WWE: 7 Times Celebs Looked Totally Awkward At A Wrestling Event
In the years since the demise of the Attitude Era, professional wrestling has been steadily slipping out of the mainstream…
In the years since the demise of the Attitude Era, professional wrestling has been steadily slipping out of the mainstream eye. The WWE has tried to combat this fall from grace with a variety of methods, such as by bringing back the stars of yesteryear, and establishing a significant presence in the world of social media.
But another tactic used in the struggle for relevancy has been the use of celebrity guest hosts on the company’s flagship television show, Monday Night Raw.
In some cases, it works; in others, not so much.
In fact sometimes these cameos are nothing short of disastrous. This article rounds up seven examples of celebrity personalities who were taken from their comfort zones and really made a mess of things.
7. Kyle Busch
One way in which guest hosts are often featured is in some sort of segment whereby they announce a matchup for later on in the night.
In which case, it’s probably a good idea to learn the names of the superstars involved in said matches. For one, it’s good manners, but also it suggests that you’re actually a fan of the WWE and not just a celebrity looking to plug your primary pastime.
Someone obviously forgot to tell this to Kyle Busch though, when he appeared on Raw alongside fellow NASCAR drive Joey Logano back in 2009. Busch made a huge blunder when he told Chris Jericho that he’d later be facing Kofi Johnston.
Of course he meant to say Kofi Kingston and he did correct himself, so maybe it was a case of nerves rather than a lack of preparation. Either way, it made for a particularly awkward moment and one that highlighted that many guest hosts aren’t even interested in the product to begin with.