The craze of WWE has crossed all borders and reached all the far-fetched lands. There is hardly any area across the globe that is left untouched by the stories of the professional wrestling industry. Stars from all across the globe have promoted the industry all the more with their mere presence.
WWE is on its way to mark a massive milestone in terms of inviting global celebrities. With WWE Crown Jewel going to Saudi Arabia, there are huge chances that the former Real Madrid megastar, Cristiano Ronaldo may grace the event. If it does, it won’t be the first time that a star will take away all the limelight from the other WWE stars.
1 day left for WWE at Crown Jewel where Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his appearance alongside John Cena. 🇸🇦🤼♂️ pic.twitter.com/bBNurYFa8v
— TCR. (@TeamCRonaldo) November 3, 2023
The creative team of the Stamford-based company is extremely farsighted. In order to increase the reach of the various events, they have collaborated with stars from other industries. Not only does this help in building a great storyline, but it also attracts the audience from the two industries to the ringside. Following are 10 instances where celebrities outshined WWE stars on various occasions:
10. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather has been one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Although now retired, he left a legacy in his name inside the ring. The ‘Pretty Boy’ also tried his hand inside the squared circle back in 2008, when he faced the Big Show. The WWE star shared a heated altercation with Mayweather in the ring.
Eventually, the two faced off at WrestleMania XXIV in a no-disqualification match. The boxing legend established his supremacy inside the squared circle too and emerged victorious. He made another appearance in 2009, leaving the audience all hyped up for another major match for the promotion.
9. Hugh Jackman
The WWE Universe could barely stand on their feet as they saw Hollywood’s Wolverine, Hugh Jackman, inside the ring. Walking to the ring in 2011 to promote Real Steel, he had more to give the WWE Universe. Following the legendary WWE tradition, he did not fail to leave the fans bewildered with his punch on Dolph Ziggler.
8. Snoop Dogg
Talking about global celebrities, Snoop Dogg has probably had the most visits inside the squared circle. His first appearance inside the ring came in 2008 at WrestleMania XXIV. This marked the beginning of his presence at the Grandest Stage Of Them All.
— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) April 3, 2023
Dogg later went ahead to grace WrestleMania 32 and then 39. Looking at his charming skills and impromptu improvisation, fans are bound to go gaga over “Snoopy.” A WWE Hall of Famer, Snoop Dogg has outshined many other stars inside the ring with his mere presence.
7. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Another megastar that has graced the WWE ring on a few occasions is bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger. He took his first step inside the WWE ring in 1999 when he was awarded a replica of the WWE belt by Vince McMahon.
— WWE (@WWE) November 11, 2021
However, this was not all. Arnold later made another appearance in the squared circle in 2014, thrashing The Miz with his jaw-dropping in-ring skills. Schwarzenegger left a deep impact on the minds of the WWE Universe, and as a result, he was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2015.
6. Donald Trump
The former President of the United States, Donald Trump, is an ardent professional wrestling fan. Consequently, he has made a few appearances in WWE, leaving the fans on the edge of their seats. Trump gave an interview at WrestleMania XX before getting involved in a storyline with Vince McMahon. The two feuded at WrestleMania 22 for the ‘Battle of the Billionaires.’ Though limited, his presence was enough for the fans to hook to their screens all the more.
5. Logan Paul
Logan Paul had been a very popular global figure even before he signed a deal with WWE. Being in the headlines for all the good and the bad, Paul had a lot of fans supporting him throughout. His charisma took over the WWE creative, and he was put in the top storylines in a very short period of time.
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) November 5, 2022
In 2022, Logan Paul earned a championship shot against Roman Reigns at WWE Crown Jewel. The fans and the WWE stars were impressed with the fact that The Maverick was able to achieve this opportunity in just his third appearances, while many others took years to achieve the same. However, he was no less than a jackpot for the WWE and fans loved to see his athletic skills during his matches.
4. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is a name known to all sports enthusiasts across the globe. He raised the bar for WWE entertainment with his presence inside the ring. His iconic segment alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV still lingers in the hearts of many fans. It was obvious that the audience showed up and cheered for the ‘Kid Dynamite’ during his presence.
3. Kim Kardashian
Being the heartbeat of many, Kim Kardashian graced the WWE ring back in 2008. Marking her performance in a beautiful green dress, Kim captivated the audience as a ring announcer. The audience went crazy as they saw the American beauty in green rocking the WrestleMania stage.
2. Stephen Amell
With a present fan base of over 6.9 million on Instagram itself, Stephen Amell is a global sensation. Best known for his work with ‘Arrow,’ Stephen seems to be an ardent WWE fan. He made an appearance at Monday Night RAW back in 2015, which eventually gave him a tag team match at SummerSlam. While the match wasn’t drop-dead impressive, Stephen was able to enthrall the audience after revealing his love for the industry.
1. Bad Bunny
Bad Bunny has a massive fan base in the WWE. Time and again, the Puerto Rican rapper established his name in the WWE. Not only has he left the fans excited with his songs, but he has also impressed them with his in-ring skills. Apart from Monday Night RAW, Bunny has graced the ring at Royal Rumble 2021 and 2022.
The King of Latin Trap has also been a proud holder of the WWE 24/7 Championship, which he owned with the help of Damian Priest in 2021. Two years later, in 2023, Bad Bunny was involved in a feud with The Archer of Infamy, letting the fans know about his love for professional wrestling.
The stakes of WWE sored to new heights after these stars graced the ring. With the company now bettering itself in every aspect, there is a huge possibility that other top names from various industries will walk down the ramp and leave the WWE Universe screaming on top of their voices in the upcoming times.