Professional wrestling, though still something of a niche entertainment spectacle, rides waves of popularity, and occasionally finds itself intertwined with the mainstream. When that happens, there's usually an influx of wrestlers making their way onto all kinds of different TV shows.
Given the success superstars like The Rock and John Cena have had outside of the business, and the fact that wrestlers have to learn scripts and display a semi-complex range of emotions inside the ring (which, believe it or not, includes more than just Ouch Ouch That's My Ankle and Please Stop Elbowing My Face), you might think they'd be capable of showing up on another TV program without making a complete fool of themselves.
And sometimes that's true. Kane was pretty good on Smallville. Triple H knocked it out of the park on The Drew Carey Show. And of course The Rock has been great on his Saturday Night Live appearances.
But what you quickly realize when watching some of them perform alongside actual actors is that they're not always up to the task. Hell, a lot of times that task isn't one any self-respecting human being would accept in the first place.
And sometimes that all adds up to an incredibly strange brew.
10. Booker T & Scott Steiner - Charmed
For those unaware, Charmed was a supernatural fantasy starring Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty as witches who use their powers to fight evil. Because duh.
Charmed was a cheesy, made-for-teens show that tried to take most of its cues from Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, but couldn't quite muster the depth or variety that Joss Whedon brought to Buffy.
But they sure brought the ridiculousness on a weekly basis.
In fact, there is nothing more patently ridiculous than watching Booker T and Scott Steiner pretend like they're falling into the depths of hell, which just so happens to be located underneath a wrestling ring. Yes, that's right: The road to eternal damnation goes through the squared circle.
In a plot that finds our three witch protagonists having to face off against demonic wrestlers in order to save their friend's soul from eternal torment -- seriously, don't ask -- Booker, Scott, and Buff Bagwell all get to spend some time suplexing and choking ladies who are roughly one-third their size.