Lost Media Archive

In the 1990s, MTV debuted a hit series of claymation shorts entitled Celebrity Deathmatch. The series involved celebrities fighting against each other in a wrestling ring, and started way back on Cartoon Sushi with the very first fight, murderer Charles Manson vs. shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. It was later revived in 1998 for MTV's Super Bowl XXXII halftime special, then made into a regular program three months later, and eventually cancelled in 2002 after four years.

After the cancellation, and before the 2006 MTV2 revival, MTV Germany got the rights to do a horribly-done special. Unknown to American audiences, this special was called Celebrity Deathmatch Hits Germany!. It featured eleven one-minute-and-a-half fights featuring German celebrities, but only a few have been uploaded to the Internet, and this batch consisted of:

  • Harald Schmidt vs. Stefan Raab
  • Udo Lindenberg vs. Harald Juhnke
  • Michael Schuhmacher vs. Boris Becker
  • Sven Vaeth vs. Westbam
  • Anke Engelke VS Sabrina Setlur

The fights that haven't been uploaded are:

  • Campino VS Bela B.
  • Joschka Fischer VS Gerhard Schroder
  • Stefan Kretzschmar vs. Mario Basler
  • Gronemeyer VS Muller-Westerhagen
  • Thomas Gottschalk VS Kai Pflaume
  • Xavier Naidoo VS Thomas D.

UPDATE: DrClark Wyman ripped all the fights from VHS and uploaded them on YouTube in 2014, which can be seen here and here.