many unforgettable moments in reality television,” said Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer of MTV Entertainment Group. “We are excited to see how this stellar celebrity cast will make captivating television for audiences everywhere.”

Deadline also confirmed the following parties on the production side of the show:

The series is produced by 51 Minds Entertainment, which produced the original. Christian Sarabia, Fernando Mills, Ken Martinez and Nicole Elliott exec produce for the Banijay-owned company, Elena Diaz, Tolani Holmes and Dan Caster are executive producers for MTV Entertainment Group and Kat Uyenco, Jen McGrogan and Jordan Browne are co-executive producers for 51 Minds. Donny Herran and Angela Liao serve as Executives in Charge for MTV Entertainment Group.

Lana was released by WWE in June. She has not made any wrestling-related appearances since then, but she is continuing to train for her in-ring comeback.

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