The Flintstones are being brought back to the big screen with the help of professional wrestlers. The film – a return to animation for the brand following two ill-fated live action outings in 1994 and 2000 – sees Bedrock residents Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty attend a wrestling event. Here, they encounter real-life smackdown stars CM Punk, Vince McMahon and John Cena, who are voicing themselves.

Cena's brand association with the prehistoric cartoon has history; he replaced Fred as the face of cereal Fruity Pebbles after Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson hurled the term at him as an insult, on account of Cena's fondness for brightly-coloured clothing. He appears alongside Bamm-Bamm on the boxes, including those for Cocoa Pebbles.

The film, as yet untitled, is the second collaboration between WWE and Warner Bros, following the announcement of a Scooby-Doo movie. The plot sees Shaggy win tickets to WrestleMania, and the whole gang hightail it to WWE City for the event. "However," the plot synopsis cautions, "when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.

The Flintstones wrestling movie is to be released in 2015 with Scooby-Doo slated for next spring, just before the real-life WrestleMania.
"Well it turns out the ghost of Chris Benoit was just Old man Mcreedy in disguise all along!"