11 Celebrities Involved with the WWE
Professional wrestling and celebrities go together like scandal and drama. Here’s a list of a few memorable A-listers and their flirtation with the ring.
Prior to becoming the likely Republican Presidential nominee, Trump had a long history of hanging with the WWE. He hosted WrestleMania IV and V in the 80’s and after a long storyline feud with Vince McMahon, he won the famous Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania XXIII. Oh, don’t forget about that brief stint of owning RAW in 2009.
Mr. T has been kicking around the professional wrestling scene since 1985 when he was Hulk Hogan’s tag-team partner at the first WrestleMania. He remained on as a special boxer and has battled against the ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton and Roddy Piper. Mr. T transitioned into a guest referee role but returned in the 1994 Starrcade match to beat Kevin Sullivan. In 2014, Mr. T was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Who else would have been Master of Ceremonies for the Playboy BunnyMania match at WrestleMania XXIV? Loving the ring, Snoop guest hosted 2009’s RAW, best remembered for when he took out Chavo Guerrero with a spear. Hosting RAW again in 2015, Snoop teamed up with Hulk Hogan to chuck Curtis Axel over the top rope at the go-home show. These antics made Snoop the first musician inducted into the Hall of Fame when he was enshrined in 2016.
Proved that age don’t-mean- nothing when it comes to giving a good smack down. The 92-year- old funny girl hosted Monday Night Raw in 2014, where she proudly announced that she was ‘going to kick some butt!’
Has had her share of fun with the WWE. Throughout the 80’s, she had a long running on air feud with Roddy Piper. Her music video for ‘The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough’, had cameo appearances by Captain Lou Albano, Roddy Piper, The Fabulous Moolah, The Iron Sheik and Andre the Giant. In 2012, Cyndi returned to RAW and was presented a gold record by Roddy Piper in the ring.
In 2010, Pee-Wee Herman guest starred on RAW and seemed to make a few enemies, namely The Miz, who he had an in-ring altercation with. Getting roughed up earned Pee-Wee the ‘Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year’ Slammy award and he returned as a guest for WrestleMania XXVII.
In 2011, Jersey Shore’s Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi put to test her hair pulling and cat-fighting skills in the ring against Diva Michelle McCool on Monday Night RAW. The poofy haired celeb wanted another round and came back for a six-person brawl during WrestleMania XXVII. A few impressive backflips and body slams later, she had left her rival, McCool knocked out on the mat.
The heavy metal icon and horror flick director fit right in when he hosted an episode of RAW’s Money in the Bank in 2011. He announced into the microphone that he was a fan of ‘the sick and twisted things that take place in this ring’ and had a confrontation with Edge about no longer being able to use his song, “Never Gonna Stop.’ Turns out Rob didn’t like Edge being a bad guy. Guess the metal head is a softie at heart.
The terminator himself has a special place in the WWE family and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015. Appearing sporadically on the show since 1999, Arnold has given a few beatings, inducted Bruce Sammartino into the Hall of Fame and used his ultimate catch phrase, ‘Hasta la Vista Baby’ on The Miz.
Was the first celebrity to ever appear in a WWE Rumble match. He received a brutal throttling from Kane and narrowly managed to escape the ring and run out of the area. No hard feelings, though. Carey is now a member of WWE Hall of Fame after being inducted in 2011.
Motorhead frontman and legend, Lemmy cranked up the volume and played for Triple H’s entrance at WrestleMania XVII and XXI. The rockstar and wrestler remained close until Lemmy’s death, and Triple H gave a touching tribute at his funeral.
Floyd Money Mayweather was one of the biggest stars to ever appear on the WWE. And his appearance was right before a boxing match of his own and it was awesome. He and the Big Show went at it. Floyd took on the big show, he used his boxing talents to get a sweet victory at WrestleMania. The Big Show just couldn’t match the speed and power of Floyd.