WrestleMania and celebrities have gone hand-in-hand since the show’s very first incarnation, which featured a wide array of guest stars from Liberace to Muhammad Ali. Over the years that followed, a litany of celebrities have played a variety of roles in making WrestleMania a huge spectacle. They’ve been announcers, referees, interviewers, and a select few have even gotten into the ring. There have been so many celebrities tied to WWE that they have their own wing of the WWE Hall of Fame, and rightly so, because while there have been more than a few disastrous guest stars at WWE’s biggest show, quite a few of them have managed to create some of WrestleMania’s most memorable moments.
10. Snooki, WrestleMania XXVII
Okay, so the bar for celebrity involvement isn’t set that high, but be patient, we’re still relatively low on the list. And we have to give those who actually participated in a match a little bit of a bump, as in the case of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, a name you might recognize if you were one of the truly ridiculous number of people who watched the fake reality show (redundant, we know) Jersey Shore. Snooki’s match was controversial before it even got underway, as tag partner John Morrison allegedly was upset that WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus was chosen to fill out their team instead of his girlfriend, Melina, one of several alleged reasons why Morrison ended up leaving WWE later that year. The good news is, Snooki didn’t embarrass herself, and actually pulled off an impressive handspring elbow, which is really all you want from your celebrity wrestlers. Frankly, it makes her a more valid candidate for the Celebrity Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame than Drew Carey.