38 Famous People That Appeared On WWE

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Jackass star Johnny Knoxville will be in the 2022 Men's Royal Rumble Match! Thus begins the "Road to WrestleMania!"

Johnny Knoxville celebrates on WWE Smackdown stage
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In honor of our "Road to WrestleMania 38," here's a list of 38 other celebrities that have appeared on WWE TV in the past:

1.Bad Bunny

Peacock / WWE

The Puerto Rican artist loves him some WWE and even made a music video with Booker T. He teamed up with Damian Priest to fight the Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania 37, and it might have been one of the best pro wrestling performances by any celebrity in their debut.

2.Ronda Rousey

Peacock / WWE

Pound-for-pound, just as good of a debut match as Bad Bunny's when she tagged with Kurt Angle to take on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. She had a great run in WWE and even headlined WrestleMania 35 as RAW Women's Champion.

3.Stephen Amell

Peacock / WWE

Best known for Arrow, Amell hit the ring in 2015 at Summerslam. And this was all before his pro wrestling TV show Heels. He teamed with WWE star Neville (now known as Pac) and got the win over Stardust (Cody Rhodes) and King Barrett.

4.Shaquille O'Neal

Peacock / WWE

The retired NBA superstar made his shocking entry at the Andre the Giant Battle Royal for WrestleMania 32. He has also had a long-going feud with the Big Show that has stretched back to the 2000s, so the man is not shy to the wrestling scene.

5.Jon Stewart

Peacock / WWE

The then-Daily Show ringleader hosted Summerslam 2015 and made a shocking heel turn (becoming the bad guy) to cost John Cena his chance at a record-tying 15th world title held by Ric Flair.

6.Rob Gronkowski

FOX

The future Hall-of-Fame tight end hosted WrestleMania 36, known as the "Pandemic Mania," and brought the Gronk spirit. He also appeared for the first time in WWE at a previous Andre the Giant Battle Royal...because of course.

7.Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian at WrestleMania

The reality show star served as a ring announcer. Kim K helped out on the mic like many other celebs at Mania in the past. WWE never fails to grab up celebrities that are popular at the time.

Peacock / WWE

8.Arnold Schwarzenegger

Peacock / WWE

WWE Hall-of-Famer Arnold Schwarzenegger is an O.G. when it comes to celebs making their way into sports entertainment. He has made multiple appearances and even backhanded Triple H.

9.Joe Manganiello

USA Network / WWE

In 2014 to promote the film Sabotage, joining Arnold was Joe Manganiello. He got in on the action of pushing around the Miz, because who wouldn't?

10.Snooki

WWE / Peacock

Snooki fought at WrestleMania 27 in a tag match at the height of the Jersey Shore's popularity. She won alongside all-time women's great wrestler Trish Stratus and fan-favorite John Morrison.

11.Hugh Jackman

USA / WWE

Everyone's favorite Wolverine has appeared on Monday Night Raw to help Zack Ryder (Matt Cardona). It's a shame he doesn't have the rights to just come out in full Logan cosplay.

12.Drew Carey

Drew Carey enters the Royal Rumble

Dare I say: the greatest Royal Rumble entrant ever? The Whose Line Is It Anyway? star entered the 2001 Royal Rumble and threw himself off before the Big Red Machine Kane could.

WWE / Peacock

13.Logan Paul

WWE / Peacock

YouTuber Logan Paul appeared in WWE in a storyline with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in the lead-up to WrestleMania. It all ended with Kevin Owens giving Paul a stunner, and the crowd went wild.

14.Cyndi Lauper

WWE

As far as WrestleMania is concerned, Cyndi Lauper was involved a lot with WWE on the music side, but her biggest moment was being kicked on the ground by Roddy Piper to kickstart his nuclear heat with WWE fans. Don't worry, they made up years later on RAW.

15.Mr. T

WWE / Peacock

I pity the fool that messes with T. The A-Team star main-evented the first ever WrestleMania by tag-teaming with Hulk Hogan against Roddy Piper and Mr. Wonderful.

16.Elvira

WWE / Peacock

The Mistress of Darkness herself made her presence felt at WrestleMania 2. She had a typical celeb spot by talking to Jesse "The Body" Ventura, but I would have preferred her Movie Macabre as a Mania segment.

17.Raven-Symoné

Raven-Symone at a WWE event

Much like Kim Kardashian, Raven served as a ring announcer and delivered the fantastic line: "I'm so excited, WOO!" I believe this was the peak popularity of the Cheetah Girls.

WWE / Peacock

18.Michael Che & Colin Jost

WWE / Peacock

Package deal for the SNL "Weekend Update" hosts, who entered the Andre the Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35. They hid under the ring, only to be tossed out by winner Braun Strowman.

19.Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali in a referee outfit

The Greatest graced WWE as a guest referee in the very first WrestleMania and even raised Hulk Hogan's arm as the winner of the main event. He even faced Gorilla Monsoon in a match.

WWE / Peacock

20.Honorable Mention: David Arquette (WCW)

TNT / Peacock

At the halfway point, it's important to note Scream star David Arquette won the WCW world title. Could you imagine if Johnny Knoxville ended up winning the WWE title? I'm sure the Internet Wrestling Community would adore that.

21.Floyd Mayweather Jr.

WWE / Peacock

The Big Show character apparently likes to beef with celebs. At the time, Mayweather Jr. was the biggest thing in boxing, and he had a brawl with Show at Mania 24.

22.Lawrence Taylor

WWE / Peacock

At WrestleMania 11, Giants star linebacker Lawrence Taylor actually main-evented on the big stage. He got the victory against Bam Bam Bigelow.

23.Snoop Dogg

WWE / Peacock

Snoop Dogg is no stranger to wrestling. From rapping his cousin and WWE superstar Sasha Banks out for her entrance to posing with Hulk Hogan, Snoop loves rasslin'.

24.Pee Wee Herman

WWE / Peacock

"I know you are, but what am I?"

Paul Reubens donned his Pee Wee persona on Monday Night Raw and had segments interacting with the Miz and eventually the Rock.

25.Steve-O

Steve-O screams in pain on his back in the ring while Umaga stands over him

Knoxville's fellow Jackass star Steve-O has already gotten his butt kicked by Umaga. Stay down, Steve-O! Stay down! Here's a hilarious reaction video of him recalling the events.

WWE / Peacock

26.Pamela Anderson

WWE / Peacock

Baywatch star Pam Anderson accompanied Kevin Nash during his entrance at WrestleMania 11. You may recognize Nash from films like John Wick and Magic Mike XL.

27.Mickey Rourke

WWE / Peacock

The Wrestler star himself attended WrestleMania 25 and stepped into the ring. He ended up knocking out Chris Jericho.

28.Machine Gun Kelly

USA Network / WWE

MGK performed on Monday Night Raw and got yeeted by Kevin Owens. He even recently appeared in a promotional video for WWE 2K22.

29.Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

WWE / Peacock

Joan Jett performed "Bad Reputation" for Ronda Rousey's champion entrance at WrestleMania 35. As expected, she rocked.

30.Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight singing at WWE event

WrestleMania IV featured one of the great voices of all time Gladys Knight performing "America the Beautiful." Plenty of talented artists have lent their vocals for this Mania tradition.

WWE / Peacock

31.Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha performs at WrestleMania

Bebe Rexha performed "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania 37 and even teased that she'd like to step in and wrestle.

Peacock / WWE

32.The Muppets

USA Network / WWE

Yes, I am counting The Muppets as celebrities. The whole gang was a part of a Raw "super show" back in 2012. You can imagine "cool" wrestling fans weren't very happy by the kid-friendly guest stars.

33.Regis Philbin

WWE / Peacock

Regis Philbin conducted a backstage interview with the Undertaker at WrestleMania 12. The crossovers in WWE are unreal sometimes.

34.Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek interviews wrestlers

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek joined Regis Philbin as a backstage interviewer for Mania IV. "What is: I'm going to pin you, brother!"

WWE / Peacock

35.Vanna White

Vanna White at WWE event

Wheel of Fortune royalty Vanna White joined the likes of Regis Philbin and Alex Trebek to make for a star-studded WrestleMania IV celeb crew.

WWE / Peacock

36.Betty White

USA Network / WWE

The late great Golden Girls star was a shining light wherever she went. Monday Night Raw was no exception. She co-hosted the show and had some endearing backstage segments.

37.Mike Tyson

USA Network / WWE

Mike Tyson had a big presence in WWE. Scrapping with Stone Cold Steve Austin, joining DX, turning on DX, and knocking out Shawn Michaels.

38.Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart talks to Adam Rose

Kevin Hart danced his way onto Monday Night Raw and spent time with superstar Adam Rose. He had a hilarious story about entering the ring by going under the second rope.

USA Network / WWE

What celebrity would you like to see step into the squared circle? Comment below!

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