10 Times Real Sports Stars Gatecrashed WWE
When real athletes met sports entertainers.
Sport is something of a taboo word in the world of professional wrestling. Scripted segments and predetermined results make the use of the word sport largely inaccurate, despite the incredible athleticism and conditioning of many a professional wrestler. This incongruence of course led to Vince McMahon coining the phrase Sports Entertainment, though thats a phrase that has arguably garnered just as much debate from both fans and critics alike. But no matter where you stand on the sports-entertainment spectrum, it must be said that the world of sports has had a rich association with the world of professional wrestling. Whether through guest appearances, publicity stunts, new-fangled Twitter wars or even full-blown wrestling bouts; for many a decade, sports stars have maintained a close involvement with their less-competitive in-ring counterparts. And while many cameos from non-wrestling personnel often yield cringes amongst fans (Jeremy Piven and Ken Jeong, Im looking at you guys in particular), sports stars seem to have the greatest track recordsno pun intendedwhen it comes to entertaining in the ring. So rather than ignore these sporting crossovers, this article remembers some of the best, taking a look at ten sports stars that got involved with the WWE.