Celebrities At WrestleMania

Snooki Is Going To WrestleMania!WrestleMania 27 is just a few days away and just as in many previous years there is a “celebrity” on the card.  I’ve got celebrity in quotes there cause personally I don’t consider Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from MTV’s Jersey Shore a celebrity.  That said, most of the known universe (and certainly much of the WWE universe) knows who she is so Vince shelled out what I’m sure I’d consider way too much money to bring her to the biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year.

Each year as part of our festivities, Pip and I watch the show, drink a few beers and make our match predictions.  When running down the card I realized that if there’s one match that’s a lock it’s that Snooki is going to win.  That pisses me off quite frankly but I can understand why it’s the case.  Vince isn’t going to bring in some high priced “talent” only the let them lose.  Let’s face it.  If Snooki wins it’s the WWE that will also be #winning (thanks to Charlie Sheen for that reference) as it will be covered on MTV, TMZ, ABC, ESPN and a bunch of other networks.  For all the other things that Vince McMahon is, he’s a brilliant businessman.

Not convinced that Ms. Polizzi is going to win?  I won’t go so far as to say I guarantee it (cause let’s face it… anything can happen in the WWE) but I think there’s some pretty compelling evidence from history.  Here’s a list of celebrities that have competed at annual WrestleMania events.  Check it out.

  • WrestleMania
    Mr. T/Hulk Hogan vs. Piper/Orndorff
    Mr. T and Hogan get the victory over Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. 
    Full event review
  • WrestleMania 2
    NFL vs. WWF Battle Royal
    Technically I suppose this would be a loss for the celebrities as Andre The Giant won the event.  That said, I think it’s fair to say that the most “over” folks in the match were the NFL guys.
    Full event review
  • WrestleMania XI
    Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
    Taylor gets the win over Bam Bam in what is generally considered the worst Mania in history.
    Full event review
  • WrestleMania XV
    Butterbean vs. Bart Gunn in a Brawl For All
    Butterbean (who I’m not sure I consider a “celebrity” either) knocks out Bart in 17 seconds.
    Full event review
  • WrestleMania 21
    Akebono vs. The Big Show (Sumo Match)
    Not sure there are any winners when you’ve got two guys in diapers, but Akebono gets the official victory.
  • WrestleMania 23
    Bobby Lashley/Donald Trump vs. Umaga/Vince McMahon in a Hair vs. Hair Match
    Bobby Lashley gets the job done as Vince gets shaved bald in the middle of the ring by the Donald.
  • WrestleMania XXIV
    Floyd Mayweather vs. The Big Show
    Floyd Mayweather knocks out the Giant.

So there you have it.  With the exception of a battle royal I can’t think of one time in history where a celebrity lost a WrestleMania match.  Still think Snooki has any chance of losing on Sunday?  Either way, it’s going to be a great event.  Bring on MANIA!!!

UPDATE 4.2.2018

WhatCulture Wrestling just put this video together which speaks to this very topic and has some additional matches since I’ve written this post

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3 Comments

  1. Pete Rose lost pretty hard when Kane tombstoned his ass – technically not a match though. But a huge surprise that Pete and Vince allowed that to happen.

  2. I thought of putting that on the list but kept it off cause of just what you said… not really a match. Not only did he get his ass kicked once but a couple of times. Ol Pete must have really been hurting for money… but hey, it got him into the uber illustrious HOF.

  3. NOTE: Snooki kept the celebrity streak alive at WrestleMania 27 and Maria Menounos won at WrestleMania 28.

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