Celebrities, can’t live with them; can’t quite suplex them. Recently Jon Stewart not only hosted WWE’s Summerslam 2015, but also, obviously, made a heel turn and hit the top-heavy cartoon super-face John Cena with a steel chair. In the words of legendary JR, it was heinous, ohmygard. Over the years there have been plenty of celebrities appearing in the squared circle, and often it was to promote something else. It probably all started at the time of the first Wrestlemania when a young Vinnie Mac really wanted to make a statement of intent by recruiting Muhammad Ali, Liberace and Cyndi Lauper to appear. Anyway, without trying to swing too far away from the premise of this article, here are some absolutely unforgettable celebrity appearances:
Cast your minds back to WCW in the summer of 1998 and when wannabe mega-villain Eric Bischoff was going wild with his hairbrained ideas to keep ahead of WWF and its fancy new attitude. One of the absolute worst ideas he had was to run a weekly talk-show slap-bang in the middle of each Nitro episode. It doesn’t need saying but Nightcap was an absolute crock of shite, but was the catalyst for wrestling-fan Leno to challenge Bischoff and his main man Hollywood Hogan to a battle. Yes, really, kids, Jay Leno (alongside DDP) headlined a WCW PPV against Bischoff and Hulk Hogan. You couldn’t make it up. Well, you could. But don’t.
Um, yeah. Another absolutely mental storyline from WCW. But you couldn’t really blame Bischoff for this one. This occurred at an NWA event (no, not Ice Cube and Dr. Dre) in 1990, where Robocop traversed through a wrinkle in time to make his way to the ring and save Sting from one hell of a beating. Actually, the entire PPV was named after Robocop. If we weren’t such smarks we’d probably question what Robocop was doing at an event a few weeks before his new film was out.
He won the WCW world heavyweight championship! Too angry to even write this one out. [email protected]!!!!
Popozao. Pure fire. The former Mr. Britney Spears once appeared on WWE television, and he actually pinned John Cena. He beat John Cena. I can’t even. I guess the feud sort of made sense at the time, they were both, umm, not rappers, what’s the word? Actually we take it back. This was utter utter bum gravy.
Yeth, Iron Mike was a special guest referee at Wrestlemania XIV, which we have deduced means Wrestlemania 14. We just remember that we were chubby and drinking Sunny D, so it must have been 1998. Anyway, Mike was the referee for the main event between Stone Cold and Shawn Michaels. Before the event there was a lot of posturing between Stoney and Mikey, but OBVIOUSLY Tyson turned on HBK and hit him with a right hook. Oh well.
Another Wrestlemania, another angle. This time it was the battle of the billionaires, where captain combover battled it out with WWE owner Vince McMahon for supremacy. Oh and obviously Stone Cold was the guest referee. And obviously they didn’t wrestle. It was just such a bad angle to go into the biggest PPV of the year with. [email protected][email protected]@!!